Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spikey Heart

This 3" artdoll continued to create herself in the 'building' process. Her faux Quartz face is one of mine, utilizing fabulous transparent pc as one component to get the depth and feel of stone.
Many different stitches, seeds, semi-precious stones, Bali silver and of course the dry felt embellishing all sing together in this piece.
If you want one of my copper hammered stands for her please ask and we will talk about price.
A simple one can be made for minimal cost.
They are 3-D fiber art to be viewed as a piece of sculpture in a prominent place of viewing showcasing stitches and technique.
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For sale on ETSY

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Me in the Gallery

I am in the corner, lol... This is what I have been doing lately. Quite a few new pieces for the Spring using Jaspers, Agates, Ocean Jasper, etc.
photo by Bill Warmbrodt
These are some of the beads I bought in Florida around Winterpark or the Orlando Area.
I spent way too much money and bought quite a few flowers and leaves made in stone and Czech glass. I created 3 neckpieces out of these Jasper flowers using seed beads for one, Creamy Agates for another and an Aventurine.
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This is the next combo...
work from March 08 for gallery and etsy1
here is the one with the Agates
Some new pieces and some are on or will be on ETSY
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a dove brooch

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

New Brooch listed on ETSY

I did 3 of this type of felt brooch and each one is different.
I am starting to put in some of my antique/vintage/retro button collection in my jewelry and embroidery work.
My button collection is huge and everywhere between my house, gallery and studio.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Chalkboard in my kitchen

Chalkboard in my kitchen, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

This is so very true.
I keep a chalkboard in my kitchen/dining room for menus and inspiration.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Pat Eckstrom- Featured artist for March/April/May/June

BradfordArtistOpenhouse0591, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

Pat Eckstrom

a r t i s t s t a t e m e n t

It is not the forms and shapes that are most important to my work, or rather the shadows they cast, the color that resonates from a cherished experience, a piece of paper; strong but, as light as air; or a shard of stain glass cast aside from imperfects, but, prized for it's contribution in light to my overall image."


Can you believe it!

Florida 08114, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

It just amazes me that 3 weeks ago I was in Florida with 85 degrees and sand between my toes :0)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Larissa's Oatmeal Birthday Cake

addition to birthday1, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

Oatmeal Cake
Recipe of the week:
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown
1/2 cup butter
1 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
some fresh grated nutmeg in the batter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla


3 tablespoons butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Pour boiling water over oatmeal.
Set aside to cool.
Cream sugars and butter.
Add: oatmeal, flour,soda,cinnamon, eggs, vanilla.
Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes in a greased and floured 9x13 pan.
Make icing.
Mix all icing ingredients,and spread on hot cake.
Put under broiler for a few minutes til bubbly.

****It was so very good!!! The brown sugar butter glaze with walnuts and then put under the broiler is genius ;) I am serving it at the Kaffe Haus on Wednesday...yummmmmm

Civil War Bean Dinner 2008

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Monday, January 28, 2008

Annual Civil War Bean Dinner

REVIVAL of the Historical JBG

Civil War Bean Dinner

As originally served by the Women’s Relief Corp to Benefit Civil War Veterans in the 1920’s

February 21st

4:00 ‘til 6:00

COST: $6.50 per dinner


The Historic Johnsonburg Community Center Gymnasium

Sponsored by: Recreational Board/Arts and Culture Committee


Home-made baked beans, cornbread,

Hot and cold potato salad, apple sauce, bread & butter pickles and molasses spice cake w/cream


-A special remote from WLMI of Kane

~Speakers Larissa Distler (media arts & her Documentary on Johnsonburg) and Georgeanne Freeburg along with other special guests with Civil War memorabilia

~A Civil War display in the Gymnasium coordinated by Georgeanne Freeburg for all to view

****Reservations for large groups requested

To Benefit

Johnsonburg Community Center Restoration


The rebuilding of the

Decker Memorial

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Does anyone know anything about this wooden form?

circular wooden form 2, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

It is about 2 ft. in diameter and very well made. We have 2 of them in the Kaffe Haus that were found in the check room on the 3rd floor of the historic Johnsonburg Community Center. There are lots of thoughts on the what of this piece. I just love the architectural addition to the space.

alumni brunch 22 sept2

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Talented Fiber artist on Etsy

tomato pin cushion, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

My dd opened up an etsy shop! Too much fun!

She has been making her own felt for a few years now.


Larissa's work

Larissa's work

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pat Workman

front of large postcard, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

Artist at the Flemish House Art Gallery all of January and February with opening reception January 12th, 2008.

back of small postcard

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Santa Groupies

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It was awesomely packed for Santa on Saturday December 1st in the Johnsonburg Community Center gymnasium.

more pics can be found on my flickr

Saturday, December 01, 2007

New pattern in a fun shawl

Gallery 27 0712, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

Lion Brand yarn has a great site that I culled this pattern from.
It is very easy and quick
Scribble Scrabble pattern It is for purchase in my Flemish House Art Gallery, 600 Market Street, Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845

New framed pieces

Gallery 27 0717, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

I have been using prismacolor pencils and have fallen in love with them!
Here are 4 'cuppas' that I recently framed for the Gallery to go along with the Coffee House theme being set by the new ......ummmmmmm.......Coffee House opposite my gallery :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Market was a Grand Success!!!!

taken by distler during the Market
Holiday Market 0725, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

The first Holiday Market in the Historic Johnsonburg Community Center was full of energy with the different flow brought to them by the artists, historians and culinary experiences. This is a formula that is perfect for the building and the town with the 'Community House' having it all.

Pictured above is Colton Delong with his 'live art' piece featuring his ever flowing random styling paired with a designer sense of color, texture and movement.

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taken by distler during the Market

The Memory Gallery is a history of Johnsonburg and Elk County in the 2nd floor of the building with an ever changing display cared for by curator and historian Georgeanne Freeburg

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taken by distler during the Market

Our Johnsonburg Area High School French Club provided soups, breads and other baked goods on this crisp Autumn Day. They sold out!

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Pat Eckstrom mixed media artist from Bradford with Hope and Katie Weidenboerner(Katie is the featured artist in the Gallery Nov/Dec)

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Colton Delong and Cameo Parana our student artists

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Rocky Holland and wife Marcy

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Andrea Parrish

and some of the talented artist that were available

more pictures can be found here on my flickr:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Holiday Market & Flemish House Art Gallery Openhouse

At the Historic Johnsonburg Community Center

Saturday, November 17th, 10am-4pm

600 Market Street

Here is the updated list as of today for the artists :

  • Rocky Holland of Kane with his nature photography
  • Chris Bressler of Johnsonburg with hand painted and embellished furnishings
  • Joshua Floyd Pottery from Smicksburg
  • Andrea Parrish’s photography framed and smalls
  • Pat Eckstrom’s original paintings, framed paper botanicals & built paper dioramas
  • Shay Payne’s acrylics, creative clay, intuitive drawings
  • Bill Warmbrodt of Northern Exposure regional photography
  • student artists Colton Delong and Cameo Parana with performance art and demos
  • Katie Weidenboerner, Stephanie Distler, David Kuntz, Jack Northrop, Grover Slater, etc. in Gallery & Coffee House or

    + ANTIQUES ~ Gallery Christmas Openhouse w/ a Meet the Artist ~ Soup Sale to benefit French Club’s Quebec Trip ~ ethnic displays ~ local organization displays ~ live art ~ Christmas tree contest ~ food sales ~ and so much more!!!!

    ****Come for all your Holiday needs from ordering Christmas cookies to that special gift!

    ~Thank-you Domtar for the page ad in The Johnsonburg Press!!!!! It was absolutely wonderful!!
    Featured Gallery ARTIST: Exhibition by Katie Weidenboerner "Transient Moments"

    [tran- zhuhnt]
    1. Not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.

    2. Lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary.

    "Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here
    Walker Evans

    *prints available

    ~Weidenboerner will also be in Gallery on 2 other dates listed below.

    -Meet the artist----w/ Holiday Market & and Gallery OPENHOUSE Sat. Nov 17th 10-4
    -Meet the artist---- w/ Visit with Santa and the parade at the Community Center December 1st at 6:30pm
    *The Gallery also has fiber art, art glass, turned wood bowls, note cards, jewelry, wire art, beading supplies, ornaments, antique and retro buttons, etc. etc
    The Market then will be a mainstay at the JBG Community Center from 3-5 on Wednesdays on the 1st floor in the Coffee Shop and new gym; dates TBA every 2 months.

    Here is a description of the exchange students that will be available also with set-ups and talks along with the French Club soup sale:

    The French Club of Johnsonburg Area High School will be conducting a fundraiser at Saturday's event to help with the cost of their trip to Quebec in April 2008. $5 will buy you a bowl of whole grain soup, home made bread, coffee and a dessert, which will really hit the spot on a crisp, fall day. Orders will also be taken for the packaged soups, which are all natural and whole grain. These soups make a perfect addition to any pantry and also a perfect Christmas gift. Plan to have your lunch on Saturday at the Historic Johnsonburg Community Center and help out the French Club, too.

    Two foreign exchange students will be present at the community center on Saturday to talk about their country and culture. Sanja from Montenegro attends Kane Area High School, and Noman from Afghanistan attends Johnsonburg Area High School. Both students are in the United States through the organization American Councils for International Education,whose purpose is to promote international and cultural understanding through one on one exchanges with the youth of each country.
    This is just the beginning of many wonderful happenings in the future with the The Town, Johnsonburg Community Center and Gallery!

    Thank-you for all of your support!

fresh squeezed on a Sunday morning with Biscuits , ham and eggs

My lovely dd and her db had a grand time squeezing oranges for our Sunday brunch w/biscuits, eggs and fresh ham.
I picked up this great juicer at a recent church bazaar at the Swedish Mission Church in Ridgway, Pa. We got there about 6:50 and then after we put back our treasures went to have an all you can eat pancake breakfast also there, funstuff.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Weidenboerner show all ready

Tonight is the reception!
She has worked very hard at making this a memorable event with a slideshow and some interactive aspects along with her socially timed photography. Many are invited and will leave with more than what they came with.


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