December 3, 2009

The Dallas Flea this Saturday


Dowdy Studio and I will be at the Dallas Flea this Saturday selling our artwork, hanging out with other cool artists and having fun. Come join us.

A preview of what you'll see at the Flea:
Peacock Ring by Pamela Michelle

and much much more. See you there!

November 15, 2009

2nd Annual Jingle Bash - Coming up!

Make your way to the Sons of Hermann Hall on November 21, and shop from over 50 hand-picked artists, designers and crafters selling their modern handmade goods. Dowdy Studio and Pamela Michelle will both be there selling our shirts, jewelry and art.

On hand will be art pendant necklaces, vintage-inspired d├ęcor, screenprinted tees, modern handbags, vinyl record jewelry, hip crocheted winter-wear, felted necklaces, and soap in the shape of dentures. (No, we aren't joking.)

When you're done shopping, belly up to the bar for a beer, great home cooked food, and a game of pool. Or grab your brewski and head back out for a second round of shopping.

Artist booths will fill the Hall upstairs in the ballroom and downstairs in the bowling alley and board room. Enjoy live music and DJ tunes throughout the Hall to keep you rockin' and shoppin' all day long.

Cross everyone off your gift list this year at the 2nd Annual Jingle Bash and make it a handmade holiday!

When
: Saturday, November 21st
Time: 1pm-7pm
Where: Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St.
Parking: lot and street/meter
Click here for a map
Family-Friendly . Bring CASH
Other things to do in Deep Ellum

(via www.etsydallas.com)

November 10, 2009


We Bash artists are getting really excited as the much-anticipated Jingle Bash nears. We're so excited that some of us have to occasionally put down our scissors, paint brushes, pliers, and hooks to do a little happy dance. Lemme tell ya, we love to happy dance.

In fact, we're so thrilled about the Jingle Bash that we want to offer you a chance to join us in our collective happy dancing by offering a chance to win some awesome prizes in the form of Bash Bucks. Yep, Bash Bucks are like gift certificates you'll pick up the day of the Jingle Bash - and you can spend them at ANY participating artisit's booth during the Bash. You can't go wrong.

You can win by commenting on the Etsy Dallas blog post or tweeting the Jingle Bash.

MORE INFO ON THE CONTEST HERE

[Reposted from the Etsy Dallas blog.]

November 3, 2009

Much fun this weekend!

Okay folks, grab your friends and head out to two super fun handmade shopping events. I'll be in two places at once this weekend. So whether you're in Dallas or Oklahoma City, you will not be without some Pamela Michelle.

The Girlie Show - Oklahoma City, OK
The Girlie Show is art, creativity, craftsmanship and funk. Hand-designed … sometimes refined … and all by chicks. It’s not stuffy like an art show or fluffy like a craft show. Think less haute, more hot. Guys, girls, good times. And this year is rockin’ number six.

Hope to see ya there! This year i'll be rock'n it with all my Dallas gals: Cut Out and Collect, Tara to the T, Enju, Texas Tarts, Superchica and Free Lisa. And also a very sweet jewelry designer, Ornamental Things form Austin, TX


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6
8 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7
NOON TO 5 P.M.

FARMER’S PUBLIC MARKET BUILDING
311 S. KLEIN, OKC


Bee Things Yard Sale - Dallas, TX
Bee Things is hosting a very artsy yard sale. Come enjoy some early holiday shopping right in the coziness of the Bee Things home. There will be snacks, prizes and some good old fashion hanging out and having fun with friends in the yard. I'll have small but awesome collection of my handmade necklaces for sale, along with Bee Things' hand printed artwork, Paperfingers' art prints and some sweet wood artwork from Noshii . Stop by, Say hi, and stay a while for some good times.

saturday, november 7th
10am - 3pm
8147 San Leandro Drive
Dallas, TX 75218



October 31, 2009

Trick or Eat


Happy Halloween from Dowdy Studio and Pamela Michelle!
Be careful trick or treating out there. Some houses might wanna eat you. Chomp!

October 27, 2009

Can't wait for The Girlie Show!!

I'll be packing up and taking lots of new jewelry and prints up to OKC, November 6th and 7th for one of the BEST shows ever, The Girlie Show. So grab your lady friends and swing by and say hello! I'd love to meet ya.

thegirlieshow.net

October 2, 2009

Featured twice in one week! yippie!

Blog land has been a very fun place this week. I just about spit my coffee outta my mouth with excitement when I saw these two posts. It always one of those gotta call my mommy and dance around my room type of moments. Thank you Rachel Lee for the lovely write up about my jewelry! Check out this very hip blog here.

Thanks PurplePinkandOrange for labeling me a "SCORE under $30". This has definitely been an exciting week in Pamela Michelle land. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

New new new!




I've been updating my online shop. Here's just a taste of the goodies you'll find in there.

September 24, 2009

THANKS DALLAS!!!


Holy cow holy cow!! Our Bash shows were just voted as Dallas' "Best One-Stop Shop" in the coveted and uber popular Dallas Observer's Best Of annual issue. It's on stands today!!

This is a huge. mega. deal. Here's the write-up:

Sure etsy.com—the online boutique community for crafters, jewelry designers, knitters, tailors, bookbinders, vintage sellers and collectors of everything—is a surefire way to kill an afternoon and build up a wish list, but an Etsy Dallas event is even better. Prices are great, the craftsmanship is fantastic, it feels good to support local crafters and you'll still cover everyone on any gift list you might have for the next two years. But the downside is you'll also empty your bank account with little to no effort without some preventive measures. We have a friend keep us from purchasing on the first lap through the show. We spend only cash (even if a booth takes cards). And we buy no more than we can carry on our own person. It's hard, but, well, you gotta leave something for the rest of the shoppers to look at. On the other hand, screw everyone else, retail therapy rocks! The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash takes place November 21 at Sons of Hermann Hall. Sharp elbows stimulate the economy, people.

In case you're wondering, What the heck is the Bash?, let me fill you in. The Bash is the premier arts and crafts event in Dallas that we started back in 2008. The Bash is put on by Tefi Designs and Pamela Michelle, with support from the Etsy Dallas leadership team: Larry, Carrie, Cheyne, Alicia, Mandi, Dylan, and Randi.

This year's 2nd Annual Jingle Bash will take place at the historic (and somewhat David-Lynchian) Sons of Hermann Hall, November 21st (that's a Saturday) from 1am-7pm. More deets here.

reposted from Etsy Dallas via Tefi Designs' blog

September 23, 2009

Where can you find me?

Front Street Festival - Arlington
Date: Saturday, Sept 26th
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Front Street, Downtown Arlington
More info: click here
Also participating: Dowdy Studio, Cut Out and Collect, Tefi Designs, The Kessler Craftsman, and more

Urban Street Bazaar - Dallas
Date: Saturday + Sunday, Oct 10 & 11
Time: Sat 12pm - 8pm, Sun 12pm - 4pm
Location: Bishop Arts District
More info: click here
See all the vendors: here

September 15, 2009

New Art Print

Here's your first sneak peek at my new art print. I'm working on a series of 4 new illustrations, so this cutie fox is the first to arrive. Keep an eye out for more. I should soon have them all in my Etsy shop. But now this guy is just chilling here all by himself.

Sneaky Collaboration on Etsy

We're so dance dance happy pants to announce that we've taken our secrets and snuck them into an Etsy shop! Check us out at www.sneakycollaboration.etsy.com

This is only the beginning. Keep checking us out for new items. We're also planning another top secret meeting of the creative minds to begin working on another sneaky project. Please don't tell anyone.....but pass it on.

September 7, 2009

Etsy Dallas Sale-A-Bration Giveaway

Etsy Dallas has just turned 2. yay! It's been a fun 2 years and we are looking forward to many many fun years ahead.

In celebration of our Birthday, we're having a big online sale. See all the discounts on handmade goodies here.

Also, don't miss out on our giveaway on our blog with over $200 in Etsy Dallas Member's merchandise. All you have to do is pick your favorite item and leave a comment on Etsy Dallas's blog with your email address. Click here to enter in the contest. And you may win one of my prints :) yeah!

Happy Birthday Etsy Dallas!

September 2, 2009

Back from the Dustbowl Arts Market

Last weekend the Super Sneaky Collaboration Project debuted in Norman, Oklahoma at the Dustbowl Arts Market. We had a great time and can't wait to go back and visit Norman again.

Our Super Sneaky items said hello to the Dustbowl in our super meglabooth.
Cut Out and Collect

Pamela Michelle and Dowdy Studio

August 27, 2009

Sneak Peek at Dowdy Studio's new items!

When Dylan of Dowdy Studio isn't printing up some mean whale patterns for the Super Sneaky Collaboration, he's in his studio working on his one line of screen printed clothes and prints.
Something new Dylan will be revealing for the first time at the Dustbowl Arts Market is his hand-dyed and printed tees. The hand-dyed look is great for achieving that vintage worn look without the vintage worn tee.
Dylan's also been making little mini prints. He'll have a few for sale at the Dustbowl Arts Market, so get your hand on them before they're gone. And if you aren't fast enough, you'll be able to find them in his Etsy shop soon.

August 26, 2009

Sneak Peek at more new items

Not only are we working on our Super Sneaky Collaboration Project, but we're also working on our own creative endeavors. Each one of us has something new from our personal collections to present at the Dustbowl Arts Market too.

I've been creating some new mini handmade wood necklaces that will showcase for the first time ever at the Dustbowl in Norman, OK.

Also new, but not brand brand new are my revamped Art Necklaces. Each one is made by my hands from a mini print of one of my original paintings. So you can wear art around your neck all the time.

Stay tuned to see what Cheyne and Dylan are up to on the Super Sneaky Collaboration Project.

August 24, 2009

Join the Super Sneaky Collaboration Project in Norman Oklahoma


Join us this Saturday, August 29th as the Super Sneaky Collaboration Project travels up to Norman, Oklahoma from Dallas, Texas to showcase all our secrets at the Dustbowl Arts Market. This is your chance to meet the 3 indie designers behind the Super Sneaky Collaboration Project.

The Dustbowl Arts Market
is an open-air art and handmade market taking place along Buchanan Street on Campus Corner. Artists will be selling original jewelry, clothing, accessories, paintings, prints, pottery, screen printing, photography, paper and much more. All created by regionally local artists.

See artist interviews and all the bands playing at the Dustbowl before the Dustbowl here

August 21, 2009

My feature on Super Sneaky Collaboration Project

From the Super Sneaky Collaboration Project:
Located in a small studio in Dallas, TX, Pamela Michelle creates and designs original artwork in wood, on canvas and on paper that you can wear, hang, love and enjoy.

Pamela Michelle started in the mid '07s by the designer and illustrator Pamela Jackson, as a way to unleash her imagination on the world, with modern influences and a Scandinavian twist. Her line of jewelry includes unique handmade wooden necklaces, oval art necklaces and wooden rings. She also sells prints of her original paintings and on occasion her original paintings.

Pamela Michelle was born and raised in north Texas. When she was a little girl her father would let her play in his wood shop and teach her the basics of wood working and other things most little girls didn't get to experience. She spent most summers with her grandparents in Arizona, where her grandmother would take her on nature hikes through the mountains to go bird watching, and her grandfather would enlighten her about her rich Scandinavian heritage. All three of these influences are apparent in Pamela's work today which she claims "a part of my heart is embedded in each painting or illustration I create."

When not creating, Pamela Michelle is very involved in the local artist community. Pamela co-runs a group in Dallas called Etsy Dallas that's main focus is to support the handmade community of artists and designers. Each year Pamela focuses on planning 2 big indie craft shows to showcase this blooming indie talent, the Spring Bash and the Jingle Bash.


Pamela also really enjoys working with others and collaborating on creative new and innovative projects. Pamela, along with Cheyne and Dylan are all very excited to showcase their Super Sneaky Collaboration Project for the first time at the Dustbowl Arts Market in Norman, Oklahoma.

August 20, 2009

Today's Random: Crack Cupcakes

I don't really know how to effectively explain this.....The back story went something like this:

Me: Cheyne, how did you get so popular?

Cheyne: I dunno, maybe I've been bribing someone

Stephanie: Probably with cupcakes

Me: Yes, cupcakes might do that, but I'm not entirely convinced that is the case.

Cheyne: Cupcakes...... with crack in them!

All: CRACK CUPCAKES!!! YUM!!

August 18, 2009

My latest project: The Super Sneaky Collaboration Project


See the secret that is the Super Sneaky Collaboration Project designed by Dowdy Studio, Pamela Michelle and Cut Out and Collect at the Dustbowl Arts Market, a open air, all handmade market focused on originality and innovative art on Campus Corner in Norman Oklahoma from 10am-6pm. In the spirit of being collaborative, these 3 designers, who are leaders in the handmade movement in Texas, have kept their collaborative designs top secret until now, and will showcase and sell them for the first time at the Dustbowl Arts Market.

Shevaun Williams
, a nationally renowned commercial photographer, who often houses the 3 young designers when they come into Oklahoma says “These are innovative, young artists from the Dallas area. We can learn so much from these young designers through their interest in collaboration, groundbreaking ideas and commitment to a vision.”

Collaborative efforts between artists can encourage growth and spawn innovative ideas as each artist is forced to view their artistic medium in new and different applications. Dylan of Dowdy Studio, an artist birthed out of the great state of Oklahoma, hand-prints his original hand-drawn designs on tshirts, and has recently teamed up with his girlfriend, Pamela Jackson of Pamela Michelle and friend Cheyne Little, of Cut Out and Collect to create new collaborative designs. Pamela Michelle has been creating handmade wooden and art jewelry inspired by her paintings since 2007. The Scandinavian decent is apparent in her retro-modern and youthful illustrations and designs. Cut Out and Collect originally began as Cheyne Little's attempt to avoid graduate school and has grown into a line of one-of-a-kind handbags, accessories, and home decor items known nation-wide. Born in Oklahoma City as well, Little has deep family ties to the University of Oklahoma and comes home for the Dustbowl Arts Market.

August 13, 2009

Look what we made last weekend!

Ok, so last weekend was incredibly hot. But that didn't stop us from jumping into our workshop with no AC and building a new TV stand. Side note: sweat and sawdust do not go good together.

Anyway, before building this bad boy, we have been using an old IKEA coffee table to hold our TV, electronics, and DVD collection. We needed so badly to switch it out, as our feet had nowhere to rest when we were watching movies, and anytime we wanted to have a drink or dinner infront of the TV it was a big pain to drag over our two tiny side tables to use as a mock coffee table.

My heavylifting honey, Dylan, and I busted away for about 3 hours on this baby. He designed, cut all the pieces out of wood and put screwed and glued it all together, and I watched/kinda managed while I was building some frames for my paintings. So, really I didn't do much to help with this project, but I like to claim that I helped...maybe a little in the moral support department, I guess. It turned out pretty nice, and I love it so much more now that we've placed it in our living room and retired our coffee table to be once again a coffee table again.

Hurrah! new art necklaces in my shop!

Four new necklaces in my shop. More to come! yay! Each art necklace is made by my two hands with reproduced artwork from one of my original acrylic paintings. The pendant measures 1.25 inch by 1.5 inches and hangs from an 18 inch silver coated metal chain. See more art pendants here: www.pamelamichelle.etsy.com

August 9, 2009

How to make a boring wall less boring

So I know you're wondering: Pamela, how do I make that really boring wall less boring without spending a bazoozle of money?

Well, I'm here to help ya out. Follow my simple instructions and soon you will have a less boring wall, you will be much more happy and your family and friends will think you are a home decorating genius! I just did this to my boring wall, and suddenly things aren't looking quite as dull, my life now has more beauty in it and I can finally relax knowing that a big boring wall isn't bringing me down.

Step 1: Take a good hard last look at that boring wall. Take a moment to collect your feelings and say goodbye. Letting go is the first step in moving forward. Tissue?

Step 2: Collect some old frames. I found my frames for dirt cheap at a local thrift store. The ones I found varied in sizes, colors, and designs. Most of them had ugly old mass produced art prints still living inside them, so I wasn't too worried about ripping them apart.

Step 3: Rip them suckers apart! Take all your frames home and take off the backing,old artwork, and pop out the glass. You may need a pair of pliers to open up the backs of the frames, but for the most part they should all come apart pretty easily.

Step 4: Now that you have just the frames, you can paint them or stain them. I chose to use black spray paint to color mine, since most of my furniture is black. It matched! Spray paint is great for this project because it goes on evenly and doesn't leave brushstroke marks. Pick a color that goes with the decor of the room. Do you have lots of red accents? Then use red. Do you want to stay pretty neutral? then pick a color close to your wall color.
Step 5: Arrange your frames in an interesting layout. Lay them out on the floor first and get them exactly how you want them to look on the wall. Then one by one hang them up with a hammer and a nail. I chose to do an asymetric design with some small frames inside some big frames and set them all about an inch apart. I also had a cute helper to hold the frames up while I stepped back and made sure they were in the right spot. **Cute helper is optional for this project, but highly recommended**

And now you're done! Look at the beauty that is your new wall decor. Now invite all your friends over for cocktails and bathe in the "ohhs" and "ahhs" they'll be showering you in. And when they say "Oh my gosh! I love your decor! Who is your designer?" You can hold your head up high and exclaim at the top of your lungs, "Why, it's me!!!!"

August 5, 2009

My studio is getting purdy-a-fied

Check out this disaster zone. This is my studio mid-renovation. It's getting a major facelift! Since we moved, I haven't had the time to establish the oasis for creative bliss that I dreamt of. A break finally caught my path, and I've been painting an rearranging and organizing...well trying to reorganize around all the clutter. Right now my studio looks like one of those before homes on Clean House. A mess. You can just hear Niecy saying "Girl, what's with all this foolishness!"
Well, soon it will be all back in place and clean and fresh! And Niecy will be exclaiming "Ok family, take off your blindfolds and open your eyes!" And I'll be all like "WOAH WOW!" Then I can finally get back to creating masterpieces in my oen little oasis of creative bliss. yay!

Oh, and the mostest fun part: Purchasing new artwork to hang on the walls! I finally have a place to showcase all the artists that I've been drolling over for the past few years. I'm truely excited!

Stay tuned for when I have it all back together, I'll be posting some post disaster pics soon....hopefully :)

August 4, 2009

Collaboration with Dowdy Studio

Dowdy Studio and I combined artistic forces to make this one. It's the Rock Hand, one of his original illustrations, that I then took and morphed into an art necklace. You can find it for sale, along with his original tees, in his Etsy Shop. www.dowdystudio.etsy.com

The Newness!

Ta da! Welcome to the newness. This has been an effort two years in the making. Still a few kinks to work out, like the super shiny chain, but soon enough these babies will be hitting my Etsy shop for you to play with. Stay tuned for the official announcement!

July 30, 2009

Super Sneaky Collaboration Project! Update

Here's another sneak peek into Dowdy Studio, Cut Out and Collect and my sneaky collaboration project. Dowdy Studio printed his Grand Whale in a repeat pattern on this light blue fabric. Soon Cheyne, of Cut Out and Collect will have made something super sneaky too, and we will put them all together to create something super amazing!

If you like the whale print and really want to get your hands on it, but just can't wait to see what we're up to. Maybe you can check out Dowdy Studio's Grand Whale tee. Dylan, the mastermind behind Dowdy Studio, hand draws all his designs that he then translates onto mens clothing through the process of screenprinting. All his artwork is printed in his very own studio in our backyard, and you can find more of his music inspired designs in his Etsy shop.

July 28, 2009

July 23, 2009

Super Sneaky Collaboration Project!

Ok, so it's not entirely "super sneaky", otherwise I wouldn't be talking about it. But in order to pretend like I'm being sneaky I wont disclose in full detail what we're exactly doing.

As many of you may know, my boyfriend, Dylan of Dowdy Studio and I live, breathe and make art all day long. We honestly wouldn't know how to function without it. So when you're living in this state of mind you tend to hang out with other artists and designers that do the same thing. Only because no one else understands your constant babbling on and on of color combinations, paint preferences, design choices, fabric selection, etc etc. And when I say constant blabbing, i mean pretty constant. We do take a break every once in a while and blab about weather, current events, movies and other regular normal everyday stuff. Yah, so we're not entirely crazy.... just a little.

One friend in the indie design realm that we've grown very fond of is our friend Cheyne, from Cut Out and Collect. This girl can bring it when it comes to a needle and thread. She designs and creates handbags, wallets, and home decor using two hands, rare fabrics, an intense attention to detail, as well as a sense of humor.


So take Cut Out and Collect, Dowdy Studio and Pamela Michelle, and put us all in a room to hash out some amazing ideas and the creativity goes wild. We've come up with something so good, we just can't contain ourselves. We are truly excited to reveal the final project! So stay tuned!

This is a sneak peek into part of the collaboration. I've hand crafted 4 wooden buttons to be a part of something (or somethings) that I can't tell you about......yet!

These buttons are all hand carved in wood and painted by me. The illustrations are original designs, and these buttons can never be reproduced exactly as you see them here.

I'm super duper pumped about this and I can't wait to spill my guts about it. So stay tuned for more!