Monday, September 19, 2022

C Stein's "Cedar Elm Roots" Photographic Art Print Selected to be a Part of Plantarium 2022

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From the Plantarium 2022 press release:

Gallerium Art Exhibitions proudly presents PLANTARIUM 2022 Smart International Online Group Exhibition. The exhibition has been opened on September 15 and will remain on view until October 15, 2022.

Plantarium 2022, an international juried dual art exhibition, represents plants and our deep roots and relationship with trees, leaves, flowers, and greeny grass on the planet earth.

Countries: 23
United States, Japan, Hungary, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, India, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Portugal, China (PR), United Arab Emirates, Romania, Spain, Sweden, France, Israel, Bulgaria, Iceland, Ireland, Russia, Malawi


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Eclectic Design Choices in Person Selling Events

During the next 30 days I have two upcoming in person selling events. If you get a chance, come out and say hi and see some of my new items.

On Saturday, September 17 I will be at Simply Divune Cafe in Pantego from 9am-3pm during their third Saturday brunch. Look for me under the front windows along with two other local artisans. At this event I will be bringing a large selection of my jewelry and accessory creations.

On Saturday and Sunday, October 8 (10am-5pm) and October 9 (10am-4pm) I will be a vendor at Artisans by the Trinity. This is also an indoor event. I will have a selection of my photographic art and jewelry creations at this show.

If you are ever wondering where you can find me or my creations in person, I try to keep my offline blog tab updated with that information.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Support Monarch Butterflies through Seeds of Spring Silent Auction

I am pleased to participate again in Monarch Joint Venture's silent auction fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser advance MJV's work in protecting monarchs and their migration, and collaborating with partners to deliver habitat conservation, education, and science across the United States.

For this auction I have donated a set of eight blank note cards that feature a photographic art image of a monarch that I created. The note cards are individually wrapped in a clear sleeve, along with an envelope. The bid price includes shipping to the winning bidder's address. As of this writing, the auction has only recently begun and already they have received the minimum bid.
The bidding closes at 8:00pm CST on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. There are lots of great items that have been donated. Please consider helping raise funds to support monarch butterflies by bidding on any items that speak to you.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wildflower of the Year (2022) According to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

This year, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has named blanketflower, or firewheel, its wildflower of the year. I commend this flower too. It bursts into glorious color (mostly reds and yellows) over a long period of spring and early summer across much of the United States. In Texas it can often be found covering large sections of open fields alongside bluebonnets.

I snapped several photos of blanketflowers when I visited the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a few years ago. To celebrate it being named wildflower of the year I created a couple of photographic art versions of one of the images. You can click on them for a larger view. Out of curiosity, which version do you like better?

Monday, January 24, 2022

Valentine's Day Gifts from Eclectic Design Choices

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I have a large selection of heart themed gifts for your Valentine. A sampling is shown in the image above. If you don't see what you want in either my EDCCollective Etsy shop or my EclecticSkeptic Etsy shop, contact me asap to see if I can create what you are looking for. If one of my ready to ship items catches your eye, you should still have a little over a week from the date of this post to purchase and have it shipped to you in time.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

New Year, New Exhibit - Birds & Bees

Actually the "Birds & Bees" exhibit began a couple of weeks before the new year, however I am just now getting caught up enough to share it with you.

Three of my photographic art prints were selected to hang in this exhibit. The exhibit is part of an ongoing Art Spots project by Tournique Art and the Mansfield Commission for the Arts. Art Spots are pop up galleries hosted by various businesses who love being a part of the arts in the community! This exhibit is in a public portion of the Texas Health Mansfield Hospital near the front entrance. The artwork will be up through Feb. 27, 2020.
Click on the images to see a larger view. These framed pieces are for sale and available to be delivered after the exhibit is over.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Eclectic Design Choices Will Once Again be Part of the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Shop

Last year the Happy Holidays Pop-Up went virtual. This year it will be back in person, however it is moving from its Downtown Arlington centered location(s) to Pantego. This year you will find my handmade creations, along with those of about a dozen other artisans, at Simply Divune Cafe.

The shop's hours and the cafe's hours are similar but not exactly the same. Simply Divune Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. The shop will not open at the crack of dawn like the cafe and many days it will be open for your shopping convenience through late afternoon. There will also be Sunday shopping hours when the cafe is closed.

On Small Business Saturday, November 27, from 9am-3pm, get a preview of some of the hand crafted goodies that will fill the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Shop this year. Even though this is a preview day, the unique creations on display will be for sale too. Pop in and purchase anything that catches your eye since many of our items are one or few-of-a-kind finds.

Happy Holidays Pop-Up Shop will be fully stocked and open beginning at 10am on Tues, Nov. 30, 2021 and remain open through Thurs, Dec. 23. Shop hours will be: Mon. 10am-2pm, Tues - Thurs: 10am - 5 pm, Fri - Sat: 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 1pm-5pm

You will find more information about this unique shopping opportunity, including some idea of the range of creations that each artisan will be bringing to market on the event website.