Monday, April 29, 2013

Exciting Announcement: My New Art Studio At The Banana Factory


I'm thrilled to announce that I am a new resident artist at Bethlehem PA's Banana Factory!

Located in the south side of Bethlehem at 25 W 3rd St. in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, the
 Banana Factory Arts Center is a visual arts & education campus run by ArtsQuest that features over 30 resident artists who have studios in the building. The building is also
home to three award winning art galleries and features a ceramics studio, the ArtsQuest 
Glass Studio, and the Olympus Digital Imaging Center. Just minutes from Steel Stacks 
and Sands Casino, the Banana Factory is a true gem of Pennsylvania art and culture! 





And yes, it actually was once a banana distribution center, in case you were 
curious about the name...


Even more exciting: First Fridays at the Banana Factory

On the first Friday of every month from 6 pm to 9 pm the Banana Factory and South Bethlehem come alive for a community celebration where local merchants, galleries 
and restaurants open their doors to celebrate Bethlehem's awesome community. During
First Friday inside the Banana Factory, all of the resident artists open their doors to their 
studios to the public and you can stop in and say hello, as well as view and purchase 
wonderful artwork. This coming Friday (May 3, 2013) will be my very first First Friday
as an artist in residence at the Banana Factory, so if you are around town, stop in 
and say hi!


My New Studio - First Floor, room VA-A

Here's a sneak peek at my new space, which I am filling up as we speak!
I love the two large windows...and there's plenty of room for me to teach 
all kinds of workshops right in the studio, which is an added bonus!





I've already started moving in, though it is a little bare right now because I am in the 
process of packing up all of my tools and getting ready to ship them out to Cincinnati, 
Ohio for a week-long photo shoot for my new jewelry instruction book, but I will have the 
space filled up soon enough! I hope one day you will have a chance to stop in on a First 
Friday and say hello, or perhaps take a workshop! 


What do you think?



I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura


My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns



Saturday, April 27, 2013

Repurposed Vinyl LP Record Album Art


Today's post combines two of my very favorite things: music and creativity!

I still have ALL of my old record albums and I would never part with them,
but I couldn't think of a better use for old scratched records that are no longer
playable than to transform them into some unique and useful artwork & accessories. 

Want to try your hand at creating some of your own record album art? 
Vinyl is pliable when heated and can be reshaped and molded into
all sorts of different forms. Check it out! 




























































What do you think?



I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura


My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Piano Key Lamps


While perusing Pinterest I came across this lamp made from piano keys by
Once Upon A Time and I just had to share it! Made from old salvaged piano keys,

 bicycle rims and an old speaker stand, this lamp is perfect for the music lover! 


   




Piano key lamp from Once Upon A Time



Visit Once Upon A Time here


Soon after discovering the previous lamp, I stumbled upon this hanging
lamp made by Keys In the Round (below) This lamp is  made from old
keyboard parts and an old drum.





What do you think?




I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura


My broken china jewelry is always available for purchase at https://www.etsy.com/shop/dishfunctionldesigns


Sunday, April 7, 2013

New Uses For Old Bird Baths


I love old birdbaths. I just think they're so pretty. 
But what if your old birdbath will no longer hold water? 
Then why not turn it into a unique piece of garden decor? 
Check out these ideas below and be inspired! 



















Vintage glass insulators in old bird bath from Sierra Foothill Garden

















What do you think?


Have a great week!
Laura

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