Meet Julie Blake from Mae's Boutique...
Hi, I'm Julie Blake, owner of Mae's Boutique. I discovered a passion for sewing about 4 years ago as a creative outlet by making baby items for friends and family. In January of this year I officially launched my own business and website. It's been an amazing journey balancing a regular career, family and owing a personal business. A big thank you to my family for their support and chipping in to help!
Mae's Boutique offers handmade baby items. Our slogan, "Spit Up Happens! Make it fun!"
That's what I offer! Fun and functional baby items for mom's to enjoy! I have burp cloths, bandana bibs, traditional bibs, taggies and the most amazing Minky blankets! I pride my work on offering soft, high quality products that will look beautiful and last!
Please check out my products at www.maesboutique.net
Meet Barbara Hubert from Eagle Wings Art...
Hi! My name is Barb Hubert and I've been retired for about 5 years now. I took up watercolor to give me something to do with myself, and I fell in love with art! After just 1 year with a friend/teacher, I took off and now after only5 years and never painting a day before that, have over 300+ original watercolor paintings, mixed media paintings, plus prints of my paintings and print blanks notecards.
I feel this is a gift that God has given me, so I give back to Him! 40% of my profits go to help The Cleveland Pregnancy Center or the Bible League Int'l. I love painting, using different mediums, like real leaves, salt, saran wrap, and love to experiment! I am inspired by all of nature around me and I marvel at the works of God! I always, always have a painting in progress, usually 2 or 3! You will find birds, animals, owls, landscape, children's art, florals, modern and abstract art.
I am also now offering to paint your home in a winter scene, in watercolor called "Pen and Wash"! For my Ohio State Fans, I'll add a Buckeye Flag or any favorite sport flag ($5 extra) to your painting! Take advantage of my free set of 5 blank notecards with $30 purchase! I have beautiful summer/fall/winter/ and Christmas blank notecards for sale and (I've started a new section to my art, which I call "Scripture Options" with some of my paintings including gold with black plaques inscribed with inspirational scripture! Ask me about them!
Meet Michelle Hritz from Sweet Revolution! LLC...
Hi! My name is Michelle! This is a second career for me, I started out as a commercial interior designer. I would supply large corporate offices with miles and miles of cubicles as well as other furniture. I have always been baking, first as a hobby, took some classes and decided this is what I wanted to do for a living. Took the leap to change careers found my first commercial baking job shortly after leaving the design world. Learned so much working there as well as a cake shop then had the opportunity to move on to a higher volume bakery, Luna Bakery Café, where I eventually worked my way up to Executive Pastry Chef. After working my way up, learning every step of the way, I thought it was now time to launch my own baking business! Thus the creation of Sweet Revolution!
I have actually had this business since 2013 on a part time basis but I just launched it full time this year in August. This will be my first Avant-Garde show, but as a lover of the arts I have been to the shows before as a visitor.
The endless possibilities out there are what inspire me to create! I could literally bake all day and night just testing out new flavors and combinations of things, there is so much out there to try and never enough time to do it all!
I have always been a creative, artistic person and started out with cakes from a box and frosting from a can for my Mom’s birthday when I was a kid. Then moved on to cookies for Christmas, every Christmas for many years now. Now moving on to all types of desserts and treats!
Once I took some cake decorating classes, my instructor noticed, and offered to have me come work with her at a local bakery she worked at part time. From the first step into the commercial kitchen I was hooked!
I always strive to make from scratch items with a creative twist. Everyone makes chocolate chip cookies and vanilla cupcakes I want to bring something different to the market with fresh, real ingredients. In 5 years I hope to be the owner of a storefront of some type where I can incorporate art and pastry.
The message behind my work would be that it is all from scratch, always fresh baked, and down home with a modern twist
2017 Rocky River Fall Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show