Sunday, October 19, 2014

Countdown to RAW's AXIS Charlotte

There are just four more days to RAW’s AXIS event in Charlotte. As a featured artist, Sala Faruq has a ticket quota to meet. Every ticket you purchase on her behalf helps to support her place in the show. Even if you can’t make it to the event, your donation allows her to take advantage of all the resources provided by RAW. If you haven’t brought your ticket to the show, please do so now.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. 
As one of the first 20 people to purchase a ticket on behalf of Sala Faruq by Wednesday, October 22, 2014, your name will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one of two gifts. Winner gets to choose either a Sala Faruq EcoFab gourd art necklace (see below) or a set of her Afro-Originals® Heritage Collection notecards (see below) each valued at $20.00 each. 
Sala Faruq - Heritage Collection Set of Notecards
Sala Faruq - EcoFab Gourd Art Necklace


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Best Dang Gourd Dog . . .

A friend sent me a newspaper clipping of Dan Piraro's cartoon, Best dang gourd dog I ever raised (see below). I love gourds, and I love dogs. The cartoon is too adorable for words.

If you like this cartoon and want to see more of Piraro's work, go to his blog and facebook page.
Copyright © 2014 by Dan Piraro. All rights reserved.
Permission to post by Dan Piraro.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Sala Faruq Featured Artist at RAW: Charlotte Presents AXIS

RAW: Charlotte presents Axis event flyer featuring artist Sala Faruq.
Charlotte-based artist Sala Faruq is featured at RAW: Charlotte presents AXIS. She is showcasing her EcoFab Gourd Art Jewelry and introducing her Afro-Originals® line of eco-friendly products featuring vintage images from the African Diaspora.
RAW is an international independent arts organization. It promotes and fosters creativity by showcasing local talent at multi-faceted artistic events in the Australia, Canada, England and the United States. A typical event features a film screening, music performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and featured hairstylist and makeup artist.
AXIS is to be held at the Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th Street, Charlotte, NC, on Thursday, October 23, 2014. This event is appropriate for all ages. Attire is fashionable. The festivities are from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

73rd Annual North Carolina Gourd Festival

Get your gourd on at the 73rd Annual North Carolina Gourd Festival, which is sponsored by the North Carolina Gourd Society (NCGS). The festival will be held in the Holshouser building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC on September 6th and 7th. The hours are 9:00 am  to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. Admission is FREE to NCGS members, children under 16 and workshop participants. All other just $2.00.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gourd Art Skull Pendant Necklace


Gourd art skull necklace.
With this gourd art necklace, I pay homage to the Latin holiday, Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Celebrated on November 1st and 2nd each year, this joyous holiday is a time to remember and honor those who have left this life. Typical Dia de los Muertos activities include building altars to the deceased, cleaning and decorating grave sites, special food, parades and parties.

This necklace is made of gourd, brass, plastic flower with rhinestone, leather, acrylic paint and polycrylic sealant; hand fabricated, hand painted and sealed. Measurements: Pendant: 1-7/8 x 1-1/2 x 1/4 inches; Leather cord: 18 inches. Inventory No.: 3633.

If you love this necklace design, click here here to see more of my gourd art jewelry creations.

Gourd art necklace design by Sala Faruq. Photo by Sala Faruq. Copyright © 2014 by Sala Faruq. All rights reserved.