Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ShuzyQ Pop-Up ~!

Join me on Thursday, December 20th
12 to 3 pm
for a Holiday POP-UP~!

I'll be bringing my new Alaska Home & Garden Banners.  Perfect to adorn a wall or hang outside in the garden.  All the images are hand-painted & printed on fabric.

There are 3 styles: 
Alaska Animals
South East Alaska 
Alaska Florals with Inspirational Words

I'll also have Shop Boy ornaments, handprinted glass items & fused glass jewelry.

And, you can also shop for some cool new shoes at

Monday, September 24, 2018

New Designs in Fabric ~

     Some time ago, I painted a series of images on cotton, sewed them together into a banner & used them at my booth during various events.  People always commented on the banner & wanted to buy a set of the images.  These images are specific to Alaska & the summer festivals / markets.

     BUT, how does one price a set of original paintings? It's a dilemma for many artists. How do you price your work fairly ~ both for the customer & the artist?  I couldn't & don't want to hand paint dozens of these on cotton.

     The solution, or at least something I've contemplated, is to have the images printed on 100% cotton fabric.  I tried setting up my designs as a self-lesson in PhotoShop, uploaded the finished art & today I received my 1 yard & a fat quarter fabric with my paintings.  

     Now to cut them apart & sew into a new banner of peace flags.

     Let me know what you think & /or if you'd be interested in a finished banner or yardage?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Join Me ~ First Friday September 7th

Tam Johannes
"Glass on Glass"
Cosmos, Tam Johannes, enamel on glass, 12" x 8" $160
In September, multimedia artist Tam Johannes will present an array of her current work using warm glass. Painting on glass is an experimental medium involving painting with enamels that are compatible with glass when fired at high temperatures in a kiln. Each layer of paint is applied, fired on, and then another layer of glass paint is added. Techniques such as sgraffito are also used to imply texture and depth. Three or more high temperature firings in a kiln are often needed. 

Tam's work is currently being shown nationally in the Peabody Essex Museum, The Worcester Art Museum, The University of California Berkeley, The National Museum of Women in the Arts Gallery and Christmas Catalog (Washington, D.C.). She has also worked as an Artist in Residence in a number of venues including the Anchorage School District and the Anchorage Museum.

It is always fun to see Tam's new endeavors. Her work is accessible and colorful. It is its own niche!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Glass On Glass

Please Join Me
February 9th at 4 pm for a reception at Jens' Restaurant
to debut my new work in 

Glass on Glass Painting

Friday, January 5, 2018

Alaska Gift Show ~ 2018

~ Join me at the Alaska Gift Show ~

I'll be there all three days to write orders for the spring & summer.
I'm discontinuing a number of items in my catalog & will have a
BIG table of cash & carry items at discounted prices.

See you soon~!