Linda Demers

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Linda Cox Demers moved to Barrington from Chicago with her husband and her two boys, ages 13 and 9. She runs her handbag and accessories business, à la mode, from home. As an independent designer, Linda enjoys promoting local artists and the “buy handmade” movement. Visit her blog at www.alamodestuffblog.com.

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The Handmade Parent: Devienna Anggraini

The Handmade Parent: Devienna Anggraini

[ 2 ] March 28, 2011 |

The handmade parent is a series of interviews with parents who have an art/craft business or passion. The series explores how the artist/crafter manages their family and their creative passion while promoting their work.

Today’s Handmade Parent is Devienna Anggraini of DAmetals Jewelry in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kidoinfo: Please briefly tell us about yourself, your family, and your art or craft.
Devienna: I was born in Jakarta Indonesia. I came to the US for college in 1997. I went to the University of Oregon and lived in Eugene, Oregon for almost 7 years. I moved to Providence in 2004 to pursue a Master of Fine Art in Jewelry and Light Metals at Rhode Island School of Design. I have a younger brother whom I am very close with. His family and my parents live in Jakarta. In Providence, I live with my Husband, Gary and my two awesome kids, Kevin (4) and Carlyta (2).

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Shop Local Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

Shop Local Holiday Arts and Crafts Shows

[ 7 ] November 17, 2010 |

Shop local.  Shop handmade.  You may have heard it before, but it can’t be stressed enough.  When we buy from our local artisans, we are not only buying beautiful unique items, we are supporting our community. Holiday arts and crafts shows are in full bloom this time of year. It’s a great time to shop […]

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The Handmade Parent:  Margaret Owen

The Handmade Parent: Margaret Owen

[ 5 ] September 3, 2010 |

The Handmade Parent is a series of interviews with parents who have an art/craft business or passion. The series explores how artists/crafters manage their family and their creative passion while promoting their work. Today Linda Demers interviews Margaret Owen of PermanentMagenta. Kidoinfo: Please briefly tell us about yourself, your family, and your art or craft. […]

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The Handmade Parent:  Maeve Donohue

The Handmade Parent: Maeve Donohue

[ 4 ] June 15, 2010 |

The handmade parent is a series of interviews with parents who have an art/craft business or passion.  The series will explore how the artist/crafter manages their family and their creative passion while promoting their work. The Handmade Parent – Maeve Donohue – Queen Maeve (fine art) and Nami Studios (commercial art + marketing). Kidoinfo:  Briefly tell […]

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Buy Handmade this Holiday Season: Where to Shop

Buy Handmade this Holiday Season: Where to Shop

[ 9 ] December 1, 2009 |

There are so many fabulous craft shows, studio sales and local places this time of year selling lovely things made by hand–whether it’s $2 or $200, there is something for every budget. In Rhode Island: Craftland Show December 4-31, 7 days a week, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Open late on Thursdays and Saturdays ’til […]

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Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

Rhode Island Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

[ 20 ] November 16, 2009 |

Okay, hold on to your holiday hats!  This is the ultimate RI Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide with gift ideas, online shopping,  holiday show links, and more.  This season, it’s easier than ever to buy handmade products from local artisans and crafters!  Whether online or at an upcoming arts and crafts sale, you will find something for […]

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Today’s Home Work: Heather Toupin

Today’s Home Work: Heather Toupin

[ 3 ] November 11, 2009 |

We love getting to know parents in our community. In our Home Work series, we ask moms and dads how they juggle their work while raising kids, hoping to get some insight on how to better balance our own work/playtime while being introduced to our neighbors and their cool businesses.  Today Linda Demers interviewed local […]

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Handmade accessories for Fall

Handmade accessories for Fall

[ 4 ] October 9, 2009 |

By Linda Demers October is one of my favorite months.  I love the changing leaves, the cooler crisp air, and the smell of leaves burning.  I’ve begun putting away my kids summer clothes and unpacking their winter coats, sweaters, and jeans.  For me, Fall is a great time to accessorize and add interesting layers to […]

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Buy handmade: Craftland opens year-round shop!

Buy handmade: Craftland opens year-round shop!

[ 2 ] September 15, 2009 |

By Linda Demers No more waiting until the holidays for glittery, handmade art and craft: Craftland is now open year-round! Craftland Shop, located at 235 Westminster Street, is the city’s premier destination for handmade goods by independent artists–from one-of-a-kind craft items to fine art pieces. The new, year-round Craftland offers a large variety of items […]

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September Art Festivals

September Art Festivals

[ 1 ] September 3, 2009 |

September has always been one of my favorite months for art festivals.  While weather cools a bit, it is still nice enough to get out and enjoy great activities and art.  So, don’t miss these opportunities to get out with the family! The Providence Open Market September 12, 19, 26, from 10 AM to 4 PM Lippitt […]

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