Quite a few people have been asking when and where they can buy my new art cards. Well…..the answer is tomorrow (Saturday, November 26) at the Mission Houses Museum Craft Fair. Fair hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
I know it’s very last minute, but hey, weren’t you planning to go to this fabulous craft fair anyway? It’s always been my favorite of all the holiday fairs, and this year my dear sister, Roberta Cullen, invited me to share her booth. Her line of jewelry is called Fashioned by Roberta.
Find my cards along with Roberta’s jewelry at the ‘Ewa side of the fair, near where you cross the street to get to Kawaihao Church.
I’m really having fun with these art cards. My process is totally organic; I sit down with a pile of compatible materials around me and just start stitching. I change the thread and bobbin about every five minutes and I destroy sewing machine needles like you wouldn’t believe.
You will find some more traditional Christmas cards, with “Mele Kalikimaka” on palaka fabric, but there are also some abstract red-and-green fabric cards that whisper “Christmas” without shouting it.
Need thank-you cards for all those lovely gifts you will receive and friends’ homes where you will go for egg nog? How about a “Mahalo” card that’s original art? I’ve got ’em, complete with embroidery on palaka.
My cards cost about what you might pay for an ordinary printed card at a stationary store. But each of them is a one-of-a-kind little piece of art – some people are framing them – selling for just $6 or $8. Or a real deal at four for $20 or four for $30 (for the embroidered cards).
Berta and I hope to see you at the Mission Houses Museum Craft Fair!
– Paula Rath