Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Magic was in the Air...

providing a festive atmosphere for the Independent Artisan Holiday Fair.

First Friday Night shoppers and the Saturday crowd were dazzled
with the variety of wares.

Beautifully knitted sweaters,


and hats galore.


to please everyone.

Miracle Boxes to keep the spirit alive.

Bath and Beauty products to help with the holiday stress.

 And to wrap it all up -- one-of-a kind gift bags!

A big thank you to all of the vendors.
And another big thank you to all who shopped the fair.
See you next year!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Polymer Clay Techniques

Saturday's Polymer Clay Techniques led by Dee was an intensive and informative class that introduced participants to the endless possibilities of working with this medium. The use of push molds, texture, layering, mica powder and antiquing with paint was fully explored. Final embellishments included gems and touches of Lumiere metallic paint that gave each piece that "bling factor". Students left with six beautiful tags that could be used as ornaments or gifts. This class was the perfect introduction to polymer clay in preparation for a future class called Mosaic Mirrors, where students will make their own clay titles and adhere them to a mirror frame.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Adorn Thyself

Friday night's Adorn Thyself class at Bishop's Stock was a wonderful gathering of creative freinds. Everyone came prepared with their bead collection along with twenty more beads to add to the "bead swap". The first demonstration was how to make a sliding slip knot necklace using a focal point bead. Next, we made "stretchy" bracelets adding charms and ribbons. This class was a relaxing way to socialize and share ideas while making beautiful and unique adornments.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mixed Media Techniques Fit for a Queen

Saturday's Mixed Media Painting Discovery Workshop hosted by The Queen's Ink in Savage Mill, Maryland, proved to be yet another fabulous journey into self-expression and TRUST! Sharon set the tone initially by having everyone take a few mediative moments to let go of all their hassles and worries. She asked everyone to create the mindset that this class would be about trusting their intuition. Students were put to the test immediately as they quickly and decisively selected their paint palette consisting of three colors. It was apparent from the start that this group of women were willing to put their fears and self-doubt (about painting) aside and let their inner wisdom shine through. As each one of the 12 steps was revealed, the paintings began to take on a life of their own reflecting personal affirmations and colorful expression. Although this class was designed for artists with little or no painting experience, it was surely a testament that we all have the creative force within us that is just waiting to be released. And release it - they did! Everyone left with a "ready to hang" canvas while knowing confidently in their hearts that we are all "Queen of the Arts".

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

ShaDeeLa Discovers a Treasure Chest of Unique and Rare Finds!

Buddhas and Beads owners Spirit, Brad and Coolie travel the world collecting exotic and distinctive beads, baubles, amulets and trinkets to sell in their West Ocean City store. Give yourself ample time to browse through the thousands of colorful beads made from stone, shell, wood, metal, clay and glass, while surrounded by eclectic sculptures, masks and antiques. You'll find everything from Indonesian hand carved items to intricate metal Tibetan Prayer Book holders. The store literally takes you on a journey around the world.

After collecting your perfect variety of treasures, join us for a fun and relaxing ShaDeeLa Workshop called Adorn Thyself where we will help you to create your own special and unique fashion statement in the form of a necklace and bracelet. Don't forget to pick up 20 extra beads for our "Bead Swap"! It's going to be a fun night!
Ocean Gateway Village Shopping Center
12638 Ocean Gateway, West Ocean City, MD 21742
Call (410)213-7008 for store hours.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Building a Foundation...

Saturday's Mixed Media Painting Discovery Workshop was a great success and a valuable learning experience for all involved. Designed for budding artists with little or no painting experience, ShaDeeLa instructors guided them step by step on how to build a painting and trust that the end result would be a painting they would be proud to hang on their wall, students realized that this might require a leap of faith.

Based on 12 easy steps, students were able to witness the process of building a foundation and layering paint to create surface quality and focal point interest. It truly was a journey into self discovery and confidence. One student even described it as "art therapy".

As each painting unfolded and blossomed into it's final stage, it was clear that something special had happened during this class. Not only did students learn to trust their creative intuition, they confirmed to themselves that their hearts were able to open up into a beautiful expression of art.

For those who were unable attend this fabulous workshop and would like the opportunity to do so, please check our workshop page for additional Mixed Media Painting Discover Workshops.

Click on link to visit our Facebook page to see additional photos of the ShaDeeLa Creative Workshops: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ShaDeeLa-Creative-Workshops/138178482867875

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friday Night Fun....

Wonderful Wine Glasses Workshop at Bishop's Stock

Sharon provides instructions...

First up, spring inspired cherry blossoms...

Georgia works on branches...

Margot adds blossoms.

Next, everyone gets creative....

Bonnie's olive inspired design...

Kim's flower power.

And, of course, you need something to put in the glasses...
can you guess what the workshop giveaway was?

Lucky winner Libera knows...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You are Cordially Invited to Opening Night...

New Work by Deborah Rolig
Bishop's Stock Fine Art & Fine Craft
Friday, May 6, 2011
5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

We hope you to see you there!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

At last...

I love Etta James. I love this cabinet. I love the price I paid for this cabinet - $5. What I disliked was the cabinet was never organized. So finally, after many moves, lots of life changes, it is at last the way I always envisioned it...ORGANIZED!
You want light weight wire, in the jewelry drawer. You want a mango ink pad, in the ink pad drawer. You want a large fern stamp, in the foam stamp drawer. Heaven, I'm in heaven...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Winter weather ...

A little snow and ice couldn't freeze the creativity at the Ocean City Art League.

Deb worked her magic teaching students techniques that made
their canvases come alive with layers of color and personal messages.

The end result? One-of-a-kind pieces of art that will serve as inspiration and a sweet reminder of a fun day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

And the winner is...

Congratulations Joy,
winner of the ShaDeeLa "Embrace Your Art" Basket and envy of all!
Have fun creating.

For keeps

Saturday's workshop focused on making personal boxes for all those special treasures.

Beads made by a young child... a mother's costume jewelry... special verses...

These special tokens, combined with painting, decoupage and embossing turned a simple kraft box into a beautiful box with heartfelt memories...inside and out.

Love is in the air...

ShaDeeLa Artist's and Bishop's Stock Gallery was the perfect combination for creating handmade Valentine Cards.

and chocolate tasting,
paired with watercolors, color pencils, glitter and glue.

End result? Happy smiles and one-of-a-kind cards.

Check out other photos on Facebook!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Hello Creative Souls!

February is an art-filled month for ShaDeeLa. Visit our WORKSHOP SCHEDULE for the details, including dates, workshop descriptions and supply lists.


Register* by February 5th for one (or both!) of ShaDeeLa’s FEBRUARY Creative Workshops at Bishop’s Stock Gallery and you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing for our “Embrace your ART” gift basket. Filled with creative supplies and surprises, the basket is valued at over $50!

The drawing will take place on Saturday, February 12th at 3 pm.
Call Ann Coates at Bishop’s Stock Gallery to register today
Email ShaDeeLa Creative Workshops at
ShaDeeLaWorkshop@aol.com with any questions.

We hope to see you soon!
Sharon, Dee and Deb

*Registrant must be paid in full by the day of the workshop in order to qualify for the drawing.
This drawing applies for workshops on Friday, February 11th and Saturday, February 12th
at Bishop’s Stock. Participants that have already registered have been included. Limit to one entry per person per workshop.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year...

Happy 2011! A little late, we know, but we've been busy gals.

Besides the usual, we've been working hard on a slate of new classes. Checkout the workshop page for all details. We hope you love what we've come up with as much as we do.

Also, be on the lookout for surprises - big and small - coming to the blog this year. We can't wait to share inspiration, creative thoughts and fun finds, so check in often.

Make this your year to fulfill your creative spirit!
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