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

27. January 2012

Creativity during the Holidays

Filed under: artwork,handmade,home,prints — Eve Peach @ 18:50

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I have had this blog post in my mind since the month of December began. I wanted to share some of the creative projects my family and I tackled over the holiday season. So I figured since I still have a few days left in January that it was not too late to post?

 I apologize for the inability to keep this blog current, and I really wish I had the time to keep this blog updated but I choose to designate my time to my family first. But none the less I still want this blog to be a place to share and inspire creativity, so I hope you all understand and that you are not currently burnt out on all things holiday.

So any-who here are some of the creative ways we spent celebrating the winter holiday season!

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First ever attempt at homemade cinnamon rolls. We decided to make this a Christmas Eve tradition.

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My daughters and I went out to the back field and cut some evergreen branches to celebrate the Winter Solstice.  I added some of my handcrafted fiber pom poms (which you can buy here.)

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A sweet sculpted snowman for a birthday present for my daughters’ friend.

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A Birthday Party!

My baby turned 1 on the 30th of December. We celebrated by having a small Mickey Mouse themed family birthday party! My oldest daughter LOVES birthday parties and she has become quite the party planner and hostess. We try and make as many homemade decorations as we can, so we had Dad print off some Mickey Mouse birthday themed coloring sheets for our main decor. And we made these really cute Oreo Mickey Mouse cupcakes!

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My baby loves anything Italian to eat so we made baked ziti. And my mom brought homemade parmesan garlic rosemary bread and I added some fresh rosemary from my garden for garnish!

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And last but not least our 2011 handmade Christmas card. Designed by my oldest daughter and carved/printed by me out of a rubber block (linoleum block printing). And embellished with googly eyes and a red bow by both of us.

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From my family to yours we wish you Love and Joy for all of your Days!

I hope you had a creative end to your 2011 year.

Love,

Eve

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.

9. November 2009

First Handmade in the Arcade.

I am winding down after a busy weekend participating in the first Artisan Market and Indie Craft Fair at the historic Arcade in downtown Nashville.

There was a great turn out and lots of energy to feed off of. Heather and I had a successful time with a new and improved Gathering Spriggs booth to work with and great new wares from us and our consignees!

We are planning on being there again in December during the first Saturday Art Crawl!

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