Troy has only one outdoor art show a year and this year the annual event will be held this Sunday, August 23. The show will be at Northfield Hills located at 1750 Brentwood Drive, Troy. Hours of the show are from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, rain or shine. This show features all Michigan artisans in all media types; jewelry, fiber, photography, mixed media, and watercolors to name a few. Some of your favorite artists will be at there including Yellow Door's Patty Fleischman of It's So Patty Designs, Sandy O'brien of Midnight Creations and author Charles Avison.
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Jane loves music...all kinds. One of her favorite things to do is to discover a song, share it with someone, and have them love it as much as she does. Her current faves are below: And The Beatles will always be Jane's first love. <3
If you like Jane's favorite tunes be sure to check out her cute critters & knit wares at Yellow Door and online.
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Meet Jane Rennalls of Melvindale, MI. She is talented lady behind Smished Dominion, fun and interesting and sometimes a little weird, handmade crochet accessories and Japanese Amigurumi style toys. Jane grew up in Michigan, spent her youth going up north and exploring in the woods, and is married with three amazing children who keep her life pretty busy. How long have you been creating your art work?
I have been creating/crafting ever since I was a child. I started crocheting about 8 years ago to learn how to make small toys in the Japanese Amigurumi style and fell in love with the art of crochet. There are so many lovely things to make with a hook and some yarn. What makes your work unique or distinctive?
I think my work is whimsical and some may say even a little bit strange. I really enjoy coming up with different ways to make my amigurumi animal heads fun and weird. What inspired you to start creating your art work & how did you turn it into a business?
I started crocheting tiny animals as gifts for my children and my love of crochet was born. I discovered I was not only good at it but found it fun and relaxing as well. I started doing a few craft shows here and there and in the past few years have expanded my business to Etsy and now the Yellow Door. What do you most love about the creative process?
I love coming up with ideas and having them work, even struggling with an idea that doesn't quite hit the mark has its rewards. Being creative helps me to see the world beyond myself. What do you enjoy doing besides making art?
I am an avid photographer and love to go out shooting with friends and my 11 year old son has taken an interest in it as well, which is wonderful. I also love to read, watch movies (especially classics), discover new music, attend concerts and travel. You can find lots of Jane's adorable animal heads (& tails;) and knit wares at Yellow Door and online. Stay tuned for more fun and interesting info about Jane this week!
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