Monday, August 16, 2010

Chilifest! and Upcoming Bead Classes


Stone Soup Farm's biggest event of the year is this Saturday, August 21st- the 3rd Annual Chilifest! A great time is had by all, what with farm tours, music, hayrides, a chili cook-off, salsa tasting, artisans and more, there is something for everyone. Its free and open to the public, and is really a celebration of summer, good healthy food and our lovely farm. I organize the whole shabang, so you'll find my metal and glasswork there, along with a bunch of other vendors, many of whom are part of my group Artisans of WMASS.

I hope you'll be able to join us! Let me know if you'd like to submit some chili for the cook-off! Winner gets a giant veggie basket to take home. Even if you aren't going to bring your smokin' chili, maybe you could bring a plate of muffins or a fruit salad. All contributions are welcome. It's free because we do it potluck style and ask for participation, but we can't feed everyone all by ourselves.

Check out the line up of artists and musicians on Stone Soup Farm's website and invite your friends via Facebook.


OPTION 1) In collaboration with Bisque, Beads and Beyond in Pittsfield, I'll be teaching 2 introductory beadmaking workshops on September 26. One session in the morning, 9-12 and one in the afternoon 1-4. This is a great opportunity to try something new and have a lot of fun. We'll get you on a torch melting glass and you'll get to leave with a few of your own sweet creations. All the info is HERE, and you should contact the store directly to sign up.

OPTION 2) For those of you who missed my last bead class at Valley Hands in Northampton over the summer, here is the new plan. Let me know that you'd like to take the class, and when it fills, we'll begin. It will run Tuesday nights for 4 weeks from 7-9pm. Cost is $150, materials included. We only need 5 people to fill the class, so tell your friends and we'll start one up as soon as possible.