Monday, August 27, 2012

Juniper Hill Ceramics Joins Us!

Debbie brings us New Work!

I love these leaf spirits that she does so well! I have several that i group together with paintings to add some dimension and interest. This little guy is about 5" x 5" so i group him with a leaf and a moon or on a big wall, several leaves swirl down to join him at the base of the painting! 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quilt Show for Quilts for Kids, Oregon

Quilt Show, Quilt Show, Quilt Show!!!!

Come join us!  Please come! 

Our 1st annual "Quilts for Kids" benefit

at TAW Gallery, on the corner of Hwy 20 & Cook Ave in Tumalo, OR
We are hanging quilts tomorrow morning at 8am!
Be there or Be square!

We're going to have; 
  • demonstrations by several artists,
  • a raffle for a beautiful quilt made by your's truly and my sister/business partner
  • Bar B Que'd Hot Dogs and Lemonade
  • Free Quilt Kits for Quilts for Kids 
  • Display Quilts hanging all around our huge building 
  • and Quilts for Sale

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

One of our artists get married... Again!

Megan & Paul Kissel

One of our artists married the love of her life in a civil ceremony two years ago. 
They decided to re-establish their vows in front of family and friends 
once again on June 23rd, 2012 at the 
High Desert Muesum. I was their coordinator, florist and photographer! 
Thank goodness Meg was such an organized bride! 

Their first dance was to "Cherry Pies ought to be You" 
by Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney!
How cool is that?! 
These two really belong together. 
You don't need to be with them long to see the connection. 

The tables were amazing. All chosen by Meg!

They make me smile when i see them!

L to R. Meg's Mom, Their Daughter's Natalie & Emma 
with Phoebe, Meg's 5 yr old niece in between. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

A New Quilt Show in Tumalo, OR!

A new quilt show! 

Have a quilt that is handmade? 
Maybe one you or your grandma made?
We will be hanging quilts outside for the show on 
Friday the 13th of July.
Contact me at !

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A wonderful time was had by ALL!

At our Sculpture Garden Grand Opening on Sat. June 2 at TAW

Debe listens to just a couple of "Papa-isms". 
Why don't we all slow down and listen to more of the pearls of wisdom 
that fall from the lips of those who've been on our Earth for awhile?!
To see some of Debe's lovely scarves   CLICK HERE!

A rare picture that i've titled "A happy Black Bird"
 For those of you who've seen Crow's work,now you've seen him!
 If you haven't seen some of Crow's work...  CLICK HERE!

Debbie Parrish and Barbara Berry chatting at the party on Sat. at our gallery
in Tumalo, OR. We are very lucky. We all like each other! <3
Barbara has her work on our site, to see it
please CLICK HERE!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our home away from Etsy!

All 6 of us S.A.s show at this gallery in Tumalo, OR.
 It's a wonderful gallery that's owned and operated by a very gracious lady! 
We all enjoy it there, Especially the parties!! 
And boy, are we about to have a big one! (Party, that is!) 
Our Sculpture Garden is about to come to life on June 2nd. 
Our artists come, bring food, talk about their art when asked, 
swap techniques with each other and generally just enjoy 
the heck out of each other! 
If you've never been to an artist's party you have missed out. 
Follow this  THIS LINK  to find out the how, 
where and when and come join the fun!

This is Doe, our gallery owner and in general hardest working woman 
on this side of the planet.  She's standing in front of Debbie's fish, 
(along with several other talented artist's work)
 which you've yet to see but... she says they're 
coming soon to an S.A. etsy site near you!

On the far right is some of  CROW'S  work, 
front and center as soon as you walk in the door! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

We're having our FIRST EVER SALE!

To see more of Debe's work  CLICK HERE!

Debe of Inspirational Designs Scarves has put her beautiful ribbon yarn scarves and shawls on 25% off! 
Click the above link and go to her shop to see all of the amazing color and 
ribbon combinations in each piece she creates. Most ribbon scarves you see online are made with one 
strand only, Debe uses 2 different strands in each piece so they have a depth and richness 
that doesn't show up in the pictures but can be seen and definitely felt! 
She buys her ribbons and ribbon ladder yarns from all around the world. This lady's got connections!!

To see more of Jae's work  CLICK HERE

Hi, it's Jae again... i own Feather Moon Beading and Sisters Embroidery Co.
I've gone exclusive with TAW Gallery in Tumalo, OR so when i pulled out of the Sisters gallery that left me with a much larger supply of my dichroic pendants than i need. As it says in my listings on etsy...
"Too much inventory means your discount!" 
Dichroic glass is almost impossible to photograph, at least by me! It's really gorgeous in person, 
depth and all kinds of colors. For instance,  if you get a blue pendant... 
it's gonna be like 8 kinds of blue! 
These have been a collaborate effort between Debe and i that sell REALLY well! 
Lucky me, she makes her strands to match my pendants and Man, do all the ladies love them! 

Sisters Artisans can be found in a lot of places all over the internet! Here are some of our links: 
Facebook         Pinterest        Twitter   

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Workin' it!

"Music of the leaves II" by Barbara Berry

Click  HERE  to see more of her work on etsy.

Barbara developed an interest in art at a very early age. Before she could even write she was drawing realistically! Spending much of her time drawing, she continued developing her talent throughout high school with the addition 
of private lessons and summer classes at the American Academy of Art, Chicago. 
Attending Northern Illinois University, Metropolitan State College, Denver, and the University of Northern Colorado, 
she was introduced to many diverse styles. This diversity can be seen in her painting.
For the last 28 years Barbara has painted full time and shared her knowledge through workshops and classes.

Barbara's use of media and the exploration of media and techniques is a constant focus of her work. 
Combining elements of the Impressionists, Georgia O'Keefe, and Van Gogh, it is best termed contemporary realism featuring closeup images to invite the viewer to "enter" and participate in every scene she paints! Working in acrylics, oils & watercolor frees her to be able to create unique effects that are impossible with one medium alone.

Barbara in her studio in Sisters, OR

The content of Barbara's art seeks to capture the energy, essence and spirit of Nature and to portray our relationship to Nature and Spirit. This goes along with the notion that we are all part of a cohesive Whole, and each part of that Whole, makes a difference and contributes a unique and different perspective. A great reverence for Life and for each living thing, is the driving force behind her paintings. She believes great art is about vision, and vision is about inner Truth. She paints her inner vision, the truth of each subject as she sees it, always striving to catch the essence of the subject. 
Here, she will never compromise. She will always listen to her own inner Voice.

Reaching through the veil of what we call reality, are those artists who are bridges between the worlds of Spirit and Matter. Bringing through visions of stunning beauty, compelling harmony and peace, these beings seek to reconcile 
these Worlds for all humanity.  Barbara Berry is one such artist. 
Each work encompasses a unique view of the subject, whether a close- up of a Nature subject, an image of man's relationship to Spirit, or a painting of Light & Shadow.  Each image seeks to capture the subject's essence and recapture and communicate the emotions of the artist.
She is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and has been included in many juried national exhibitions.
In 2004 she was included in Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. Her work is in collections 
throughout the U.S., Europe,and Australia. Barbara is currently represented by several galleries in the Western U.S. 
Please feel free to leave a comment with any questions on her work, workshops, or classes.   ~jae

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Hi, i'm Annie, the orphan raccoon who lives under Jae's deck. 
Yes, i recognize a sucker when i see one! 
She feeds me cuz i don't know what happened to my other Mommy.

I guess we're not supposed to admit stuff like this but... i don't know how to blog! I need all kinds of
help! I need a direction, i don't know how to add links to other peoples blogs and on and on!
Anyone out there have time they wouldn't mind giving a clueless ol' lady?!

Thursday, May 3, 2012


Wouldn't Mom love these?! Solid Sterling Silver with a beautiful Periwinkle crystal dangle. To see more of Crow's work and get the real specs on these earrings, follow the link below.

Buy it here!

This beautiful rendering of poppies by Barbara Berry is called "Poppy Love III". Done in Barb's indomitable style, this warm, wonderful print would make a great addition to her home. At 8" x 10" and limited to 500 editions, this print is ready to frame in whatever style is about all your Mom!

Buy it here!

Friday, April 27, 2012

16 days til MOTHER'S DAY!

Mother's love scarves... Mom's especially love Inspirational Designs Scarves! These amazing and luscious light weight outfit accessories are made with double strands of silk ribbon ladder yarn for an extra luxurious feel. Debe has to get her ribbon yarns from all over the world to bring us the marvelous selection that she offers. Follow the link below to get Mom the present she really wants for Mother's Day this year!

Inspirational Designs

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sisters Library receives Fused Glass Window

A BEAUTIFUL window created by one of our Artist's you haven't met yet, Ann Cavanaugh. Ann is a fused glass artist and she has done it again!
After a long and meandering journey this beautiful window makes it all worthwhile for everyone involved. Located above the west facing front doors leading into the library, the changes in light shining thru Ann's beautiful creation give it a life all of it's own.
Ann with Mary. Mary purchased the window to donate it to the Library and was instrumental in it's design.
It's Done! Complete! Finished! Stop by the Library and take a look.
Jim Anderson, Ann & her S.O. Barry Only a few people were invited to the installation. The window's dedication will be June 18th. Come on over!
Paul Alan Bennett and Mary

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ain't nothin' but a Hound Dog!

This is Barbara Berry's version of Elvis' famous song! Isn't he cute? Barbara has been doing Custom Pet Portraits, (don't know why but that seemed to call for Capitol Letters!) for years now and has quite a collection under her belt.
This is Alex and Lovey. Yorkshire Terriers that were obviously adored by their people! To see more of Barbara's work click this link;

Monday, April 16, 2012

Silver Prices continue to Rise!

We all know that the cost of silver has gone up right along with gas but did you know it's supposed to go up even more in the upcoming market? As quoted from "The Sovereign Investor": " A controversial new silver report insists silver prices are about to explode. Savvy investors are secretly waiting for silver to reach what they call ‘the profit point.’ Once silver prices hit this point, its going to return its owners windfall profits fast. Here’s why. In the past, a lot of investors got rich when silver went from $6 to $50 in one year. Average investors think silver’s already too high, but the truth is, the best time to get into silver is yet to come!" As quoted from "CoinTrackers": "The current price of Sterling Silver (anything) is $26.58 per Ounce (oz), or $0.94 Per Gram (g) Sterling silver is defined as 92.5% pure silver and is widely used in high end cutlery, jewelry, and pitchers. The other 7.5% is usually made of some other metal like copper. Most sterling silver pieces will have the word sterling somewhere on the bottom or back, as an example look at the photo adjacent of the back of a large sterling silver spoon." Hmmmmn. Maybe we need to do some investing? I believe a new pair of earrings are in order!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Click to see more of Debe's wonderful scarves! What a great day we had today! In Bend with two of my partners in crime hitting EVERY quilt store there is. What better way to spend an "unlucky day"! We shopped til we dropped then we ate. Couldn't have asked for a nicer time!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday, Monday...

Click  HERE   to see more of the "13th of Never"

SteamPunk is here, (n there n there n here n there). If you jus put that one word in an Etsy search
you will be astounded if you haven't searched it before! It's sum coolness. 
Watch gears n parts, jewels, dragonflies, keys, old maps, butterflies, all things nautical and all things 
kinda rusty pirarte qualify as Steam Punkish, as long as they are combined and piled all
over each other. According to Wikipedia;
Steampunk is a genre which came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s and 
incorporates elements of science fictionfantasyalternate historyhorror, and speculative fiction
It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternate history 
such as Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —
that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often
 feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, 
based on a Victorian perspective on fashionculturearchitectural style, and art
This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.

If you have any questions about a style or genre please contact us and we'll
do our best to research the subject and get back to you!   ~ jae

Friday, April 6, 2012

Finally it's Friday! 

Mystic Dusk by Barbara Berry, Sisters OR

Welcome back to S.A.'s blog. We're glad you've joined us and 
are looking forward to getting to know you thru our email connection or blog comments. We always try to answer but are also trying to have a life so it may take us a day or 
two at most to get back to you.
If you are an art lover you've come to the right place! 
We have several medias represented so please join our blog by clicking on any of our posts then hitting the subscribe button at the bottom of the post and let's start a dialog. 
We're waiting for you! ;0)  ~jae

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Petite Quilted Wall Hangings

Click  HERE  to see this listing and more from Sisters Embroidery Co. on Etsy.

   Not everyone is familiar with Sisters, OR. It's a little blip on a map, really, so it's not surprising. What you have to know, though, is that these people in Sisters know their quilts. Quilts, and the resulting tourism from their massive quilt-hangy-exhibit-thing, is how a lot of these folk make their living.
Sisters, OR is to quilts what Seattle is to coffee, what Silicon Valley is to computers, what Florida is to old people. So when someone in this quilting town starts selling quilty stuff, you had better believe she knows what she's doing.
   Jae and Lissetta pieced together these tiny wall hangings with cotton, thread, and awesome. The embroidered flower is made of thousands of tiny stitches of high quality joy.
 Snap this up, you guys. Don't worry. I won't tell anyone.

(not an artist)

Crow's sterling earrings

Click  HERE  to see more of these beautiful earrings by Crow's Creations

Crow's work is simple and elegant.
Both in jewelry and pottery, he uses clean lines and bold strokes.
These are part of the new collection that he's working on.
Keep checkin' back for his latest work.
Things, they are a-changin'!   ~jae (artist & Lynda's Mom!)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


   It’s official. Sisters Artisans, the six-person group of artists making artsy things and selling them now has a blog.
   “An art blog, in my internet?” you ask. (Rudely, I might add.) In any case, it’s not exactly an art blog. Yes, there will be art from our favorite six featured on here. You’ll also see biographies, chatter on artsy-schmartsy daily life, and we might even throw some helpful how-to articles at you.
   This kind offer would probably be even more appealing if you knew, really, what Sisters Artisans is. If you’re an astute reader you picked up on my subtle mention in the first paragraph. The bit that went, the six-person group of artists making artsy things and selling them. Their art is diverse, ranging from sexy scarves to pretty paintings to fabulous fused glass to anything else for which I can find alliteration.
   Barbara, Ann, Jae, Debe, Crow, and Debbie are all hotshots in their respective mediums, and they’ve banded together to give each other support. Conveniently for you, beloved reader, this also means a sizeable percentage of the world’s good stuff has been placed together for you to access easily.
   Expect a post soon featuring one of our ultra-talented artists. Until then, one of her scarves for your consideration:

(not an artist)