Check out our new signage!
Here is how one of the faces started. Table round from Home Depot,
plus a coat of white house paint, then acrylics and finally a UV coating.
Here's a pic from our buying trip this month in LA. We spent most of the day reading books and picking out our favorites to order for the shop. The booksellers made sure to feed us lots of chocolate and licorice to keep our energy up :-)
Here is Michelle, making valentine hearts for our window displays a few weeks ago out of craft wire and red yarn (video to come). Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
Thank you to Channel 6 and their "San Diego Living" program for featuring us in their "Eco Friendly Gifts" segment during the holidays.
We welcomed Tammy back for our annual Pottery Painting event this past weekend. It is always so good to see her! It was also good to see many returning families to catch up on what's new!
We love when our bags become canvases for creative little minds! Here, Matthew and his sisters create beautiful drawings on the gift bag for their friend.
We went up to the Laguna Sawdust Festival last weekend, and it was as great as always. It is inexpensive to get in, and there is an abundance of great artsy stuff to see, buy, eat, and enjoy. In one booth, you can make a pot on the wheel, and they fire it, glaze it, and ship it to you. Make sure you don't miss the AMAZING glass blowing demonstration, and the remarkable artist who sits through the whole day doing intricate mosaic tiling. The festival runs through August 31, and is only about an hour away.
We were voted "Still the Best" kids shopping this year by San Diego Magazine... after winning the title in 2012. Thank you to all of our clients who inspire us to continue providing a memorable neighborhood shopping experience!
This is our Hillside Artisans shop blog... enjoy!