Tuesday, November 19, 2013

RED ENVELOPE AFFAIR 
FUND RAISER
For Art in a Box Co.
31 Main Street @ One Station Plaza Ossining, New York 10562
Come together to support a local creative space for children.
                         Saturday, December 7th, 2013 6-9pm
                                    Tickets $20 per person

Enjoy Live Music, Food, Spirits, Raffles, 
Art work Auction & More.

RSVP by December 1st to outrecycledbox@yahoo.com
*donations are greatly appreciated. Visit www.gofundme.com 
(under fun’d art – art in a box)


Friday, November 15, 2013

Rock Your Mocs Off..

All Images © Simone Rene 2013
Today 11/15/14 is
ROCK YOUR MOC'S DAY
"We as indigenous people wear our moccasins on November 15th, standing together worldwide, while recognizing our Tribal individuality!"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Calling All Ghouls & Boogie Monsters..

Saturday, Oct 26
12-4PM
Come Join Us For A Halloween Craft-A-Bration
Art in a Box Company
31 Main Street @ One Station Plaza
Ossining, New York


Baked Ghoulies...

Keeping in the Halloween spirit this year I baked a bunch of Vampire and Voodoo Doll Cookies for the Studio's event...
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Monday, October 21, 2013

We’re Baaaack!
After some minor
reconstruction & renovation,
the Studio has reopened!
Now running our Fall Classes:
Wee Artist
Recycled Art
Basic Drawing 
This week in the Studio:
Wee Artist: 
Pizza Pies: Texture boards for little hands

Recycled Art: 
Layered Frames 
Cardboard History & Info.
Create a Layered Picture Frame

Basic Drawing: 
Experiment with simple drawing tools
See you Soon!




Art in a Box Company
Located in Westchester County.
31 Main Street @ One Station Plaza 
Ossining, New York 10562
An Art Studio for Everyone! For ages 4 - 84+.
 Hours 4-6pm for Afterschool Sessions
(Opened on Friday Nights & Weekends for Arranged Groups)

We provide the space and supplies
for your artistic creativity & exploration.
With Projects based on recycling
paired with go-green information & fun.

Summer Time Sessions:  Come in Fill a box with supplies and unleash your inner artist.  Not so sure of your abilities, then Pick a project bag with minimal instruction.  Or sign up for a workshop, with material background  information and hands on instruction.

In the Fall Season:  Sign up the children for fall classes.  Try some Family Time.  Unwind with a Ladie’s Night. You can Celebrate a Birthday or you can even schedule a Special Group gathering.

Check out our blog:  www.artinaboxco@blogspot.com
or Email: outrecylcedbox@yahoo.com

There is an Artist in all of us.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Let There Be Light


After 1 and 1/2 years I am finally settling into my new, smaller apartment and after culling, culling and more culling finally at the point where decorating involves more than trying to decide where to put what and what to get rid of.  Of course with the cooler weather comes my tendency to nest so the first place needing attention is my bedroom. 

While at the Christmas Tree Shop (Have you heard of http://www.christmastreeshops.com/  ?) with my mother and sister I found all I needed to make some really amazing hanging lamps that would bring both style and mood to The bedroom space.  For a mere $30 I purchased 2 x 12" metal candle lanterns and 2 x white electrical light kits usually used with paper lanterns. I already had metal snipers and the fine metal wire from the 99cent store that would make converting them into hanging lamps simple and easy. 

After removing the candle glass holder it was quick and simple to center the bulk holder between the 3 hanger prongs by looping 3 wire twists around the bulb holder and twist tying each one to a corresponding hanger prong. Luckily the leaf pattern on the lantern allowed for a few simple snipes to make an opening to run the  chord and plug head through

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After adding a 60 watt bulb to each of the lamps
Voila! There was Light!
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Now I have to find some interesting wall hooks to hang them from...sigh


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My New Favorite Place

It's been a long time since I've been in school but that doesn't stop the urge I feel this time of year to buy notebooks & sharp pencils, new jeans & new leather satchel.  So when I came across the E.L.F Cosmetic Store at 741 Broadway (between 8th Street & Astor Place) I felt no shame or hesitation as I filled my goody basket with their amazing make-up and nail polish in the new fall colors. 

I've purchased  E.L.F. Cosmetics from Target and their online site but being able to browse and play with their entire collection in a clean, airy, well lite space was truly a treat. And walking away with concealer, 3 eye shadows, 3 lipsticks, 1 eyeliner, 2 lip balms, 1 blush for under $35 totally fulfilled by fall Shopping urges.

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All Images © Simone Rene 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's That Wonderful Time of Year...

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HAPPY AUTUMN!!!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Place To Rest

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Those are $3.99 roses from Trader Joe's on 21st Street & 6th Ave, NY.
They actually smell like roses. 
I was pleasantly surprised.
Today's Meditation was one of the senses.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

False Flags - Massive Attack


Thought of the Day

If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Atlanta, 1967

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Brooklyn Recall

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Lately I have been trying to remember the Brooklyn of my childhood by pushing pass the sentimentality and romanticization of memory. It is hard; with the constant change of landmarks and boarder line and definition of neighborhoods reaching for an ideal that never was makes it much easier to believe the fairy tale. In the end the more that things change the more they stay the same...sneakers hung in tree

Monday, July 1, 2013

So Excited..

My sister finally opened an Art Studio for Kids in the town of Ossining, New York.

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Ossining, New York 10562
(up the block from the metro-north Ossining train station)

In addition to working with all kinds of re-cyled materials, including but not limited to various types of papers, fabrics, crayons, chalks, paints and sculptural mediums there will be weekly workshops that explore art history and art/craft techniques including print making, fabric collage, book making, simple puppet making techniques and musical enjoyment.
If you live in Westchester, NY or want to take a short day trip up the Hudson 
head over and join the fun!
I even started a blog about it - artinaboxco.blogspot.com
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