"Flowers and Chocolate" February Exhibit at the Artists Atelier

“Flowers and Chocolate” February Exhibit at the Artists Atelier

Plan to visit the Artists Atelier this weekend for our “Flowers and Chocolate” reception on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 12-4 PM. There will be all kinds of chocolate to taste, artists at work, and a beautiful exhibit to feast your eyes upon!

Since I don’t normally do representational work, my contribution to the exhibit is The Road Home in the center of the picture at left. The red and green seemed Valentine-like to me! I do have another piece in the exhibit that speaks more directly to the theme–Buttercream and Chocolate is a cupcake piece I did several years ago for a special theme show. It’s hand-

Buttercream and Chocolate 2010 Cindy Grisdela

Buttercream and Chocolate 2010 Cindy Grisdela

appliqued and the buttercream cupcake in the foreground has tiny seed beads hand stitched into the frosting. It’s mounted onto a 12″x12″ canvas.

The Atelier exhibit is up for the month of February and includes some really stunning paintings and photography, all with a romantic theme great for a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone! If you can’t make it on Saturday, we’re open every Wednesday and Saturday from 12-4 PM. Make a date to stop by!

: The Atelier is located at 1144 Walker Rd., Suite G, Great Falls, VA.

Table Runner top 2013 Cindy Grisdela

Table Runner top 2013 Cindy Grisdela



Today I’ve been working on table runners for the Baltimore Craft Show in a couple of weeks. At left is one of the tops I got finished. It isn’t quilted yet, but I’m really happy with the cheerful colors and scrappy design. Can’t you see this adding a splash of color to your kitchen table? Of course it could hang on the wall too. I think it will finish out at about 15″x35″.

The American Craft Council show in Baltimore is coming up soon–Friday, Feb. 22 – Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Baltimore Convention Center at One Pratt St. I’ll be in Booth 3505 and I’d love to see you if you have a chance to stop by!


  1. MOM on February 7, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Beautiful table runner. I really like it. I have always liked the cupcake wall hanging. Looks good enough to eat. Have a good time Saturday. Love you!

  2. Nina-Marie on February 8, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Ohhh this is lovely! I host a link party “Off the Wall Fridays” and would like to invite you to join us anytime you have a project going that you want to share. We find it inspiring, motivational and educational.

    • Cindy on February 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Thanks for your kind words and your invitation, Nina-Marie. That sounds like a lot of fun and I’ll definitely take you up on it. I’ve bookmarked your site so I can keep up.

      Happy Creating–