OFFICIAL WEBSITE

OFFICIAL WEBSITE
This is the official website of Artist Victoria O'Neill. Painter, Fiber Artist, Interactive Theatrical Storyteller. To contact please call/text to 484-356-8995 or email artistvo@artypantz.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Lucas Makes a Bear.

Yesterday I gave my grandson Lucas his first sewing lesson. We made a teddy bear. We looked online for a pattern to give us some ideas, and wound up picking one called Charity Bear from Shiny Happy World. Of course we had to tweak the design! He picked out the fabric, a heavy brocade and a paisley corduroy back. He took the bear home before I got a photo of the back! He cut out the pattern, learned how to pin, how to use the presser foot, reverse button, and cutter on the sewing machine. It was his idea to put the yellow parts on the ears......he did most of the stuffing, we added some dried lavender so that made it into a dream pillow. We sewed the opening together with a slip stitch. Ta Da! He named her Lavendy.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

ArtyPantz at Renaissance Faire in Wrightstown PA Sunday Sept 18th


I am so looking forward to bringing The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice the Baby Mermaid and the "sea" quell to The Village Renaissance Faire in Wrightstown PA. The Faire is Saturday and Sunday September 17th and 18th at the Middletown Grange 557 Penns Park Rd, Newtown, PA 18940.

 I will also have a SewBeeMine booth there in the merchant area. I will be offering one of a kind wearable art aprons, cloth totes, cloth dolls and more. Also beautiful 36" owl wands! 





Friday, September 9, 2016

ArtyPantz Productions at Wrightstown Village Renaissance Faire


I'm busy getting The Capture and Return of Bald Beatrice and the "sequel" Admiral Giddyup and the Seahorse Brigage to the Rescue ready for The Village Renaissance Faire next weekend in Wrightstown PA. I will be doing four performances there on Sunday, and will also have a Sew Bee Mine Booth on site.

The Faire is a fabulous family extravaganza for people of all ages,
and all proceeds go to the Wrightstown Library.

After a summer of working primarily with kiddos, it's going to be really fun to have adults back in the shows too. When I first started this show in Cape Cod it was for 40 participants because that was the number of people the fire department allowed in the space I rented.

That was back in 2003! Fast forward to now, and these particular shows have more than doubled in size, (and there are 5 more stories to choose from and another in the making)
What a fun journey this has been, just the very best way to combine all the things I love together: creativity, art, children, painting, sewing, writing, laughing, being a ham.

Anyway just finished going through all the costumes, props, puppets and instruments..... mended merbabies, made some new shark puppets to replace some that have been in too many battles, reglued skulls and crossbones on pirate hats, repaired tambourines, etc.

Happy to say now all ready to roll.

Hope to see you in Wrightstown on Sunday. More details to follow.

Merfolk Tails and Merbabies and Exclamation Point Sign
Handheld Fish Puppets
Pirate Hats, Wooden Parrots, Starfish, Baby Seahorses, Wind and Waves

Sharks!

Octupusses

Seahorses
Seahorses

Life Jackets, Fishing Pole and Hats


Holly Mackerel the Fishing Boat


Drums and Handmade Tamborines
Shellphone!
Call 911 to summon Admiral Giddy-up and The Seahorse Brigade to the Rescue!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Virtues Classes to Resume on Saturday Sept 3rd in Reeves Park


We are taking a little break for the rest of the summer and will resume on Saturday September 3rd, back at our regular time of 10:00 to 11:00. 


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Next Weekend Update for ArtyPantz and Sew Bee Mine

Next week is Earth Day and on Saturday April 23rd I will have a Sew Bee Mine booth at The Phoenixville Farmers Market under the Gay Street Bridge. 
Come and get your one of a kind wearable art aprons, 
beautiful big tote bags and more, 
all created with vintage and other unique fabrics.



I hope to see some old friends and make new friends next Sunday April 24th at the Garden Opening for The Reservoir Park Community Garden in Phoenixville. 
I will be there with a cozy little booth for kids
 and the young at heart to make farmer puppets to take home.



Monday, March 28, 2016

New Studio

We are finally in our forever home. So happy to have a huge already in place studio space and am busy lately working on getting it organized. It even has a kitchenette and a full bathroom!

Spring shows for ArtyPantz Productions are starting to happen. The first show was last Friday at a new place for me, Smart From the Start in Chester Heights PA. What a beautiful area, and the school was in a giant historic stone schoolhouse. Lovely staff and such SWEET kids.

Every year my first show just reminds me of how happy I am that an idea that formulated and came to fruition 13 years ago is still going strong.

I am really enjoying sewing beautiful things and look forward to getting this space all set up so I can get back to doing just that! I will be at the Phoenixville Farmers Market with Sew Bee Mine on Saturday April 9th.




and on another happy note....I got a new puppy, named her Pearl.



Happy Spring Everyone!


Friday, March 11, 2016

April Events for Sew Bee Mine

Been busy organizing and packing up. 
We go to settlement on our new house/new studio in one week!
 Also working on Sew Bee Mine when I have the chance. 



Looking forward to spring and having a Sew Bee Mine booth at
on Saturday April 9th from 9:00 to 1:00



and a Sew Bee Mine booth at 
on Saturday April 30th from 10:00 to 4:00.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Moving Again!

We are moving for the third time in 16 months! So thankful that we are coming to the end of a very tumultuous time. We are in the process of purchasing a sweet forever house in Phoenixville and settlement date is coming up soon, March 18th.

 The lower level of the house is completely finished and it will be my new studio! I will be using the studio for Sew Bee Mine endeavors, painting and also opening it to the public for various creative workshops including such things as Cloth Doll Making, Creating Mandala Art, Collage Art, etc.

There is a cute little kitchenette in the studio, so we can have food while we work! and a beautiful private yard and deck too boot.

I am so thankful and excited for the new adventure. In the meantime we have to start packing!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Spring/Summer Booking NOW for ArtyPantz Productions

It's been a busy year with lots of sewing (click on SewBeeMine above for more info) and some painting. There's a painting sketched and ready to go on my easel right now! Click on Acrylic Paintings above for more info. 

It's amazing to realize that this will be my 13th year traveling around the Greater Philadelphia area with costumes, props, etc and sharing 100% Interactive Theatrical Storytelling Events. Over 25,000 people have participated in these events. Click on Storytelling Events above for more info.

The calendar for spring and summer fills up very quickly, so if your organization/school/library/camp etc needs a particular date please contact me soon to reserve.