Lots of people, good food and music, and amazing artists. If you did not attend, you missed a fun party.Our featured artist was Vanessa Fox-Gruenwald of Laughing Fox Studio. I know Vanessa as she works at the MSU Extension Office. I kinda knew she was an artist, but I really found out when she brought her art to the shoppe. Here is what Vanessa has to say:
Multi-media artist and educator for more than 25 years, Vanessa Fox-Gruenwald of Laughing Fox Studio in Suttons Bay, Michigan is also a published, award-winning photographer and writer who incorporates architectural glass and clay with found objects from nature, junkyards, and recycle centers to create on-of-a-kind jewelry and art works that grace people, homes, and gardens across the country.For the 2010 kick-off Art Walk in Suttons Bay on Friday, June 25th, she will show her current work with a highlight on her collections of custom buttons designed to compliment the full range of artisan yarns available specifically at the Thistledown Shoppe. These miniature artworks are in high demand by fiber artists and are of limited availability.
We were busy and I just wasn't able to take out the camera. So, what you are seeing are the buttons Vanessa left with us for the next week and what I purchased from her.
Pins and sun catcher
Stop by the shoppe and to see her buttons and then visit her at the Leland Art Fair on July 10, 2010.