November 21, 2019

Greetings all,

The Etsy shop is open and ready.  You can access it on my website or on Etsy at April Gavin Textile Art.  Etsy is an unruly stew and getting the listings to the fore is something I'm learning all about.  I've listed a small sample of items but will list m...

November 11, 2019

 Greetings,  Is everyone feeling like Opossum these days?  Upside down, hanging on by your tail, with an "Oh Dear!"  look on your face.  A lot has happened, is still happening, and feels like it will happen forever and that's just the 2020 Presidential scene....

August 31, 2019

Solano Stroll:  I'm vending a the Solano Stroll on Sunday, September 8th from 10-5.  If you've never been to the Solano Stroll, it's a large street festival and a lot of fun.  The entire street is closed to car traffic from The Alameda all the way to San Pablo.  If you...

July 20, 2019

 New Art:  Greetings, Before I go back to teaching for the next two weeks, I wanted to share what just came out of the studio.  This small piece is called "Amid the Burning".  Technically, it's a mixture of painting and stitching to create story.  Emotionally, it'...

June 14, 2019

Greetings all,

Summer camp starts next week and my first week is Mixed Media Madness.  But before I get absorbed in teaching art to small children and start saying phrases like "Wait, what?" , I wanted to share with you what's new in the studio.  I pushed a few techniqu...

May 13, 2019

Greetings Everyone, I'm finally back to work in my new studio and it is a dream to work in.  First thing is to get my samples ready for Camp 510.  My initial week of Mixed Media Madness is set. Our first task is a mixed media collage where we paint a back ground scene...

April 3, 2019

Greetings everyone,  A quick update on two things from my last post.

I'm super excited to announce that I'll be teaching at Handcraft Studio School on June 2nd from 2-5.  Click here for link.  This is a family class for children as young as 9 accompanied by an adult.  T...

March 12, 2019

Greetings everyone,

For those of you in the bay area, the beginning of Spring is glorious. It's been a while since I've posted primarily due to bookkeeping duties.  From January - the first week of May is my busiest bookkeeping time.  In past years, I've felt phenomenal...

January 1, 2019

Greetings everyone, A New Year's post to enliven the day.  I have a few things to update.  First, my three Saturdays at the Ecology Center craft fair were deeply encouraging.  People genuinely enjoyed my work and I sold 75% of my inventory.  In dollars, I made roughly...

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