22 January 2010

Spotlight on UWIB Free Shipping Promotion : Today through Monday January 25

The Unique Women in Business Group is running a promotion today through Monday, January 25th. Free US Shipping on a number of wonderful handmade items (art, jewelry, soap, clothing, accessories, handbags, and more). Also, many of the items have free or discounted international shipping as well.
For the UWIB sellers on Etsy, search etsy for UWIBTeamFS. After the promotion ends on Monday night, continue to search "UWIBTEAM" for many great items for talented etsy artists, designers and crafters.

There are also several independent businesses participating in the weekend's special event.

Glitzy Events - Use coupon code UWIBFREESHIP at check-out on our website http://glitzyevents.com
The Angel Company - Rita Wetzel, Independent Demonstrator - Send email to Rita at stamp2stamp2@yahoo.com with a list of item numbers, description, quantity. Rita will email you order total. Payment via PayPal or Credit Card.
Charms~N~Things - coupon code FSJAN2010
Painted Laydies Mineral Makeup - Everything ships free all the time. No code needed.
Naughty and Nice Lingerie - Shipping is always free within the US! Fast, free shipping, dollar rewards and free gifts with certain purchases! Check out my store for more details or email me at sales@naughtyandnicelingerie.com. Ask me how to get an additional 10% off your purchase!!

About UWIB:
There are so many wonderful sellers both on and off etsy who make up "Unique Women in Business". This is a wonderfully supportive group with greatly diverse talents. The women sell through their websites, direct sales, and on a number of online venues like Artfire, 1000Markets, etsy, ebay and more. If you'd like to learn more about this group, please visit our blog. Or, join our yahoo group. Please let them know that Kristen Stein Fine Art referred you.

Artwork added to the Woodmere Museum Shop, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

I am honored to have a selection of my art and jewelry on display in the Museum Shop of the beautiful Woodmere Museum located in gorgeous Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. The museum store features a wonderful array of art, jewelry, ceramics, textiles and more from local artists. If you are a member of the museum, you save an additional 10%-15% off your museum store purchases.

The 70th annual juried exhibit opens this week. Contemporary Voices runs January 23-March 14 with an Opening Reception: January 23, 5-7pm

From the museum website : From its founding in 1940, Woodmere Art Museum has been a showcase for new talent in the visual arts in the Philadelphia region. The result each year is a rich overview of current trends in art, encompassing the traditional and the avant-garde in all media. This year’s juror is Michael Schantz, Director and CEO of Woodmere Art Museum.

If you are in Philadelphia, or the surrounding suburbs, please plan to stop by the museum and view the wonderful exhibits and visit the charming Museum Store.

11 January 2010

Thank you to Jackie for the "Etsy Item of the Day" Feature.

Big public "thank you" to Jackie of EtsyItemoftheDay.com for selecting "Welcome Spring" as the featured item of the day for January 11, 2010. What a thrill!

I love Jackie's blog and her passion for everything Etsy. She came to Etsy as a buyer and now she blogs regularly about her favorite Etsy finds.

If you are passionate about Etsy and the wonderful world of art and handmade crafts, then please checkout Jackie's blog for her latest updates.

Thanks again Jackie. Happy to have my artwork featured today!

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10 January 2010

Artwork to be used on Set of "Past Life" airing soon on FOX

Updated 1/5/10
New information thanks to @MJRose. Looks like FOX's "Past Life" will air on Thursdays after Bones. Here's the 2010 network television schedule. The pilot is set to air on February 11th at 8pm EST, but will regularly air at 9pm on Thursdays after Bones.

This looks like an exciting new show that blends a little bit of House, M.D. with CSI and Ghost Whisperer. It is based on the novel "The Reincarnationist" by M.J. Rose.

15 of my prints, tiles and original paintings were purchased for use on the set, but I do not know in which episodes they will appear. My guess is that the earliest few episodes were already filmed before the set designer purchased my art.

I hope that folks can help in the scavenger hunt to try to find them. :) I'm looking forward to watching the episodes....not only because the show sounds exciting, but because it will be fun to try to find the art! Be sure to post a reply if you recognize any of the artwork in the scenes. The more eyes the better. haha!

Many thanks to Bonanza Productions for selecting some of my pieces to adorn their sets. It's really quite exciting! Thank you also to M.J.Rose for tweeting a message to me about the show dates.

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07 January 2010

A Note of Thanks.

Today, I received the nicest email from a customer. It was a 'thank you' for items shipped over the Christmas Holiday. I appreciated her taking the time to write and it got me thinking about all the wonderful experiences that I've had buying arts and crafts directly from the artist. It really is a special buying experience and the extra effort that we put into creating our artwork and/or wrapping and shipping our packages sets us apart from many of the other traditional retail establishments.

Here's an excerpt of what she wrote:

Happy New Year to you, wishing you love and light, health and happiness.

Thank you for sending the parcel to me in France so quickly. I was absolutely delighted with the contents of the pack - the beautiful wrapping, the gift from you, your Christmas card, your promotional postcards and of course the pendant itself which I love.

In an age when so much is mass-produced and souless it's a real pleasure to buy direct from an artist and know you are supporting their work. It's also a great joy to be the recipient of such a personal touch to an on-line order! Thank you.

I shall be promoting your work to anyone and everyone I can - because I love your work and also I love the effort you are putting into your customers experience!

I hope the customer doesn't mind me sharing her inspiring note on my blog. I think her 'thank you' is a wonderful expression of gratitude, not only to me, but to many artists that create and sell their work directly to the customer. The individual attention we provide to our customers truly is appreciated and hopefully a note like this inspires us all to continue to provide great products and great customer service.

Have a wonderful day everybody! -kristen

04 January 2010

2010 Fine Art Calendar with Choice of Display Unit

I am pleased to introduce my new 2010 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 should you need it.

When you are finished with the calendar, each of the images can be trimmed and framed as small format artworks. The calendar pages were professionally printed on FujiColor Crystal Archive Paper.

The buyer can choose 1 of 3 display options.

Option 1 : Acrylic Holder with Magnetic Back. (This would work well to display the calendar on the refrigerator or filing cabinet, etc.)

Option 2 : Clear Acrylic Holder with Easel Back. (Great for tabletop or desk display)

Option 3 : Black Metallic Holder with Easel Back. (Pages slide into the display and are held on the side. No protective cover over the calendar.)

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03 January 2010

Artist of the Month at Rosemont School

I am honored to be the Artist of the Month for January at the Rosemont School located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Each month professional artists exhibit their work in the Great Hall of the Tudor building. Approximately twenty of my original paintings will be on exhibit beginning January 4th and continuing until the end of the month.

If you have the opportunity, please stop by for a tour of the wonderful school and view the solo exhibit within the beautiful Great Hall.

Thanks to Beth FitzPatrick for all her help with the exhibition.

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You're Invited -Artist Opening Reception - 2nd Thursday @ Reverie on Girard

Join me for '2nd Thursday' :: January 14th, 2010 at "Reverie on Girard" - a fun vintage clothing/jewelry store in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. I'll be the featured artist from January 14th through March 4th.

The artist opening reception will be January 14th from 6 until 9 p.m.

Also check out Quince Fine Foods next door. It's fantastic! Delicious food and coffee and wonderful culinary treats for the kitchen and home.

Thursday, January 14, 2010
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Reverie on Girard
205 W Girard Ave
(Northern Liberties)
Philadelphia, PA