Monday, December 28, 2009

always beauty.......

i hope you all had a wonderful, happy Christmas!! Ours was very special. We had Christmas with our two sons and their wives. We had so much fun and it was so special to be together again. Some sad news, mother (who just turned 83) fell the day after Christmas and broke three ribs. I was so upset. She has been fine for so long. She is a very active and busy, creative person, so it won't be easy for her to recooperate, but she'll get through it. Please keep her in your prayers. She is a wonderful mother and I miss her so much.
I hope you all have a very nice New Year celebration!! Love to all.....

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Christmas Art Boutique this weekend!!

We are having a wonderful Christmas Art Boutique at our gallery this weekend. We are so excited; it's our first Boutique and we are hoping to have one every month, once a month at least. Hope you can stop by. We will have wonderful rustic pottery, beautiful photography of European Castles and Cottages, felted angels and fused glass wall hangings, felted hats and other lovely photography, wood block prints and our own wonderful fairy furniture, fairy houses, sculptures, prints, cards, children's films, etc. The hours are: Friday, the 11th: 5 to 9, Saturday, the 12th: 11 to 9 and Sunday, the 13th: 12 to 4. It should be lots of fun. Our gallery is at 351 West Pierpont Ave. in Salt Lake City. Have a great day! Debbie

Friday, December 04, 2009

beauty is the breathe of life.......

every morning, i spend at least an hour visiting is my joy and really a see the incredible beauty and amazing creativity people share truely touches my heart and lifts my spirit. i hope you enjoy these.....

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

such a dream......

this is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking pictures i have ever seen. it just makes me close my eyes to imagine such a place....... a reflection of a blissful world.......somewhere.......

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

winged beauty

i am very busy right now with christmas shows and gallery walk coming up but i'll try to post at least one picture a day for now. isn't this beautiful? it is by nicole dextras. such elegance and extreme fantasy!!
have a beautiful day and try to help someone who is sad feel wanted today.

Monday, November 16, 2009

I wish it were summer, but I can remember the sunshine!!

I miss summer because now it is winter and starting to get so cold and miserable, but I am trying to get through it and remembering the beautiful summer sun and all the flowers and birds helps me think happier thoughts!! I think you really have to have a "happy thought" each day to get through life in a happy way. So, hope you can find a "happy thought" for you day!! Would love to hear from you!! Debbie

Monday, November 09, 2009


Hi everyone.....
We just wanted to let you know that we are still giving our wonderful art classes all during the week and also now Saturdays as well, now that the Market is over. We would love to have you come to our classes......they are so much fun!!
These are the classes we are offering.....
Creating Fairy Furniture from nature and found objects Painting with acrylic, water color and other unusual materials Sculpting in clay, paper mache', cardboard and found objects Collage using beautiful papers, photos, fabrics and beads, poetry, drawings, etc. Poetry and Story Writing Card and Book making Puppet and Costume making Fantasy Hat, Purse and Shoe making Filmmaking and many other classes.......
Our classes are weekdays and Saturdays from 10 to 12, 1 to 3 and 3:30 to 5:30 at our gallery/studio at 351 West Pierpont Ave. in Salt Lake City. We also offer evening classes as well from 7 to 9. We are available to work with people individually or in classes of 2 to 10 people. We also can give classes for birthday parties, but are only able to have the students in the class attend with a few parents, as our studio space is not large enough for an entire birthday party with refreshments and gifts.
Our classes are 2 hours long; the cost is $30 per person. Cost for birthday parties can be determined with the parents; we give a discounted rate if the parents are paying for the entire amount of the class. Some of our more elaborate, longer classes will have a little bit higher cost; please ask us for this information. We also can give our classes at schools or other locations or events. We provide all the necessary materials and tools. If additional materials are needed, we will give you that information upon request.
Our classes are really wonderful and fun and we enjoy teaching people. We hope you will contact us soon to set up a time that would work well for you. Just give us a call of email us if you're interested.
We also are excited to tell you that our children's movie "The Enchanted Treehouse" is going to be in the Salt Lake Public Library, the main downtown branch!!! We are so thrilled! They should have it available to check out very soon; in fact it may even be available now, so check in the children's department downstairs or online. We are very happy to have our wonderful movie in their library. If enough people check out and view our film, the library will purchase other copies for all the Salt Lake branches, so if you're interested, please take this great opportunity to see our magical, unusual film (for all ages, really!)
Also, we have a wonderful artist sharing our gallery/studio space now! Her name is Christine Fedor and she makes incredible jewelry; it's called Punkenstein Jewelry. She also does very unusual photography!! (You can see her work online; just go to Punkenstein Jewelry). We also are having a really special night on Gallery Stroll November 20th, Friday, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Christine's husband Ryan is a musician and he will be playing his music at our gallery for Gallery Stroll night. So, it will be a really fun and exciting night; hope you'll stop by and enjoy the great energy and creativity!! Our gallery is totally changed and rearranged, so we hope you will visit and see what great new things are happening at "Marcel and Florette's Curious Menagerie" at 351 West Pierpont Ave., near the Gateway Mall. Call us if you have any questions.......801-864-4718.
We also will be selling our art work at the upcoming Christmas show at the Gateway Mall (in the Grand Hall by Barnes and Noble). It is an "Olde World Christmas Show" put on by the Downtown Alliance. It will go from November 21st until the 29th. The hours are Monday through Saturday 10 to 9, Sundays 12 to 6. It's a 9 day show, so it should be really fun and very festive!! Lots of other great artists will be there, too. Hope you can visit us and see some great new things we're doing!!
Also, we are still looking for one or two other artists to share our gallery/studio with so if you need some work space for your art or crafts or know someone who does, please let us know. It would be fun to have a few more artists in our wonderful space!! Can give you more details if you contact me.
Thanks so much! Hope to see all of you! Debbie and Mike Schramer

Thursday, October 29, 2009

New links added!!!

I've added some wonderful new links to my blog......also deleted a few that I decided I did not want to have. Hope you'll visit these wonderful places of beauty!!
Look for these in my link list......
Pretty Gingham
A View To
Abby Trys Again
Emma Cassi
Found, Now Home
Laku Yaeko
Liivian Talossa
Pia Jane Bijkerk
The Drifter and the Gypsy
Designer's Block
D Sharp
Red Otter

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

i wish i could be every person in me.......

a shy but boisterous person, sometimes, welcoming the world with great glee and gladness......
i am still a child
something.......i always find it when it's beautiful spirit flutters around my heart and tells me i am home.
a butterfly,
a snowdrop
a trail that is traveled with quiet joy
i remember so much from the world before this.......
so much beauty
so many things to smile about, so much time.....
if i could be everyone that is within me, each person who waits to be heard,
perhaps i could do something very special in the world
perhaps i could help people
cherish things
open hearts to see the beauty.
i wish i could be.......
every person who i love and admire
every beautiful thing in this world......

Friday, October 09, 2009

have been very busy!!

i can't believe how much artwork i have been able to do in the past 7 months since we have had our studio/gallery. it has been such a gift to have this incredible space to work in. every day i have had that to look forward to, to go to our studio, our special place where we can feel the spirit of our paintings and our treehouses, our little fairy furniture and characters and all the beautiful things we have made. i feel so blessed and grateful to be an artist, to be able to create and share the gifts that God has given me with others. i have felt so inspired lately.....and have made so many things. i am very happy with my creativity right now. i am breaking into new styles and ideas, finding new motivation and abilities and faith in myself. it is truely wonderful. mike, too, has been incredibly creative and energetic in his art. we both have been so blessed by our studio.
but sadly, we are not sure if we can keep our space. we have been doing the farmer's market all summer and that has enabled us to pay for our studio, but now, with only two weeks left, we are uncertain if we will be able to maintain the rent on our studio. i have tried to find someone who would like to share it with us, one or two artists, who would be thrilled to have a space to work on their art or crafts, but to no avail. if anyone knows of someone who is looking for a wonderful place to work on their art, please let me know. our studio/gallery is in downtown Salt Lake City in a wonderful area. i can give them more details if they (or you) contact me. i am desperate to find some other artists to share our studio with, so we can keep it. i can't bring myself to even think about moving everything out of leave and to close the door, not able to go back. it has been a haven and a wondrous gift for us. please contact us if you need a place to work on your art!!! it changes your life as an artist!!
i hope you like my new paintings and creations. i cherish them and appreciate how much joy they bring me!!
have a wonderful weekend. it is getting cold here, but i am finally getting used to it.