Monday, May 18, 2009

Glitterfest 2009

I had the pleasure of attending the first "Glitterfest" on May 16 in Old Town Tustin, CA. I enjoyed seeing and meeting many artists that I was familiar with, from magazines and blogs. Everyone was very friendly, and the location was well chosen. The space was large enough, and easy to navigate. Rather than experiencing sensory overload, the organizers clearly put much thought into the placement of the vendor/artists. I appreciated the transition from genres, so that I could enjoy a visual rest.

Featured were jewelry artists, paper crafters, ephemera merchants, illustrators, and painters, to name a few. I purchased a vintage hymnal from 1875 that I will use to make paper crafts with. I introduced myself to Jenny Doh and she was lovely. The whole environment was welcoming and I look forward to purchasing items from the artists via their websites.


  1. Hi Velvet,

    Answering your photo collage question! Sorry it took me so long! :D

    I used online picture software program called "picnik". Here is the copy and paste link:

    I used the "make a collage" feature. You can copy a picture from the web by giving the link. The picture link is found by right clicking the picture and then going to properties.

    I think some of the collage layouts are free with picnik and others you can get if you pay the annual fee for all of picnik's features.

    Hope this helps. I will leave this comment on your blog too!

    thanks for asking and for your sweet compliments!

    xo, Katy

  2. Katy,
    Cheers for the great info!