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To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the “Steampunk” art movement.  If you aren’t familiar with Steampunk, it is a style of art that has its roots in the Victorian look.  Picture that busy style and add in a bunch of found objects, a touch of technology and a splash of science fiction.  Voila!  Steampunk.

Some Steampunk creations are a little creepy to me.  They include random metal parts, glass eyeballs from dolls, clothing – the range of “stuff” used in the artwork is amazing!  While I LOVE using found objects and repurposing items (I do it all the time with furniture and other items), I tend to have a simpler aesthetic.   However, I did find one artist whose work I could get on board with…

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Color Crossing Holiday Event

I just wanted to put out a plug for one of my very favorite local shops – Color Crossing in Roberts, WI.  On Friday, December 4, they will open a new show featuring artwork from local artists.  Work ranges from pottery and jewelry to rugs and fiber art.  Color Crossing specializes in fiber arts of all types – weaving, felting, knitting, spinning, crocheting and more.  Take a class, buy some yarn or shop for a gift!  This event will be held from 5-9 pm Friday, and will continue Saturday, December 5 from 10-5 and Sunday, December 6 from 10-3.  Vist the Color Crossing website for directions and information.

If you are venturing this way, you may wish to make a pit stop at Stone Soup Gallery in Hudson, WI.  Formerly located in Hammond, WI, this lovely little gallery is now located in the old post office building in Hudson.  Owner Jane Nicol showcases her jewelry, along with art from several other artists.  Visit her website for more information.

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My New Etsy Shop – Designer Home

After years of lurking and being inspired by all of the fantastic artists on Etsy, I finally got my very own shop up and running! This time, I have a collection of funky scarves, an original oil painting and a collection of ornaments. I posted a permanent link on the left sidebar of this blog, so you can always take a peek at my latest creations. I will try to have new items posted periodically, so be sure to check back from time to time. Thanks for taking the time to check out Designer Home!

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Art Along the River

Are you searching for the perfect piece of art to grace your mantle?  Waiting to run into a vase the exact size and color you need to fill that huge void above your entertainment center?  Look no further!  The Hudson area has some fantastic art resources to take advantage of.

Seasons on St. Croix is located on Second Street in Downtown Hudson, and represents dozens of local and regional artists in all media.  From textiles to pottery, glass to paintings, you will find it here.  They have a brand new gallery, and an artist reception event on the first Friday of every month.  Visit their website at http://www.seasonsonstcroix.com/ for more information.

Kelley Galleries and Framing is located a little further down Second Street in Hudson.  They offer a gorgeous array of original works, as well as reproductions, furniture and home accessories.  To finish off your art selection, they offer framing services, as well.  Check their website at http://www.kelleygalleries.com/ for more information on their upcoming events, new artists and more.

Bonnie Rubinstein, of River Falls, is a fused glass artist.  She is amazing, and works on a very large scale.  Sinks, countertops, tiles, light fixtures, window panels – she can do it all!  View her portfolio and contact her to discuss your custom project:  http://www.rubinsteinstudio.com/.

Another local glass artist, Laurie Wilson, offers works in both stained and fused glass.  She is well-known for her custom architectural window panels, as she has worked with many builders in the area.  See her work at http://www.ilwacoglass.com.  I have had the pleasure of working with her on several past projects, and my clients have been thrilled with the results!

For a little something old, check out Abigail Page Antiques, also on Second Street in Hudson.  You never know what you may find; that perfect piece for your home may be hiding in the corner!  http://abigailpageantiques.com/

A wonderful array of home accessories, furniture, artwork and more awaits you at Etcetera on Second Street in Hudson.  I love browsing through their beautiful displays looking for a gift for someone special.  http://etchudson.com/

If you want to take an afternoon drive, head east to Roberts.  Color Crossing specializes in fiber arts.  Whether you weave, knit, crochet, felt or spin, they will have just the yarn, fiber or supplies you need.  They also just added a gallery, featuring pottery, rugs and more from local artists.  Check out this fun little shop at http://www.colorcrossing.com

Just another few minutes east, you will find a little gem of a gallery.  Stone Soup in Hammond is a great resource of local artwork.  Owner Jane Nicol features different artists than you will find in Hudson, making her shop well worth the drive.  I have found so many inspiring pieces there – check it out at http://www.stonesoupart.com.

Whether you are looking for an original piece of art, or a more affordable print, or something small or large to decorate your home, the Hudson area has everything you need!  You don’t need to cross the river to find high-quality, affordable gifts and artwork.  And, of course, stay for something to eat – it’s hard to beat the restaurants in Downtown Hudson!  See http://www.hudsonwi.org for more information on Hudson, WI and the surrounding area.  Come and see us!  And when you do, be sure to stop back here to tell us your favorite spot – we would love to hear from you!

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