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Featured Artisan: Soap Tart Soaps

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Carmen Tunis, owner and creator of Soap Tart soaps, has always believed that healthy skin is happy skin. So, one day after a suggestion from her daughter, she decided to make a bar of soap. Hundreds of bars and 10 years later, she started Soap Tart – an organic bar soap company to share what she learned, spread some joy, and bring back fun in the shower. “Washing up doesn’t need to be boring,” says Carmen. “I believe that getting back to basics with nourishing and good-for-you ingredients can be downright life altering, because what is more intimate than a bar of soap? Knowing what you’re putting on every nook and cranny provides a connection like no other.” Check out her website HERE. Check our…

Featured Artisan: Leslie Goren

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Lesley Goren is an artist and illustrator living in magical Topanga Canyon. She is interested in “place”, be it the woods, the city, or somewhere in between. Her paintings and drawings are an exploration of what makes a certain area unique. Especially of interest are places in and around Los Angeles County- the extremely diverse neighborhoods located within LA, the architecture, the landscapes, and the wildness which dots and surrounds the city. Her latest work is a love note to the native plants of California. She explores their beauty through still lifes, botanical illustrations, textile designs, and more. “I’ve learned about the importance of place, of specific place, in a world that is becoming homogenized and monochrome,” said Leslie. “I’ve realized we need to preserve…

Featured Artisan: MCKnits

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Monica Culqui of MCKnits a highly creative person with a love and passion for teaching Art History, Fashion & Costume Design, Knitting, and Public Relations. She has been called a “Renaissance” woman at times for her ability to be an administrator, teacher, mentor, reader, writer, and designer. Her love for people with an intense joie de vivre makes her a happy candidate to be an Artisans Marketplace vendor! In 2005, she established a sartorial boutique that evolved into an eclectic yarn shop in Madison, Georgia. In 2015, she closed the store to make a permanent move to Los Angeles, CA. “I love people, doing my creations and the arts & crafts festivals,” said Monica. “Venues like the ENC Artisans Marketplace provide the opportunity to keep me creating and teaching the art…

Featured Artisan: Art By Yuli

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Art By Yuli is a mother and daughter collaboration with a single mission: creating one-of-a-kind shawls and scarves utilizing the softest and most beautiful Argentine Yarn. Their shawls and scarves add warmth and style to any outfit. Each piece in their collection is an original creation, done entirely by hand, using one or two needles, a small or large loom and a triangular weaving frame. We use natural materials, including silk, and fine cottons mixed with textured acrylic and fuzzy yarn. Throughout the year they add new pieces to their collection, which includes a variety of shawls, wraps, shrugs, scarves, hats, and other innovative pieces like bags and purses. They are members of the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild, a select group of artisans who came together through their joy and enthusiasm…

Featured Artisan: CatBox Boutique

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Join us on December 3rd for our 4th annual Artisans Marketplace featuring 40 artisans including CatBox Boutique! CatBox Boutique is a shop for your feline family members. They sell toys & healthy treats your kitty will love. In 2013 owner Michelle Loo adopted her first cat, Ziggy. She was always shopping for toys and healthy treats for him, that he would like and that she felt safe giving him. A short year later, she adopted Marley. Michelle  noticed that both Ziggy and Marley loved playing in boxed of crinkle paper and the “CatBox” was born. “I soon started hiding their favorite toys thru-out and they LOVED digging thru and “hunting” for them,” said Michelle. “I also noticed they never seemed to tire of playing in it. FINALLY a toy they played…

Featured Artisan: KnotSewKnitting

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Julia Burnside of KnotSewKnitting has been an award winning professional seamstress for over 20 years.  Julia creates unique handmade bowties, as well as sewn, knitted, and crocheted accessories. Her work has received awards through numerous dance competitions as well as at the Orange County Fair. Her family business located in Newport Beach, California prides itself on its dedication to professional craftsmanship and attention to details.  In her spare time, she enjoys knitting chemo caps and preemie blankets for local charities. Check out KnotSewKnitting at the ENC Artisan’s Marketplace on December 3 from 11AM to 4PM, and visit her Etsy store too!

Artisan Sneak Peak: L Facio Designs

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L Facio Designs set out to create an affordable candle that smells amazing while using responsible materials and we’re so happy to share them with the world.  All of our candles are made with soy wax grown in the USA, a classic cotton wick, and fine fragrance and essential oils hand poured into a recyclable glass tumbler. Our vision started with a candle, hand poured with love from the beginning and that focus continues today.  We Love Candles! L Facio Designs and 49 other talented artisans will be featured at the ENC’s Artisan Marketplace this Sunday on December 6, from 10 am – 3 pm ♥  $2 entry fee. The holidays are here and you have a chance be a positive part of the local economy! Visit the Environmental Nature…

Artisan Sneak Peak: Artistique Studios

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Artistique Studios is delighted to present an array of artistic gifts that give back to our community. Award-winning teen artist Katie Gerlt, who has won many prizes at the ENC’s own children’s art contests over the years, has created beautiful fine art of animals, flowers and portraits of people. Her new line of notecards featuring her paintings of sea life debuts this Fall of 2015, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, which has performed more rescues than ever this year. Katie’s mother Linda creates wonderful handmade jewelry and handknit accessories that are perfect for holiday gifts. Artistique Studios and 49 other talented artisans will be featured at the ENC’s Artisan Marketplace this Sunday on December 6,…

Artisan Sneak Peak: Raynie Hoole

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RAYNIE HOOLE, native Californian, lives in Laguna Hills. Her focus is ceramics and likes making functional pieces, primarily cups, plates and bowls to be used for serving and eating food.  Also, she makes pots to use in the garden.   She wants to create something mundane yet beautiful, something to enjoy while using everyday.  Raynie Hoole and 49 other talented artisans will be featured at the ENC’s Artisan Marketplace this Sunday on December 6, from 10 am – 3 pm ♥  $2 entry fee. The holidays are here and you have a chance be a positive part of the local economy! Visit the Environmental Nature Center and walk the trails to shop for handmade gifts from local artisans offering a variety of eco-friendly, sustainable, arts and crafts.  Your friends and family will…

Artisan Sneak Peak: Zorami Samuelson

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Zorami creates apparel for budding yogi’s. She intends that her designs will be fun to wear, will spark enthusiasm for asanas, and will exude a sense of gratitude and peace. As a new mom of 2 little ones, Zorami fell in love with and yearned for mom and baby yoga classes. They were a perfect place to regain strength after birthing, while being connected to her babies in a nurturing and calming space.  Eager to enrich the kid-yoga world, Zorami founded First Pose. She cannot think of a more important gift to pass on to her little ones, than love for a yoga or other meditation practice.   Zorami is originally from Eureka, California, where redwood forest meets the Pacific Ocean, in a bank of…

Artisan Sneak Peak: Arborel Woodwork

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Arborel Woodwork creates eco-friendly, individually handcrafted goods in California. The Arborel Collection features serving boards, serving trays, presentation boards, vinyl record boxes, art easels, book easels, frames & more. Each piece is uniquely designed in its variety, type, size, shape and nature of wood. Their sustainable materials include distressed, recycled, repurposed and new wood as well as finishes consisting of food grade mineral oil, beeswax and carnauba wax. Check out their website! Arborel Woodwork and 49 other talented artisans will be featured at the ENC’s Artisan Marketplace this Sunday on December 6, from 10 am – 3 pm ♥  $2 entry fee. The holidays are here and you have a chance be a positive part of the local economy! Visit the Environmental Nature Center and walk the trails to shop for…

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