Since no one sent in any artwork this time around, you'll have to settle for some from yours truly! This is an ogam set that I made of driftwood from my favorite beach (aka my Manannan beach) which I collected during a visit there earlier this year with my friend/Grovie Brighde on her birthday. The breathtaking Manannan pouch into which they are happily tucked was lovingly handcrafted by Brighde herself, making this set+pouch very dear to me, indeed. :)
We have such talented folks in the Northwest Region! In this edition of the Blog, the Artisans Spotlight is on Brighde Indigo of Sierra Madrone Grove, ADF in Sacramento. Brighde says "These are devotional stoles intended for the Flamekeepers of the ADF Brighid SIG. One of the Flamekeepers said she wanted a stole to wear during her tending shift (every 20 days) but she didn't sew. In my persona as a seamstress, I make stoles for special occasions so I decided it was something I could do and also make them as my contribution to our fundraiser for the Solas Bhride shrine in Kildara, Ireland. These will be sold through the ADF Store for the special discounted price of $15 and the proceeds donated to the fundraiser. I should mention that stole C has already been spoken for. :-) I will also make these stoles (and other designs) for the regular price of $25 if you would like one for your own use or as a gift. Fabric is 100% cotton except for the trim. If interested, email me at <email@example.com>
Other Brighid devotees and ADF Artisans are also making items to donate....they should be in the ADF Store around mid-September, I think. This fundraiser would be a great way for ADFers to do their holiday and birthday gift shopping! (Shameless plug for which I make no apology!)"
Thank you for sharing your beautiful stoles with us, Brighde!
If you'd like to be in the next Artisan Spotlight, or would like to suggest someone, drop us an e-mail!
Since there were no art submissions in time for this first blog, we thought we'd share some of the talent that can be found among ADF's Artisans Guild; click here (ADF members only) or here (anyone with the link) to see an assortment of ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) made by Artisans Guild members.
We have quite a few talented artisans right here in the Northwest Region, and at least one is represented in the images at the link above; can you pick him/her out? :)
Send us your art! See below for info on how to submit your art for the next blog. :)
ADF NW Blog
An online blog/newsletter, created by and for the people of ADF's Northwest Region.