Saturday, December 12, 2009

The one about Jill Dion

Jill is a Santa Cruz local, I met her in the shop, she buys a lot of my cool stuff and we got to talking one day about these stones she crochets. Crocheted stones!!! I told her she must bring them in immediately. I am so in love with the stones and the rest of her art. She is fabulous at painting animals, or even stitching by hand free form on felt. She volunteers at the Native Animal Rescue of Santa Cruz, and has five cats, so animals are near to her heart. I could go on and on about her and all of the other fabulous art she comes up with, but I'm hoping you will come in and see for yourself. She's also got an etsy shop if you can't make it in.  
These mini bunnies paintings are so amazing,
I'm so lucky I get first dibs because I snatched them right up,
they are the perfect Christmas gift for a friend who I bet is not reading my blog so I'm not worried ;-)
I also picked 3 pretty nice stones for myself,
but there are plenty more for you here.  
She is making them as fast as she can, and 70% of sales are going to this scholarship:
Health Care Endowed Scholarship for students enrolled in Cabrillo College’s Allied Health Programs including Radiologic Technology, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting and other healthcare related programs in celebration of Cabrillo’s 50th Anniversary. 

3 comments:

Chemin des Muguets said...

Greetings Colleen,

I love Jill's crochet stones. Very clever indeed.

Hope you are having a successful shopping season in your shop.

Marjorie in Carmel

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Wow! I always appreciate creative art expression. Who'd have guessed it? On my way to etsy now, since I'm not on my way to California. ~Mindy

Colleen Hickey said...

Hi Marjorie and Mindy, thanks for posting. Jill does not sell the rocks on etsy, since her (and my) idol is the creator of them, and she sells them, and Jill doesn't think it's right. I can ship, though!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/knitalatte
http://resurrectionfern.typepad.com/