Monday, October 6, 2008

Fine Art and Furry Friends Festival

The Fine Art and Furry Friends Festival
4030 East Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
(Bella Angela Plaza 40th St & Bell Rd, North East Corner)
October 25th & 26th, 2008 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hello Friends!
We at The Fine Art and Furry Friends Festival would like to let you know about our event and would appreciate any aid you can give us in spreading the word for a good cause.
The Fine Art & Furry Friends Festival is a new event meant to Support Community Enrichment and Connect with Local Artists, Students, Area Small Businesses, Pet Lovers, and Animal Rescue and Wellness Organizations.
Local Support is as Important as ever in a time where our Economy is struggling, many people are out of work, and foreclosures are causing families to leave their pets alone in abandoned houses. Please join us in Supporting our Local Friends by buying at home this Holiday Season and not from the big box stores that sell only imported goods and consider giving a gift of a Rescued Pet at The Fine Art and Furry Friends Festival. Let’s make this event Unique and Exciting!
Bella Angela Plaza shopping center merchants such as Beans, Books, and Barks, Scala’s Italian Ice, One Step A Head Salon, Rosati’s Pizza, and Postal Palace will be hosting the festival, taking the initiative to bring together community awareness and loyalty in supporting Local Business, Arts, Animals, and the U.S. Economy. In an additional effort to promote local arts and art education we will be holding an area High School Student Art Contest and a portion of vendor fees will go towards awards. As many of us are pet lovers we have also dedicated festival booth space to animal rescue and Wellness organizations that may be accepting donations and offering pet adoptions or information. We are confident that the Fine Art & Furry Friends Festival will attract patrons, art connoisseurs, and animal lovers from all over Phoenix, anticipating that they will find interesting and high-quality art, friendly local merchants, and activities to delight their senses.
Goals: Fine Art & Furry Friends Festival *Support community development and connect with local artists, students, area small businesses, pet lovers, and animal rescue organizations *Aid in our struggling economy and off-set raising gasoline prices by offering only Locally Hand Made goods by the Artist *Bringing attention to the Festival Hosts aiding loyalty to small local businesses, boosting the U.S. economy *Promote Local Arts and Art Education through an area High School Student Art Contest *Bring awareness to the Animal Rescue Organizations of Arizona *Promote Community Involvement with exciting activities and awareness *Bring Quality Art to the Local Community

Doggie Costume Contest ($5 entrance fee goes to Animal Organizations)
Face Painting
Bicycle Safety
Games on the Beans, Books, & Barks Dog Patio
Area Student Art Contest
Kids Art Station

Some Exhibiting Artists:
Incognito Designs by Holly Carter
Dew Drop Glass Studio by Adiel Garrison
Cruces De Mi Madre by John Alejandro
Stained Glass by Vicki Leigh
Angela’s Art by Angela Everts

Dog-On-It Training

Animal Rescue and Wellness Organizations:
National Canine Cancer Foundation
Hacienda de los Milagros
Altered Tails
Heart to Heart
Boxer Luv
Cactus Corgi

Thanks for your help and we hope to see you there!
Holly Carter (Event Organizer)

Monday, July 28, 2008

I am currently launching a new website so please keep an eye out for updates on

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hawaii - Photos for sale

Now that I am back from Beautiful Hawaii,
I am in need of Financial Enrichment, therefore if you would like prints of any of these photos, please contact me and we can discuss size and price : mailto:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Great New Natural Fiber

Many of my hand felted wool pieces are made with a Merino Wool/Tencel Blend. I thought I would post some information on this great new 'Man Made' Natural Fiber. I did a search for a few websites that had information on what Tencel was and these are some informative sites :

Here are some excerpts from these sites, but please visit them for more detailed information.

Eart is made from cellulose in wood pulp, which is harvested from tree-farmed trees. Cellulose is the natural polymer that makes up the living cells of all vegetation. The tree farms have been established on land unsuitable for food crops or grazing.
The fiber is produced via an advanced 'closed loop' solvent spinning process, with minimal impact on the environment and economical use of energy and water. The solvent used in the process is toxic but 99% is recovered and continually recycled. Production plant emissions are significantly lower in comparison to many other man-made fiber operations.

The closed loop process process used to manufacture lyocell fiber does not require bleach, which is commonly used in the production of other fabrics. Tencel/lyocell products contain no free chlorine and are sold as "TCF - products". The European Union awarded this process the Environmental Award 2000 in the category "technology for sustainable developments".

Silk Road ,developed by Tencel, Inc for Lyocell fibers, is the first new fiber in 30 years, and being made of wood pulp cellulose, it is the first new natural fiber in a lot longer than that.
Tencel is a manufactured fiber, but it is not synthetic. Tencel begins with cellulose which is processed with a non-toxic, recyclable dissolving agent, most of which is recycled back into the fiber manufacturing process.
Tencel can be woven in 100% tencel fabrics, or blended with other fibers. Like other natural fibers, tencel is naturally biodegradable. Tencel is yarn dyed and absorbs colors much better than most other fibers, and it is particularly striking in deep tones, taking on a jewel-like appearance. Tencel is a stable a fiber as silk and better than cotton or linen. And it feels like nothing you have ever touched - it both feels and looks sensuous.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Why Not be Different!

When viewing some of my work many people ask 'why Back of the Neck pieces?'.
Well, why Not?

Why be like everyone else?

Diversity, an Expression of Creativity, isn't that what art is all about?

So you may think its strange, I find it to be rather Sexy.

More Art should be Sexy!