Mar. 14, 2008 at 8:52pm
A Lot's Goin' On!
Umm, have you checked out Tacoma Art Place? I met Linda Danforth, Founder and President, last fall when I purchased some of her gorgeous hand-made jewelry at Dame Lola's (one of my very fave local boutiques which is about to reopen over by Angelo Mendi's!). Linda invited me to help with makeup for Tacoma Art Place's Inspired Elegance fashion show last fall, and we've kept in touch ever since.Linda opened Tacoma Art Place, a non-profit organization, to help make sure everyone has access to creating and enjoying arts and crafts. She just returned from India (where I bet she made some purchases for future fabulous jewel creations) and shared with me some of what is going on at Tacoma Art Place nowadays - jewelry making, experimental drawing, knitting, and all kinds of classes. She also mentioned they're getting set up with wheels and kilns to begin offering pottery and ceramics!
Whether you want take a class, or teach one! ...this is a wonderful organization well worth visiting, volunteering for, or donating to.
1116 S. 11th
Tacoma, WA 98405
comments  | posted under Arts, Crafts, Jewelry, Tacoma Art PlaceComments
by Erik on 3/14/2008 @ 9:32pm
|I think she is going to be on the next "Go Local or Die" panel.|
by youresthetician on 3/14/2008 @ 9:43pm
|I don't know, but she is amazing, she has a full time job plus somehow finds time to give back to the community in huge ways.|
Until beginning my middle-age (now!), I have worked in the beauty industry. Hair, skin, nails, and makeup, but mostly skin care and makeup, has been my thing for a long time now. As middle-age began encroaching on me, I knew I was going to have to stay in the biz and keep in the know if I was going to attempt to age, ahem, gracefully. I was blessed to come under Dr. Niedbalski's employ in the fall of 2010, where I have been providing skin care, laser, and makeup services. After finding my dream boss, my husband took a job in the Tri Cities. Elation! Over the additional 215 days/year of sunshine I will be enjoying! Despair! Over leaving my dream employer, life long friends, wonderful clients, and the list goes on. But! The good karma bus has come my way this year, and I am ecstatic that Dr. Niedbalski has asked me to be his E WA consultant and marketing person! I'm going to have a lot to learn, a lot to do, and a lot to talk about!