Realms for the Holidays

November 8, 2015

Call me crazy, but we are doing two concurrent festivals over the holidays, Pacific Arts Market for our lotions and soaps, plus the Allied Arts Festival for my barrettes, shadow boxes and assemblages.

Pacific Arts Market

Pacific Arts Market

Pacific Arts Market is a true cooperative, owned and operated by the artists. I’m stoked to be joining this group for the first time. It will be located in Sunset Square, next to Jo-Ann Fabric. The market will be open the first three weekends in December, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20.

Allied Arts Festival

Allied Arts Festival

The Allied Arts Festival will be returning to last year’s location, across from the Bellis Fair mall entrance on Bakerview. This is in same shopping center as Burlington outlets, in the back corner. It’s a great space wth lots of natural light.

Stop by both and support local artists!


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

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


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


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

Allied Arts Holiday Festival

November 13, 2011

Allied Arts Holiday Festival 2011

Getting ready for the Allied Arts holiday show. I juried for both my Realms lotions and soaps, plus the art assemblages I’ve been doing all year. So my booth is going to be a little of both.  Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Time Gone By

Gramophone dog

Lamp shade half doll assemblage


Eiffel Tower necklace

Been having fun with some mini shadow boxes — in necklace form. They are double-sided.

Sisters necklace

Lotus flower necklace

Turquoise butterfly necklace

Mucha necklace


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'Tis the season for fall crafts fairs

Starting the first weekend in November and continuing through Christmas eve, my Realms products will be appearing in the following crafts fairs:

St. James Holiday Bazaar

Saturday,  November 7, 9:00am-3:00pm

910 14th Street (across from Lowell Elementary)

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Bellingham Covenant Church Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 14, 9:00am-4:00pm

1530 E. Bakerview Rd.

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Allied Arts Holiday Festival of the Arts 2009

Friday, November 20th through Thursday, December 24th

Open 10am-6pm Wednesday-Sunday (Dec. 24 closing at 3:00pm)

3548 Meridian (formerly Cascade Furniture, across from the Bellingham Country Club)

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Allied Arts of Whatcom County

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

So stoked! I’ve been accepted to Allied Arts’ Holiday Festival, the grandmama of Bellingham’s Christmas fairs. I’m going to have to get busy stocking up. The festival runs for over a month: from November 20th – December 24th. Hot damn.

Coupeville festival traffic

Coupeville festival traffic

What a time! The Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival was great. I was honored to be among such amazing artists. We couldn’t have ordered up better weather.  The place was packed and the booth location was perfect. Behind us was a picturesque antique store, then the water.

Realms booth

Realms booth

We left three sides of the tent open and put up the new Realms sign that Kev’s cousin Tim had made up for me in back.

I sold out of my new shaving soap!

And, for the first time, I have the feeling that I may just be onto something — something worth pursuing.

2009 Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival

2009 Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival

Friends and supporters…

Realms products will be making their final appearance of the summer season coming up next weekend at the Coupeville Arts & Crafts festival. This is one of Washington state’s oldest juried  arts and crafts fairs, and I am honored to be appearing for my fisrt time. Realms shaving soap will be making its debut too 🙂

I hope to see you there.

Ski to Sea post mortem

June 14, 2009

Ski to Sea Festival

Ski to Sea Festival

It was a gloriously sunny day. In fact, it was the first Memorial Day weekend since 1966 that had three consecutive sunny days. I had high hopes, but learned that age old valuable lesson about retail: location, location, location. My booth was down on 10th Street instead of up on the main drag. It was also sandwiched in by pony rides on one end and a jumping cage on the other end. No one knew there were booths inbetween. So, as my fellow 10th St. merchants and I wistfully watched the  the wall-to-wall foot traffic on the street above, the day passed quietly for us. My friends who knew I was going to be there came up to me the next week and said, “Where were you? We looked all over!”

Putting the booth together for the festival

Putting the booth together for the festival

So, needless to say, next year, I hope to be up on 11th Street.

Not all is lost for the summer though, I still have one festival coming up: the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival on August 1st and 2nd. Fingers crossed the location is going to be much better.

2009 Ski to Sea Festival

2009 Ski to Sea Festival

Please do a sun dance for me for the upcoming crafts fair at the end of the Ski to Sea Race in Fairhaven on Sunday, May 24th. I’m going to be one of the vendors at the street fair. I’m just hoping it won’t be a rain out. You never can tell this time of year. Please stop by and see me. There are going to be some special sale items 🙂