Monday, March 30, 2009

Thank You

I would like to thank all the people who attended the Spring Show last weekend and made it such a success. Not even a foot of snow could keep you away. Thank you for your support and I hope you all enjoy your new decoupage accents in your homes.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Show Must Go On!

Lap Writing Desk

Winter Hare Wastepaper Basket & Tissue Box Cover

Yes, even though more that a foot of snow fell in Denver today, Moni's Spring Show will go on as scheduled this Friday and Saturday. What's funny is that my newest rabbit items for this year's show feature a winter hare. How perfect!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spring Show

March 27th-28th
425 Franklin Street
Denver, CO
Please attend Moni's annual Spring Show featuring the work of five great local artists. A great time in the comfort of Moni's home. I will feature my latest rabbit tissue box covers, boxes, trays and more. Please email me with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Trunk Show

- My Spring display at the Caviano Trunk Show

Judy Duran, Editor of the Caviano Newsletter wrote such a great article on my upcoming trunk show that I decided I could not say it any better myself. Please read on.
"Marching in the March Hares - Dual Trunk Show
March hares march in to Caviano beginning March 7, when we bring you the art of Robin King and Moni Marceau. A week-long Trunk Show featuring the work of these two artisans kicks off a sensational Springtime at the store, with special emphasis on their creations for this season of bunnies and rebirth. Moni and Robin will appear at the store to personally discuss their art and tell their stories on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

History in Paper & Chocolate Designs Not all historical treasures are old. Some are born out of Old World crafts, designs and materials. Such is the case with the decoupage designs of Robin King and the chalkware creations of Moni Marceau. The historical materials used to create their masterful pieces beautifully accent even the most precious antiques.
...Robin's inspiration for her decoupage art comes from the timeless beauty of the things she collects: antique papers. Robin creates beautifully hand-cut, hand-painted, hand-embellished wood and paper-mâché home accents from her collection of Victorian-era European and American papers. "Many of the papers from this era were used for decorating scrapbooks," explains Robin. "Suitors judged a woman on how well she scrapbooked." Robin's collection also includes a great variety of "cartoons" once used to make tapestries. The tapestry maker would transfer these intricate and colorful designs to linen with gouache paint to guide their needles. Old printing plates were melted down in WWII to provide metal for the war effort, so only the actual antique paper itself is all that remains of many of these historical designs. "The integrity of so many of these papers was beautifully preserved over time because they were stored in books," adds Robin. Robin scans, repairs and sizes the papers in her collection before storing the originals to be enjoyed by future generations. The decoupage process takes anywhere from 5 to 10 days to obtain an authentic aged look. From beginning to end, there are 12 steps in creating each of Robin's hand-crafted pieces, each of which is a unique one-of-a-kind treasure."
-Written by Judy Duran