Julie Bierschbach is the artist behind Ravenwing Creations Jewelry. She has been creating since she was very young, but has only been with the Kountry Nook family for 7 years. Julie is a recent graduate from the New York Institute of Art and Design with a certification in wire working and jewelry. Julie is married… Read More About the artist
Sometimes you just need a day where you can truly care for yourself. Self care is just as important as caring for everyone around you. We all get so busy that its really easy to forget about ourselves. I am certainly guilty of not taking care of myself. What is self-care?Self-care is any activity that… Read More Self Care is Important!
2020 was quite a year. 9 week Stay at home order for the State of Illinois. My day job was non essential so I was out of work for the whole 9 weeks. Luckily I was able to get unemployment. So many shows canceled. Many postponed. My calendar was all labeled in post it notes… Read More 2020 In Review
I am really starting to hate this phrase “the new normal.” One reason, everyone is using it. The main reason is that I don’t want this to be the new normal. At first I thought I would like working from home, I would get so much done, clean the entire house and be completely productive.… Read More The New Normal
All of this is from the end if January…I realized I forgot to finish my post! This is all so weird. I dont really like being in the spotlight. I dont want attention drawn to myself. My husband said it was a good idea to make a press release for the magazine publication. So we… Read More I made the front page!
I will start this off by saying that I am a graceful ballerina. And by that I mean I am SUPER accident prone. About every 5 years or so I have some sort of accident that lands me on my ass for a few days. This time it was a trip at work that resulted… Read More Childhood Craftiness
My new studio is really starting to come together. The more work I do in it, the more I rearrange it. But now it’s really getting to a comfortable workflow. I have most of what I use frequently near my main workspace. All my tools are within arms reach. And I am getting the things… Read More Studio Evolution Part 2
A few months ago I became one of the artists at the Studio on 6th in Downtown Springfield , IL. Selling my work here is in addition to my booth space at the Kountry Nook Craft & Gift Mall in Pekin. I am also still doing local shows. And starting this year I will… Read More Artist at Studio on 6th!
Gencon 50 August 17-20,2017 This year marked the 50th birthday of GenCon. It also marked the 5th year my family has seen able to go to the “best four days in gaming”. Best four days is right on the money. For those of you who do not know, Gencon is a gaming and role playing… Read More GenCon 50
Gencon August 17-20,2017 My first class of my Gencon weekend was a rubber stamp carving class. I remember carving and doing printmaking in high school, but that was ages ago. The instructor showed the class a few out of the box items that can be used to carve a stamp. The large stamp we made… Read More Rubber Stamp Carving at Gencon