Showing posts from April, 2014

Artists ~ Boiana Georgieva ~ Newport

Artist’s name: Boiana Georgieva
Shop name: Newport Sea Foam Trading Co

1. Tell us about your work - 
I craft all natural bath and body items - natural cold process soap bars, wood wick candles, fun bath items, aromatherapy shower treats, body scrubs and mousses, our products are vegan, I also teach soap making classes

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer? 
I don't really think of myself as one - I just love creating and sharing with people - and making them happy - one soap at a time! - sorry - could not resist :)
I have always chosen natural products and liked trying new items, my husband has sensitive skin and we tried all kinds of products - the ones that were gentle did not always sme…

Events ~ PPSRI's Festival of Historic Houses ~ June 13-15

Providence Preservation Society's
Festival of Historic Houses
June 13-15, 2014
Providence, Rhode Island

FRIDAY, JUNE 13: Cocktail party kick-off at the Joseph Cooke House
SATURDAY, JUNE 14: College Hill at Cooke/Manning/Hope Streets
SUNDAY, JUNE 15: Pearl Street Lofts on the South Side

Artists ~ Annette Paull ~ Providence

Artist’s Name: Annette Paull
Shop Name: WaterSpirits Jewelry
Website: In the works

1. Tell us about your work
WaterSpirits jewelry is meant to give the wearer a connection with the ocean and it’s powerful, mysterious beauty. Each piece is unique and a distinct WaterSpirits design. Adorn and know it is a reflection of yourself and what you are grateful for. When we are grateful, we are rewarded with more to be grateful for.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I have always loved being creative. I started sewing when I was in 4-H in grade school and in my adult years, I took classes to learn watercolor painting and metalsmithing/jewelry making. The whole process of creating something with my hands is very rewarding and fun and the finished product is something to enjoy, …

Guest post ~ Visit Block Island

The following is a guest post by Will von Bernuth of Block Island Organics.

Visit Bock Island - One of The 12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere

That title you read above, it's not something I made up. It's what the Nature Conservancy said about Block Island and it rings true to this day. Read on to find out what a trip to The Block is like and make your way there this summer to see for yourself.

Sitting 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island is 10 square miles of outdoor paradise and getting there is part of the fun. Like the classic movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the first step is deciding how you want to start your journey. Take a ferry? There are four different spots you can start from: Point Judith, New London, Newport and Montauk. Want to fly? New England Airlines has a 12-minute trip out of Westerly. You have to get to the ferry or the airport first and car or train will both do the trick.

My favorite, and the classic route, is a ferr…