Friday, November 29, 2013

Exciting day tomorrow

As everyone knows small businesses everywhere are getting ready for tomorrow's big event... Small Business Saturday. We are opening at 9am tomorrow to accommodate our customers. Hot chocolate will be on. Hope to see lots of our friends.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What do you carry?

Fused glass by Glenn, hand painted silk scarves, fused dicroic jewelry, work by a fantastic metalsmith, woodblock print, portraits just for you, felted sheep, nuno felted shawls and scarves, batik on paper, mixed media, handcrafted leather, Christmas ornaments, judaica art, wearables, couture hats plus a whole lot more. 

Platte River Christmas

Don't forget to stop in all this month  and next to help us celebrate a Platte River Christmas. Ring in the holiday season with us. Cookies and hot chocolate are ready just for you. Great affordable gift ideas abound. Local and area artists. 
We will be closed Thanksgiving week except for the Saturday after Thanksgiving... We will be open just for YOU!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

It's been a Whirlwind lately!

First I was off to a millinery class in Indiana, learning how to use found objects as blocks for forming hats.   Wow, was that fun! Made four hats out of a fantastic Aubergene color. Used one of the small ones as a base for a peek-a-boo hat... So now I have three hats. 

Then I spent some time preparing for my interview for Omaha Fashion Week

interview. That went well. Got notification that I'm in. Wow, great news!!!!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Springfield Business Association and Springfield Community Foundation tonight

This evening was chalked full of meetings... great ones. Officers elected. Yours truly is the new Vp for the Business Association... Exciting time to be involved.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Great hat class

Just finished a great hat class with instructor Lady Linda Crawford. So much to learn so little time!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What a week

Omaha Fashion Week is all week. My hats will be modeled tomorrow from 6- 7:30ish. Springfield Artworks will also have a retail booth with items brought in just for this event. We will have a special trunk show at the gallery Friday from noon til 4 and Saturday from 11-4. You don't want to miss this opportunity. Come on put and say hi. Just 6 miles south of Cracker 
 Barrel on I-80 and left on Main St , Springfield.

Monday, August 12, 2013

OFW is next week

Busy, busy, busy making final preparations for the big event. My felted fascinator hats will be modeled by eight lovely young women on Aug 22at 6pm. On Tues Aug 20th I'll be in the Omaha Morning Blend show with Andee Hoig of Metro Magazine and Spirit of Omaha Magazine. The recording of that segment should be available on past shows on their site after Tuesday. Ck it out.

A big thanks goes out to Rick and David and Lanie and Nikki plus all those who are helping me that day with set up of my booth, model assistance, etc... Thanks much! Also a big thanks to Brook, Alyssa, Nick, Meghann, Ali and Kylie. Luv u!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Labels arrived today

I am so excited. My labels that I ordered for my fascinator hats have arrived. It's a good thing. I have eight hats for Omaha Fashion Week plus several others that will be available at my booth on August 22.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

OFW retail booth

In addition to  8 fascinator hats modeled on Aug22, I will also have a retail booth featuring wearable art and jewelry from Springfield Artworks. Will be great fun! Mark your calendars, 6pm, aug 22, near century link center downtown Omaha. Be there or be square :)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Continuing on my hat venture

I am continuing my hat completion process. I thought I was almost done but the last three accessories are slowing me down a bit. I should hear if I get the models I requested today...fingers crossed.

We decided to be open yesterday at Springfield Artworks for part of the day. Someone immediately walked over to Helen Gloeb's acrylic bird paintings and just had to have it for her son's room. Lucky girl. Helen's birds are fantastic. We still have four so if you know anyone interested we can send them right out... We do ship! Just call at 402-301-9162 and we will take care of all the details.

Darcy Berg has reduced her wonderful mini art quilt entitled "Black Birds I". If you want, we might also be able to get Blackbirds II for your collection as well.

If you want to have some good quality family fun, Glenn is teaching his glass fusing classes all summer. Don't miss this opportunity.
Margie Trembley
Springfield Artworks

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Model Request In

Today was a fun day. I submitted my model selections to the model management folks for Omaha Fashion Week. Now it is just wait and see if I get who I wanted. Thanks goes to Lani Bresler for assisting me with so many things.
Got a nice thank you note from my hat instructor thanking me for thanking her! Great gal!
I have a big long list of additional classes I want to take....derby hats in my future? Will see.
My greatest hat ever will be on its lovely owner this weekend for her special event....can hardly wait to get pictures. Hope her great looks and her special hat knocks everyone's socks off so to speak.
Her Mom will look fabulous too.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Day off from CWS?

College World Series Fans Take a short drive to Exit 440 and go south 6 miles, and visit Springfield Artworks and other Main St businesses. Lots of fun.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Surface Design Conference in San Antonio

The Surface Design Association Conference was incredible, from the tour of the President Jane Dunnewold's Studio to the final talk, it was all very inspiring.  Meeting Otto Von Busch, an instructor at Parson's School of Design, was special to me since I'm in my first ever Fashion Week with my fascinator hats.

Attending these special conferences really inspire me.  I hope I can go again when the conference is in Tulsa, OK.  Thanks to everyone who contributed and volunteered their time for a successful event.
The College World Series is happening as we speak in Omaha, my town.  It's always a great event.  We have an ad in the Omaha Magazine so that when folks have some free time, they can take a little ride to Exit 440 off of I-80 and go 6 miles to our studio and gallery at 183 Main St, Springfield,NE. Should be a fun week.
I have been busy creating fascinator hats for Omaha Fashion, fun.....Last night was the final Model call for potential models for the event in August.  My pieces will be modeled by 8 models during the VIP reception and at the reception area on Thursday, August 22.  It's exciting!  I am learning a lot about preparing for this large event.  Tomorrow evening I meet with the interviewers to discuss my progress with the hats....The designers are divided into teams and we will all be in the discussion together..It will be a great learning experience I am sure.  This is my first time to particpate in such an event....Wish me luck!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Great Week

We have had a great week at Springfield Artworks. There was a ribbon cutting on Main Street for 6 new businesses. Wow, must be a record. A great article was in the Omaha World Herald about all the new businesses and we were quoted. Also I met with the Producer of Omaha Fashion week to go over some details about the production. I will have 8 models with 8 different hats and accessories... Pretty exciting! Mark your calendars for August 19-24. Not sure which date I will be showing but should know by first of June.

Monday, April 22, 2013

August Omaha Fashion Week

I'm in....had an interview last week and yesterday was notified that I was accepted to showcase my fascinator hats and wedding memory scarves.  Had our first meeting tonight.....Great evening. I'm excited.

Thursday Alan Trembley will be on the Omaha Morning Blend show sharing news about our weekend event for Brides and Mom's this weekend....Be sure and stay tuned from 9-10am central.

He'll also talk about our trunk show featuring Donna Christley's lovely wearable shawls and baleros
currently going on.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Winter Springfield Artworks

Springfield Artworks re-opened today after a winter break. We have traveled over 3000 miles by car through 12 states visiting suppliers, etc.  The real goal was for Glenn to take a class from Brad Walker in North Carolina. As always, he loves Brad's classes... Brad is the guru of Fused Glass processes. Glenn cherishes his books that were written by Brad.

Interesting weather, lovely scenery and tired artists, but we survived the trip.  My phone camera was always ready to snap photos of barns, interesting bridges and food.

Here is a picture of one of Glenn's creations.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Class at Brads

Glenn is ready for his class at Brad Walkers tomorrow. He is learning a new technique. He'll have a good time I'm sure. Then he'll return home in time for his valentine class for guys only making fused glass bracelets for their honey.