Artists get crafty
Janice Albert wanted to find a hobby to fill in her time after retiring from the Department of Justice five years ago.
The creative 60-year-old decided to take classes on how to make suncatchers — stained glass artwork that can be hung in or near a window so that it catches the available light from outside. Most suncatchers are created to be an optical pleasantry, vary in shape and feature at least three or four colors incorporated into the design.
Janice received help from her husband Ed, who also retired from the Department of Justice. He’s made stained glass in his spare time since 1982. Inside the couple’s Camino two-story home are more than a half-dozen suncatchers, three of which hang on the window in one of their bedrooms.
Some of those suncatchers, plus stained glass and scarves the couple has made will be on display at the 17th annual Old Fashioned Christmas Craft Faire taking place Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Cameron Park Community Center, 2502 Country Club Drive. This is the couples’ third year displaying their crafts.
“It gets better every year,” said Janice. “I think it’s well run. They keep encouraging people to come (to display their work).”
Items displayed and for sale by the vendors are handmade, according to Tina Helm. Cameron Park Community Services District recreation supervisor. Vendors set up on Friday night and are ready for customers and craft admirers Saturday morning. The craft Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Helm said vendors can still sign up to display their craft. A booth fee is $55 for a 10-foot by 10-foot spot. Electricity costs extra.
For more information about the fair, call the Cameron Park Community Services District’s office at (530) 677-2231, or visit cameronpark.org and click under the tab titled Event Calendar.