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Welcome 2012!

The new year always feels like a fresh start with a clean slate. Here’s what I’m thinking about for Pine Tree Designs:

    Greatly improve my photography skills.

    Reopen an online store. (See above!)

    Visit the stores my products are in on a scheduled, regular basis in order to keep the displays fresh and introduce new product more frequently. Like the put-it-on-my-calendar-as-a-recurring-task kind of regularity.

    Been saying this for years, but this time I *really* mean it – design and sell patterns, kits, something – and explore that new whole market.

    Cut back on shows, therefore freeing up weekends for personal fun and non-pressured art.

    Redesign my website into something I’m proud of – losing the blog part, since I rarely post there anymore.

    Throw open the door to creativity without regard to sales. (I recently started developing hand-stitched origami, which cracked the door open and got me thinking, I wonder what else I can do? – and I’m feeling totally reinvigorated.)

    Continue finding more and more unbridled joy in working with Rochester Artisans – the artists, the site, seeing what might be next for us.

Here’s what Marie from Silverware Windchimes has on her list:

    Try new items out – creativity is brewing,

    Travel more outside of Rochester area – Lots of talent here but $$$ is out side of area.

    Do tried and true shows

    Website- try new things with it.

    Never do a Mall show again.

    Indie shows are for others not me – They are another age group that do not like over 30’s(gee are we returning to the 1960’s or earlier?) and
    wait till they become the age group that they are not wanting in “their” shows. Think about it. Artists/Crafters are all ages and we should be as a group and separate by “age”.


What’s your plan for your artisan business? Tell us in the comments!

~Stefani~

Thanksgiving Weekend Art Fairs

Want to walk off some of that turkey & stuffing and find some lovely artful gifts for your family & friends? Try these shows this weekend!


Have a Heart for Hannah’s Hope Holiday Sale
November 25, 2011

Casa Larga Winery
Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY

Graceful Living

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Seasons Best Arts & Crafts Show
November 25 & 26, 2011

1456 East Philadelphia Avenue (Rt. 73)
Gilbertsville, PA

Silverware Windchimes

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35th Annual Irondequoit High School Art and Craft Sale
Saturday, November 26, 2011
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Irondequoit High School
260 Cooper Road
Irondequoit, NY

In My Head Studios

The Ides of October

There are plenty of shows featuring our Rochester Artisans this weekend! It’s never too soon to start your holiday shopping by making those lists and checking them twice.
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Crafts for a Cause
October 15, 2011
Maplewood YMCA
Driving Park Avenue
Rochester, NY

Fleece Hats Galore

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Victor PTSA Craft Show
October 15, 2011
Victor Intermediate School
Victor, NY

Scrubs and Soaks
Spectacular II Designs

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Junior League of Rochester Holiday Market
October 15 & 16, 2011
Fair & Expo Center
2695 E. Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY

By Ann
Envirocrafter
Graceful Living

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Clover Market
October 16, 2011
Ardmore, PA

Silverware Windchimes

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Last Chance for Outdoor Festivals

October can be tricky here in upstate New York. It can mean shorts & t-shirts or it can mean parkas and boots! That Mother Nature is such a hoot!

This weekend, October 8, 9 and 10, is forecast in the former – mid-seventies and sunny. It’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that NY has to offer. May I suggest starting with a hearty apple pancake breakfast at the LaFayette Apple Festival, south of Syracuse?

And Sunday will be a nice day for a scenic hour-plus drive south of Rochester to Letchworth State Park for the annual Arts & Crafts Show presented by the Arts Council for Wyoming County. If you’re lucky enough to have Monday off for Columbus Day, the show is open then too!

Wear your comfy walking shoes, top off the tank with gas – and set out on an adventure. Art plus scenic New York State – would could be better?

Check the websites linked below – and be sure to say hello to our Rochester Artisan friends who will be there.

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LaFayette Apple Festival
October 8, 9, 2011
Tully Farms Road
LaFayette, NY

ButterFlips
Creative Images
Fleece Hats Galore
Something from Nothin’

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Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale
October 8, 9, 10, 2011
Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY

Flying Whale Studio
Lisa’s Creations
Pysanky by Mia
Silverware Windchimes
Theorems and Things, by Sally Read

The Out of Towners

Of course your definition of “out of town” depends where you live, right? Seems like a nice weekend to drive south to Naples and/or east to Remsen, NY. Both of these festivals have long histories – 31 years for Remsen and the Naples Grape Fest has been held since 1961. Besides visiting your favorite Rochester Artisans, there’s lots of other things to do. Why not make a day of it?

Remsen Barn Festival
September 24 & 25, 2011
Remsen, NY

Creative Images
Pysanky by Mia
Silverware Windchimes
Theorems and Things, by Sally Read

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Naples Grape Festival
September 24 & 25, 2011
Naples, NY

Lisa’s Creations

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Where to go first??

Even the calendar will soon agree – fall is here! And we have the festivals, markets and shows to prove it. Rochester Artisans are very busy – please stop and visit us at these events and see what we’ve been up to creatively. Bring your friends and family and make a day of it!

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High Falls Art & Craft Market <— right next to Greentopia Festival!
September 17 & 18, 2011
High Falls Art Gallery
60 Browns Race
Rochester, NY

Excessory & Peppermint

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1st Annual Funny Farm Fall Festival of Corn & Art
September 17 & 18, 2011
Gentle’s Farm Market
1092 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY

Fleece Hats Galore
Scrubs and Soaks

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Artist Row
September 18, 2011
Public Market
Rochester, NY

Cuddle-Up Quilts
DragonMoon Creations
GemX Jewelry Design
Generous Spirit Jewelry Designs
Goebel Glass
Lisa’s Creations
Little Green Apple Artisan Jewelry
Marusca Gatto Glassworks
Pamela Frame
Rainmaker Designs
Spectacular II Designs
Treasures of Ukraine/Bead Artist
Wire by Ragona

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Clover Market
September 18, 2011
Ardmore, PA

Silverware Windchimes

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