Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Help me name the Moose at the sale or comment on the blog!

Cole Here - I don't love the naming process of some of my creations!  Can you help me name this bad boy?

Sale info -  December 3 - 10-3 pm @ Studio Woo Hoo 
email for the address -

Come see us & the Moose at the sale!  We will be working, chatting, snacking and probably drinking a little! Join us for the merriment and get a little shopping in too! If you are not local check out our Etsy shop for a handmade gift!  Give Local Art for the Holidays!

Friday, November 25, 2011

One busy week of...

Darcie here...
All in one week we managed to fit in taking a class with Jacqui Beck at artEAST in Issaquah, Cole teaching a labyrinth class at St George's Episcopal, and attending an art party at The Annex in Seattle with Traci Bautista. All this and we worked in our studios too!

Sometime in the middle of the week we sweet talked my husband Rob into helping us in the shop with some ideas we had. To see what some of these ideas and some of this busy week of art  inspired, come see us at our Open Studio sale on December 3rd! We always love meeting you and hope to put one of a kind hand made art into some of your homes!
Email us for the address to our open studio sale...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Special Peeps!

We are thankful for all of you that have come into our lives and inspired us, loved us, laughed with us and supported us. So many blessings. You are all gifts along the journey!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Woo Hoo...2 Tattoos!!!

We have been talking about this for a long time. Both of us have wanted a tattoo before we even knew each other. One day at a Starbucks art business meeting Cole and I sketched them out and made a pact to get it done!

Our hubbies wanted to be there, so we set the date...Cole's Birthday! and headed out to Hip Hop Robot in Georgetown. G-town feels like our second home after the summer markets we did and the vibe we loved there. Hip Hop is a great shop with some very cool and colorful characters. Perfect!

Here we are at Slim's Last Chance waiting our turn under the needle with fruity drinks, chili, and the good company of our guys.

Our designs, finalized, we had them transferred to our skin so our artwork would be just as we wanted.

Cole went first. I watched her face to get a feel for what I was in for. No fear and No tears! Good job Cole! Now I have to be strong too or look like a wimp. Mikey is good at this. We were in the hands of another artist. He kept the tunes and banter rolling.

OUCH!!! Just kidding. Well, mostly kidding.

My session went pretty well too. We both said it felt a little like scratching a sunburn. After people telling us how painful it is, I like to think that we are just two tough mommas. We did it and we love out tats!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Mini-Show at Gallery 3

Cole Here -
I spent a few weeks gathering bits & pieces of small collage to create an interesting series of Mini's for the Gallery 3 mini-show! My sub-straits were varied and so fun to work on - film canisters, flooring samples, cigar boxes & ping pong paddles. Who ever said a collage should be framed up and under glass? The hardest part is - how do I get things to hang on the wall? Loads of time investigating at the hardware store.

Gallery 3
333 Meridian, Suite 103
Puyallup, WA
Tues - Sat 11 am - 5 pm
show comes down 11/29 so check it out!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Delving into Cole's Specialty

I had a day in the studio yesterday and tried my hand at funky bag making. Cole is the hands-down pro at this, but it was worth a go round just to see what it is all about. I had fun, but am reminded that sewing is NOT my first love. Either way, I did end up with a simple bag made out of a dinner napkin. Hey it was already hemmed...less sewing! After some creative folding and minimal sewing I added a few buttons and baubles. Last thing to go on it was a teeny tiny painting, and a strap made from a belt crocheted by my very talented daughter. With the added jeans pocket, the bag has 6 pockets in all. You can never have too many pockets! I now have a bag of my own to sport when I am on the town with Cole.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Day of the Dead Art Party

Cole here - unfortunately Darcie couldn't come party at Featherstone this month but she will be back for Funky Christmas in December. Another art Momma - Margaret joined me for this fun party! Corey came and checked out the fun too.

Goal of party - community - share a laugh, drink, food and art supplies! It is an amazing vibe and feel. I love the day of the dead theme and had pre-collaged some scull forms to be ready to paint at the party. Mine is the Specimen Scull & Margaret's is the Buddha Boat!
Here is what we all came up with - enjoy!