2016 Jingle Bash: Photo Backdrop

It takes a lot of team and individual effort to make our shows a success! I'm sharing a post from my personal blog today to show you what goes into painting the one of a kind photo backdrop. We hire a professional photographer and create a scene so you can have a free keepsake from this time of year, and our event. When all the photos have been uploaded to our Flickr we will make an announcement, so you can download, print, and share freely!  Check it out!

Another show, and another challenge accepted! These 8x10 foot paintings have become quite an event in my house! I grow so much as an artist just by saying "yes" and going for it. I should broaden that statement to person instead.  

I put my husband's GoPro to good use on a time lapse this time too! Enjoy, I hope we see you tomorrow from 11-5 at Gilley's Dallas for the big show! 

2016 Jingle Bash: Bash Bag Preview

Y’all, I must say the coveted Bash Bags are even more covet-worthy this year thanks to these very generous Jingle Bash artists. Be sure to arrive extra early to snag an official 2016 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash tote bag packed with these handmade goodies. They will only be given out to the first 50 adults in line when the doors open at 11:00am. Whether or not you get a Bash Bag, you will definitely want to check out each of these shops to see all the handmade goodness they have to offer!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SurlyBunny Surly Bunny-bottlecap openers
http://landofthethread.com Land of the Thread-bracelets
https://www.etsy.com/shop/hangingbythreads Hanging by Threads-tassel clips
https://www.etsy.com/shop/lipglosserie Lip Glosserie-cuticle balm
https://www.etsy.com/shop/fuzzyhipposhop Fuzzy Hippo-notecards
https://www.etsy.com/shop/oldnewmiddle Old New Middle-felted hearts
http://monster-dance-designs.myshopify.com Monster Dance Design-notecards
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ashtreeartpaintings Ashtree Art-koozies
https://www.etsy.com/shop/napkinart Napkin Art-notecards
http://cheenibaby.bigcartel.com Cheeni Baby-notecards
https://www.etsy.com/shop/monorail Monorail Studio-art prints and notecards
http://www.brazedbrand.com Brazed Brand-map key rings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/katfrenchdesign Kat French Design-coasters
https://www.etsy.com/shop/thepigandthepeacock The Pig and the Peacock-snowflake soap

http://pigseyart.com Pigsey Art-ornaments and magnets
http://www.gastonmade.com Gaston Made-coasters
https://www.etsy.com/shop/chetart Chet Art-pins and art cards
http://www.valeriemorgandesigns.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html Valerie Morgan Designs-earrings
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MonicaLKnighton Monica L. Knighton Illustration-stickers, wood engraved pins
https://www.etsy.com/shop/expressionsbracelets Expressions Bracelets-pendants
https://www.etsy.com/shop/petportraitsbyholly Pet Portraits by Holly-art cards
http://www.alazanceramics.com Alazan Ceramics-temporary tattoos, candy
http://www.pennybpottery.com Penny B Pottery-ceramic ornaments
https://www.etsy.com/shop/joycreativeshop Joy Creative Shop-holiday cards
https://www.etsy.com/shop/tokodots Tokodots-Texas notecards
https://www.etsy.com/shop/acheeryblossom a cheery blossom-leather luggage tags
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BLUEFLAMESTUDIOS Blue Flame Studios-postcards
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TesoroJewelry Tesoro-bracelet cuffs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/wanderlustwaresshop Wanderlust Wares-pins

2016 Jingle Bash: Make & Take

Take a break from all the shopping bliss at the 2016 Easy Dallas Jingle Bash to visit with the talented instructors from Creative Arts Center of Dallas. At each of our events we like to provide shoppers with a chance to exercise their creative muscles. And for this, you won’t need to bring any of the supplies or even remember your Pinterest password. CAC is sponsoring our Make and Take tables and they will walk you through all the steps to create some fun projects. Depending on when you arrive, you will have a chance to try your hand at Winter Hat Ornaments, a Charity Knit-a-long, Mini Felt Ball Wreaths, Holiday Cards, and Found Object Ornaments. CAC will staff these free activity tables from 11am-5pm at the Jingle Bash.

When you visit be sure to ask them about all of their upcoming classes, workshops, and exhibitions. They have something for everyone whether your interests lie in fine art, ceramics, glassworks, jewelry, digital media or leather. They currently have a student/instructor exhibition from the jewelry and ceramic department and most of the work is for sale.

Check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with lots of local creative opportunities with CAC!


Sponsor Spotlight: Etsy

YES. You read that right, Etsy, Inc. is sponsoring Jingle Bash!  We are so thrilled to have their support!  I'm sure you are already familiar with Etsy, so I'm going to take this opportunity to talk about their mission statement, and what it means for artists and makers like our team members.

"Our mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world."

This means putting the opportunity to thrive in the hands of local artisans, and making their goods available on a reputable global platform. They are helping to level the playing field, and leading the handmade, small business movement! This means more money coming and staying in your communities, from the hands of thoughtful consumers to conscientious creatives.

Sponsor Spotlight: Dallas Child

Today, I have the wonderful privilege of introducing you to one of our favorite local resources and supporters, Dallas Child! If you are a local mom, you have to know about this awesome site and publication! It is an endless local database for what is going on in the area, where to shop, where to eat, awesome parenting articles, and even a list of the top rated physicians recommended by other local moms. Be sure to check them out and sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date on all the DFW happenings!