Sunday, June 29, 2008

strengthening our art understanding


The 5 of us Katie Weidenboerner, Abbi Peters, Christine Bressler, Brenda Nicklas and I learning about mosaics at Brenda Nicklas's Laughing Dog Mosaics in Sigel, Pa. She is an extremely talented artist living in the Pennsylvania Wilds Region.
Her Bio includes some very large commissions and awards in her medium.
She is the feature at the Flemish House Art Gallery for July/August.
www.laughingdogmosaics.com
We are wanting to continue our studio/workshop/class touring when our schedules allow.
  • Abbi is the new Elk County Council on the Arts Director
  • Katie is a reporter for the Courier Express
  • Chris Recreational Director of the Historic Johnsonburg Community Center
  • Brenda full time artist
  • and I well with being full-time coordinator and artist of The Flemish House

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Monday, June 23, 2008

HOOT!

The Johnsonburg Farmer's Market starts this Wednesday 3-5
in the Municipal Parking lot on Center Street(Rt. 219)
across from the JBG Senior Center.



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Contact Stephanie Distler for more info or if
you would like to set-up
965-2873 or 512-1209

www.myspace.com/johnsonburgfarmersmarket

Sunday, June 22, 2008

on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/user/stephaniedistler
My daughter and our good friend Krysta are both very active with the whole youtube thang so, here I am :0)
My dd is developing a promo piece for me as an artist and Krysta is writing the background music. I am very lucky to have such gifted people in my life :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Revamped Space

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DSC09339, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

The gallery is ready for the new artist and it's new face. We have been spending long hours getting it up and running like I envision with new paint, scrubbed rugs, beading supplies, sales area and signage. My next step is getting all of the Pennsylvania Wilds artists labeled with bios for right now until the branding is sent out to the participating galleries and shops throughout a 12 county area.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

loading up my shop


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I have been having fun putting gallery work into my ETSY shop!
Not only have I been placing work in the online shop but, painting, scrubbing and redoing my physical gallery!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ETSY YART SALE


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Yard/art sales are happening on ETSY!
Please check out mine on www.stephaniedistler.etsy.com
~enjoy

Friday, June 06, 2008

New Logo from talented graphics designer

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my new logo by:

Matthew Henderson
Traditional and Digital Artist
Specializing in digital 3D sculpting and texturing
deadsun [at] gmail.com
920-222-9271
mailto:www.matthewchenderson.com

He just completed this demo reel:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1250704928245847016&q=matthew+henderson&ei=PmJJSMHnDoTErwKTzpSjDA&hl=en

Gallery last June


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Last June I did a show at the gallery called Art in Beads, Art in Glass .
Brenda Nicklas was one of the artists. Here she is with Peggy Thompson discussing a custom order for a special anniversary gift going to Peggy's husband.
Brenda was just juried into the Pennsylvania Wilds and now can be featured in other Trial Partner galleries and shops throughout a 12 county area.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

New Earring listed on Etsy


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Brass is so much fun to work with.
These hammered hearts are 1-1/2" across.
~enjoy

Monday, June 02, 2008

Grandfather Redmond's WW2 Memorabilia


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We had a WW2 Day of Remembering
at the:
Johnsonburg Community Center
600 Market Street
on the corner of Bridge and Market off of Rt. 219
Saturday May 24th
12noon-6:30

Johnsonburg Community Hall activities:
Hall will be open and feature displays such as, photos, memorabilia, military items, home front displays of fads and fashions as well as music and entertainment of the era from local aficionados and veterans.
In the gymnasium, 1st floor

USO Canteen in the Coffee House of the 1st floor:
will have hostesses serving lunch and goodies

Flemish House Art Gallery
Art of the time featuring Neo-romanticism on display
w/ a meet the artist, gallery open house and artist demo with shop open.

ALSO:
JASD students power point project about WW2
Veterans and families will be in the hall to greet friends and community

SCHEDULE:
12noon to 3:30 pm- reception for families and veterans in hall----

12noon to 3:30 a sit down lunch from the USO canteen with faves of the military and home front

tickets at door for the Canteen!

Menu
3 meals to choose from including:
SOS, Sloppy Jo or Hot Dog w/ potato or macaroni salad along with a special dessert of your choice
WW2 Veterans provided with a complimentary meal

3:30 to 6:30
Hall remains open with displays and entertainment
USO will be open with baked goodies, snack and drinks

This was a phenomenal gathering and we are going to continue the event on Memorial Day each and every year. Next year we are going to feature another war and is now in the planning stages.
Thank-you all who participated!!!

Memorial Day Babies


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How was every one's Memorial Day? Yes... I do realize I am a bit late by like they say...........
We had a grand day at my home with DH's and my family.
I tried pulled pork sandwiches this year, yummmmy.
Here is the recipe:

Pulled Pork (Crock Pot) Recipe

1 day | 30 min prep | SERVES 10 4 lbs pork roast (shoulder or butt)

2 large onions
ginger ale to almost cover the roast
1 (18 ounce) bottle favorite barbecue sauce (I like Sweet Baby Ray's)
barbecue sauce, for serving (optional)

Slice one onion and place in crock pot.
Put in the roast and cover with the other onion, sliced. Pour over the ginger ale. Cover and cook on LOW for about 12 hours.
Remove the meat, strain and save the onions, discard all liquid. With two forks, shred the meat, discarding any remaining fat, bones or skin. Most of the fat will have melted away.
Return the shredded meat and the onions to the crock pot, stir in the barbecue sauce plus some more ginger-ale if you want more liquid. Continue to cook for another 4 to 6 hours on LOW.
Serve with hamburger buns or rolls and additional barbecue sauce. Any leftovers freeze very well.
TIP: freeze ready-made sandwiches - a scoop of meat on a bun, well-wrapped. These make a great quick meal or snack. To reheat, remove wrapping, wrap in a paper towel, and zap 1-2 minute in the microwave.
Note: Shoulder or butt are recommended because the meat shreds very well. Other cuts do not shred as readily. It is a fattier cut, but the fat melts away in the cooking and is poured away when you discard the liquid.
Note 2: I have an older, smaller crock pot. The above times work perfectly for me. But if you have a newer or bigger crock pot, you may need to revise times downward, esp. after the BBQ sauce is added. I think you need at least a couple of hours for it all to meld, but that may be all you need.

goodstuff...
~enjoy

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