Realms over the holidays

November 26, 2014

If you’re in town and want to see what Realms is up to, here’s where we’ll be.

The Festival of Lights is a really special event; it’s a show put on each year by Amy Gould in her stunningly decorated Victorian home across from the Armory (510 North State Street). Some of my favorite artists will be there selling their work. I will be bringing lotions, gift baskets, barrettes made from repurposed vintage jewelry and glass assemblages. The dates are Friday evening, December 5 from 5-9 PM and Saturday, December 6th from 11 AM-5 PM. This is by invitation only, so this invite is your entry in.

Festival of Lights

11th Annual Festival of Lights

Going on right now is the Allied Arts Festival. This year it’s in a great location — across from the entrance to the mall on Bakerview, in the shopping center with the new Burlington outlet (4145 Meridian). It’s a nice building with lots of windows and natural light. There are several wings with small groupings of artists that make the whole experience more intimate.

arts and crafts festival

presented by Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Realms hits the road

August 6, 2014

For the next month or so, we’re on the road around the realm. Coming up this weekend, August 9 & 10, is the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival. We’re stoked to be back at this great fair again.

50th Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival

50th Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival

Then…Port Townsend’s Uptown Crafts Fair on August 16.

Port Townsend Uptown Street Fair

Port Townsend Uptown Street Fair

Followed by the Ferndale Street Fair on August 23.

Ferndale Street Festival

Ferndale Street Festival

And the last big show is the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, September 6 & 7.

Wooden Boat Festival

Wooden Boat Festival

whew.

Have tent; will travel! We’re gearing up for the summer season, making lots of lotion and soap. We’re going to try out the Mt. Vernon Farmers Market and see how it goes. Word has it that the Swedish pancakes are seriously yummy, plus there are lots of other food vendors, so you may want to plan a visit around lunchtime.

Downtown Mt. Vernon, at the corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie, across from the Library

Downtown Mt. Vernon, at the corner of Cleveland and Snoqualmie, across from the Library

I’m tickled to roll out my new Jojoba oil roll-on perfumes. Jojoba oil has some amazing properties. It’s suitable for all skin types and penetrates easily. It softens without being greasy and because it’s odorless, is perfect in combination with fragrance oils. Jojoba oil perfumes are a great way to keep your favorite scent fresh all day, while nourishing your skin.

perfume

Jojoba oil roll-on perfumes

Jojoba oil perfumes are available in Crystafel, Ojai, Wai’oli, Jaffna, Avalon, Veracruz, Idyllwild and Mrr. Oh, and these tubes last a long, long time.

Jojoba oil perfumes available in 8 scents

Jojoba oil perfumes available in 8 scents

Realms updates

October 23, 2013

cranberry body lotion

aBandon, my newest cranberry scent

New for the season, is my latest scent, aBandon, a sweetened cranberry. I’m making it into everything, including shaving soap. I particularly like it as a room spray.

And, in other news…

The new home for this year’s Holiday Festival of the Arts is…

1825 Cornwall Avenue at Ohio Street

This is the building kitty-corner to Bellingham High School and used to be a bingo hall, Sunshine Liquidators, and, most recently, Mayberry’s Sporting Goods.

Bonus: latte stand in the parking lot!

Realms video hits YouTube

August 16, 2013

Our friends at Personal Focus Video stopped by the market and shot a quick video:

Thanks, Mario & Luke. You rock!

Around the Realm

July 29, 2013

Realms Bath & Body Line

Realms at the Ferndale Public Market

Here’s where we’re at the rest of the summer. Please stop by and say hi!

Ferndale Public Market
Saturdays 10a-3p
Main Street on the Riverwalk

We’ll be there most Saturdays throughout the summer

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Port Townsend Uptown Crafts Fair
Saturday, August 17, 10a-5p
Tyler Street, uptown Port Townsend

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Ferndale Street Festival
Saturday, August 24, starts at 10a
Main Street

My inherited son, Ian, gave me a remarkable book for Christmas, titled The Innocence of Objects, about the making of the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. The museum is filled with shadow boxes, something near and dear to my heart. The boxes are exquisite.

The Hand of Rahmi Efendi

The Hand of Rahmi Efendi

Dolmabahce Pier box

Dolmabahce Pier box

Toy Train box

Toy Train box

Tombala set among other memories

Tombala set among other memories

The museum was created by a man named Orhan Pamuk, who took decades to make this vision a reality. He collected everyday objects recollected from his childhood, then in addition to meticulously arranging them in shadow boxes, gave them their own life and meaning by writing an indelible love story which Pamuk also titled the same name, The Museum of Innocence.

One of these days, I intend to visit Istanbul and this amazing museum.

Writer and museum creator, Orhan Pamuk

Writer and museum creator, Orhan Pamuk

There is some amazing art at this year’s Allied Arts Holiday Festival. Semilla Design’s seed jewelry is fantastic.

Semilla Designs' Seed Jewelry

Semilla Designs’ Seed Jewelry

I love this red mouthed vase.

Red mouthed vase

Red mouthed vase

The displays are often as creative as the pieces.

Garden art

Garden art

I want to adopt this kitty.

Kitty from The Creative Frog

Kitty from The Creative Frog

So many amazing painters…

Ethereal botanical

Ethereal botanical

another one…

Chris Shreve's surreal art

Chris Shreve’s surreal art

Clarissa’s creations stay with you.

Clarissa Callesen's dark art

Clarissa Callesen’s work

There are several very skilled ceramic artists again this year. I love this glaze work.

Great glazes

Great glazes

I adore Karin Mueller’s assemblages. I have two of her clocks already.

Karin Mueller's Reject Art

Karin Mueller’s Reject Art

Here’s what my Realms booth looks like this year.

My Realms

My Realms

Stop by and support local art!

Allied Arts’ 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts is officially open for the season. They have a new location this year, across the street from Geri Fields, behind Inside Pitch in the Haskell Business Park.

Some amazing work is on display. C’mon down and support local art!

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