Holiday Sale + Giveaway

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HOLIDAY SALE: 20% off your order with code "CHEER" at https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreativeStash. Sale ends December 15th. The winner of the print will be chosen at random that same day and will ship free within the US!


Small Business 30% Off Sale!

Hi friends, thank you so much for all of your support this year. I am truly grateful. Small Business Saturday was a huge success thanks to my amazingly loyal customers! Thank you!!! What do you say we do it all again today? 30% off in my shop with coupon code "ShopSmall". https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreativeStash 

Please celebrate small businesses all year long by supporting handmade makers, artists and local businesses whenever you can. Much love! ~ Kristen


Art Party at Orange Table on November 7th

4pm - 7pm at Orange Table
 breakfast + lunch + coffee + bar
7373 E Scottsdale Mall, #6  | Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

I'm the artist of the month at Orange Table during November! Come out and celebrate with me at Orange Table on November 7th from 4pm-7pm for my first day and say farewell to the previous featured artist, Charles Love Sanders.  

Please join us for the celebration with good food, drink, and great art! The food and service are excellent and their full menu will be available. Hope you can stop in for an afternoon coffee, drink or stay for dinner. It's family friendly and free event. 

Orange Table is a low key cafe/coffeehouse with a nice patio located inside the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. There are large grass areas, water features and the LOVE sculpture around the cafe that makes for a nice walk. It's also a few doors down from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) which is free admission on Thursdays and open until 9pm. It's a nice museum and one I've taken my kids too lots of times.

A stack of new art waiting to be displayed on Thursday.

Parking can be found in the parking garage at 2nd Street just east of Drinkwater Blvd. and walk east from this garage into the mall area to find Orange Table). Or you may park at the library on the East side of N. Drinkwater Blvd. and walk West into the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.

 Find out more about Orange Table here: http://scottsdalebreakfast.com/


Pita Jungle Art Exhibit, 2nd Stop Gilbert!

I installed my artwork at Pita Jungle's Gilbert Location earlier this month! My art will be showcased at the Gilbert location through the end of October.

A major perk of traveling around is that I can visit my artwork at many wonderful Pita Jungle locations with friends and enjoy great company and yummy food!

Having a wonderful girls night out and totally photo bombed!
My friend Michella posing with her favorite painting. How cute is she?!
Pita Jungle
1431 E. Williams Field Rd., Ste 101
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Open: Sun - Thurs 11:00 am - 9:00 pm • Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm 


Pita Jungle Art Exhibit, 1st Stop Arrowhead!

Have you ever noticed that each Pita Jungle location has different art on the walls? They love supporting local artists so, next time you’re at any of their locations make sure to keep your eye out for the current showcase.

I was first introduced to Pita Jungle over a decade ago. Whenever I was there, I noticed art on the walls and loved that they supported local artists as well as dished out deliciously healthy meals. One day I hoped to show my art in a community restaurant just like that. It's taken me awhile to get there but, I made it! It brings me such joy and satisfaction that my "some days" are being realized bit by bit. 

I installed my artwork at Pita Jungle's Arrowhead Location in Glendale, Arizona on Friday! My art will be showcased at their Arrowhead location for 30 days and then I will be moving to another Pita Jungle location. I'll keep you posted on what city I'm headed to next.

Pita Jungle
7530 W. Bell Rd. Ste 106
Glendale, AZ 85308
Open 7 Days a Week 10:30 am - 10:00 pm


Knitted Sea Glass & Pearl Bangle

I am lover of texture so, knitted jewelry designs float my boat. After returning from a family vacation that included a day at the beach, I was inspired to combine Fluorite Soft Flex Beading Wire with glass pearls and sea glass for a design fit for a beach goddess. 

I shared a picture of this design online and had three people asking to purchase it and within a few hours it was sold! I couldn't beleive it. The combination of soft colors and knitting technique made it a desirable design. It's so comfortable to wear too. If you are interested in seeing how I created it, I shared instructions on Soft Flex Company's blog this week. Click to see the how-to post

I hope you are enjoying the last days of summer. My kids go back to school next week already, I can't beleive how fast that went!


Terra Java Coffee & Bake Shop Art Exhibit

 During June and July, patrons of the Terra Java Coffee House and Bake Shop in the Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix will be immersed in my colorful artwork while enjoying delicious coffee from local beans, traditional Italian roasted espresso, brewed local teas plus, their baker creates baked goods that include wheat free, allergy free, low glycemic, and vegan items. If you enjoy spicy chai latte they have an kickin' one that's sure to please! But best of all, they focus on quality by using local, organic, earth friendly, fair trade and slave free ingredients whenever possible.

Terra Java also supports the community by carrying a sampling of jewelry, art prints, crochet items, jams and the like from local artisans. You will find one of a kind earrings and necklaces, painted stones, art blocks and art prints by me for sale at shop too.

Lastly, Terra Java has a great little lounge area with a free library to relax and read the day away. A small collection of books that are available to read here or borrow for short periods of time. There is an on going a book sale for charity in the shop. The proceeds support, Kitchen on the Street, http://www.kitchenonthestreet.org/. You may make a donation for the book that strikes your fancy or bring in a book you would like to donate and/or just make a donation.  It's a great neighborhood community coffee house and I am honored to be featured there. Stop in and check it out.  

Terra Java Coffee House and Bake Shop
3619 E. Indian School Rd
Phoenix Arizona, 85018


Art, Food and Shopping this Thursday

Visit Orange Table this Thursday for Art, Food, and a little Shopping ... We'll be saying goodbye to my artwork and welcome in the new featured local artist, Kathy Welsh.

Orange Table will have light appetizers and a full menu available so for those that always want to eat at our restaurant but can’t seem to make it before we close, here is your chance to not only enjoy our food but also have great artwork to see and purchase, along with a little mingling and socializing with our guests and staff.

This event is open to the public so if you are into art, please come celebrate our two very awesome locals, who love and live for the art culture.

Both Kathy and I also sell jewelry and other crafts and will have a small offering available to shop from.

Orange Table Art Party
May 2nd 
4pm - 7pm @ orange table
breakfast + lunch + coffee + bar 
7373 e scottsdale mall, #6  | scottsdale, arizona 85251


Artist "Take Down" Party at Orange Table

May 2nd
4pm - 7pm @ orange table
 breakfast + lunch + coffee + bar
7373 e scottsdale mall, #6  | scottsdale, arizona 85251
One more week to see my art on display at Orange Table. They are having an art party May 2nd to celebrate my last day and welcome their new featured artist, Kathy Welsh. Please join us for the celebration with good food, drink, and great art! No cover charge, light appetizers and full menu will be available.The food and service are excellent. Hope you can stop by for an afternoon coffee or stay for dinner. Everything we have tried has been delicious and they serve breakfast all day, major bonus!  


New Jewelry and 15% Off Sale

Green and Dark Blue Bumpy Earrings 


Cream and Lavender Bumpy Earrings 


Seafoam Blue Green and Cream Bumpy Earrings

Teal and Navy Bumpy Earrings 


Pretty in Pink Porcelain Rose Necklace


I'm having an Etsy Shop Sale!

 15% off art, stones, magnets, prints, pillows, or jewelry until April 30th! Use coupon MAMAEARTH in my Etsy shop and pickup artful gifts to celebrate Mother's Day, surprise a friend or treat yourself! https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreativeStash
(*coupon excludes customer, made to order items)


I'm in the April Issue of Bead Trends!

Autumn Vines Knitted Bangle
by Kristen Fagan
Bead Trends - April Issue

Check out my first published jewelry design in Bead Trends magazine this month! I adore all the texture in this design. The knitted Soft Flex Beading Wire is stretchy and flexible, the red beads add a hint of sparkle, the hard copper hand wrapped cones give the hand forged feel I love so much and the centerpiece is an intricate bezel design I picked up at the 2012 Bead&Button show by Kerri Fuhr with my original art print "Autumn Vines" set in resin. Pick up your copy on newsstands or the Bead Trends website and get full instructions on how I created this bangle on pages 34-36.

Wedding Bliss
by Sara Oehler
Bead Trends - April Issue

My wonderful friend and co-worker Sara Oehler is also featured in this issue with me! How cool is that?! I love the connector technique she created with Soft Flex Extreme Wire in her design. The silver and crystal combination is so elegant.  Be sure to check out Sara's gorgeous design "Wedding Bliss" on pages 114-115.


Art Installation Party Wrap Up

The Art Installation Party at Orange Table two weeks ago was wonderful! Thank you to my amazing friends that stopped by. I'm so grateful for all the messages and calls of support and warm wishes from my wonderful friends and family and a HUGE thank you to Orange Table

You can stop in and check out my art at Orange Table during the month of April. If you can, I highly suggest stopping in for breakfast or brunch or lunch one day, the food and service are excellent. Everything we have tried has been delicious and they serve breakfast all day, major bonus! 

Please Save the Date for my "take down" Art Party on May 2nd for the final day of my art to be up and seen in the cafe and to welcome Orange Table's new artist for May. See event details on facebook.


Art Installation Party at Orange Table

4pm - 8pm @ orange table
 breakfast + lunch + coffee + bar
7373 e scottsdale mall, #6  | scottsdale, arizona 85251

Orange Table is throwing me an Art Installation Party! I am the featured artist in their breakfast, lunch, coffee, bar. Beginning on March 21st through April 30th diners in the restaurant will be surrounded by my colorful artwork while enjoying their delicious breakfast and lunch!


Orange Table's  Artist Installation Party features two local artists who have been chosen to display and sell their art on the walls of their restaurant.  This event is open to the public and is after business hours.  So please join us for the celebration with good food, drink, and great art! No cover charge, light appetizers and full menu will be available.

Here is a new work of art I'll be debuting during the party.

I'll have one of my art throw pillows on display (with pillow insert).

I'll have a few art necklaces there for sale too!

 Find details for the Art Installation Party on March 21st here: http://scottsdalebreakfast.com/events/


First Friday and Art Detour 25 on Grand Ave.

Last weekend was huge for art in downtown Phoenix. First Friday and Art Detour gave art fans a chance to check out galleries, art studios, tours and hands-on activities for free all weekend. I was honored to have my art on display at the Public (Art) Hanging at Oasis on Grand. It was a real treat to be exhibited with 40 other local artists. Bert and I attended the Artist's Opening Reception on Friday night and  enjoyed the artwork, music and wine. We were so happy to spend time with friends who stopped by to support me. Thank you!

Me and Sadie posing next to my "Into the Trees" artwork on display. Sadie is my friend's daughter and my adorable art agent for the evening. She wanted to be by my side for the evening and happily told people visiting what a nice painting I made and pointed to me out to them as the artist. Thanks, Sadie!

Great music set a wonderful vibe to the evening.

On Sunday, We headed back to Grand Ave with our kids in tow. They were looking forward to seeing their mom's art on the wall! It was really cute how proud they were of me.

 Here's our new friend and fellow Oasis on Grand artist, Jason Nye with his amazing acrylic splatter painting "Venice II".

This portrait of Lincoln was wonderful. It was uncanny how it looked so free and effortless up close and super detailed and perfect from afar. Ethan is learning about our presidents in school so, he was happy to see President Lincoln!

Hudson enjoyed a lampwork glass bead making demo by Deb Rich of Deb's Glass Designs.

Here's a collage of visual delights, we especially enjoyed the Mutant Pinata exhibit! We headed down Grand Ave with a couple more gallery stops before having a picnic and calling it a day.


It was a really nice way to spend a Sunday. I hope you get out and explore art in your neck of the woods. And take the kids! They really love it and it gives them a new perspective on just about everything.