Fuss It Up! Designs is a constant evolution of art, artists and creativity! It’s a place where those who appreciate art or need a quick gift can stop in and shop the boutique for an artsy, one of a kind item!
We have been so busy with the outdoor markets since the weather has warmed up… and some while it was still quite chilly!
Our Summer and Fall schedules are filled as well!
As a matter of fact, you can find us out and about most weekends from now until the
Christmas shopping season.
Fuss It Up! has added several new lines since last years market season but still
offers some of the same “fun, flirty & fabulous” finds…
all hand made, of course!
Artist Kelli Worth still offers her take on upcycled BLING…
including belt buckles, vintage FUSSED UP skeleton keys, upcycled copper and the
always popular soldered dominos, anagrams and typewriter keys!
Artist Angela Meijer has joined our team as visiting artist in residence
and made the FABULOUS market day aprons we wear!
Her artwork always has bright colors with heavy gloss and
takes you to another world! Her cards and art prints, including her
Pennies4Paris line, are big sellers… so get them while you can!
My artwork, Renee Mak, also contains bright colors intended to
get your attention and carries subtle undertones of peace, hope, love and happiness!
We always bring a wide selection of FABULOUS fine art merchandise to markets
including cards, prints, journals, jewelry and of course,
Another FUN addition to this years’ market season is
FABULOUS FACE PAINTING!
Please join us tonight and every Thursday night for the Valley Junction
Farmers Market or at any other upcoming Markets!
Future dates to be announced soon!!!
Each artist worked on a series of pages, individually, that were then added to the final collection… or book. Here is part of a short poem about the project and a “sneak peak” of the artwork from each artist. Please come view Project: Code Blue in person April 15, 2011 from 5 to 9pm at
Fuss It Up! Designs… Boutique & Art Studio!!!
|Cover Art by Abigail Livingood|
Sometimes the end of a project is only the Beginning
With apples and chocolate
I stumbled upon this workshop on color and really want to share it!
It’s put on by artist/blogger Bonita Rose and you can read all
about it on her fabulous Blog called
“A Life Unrehearsed”, which I LOVE!
She’s an amazing person.. which leads me to believe this eCouse will be too!
Not only do you get 8 weeks of inspiration but you also
get to become part of a community of artists that
sounds really amazing!
Here is a quote about this course:
“No matter what your hobby is,
whether it be drawing, sketching, painting,
scrap-booking, stamping, sewing, paper-crafting,
fiber arts, mixed media, beading –
this course will help you to stretch your own personal creativity!”
Hope you all join this…
Have a great day!
When I think of the color ORANGE, I always think JUICY! Haha…but here are a few fabulously fresh orange ideas to get you ready for the warmer weather! Enjoy…
Orange Vintage Acrylic Dome …
Matted Real Maple Leaf Inscr…
Zesty Pink Grapefruit Handcr…
Small Orange Yellow Red Sun …
LIMITED QUANTITY ORANGE Kits…
Original art block-Fuzzy Ugl…
Countenance Print 8×10
Vinyl Wall Decal Sticker Art…
Vintage Glass Candle holder
Hot Orange Silk Flower Stret…
Bowie Rock T-Shirt (Kids) Or…
Vintage 50s 60s Artist’s…
2 pcs Cushion Covers – Sweed…
iPhone Decal Sticker color O…
|Haha!! So glad you stopped by! Enjoy your weekend and have a great week!!!
We’ve had quite the busy week here at the Studio!
Monday was fast and furious as a friend and I went downtown to see two exhibits. First it was the Heritage Museum which featured select fine art reproductions from The Saint John’s Bible.
It’s the first illuminated, handwritten Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery in 500 years! My favorite things were the illustrations and how the artists used the colors blue and gold! You can see more at www.saintjohnsbible.org.
Our second stop was the IMAX theater and the Van Gogh film called Moi, Van Gogh!
Again, the colors where what impacted me the most!
Monday night was the third (out of four) studio night for a family who just wanted
to get together and paint. They came with their own supplies and
I offer guidance and inspiration.
I must say, I’m amazed at the progress and am excited to see
what they paint next!
(If this type of class interests you, just leave me a comment and we’ll talk!!!)
Tuesday brought together a small but mighty group of mixed media artists. (Yes… I’m one of them!) This is a highly inspired group on a mission. The end result will be shown off on April 15th at the historical Valley Junction Spring Gallery Night right here at Fuss It Up! If you’re local, you won’t want to miss it! Details soon!
Wednesday was my weekly studio painting day with the fabulous Angela Meijer! We had much to do as we are also working towards showing new works at the Spring Gallery Night!
Thursday also started fast and furious with a private abstract acrylic painting workshop for a mother and daughter!
This was so special and they had a blast!
What a great idea for Spring Break!
Thursday night paint group was also a special night for all of the young painters! Artist Victoria Gobel
led a “Pretty Self Portrait” workshop and the girls really did great!
That brings me to Friday… today.
I was so excited to paint and made myself get some much over due work done before I could start. It was really good to get the work done but now I don’t have time to paint!
Guess that leaves tomorrow!!!!
The weather is so nice… get out and enjoy it!
My overall vision for my new mixed media collage series became much clearer this morning…
so I finally decided on some collage elements.
Music has always been such an important part of my life…
and songs including scripture and uplifting themes always help
lift my soul!
And so… inspirational music has again found its way into my mixed media collage work!
I love magnifying the pages… making them so much larger then people expect them to be… it inspires me!
Let the layering begin!!!