Deana has been sewing since the age of 6, when Santa brought her a weird little machine that sewed with a glue cartridge. Motivated mainly by a need for pockets, she started making clothes (on a real machine with thread) in a sewing class in high school.
The years of raising three small kids sent sewing mostly to the back burner. Deana started making Nom Nom Monster bags when her kids were in elementary school, selling mostly in her Etsy shop and to other kids at the school. She started selling at the Monster of a Show in Baltimore in 2011, fulling committing to the Monster Artist lifestyle.
Nom Nom Monster bags are still her primary occupation, but Deana is branching into upcycled fashion, hoping to tread a bit more lightly on the planet while making clothes that are fun, funky, and functional (POCKETS!)
Online shop: www.sixgables.com
FB: Six Gables Originals
By day, I look for patterns in data as a biostatistician. By night, weekend, and the occasional day off, I make patterns with plant-based epoxy resin, stone, and metal. My jewelry is bold in shape and color and reflects my love of mid-century geometric designs. I‘ve studied metalsmithing at the Delaplaine Arts Center and participated in Artomatic @ Frederick in 2016.
A portion of all my sales are donated to Heartly House (http://www.heartlyhouse.org/) which provides comprehensive services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault and child abuse.
You can find Sarah online at pihole.etsy.com and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/piholedesigns/
Bette is a self-taught mixed media artist specializing in handcrafted journals/books, paper design, mixed media, & unique jewelry. Retired from the corporate world, she is now a full-time artist.
Bette’s passion is creating in all aspects of her life; finding the beauty in everyday surroundings. Bette is a
woman who finds meaning and purpose by expressing herself through art.
Bette is open to many different art forms which has given her a broad perspective on the arts allowing her to mix different art forms together. This can be seen in many of her works.
Bette has a special fondness for all things rusty & vintage and often incorporate these into her art. Combining found objects/antiques, paper, and metal in her artwork gives it a unique appeal. Bette paints, collages, metal smiths, weaves and felts. She loves learning new ways to create art.
Bette’s artwork can be found inside The Shops at Damascus Electric (Damascus, Maryland) where Bette has an open Studio & Art gallery and also of course at ART COLLECTIVE in Frederick.
Find her at www.bettescreations.com and on Instagram as https://www.instagram.com/bettescreations/
My name is Chelsea Weiss, people know me as Chelsea *Sparks* too. My schooling was in Graphic & Interior Design. I’ve dabbIed in Event Design & Planning. I tend to call myself a mixed media artist. My favorite work is my steam-punk inspired mobiles. Over the last 11 years, I’ve been trying out many different techniques and areas of art & making. I like to make things that have many layers and some aspect of sparkle or shine to them. While I love a crisp and new aesthetic in art styles, in my own work I prefer things that are weathered, look as though they have lived a life already and tell a story.
You can find me on Instagram at