Saturday, May 31, 2008

Painting for Paws Event in Sacramento

Paintings for Paws

Hosted By: Evie Turner
When: Saturday Jun 14, 2008
at 6:00 PM
Where: Little Real Estate/Union Vacations
4201 H Street
East Sacramento, California|5 95819
United States
Evie Turner

Click Here To View Event

Please join us for the Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary's Second Saturday Art Show & Reception for "Painting for Paws!" This fundraiser will be held on June 14, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at Little Real Estate/Union Vacations on the corner of 42nd & H Streets in East Sacramento. On display and for sale will be the paintings that the cats and dogs actually created with non-toxic paint on their little paws. You can come home with your own one-of-a-kind piece of animal art work and perhaps even the animal artist too!

In addition to the cat and dog art work, the event will feature an extensive silent auction area of unique items all donated by local businesses, community members, and fellow artists. Some of the featured "human artists" who generously donated art to this event are:
Ann Tracy
Antoinette Oneal
Aunia Kahn
Evie Turner
Gale Hart
Jared Konopitski
June Daskalakis
Kelly Croisdale
Kim Brownell
Krissi Sandvik
Kyra Skye
Linda Nunes
Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin
Lost Goat
Nicolas Caesar
Nicole Fox
Nina Boyd
Sacred Snatch
Samantha Marie Grove
Sandy Cappelletti
Steve Grondin
Sugar MAgnolia Creations
Temple Terkildsen
Yelena Kopylov-Alford

Make sure that you arrive at the event early as the art has always sold out in previous years. Did I also mention that there will be food and wine? So come for a night of fun and support a worthy cause while you are at it!

Love, Evie, Tsarina & Zoey


Founded in 1993, Happy Tails rescues abandoned, abused and unwanted companion animals in the Sacramento area, and finds them safe, permanent, loving homes. All proceeds from the event will benefit Happy Tails, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Puta Love on Swap-bot

A few Crafty Homegirls of mine, who are regulars on swap-bot decided to do a fun "Emergency Puta Kit Swap. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, "Puta", basically it is a Spanish word for "Whore" Yep, you know sometimes WE all have an inner Puta that sometimes likes to step out and have a good time once and a while. SOME of us may need a little coaxing and or a kit to bust out in an emergency situation!

Today, I got this huge package in the mail. Immediately, my nosy son starts to open it. I had a feeling this was my EPK, so I had to grab it and go open it in the privacy of my room.

Needless to say, I was blown away at what was inside the package! So much that I had to share it with all of you. Maybe give you a little inspiration to go put together your own Puta/Ho on the Go kit. Perhaps you have a friend who is in need. Spread the love I say!

Before I get started, I just want to give a shot out to Mary who put together this wonderful package and who has the true Puta Spirit! Thanks girl! I can't tell you how much I appreciate all your hard work!

Outside of lid. I love all the slutticious women and the wooden EPK initials!

Inside of lid

Some furry handcuffs (wow) and some lucky diceLook at these! Hand embroidered Chonez!

She was right on the money on this. Liquer brings out the major Puta in me. She included my own shot class on a necklace (que classy) and a tequila fund piggy bank

I love this black wife beater "I am Chy" lol, yes I am!

Awesome shrine (outside)


playboy necklace

Musica to get my groove on.

Can't wait to slip some of these in Mando's drink! haha

Whorey perfume!

also included were some black chiny pasties!

I also happened to send out my partner her Puta Kit. She is super crafty and super famousa, so I wanted to make something easy to carry for when she is traveling all over spreading her crafty magic. lol, of course she can always share this with her hoosband!

Handmade frida corset handbag

inside her kit she will find: Puta glitter, some lube, temp tattoos, pasties, a hair barrette, some gum, dirty dice, a dare scratch off ticket, instant boyfriend, and some super secksy musica!

Since I was still all caliente, I made this passion quiltie for another swap partner. I hope she likes it too. Is it hot in here?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Scary-Craft Reminder (Tues May 27th)

t's that time again already! Tomorrow is fourth Tuesday and that means it's Night of the Crafters in Sacramento.

This month, we'll be:

  • looking at the creations resulting from our "monster" craft challenge from April
  • announcing the craft challenge themes for June, July & August
  • announcing the hands-on technique/tutorial for June
  • CRAFTING (isn't that what it's all about?)
  • and watch Miss Sam Marie use her scissors and a little magic to turn T-shirts like this:

    into T-shirts like this!

    HUBBA HUBBA! If you would like to craft along with Sam Marie, please bring a T shirt or another article of clothing for reconstruction, a pair of scissors, a needle and thread and anything you'd like to add to your new creation (beads, buttons, lace, etc.)
No matter what you'll be working on, be sure to bring your craft supplies AND A CHAIR! Last month's turnout was great, and we expect to have more people this month (so if you have a table too, we welcome it warmly). We'll see you at the:

presented by Scary-Art CRAFT and Side Show Studios
May 27th (and every 4th Tuesday), 6:30 to 9pm
Side Show Studios
5635 Freeport, #6 - Sactown
(adults and mature teens only please - thank you for helping to give our Mommy-members the night "off")

Much love,

Yoli & Krissi (Scary CRAFT) and Cy & Char (Side Show Studios)

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Inspiring Ladies

I think I have mentioned before, but Krissi and I, and now Sacred Momma, have joined a group of insanely talented ladies. They call themselves Mixed Media Artists Of Northern California. They meet monthly at Beverly's Unique Scrapbooking. The fourth Sunday of each month, these ladies from all over Northern California get together to share, create, tutor and fellowship. I always look forward to this meeting and I have not missed one meeting since we joined 4 months ago. This month's meeting was extra special because Corky, a fellow craftista I met on the Crafty Chica cruise, drove in from Santa Clara to take part in the "Exploding Box" tutorial. Along with the tutorial, we shared our monthly "challenge' that happened to have the theme of "Houses". As usual, these ladies hit it out of the ball park with their creativity. I just had to share pictures!

Next month, our challenge is altering a checkerboard and yours truly will be giving a "Paper Bag" book make and take tutorial.

Ok, peecture time.............. All these creations are made by the wonderful Artists in my group. I was just snapping away, and I wish I would have wrote their names down to give them proper credit. I'll be pimping this blog to them, so hopefully they can stop by and take credit!

This is the inside of an altered cook book made by one of the Artists.
These are miniature houses made out of chip board. I believe she is going to attach them to pin backs and make broaches out of them. there were Awesome!
Class waiting to start.

Look how small her houses are! Fantastic!

Corky's tag book. She gave this demo on the Crafty Chica Cruise.

Inide of an altered Tin.

Outside of altered cookbook. Look at the Apple she cut and glued. (genius)

House challenges

Glitter is Good.

For real, and you certainly don't have to take my word for it. Crafty Chica spells it out for Ellen, (silly Ellen)

But I also have back up! Yes, my girls from the Sacramento Craft Mafia are pictured below showing their love and support for Glitter. At our last meeting I hosted a Shrine tutorial with some of the left over Crafty Chica goodness from Craft Con. Not only were we making beautiful arte together, but we were doing it up "Green" style and recycling our materials! It was a win win situation! Just look at how happy my girls are!

Ellen, can you honestly deny the happiness of all these Chicas? Carry on................

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Holy Frida Kahlo! She's a Coming to Town!

Frida Kahlo (It's true) She is on her way to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art!

Saturday, June 14, 2008 - Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began painting in 1926, while recovering from a near-fatal bus accident, and soon became captivated by the medium's expressive possibilities. She filled her canvases with vibrant colors, powerful compositions, and revealing depictions of intensely personal struggles — the traumatic accident, her ongoing health problems, miscarriages, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, Diego Rivera. Kahlo's blunt style, influenced by Mexican folk art, and her fantastical imagery earned her recognition among the Surrealists, but her intriguing persona and unmistakable originality propelled her beyond the confines of a specific movement to become a leading figure in the history of modern art.

In anticipation of the popularity of Frida Kahlo, we will be using a timed ticketing system, with tickets issued for specific dates and times. Timed tickets limit the number of people in the gallery at any given time and minimize lines, resulting in a better viewing experience for all. Please choose your date and time carefully as tickets cannot be refunded. Tickets are subject to availability.

Advance timed tickets for Frida Kahlo are available online. Please visit our Frida Kahlo Timed Ticketing FAQ page for more information on how to purchase advance timed tickets for the exhibition.

SFMOMA members: Please visit the Member FAQ page for information on how to reserve complimentary advance timed tickets for the exhibition.


Daily Tours
Daily (except Wednesdays): 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Meet in the Haas Atrium.
Topics change daily for these free tours led by SFMOMA docents. The 1:30 p.m. tour focuses on Friedlander through May 18, 2008 and Frida Kahlo beginning June 20, 2008.

Free with Museum admission.

Also in conjunction with Friedlander



Frida Kahlo, The Art of Lee Miller and SFMOMA Collection Highlights
Beginning June 14, 2008
Featuring rare film footage, archival images, audio interviews and video clips, this self-guided multimedia tour of Frida Kahlo guides you on an exploration of Frida Kahlo's self-portraits and personal photo albums. Patti Smith, Amalia Mesa-Bains, Kiki Smith and other guest commentators consider Kahlo's rich artistic and cultural legacy. Also included is an audio-only guide to The Art of Lee Miller and highlights from SFMOMA's painting and sculpture collection.

$3. Includes all three tours. Frida Kahlo multimedia tour narrated in English, Spanish, and French; The Art of Lee Miller audio tour narrated in English; SFMOMA collection tour is available in English, French, German, and Spanish.

Audio tours are produced by Discovery Audio. SFMOMA's audio tour is made possible by generous grants from the Acacia Foundation and the Flora Family Foundation.



Teacher Institute
Frida Kahlo
June 28, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Meet in the Koret Visitor Education Center
Using ArtThink, SFMOMA's new student/teacher curriculum site and focusing on the themes Art and Social Change and Self and Society: Tracing Identity, educators will explore Kahlo's use of self-portraiture to address both personal and political concerns.

$40 general; $32 SFMOMA members. An education packet is included. To register, complete the Teacher Programs application (PDF document) and return it with your check. For more information, call 415.357.4097.



Daily Video Screenings
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Amy Stechler, 2005, 90 min.
June 14 - September 28, 2008
June 14 - June 30, 2008
Daily (except Wednesdays), 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
July 01 - September 28, 2008
Daily (except Wednesdays), 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Koret Visitor Education Center

Free with museum admission; drop-ins welcome.



The Family Studio
The Many Faces of Frida
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Family Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Special Presentation at 2:00 p.m.
Koret Visitor Education Center
Celebrate the many faces of Frida Kahlo through the artist's self-portraits. Participate in a hands-on art activity and community installation in our studios, then settle in for a 2:00 p.m. reading of Frida, written by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Ana Juan.

Museum and program admission are free for families. Free admission limited to 4 adults per child, age 4-11.

Please note: The Family Studio capacity is limited. Families will be served as space is available.

Major support for family programs is provided by The Wallace Foundation.



Member Previews and Receptions for Frida Kahlo
Upper-Level Member Preview and Reception
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Supporting members and above
Artist's Circle and Director's Circle members may enter at 6:00 p.m.

Featuring a hosted bar and hors d'oeuvres.

Timed tickets are NOT required for this event.

Member Preview Days
Thursday, June 12, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday, June 13, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
All members
Fourth-floor galleries

Advance timed tickets are NOT required for Member Preview Days.

General Member Preview and Reception
Friday, June 13, 2008
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
All members

Featuring a cash bar and live music by Diego's Umbrella.

Timed tickets are NOT required for this event.


Members-Only Viewing Hours
Saturdays and Sundays, June 14 - September 28,
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Fourth-floor galleries

Enjoy private weekend viewing hours, reserved especially for members, throughout the run of Frida Kahlo.

Advance timed tickets are NOT required for Members-Only Viewing Hours.

Yes, I have my tickets already!