23 November 2011

Big Love

I'm a little Twitter-pated, I'm having one of those moments that I've only dreamed of up until now. I have a grand opportunity to get one of my hand painted silks into the hands of a Hollywood celebrity! I come by this stroke of good fortune by belonging to The Artisan Group, an exclusive close-knit community of talented artisans, who collectively provide a lovely sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at major award show luxury gift lounges leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, and The Primetime Emmys. At this time I have been chosen in a lottery to present to Ginnifer Goodwin. 

I did some research to check her out, to see what she looks like and what she's about. I actually had a personal communication with her via Twitter a few days ago when she was on set filming a new episode of Once Upon a Time. When I asked her what her favorite color is, she tweeted back that she likes purple, but doesn't wear it, her next twitter clued me in to the fact that her favorite accessory color is red! Click here to see additional views and details of the shawl I made especially for Ginny. 
You may be familiar with her since she's had more than 18 roles beginning with her debut as Erica in 2001 on Law and Order. Most notable is perhaps her 53 episodes as Margene in Big Love. Interestingly enough she's recently appeared on Sponge Bob Square Pants as the Teenage Mermaid and she's currently starring with Jennifer Morrison in ABC's new fantasy adventure series Once Upon a Time, a modern-day take on Snow White. 
Here she is ostensibly naked again
Ginny seems to be a spirited, talented and lovely young lady, I hope she will like her custom-made art to wear shawl. The plan is to deliver the artisan gifts to her in the very near future, at the beginning of December. Keep your eye out for paparazzi photos showing her wearing her red and black JHS satin trimmed shawl during the holidays! 

12 November 2011

Dying Light: Photo Shoot

Some days are longer than others--today has been one of those days. I woke in the quiet of the dawn and realized that I had a big day ahead. First I needed to get the car packed for the Farmer's Market. I was in a great mood starting off with my cappuccino from Noble Coffee. Then the drive to Grants Pass was glorious, we've had a wonderful autumn and the fall color has peaked during the last week. The sky was clear blue and the trees and orchards along the interstate were absolutely glowing in shades of red, yellow, orange and green, some are brazenly colorful and others more tender.
The Farmers Market was a lot of fun, familiar faces of farmers, artisans and friends gabbing, shopping and gabbing about the fantastic fall weather. My booth looked great with a light breeze and the sun shining through the silks. People were sort of excited to see me again, since I hadn't been to Market for a few weeks! The chill in the air seemed to inspire folks to want to buy scarves, and we had a few interesting chats about how to tie a scarf to what color looks best with brown hair and who has the best organic produce and bakery goods. I love talking to people and sharing tips on styling your look with scarves. I'm always surprised how many women have drawers full of scarves, but they lack the confidence or know how to tie one on, so they just don't wear them!  We have lots of fun when I show them how to "pinch an inch" and the many ways to wear a scarf.
Photo credit: Pete Gauthier
After market closed, I took a stroll in the park along the river to soak up more glorious fall color, and take a little break before doing an outdoor product photo shoot. I had one idea, but we ended up shooting in another location while the afternoon light faded away. The sunny afternoon turned to high clouds and I thought the light was just about as perfect as can be. My goal was to get some pictures to create some new product listings in my Etsy Store. Which backdrop do you prefer, the corrugated metal or the rustic wood? 
 And so the day continues, now I'll edit some of the images from today's photo shoot and write some product descriptions, and maybe even get to post a few new items online. . . zzzzzzzzzzz

07 November 2011

Celebrating 1000 Fans Giveaway

Joy Hand Painted Silk is CELEBRATING one thousand fans on Facebook!  Join us in the celebration and enter to win a peacock silk shawl from Joy Hand Painted Silk!

How to Enter:

1. Be a current fan of Joy Hand Painted Silk on Facebook

2. Comment on this blog post, then

3. View Joy Silk Studio Photo album.

4. Leave a comment on a photo or photos of your choice by Friday, November 11, 2011.
*The person whose comment has the most "likes" by the end of November will win.

5. The winner will receive a one of a kind hand painted silk peacock feather shawl by Joy Hand Painted Silk, which has a retail value of $130.

Good luck!