Warm your heart Feb. 6, 7, and 8!!

Layout 1And it is that time of year again – our 7th annual collection event for seven of our local pet rescue organizations. This is something very dear to our hearts and we LOVE the happiness that this weekend brings. So if you have clean blankets, towels, dog beds, cat beds, pet food or treats, cleaning supplies, crates . etc. and of course we will take monetary donations. We haven’t even started yet and we already have $100 – woo woo. Anyone making a donation of $25 or more can pick from  a selection of tiny original paintings created by the artists of Brushstrokes. This offer is good while they last. They are just lovely. Check our Facebook page to see a gallery of them after Wednesday afternoon (4th). Thanks for any help you can give at all. Every penny stays locally plus we always throw in some to even things out in the end :)

 

Holidays gentle end.

It is Brushstrokes tradition to let the dogs run thru the shop early in the morning-as crazy as this holiday season has been we have managed to pretty much keep up with that. Christmas eve morning was no exception. We stopped for a brief photo op-as you can see George was less than thrilled. The shop was crazy busy and we didn’t scoot the last customer out until 4:45 even though we were closing at 4.  :) We will be closed Thursday through Sunday and reopen on Monday. Studio time and playtime!!10430919_10152898215518350_5490455850983999783_n Winslow was quite smitten with his collar !

The last week of the holiday season

10428443_10152881435703350_1853690337538325625_n Things have been hopping and cool things are flying out the door. But as we are what we are – new stuff has been arriving in boxes. You should see the paper mache Santa faces :)  We can bag wrap most things and our elves are pretty happy. I heard 4 different people say what a cool store it was. That makes us all feel pretty good. Hope to see you and have a wonderful holiday.

Late Shopper’s Night- 12/5/14

Tomorrow night – Friday – December 5 is Late Shopper’s Night in downtown Lewisburg. Here is a link to our specials for that night……

https://www.facebook.com/192528178349/photos/a.10151622306703350.1073741826.192528178349/10152850997088350/?type=1&theater

( Might need to copy and paste – link things don’t want to work tonight)

Some seasons we are all organized and ready for bear. Not this season – we are twinkling with good ideas but somehow the store looks a bit wonky and many things don’t seem to be ending up in the right place. So tidy we are not but full we are with all sorts of great ideas and gifts. We will happily bagwrap your gift with our new cool dark olive green bags with fun swirly plum tissue until we run out. Our wrapping ability may possibly be lacking tomorrow if we get too busy or our creativity turns to fatigue. A lot of us in team Brushstrokes are morning people so be sure to give us a prod if we are nodding off tomorrow night. Just kidding – we are good to go and will be happy to help – rain or no rain – snow or no snow. Light snacks will be available and we can guarantee Randy will be playing some cool holiday tunes. Our holiday hours are our normal hours except for tomorrow – 10 to midnight. Plus on Sundays we will be open until Dec. 24 – from 12 to 4. If all goes well we will close for a couple of days after the 25th- the opportunity to have four days off in a row only presents in self occasionally so we shall probably grab it :)

What is hot so far – Motawi tiles – sold 4 today- puzzles- scrabble tile necklaces – more on the way- Blum kids kits, anything Zentangle and our holiday cards.

What is new- pearlescent chalk pencil tins, 9 in one specialty pens and pencils ( level, ruler, etc), more paper garlands (scotty dogs, cars, frogs, etc.), toned tan and gray cards and artist tiles, styrofoam heads( rather random – I know) , large selection of paper mache animals, and now paper mache stars, balls, arrows, and numbers.

We are running a little low on space so hopefully the art store elves will come in tonight and tidy it up before tomorrow.

P.S.All typos are the fault of Willow – the large Tuxedo cat who keep nuzzling against my arm. His nickname is Mr. Wheedles cause he wheedles his way in so he can be as close as possible.

P.S 2- Note our side window where Jane has done these cool industrial style blueprints on how to make a star, and envelope, a tree, etc.

P.S.3 Note our window in Studio B where Deb did these sweet white on black mini Zentangle works.

P.S.4 We are hoping Deb will wear her sock monkey footed jammies tomorrow night. Don’t know who could possibly have bought her those for her birthday :)

Full speed ahead to Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday

We are fully stocked and ready for the fun week. Lots of new cool things. We are making up sweet gift bags especially hand picked by our artists so you can grab and go. So far we have some for intro watercolor, pen sketching, and drawing. Also a sweet little mod podge, animal paper mache kit. More to come. Downtown has the shopping pass–look for it at Lewisburg PA .com- can’t seem to get the link to post but will post picture later :)

 

Nature Journaling next Saturday – Oct. 18- Carmen Schreffler

The combination of artwork and journaling can be the perfect way to slow life down in a world that seems to be spinning faster and faster each day. Nature Journaling doesn’t have to be a daily task but it is a wonderful way to slow down and catch the nuances of the seasons and the world around us, to help us to see the Extra-ordinary in the Ordinary that surrounds us.

We will be talking about some basic sketching and observation techniques as well as practicing our hand at sketching from some found nature treasures. We will also be using watercolors to enhance our sketches and our words. Fee is $30. Workshop is from 1-3. All supplies will be provided. Feel free to bring along your journal if you would like.
Prepayment is required – Note – Carmen’s classes are good for the soul :)

Note* ***Our new class policy is in effect. No refunds. If the student cancels then one-half will go to instructor-the other half you may redeem for supplies. It just makes life simpler for us and will keep us having classes ****10665168_10152683147413350_4712189474381509862_n

Do you suffer from puzzle – itis?

We have the solution for you. Due to an ordering snafu – long story – you can’t make this stuff up – we ended up with a double puzzle order and I had ordered lots. These are lovely Pomegranate puzzles – 300 piece for kids- 300 piece Art Piece- 500 piece – and our most popular – the 1000 piecers. These make a grand gift and our customers love them – we get many repeaters :) Stop by and check out our rather large selection.10703748_10152671335318350_2598476208806157944_n