September 28, 2011

New porcelain by Vanessa Villarreal

small grouping of vanessa villarreal's porcelain cups -photo artstream
We are so pleased to introduce Vanessa Villarreal to our line of one of a kind ceramics here at artstream. Vanessa hails from Arizona and her work tells stories of the quiet kind. They fit the hand perfectly and each feather is unique. Small dipping dishes, luncheon plates, two sizes of cups and a large platter fill out the line. She also has the beautiful little vignettes I have posted here already. Too sweet!

September 23, 2011

New Jenn Ski Placemats in the shop!

Beautiful new placemats in the shop by Jenn Ski. I seriously am in love with the pattern and colors of these! A little bit about their cool eco vibe as well:
Made of : -80% Ecotec, recycled yarn made from excess cotton fabric from industrial clothing manufacturers -20% is made from recycled plastic soda bottles  --- best part for me? Made in NH!!!
Happy weekend all!

September 21, 2011

Quilting Bee by Kathreen Ricketson

Was really excited today when I opened my mailbox - a big box filled with books to peruse from Chronicle books.  First and most exciting was from my friend from Whip up, Kathreen Ricketson. Her new book Quilting Bee which may I begin with the gushing over the cover. It's beautiful. Once you hop into the first pages you notice straight away that the cover lies flat. Bravo! Nothing works better when using a book at a sewing machine than this little feature.
Inside you will find lovely projects in quilting that are not only modern and unique in pattern  but really achievable for most crafters. The idea of using up "little bits" of fabric and fat quarters appeals to me.  I am often overwhelmed by quilting patterns and  must say that this book with it's clear instructions and fabulous photography put me right at ease.
The Sunny Day Mat was really my favorite project and am thinking that might be a sweet little gift for a little someone I know!
Want to see more?  Click through here!.  Notice the Liberty book up there on top? More on that coming ...

September 14, 2011


The past Saturday night's reception for Play/Art/Toy was so much fun! Will let the photos do the talking. Thanks to all who came out and supported this great evening... all works are available in the shop - except of course the ones which have already gone home with new owners.

September 09, 2011


Jerry Glynn by artstreamstudios
Jerry Glynn, a photo by artstreamstudios on Flickr.

Artist reception is tomorrow night from 5-7 p.m. Full of fun, surprises, special cupcakes and a whole lot of beautiful art.. Stop by for some good times! Part of our monthly Art Stroll, so there's more than just our fun and games going on.

September 08, 2011

Meryl Truett's workshop

Just a delayed posting for the piece which my daughter Chloe made in Meryl's workshop this summer. She mounted it on an old trivet and it now proudly hangs in our kitchen.

September 02, 2011

Last days for Out of the South

Today I was greeted by a small beautiful arrangement given to us by Studley Flower Gardens here in Rochester. Check out their site - (created by us here at artstream) it's full of beautiful plants and flowers along with ideas for what they can do with your landscaping! Thanks Molly for the beautiful arrangement!

Out of the South has been a wonderful show this summer, big thanks to Meryl Truett who curated and all the artists who were a dream to work with. Truly great! We are looking towards our fall schedule here and next up in September is Play/Art/Toy - stay tuned for some peeks from this fun filled show! Here's to a last blast of summer this weekend, enjoy!