Spring Flyer!

Spring Flyer!

Friday, April 4, 2014

For 4/4

Here are some examples of Tina Haynie's Kazuri Collection Spring Line. See these and more at the Chapel Hill show! All proceeds from Tina's sales benefit the Amani Children's Foundation

Email Tina with questions at mamaat475@aol.com.

Also, here is an important correction from our April 1 post: Sandy Parks makes some of her items with fabric her sister has created! (Not "items," as was originally posted.) Oops--April fools? Here are a few more of Sandy's sewn creations.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

No fooling--

here's a very first look of what you'll find at our spring sale!

Above are an apron, booties and travel bag by Sandy Parks! Sandy makes just about all her sewn items with fabric created by her sister, Marcia Derse. Sandy will also offer tote bags and other items at the sale.

Also, you'll find polymer clay creations by new artist Mary Lea Hallings! These caricatures might be the very definition of "whimsical."

Happy April Fools Day--we can't wait to see you in May! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring flyer is here!

Check out our spring flyer... and our new spring look!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Artists, watch your inboxes:

Registration forms for the 2014 spring sale will be emailed on January 22nd!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The sale is on!

We're waiting for you now! 

Morning meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The show will go on!

We want to announce that as of now, we are still planning to hold the show as planned on Saturday, despite a forecast that suggests a chance of showers. 

Any changes to that plan will be posted here on our blog by 8 AM Saturday. 

In the meantime, think sun! 

Monday, November 18, 2013

The countdown begins!

With the Fall Sale less than a week away, we're excited to bring you our last sneak peek of the season, along with a few reminders!

Please don't forget that the sale is Saturday, November 23 from 10-3. Bring your $1 admission fee, your reusable shopping bags, and, if you like, your donation for the Warrior Service Dogs program. Read more about the Warrior Service Dog program here.

Also, keep in mind that the rain date for the sale is Sunday, November 24. If the weather looks iffy on Saturday, check this blog for information. But we are expecting a beautiful day!

Now, on to that promised sneak peek:

Arrangements in clay by Barbara Eure:

A variety of works by Toni Becker of Whimsical Jewels:

A decorated, hand-woven kudzu tree from Rhonda O'Connor:

And a rainbow of chakra dolls from Luli Sanderford:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Return of the Sneak Peek

First off, mark your calendars not only for the sale but for the fun event below:

Alcohol Ink Painting Workshops
Try the Newest Art Medium
Free Glass of Wine, Free Wine Tasting, too!
And you WILL have a lot of fun!!! 

This is stress free class for ANYONE. All materials supplied! You will take home 4 or 5 of your own small paintings you will love!! 

We currently have 3 hour classes scheduled in November at Barnhill's Bookstore in Winston-Salem. To reserve your space, call
Barnhill’s - 336.602.1383

Ginnie and Chris are also available for home parties, girl's night out, birthday parties (ages 10 and up), mother - daughter events, team building, after work parties, church groups, etc. Flexible times and dates and we will come to your location.
For info about Alcohol Ink Workshops, contact
Ginnie Conaway – ginnieartist@hotmail.com , tel: 336-721-0916 or
Chris Sutherland chrissutherlandart@gmail.com, tel: 336-259-7252.

It's your chance to be whimsical yourself! Some of Chris and Ginnie's art is below.

At the fall sale, you'll also see jewelry from Genna Carter of Bracelets4Braces

See more at https://www.facebook.com/Bracelets4Braces and

You'll also see this fine felted work from Annie Marra of Freya's Gifts:

And more warm, wonderful work from Edie Craig of Art Yarn Yummies:

Don't miss this eye-catching jewelry from Suzi Cook:

And finally, be sure to check out these beautiful pots from from Fleur Decor:

See more http://www.fleurdecor.org/

We'll feature one or two more sneak peeks before the sale! Artists, if you're interested in posting your work, email Kim by Sunday, November 10. Whimsical fans, stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page for more posts and updates!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

More information on Warrior Service Dogs

We've already had folks who won't be able to attend our fall show ask how they can donate to the warrior service dog program, so we wanted to provide more information on that program: 
visit WarriorServiceDogs.org to find out how you can help.
Also, if you're planning to donate to the program during the same or before, checks should be made out to Warrior Service Dogs and can either be given to a Whimsical Woman artist or mailed directly to

Warrior Service Dogs
20 Jones Cove Rd
Clyde, NC 28721
Thanks in advance to the Whimsical fans for their amazing generosity!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Sale Info:

*Parking is limited--please carpool if you can!

*Please bring your own shopping bags!

*Last but not least, this year we are supporting Warrior Service Dogs to help veterans with PTSD. Please considering bringing cash donations or other items to help this wonderful organization. Read more about Warrior Service Dogs and the items they need in the post below!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Support Warrior Service Dogs at this year's Fall Sale

Dear Whimsical Women Community,
For the past two years, the annual fall Whimsical Women Art Show has supported Bras-N-Boots with thousands of donated items that were shipped to service women deployed around the globe.   Your impressive show of support proves that the women servicing overseas in harm’s way are not forgotten.  While Bras-N-Boots is still an active organization, this year it was brought to my attention that there is another large void in supporting our war veterans. 
This time, the support need is closer to home.  Each year thousands of service women and men return home from war without visible wounds, and struggle each and every day with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  After my deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, I personally struggled with the perils of combat long after I left the war-zone.  While the support of my family and friends was unparalleled, the love and support of my service dog, Bella, is what really rescued me in the end.  This year at Whimsical Woman, we are going to support a local North Carolina organization dedicated training rescue dogs to support, love, and care for veterans struggling with PTSD. 
Warrior Service Dogs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Asheville, North Carolina that is dedicated to linking trained rescue dogs to veterans suffering with the challenges of PTSD.  The organization is the only of its kind that actually links the dog with the veteran and that supports dog and veteran through the service dog training process from start to finish.  Once the dog and veteran are linked together, the veteran will work with the trainers of Warrior Service Dogs to train the dog to be able to support the veteran’s needs. One might ask how a dog can provide support for someone with PTSD?  While the specific struggles with PTSD varies from individual to individual, dogs can be trained to specifically help a person with disabilities manage their recovery process as well as provide therapeutic support along the way.  Besides the unwavering love Bella provides in my life each day, Bella also wakes me up from PTSD-induced nightmares at night. 
As more and more veterans are receiving treatment for PTSD, the need for trained service dogs to support the veterans through their treatment process is also on the rise. This year at Whimsical Women, let’s support our local veterans, rescue animals, and raise awareness of the challenges with PTSD by helping Warrior Service Dogs.  They have a full time schedule working to train dogs, helping veterans through their PTSD treatment, and raising awareness of the importance of service dogs- any bit of support they can get is much appreciated. 
Right now, Warrior Service Dogs need your support with donations of:
-Moist dog treats for training
-Small orange cones for training
-Gift cards to Wal-Mart and Lowe’s Home Improvement
-Collapsible dog bowls
-Dog crates of different sizes
-Cash donations to help with veterinary bills, service vest gear, and dog registration
Warrior Service Dogs will be at located at the entrance of Whimsical Women.  Please be sure to stop by and thank them for their support to veterans, and while you are at it thank their handlers for their support to our country!
Wag more, bark less!
Molly Mae Potter, Capt, United States Air Force

Blue Frog Designs

Polymer clay creations by Ginnie Parrish

We hope you've enjoyed this week's sneak peeks! Stay tuned for more information about the sale--and more previews--in weeks to come!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Bead Work by Carolyn Fay

Carolyn began doing hobby bead work with stringing and beginning bead weaving in the 90s.  After retiring this summer from 34 years as a dance costume designer and builder at UNCSA, she can now revel in bead weaving and bead embroidered jewelry-making full time!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Metal Art by Gail

Gail Wall has been making metal art since taking an iron blacksmithing class at Penland in 2000, where she fell in love with the process, materials, and forging. Although she learned traditional technique from apprenticing with a German blacksmith, she tends to work intuitively with the metals and create images that come to her as she begins a project.

Her work is often inspired by stories, fables, and nature. She also loves the human body and hands, which may be related to her occupational therapy background. Dreams also inspire Gail's work!

Friday, September 27, 2013

EB Miller Art

Elizabeth Miller doesn't draw on bad days!  
Her art is happy, colorful and uplifting.  New designs include "wise owls" which are funky COLLEGIATE owls.  See these wise owls and more of Liz's art at http://www.ebmillerart.blogspot.com/. You can make a request for a specific school by e-mailing Elizabeth at creativeandcolorful@yahoo.com
And be sure to visit http://www.artshackws.blogspot.com/ to flight childhood cancer with Little A shirts--the deadline for ordering these had been extended to this weekend!