Cindy's Stuff

Ready to Run ! (Again) October 27 2015, 0 Comments

  Camai! Its been a while since I lasted posted what's happening here at PFA. Life is what's happening, and I always seem to run out of time before I run out of ideas and things to do. I wanted to post my 2015 Holiday schedule for those of you who are local, and also let everyone know that I will finally be able to upgrade this site and add some new things for sale. Keep checking back, and if you "do" Facebook, I have a Facebook page called, "Pendleton Fine Arts" . By going to the page and hitting the like button, you will be able to keep current with the happenings here at PFA. 

My Bazaar Schedule for this season:

Sat, Nov 7th
Rabbit Creek Christmas Towne Bazaar
South High School
13400 Elmore Rd.
10:00a - 4:00

Sat, Nov 14th
City Church Alaskan Christmas Bazaar
1301 West 100th Ave
9:00a - 5:00p
Sat Nov 14th
Betty Libbey Bazaar.
Holy Family Cathedral
5th and H St.
9:00a- 3:00p
(Table will be cared for by B Boring )

Thanksgiving Weekend ( in Kenai)
Fri Nov27 - Sun Nov 29th
Kenai Arts &Crafts Fair
Kenai Central High School
10:00a - 5:00p
(Table will be cared for by Amy Murrell-Haunold)


Sat. Dec 5th
UAA Craft Fair
UAA Student Union Bldg ( downstairs)
Providence Drive
10:00a - a 5:00p

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT ONE OR MORE OF THESE WONDERFUL BAZAARS!

 


It's Bazaar Time! October 27 2014, 1 Comment

This weekend's bazaar was a great one! Thank you to all who stopped by! I am finding that I really enjoy the smaller church and school bazaars. With their relaxed atmosphere and down home crafts they present a charm that is somehow lost in the major craft shows around town. I know the ease of "one stop shopping " and the availability of credit/debit options are better, but you just can't beat the nostalgia of a bake sale table! The larger venues are great in a different way, and you are supporting small businesses. However, If you haven't been to to a small bazaar lately, try it , I think you'll come out smiling, with a bag of one-of-a-kind treasures.

Time to Harness Up Again October 13 2014, 0 Comments

       The bazaar season is about to begin again for me, so I thought I'd post my 2014 schedule for the local folks and or visitors to our great city of Anchorage. While the task of setting up shows and taking them down gets a bit wearing, the fun of meeting new folks, and greeting old friends always excites me. Its a "swirl of activity" time of year with lots to do, and a finite time in which get things done. I hope to have the opportunity to meet as many of you as possible in the next couple of months, so stop on by if you can, and if you can't, feel to say hi via this blog.

Camai! Cindy Pen...

2014 Holiday Bazaar Schedule

Sat, Oct 25 th
St John's Methodist Church
1801 O'Malley Road
9:00a - 4:00p

Sat, Nov 1st
Rabbit Creek Christmas Towne Bazaar
South High School
13400 Elmore Rd.
10:00a - 4:00

Sat, Nov 15th
City Church Alaskan Christmas Bazaar
1301 West 100th Ave
9:00a - 5:00p

Sat Nov 15th
Betty Libbey Bazaar.
Holy Family Cathedral
5th and H St.
9:00a- 3:00p
(Table will be cared for by B Boring )


NO READALASKA SHOW THIS YEAR
Anchorage Art Museum

Sat. Dec 6th
UAA Craft Fair
UAA Student Union Bldg ( downstairs)
Providence Drive
10:00a - a 5:00p

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT ONE OR MORE OF THESE WONDERFUL BAZAARS!


Just a Wish for you... February 13 2014, 0 Comments


Jumpin' January! January 23 2014, 0 Comments

                I love the Christmas season, with all its happy hustle! Then, when all the glitter of the holidays is finally returned to storage, I can be on to something new. I always look forward to January, because it signals my time for creativity. With the new year comes what I call my "charity challenges".

 There is always a list of volunteer opportunities for artists. I guess, I feel that I was given the gift of being an artist, so I should share that gift with others. The bad news about retirement is that there is little cash to be given when on a fixed income.The good news is there is additional time to do something that will bring in that cash for a cause. On my list of to-dos this year is a logo design for a wonderful new children's wellness program in the ASD, the brainchild of one of the Athletic directors at UAA. Then there's a cachet design for the Philatelic folks here in Anchorage. (Stamp collectors- for those who aren't up on fancy names). I'm also again involved in the transformed treasures project with the Salvation Army, the art auction for KAKM , and a redesigning of a couple of toys for the American Diabetes Assoc's big Gala silent auction. I'll be writing More about these fun projects as they are completed.

On the website, I will be adding some of my originals for sale, so please check in often and see what's up. 


Dancing in Your Underwear December 19 2013, 1 Comment

     Well, my busy season of bazaars and shows has come to an end for 2013. There were shows with weather challenges, lots of hauling totes filled with merchandise, lighting and things to make a space look inviting. There were also countless hours of chatting with customers, interspersed with surprise visits with old friends and former students. While I am breathing a sigh of relief that another successful season has been accomplished, I'm also a bit sad to see it go. Its sort of like that feeling you get when a favorite house guest leaves; sorry to see them go, but relieved that you can once again dance around the house in your underwear if you wish! 

   Please remember that my products are still available on line if you received gifts of cash that are burning a hole in your pocket. After the holidays I will be adding some of my original watercolors to the lineup of products. While original artwork is initially more expensive than limited edition prints, in the long run they are a better investment.

And now its time for me to write out those Christmas cards, wrap some presents, make this ol' house smell like Christmas by baking some cookies. I wish you all the best holiday ever- and may God bless us, everyone!

 


Just in Time for the Holidays! November 20 2013, 0 Comments

   As I mentioned before, I will be adding a few more items as the weeks go by, and this seemed the right time to add some of my holiday ornament collection.

 Back in 2008, my cohorts at Taku Graphics in Juneau invited me to create a design for their collection of Alaskan artists'  holiday ornaments. I was skeptical of their appeal because they weren't a fancy ceramic disk, but rather a masonite material. Boy was I wrong! Customers liked the fact that they were a bit of Alaska that could be easily added to a card and mailed anywhere safely. In fact, they were so successful at my bazaars that I decided to create one design a year, hand signing and dating each one. I am on my 6th year now, and must admit I enjoy coming up with a unique piece of art for these little gems every year. 

  In order to make the ornaments more cost effective shipping wise ( who would pay $6 shipping for a $6 purchase?) , I have grouped them into two 3Packs, dropping the price to $5 per ornament ($6 reg) for a total of $15 for the package. One pack features a light hearted look at the holiday season; the other is a bit more religious in theme. 

Here's a happy, and meaningful holiday season ahead! ( s'cuse me now, I gotta get to baking for that Thanksgiving feast that is right around the corner),

Cindy Pen...

 


Here we go, or, as the mushers say,"HIKE"! November 06 2013, 0 Comments

Well, Folks,  a few minutes after I finish this post I will be officially launching this website. I am excited to finally be able to offer my products online. After almost 15 years of selling my artwork locally at bazaars and in places throughout Alaska, its great to be able to make my work available to customers across the country.  Not all of what I offer is available online yet, but this is just the beginning of a new adventure. I will be adding more and more items over the next few months. Please check in often to see what's new. You can follow my local news by on clicking on my Facebook page. For Anchorage folks, there's a list of my 2013 season bazaar shows below.

So welcome to my website, I hope you enjoy your visit! 

Cindy Pen...

Sat, Nov 9th
City Church Alaskan Christmas Bazaar
1301 West 100th Ave
9:00a - 5:00p

Sat, Nov 16th
Lumen Christi Angel Bazaar
8110 Jewel Lake Road
(Behind St. Benedict's Church)
9:00a - 4:00p

Fri/ Sat, Nov 29th & 30th
ReadAlaska Book Fair
Anchorage Art Museum
6th & A St. ( upstairs , above fountain)
F/S, 10:00a - 6:00p
(I will not be there Sun)

Sat. Dec 7th
UAA Craft Fair
UAA Student Union Bldg ( downstairs)
Providence Drive
10:00a - a 5:00p