Square Peg Artery & Salvage as a brick and mortar artisan consignment boutique will cease to exist at the end of December. So, we’re holding mega-huge-in-the-context-of-handmade-crafts sales! Stop in before the New Year and stock up on locally, handmade gifts and goodies!
Square Peg Artery & Salvage will still remain an entity carrying my own work which will be available through etsy: squarepegartery.etsy.com
For $5 you can fill one of our large bags with all kinds of arting and crafting supplies. Stock up on materials for your own projects or make a gift bag to inspire someone else! We have glitter, feathers, pens, scissors, beads, sequins, paper, fabric, glue, flowers, flower petals, odds-n-ends, books, tile samples, markers, straw, paper cutters, watch parts, stock photo catalogs, magazines, dowels, paint brushes, colored sand, ribbon, jewelry, stickers, cards, cello bags…and more!
December 6th, 6-9pm Opening Reception
First Friday Featured Artisan Sophie Elliot: Inked!
Sophie Elliot graduated with a degree in Art & Design. Her current body of work not only depicts her signature style as an artist and the beauty of nature in its most ethereal form, but also the journey of an artist’s “mark making” in its most literal and figurative manner. During the last five months, she has been working on making her “mark” as a Philadelphia artist. This current body of work, also known as “inked”, is a series consisting of mixed media paintings, a greeting card & stationary line, and handmade gifts. Most of this work is done in Pen & Ink, watercolor, and graphite. All of Sophie’s work, from greeting cards to large canvas paintings, depicts nature at its finest. “Inked” for her, is more than a current body of work… It’s the beginning or “pilot” to what she hopes will become one artist’s journey to making her mark in this city of brotherly love.
Exhibiting through 12/29
Come and celebrate the New Year! Relish and reflect on the past year’s prefaces and post scripts, experiments and abstentions, and incarnate your new phoenix and/or flame.
January 3rd, 6-9pm
Visit our Etsy site: squarepegartery.etsy.com
So, why buy handmade, you may wonder?
It’s more sincere…more meaningful… to treat yourself or loved one (or family member, best friend, kindred spirit, bosom buddy, chum, sidekick, crony, classmate, workmate, ally, associate, main man, main lady, mate, buddy, bud, amigo, compadre, homeboy, or homegirl) to something that was imagined and brought into tangible form by your fellow human being. It can make one feel uplifted knowing that s/he is supporting an individual’s skills and craftsmanship directly. It’s more personable to contribute and re-connect to a culture where thoughtful decisions are often made to upcycle, repurpose and reconstruct items that defy the mass production and box-chain mentalities.
Please consider buying handmade for yourself and the peeps in your life, and request that they do the same for you!
Please keep in mind that most items one-of-a-kind (OOAK) and that there may be slight variations in the product you recieve and the product shown in the image.