Definitely keep an eye out for my (almost) every other year “Spa-ocktail Parties”. Or, I am available for private lessons, tours, and classes up to 6 in my studio. Want to learn how to make soap, candles or fermented foods? Like to walk in the woods? Come on harvesting walks through the forest or garden with me, whatever you like! Or want to do a birthday or a home party? Let’s talk! Would you like to make a DIY gift for someone and need some help? Email me anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 2019 – The New Moon Makings class this month is all about Organic Infusions and Tinctures. Attendees will go home with an infused vinegar tonic for hair and body, a vanilla extract for cooking and either an herbal tincture to support their health or the turmeric based Golden Oil for some healthy herbal cooking.
December 2018 – This New Moon Makings class will feature Organic Melt and Pour Soap Making. Students will get to create a sparkly soap geode and another custom colored and scented bar of glycerin soap. This class is full as of November, but please let me know if you would like to attend a future course…
November 2018 – The Skagway Traditional Council has graciously invited me to be a guest instructor for some classes in their winter DIY class series. These New Moon Makings series start on November 7th with “Fermenting Fun”. Students made organic onion relish, carrot confetti, and the popular blueberry ketchup. This was so much fun for all. And there is enough interest for at least 2 more classes, so let me know if you want to be on the wait list.
October 2018 – The fifth annual Fall Festival Artisan Market happened again at the AB Hall on 2nd and Broadway. All profit from vendor table fees went to support our local watershed via the Taiya Inlet Watershed Council. There were so many vendors again this year it was seriously like Tetris to get everyone in! Awesome!
May 2018 – I was fortunate enough to teach two, three hours sessions, to a class of twelve 12 to 15 year olds from the Juneau Montessori School. They spent their hard earned money to come to Skagway and take art classes, so cool! They all walked away with a handful of custom made and professionally labelled bath and body products. Including a realistic soap geode they get to cut open like a treasure chest on the last day.
October 2017 – The fourth annual Fall Festival Artisan Market happened again with a change of venue. I moved it to the AB Hall on 2nd and Broadway. All profit from vendor table fees went to resupply the Skagway Organic Gardening Society’s “Seed Swap” box with lots of amazing organic varieties. There were so many vendors this year it was seriously like tetris to get everyone in! Awesome!
January 21st, 2017 – Another “Spa-ocktail Party” at Bites on Broadway coffee shop. It was a wild spa filled afternoon with a DIY bath bomb bar, lavender martinis, and corsets! The amazing corsets, sweaters, and fabric arts of “Lillith Moon” were also on hand. So. Much. Fun.
October 2016 – The third annual Fall Festival Artisan Market happened again at the Eagle’s Aerie Club on 5th and Broadway. All profit from vendor table fees went to Eagle’s Fundraiser for local J Dot Shelly’s bid to run his first Iditarod. Do you see a theme here? 🙂
May 2016 – My first official “class” was to 6 local SE AK kids for the travelling yearly Southeast Alaska Art Festival. It was an exhausting multi day session that was incredibly fun. The group was eager, interested and very creative. They walked away with 5 professionally packaged, and personalized bath and body products. Including a realistic geode soap.
October 2015 – The second annual Fall Festival Artisan Market happened again at the Eagle’s Aerie Club on 5th and Broadway. All profit from vendor table fees went to Eagle’s Fundraiser supporting Alaskan hero Lance Mackey on another Iditarod bid. He actually came into town for the event! I also got to create a custom salve for his troubled hands after I ran into his Skagwaygian friend Cindy who told me of his troubles as I was harvesting cottonwood this spring.
January 2015 – The first “Spa-ocktail Party” at Bites on Broadway coffee shop. It started as a fun way to move inventory before spring processing began. Then it turned into an all out party! There were my famous French Lavender Martinis and a DIY sugar scrub bar. It was such a relief when it all came together!
October 2014 – The first ever Fall Festival Artisan Market happened at the Eagle’s Aerie Club on 5th and Broadway. It started with the Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau needed help to create more events to the annual Skagway Fall Festival Weekend. So I jumped right in! All profit from vendor table fees went to Eagle’s fundraiser happening for the young Skagwaygian Denver Evans’ bid to run the Junior Iditarod. What a night! Who knew October in Skagway needed a market!