Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Evi's Fall Schedule of Shows



The textile artist and designer, Evi Araujo has done it again! My dear friend and talented doll-maker will be exhibiting her newest creations at two shows this November.
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The little "make-do" pictured above is set upon an antique hog scraper...the black crow and miniature pumpkin pin cushions were all designed and lovingly hand stitched and embroidered by the artist.
... And what about those little spiders you ask? Created and stitched by Evi ... formed from little balls of silk! So clever!
(please excuse the reflections...I took a "photo of her photo" as my scanner is not working!)




Nestled in amongst my white pumpkins, set upon the old tobacco netting, is a photograph of another creative product of Evi's imagination....
...hold on a minute now....



The first of the shows at which Evi will be participating is the Fall Craft Show in Paramus, N.J.
... I am hoping to attend and plan to take pictures to share...

Recently, Evi and her handsome husband Eb took a day trip to NYC and visited Tinsel Trading Company. Besides buying some wonderful vintage ribbon and accessories to use in her creations.....Evi found inspiration in the wonderful displays in the store window.



She returned home full of ideas and pulled out her old dress form (Hester).... put an antique silk jacket on her, draped old netting around her shoulders and fastened a spider web in the center. Then she took a black paper shopping bag and fashioned a crow's head to top it off!



With curled paper and buttons at her throat and an inverted black and white paper cone as a hat...Hester looks fetching with Little Trouble at her feet and CawCaw, her pet crow close at hand. Little Trouble is an unsigned pumpkin doll that Evi found on an antiquing trip out in Pennsylvania last year. Too cute!



The next show will be on November 14th and 15th and is sponsored by the Wilton Historical Society. This is a very high quality show with many of the best artists and craftsmen (and women) from around the country. I look forward to it each year as there are many beautiful objets d'art on display and I always come home with a treasure or two!
... and it gives me the opportunity to share lunch and spend some time with the girls!
If you are going to be in the area, you will want to be sure not to miss this event.
I will look for you there!

13 comments:

Elyse said...

your friend's work is looking very familiar to me. has she ever been featured in print or on TV? hmmmm?

come visit and see pretty shopping on cape cod.

xo

Theresa said...

Love the creative beauty of Evi:) Wish I lived closer and I would join the fun! Have a blessed day.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Thank you for telling us about all these fantastic looking shows... I SO wish I lived in your neck of the woods...but Texas is a bit far to just "jog" on over...( smiling ) ~~but I will be with you in spirit in all the shows you attend.~~


Rose~
http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

Miss Amy O said...

wow, that is one busy bee! her crows are just lovely.

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

oh how i would LOVE to go that show! Evi is just fabulous!!! thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline said...

It's funny, Laura, bu I find Evi's work very good but VERY scary and, I know that you don't do scary. Perhaps it's just me who sees the scary side to her pieces....probably !!!! XXXX

Fete et Fleur said...

Evi has a wonderful imagination!! What fun artwork! Hester looks creatively creepy in her new garb.

Wishing Evi all the best on her shows!

Nancy

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh how I wish we had those types of shows around here, but we don't... I will love seeing the pictures you take! Bisous... Julie Marie

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

It doesn't surprise me that Evi came away with great ideas from Tinsel Trading. It's a magical store. Wish I could have gotten there this Fall. Will try to make it to the Wilton show this year to see your talented friend!
C

Beth Gales said...

Love the talent your friend has! Fun pictures!

Allidink said...

That is SO cool! I wish I could go!

All the best,
Allison

Isabel said...

The Tinsel Trading is such a fun store! I used to live close to Paramus, actually my son was part of the Youth Habitat for Humanity in Paramus and we used to attend meetings there together.

I am putting this show on my agenda. I live about 1 hour away now, but will definitely love to attend and meet Evi and her work :)

xox

Isabel

Chez Zizi said...

How is the Paramus Catholic show? I just might have to go. I work in Paramus and it is not far for me.

Zizette