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GlitzandGlam

3 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society.

A sneak peek into Jan:

Elegant artisan jewelry to complete her sophisticated look. It is no secret to my family and friends that I love jewelry.  So, several years ago, I started “Designs by Jan” to be able to share my love of jewelry to others.  Each piece of jewelry that I design and create is made with love and the energy for each wearer to embrace her authentic and loving self!  So that I can share and offer my designs to a broader audience I recently opened up two shops on Etsy:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlitzandGlam2 is my line of artisan jewelry made of semi-precious gemstones and fine metals and crystals.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/GlintzandGlam is my line of quality wire-wrapped bracelets made of base metals and a mixture of materials for the beads.

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Another Artist…

2 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society. We look forward to seeing you there!

A look into our artist Maggie…

Not much I can tell about me. Picked up the paint brush about 8 years ago and discovered how patient oil is to paint with. Last year I challenged myself to try acrylic paints and liked it. It is a constant discovery for me to find out where a painting is taking me.

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Fat Bastard

2 Sep

Well, yes, that is the name of my blog post today and this is why! Please visit your nearest 131 Main Restaurant and try some Fat Bastard wine and help us Make Strides Against Breast Cancer for the American Cancer Society. From September 1 until October 31. YOU can make a difference in the life of a breast cancer patient.

131 Main

Part Two: The Best News Of The Day!

1 Sep

On Saturday morning Kevin and I went to Macy’s to pick up the $500 gift card that I won last week. This was the coolest thing ever. I bought a 25% off coupon for Shop For A Cause for Macy’s from Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, to benefit our team the Primax Pink Warriors. Using this coupon entered me into a random drawing. Five bucks. That’s what it cost.

We went into the store to pick up the gift card and we were greeted, and treated, like rock stars. Kayla gave me a release to sign and off we went to take pictures in front of the store and with several employees. She asked me what I wanted to look at or spend my gift card on and I said I really wanted a pair of Miss Me jeans but I couldn’t justify spending a hundred dollars on a pair of jeans. She said well today you can! So off we went cruising different areas of the store. There were saleswomen in and out of the areas getting things for me and helping me with dresses, shirts, jackets, sizes, and more Miss Me jeans. I have to tell you – it was awesome!

I went into the dressing room many times and when I would come out it was usually to a few employees pausing in their work to ooh and aah or say “hmmm…not the best fit” or “not the best color” or “it’s perfect!”….Kevin sat in a chair outside the dressing room chatting with the women and we both just had such a great time. I kept telling them I was done shopping and then I would find two or three or ten more things to try on, so I did. Kevin was VERY patient with me, as were the Macy’s employees, and I really felt like a rock star – not kidding.

I walked out of that store with two huge bags of clothes, including a pair of Miss Me jeans that I love. Lots of things were on sale so I was able to get a lot of great clothes for just under $500.

The employees that helped make my morning perfect were Sandra, Kayla, Caroline, and Celia. If you are going to go shopping anytime soon, check out Macy’s at South Park Mall and ask for one of the employees listed above. They will treat you like a rock star too – tell them I sent you.

It’s so hard to find good customer service in a lot of places now – but at Macy’s it wasn’t good customer service – it was fabulous customer service. Talk about a great experience! I cannot say enough good things about my shopping spree with Macy’s and their awesome employees.

I never have to remind myself that I am the luckiest girl in the world – things keep happening to make me more grateful and more thankful each and every single day. Listen here breast cancer ….you came and you visited, but I continue to beat your butt! Take THAT stupid cancer.

Signing Laura and Kayla Gift Card

 

 

 

Finding What You Can Do!

1 Sep

The Primax Pink Warriors are proud to present our second annual Silhouette of a Woman, on September 13, 2014. This event is hosted by Pfeiffer University, Charlotte Campus, Park Road, from 7 pm until 11 pm. The emcee for our evening will be Kelly McKay from 107.9, The Link. We will have live music, artists, silent auction items and refreshments. This is to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the America Cancer Society.

Another Artist  – Denise

Watercolors have always drawn me near and I tried for years to paint with watercolors but it just didn’t work for me.  Pastels were a lot better for me because you could put as many layers on as you wish. Then one day at an art show there was an oil on canvas that I saw and I thought,” I know I can do this”.  So in July of 2013, I went to a class taught by Elie Bou Zeiden, and the colors came flowing out of me.  I was hooked from the first day.  Oil is my passion now.
Denise Carter

 

Pottery Anyone?

30 Aug

Silhouette of a Woman – September 13, 2104 at Pfeiffer University Park Rd Campus Charlotte NC. 7 pm till 11 pm. Please join us for local art, beer, wine, and live music!

 

Another artist……

Judy Leitner Pottery by Judy

Judy taught art education in N.J. for 32 years.Studied pottery and received a BA in art education and an MA from Montclair University. Continued studying pottery at NJ School of Visual Arts,Penland School of Crafts,Winthrop University. Member of NJ Potters Guild.

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I don’t know about you but I cannot wait to see this pottery up-close and in person. Early Christmas shopping!

Another Artist – And A Survivor Too!

29 Aug

The Primax Pink Warriors are hosting their second annual art show – Silhouette of a Woman –  on September 13, 2014, at Pfeiffer University on Park Rd Charlotte, NC, beginning at 7 pm. Here’s another Sneak Peek into the heart of an artist…

 

I am a full time Sales Manager, mother of two and someone who truly loves of the beach and has a keen eye for seashells.  Diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas 2009, the main part of 2010 was spent in treatment.  Once I was up and running again, it was a no-brainer to head to the beach to recharge.

 As usual I made quite a haul of interesting seashells and wanted a ‘token’ to have with me at all times- a little piece of ‘peace’ when things got stressful.

I made several pieces of beach-inspired jewelry and posted them to Facebook to share with friends and family.  To my surprise and delight, many wanted to purchase them!  Wow, had not seen that coming.   A business was born. 

 So more pieces were made… special orders created and orders came in from friends of friends,…relatives and complete strangers.  This was such a validation of what I truly love:  beach inspired wearable art.

 So here we are, 3 years later and I continue to create unique pieces that I would personally wear.  If I don’t love it…I won’t sell it.  And what I love the most is that no two are the same. 

Seeing others appreciating and wearing my pieces of jewelry simply makes me smile.

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SeeSEAshells on Facebook  – please like her page!

 

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