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Soulstice Artisan Market: Wellness Weekend

Guest Post:

Collette Welch, owner of Soulstice Artisan Market.

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Aromatherapy By Tabs

Thursday, February 6, 6-8pm

Soulstice Artisan Market welcomes ten year old entrepreneur, Tabetha Garver, the founder of Aromatherapy Pendants By Tabs. Tabetha works in conjunction with her mother, Beth Garver, creator of essential oil blends. This popular well-being practice of aromatherapy is used throughout the world. Your favorite oils and special mixtures including peppermint, orange, lemon, lavender, weight loss, cellulite rub and Thieves Cleaner will be available.

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Saturday, February 8, 11am-1pm

On Saturday, we invite you to come in out of the cold to excite your senses and boost your immune system with Tea Tzar Cynthia Evans, from Tea-Licious Trendz. Cynthia offers custom blends of organic loose leaf teas and herbals made in small batch sizes to assure the freshest health drink possible. She will serve the Valentine’s Day special blends, Zensous and Chocolate Macaroon along with Jade Oolong and Cynthia’s various herbal favorites will be for sale.

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Get to Know . . . Ana Dooley

Ana Dooley and her great pal, Cody.

Ana Dooley and her best bud, Cody.

Rochester Artisan Ana Dooley is a creator of “everyday” jewelry. That’s not to say it’s common or boring – it’s casual and comfortable, perfect to wear anytime, not just on special occasions.

Ana Dooley GemX Necklace and Earrings

How long have you been an artist and how did you get started?
Artist? My entire life!! Jewelry, around 7 years. My husband calls me the ADHD Artist, I jump from one thing to another all the time. (Painting, metals, woodworking …)

Explain a little bit about your process.
I like to use recycled materials, and raw metals. Semiprecious stones. Most of my items are one of a kind.

Copper Patina Duo

What’s the comment heard most often about your art?
“Wow, that is different.”

What’s the one tool you couldn’t live without, in creating your art?
Not just one… my torch and my hammer.

How has your art changed over time?
Always changing. I have thousands of beads from my beginning days that I will never use. I just don’t use beads that much anymore. (Unless they are semiprecious stones.)

What’s your favorite part of making your pieces?
Expressing my creativity.

Least favorite?
Finishing them, I have so many started pieces.

Silver Trio

Ana’s work can be purchased at her online shop at Artfire. She often features her newest designs on her business Facebook page.

And this Thursday, May 2, 6:00-8:00, you can meet her in person at her GemX Mother’s Day Show at Soulstice Artisan Market, located at 632 North Winton Road in Rochester. Bring your mother or a friend and receive a free pair of earrings with a GemX purchase. Plus – wine, light snacks and a fun experience in a beautiful shop!

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Soulstice Artisan Market’s 3rd Anniversary

Soulstice Artisan Market
632 North Winton Road
Rochester, NY

Thursday, December 13, 6:00-9:00
Refreshments, Live Music, Meet the Artists!

Hand Stitched Paper Art by Stefani Tadio

Hand Stitched Paper Art by Stefani Tadio

Ana Dooley GemX Necklace and Earrings

Ana Dooley GemX Necklace and Earrings

Tanvi Asher Scarf

Tanvi Asher Scarf

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What is a Cash Mob, You Ask?

A Cash Mob is a group of people organized to shop at a certain small business at a prearranged date and time. The idea is to support a locally-owned business, giving them a boost in sales and visibility.

Janice Gouldthorpe, Executive Director, and Kate Edgerton, Communications Specialist, at the Genesee Center for Arts and Education are organizers of Rochester’s Cash Mob. “We are a community arts center and cash mobs support the locally owned and created goods and service businesses in our community.  We hope you and other supporters of the Genesee Center for the Arts & Education want to support our local businesses by spending your dollars locally.”

I’ve noticed that public awareness about supporting local businesses has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. From time to time, I have customers ask me at shows, where I’m from. Sometimes it’s because they like getting to the know the artist whose work they are purchasing. Sometimes, it’s very specific, they are looking to buy gifts made locally. I love when they say that because it gives me an opportunity to thank them for supporting us.

Last year I encouraged Rochester Artisans to identify themselves as a local artist by having a sign in their space stating their hometown. And posting a sign like this one that I found online and printed, framed and hung in my space.

(I’ve tried to trace back to the original source for this, have not been successful. I’m happy to give credit to the original artist who created this. Anyone know? But I have a feeling he/she is pleased it’s gone viral.)

And lastly Rochester Artisans can always post our own sign in their selling space. I’ve been printing them on bright yellow paper and it’s been fun to see them all over the place at shows. (I always carry some with me, if I run into you at shows, just ask. Or go to the Files section of our Yahoo site and print your own!)

I’m loving this cash mob concept. It’s such a win for all. The shop gets a shot of funds and both store and artisans get some nice exposure.

For this go-round, I’m pulling hard for Soulstice Artisan Market to be the “victim” of the Saturday March 24 Cash Mob. Voting ends Tuesday, March 20. A good number of us Rochester Artisans are grateful to Collette Welch and her amazing store for selling only local hand crafted artisan works. Please vote – and visit the store, located at 632 North Winton Road, Rochester, NY.

Soulstice is also involved in Rochester’s First Friday events. I was lucky enough to be featured one Friday last year, at her store. I demo’d my stitching, brought new items to the store, a bunch of Rochester Artisan friends stopped by – and Channel 8 showed up! That was simultaneously weird and cool. If the video existed somewhere, I’d link to it. You’ll have to trust me, I was breathtakingly gorgeous and profoundly entertaining. ;-)

But I’d be remiss, if I didn’t also talk about Jean Wescott’s The Artful Gardener. Her very cool store is located at 727 Mt Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY – and also nominated for the March 24 Cash Mob.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jean at the Blue exhibit the Rochester Artisans held at The Dryer House Gallery in Victor, now sadly out of business. Tom Zachman sells his fused glass work there – I’m guessing there are other Rochester Artisans there too.

The cool thing is any locally owned store can be nominated over and over until they win, then they are asked to sit out and give other stores a chance.

Let’s get busy and support each other!


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