Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ART JAM In Long Island
Art Jam Gals: Terri Ventura, Me, Pam Huntington,Suze Weinberg and Linda Ashton!


Over a month ago, my dear friend Terri Ventura planned an Art Jam event for a few friends at her home in Port Washington, NY (Long Island), which is a beautiful victorian, straight out of another time, the interior is a complete vintage museum, from almost every decade and her studio is even more amazing!





Notice the what I call, The Jars of Magic, in which Terri houses found objects in each one! Eye candy for the treasure hunter from tiny dolls to games pieces and jewelry bits, each jar is truly one of magic. After exploring her studio, each of us, spent some time looking at all her vintage pieces which could be found through out the house, from old metal lunch boxes on the stair case to dress forms which played home to all kinds of jewelry and fabrics.

Before starting our adventure, we munched on scrumptious treats such as cheese filled coffee cakes, cheesecake, cookies, coffee and tea. to charge our bodies for a day of artful fun. Terri provided each of us with our own jewelry holders, chains, bits and pieces, all vintage from her collection, everyone creating their own theme, I choose a vintage Prom meets Ballerina Theme which I will be wearing to Silver Bella in November.

Everyone's pieces were gorgeous, one lovelier than the next. From Suze's to Pams, Linda's, each were stunning works of art. There were even a few extra guests who joined in on the fun, inclusing my mom Joan and Terri's friend Laura!

After a fun filled day of creating, we headed to a wonderful Sushi restaurant and finished our night over Sushi, Tempera, Miso and fun.

The Art Ladies at the Jam each are a talent of their own:
Terri Ventura: http://dimestoedaze.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Terri is an amazing jewelry designer and artists who creates gorgeous vintage works. I'm proud to say Terri and I are flying to Silver Bella Together, along with Pam Huntington, all three of us with be gal pals over in Omaha in November.
Pam Huntington is a brilliant Artists who teaches workshops all over the country, including Artfest.
http://www.pamelahuntington.typepad.com/
Suze Weinberg, what can I say she is BRILLIANT, in every way, from her heart to her works! and her product line, is amazing, I love my melting pot, utee and beeswax, heck I love it all! http://suzeweinberg.typepad.com/ Then there is the amazing Linda Ashton.. as terris stated: "Milliner Extraordinare", her works are simply divine and one of her pieces will be in next years Home Companion as part of an Art Jam at Tinsel Trading, NYC. Stop on down to Tinsel to visit Linda!
Also, when you get a moment stop on by Teresa Mcfayden's site for Silver Bella info and to check out the artists who will be there teaching!http://www.teresamcfayden.typepad.com/silverbella/
Terri, Pam and I will all be vendors at the event. I'll also be hosting a pay and play at my booth, its going to be exciting, plus I will be there on my birthday and so will my fave: Mary Engelbreit, who is the inspiration behind what I do, I've been a fan since her first line of greeting cards, I must have been around 9 years old visit her site at http://www.maryengelbreit.com/
More on Silver Bella and sneak peaks soon!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

P.S. Here are some more fab pictures from the day:





18 comments:

dime store daze said...

Hey Lisa,
Thanx for all the great compliments..it was my pleasure to have you all in my home.. Lets not forget the BIG reason for the day was to brainstorm about OUR upcoming workshops right here in Port Washington..of course we will keep all your readers up to date on the fabulous Gal Pal Gang Happenings..
xoxo
Terri

Marie Antionette said...

Lisa,This was a fab. post.I love how she has all those wonderful things in her jars.And the photos of you and your group are fantastic too.You are a very pretty girl.I love your hair.BYW.the first pic. you saw was taken of me when I was 43.Thank you for stoping by.I always love visiting here.Hugs Marie Antionette

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there sweets,
you all look so cute.
what a fun weekend.
see ya soon
oxoxo,
jessi

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I`m asking to all the Bloggers to support our dear FRIEND Mandy!
Please do come over, and DO LEAVE A COMMENT!

Kisses
Debbie Moss

Thanks so much for your SUPPORT!

faerie enchantment said...

Hello all,
Thanks for visiting!
Marie Antoinette: Your blog is purely amazing, love visiting there, your latest post was wonderful, as always.

Scrappy Jessi, You rock, see you soon and Debbie, I just added my support to your blog!

Hugs!
Lisa!

Lola Enchanted said...

Looks like you had a good time!!! Her studio looks marvelous!

~dani~ said...

Thanx for popping by.. Your blog always makes me leave saying, 'I want to do more art"!! YOu have such a vibrant soul to you..love it! Hey did you and your Halloween ATC partners all swap? Hope you all take pics! ScrappyJessi sent me the cutest card!! She is awesome~
Dani~

~Izabella said...

sweet sweet beautiful you ;) love these photos~

looks as though you have been a busy bee~

xo!! ~Bella

bluemuf said...

Lisa, Your vintage prom bracelet is gorgeous. What a fun day you had. Thank you for stopping by.

Karen

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

great post!! looks like you had bunches of fun!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! hugs!! Britt :-)

Fete et Fleur said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time. What a treasure trove!

Thanks so much for the Birthday wishes.

Nancy

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Looks like n amazingly fun and beautiful experience ! How fortunate.
smiles
DarLy*~

Cottage Way of Life said...

That looks like so much fun. And what a studio! Wasn't it an inspiring thing just to be in that space?

-Sue

Paper Cat Designs said...

Oh those dolls, those cute, sweet, yummy dolls!! Love em!

Just a note to say thank you for your visit to my blog. I have something for you there. Hope you can come.

Have a beautiful day!

Cheers! =D
~Kellie

faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much everyone for coming by!
I'll stop on by Miss Kellie!
Hugs!
Lisa!

Gruvengirl said...

Lisa-
You mention Omaha in November... will you gals be teaching a class & if so, could you provide some details? I would love to go! Thx

faerie enchantment said...

I'll contact you and email you the details!
Have a magical day!

Omaha will be amazing!
Lisa!

faerie enchantment said...

I can't find your contact info when I click on your profile, email me at:
lisakettell@yahoo.com

Lisa!