Saturday, May 15, 2010

Handmade Division Talk About Blog

May 15th
Talk about Blog

Our Etsy team has changed their name to HANDMADE DIVISION. Please stop by and follow us on Facebook.

This month's topic is:

What item do you most treasure made by another artist?
(if there is one) If not, how about what would you *like* to have?

Well, it was just too hard to choose just one piece of art I treasure that I've obtained from others,
so I chose to focus on the newest pieces I've aquired. Of course I love and treasure all of the pieces
Jon makes and you can view his personal works at,/
but since he's part of WATTO, I'll focus on other's artwork.

By the way, my photography is not great so they don't do the actual depth of color
that all of these items truly have.

Andes Cruz
I fell in love with these rings as soon as I saw them and we did a trade
so I could get them as a Christmas present from Jon.
I don't usually wear them together, just did it for the picture.
You can see better pictures of these on her Etsy site.
I get so many compliments on them. LOVE THEM!

Liz Vaughn

I've admired Liz's work for quite some time from afar.
Then I got to officially meet her at an art festival we both showed at.
 It was like meeting a rock star for me. Now we've become friends.
I still can't afford her work, but did obtain
this great littlebusiness card holder that has a print of
one of her paintings. I treasure it!

Keiko Murekami

WOW! Keiko has a beautiful collection of paintings. When she showed me her book of pages of these little paintings I was blown away.It's only 6" x 6" but toally powerful! There is metalic paint too so it has a fantastic shimmer. Jon and I just LOVE it! Thanks Keiko. This is going in our asian inspired bedroom. I just need to get Jon to find the time to make a metal frame for it. I can't wait!


Moises Biton
We were neighbors with Moises at the Tempe Art Festival. We made a trade for this amazing print of Johnny Depp. The color is so much better than the picture I took. His watercolors are full of detail and depth. We're proudly adding it to our wall of art!

Thanks for sharing all of my recent treasures with me! And thanks to all the artists who created them!

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HandMade Division Blog

Andes Cruz -
Jewelry by Natsuko -
Tosca -
Susan Moloney -
Ceeb Wassermann -
Beth Cyr -
Tamra Gentry
Purified Art -
SandFibers -
ArtJewel Designs -
kerin rose-
Abhaya Fibers -

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Buzzfest 2010

WATTO Distinctive Metal Wear hooked up bandmembers of Buzzfest 2010
 with WATTO buckles and chains.  Bands included:

30 Seconds to Mars
Three Days Grace
Limp Bizkit

Second stage (in order of appearance):
Crash Kings
Violent Soho
10 Years
Cage the Elephant
Sick Puppies

We'll be posting images from Kid Rock Cruise concert soon!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Octopus Car Wash Car & Bike Show

2011 W. Valencia
Tucson, AZ
12-3 pm

Local Car Wash Octopus, had a family fun day. Octopus is the largest car wash in Tucson with every kind of wash from simple to full on detail.

The festivities included DjMartinez blasting tunes from the 80's on. I found myself dancing around in my booth to the tunes I remembered from Highschool (oops did I just date myself?)LOL!

Our next door neighbor Mike McGee of McGees Catering (977-5743) served up $1  hotdogs + chips (though don't be fooled, he can cater anything from Italian to a gourmet hamburger).

The Red Bull car showed up to hand out free samples.
It was a teeny tiny little car with a HUGE RED BULL.

Jim Click came out with his racing cars.

And Hi Speed Customs showed off one of their cars. Check them out at

Parked right next to us was one of the beauties of the show! The owner
said he's been working on it for 20 years! SAWEEEEET!

He kept a little freind in the backseat. I had to do a double take when he first pulled up, but this puppy won't mess up this amazing car. Note the pasties on the front. LOL!

Check out this amazing truck.

A couple of the car's had custom paint and pinstriping. NICE!

There's me with one of the vendors whose supporting us by buying WATTO. It's Philip at Crystal Auto Glass Enterprises. Need your glass repaired or replaced. call him at 520-398-7659-
They're insurance approved!

Wanna see more car pics. Visit our Facebook Page at

Thanks to Jack Frahm for inviting us to participate in this fun filled day! If you're in Tucson, check out this fabulous car wash and support local businesses!