#NewLook

I hope you noticed! So TideLine.Org has been getting a lot of my undivided attention due to my lack of procrastination in completing a Geology Course, the avoidance of housecleaning, the pieces of cold working that require water and a cold shop… So yea! #TideLine.Org is and will be getting a facelift.  2019 was incredible but 2020 I anticipate to be even more amazing! Have you heard of YouTube? What an amazing resource – like seriously I have discovered some pretty cool people, some odd individuals and some great learnings when it comes to the online world when you own and want to promote your business.

You’re all like “well yea, Toni!” but no seriously – So I have been implementing my learnings and let me just say YES! Our Instagram account has grown, our Online sales have grown and our FaceBook Page is heck of engaged! So to you – a huge THANK YOU! And to me well I am pretty proud.

So against Mothers will, I put our faces out there, it’s time people see the people behind the glass.  So no more hiding, I pledge to you more action shots, more insight into us and what makes us well us.  (Right after my Keto diet starts kicking in…)

So here is my goal for #TideLine.Org over the next few months:

  • Grow TideLines Facebook Fan Page to 5000 Likes.  What does this mean? Grows our fanbase and allows more great people to see what we are up to.
  • Grow Instagram Account to 5000 Likes.  Why? Because we make some pretty cool things and people should see them and like them.  Many things have come to us from Instagram like Networking with other business owners and being active in the arts community.
  • Achieve steady online sales on Etsy.  So we will have to maintain our 5 Star review and keep it updated!
  • Engage the Fans – plan some interesting blog posts (it’s not as easy as I feel it should be), post interesting photos & videos, more CONTESTS!
  • And as usual – come up with something #NEW & #Unique!

 

Monday Funday!

A few things:

  1. The sun is shining and that always makes for a great start to a day, a Monday, and a week! So yay for warm sun!
  2. The Studio is open today 10am – 4pm.  We’d love to see you.  Lots to choose from for Christmas tree ornaments like Angels, Paws, Trees… And some pretty unique jewellery pieces and glass pieces that make for cool gifts!
  3. My family has come up with a “Handmade Gifts” this year… meaning we have to make our gifts to each other *groan*.  What will I make…. needless to say Emma is being turned on today and the glass furnace should be up to temperature by Friday.
  4. Some available appointments for Memorial Orbs… and by some I mean limited this is a unplanned & short notice for all parties.  I do apologize but I am excited to get back into the heat.
  5. Custom Jelly Fish – you wanted Purple? Email me.  You wanted Blue with red… email me. You wanted Yellow with purple (ew but ok) email me.  I will do some custom but this will require a deposit.
  6. The Johnson pack: Lily 6 yrs old, Gary 1.5 yrs old, Pearl & Karen 4 months

    Vicki added to the pack yesterday so today I will be spending my beautiful Monday getting my fill of sweet puppy kisses from Karen & Pearl.

OPEN 10-4pm!

We are here, 10 – 4pm open and ready to meet, greet, chat and so on with you.  If you are looking for handmade, & local then come see us.  We have some beautiful pieces on display from jewellery, to glass for the tree and gift ideas that are all made on site!

Today we will be working on our jewellery collection – I will give you a hint its with leather! Ha! And you were thinking it was glass… silly!

 

#24

Did you see us in the local paper under the Campbell River Annual Gift Tour!? We are #24 – last but not forgotten.  This is our first year participating and we are excited to share with you and show you our work space.  We want to celebrate with you, this year has been incredible.  Vicki & I have so much gratitude in our hearts, we love making and sharing and you all have been so supportive.

It should be a fun weekend, we have some talented friends to join us with some handmade childrens’ clothes, and a few more surprises! It will be worth the 15 min drive to Oyster River to visit, support, browse, and always a good laugh!

“2277 Upland Rd. Oyster River (Turn off HWY at Croydon)
Nov 15 Friday 12-8pm
Nov 16 Saturday 10-5pm
Nov 17 Sunday 10-4pm
TideLine.Org is your local glass artists that feature blown glass from terrariums, to tumblers, to garden art.  Our focus this year has been healing, working with chakra inspired symbols, crystals, and colours.  We love all glass and work with stained glass and incorporating driftwood making each piece unique and original.  We also make jewellery using sterling silver and copper, specializing in stacking rings.  Join us at our studio and see what we have been working on all year! Thank you all in advance for supporting your local artists.”

For FIRST time, and only for the event we are offering a DIY class:

Make Your Own Jelly Fish.  The cost $75. includes everything you need to make your own glass beauty (please note the glass top has already been blown and ready for your own unique style).  You are welcome to bring items of meaning to hang on the tentacles like gem stone beads, charms, keys, buttons, use your imagination.  Please allow yourself a few hours to complete – this can be time consuming!

 

 

Make Your Own DriftWood Garden Bell.  The cost $50. includes everything you need to make this beauty.  If you want to bring but not required your own beach findings to include that is welcomed.  The blown part is already made and provided! Please allow yourself at least one hour to complete.

Calling on Fellow Artists!

TLG has signed up for the Campbell River Gift Tour this year for home based businesses of the community and I think it would be fun to have a mini market at TLG out in Oyster River.  There is room for 4-5 Tents, more if need be.  We have two interested vendors – more is always better!

It would awesome to have a potter, knit/crochet, cement, wood, glass, or home baked goods, anything hand made! There will be a fire pit set up for warmth and there are trees to protect us from wind, and weather.  Its 3 days, November 15-17.  Friday 12-8, Saturday 10-5, & Sunday 10-4.  Email us if this is something that interests you or maybe pass it on to your talented friend!

Vicki and I were thinking of putting on some mini classes that weekend! What would you like to see?

The happenings at TLG

Things are happening, there’s lots of movement and some intense energy around TLG lately – which we couldn’t be more grateful if we tried.  Vicki and I were conversing yesterday over breaky (which please note I, Toni Johnson made) about everything that is coming up, what we need to do to prepare, and well… we are busy.  And I get to blow some glass!
We are really excited about attending this years Nanaimo Professional Craft November 1 – 3 at Beban Park Center.  So that means we need to make a few things! And quickly too.
Vicki and I made a new friend Iona at the French Creek Collective, its a beautiful local boutique shop on Shoppers Row with home decor, supplies, lessons and now carries the newest edition to the Tidal Ball collection as well as the Air Plants from yours truly.  If you’re looking to treat yourself or looking for a gift check this shop out!

FYI

I love how loved we are – and trying to find a balance between my work life and glass life so that I can continue to share with you all!

I have posted on our website the days the studio will be open for you to drop in – and will continue to post this way as well as setting appointments via email(Toni OR Vicki).  Eeeek so exciting! Again, gratitude is in our hearts – we love making! Living the dream!