Saturday, May 10, 2014

On the Road - Craftopia - Pawtucket, RI

Ahhh, spring. Finally! What better way to welcome in the sun than with a show? Two weeks ago, I was excited to return to the halls of the Hope Artiste Village for the spring edition of Craftopia. It was my fourth time participating in this event and I was excited to see both old friends and new vendors at this Rhody show.
Craftopia - spring 2014
Twitch and Whiskers at Craftopia
Beep beep... tin car necklaces
It was refreshing to come out of winter hibernation with some new pieces. I brought a handful of new kitschy necklaces made out of vintage pinback buttons, and tin toy whistles.
vintage pinback button necklaces
vintage pinback button necklaces
vintage pinback buttons, tin whistles, and a tiny hinged purse
The distinct seasons of New England offer many opportunities to witness the beautiful extremes of climate and nature. Though you may catch New Englanders complaining about mounds of snow or the humid summers, deep down we love and thrive on these seasonal changes. Doug Hockman's careful eye and gorgeous fine art photographs perfectly captures this special corner of the world. Doug Hockman Photography's tranquil beach landscapes, stark trees in snowy fields, and closeups of rusted hardware in old industrial buildings have a beautiful stillness about them. Doug also has a series of abstract prints that are vibrant in color yet dreamy in nature. You can find Doug's prints, wood panels, matted works, and framed pieces in a wide variety of sizes and even grouped together in themed series. His work would be the perfect addition to any home or gift for the nature-lover in your life. Check out Doug Hockman Photography's website, Etsy shop, and Facebook page to see his gorgeous work and to find a listing of his upcoming shows.
Doug Hockman of Doug Hockman Photography
Ocean Waves - abstract seascape panels
A variety of wood panels by Doug Hockman Photography
I love making jewelry that you can interact with. Some playful  pieces went home with special friends. I even got to do a fun trade. I received a jar of amazing Cracker Jack toys and gumball machine prizes for a blinking doll eye necklace. Wink, wink.
game on! - vintage Cracker Jack pinball necklace
Cracker Jack pinball necklaces
An eye for a...jar of trinkets.
Cher - blinking doll eye necklace
Thanks to the wonderful organizers of Craftopia for a fun show! I look forward to seeing you out and about this spring/summer season. Here is where you can catch me:

June 14 - Arts Fest Beverly - Beverly, MA
June 29 - SoWa Open Market - Boston, MA
July 13 - SoWa Open Market - Boston, MA
July 27 - SoWa Open Market - Boston, MA
More dates are in the works!

Follow Twitch and Whiskers on Facebook and Etsy for new creations and updates.
Happy spring!

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