Friday, November 2, 2007

holiday softie award entries!






hey! remember the softie awards? last march a whole bunch of you voted for me and the knitimals (who were finalists in 2 categories); well, the minds behind the softie awards (an international plush competition that showcases softies, dolls and plush sculpture from all over the globe) have introduced the "holiday softie awards" . entries were due earlier in the week, and finalists, who will be chosen by judges before the world gets a chance to vote on the winners, should be announced sometime next week. here are a few of my submissions... if we make it through, i'll let you know about voting. in the meantime... if you're interested in purchasing any of these brand new (i've never made holiday themed knitimals before!) knitimals, just let me know.
*red bear boy (linus) (approx. 16" tall): $150
*red (beanie) & green (dulaine) knitimals with stars (approx. 16" tall): $130 each
*in quite tolerable snowman (approx. 8" tall): $75
*gift (approx. 10" tall): $40

xoxo
danamare

Monday, October 29, 2007

the art of the martini!




meet "martin & olive"... my submission to the zaruba & zaruba 6th annual art of the martini. if you want to purchase it, contact the gallery. for more info on this exhibition, read on!

*art of the martini: when I participated in the gallery walk in frederick, back in september, I was approached by a very kind amy conner and asked to be one of 40ish artists from across the world, to decorate, design or reinterpret a stainless steel martini glass. I said yes... and then immediately started panicking. a martini glass? well, it was certainly an adventure, but I am THRILLED with the results. Check out my blog for pictures of the finished piece: "martin & olive". for more info on the show, here it is, in their words:
"Zaruba & Zaruba is proud to announce the celebration of the 6th Annual Art of the Martini. This unique art show is a celebration in interpretation and individuality, beginning with the concept of the iconic "Martini". Last year's event was sponsored by ABsolut Vodka and raised funds to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A catalog of the show, produced by Zaruba & Zaruba, will be available. Artists are chosen by Master Goldsmith, Andrew Zaruba. Consideration is given only to those who are innovative in their concepts and show excellence in their craft and execution." the show opens december 1st and runs through the 23rd... www.zarubajewelry.com/index.html