Friday, November 30, 2012

Julie Sutter-Blair - Drawing

Julie Sutter-Blairs 
work is like no other.
This Belleville artist, will make her second appearance at The Very Merry.
Her drawings and prints have won numerous awards at art fairs across in the Mid-West. 
She says "Nothing is permanent in nature", so she captures and holds it  in her graphics.
 Noted Wisconsin author, Jerry Apps, and Julie collaborated on
a beautiful book - Wisconsin Travelers Companion
Julie is married and their son, Patrick, keeps them busy and happy. 
Welcome back to the fair!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lucy Schonfeld - Mixed Media

Lucy Schonfeld - Mixed Media
There something very spiritual about Lucy Schonfeld's work.
Paper and nature and light.
Her work is truly one of a kind - no two lamps are ever alike.
Her background is in watercolor paintings.
Lucy lives in Reedsburg with her husband.
She has three adventurous kids who've traveled the world.
Stop in and see her Lucy's new work.

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Lorna Tomaszewske - Bees Wax Candles

Lora Tomaszewske/Derheimer - Bee Wax Candlemaker
You may remember Lora's candles from last years Very Merry.
Her work was a huge hit - so come early!
Lora lives in LaValle and just could married to Kevin in October!!!
She has three kids.
Has worked at RR Donnelly for 22 years.
 She loves the outdoors - gardening, fishing, camping
and candlemaking!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Phil Rego - Photography

Rhil Rego - Photography
Beautiful, poetic, clear and storytelling.
 Phil's work catches life.
Nature is his subject.
 And he fills our world with what he sees.
Phil and his wife publish The Big Cheese Magazine.
 See his amazing work at The Very Merry
 December 7 & 8!

Monday, November 26, 2012

LiL Chocolates - Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson  - LiL Chocolates
Her business in based in the Wisconsin Dells Area.
 She's always dreaming up new ideas with chocolate and other ingredients.
She's busy all the time!  And does markets and several area events.
One bite of her chocolates and you will definitely want more.
She is Very Merry and a master of Chocolate .

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Mimi Wuest and Mary Williams - Mixed Media

Mimi and Mary
 call their art - Earthings.
Their  love for nature abounds in their enchanting work.
From jewelry to cards to assemblages.
One will find a gift just right for any nature lover (all of us).
Mimi and Mary live in Reedsburg with their husbands and children.
Mimi also writes a weekly column in a local newspaper.
We love to see their interpretation of their world, through their art

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ursula McCarthy - Wearables

Ursula McCarthy's 
work has been a favorite in the Fair.
Her attention to details and craftsmanship is impeccable.
She has a size to fit everyone!
Ursula lives in Mukwango with her husband Joe.
When not in her sewing room, she loves to garden and read and COOK!
Stop by and see her lovely wearables.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Win Byers - Potter

Win Byers 
be one of two potters in
The Very Merry Holiday Fair.
Win lives with his wife Sandy - also a talented artist.
Their huge studio is in a huge old  school house.
Before living in Wisconsin, Sandy and Win started out in
 New York and Madison before settling in Rock Springs.
They have two kids - Elizabeth in Seattle and Carl in Appleton.
 Join Win on Dec 7 & 8 in the Arts Building.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving - Paul Dominquez Painter

Happy Thanksgiving to All!! 
Paul Dominquez paints on plywood.
An avid hunter and outdoor lover,
 Paul puts the world around him on a simple "canvas".
 His award winning work is found in many collections throughout the Midwest!
He is married to Jenni Hopfinger.  They live in Watertown, Wiscosnin.
He and Jenni will be in The Very Merry, December 7 & 8
The Holiday Fair, December 15

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jenni Hopfinger


This will be Jenni's second year in The Very Merry.
Her extraordinary painting on glass is awash of color and fun!
Jenni lives in Watertown with her artist husband Paul.  
They travel shows and fairs in Wisconsin showing their artwork.  
Her booth is just steps inside the Arts Building on Water St December 7 & 8.   
She will also be in the Holiday Fair "After" the Very Merry - December 15!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Boys and Girls Club at the Fair

The Baraboo Boys and Girls Club 
will be selling their little canvass during the Very Merry.
Club President, Arline Beagan, and friend
are in their booth ready to tell you about the club.
They are one a many community non profits
included in the December 7 and 8 Fair.
Purchase a treasured piece of art, created by a club member!

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Helen's Daughters At The Very Merry

Helen's Daughters
 - two sisters -
Mariella from Preston, Minnesota and Char from Baraboo, WI.
They have been making hand bags for 23 years.
They love to play with color, texture and design.
They make their own patterns.
Their handbags can be seen at this years
Very Merry December 7 & 8
 and will also be in The Holiday Fair December 15.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2012 - Very Merry Holiday Fair

In the coming weeks we
will be posting pictures
 of artisans and their work 
along with information about the 
2012 Very Merry Holiday Fair!
(Work of Heart to Heart)