Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Rusty Button Studio Fall/Winter Schedule of Events

Rusty Button Studio


Saturday, November 9, 2013                            
Holiday Vendor and Bake Sale                                
St. Joseph's Church                          
Leicester Street Perry, NY                               
10am - 6pm

 Saturday, November 16, 2013                        
Batavia High School 25th Annual Craft & Gift Festival    
Batavia High School                                 
260 State Street Batavia, NY                                
10am - 4pm

 Friday, November 22- Sunday November 24, 2013 
Holiday Bazaar Arts & Craft Sale                 
Rochester Museum and Science Center
Rochester, NY
5pm - 9pm, 9:30am - 5pm, 11am - 4pm

 Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1, 2013
2013 Artist Open House 2nd Annual Holiday Sale
Flying Whale Studios
143 William Street
Geneva, NY
5pm - 8pm, 9am - 5pm, 11am – 4pm

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Step Right Up!

Step Right Up! Re-Vamped (a little)
I added the seal "poster" on the left.

And I painted the pig, at the request of my Baby-Girl. She was right!!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Inner Works

Here's a new piece I created a couple of weeks ago. It depicts the inner workings of our mind. (Or maybe just mine...)
I covered the box  and doll head with an old mechanical drawing printed on tissue paper I found at an estate sale.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kicking Off The Summer Season!

Wow, it's coming up fast! My first sale of the season and I'm almost ready. I just need to do some finishing touches on some POS items, take some photos and pack the truck. Then it's off to the waterfront on Saturday!!
What a great venue! It's a little breezy, but you just can't beat being by the water, listening to awesome musical artists and meeting great people. I can't wait to be there!

MAY 18, 2013


We specialize in crowd pleasing Fried Dough and Olde Tyme Birch Beer. We also have french fries, cotton candy, lemonade, loganberry...just about anything that is needed for your special event. New for this year, we have Rippers! What's a "Ripper"?? Learn more here.
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We are so excited that our 2013 Saturday Artisan Market season will be kicking off this weekend, on Saturday, May 18th! This season, we'll operate on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month, through September. Hope to see you there!
Many of your favorite vendors from 2012 are returning, and we'll be welcoming a whole lotta new talent this year, as well! Just wait till you see it! The lineup changes every market date, so come back often!
See you on the wharf,

Robin & Julie
Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market


Leatherbarrow Glass - Evolve Designs - Aremel Soaps - Just Beachy - Goldhawk Pottery - Little Bag Boutique - Lizard Breath Beads - The Other Dyes - Bflo Enterprises - Medicine Man Guitars - JD Horst Artwork - Lily Kat Designs - Lunar Light Studios - Nature Images by Orfeo - SOS Designs - Creekside Art & Pottery - Ed Jakubowski - Buffalo Art Prints - Ginametrical - Plum Creek Staff Co. - KMP Designs - Jane's Twinkling Eyes - Anything Art Co. - Nanny Goat Jewels - Rusty Button Studio - Cardinal Designs - Mehandi Mahal Henna

10:00 am
- Porcelain Train
11:00 am
- Fleuron Rouge
12:00 noon
- Buffalo City Limits
1:30 pm
- ADub & Timmy P.
3:00 pm
- Chasin' the Past
4:00 pm
- Birdie Cree


Our next Saturday Artisan Market will be held on Saturday, June 1.
Contact Us
Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market
c/o 51 Boll Drive
Elma, New York 14059


Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market | c/o 51 Boll Drive | Elma | NY | 14059

Monday, April 29, 2013

Rusty Button Studio 2013 Art Festival Schedule

                 Kicking off the Summer Art Festival season at the Central Wharf May 18!
2013 Season Schedule is now posted on the margin here on my blog in "Upcoming Events" and on my Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Rusty-Button-Studio-Mixed-Media-Art/164576013579396.
Hope to see you!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Midnight in the Garden

This work was totally unplanned. Infact, I was working on something else. I was looking for something for the other piece when I found the rusted "wing-thing" (a Christmas gift from my brother). I laid the charlotte on it, and kept right on going...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

4:Resurrection and Serendipity

First, I want to tell you that I have a piece,
This piece:
in a show which opens THIS Friday, February 15, 2013 from 6pm-11pm at 464 Gallery @ 464 Ashland Avenue Buffalo, NY. The show is called 4:Resurrection. The 4 is for the gallery's 4 year anniversary, and the Resurrection is for the theme of the show which is basically repurpose and reuse. The Gallery wanted pieces of artwork created from found objects made new again. Right up my alley, right? Right! I'm excited to see what else will be there!!

And now for part deux...

Serendipity, meaning happy accident or pleasant surprise.

Two years ago, I was selling my artwork at a Holiday Bazaar in Rochester, NY. I sold ALOT of artwork that weekend, including a small art doll in a box I called Donatus. It had been one of my favorite pieces, and when the man came up to me with it in his hand, I felt a pang in my heart. To say I was sad to it go would be an understatement. I thought about it often. Sometimes as an artist, we develop a special attachment to the pieces we create, but we know we can't keep them all or we'd starve. This was one of those pieces.

I thought about Donatus alot after that, like I said before, often wishing I had held on to it. Really, it was a small piece, it wouldn't have taken up much space... I could have brought something else to sell instead of that...Why couldn't I have just held on to it?? (These are the things that would go through my head) Well, apparently, the Universe heard me and...

Fast forward to the end of last summer~I had joined a mixed media art group on FB and was contacted by a fellow member. Turns out, she lived in Rochester. Turns out, she knew the man who had purchased Donatus. Turns out, she had Donatus! Turns out, she wants to return it to me! Now, normally that might have offended me, but not in this case. I had actually just been lamenting (again) over my decision to sell Donatus only just a few days before!

M. had said the piece had been purchased for a family member, who's taste in art was quite different than what the purchaser had thought. Donatus then moved into M.'s house, where he stayed quietly on a shelf. Long story short, M. offered to return Donatus to me. I gladly accepted and offered to replace it. M. has never taken me up on my offer, and instead, sent along another gift (as if the return of Donatus wasn't enough!).

How perfect! I just love them! I wore them way past Halloween and around Christmas, decided to put them away for a while, but boy do they make me smile!! Thank you, M.! For everything!!

How serendipitous...