Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rebecca's ~ a treasure right in my own backyard

What a great weekend I had...  Several of my customers (friends) are very talented artists.  They are collaboratly a group called "From the Studio".  This go around, they were showing at a local store just down the street from Mrs. O'Leary's called Rebecca's.  I could have just stayed there all night it was so wonderful.

Spring Adventures featured artists
Rita Bunck - Clothing & Jewelry from Vintage sources
Carol Hill - Fiber Arts, Paper, Hand-painted Garments
Mary Jabara - Archeological Adornments
Claudette Pehde - Jewelry Extraordinaire
Lana Bennett - Crocheted Creations & Photography
Betty Richards - Silversmith & Author of "Ardis Heights"
Jon Roe - Paintings & Photography
Charlotte Janzen - Unique fiber, Paper & Wearable Art
Martha Sharp - Intricately Embroidered Cards
Joann Ryan - Metal People come to life
Laurie Mitchell - Opinionated Cards & Shirts
Sandy Hysom - Fabric Expressions by painting & rusting
Nancy Gordon - Vivid Purses, Pillows, Original Art
Lilaha Bolen - Chalkware by Lea
Pamela Lamont - Original Oil Paintings, Acrylics, Mixed Media
Nanetta Bananto - Jewelry, Fairies & Lantern Delights

When I'm in town, I never get beyond my own doors as there is so much work to always get done.  I've been missing out big time on this one.  Rebecca's is in Old Town, Wichita, Kansas, 300 N. Mead (316-866-2622).  Rebecca is a total delight and a talent not to be equaled.  What this lady can do with recycled remnants, a bucket of dye and a needle has to be seen to believe.  Her clothing is like wearing a beautiful artwork.  Heck, even looking at her wall of rolls of fabrics is a complete joy.  She graciously showed Jeralyn, Faron and I around her studio and shop.  Visiting with all the showing artists on their turf let me get a glimpse into who these amazing women really are.  This shop is a destination.  It is truly worth a day trip and if you are in the area, you can even stop by to see us at Mrs. O'Leary's and watch as our hibernating cocoon blossoms into a beautiful butterfly as we start on our remodel / expansion this week.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, it all looks wonderful!!
    When might the class schedule for the store be online? A few of us would love to road trip it there ...