Eve's Eden: Artist Eve Peach an online journal to share art and contemporary crafts

17. February 2011

Southern Tennessee Quilt Trail Tour

Filed under: artists,fiber,handmade,textiles — Eve Peach @ 18:05

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One of my very best friends is organizing a lovely chartered quilt tour through southern Tennessee.  On March 17th, 2011 this tour starts off in the city of Manchester and travels throughout the counties of Coffee, Bedford, Moore, Lincoln, and Giles.  The all day tour makes stops at several historic places, quaint shops and interesting museums that feature Quilt Blocks.

As a contemporary crafter and fiber artist I have a deep fondness and respect for traditional techniques and history in textiles.  I am daydreaming of attending this tour on a lovely St. Patrick’s day, but with a nursing newborn I am not sure if it is in the stars for me.

If you would like to find out more information about attending yourself click on the link below and then click again on the same link to read more and get a detailed itinerary of the tour.

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16. September 2010

Laurel Leaf Gallery

Filed under: artists,artwork,Galleries,handmade,paintings,prints — Eve Peach @ 02:26

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Yesterday I made another trip out to Historic Leipers Fork to Laurel Leaf Gallery to drop off some of my newly created baby and toddler silk-screened tees. 

I recently mentioned this gallery in my last post, but since I took my camera along to document my wares I decided to talk more at length about my participation and love for this new home for my artwork and hand made items.

This eclectic gallery is full of art, handmades, jewelry, stained glass, journals, fiber art, and gifts galore.  It is the type of boutique/gallery that one can spend a lot of time perusing through all that the gallery has to offer.  It is a multi-sensory experience to look, see and feel all the items that range in color and texture from leather bound journals, smooth stained glass to felt covered soap!

As I mentioned I also have an array of my handmades and artwork including silkscreen tees, handmade vintage style aprons, handmade journals, lotus flower books, nature prints, nature print card sets, handbags, a set of silkscreen place-mats, and some handcrafted rose topiary ornaments.  I am proud and honored to be one of Laurel Leaf Gallery’s main artists.

The gallery is owned and operated by Bethany Reiser.  She is an accomplished stain glass artist and fine jewelry maker.  I literally want to own every piece of jewelry she makes.  She uses beautiful semi-precious gemstones to create exquisite hand crafted necklaces, earrings, and other jewelry.  Bethany’s jewelry has a sophisticated natural look that I am very much attracted to and I almost exclusively only purchase (or desire to purchase!) this type of jewelry for my own personal fashion aesthetic.

Bethany also creates beautiful stained glass window art as well as functional stained glass lamps.  Her work can be found at her gallery as well as in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts Gift Shop and “Shimai” at the Loveless Cafe Shops both located in Nashville, Tn.

I think it is well worth the trip to charming Leipers Fork.  And when visiting Laurel Leaf you will also find a lovely surprise.  The gallery has recently become two stories of creative loveliness.  Upstairs in what Bethany calls the Tree House you will find more of a Fine Art Gallery filled with quality oil and acrylic paintings from a handful of talented local middle Tennessee artists.  

Laurel Leaf Gallery is located at 4208 Old Hillsboro Rd, Leipers Fork, Tn. 

Hours  are Wednesday through Saturday from 10-5:00pm.

And Sundays from 1-5:00pm.

Here are a few snapshots I took of my work at the gallery yesterday. I hope you enjoy this quick sneak peek window shopping experience.

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25. August 2010

New Business Cards On the Way!

Filed under: artists,artwork,Galleries,handmade,prints — Eve Peach @ 00:54

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I finished designing my new business cards this week and sent them off to the printer’s!

I am very excited and happy with the new design I came up with.  And I hope to get more of my handmades and artwork listed in the near future on my etsy shop evepeachart.etsy.com.

I also have my handmade journals, vintage style aprons, and nature prints at Laurel Leaf Gallery in Leipers Fork.  Leipers Fork is quite the charming little country town with a strong artist community.  I encourage all to take a scenic ride on Natchez Trace Parkway and visit all the galleries in Leipers Fork.  While you are there stop in and have a healthy organic lunch at Joe Natural’s Cafe where they serve locally grown food and provide organic groceries for purchase too.

6. June 2010

Chihuly at Cheekwood: Saturday Afternoon Family Outing

Filed under: artists,artwork,exhibitions,Galleries,installation — Eve Peach @ 00:48

On this hot Saturday afternoon in June my family and I drove across town to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art to check out the newest outdoor sculptures by glass maker and installation artist Dale Chihuly. Dale Chihuly has taken the art of glassblowing to a higher level by pulling teams of master glassblowers to create large scale outdoor and indoor vibrantly colored installations. His work sets beautifully amongst the botanical gardens found at Cheekwood.  It was a wonderful way to spend a sunny day outdoors in nature.  This exhibit is also open on Thursday and Friday nights where his installations are transformed by light. Might have to go back for that experience!

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