2017 Pantone Color of the year


Pantone color of the year for 2017 is “Greenery”

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Click the link below to see the article:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/home-and-garden/pantone-color-institutes-color-of-the-year-is-greenery/ar-AAliv4W?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Rossana Kelton, Artist of Innovation

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Changing Shopify Store Design


I am changing the design of my Shopify Store. I want to sell my artistic creations to a commercial market so I am changing the design to reflect this marketing change. I will provide more information as I go about changing and publishing a new design. Please see below the current Shopify store design:

https://rossanakeltonartist.myshopify.com/

Christmas Bazaar sale of my Christmas Crafts- Bizarre Bazaar coming this weekend in Roswell, Georgia


I am very nervous because I am getting ready to participate as a vendor in a Craft Show located in Roswell, Georgia called: Bizarre Bazaar. The hours are Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday December 4, 2016 from 1 PM to 4 PM.  It is sponsored by the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance located at 9100 Fouts Road, Roswell, Georgia. It is located in the main building of the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance that is located off of Holcomb Bridge Road (exit 7 off 400) behind the East Roswell Public Library. This is a small house that is located in the East Roswell Park. This is a fun event because various vendors, including RFAA members, get together and shares their crafts, sell to customers, talk, share cookies, etc. There are cookies for sale and even have Chef Wendy’s Kitchen. Chef Wendy’s soups are delicious and her sandwiches are also very delicious. They are sold in coordination with the Bizarre Bazaar Craft show. I also enjoy that we have a strange and creative Christmas hat contest. This year I am ready to bring a hat that I know others will not have because I spent a couple of weeks working to get a fun hat for the show. I also enjoy making the crafts for the show. In previous years, I brought jewelry to the show and was not able to sell much. I really enjoyed making jewelry but this year I have been working on a new craft. This is my first year making Christmas ornaments. I have been working on making ornaments since August, 2016. The idea of making Christmas ornaments came from my husband Patrick. He is a practical individual who suggested that if I don’t sell any Christmas ornaments at the craft show I can at least place them in our own Christmas tree at home. I am more optimistic in that I think that I am going to sell some if not all the Christmas ornaments that I have created for the show. Each Christmas ornament is different and original. I have not made two Christmas ornaments that are alike. All the Christmas ornaments are handmade and created by myself, Rossana Kelton. I learned to play with a glue gun and I also had some other Christmas ornaments experiences. I decided that since I had never worked on Christmas ornaments I was going to look at a few YouTube videos to learn how to decorate Christmas ornaments. I learned that some of the crafts that are on YouTube don’t really work as demonstrated. For instance, I wanted to make Christmas ornaments that were abstract so I decided to paint them as in a YouTube video and began by using some of the acrylic paints which I had around. I noticed that the acrylic, after coating the inside of the ornament did not dry for a period of 7 days. I had to wash all the ornaments off and begin again. I also had to purchase more paint that adheres to glass. I did not realize that glass Christmas ornaments required so much work. I also learned to adhere jewelry to the ornaments but did not realize that some jewelry can come off later after the glue is dry because it is very heavy. I also had an added requirement that I had to abide to the RFAA membership regulations (charter) and could not create any Christmas ornament that had any religious or political theme. This was easy for me since I was making a lot of ornaments with abstract art images that don’t have any specific theme. I also had to learn to use a glue gun that is more cool than hot. I really enjoyed learning to create a new craft such as Christmas ornaments. I am ready to begin refurbishing some of the old Christmas ornaments that I have stored for this year’s (2016) Christmas tree. I plan to continue utilizing my skills to make more beautiful creations. See you at the Bizarre Bazaar…..

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Christmas Ornaments


I am selling my new Christmas ornaments on December 3 and 4, 2016 at a Christmas Bazaar called Bizarre Bazaar located on the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance on 9100 Fouts Road, Roswell, Georgia. The hours of the show are on Saturday, December 3 from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, December 4 from 1 pm to 4 pm. I have posted the ornament images on facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/rossana.kelton

See images of some ornaments below:

 

 

 

I also plan to set up an Christmas tree with Pink ornaments to donate all proceeds from the sale of those ornaments to Cancer research. I will post an image of that tree next.

 

Rossana Kelton, Artist of Innovation

Election day


Today is November 8, 2016 and it is Election Day. I am still preparing to for Bizarre Bazaar in the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance yearly craft show on December 3 and 4, 2016 at the 9100 Fouts Road, East Roswell Park, Roswell Georgia. It is located right off Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, Georgia. I have already voted and I hope that everyone comes to visit me at the Bizarre Bazaar to see my new ornaments. I am still trying to figure out how to improve on my painting of the ornaments. I am still working on ornaments even during Election Day.

 

Happy Halloween 2016


As many of you crafters, I wish everyone a Happy Halloween but as I participate in the feast of Halloween, I am looking forward to a future craft show in December 2-3, 2016 in the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance located on 9100 Fouts Road, East Roswell Park, Roswell, Georgia   behind the East Roswell Library. I am working on making Christmas ornaments this year and I am getting ready to hand out candy tonight while at the same time, working on painting Christmas ornaments. I have spent the month of October learning how to make this craft and I have had a lot of mistakes. I call this a learning experience in that you can only learn from your mistakes.

I have been looking for supplies and I realize that many of these supplies are going to be more available the day after Christmas. Hence, as a learning experience, I will stock on supplies the day after Christmas for the 2017 Christmas Bizarre Bazaar at RFAA. I continue to paint those ornaments which I have purchase as blanks but next time I plan to buy materials which have a background already so that I can concentrate on the design only.  Also, I have purchased some jewelry snowflakes wire, that comes already set with six sides to make snowflakes. This is a product that I just discovered recently while watching a YouTube video on making beaded snowflakes.  I have been using old beads from a previous jewelry project to make snowflakes. I plan to sell those at the Bizarre Bazaar on December 2-3, 2016 at the Roswell Fine Arts Alliance located on 9100 Fouts Road, East Roswell Park, Roswell, Georgia

Therefore, Happy Halloween to all of you who participate and also happy painting.

Creating painted Christmas Ornaments Project (2016)


This is a small communication as to the progress of my Christmas ornament project. I decided to paint Christmas scenes on ornaments this year as opposed to other YouTube how to presentations that show you how to paint the inside of a clear ornament with various paints. I tried doing the inside of an ornament following the YouTube presentations with acrylic and it was one week and the paint was not sticking to the inside of the glass ornament. I learned that ornaments made of glass do not work well with regular acrylic paints. I decided to purchase paints that work with glass and that worked a little better. I also had ornaments that the paint did not stick at all inside the ornament. I proceeded to paint the outside of the ornament with regular enamel spray paint and that work well. I also learned to follow directions. If the procedure stated to wash the ornaments, follow the procedure and wash the ornaments. I learned that glass ornaments come with a clear cover that washes off and then you can paint over the actual glass ornament. I think that this is a protective cover to keep the ornament from breaking but once this cover is removed, you can use acrylic paints to paint over the glass. The enamel glass paints are more transparent. Use opaque acrylic paints (including white which is very opaque) to paint the outer part of the ornament. I also learned today, that you can use an acrylic base paint, let it dry, and use a stencil or carbon paper to transfer your drawing to the ornament. You can proceed and paint the ornament after that based on your drawing creation. This transfers the drawing but it does not leave the ornament stained with the ink of the carbon paper. You have to be gentle when pressing on the carbon paper to transfer your drawing. I will like to try oil paintings but they take too long to dry, even with Liquin. I am also concerned about the ability of oils to stick to the surface of glass. Good luck and happy painting.