Crazy Pom-Pom Lady Alert!

One of my goals for 2015 was to open an Etsy Store. I did it at the last possible second, practically. But I did it.

Yes, I am the Crazy Pom Pom Lady. Not to be confused with the fabulous PINBALL LADY in this skit from The Donny and Marie Show, 1976. Fun times.

Pinball Lady!!

Check me out! I have tons of cute gift items for your friends who are just the right brand of crazy, like me!

Pom-Pom Flower Pins, $6.00

Pom-Pom Dangly Earrings, $12.00

Neon Pom-Pom Statement Necklace, $22.00

Pom-Pom Friday Headband, $14.00

And I also have non-Pom Pom related items like these:

Animal Print Duct Tape Statement Necklace, $22.00

Pink Zebra Duct Tape Earrings, $14.00

This shop is just another way that I am trying to diversify myself as a working artist. I'll report back to you at the end of 2016.

I was inspired to open my shop because of my positive experience with my craft booth at the Holiday Arts Festival hosted by the Richmond Art Center.

Photo by David Bernard and John Wehrle

Photo by David Bernard and John Wehrle

I’m so proud to have been one of the many artists and faculty that helped raise $30,000 to support the many programs RAC offers to people of all ages.  How great is that? I love art and my community. What better way to contribute. Thank you to all who came out and supported us.

And if you missed out on the color explosion that was the Pom-Pom Lady's booth, you can visit me at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DawnGonzalesDesign or attend my Mother's Day Pom-Pom Making workshop at the Richmond Art Center on Sunday, May 8, 12 - 4pm. Mark your calendars! More details to come soon.

Pom-Pom on, my friends! Pom-Pom on!

 

 

 

Bringin' back the 80's: Yay Neon!

I'm having a love affair with the 80's. Most specifically, neon. I have had rolls and rolls of neon duct tape in my craft room for some time know. On my list of things to make, I have also had the line item "make duct tape wallet." What better way to bring in the new year than to create for arts sake. 

I made a ladies clutch style wallet using this tutorial from instructables.com as a basic style template. The only difference is that I added a clear window for my driver's license and a small change pocket attached to the money pocket fold with three small craft brads. When finished, I added a plastic flower from the sale craft bin and some polka dotted wash tape. So far it is holding up really well! But, I haven't been spendin' a whole lot lately. 

I got carried away and reupholstered an old blank sketchbook from college. The cover already had this cool reflective sticker and, for some reason, a label from some glitter rhinestone fake eyelashes. Those were the days. I covered the rest with pink duct tape as to not be reminded of old boyfriends whose names I wistfully scrawled and embellished with doodles much more interesting than the boys themselves.

This small project made me think back to a pinterest branding exercise that I did earlier during my Megan Aumen Creative Live Class. Tada! Whaddya know.... NEON.

I loved the 80's. I still do. I love big hair. I love a good black t-shirt (that's me on the right in this 22 year old photo). On occasion, I'm a sucker for a pale face, big eyebrows and humongous hoop earrings. But not mullets, sorry brother Brandon.

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