15 November 2010

November News.

New art and jewelry have been added to the Woodmere Museum Shop in gorgeous Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania and to Bunny Hare's in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.  If you live in the area, be sure to stop by these wonderful shops for your Holiday shopping needs.  The Woodmere Museum Shop, in particular, has expanded to nearly 8 times its regular size for Holiday shopping through December 31.
 


I was thrilled to be part of The Eye Institute's "Looking out for Kids" annual fundraiser this past Saturday.  This is a great event that helps raise money to offer eye exams and glasses to uninsured and under-insured children in the Philadelphia area. Thrilled to be a part of the event and share the evening with the talented Amy Ragsdale of AmyRagsdale.com and Denise Shardlow of ShardlowDesigns.com.


November 19 - 6-10 pm :: Trunk Show at Artisan's Nest in Skippack, PA
I am thrilled to be the featured artist this Friday at the lovely "Artisan's Nest" in Skippack, PA. If you haven't visited Skippack Village, you must! It's a great shopping location with so many wonderfully unique shops. I will be there with a variety of paintings and artwork from 6-10 pm. Refreshments will be served. Great time to get a jump start on your holiday shopping needs.

28 September 2010

New Iphone Bags with padded covers and custom fabric.

I am excited to offer new handbags, purses and clutches handmade by me using professionally printed cotton fabric featuring my original paintings and illustrations.


Introduced today are my new Iphone bags made with my original pattern and fabrics. They are soft and cushioned ... like a cozy sleeping bag for your phone! You can choose one of the items featured (with or without the strap), or request a custom piece.
These bags can be used for your cell phone, Itouch, Iphone, Ipod, mp3 player, or more. Check the dimensions to see if they will fit your particular phone,ipod, etc.




These can be purchased online in my etsy shop. $22.00

Details:
  •  Overall size is approx. 5"x3" (closed)
  •  If purchased with the shoulder strap, the strap hangs down approx. 20" bringing the bag to about your hip. (The strap is made of satin cord. It is sewn on the inside of pouch, so it can easily be tucked away when not in use.)
  •  Two interior pockets. (One is ideal for the Iphone, the other for a credit card, driver's license or money.
  •  Lightweight velcro closure. Gentle closure that won't scratch contents.
  •  Custom cotton fabric featuring artwork by Kristen Stein.
  •  Bag padded with quilting batting to further protect the bag's contents.
  •  Fully-lined with fleece to provide extra cushion for the phone and clean the glass while the phone is 'resting'.
  •  Various designs available
  •  Available with or without a strap.

Fabric featured in this listing:
The Peacock
The Poppies
Ellie's Garden
Fauvist Tuscany

Please note that the covers may vary slightly from those shown depending on the cut of the fabric.

Recommended Care:
If cover needs cleaning, hand wash with cool water. Lay flat to dry. Iron as needed. Given the handmade nature of these bags, please do not overstuff.

27 September 2010

5th Annual East Falls "Arts by the River" Festival and Eco Fair : Oct 2, 2010

 
 This weekend is the  East Falls "Arts by the River Festival" and "Eco Fair". Join me and 40 other artists/crafters and 20 Eco Artists for the 5th annual event. In addition to the arts and crafts, there will be music, a dog parade, eco-friendly halloween costume making and other children's activiti...es. The event is located in the 4200 block of Ridge Avenue, between Midvale and Falls Bridge. (Philadelphia, PA)  Hope to see you there!  
Click here for other events coming up in October.

 


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20 September 2010

Updating News Page



Still have to go back and add links, but I've updated my news and information page with more current information and the latest art happenings for September and what's coming up for October. Will add links to some of the events as time permits.

16 September 2010

New 8x10 prints.

I was preparing a new order for a client and had to modify several of my paintings into print form. So, I have made these new prints available online as well.  You can visit http://StudioArtworks.com and click on Prints (for poster prints and giclees in a variety of sizes) or click on "SHOP" (for 8x10 prints on canvas). These prints are also available on Etsy at http://kristensteinfineart.etsy.com

A few of the designs added to the 'prints' list include: 

" Wicked Storm"
"Sunshine Meadow"
"Subtle Glow"
"Out There"
"Orange Sunset Horizon"
"Ground Below"
"Casablanca"
"All in a Row"
"Balance"
"Dancing Lights"
"Edgy"
"Feel the Breeze"
"Geometric Nature"
"Iced"
"Neutral Balance"

"Reflections"
 "Waves and Stones"




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09 September 2010

2011 Fine Art Calendar with Choice of Display Unit.



I am pleased to introduce my new 2011 fine art calendar featuring 12 prints created from my original artwork. Each of the 13 sheets measure 4x6 inches. There are 12 sheets for Jan-Dec and then a single sheet that shows all 12 months. This is a convenient sheet to display on the back of the calendar display for a quick year 'at-a-glance'.

At the end of each month,  the images can be trimmed and framed to create your own small format art collection.  The calendar pages were professionally printed on FujiColor Crystal Archive Paper.

The buyer can choose 1 of 2 display options.




Option 1 : Clear Acrylic Holder with Easel Back. (Great for tabletop or desk display)

Option 2 : Acrylic Holder with Magnetic Back. (This would work well to display the calendar on the refrigerator or filing cabinet, etc.) 









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07 September 2010

Back from Vacation and Back to Work! September Events.

We had a wonderful trip to Spain and Italy. It was great to get away and relax for a little while. It was amazing to tour the Vatican and view the spectacular art, sculptures, tapestries and more. The history and amount of art contained within the Vatican rooms and hallways were astounding. We spent about 6 hours there and I easily could have spent several more hours admiring the beautiful collections.

I also enjoyed our trips to many of the ancient Roman palaces and buildings. The history and the preservation of the buildings were amazing. It surprised me to see how close modern day businesses were built next to such historic buildings. For some reason, I expected them to be more isolated. But, they were truly in the heart of the city with modern business built right around them. Quite amazing to see as you walk through the streets of Rome.

I took lots of pictures not only of the tourist attractions but also the beautiful countryside and sculptures in city parks.  I am sure the many photos will inspire several new paintings in the near future. The newest works will be added to the blog as they become available.

Now it's back to business as usual and I'll get to updating the blog as time permits.Here's what's coming up for September.



First, I'm excited to be one of the juried artists at the Jenkintown Festival of the Arts. This event is an Art Show, BrewFest and Music Festival taking place from 1 to 5 pm on September 19th in Jenkintown, PA.  If you live nearby, I hope you will consider visiting the event.  It should be a great day. I believe this is the first time that the event has featured the art show. So, I'm looking forward to it.

Next, on September 25th, 2010, I'll be participating in the Friends of Fox Chase Library 2010 Fall Art/Craft Show in Fox Chase, PA in Northeast Philadelphia. The event takes place at Fox Chase Library from 9 am to 3 pm. Hope to see you there.

I will again be offering my 2011 calendars. The format will be the same as last year's calendar. Contact me using the contact link above if you'd like to reserve your copy now. The price is $18.50 with shipping included. Price includes your choice of display holder. Options 1 and 2 will be available for 2011.

More to come in October 2010.

12 July 2010

Beyond the Sun, Sand and Sea - New Triptych Painting.

Aerial image of Kelleys Island looking West. Courtesy of Derek Jensen
Summer is officially underway and we've made our trip back to Kelleys Island... a small island in Lake Erie. My grandmother moved here in the late 40s/early 50s and, while growing up, we often visited her in the summer months.  Now, my parents and one of my brothers live here year-round and I still find myself spending the summers on the lake and the beautiful island.  We have a house on the east side, my parents near the south shore. But, on a 4 mile wide island, everything is easily accessible by bike, boat, or golf cart. If you get the chance to visit, I think you, too, will fall in love with the island, its locals, its beauty and its history.

It's quiet and peaceful during the week and busy on the weekends when the boats loaded with tourists come to visit. I have a room in the back of our house loaded with extra canvas and paints and enjoy painting from the 'island house' whenever we stay for an extended time.  This year, I'll be here for a month and plan to create a few paintings inspired, in part, by the island imagery and mood. I'll also be creating new jewelry using genuine sea glass collected from the lake shore. (An example of an earlier piece.)

The first of the new paintings is "Beyond the Sun, Sand and Sea" - Triptych painting. Minimum dimension 20x30, but the overall width can vary depending on how far about the panels are placed. This piece is inspired by the beautiful horizon, sky and shoreline.  Although not from an actual island image (as the shoreline is much more white here), it is meant to capture the gentle mood and feeling one experiences when looking out on the sea and the warm glow of the sun along the horizon.

Please visit my website to see additional art and handcrafted jewelry.



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24 June 2010

New Today :: Large Custom Fabric Convertible Shoulder to Clutch Bag


This is the largest bag I currently offer. Loops can be rotated to allow the shoulder bag to convert to a handheld clutch.

I am excited to offer new handbags, purses and clutches handmade by me using professionally printed cotton fabric featuring my original paintings and illustrations. (See my other listings for other handbags and clutch designs.)

Convertible Shoulder to Clutch Bag :

-- 9 inch silver metal classic purse frame

-- 30 inch metal shoulder chain

-- Loops can be turned intward and chain tucked inside bag to convert the shoulder bag to a handheld clutch bag.

-- Gusseted bottom to provide greater width and allow bag to stand on its own.

-- Custom cotton fabric featuring artwork by Kristen Stein.

-- Fabric enhanced with stiffening fabric to maintain shape and provide more
durable wear.

-- Fully-lined.

-- Various sizes: Designs pictured include the shoulder bag with chain design. See my other listings for other versions.


Approximate Dimensions of the bags pictured:

Convertible Shoulder to Clutch Bag with Chain :
Bags shown vary in size from 12x10x5 to 14x11x6 inches.

As is the case with all my bags, I cut the patterns unique to each design and fabric. So, the bag sizes will vary slightly from what's shown depending on the chosen design.


Fabric featured in this listing:
Bag 1. Perched on High
Bag 2. Alice's Secret Garden
Bag 3. Fauvist Tuscany
Bag 4. Music in Abstract

Recommended Care:

If cover needs cleaning, hand wash with cool water. Lay flat to dry. Iron as needed. Due to the hamdmade nature of these items, please do not overstuff the bags. This size is idea for the essentials, but it is not meant to carry a large heavy load.

*NOTE* Contact me if you are interested in a size other than what is pictured here, or if you like to discuss other strap or wristlet options. (Additional charges may apply.)

Custom requests using other paintings or images from my portfolio are welcome. Please browse my shop, or visit my portfolio on StudioArtworks.com to request another design for the fabric.
(Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for custom fabric requests.)

New Today :: Custom Fabric Shoulder Bag with Chain Size 9x11x5


I am excited to offer new handbags, purses and clutches handmade by me using professionally printed cotton fabric featuring my original paintings and illustrations. (See my other listings for other handbags and clutch designs.)

Shoulder Bag with Chain:

-- 6 inch silver metal classic purse frame

-- 30 inch metal shoulder chain

-- Gusseted bottom to provide greater width and allow bag to stand on its own.

-- Custom cotton fabric featuring artwork by Kristen Stein.

-- Fabric enhanced with stiffening fabric to maintain shape and provide more
durable wear.

-- Fully-lined.

-- Various sizes: Designs pictured include the shoulder bag with chain design. See my other listings for other versions.

Approximate Dimensions of the bags pictured:

Shoulder Bag with Chain : approx. 9" x 11" x 5"


Fabric featured in this listing:

Bag 1. Alice's Secret Garden

Bag 2. Fashionista

Recommended Care:

If cover needs cleaning, hand wash with cool water. Lay flat to dry. Iron as needed. Due to the hamdmade nature of these items, please do not overstuff the bags. This size is idea for the essentials, but it is not meant to carry a large load.

*NOTE* Contact me if you are interested in a size other than what is pictured here, or if you like to discuss other strap or wristlet options. (Additional charges may apply.)

Custom requests using other paintings or images from my portfolio are welcome. Please browse my shop, or visit my portfolio on StudioArtworks.com to request another design for the fabric.
(Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for custom fabric requests.)

New Item :: Shoulder Bag w/ Chain and Custom Printed Fabric (6in frame)


I am excited to offer new handbags, purses and clutches handmade by me using professionally printed cotton fabric featuring my original paintings and illustrations. (See my other listings for other handbags and clutch designs.)

Shoulder Bag with Chain:
-- 6 inch silver metal classic purse frame
-- 30 inch metal shoulder chain
-- Gusseted bottom to provide greater width and allow bag to stand on its own.
-- Custom cotton fabric featuring artwork by Kristen Stein.
-- Fabric enhanced with stiffening fabric to maintain shape and provide more durable wear.
-- Fully-lined.
-- Various sizes: Designs pictured include the shoulder bag with chain design. See my other listings for other versions.

Approximate Dimensions of the bags pictured:
Shoulder Bag with Chain : approx. 6" x 8" x 3"



Fabric featured in this listing:
Bag 1. Fashion Capitols of the World (Bag pictured is sold, but you can request a similar piece.)
Bag 2. Perched on High (Black Bird on ornamental branch)
Bag 3. Poppies

Recommended Care:
If cover needs cleaning, hand wash with cool water. Lay flat to dry. Iron as needed. Due to the hamdmade nature of these items, please do not overstuff the bags. This size is idea for a thin wallet, cell phone, compact, and lipstick, etc. It is s not meant to carry a large load.

*NOTE* Contact me if you are interested in a size other than what is pictured here, or if you like to discuss other strap or wristlet options. (Additional charges may apply.)

Custom requests using other paintings or images from my portfolio are welcome. Please browse my shop, or visit my portfolio on StudioArtworks.com to request another design for the fabric. (Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for custom fabric requests.)

New Item :: Modern Clutch w/ Custom Printed Fabric :: Medium Size

This listing is for one of the bags pictured, or a custom piece similar to those pictured.

I am excited to offer new handbags, purses and clutches handmade by me using professionally printed cotton fabric featuring my original paintings and illustrations. (See my other listings for other handbags and clutch designs.)

Modern clutch bag details:
-- 7 inch modern silver metal purse frame
-- Gusseted bottom to provide greater width and allow bag to stand on its own.
-- Custom cotton fabric featuring artwork by Kristen Stein.
-- Fabric enhanced with stiffening fabric to maintain shape and provide more
durable wear.
-- Fully-lined.
-- Various sizes: Designs pictured include the modern" clutch design. See my other listings for other versions.

Approximate Dimensions of the bags pictured:
Modern Clutch: approx. 7.5" x 6.5" x 3"

Fabric featured in this listing:
Bag 1. Peacock
Bag 2. Fashionista (Patterned dress forms on ornamental background. Dark brown, light brown and light blue hues.)
Bag 3. The Peacock (alternate view)

Recommended Care:

If cover needs cleaning, hand wash with cool water. Lay flat to dry. Iron as needed. Due to the hamdmade nature of these items, please do not overstuff the bags. This size is idea for a thin wallet, cell phone, compact, and lipstick, etc. It is s not meant to carry a large load.

*NOTE* Contact me if you are interested in a size other than what is pictured here, or if you like to discuss other strap or wristlet options. (Additional charges may apply.)

Custom requests using other paintings or images from my portfolio are welcome. Please browse my shop, or visit my portfolio on StudioArtworks.com to request another design for the fabric.
(Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for custom fabric requests.)

14 June 2010

New Classic Clutch Handbags with Custom Printed Fabric


I am excited to offer new handbags, purses and clutches handmade by me using professionally printed cotton fabric featuring my original paintings and illustrations. This newest bag features classic clutch styling. The patterns are adjusted to fit the design of the fabric making each bag a one-of-a-kind creation.

(See my other listings for matching handbags and other clutch designs.)

Classic clutch bag details:
-- 8 inch silver metal or bronzed metal purse frame
-- Gusseted bottom to provide greater width and allow bag to stand on its own.
-- Custom cotton fabric featuring artwork by Kristen Stein.
-- Fabric enhanced with stiffening fabric and fleece to maintain shape and provide more durable wear.
-- Fully-lined.
-- Various sizes: Designs pictured include the "classic" clutch design. See my other listings for other versions.


Approximate Dimensions of the bags pictured:

Classic Clutch: approx. 10" x 6" x 3.5"

Fabric featured in this listing:
Bag 1. Welcome Spring
Bag 2. Perched on High
Bag 3. The Peacock
Bag 4. Fauvist Tuscany


Email me if you are interested in a size other than what is pictured here, or if you like to discuss other strap or wristlet options. (Additional charges may apply.)

Custom requests using other paintings or images from my portfolio are welcome. Please browse my shop, or visit my portfolio on StudioArtworks.com to request another design for the fabric. (Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for custom fabric requests.)
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