The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is taking a census of artists and creatives as a part of Artists Count.
We are asking all area artists and creatives to take a survey about their workspace, living space, financial viability as artists and what they need to thrive in St. Louis.
This census will help us understand the creative ecosystem in St. Louis. It will also guide RAC in its support of artists and the development of future policies.
Added by Sarah on June 19, 2012 at 4:31pm —
Well I'm Back and Creating with a Vengeance !!!!!!!!!!
I can truly say the end of 2011 was Great and…
Added by Allison B. on April 3, 2012 at 11:32pm —
The Season Has Begun !
Well, I have started the "Season of… Continue
Added by Allison B. on September 8, 2011 at 9:24pm —
Week Nineteen Smells Like a "Rose"
Well I'm back from Detroit and it's time to get back to designing. I have to admit I had a bit of a bus man holiday because while there, of course, I worked on a couple of pieces. This bracelet was one of my favorite so I thought I would feature it for this Week's Challenge. I really liked the color combination of pink / pale rose and copper. I already have 2 orders for this one. It feels like… Continue
Added by Allison B. on August 24, 2009 at 9:31pm —
So Much to Do......
So Little Time!!!
I have come to the realization that TIME moves far faster than I can. I can't believe that we are almost half way done with August already. I had to take a little break after the Big A$$ Indie Art and Craft Show. It was great and a whole lot of fun! The next shows coming up are the "St. Charles Mosaics Festival of the Arts", St. Louis Hills"Art in the Park", Green Craft… Continue
Added by Allison B. on August 10, 2009 at 9:03pm —
Wow the Beginning of the "Fall Show" Series.
Well, the notifications are coming in and I feel very excited about this 2009 Fall - Winter show schedule. As all the information comes in, I began to think to myself "Wow, now I have to create work to sell at all of these events. I must say it's a little crazy but it's a challenge I'm will to take. This week I'm previewing some of the bracelets that will be for… Continue
Added by Allison B. on July 26, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Week Sixteen finds me
"Back in the Metal Again"!
Well everyone it time for me to get back to my love for the Metal. I have been wanting to start working on this new line for a long time and I finally started getting it together. This is the first installment of my new "Trinkets & Tokens" metal line. This line gives me the chance to explore the use of simple shapes & delicate fretwork with decorative chains, beads… Continue
Added by Allison B. on July 20, 2009 at 9:34pm —
Week Fifteen !!!!!
I Love Learning....
I love Free Classes and learning something new!!! At my wonderful job. ( I must say!) my coworker Mariah taught a class that showed us how to create this fun bracelet. She calls it the "Wagon Wheel" bracelet. I changed it up a little by using drops in my design. Mariah says I always try to go a step further and play with the designs she teaches. I feel that the things they teach us jump… Continue
Added by Allison B. on July 12, 2009 at 10:37pm —
Week Fourteen Has a
Well it's Week Fourteen and I have to start getting ready for upcoming shows. I have a show coming up this month at Mad Art Gallery here in St. Louis. It's called the Big A$$ Indie Art and Craft Show. I wanted to introduce some of my newer designs here at this show so I have to "Get the Cracking" on new designs.
At my place of employment there is always something new to learn. I would like to… Continue
Added by Allison B. on July 6, 2009 at 9:07pm —
Week Thirteen All Ready!
Well Hello Everyone!
I must say that staying dedicated to creating is tougher than you think. For me, it is not finding new things to create. I have soooooooooo many ideas I want to work on that it is driving me crazy! It is more of the problem of FINDING THE TIME TO CREATE. I have taken on a second job as an art counselor and I still have my job at the bead store as well. And I have just… Continue
Added by Allison B. on June 21, 2009 at 11:14pm —
Hey I made it past Ten Weeks!!
I'm sorry I'm sending this blog entry on Monday instead of Sunday but I had to get ready for my new summer job as an Art Counselor at Laumeier Sculpture Park here in the St. Louis area.
Well it's Week Eleven and I have been working one a lot of bracelets lately to get ready to launch my new sell site for my bracelet line. It's always fun for me to work on… Continue
Added by Allison B. on June 9, 2009 at 6:01pm —
Well I made it to Week Ten !
I know I missed last sunday but I went home to Detroit to visit my family. We Need Family!
I did though still have a piece to show you all. It already has a home / sold but I wanted to share it with all of you anyway. This piece is called an "Window Box with a View". I have to admit I love Working with Copper!!!! I love how the copper works wonderfully with patinas and… Continue
Added by Allison B. on May 31, 2009 at 7:53pm —
Week Eight goes "Bollywood"
Well this piece was a lot of fun to create. Combining India's beauty, the warmth of brass, and the rich colors of red jasper into this little gem was labor of love. So welcome to the family "Bali Beauty". I have been working on some new sketches and as time goes on I hopefully will be able to work on those new pieces as well. I also have to make up some more bracelets so I can be ready for upcoming shows as… Continue
Added by Allison B. on May 3, 2009 at 10:02pm —
Well Week Seven!
I have to admit it has been a rough couple of weeks, but I'm working at it. Welcome my new addition "Cherry Blossom." She made her public debut at the 4th Annual St. Charles Riverfront Spring Art Walk
this weekend and she got a lot of GREAT feedback. I love working on new projects and this piece has been a labor of love for me. Well that's all for now.
Added by Allison B. on April 26, 2009 at 10:28pm —
It's "Art within Art" Time!
Week Six already. Whoa! I have had a lot of fun working on some of my new additions to my "Art within Art" line. I like to get the chance to work on drawings for my "art centered" jewelry designs. Well this week's addition is "Isabella's Aqua Fantasy". This is a combination of patina hand textured copper and a whole lot of wired wrapped aqua flower. This pieces definitely makes me "Think Spring". Well have… Continue
Added by Allison B. on April 13, 2009 at 12:06am —
The Creative Bug stays "Alive"
This week was a join venture. I work at a bead shop here in St. Louis named "Lady Bug Beads". I work with some very creative people there and one of those creative people is a lady named Jo. Well, this time around I brought in my metal components into work to pick out some beads to enhance my design. Where I work there are just so many beads to choose from. This time there where so many… Continue
Added by Allison B. on April 5, 2009 at 10:50pm —
Bracelets! Bracelets! Bracelets!
Hello to All!
It is week four of my "Weekly Creative Challenge
." So far I have worked on my metals and mixed media lines. This week I thought I would work on bracelets for my "Brace Yourself" bracelet line. It was fun working with "JUST BEADS
." I have been working with more Lampwork beads this time around. I like how each beads is a "mini work of art" in… Continue
Added by Allison B. on March 29, 2009 at 11:10pm —
Wow! Week Three!!!
The first thing I have to say is "Thank You
". I have received a lot of great feed back. Thank you so much for the encouragement. I have been planning and working on several projects at the same time which requires a lot of multitasking. It can be overwhelming at times but it is a necessity that I'm embracing as a part of running a business. I have been working on many new concepts and… Continue
Added by Allison B. on March 22, 2009 at 9:55pm —
Week Two has Arrived!
Well, it is week two of my "Weekly Creative Challenge
". I have to admit, this is going to be a challenge. I have so many things going on at one time. I have a meeting with my art counselor director and the art camp assistant to get all of our lesson plans together for the 4 to 6 year old art camp for Laumeier. Then I have to meet with some other artists to research upcoming events and… Continue
Added by Allison B. on March 15, 2009 at 11:04pm —