Monday, March 2, 2009

Crafty Wonderland and some winged arrivals

I'll have a table next Sunday at Crafty Wonderland at the Doug Fir. If you're in the Portland area, stop by!

When & where:
11-4 Sunday, March 8
Doug Fir, 830 E. Burnside, Portland, OR (map)


In other good news, I received a small flock of lovely handmade birds in exchange for the copper phoenixes I contributed to the birds of change exchange.

From left to right: painted hope bird by Regina of Creative Kismet (who hosted the exchange), white paper clay bird on a pewter twig by Schbvonne Guthrie at apiairy bindery, recycled aluminum birds by Colleen Casey at Some Art Talk, wooden bluebird by Amy Proff Lyons of aplcreations, and birdnest mixed media collage by Vesna R.

Finally, here's a cool map Regina put together of the swap participation. 


  1. Hi Wendy,

    Today I received my swap-package and I'm thrilled because one of your phoenixes was in it. I'm totally impressed by it's beauty and I find it to be so appropriate for me. I'm a lampworker so I work with fire almost daily (although I do a lot of other crafting as well). So I will hang it in my studio on the wall behind my torch so it can inspire me to create wonderfull beads...

    thanks so much !

  2. Hi Wendy,
    Im glad one of my birds arrived at your home. I wanted very much for one of yours to find its way to me. Are you willing to maybe make another for a trade? You can check out my books on issuu search for my name or maybe there is something else.....Im a great cook as well....
    cheers, Schbvonne

  3. Marieke -- I replied to your comment earlier but it looks like my reply got gobbled up by the internet. Anyway, I'm so pleased that you like the phoenix and that it has a happy home by your torch. Keep up with the lampwork. Your stuff is beautiful!

    Schbvonne -- I'm sure we can work something out. I'll email you.

  4. Wendy
    I found your blog with your amazing Phoenix birds and have to tell you how beautiful they are. My son is named Pheonix after the bird meaning hope and strength. It means a lot to us because he was born with a serious disability and we have the Phoenix icon everywhere to remind us of its ability to rise again. Your artwork is incredible and inspiring!

  5. Hello Phoenix_Ink! Thank you so much for your comment. I'm always happy to hear that the phoenixes are doing their job -- reminding people that they can rise from the ashes of whatever is difficult in their lives. Best wishes to you and your son.


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