Saturday, May 16, 2015

2015 Lucketts Store Spring Market part 1

Oh, MY! My first market was today at The Lucketts Store Spring Market. I am new to this type of market, and it was so exciting to experience. I met great people there and saw so much fun & beauty. Met my art sisters, Carol & Bette there and had a delightful day walking around and having lunch. Made connections with sellers to learn about what they do and possibilities for working together. Just overwhelmed at just how freakin great this day was.

Started out heading Into the Market through Gate B. Meet some lovely ladies from up in Pennsylvannia while waiting in line. Saw the sweetest 11 month old golden retriever in training to be a guide dog/companion. He was just loving rubbing in the green grass. Must of felt good!

Headed down and met some gals from The Pink Cabbage - Gina, Tiffany & Jody. They had LOVELY displays.

Photo by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Display by The Pink Cabbage
photo by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Display by The Pink Cabbage

 

photo by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Display by The Pink Cabbage

 

I enjoyed talking with Heidi Beatty from Puddin' & Peanuts. She was eager & helpful to share information on where my moving mobile art might be well recieved. I could have stayed and talked with her and her man for the whole time, BUT there was MORE to see!I have more photos to share and stories to tell, but I am plum worn out from walking around the place. I think I will have more for tomorrow. I think I used up a good percent of my words for the week ALL IN ONE DAY!

Photo by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com



 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Be Brave Butter Knife Bracelet

This is the third be brave Butter Knife bracelet I have made. Seems to be a popular theme.

I am doing a random drawing for a custom imprint Butter Knife bracelet. 

Would that be something you might be interested in? If so, keep an eye on my website or my FB page for details on how to enter.

Please visit my Etsy site Please Pass the Butter to see my latest bracelets - 



Friday, April 24, 2015

Mobile Making Fun

I made this mobile last Fall and it looks so lovely in our living room.

Currently working on a a beach & jewelry inspired mobile for an upcoming sweepstakes. Keep an eye out for details!

Mobile by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com

 

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Gratitude Galore: My ETSY.com SHOP is now OPEN!

After lots of hammering, grinding, polishing, planning and more - my ETSY.com is finally OPEN! I must thank my sweet neighbor Naomi & my dear sister Callie for their help. Callie was instrumental in making this happen. At the heart of it all is my loving & supportive husband. Thank you for all your support, each of you. 

Please take a couple of minutes to go and see my butter knife bracelets on Etsy at PleasePasstheButter. And don't forget to tell your friends!

abracadabra butter knife bracelet

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wonderful Wisdom & Imagery

https://www.etsy.com/listing/72609937/soaking-colorful-print-by-rachel-awes?ref=shop_home_active_3
Soaking in the gift of my precious life. By rachel awes

I am in love with a new author and artist, Rachel Awes. Found her a while ago snooping around on Etsy. Just ordered a tee shirt and her book. When I went to her site (I had only been to her Etsy shop up to that point) and saw that her path and SARK's had crossed, I knew I had found a like-minded spirit. I love me some SARK. I keep copies of the book Inspiration Sandwich around to give to people when I make a connection with them.

Rachel Awes and her Etsy shop

I love her work. It has a feeling like my friend Kim Geiser (or on Facebook). Kim's line work is crisp and bold happy lines and encouraging sentiments. rachel's work is similar in spirit and bright colors to Kim's, but rachel uses line differently. rachel's lines are typically one width. And is visually light and playful. I love how a simple line drawn just right can capture so much. I love circles, but I love line just as much.

And the crazy thing is rachel just spent time with Kim recently! I had seen pictures is a recent gathering with Kim on FB and didn't make the connection until I messaged with rachel and telling her how much I loved her work. Crazy small the world is some times.

 

 

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

ThrowBack Thursday - Mom's Birthday Party in 2013 - TBT

I threw my mom a Birthday a Party over at "My Happy Place". It was quite a hoot!

There were mini sombreros...

Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
There was a 6 and a half foot long gecko and a giant egret. Not to mention some fun friends...
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Playful, colorful centerpieces and table decor.
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com

 

 

 

 

And there was homemade tres leches.
Taken by Chelsea Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com
A good time was had by all!

 

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015 - MY Year of 'Taking It Further'

I have declared 2015 to be my year of Taking It Further.

Taking my mobiles further, expanding my workspace, visiting Italy again, creating my brand and I am sure there will be other examples of how this declaration applies. Here's my doodle about it:

2015 Declaration by Chelsea Sparks Weiss of www.ChelseaSparks.com

Look for a Spring Promotion

*Random Drawing* for a free made-by-me mobile.

how exciting!