Sunday, November 30, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: ARMILLATA DESIGNS

Returning to Holizaar this year is Sarah Phillips, the lady behind Armillata Designs!  This Tampa based artist infuses vintage inspiration and modern style into unique and memorable handcrafted jewelry. Sarah's work is intricate and interesting, she is clearly a  master of her craft!  Take a minute to look closely at her creations and you will no doubt agree!



 Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: DOODLEE DEUX

 The sparkle and cheer of the holiday season comes thru with Doodlee Deux! Renee and Jorie, the friends and partners behind Doodlee Deux, enjoy creating home goods and jewelry which make entertaining and everyday living just plain fun! This will be their second Holizaar experience so if you missed them last year don't miss this time around!


Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: PATRICE PFEIFFER

Patrice Pfeiffer is a new artist to Holizaar and we're excited to see her polymer clay creations in person! (Phew! that is almost a tongue twister!) Her works are charming, cheerful and some are quite funny, all are full of lovely color and texture! These hand made works are sure to delight any recipient!


Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free! 



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL PICKLES

"We are the sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Pickles. We make stuff!" It wouldn't be Holizaar without PICKLES! Jessica Griffin is the "mother superior" of the order with help from sister Emily and husband Clayton.  Their cheerful spirits and passion for great home made canned goods are irresistible!  At Holizaar you'll find pickled goods and jams as well as other hand made gift items. Stop by and have a sample and you'll be converted on the spot!






Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free!

Monday, November 24, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: AMY MARSHALL

 Amy Marshall is new to Holizaar but is well known in Downtown St Petersburg as owner of the friendly and eclectic shop Strands of Sunshine which promotes "Handcrafted Jewelry for Happy People!"  She won an award for Best Sunshine for Sale due in part to her sparkling personality in addition to the bright and cheery designs in her shop.  Be sure to come and meet her at Holizaar!  Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free!





Sunday, November 23, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: NATTY MOSS BOND

Natty Moss Bond is no stranger to local arts events, having exhibited and sold her recycled creations at folk art festivals and craft shows around the bay area including past Holizaar events. Her brand, "RUBBISH", is a savy, spunky, environmentally conscious creative monsoon that will blow you away!  Made from repurposed materials her cards are popular for all occasions. Found object shrines make great gifts and ornaments--you are always sure to be pleasantly surprised by how she reworks common items like soda or beer cans into something fun and new! Her bubbly personality spills out into her work and you'll want to spread the cheer by giving her creations as gifts!

Natty says " Most of my art is made out of leftovers....my cards are made from old folders from offices and images from magazines... my shrines are made of tin boxes and bottle caps... anything that would normally be put into a garbage heap I try to make into something beautiful.  My friend called it found art but I like the term Reconstruction".




Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL.

Admission is free and open to the public!

Friday, November 21, 2014

VNEDOR SPOTLIGHT: GREY WOLF DESIGNS


New to the Holizaar pack this year is Grey Wolf  Designs, lead by John Evans.  His specialty is sterling silver jewelry and objects of art.  He has been awarded 1st Place honors by the Wisconsin Jewelers Assocation and the Midwest Jewelers Trade Show. Grey Wolf Designs mean jewelry without limitations and says "The only limit is your imagination."  Come find something special with these guy or gal worthy gifts!



Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL.  Admission is free.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: LAINEY RHODES


 Lainey Rhodes is a self proclaimed "Painter/collage artist/dork"! As proprietress of I Wear Party Hats on etsy she fills her shop with quirky, comical, surreal collages made from vintage ephemera.  If you have someone who is a bit extraordinary on your holiday shopping list then this could be the perfect thing!  We're excited to have Lainey back as a returning Holizaar Veteran!



Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL.  Admission is free.

Monday, November 17, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: MY BOOGIE BABY

 Can't catch me, its MY BOOGIE BABY ?  Well, you can catch her at Holizaar!  Creator Shannon Schafer is the lady behind My Boogie Baby and is one of the original founding Craft Heroes and is therefor a seasoned Holizaar veteran!  My Boogie Baby. features onsies, sweaters, burp clothes, and stuffed plush creations for infants and toddlers!  All are hand created with a Love, Smiles and Giggles. Fun creations for your little ones! See more at myboogiebaby.com or on facebook .




Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: ROBERT PHELPS


Joining the Holizaar festivities for the first time this year is local artist Robert Phelps, known for his colorfully emotive paintings of people and pets!  In addition to his thriving career as a decorative painter, Robert has been a professional exhibiting artist since 1996. He is recognized for his vibrant figurative work and uniquely-colored portraiture. He began his arts career at Disney as both a scenic painter for the Animal Kingdom and a caricaturist for the many themed resorts.  

Raised in the mountainous terrain of Appalachia, Robert developed a deep appreciation for the natural world. Most of his paintings reflect an affection for the wilderness "within and without". A self-taught artist, Robert enjoys exploring the unconventional application of color in the expressionist and fauvist tradition. His work is collected nationally and abroad and has been featured in both solo and group exbitions in the St. Petersburg area.

Robert's portraits range from a menacingly-brooding Mike Tyson to adorable teacup chihuahuas. Although his work often varies thematically, his bold and energetic paintings continually strive to express the raw, intimate beauty of his subjects. He recently had an opportunity to meet legendary film maker John Waters and created a special portrait for the occasion. See more of his work at www.PaintedPoetryHome.com




Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: CAROLYN KOSPENDER of HITHER RABBIT



How adorable are these canine creations? Here at the Craft Hero's we are giving a paws up for Carolyn Kospender!  Carolyn is the creator and maker of all things Hither Rabbit. Originally from Philly, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Tyler School of Art and is inspired by work that is colorful, whimsical and makes her smile! Featured by DogMilk and Better Homes and Gardens, Hither Rabbit is a home d├ęcor and apparel shop that specializes in whimsical wares that are cute enough for kids but cool enough for adults. From embroidery hoop art and magnets to custom pet portraits, every item is lovingly handmade in her home studio in Saint Pete, Florida. Here are just a few samples of the handmade goodies she’ll be offering at Holizaar this year as well as some new holiday items. Come meet Carolyn at the Holizaar and keep up with her latest creations on her shop site at www.hitherrabbit.etsy.com 





Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. Admission is free!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: WADE SLATER




Who says monsters and Christmas don't mix!  They're wrong! Nothing is more festive than one of Wade Slater's funky far out creations! What person wouldn't delight to find these fun creatures in their stockings! Each one is carefully hand sculpted and painted and no two are alike!  Come see Wade and his monsters at Holizaar AND follow them online in Monsterland!


Wade is a local artist, art teacher and a Holizaar veteran! 
Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. 
Admission is free and open to the public!

Monday, November 10, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: JULIE DYE CRAFT

 Julie Dye loves paper!  In the course of her decade-long love affair with Japanese papers she has built a successful business, “Julie Dye Craft” which allows her to professionally indulge her ongoing fascination with creating one of a kind wearable art.  Julie Dye Craft currently features a line of handmade jewelry, accessories and gift items hand crafted with a combination of paper, metal and resin.

Julie has been at many Holizaar events but each year she brings a new twist to her line of creative paper inspired products!  Find her online at this link.

Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: SPRING GREEN HANDBAGS made by DANNI LETENDRE

 Want to look stylish AND save the environment at the same time? Well thanks to Danni LeTendre, now you can!  All Spring Green Handbags are handmade and incorporate an upcycled fabric element.  Cast-off scarves, neckties, dresses, table cloths, coffee sacks, vinyl banners and more find a second life as lining for a purse, clutch, or as a durable carry-all tote bag.  "I started making purses because I couldn’t find a purse that met my needs and looked good.  Somewhere along the line, Spring Green Handbags was born", Danni said.

This is Danni's first time at Holizaar and we can't wait to see her unique work! If you can't wait until December 13, you can see more of her creations online right now in her Etsy shop.

Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

HOLIZAAR SPOTLIGHT: KIM SHERROD aka CALAMITY KIM

Kim Sherrod has been a fiber artist since she began weaving baskets in 1980. She grew up in Black Mountain, NC and has lived in Sarasota for 30 years. She is a founding member of tthe Venice Basket Weaving Guild as well as past President of the Sarasota Surface Design Guild.
She started a Blog 8 years ago, called Calamity Kim and has since been published many times in Apronology, Cloth Paper Scissors and Belle Armoire Magazines.  You've seen here work at festivals and shops from Sarasota to Clearwater and we're excited to have her in Holizaar 7 this year!
Calamity Kim is a bit messy and spills glitter as hunts fairies and gnomes, seeking inspiration for her hand made  fairy tale creatures. She uses hand spun art yarn, or her hand dyed fabrics to create unique one of a kind art dolls. She also makes books, ornaments and unique play clothes, top hats and aprons when she isn't walking the beaches in Sarasota.


Shown above is an Eco Printed Handmade book- all the pages are eco printed and dyed by hand using Florida Roses, grapevine, oak and pine leaves. Below are a few of the new for 2014 holiday season Gnome Skull Ornaments.

Come meet Kim at the Holizaar and keep up with her latest creations on her blog at http://calamitykim.typepad.com/ 

Holizaar 7 takes place on Saturday December 13, 2014 from 10 AM - 4 PM at The Studio@620.  The Studio is a non-profit arts center located at 620 1st Ave South in St Petersburg, FL.