Where it's Made - Pamplemousse 1983

Maryam of Pamplemousse1983's Studio Den

Where is your creative studio space?
My studio space is in our den and is shared with our two dogs and the kitchen.

What do you make there?
I am a photographer so I edit photos on the computer but I also make jewelry with some of my photos and use the space for that as well.

What is your favorite item in your creative space?
Probably the chalkboard window I got in Tulsa while vending at Indie Emporium a few weeks ago!

Favorite Halloween candy?
This is tough...I love snickers but the mini reese's are so good too!  I always eat the chocolate first then eat the peanut butter center :)

Weekend Guide: October 12 + 13 + 14

Pegasus Plaza Market 
Date: Friday, Oct. 12th
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: Main & Akard in Downtown Dallas
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Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio 

Arts Goggle
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13th
Time: 4pm-10pm
Location: Near Southside in Ft Worth (1207 W. Magnolia) 

Urban Street Bazaar

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13th and Sunday, Oct. 14th
Time: Saturday 12-8pm, Sunday 12-4pm
Location: Bishop Arts District, Dallas
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Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Pamplemousse1983, estieMade, Dowdy Studio 

Weekend Guide: September 28 + 29 + 30

Indie Emporium

Date: Friday, Sept. 28th and Saturday, Sept. 29th
Time: Friday 7-11 pm , Saturday 12-10pm 
Location: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 East Brady, Tulsa, OK
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Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Pamplemousse1983

Fort Worth Music Fest

Date: Friday, Sept. 28th and Saturday, Sept. 29thTime: Friday 3pm-10pm, Saturday 1pm - 10pm 
Location: Will Rodgers Memorial Center, 3401 West Lancaster Avenue,  Fort WorthMore Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy StudioKessler Craftsman 

White Rock Paper Scissors

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29th & Sunday, Sept. 30th
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: 530 Northlake Dr., Dallas, TX 75218
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Participating Etsy Dallas Member: La Alicia

Weekend Guide: September 22nd + September 23rd

Two Art Studios*One Party 
Date: Saturday, Sept 22nd
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Location: Dowdy Studio & Napkin Art Studio - 10025 Garland Rd #G & #H
More Info: Dowdy Studio Blog
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio, Napkin Art Studio 

Dallas Handmade Arts Market 

Date: Saturday, Sept. 22nd and Sunday, Sept. 23rd
Time: 10am-7pm on Saturday, 11am-5pm on Sunday
Location: 327 Cole St, Dallas
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Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Pamplemousse1983 

Munger Place Days Home Tour 2012 

Date: Sunday, Sept. 23rd
Time: 12-6pm
Location: 4900 Tremont Street, Dallas. See this helpful Map.
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Participating Etsy Dallas Members: K8made, Butter

Member Spotlight - Pamplemousse 1983

Get to know another fabulous new member of Etsy Dallas, Maryam of Pamplemousse 1983. She has a wonderful blog and Etsy shop filled with color and a love for photography. 
Hi Maryam! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your shop. 
Well, my name is Maryam and I live in East Dallas with my husband, daughter and two dogs. I moved to Texas in 2001 (!!!) to attend the University of Texas at Arlington and ended up meeting my husband here. In my shop I sell photographic prints and jewelry made with my photographs.

Fine Art Bobby Pins
How did you get started selling your creations?
I opened my Etsy shop a few years ago but never was really serious about it until last year. I loved the idea of Etsy but I didn't really have time to work on my own shop until I had my daughter. Since having her I've had a new burst of creative energy that's really pushed me to work on my shop and set new goals for success.
Floral Polaroid Rainbow Fine Art Photograph
You sell such beautiful photographs! Where did your love for photography come from?
I never was very good at math and I've always hated writing so I decided to major in fine arts. After I took my first photography class I was hooked. I ended up concentrating in Photography. I've always loved taking photos but never really thought of it as a form of art until college. After I graduated I ended up taking a job in insurance (gag me) and found myself in a creative hole. I eventually quit, got my teacher certification and became an elementary art teacher. It was during this time that I really started exploring photography as an art form again and renewed my passion for the medium.
Do you have any advice for other creatives who want to open their own handmade shop?
Do your research! I think a big mistake I made starting out was not looking at the competition. Know who your audience is, what they're looking for and find ways to reach them.
Doe Visits Grandmother Fine Art Photograph
What is your favorite part about Dallas? Favorite shop? Restaurant?
I really love my neighborhood in East Dallas. I love being so near White Rock Lake! My favorite shop is We Are 1976 on Henderson which sells really awesome knickknacks, art prints and accessories. As far as food, there are a ton of really really great places to eat but my newest favorite is Goodfriend in East Dallas (right by Dowdy Studio!). Their Loretta burger is AMAZEBALLS.
Sew Sew Sew Fine Art Photograph
Describe your creative personality in three words.
Colorful, Fun, ADD.

Thanks so much Maryam! You can find more Pamplemousse 1983 here:


Big Ideas for Little Ones-Yellow and Gray

One of the hottest trends when designing nurseries for boys, girls or delivery surprises is the color combination of sunny yellow and cool, neutral gray. Etsy Dallas members present eight creative ways you can liven up a baby’s space so it is ready for sleepy, cloudy days or the bright, Texas sunshine.

Honeycomb Print Shop
Your little one will be dreaming of North Pole adventures thanks to this sweet penguin with an inspirational message we can all appreciate. Each print is hand inked, so the colors may be varied, but will all fall in the gray, marigold, black and cream families.

Scrabble letters spell out the title of George Harrison’s Beatles classic “Here Comes the Sun” on a cheerful yellow background dotted with white, and you can’t help but sing along. This original photo is printed professionally on archival paper to frame on your walls.

Available in gray or honey, these personalized monograms can celebrate your new favorite name with modern vintage style. The 8-inch hoop can be used in the baby’s room or later in your study or office.

Dowdy Studio
Whether baby slept through the night or kept you up, you can still greet your day in style with this cheerful “Hello Day” print.  Each print is carefully made by the husband and wife team at Dowdy Studio from start to finish and is digitally printed on heavy weight matte photo quality paper.

Midnight Snack
There’s nothing cheesy about the way this adds a little yellow and gray to a nursery! You and your little mouse can read books or play on the floor with this 18-inch square pillow. Its backside has a funky, navy blue, khaki and green circle and square pattern as well.

Dowdy Studio
“Yeeeee haw!” This pen and ink illustration is the perfect addition to a room for a young Texan. The whimsical design with fine details like a bandana print and lines in the kitty’s straw hat is printed digitally on heavy weight matte photo quality paper.

Butter Design Lab
While you’re falling in love with the new bundle of joy rocking in your arms, your back will appreciate the soft support of this 18” x 18” screen-printed pillow. Metallic gold letters in gray suiting on one side – cool plaid on the other.

This print packs a punch with bold gold and black, along with red and white accents. Your little one will enjoy counting the circles and numbers with you down the road, too.

Local Honey
Your new main squeeze will have you feeling like you’re living on cloud nine – so why not throw in a pillow to shout it out? Toss this 12” x 16” bit of handcrafted fluff on your rocking chair so you always remember this feeling. The back is made of collected fabric scraps, so you can make a special request to match the rest of your nursery.

Posted by Meredith from Meredesigns

Weekend Guide: March 1 - 4

FWCAC 2012 Biennial Exhibition Art Drop Off

The North Texas Community is invited to bring one original artwork per person to exhibit in the 2012 FWCAC Biennial.  The Biennial is an open exhibit - all may enter and will be shown.  Entry fee: $10.  Any media; size restriction: 36" maximum with frame.  Artwork should be ready to hang, special needs must supply hanging hardware.  Sculptors should bring their own pedestals, video artists should bring their own equipment. For prospectus and more information: visit the FWAC website or contact Elaine Taylor at 817-298-3021 or
Artwork will be on display through Spring Gallery Night, March 24, 2012. 

Date:  March 1st--3rd 
Time: 9am -9pm 
Location:  Fort Worth Community Arts Center  1300 Gendy Street  Forth Worth, TX  76107 
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Participating Etsy Dallas Member:  3dot4 

Flea Harvey's 

Date: Saturday, March 3rd 
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Lee Harvey's, 1807 Gould StreetDallas
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Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Pamplemousse1983

Dowdy Studio Wagon @ Good 2 Go Taco 

Date: Sat + Sun, Mar 3-4 
Time: 7am - 2pm 
Location: 1146 Peavy Rd. Dallas
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Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio