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Meet my guest artist Lois Eliason!

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Meet my guest artist Lois Eliason!

I'm so excited to host my dear friend, artist Lois Eliason who will be showing watercolors and photographs in my studio at Art-A-Whirl this coming weekend! KJ: Lois, I’m so excited that you are going to be showing your photographs & watercolors in my studio during Art-A-Whirl! You have recently shown your photography/watercolor work for the first time at Showroom. Are these new media for you? Tell me why you’ve decided to branch out.LE: I’ve loved art and making art my entire life. I was an English major and a Studio Arts minor in college. During my senior year, I focused...

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Meet my guest artist Adrienne, from Designs by Adrienne!

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Meet my guest artist Adrienne, from Designs by Adrienne!

I'm so excited to host my dear friend and talented artisan Adrienne Anderson, who will have leather handbags, totes, bright fabric makeup bags and other accessories at Art-A-Whirl this coming weekend!  KJ: How did you get started making leather handbags & accessories?AA: My parents owned an upholstery shop and my mother would save leather and fabric scraps. One year I made a purse for my cousin for her birthday and then some friends saw it and wanted one too. One thing lead to another and in a few months I had a little side business going. KJ: Tell me a...

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Meet my guest artist Jean, from Janey Appleseed!

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Meet my guest artist Jean, from Janey Appleseed!

I'm getting so excited for Art-A-Whirl, which is coming up May 20 - 22!  I’d like to introduce you to one of my three fabulous guest artists for Art A Whirl this year.  Meet Jean Bathke, owner and creative director of Janey Appleseed.  KJ: What is Janey Appleseed? JB: Janey Appleseed is a line of handmade, one-of-a-kind dresses for little girls, made in small quantities by skilled artisans globally. Our idea of Global Handmade stitches together bold textiles from all over the world, along with a steadfast commitment to partner directly and fairly with our artisans. Currently, we partner with...

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Come to my trunk show at the Grand Hand Gallery!

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Come to my trunk show at the Grand Hand Gallery!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be doing a trunk show with my new Karin Jacobson Fine Jewelry Collection at the Grand Hand Gallery in St. Paul.  The new collection is oxidized sterling silver with 18K yellow gold and palladium accents, recycled or Canadian diamonds, and natural gemstones.  Visit my new website to have a look! Here's a preview~ Show Hours are:Friday, April 29; noon - 6pmSatuday, April 30; 10 - 6pm The Grand Hand Gallery is located at 619 Grand Avenue, on the corner of Grand Ave and Dale St in St. Paul. Visit their website for more information....

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A great big Thank You to the American Craft Council!

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A great big Thank You to the American Craft Council!

Last weekend's American Craft Show at St. Paul Rivercentre was a terrific experience! I met so many new people and got to have yet another terrific American Craft Council experience, showcasing my new line at their craft show. My booth looked mostly the same as in Baltimore, but I did add some new photo banners from the recent photoshoot with Jennifer Simonson. Don't they look great!?   (Here you can see me posing in front of one of the photos so that it looks like Katy's hand is patting me on the head. :) And have a look here at...

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