a view of my world . . .

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Shop local hand-crafted gifts
this holiday season 
Visit our 2nd Annual Holiday Art Sale --Saturday

Enjoy fresh baked cookies, coffee & tea
while you shop

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Less than 6 minutes . . .

TED talk by Dianna Cohen
about Art & the Pacific Garbage Patch

Do you want to learn more ways to decrease your impact on the environment?

Check out this site: 
Plastic Pollution Coalition

Though I use my 'artsy' canvas totes on a daily basis to cut down of my use of plastic bags it is still daunting how much plastic comes home with me from the grocery.  Too many products are packaged in plastic.

At home -- glass containers are beginning to replace 'plastic-ware' to store left-overs in my refrigerator.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Black Swamp Arts Festival 2011

Black Swamp Arts Festival 
September 10 & 11
Saturday 11-6
Sunday 10-5
---in Downtown Bowling Green, OH

Please visit my art Booth #28 
in the Huntington Bank parking lot
to see the latest 
Almeida Design Totes

Sunday, August 21, 2011

ANATOMY OF A TOTE . . . continued

a view into my day in the studio
The Cutting Board . . .
cutting the dyed fabric

sewing on the handles

covering the handles . . .

adding trim to almost finished tote

nearly finished

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Each tote is individually: 
*cut from heavy duck canvas
*hand-painted with fabric dyes, dry for 24 hrs, then heat-set
*2nd layer of dye added, dry for 24 hrs, final heat set
*cut into smaller pieces
*sewn on an industrial sewing machine

Looking forward sharing new designs / colors at
Black Swamp Arts Festival.  Sept. 10 & 11.

Look for my Etsy shop online in late September!!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Black Swamp Arts Festival 2011

getting ready for
Black Swamp Arts Festival
September 10 & 11

pre-view of new work . . .

. . . sewing new designs