Thursday, April 20th is the first class of the new Advanced Drawing Class I’m teaching through Shoreline Community College Continuing Education! We’ll be talking about color theory and experimenting with different dry media including colored pencil, conte crayon and pastel.
As Spring surrounds us with color, come learn about how color works and how to use it to indicate shadow and depth in your drawings. This should be a fun class, building on the previous classes, but open to anyone wishing to enhance their drawing abilities.
I’m so excited to be teaching two Workshops this Holiday Season!
Pamper Yourself with Aromatherapy:
Explore aromatherapy & take home unique gifts! Come create a signature scent that you will infuse into some artist-made organic body butter, mix up an exfoliating sugar scrub, glitz a candle, and make a coordinating box of matches. All supplies provided. Note that this course is not for students who are sensitive to fragrances.
Date: 11/26/2022 (SAT) Times: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ** Correct room # is 9208 in Building 9000 **
Nothing beats a hand-crafted gift! In this workshop you’ll make rolled paper beads, then craft them into a pair of earrings. Create exotic bath tub teas using essential oils and botanicals, create a super cute pinecone owl and a sweet felt ornament for your favorite camper! You’ll leave this workshop with four handmade gifts created especially by you – perfect for giving! You will also go home with patterns and instructions for making more at home. All supplies provided. For adults and youth age 15+ (will accept students age 12-14 accompanied by an adult).
Date: 12/3/2022 (SAT) Times: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ** Correct Room # is 9208 in Building 9000 **
Fairview Church and School, 844 78th Street, Seattle
Brought to you by the Northwest Art Alliance (sponsors of the Best of the Northwest Art and Fine Craft Shows) this one day event is designed to help artists clear out their studios of seconds, older designs, extra materials, supplies from projects no longer pursued. Some artists bring new work, too, so you never know what finds you may happen upon!
We will have both new work and “last call” items, as well as stocking stuffers, gift books and more! Come enjoy this fun, FREE event!
As an added bonus, there is a coffee and bake sale table – yum!!!
Once again we co-ordinate with Yazdi’s Summer Sale to bring you a Crackerjack Pop-Up! Join us to find some fantastic deals on books, dresses, frames, and many other items from the Crackerjack Collection!
Participate in our drive to collect period products for T2P2, a local non-profit that is trying to address Period Poverty in our area. T2P2 stands for “Towers of Tampons & Pyramids of Pads.” Help us build one in Wallingford Center!
Drawing for Beginners Class
I’m so excited to be returning to my roots this summer!
I will be teaching an introductory drawing class beginning Weds. July 27th, through Shoreline Community College Continuing Education. I would love to have any of you join in this class, which will teach you to really look and see what you are about to draw. No previous experience required, just a desire to explore a talent you may have thought you didn’t have! More info!
It seems early this year, and in Seattle it’s been feeling more like Fall than Spring, much less like Summer!
Nevertheless, Sunday June 19th is the day set aside to honor our Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles and other male mentors. It’s the perfect day to express love, admiration and thanks for all they have contributed to our lives.
Those of you who were familiar with Crackerjack in Wallingford Center may not realize that we opened that location on May 3rd, 1986 – thirty-six years ago this week!
I was not aware that we debuted during National Small Business Week, and it may be that this week dedicated to small business was created after 1986. But how appropriate!
Of course, I have been waxing sentimental this week, remembering all the fun times, challenges, employees and customers of the 34 years the store existed as a retail shop!
Many of you have expressed how you miss the shop, and I certainly miss many aspects of it, too. Being exclusively an online store has some advantages, to be sure, but I certainly miss the personal interactions with all of you, and helping you find the perfect handcrafted prize.
So, once again, thank you for all the support over the years!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th
Free Local Delivery and Curbside Pick-Up are available through Mother’s Day to make your gift-giving as easy as possible! Click on Shop Our Store to the left for details!