Monday, July 25, 2011

New Hours!

Starting August 15th, (celebrating a year in business) we will be changing back to our fall hours.

Our new store hours will be:

Tuesday-Thursday: 11am to 6pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am to 7pm

Thanks! Come support your local community!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Totally Technicolor!

Please extend a warm welcome to Hollie Chastain, a full-time found paper and collage artist residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


"We Choose the In-between"

"Passing a Message"

A creative spirit and early interest in art led to dabbling in watercolor, pottery, and glass before settling into collage as a medium of choice. Influenced by nature and fairy tales, she lets water stains, scribble and natural aging play into her pieces. The subject of the piece is often influenced by the materials as opposed to building around a sketch or idea. She creates a world of adventure and secrets open for the viewer's interpretation.

"Gilbertville Public Library I"

"The First Freedom"

We are IN LOVE with what these prints do to our walls.
The mixture of technicolor, and black & white on aged paper --every single piece is absolutely breathtaking!
Price Range: $20-30 per print

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hey Hey Macrame

A hearty welcoming ROAR to Christi Johnson from Los Angeles, CA!
Christi sent in her delicate line of Macrame Necklaces and Fringe Earrings!
Made of the softest leather and suede, these beauts feel almost as good as they look.

New Arrivals

A liony welcome to Elizabeth Novac from Providence, RI!
We love her "With Care" jewelry line, and at $25 and under, we think you will too!
Blue Arrow Cocktail Ring

Teenage Lobotomy Pennant Necklace

Make Way for Ducks Ring

Arrow Friendship Necklaces

Crest Badge

Thunderstick Neckalce

Francophile Smuggler Badge

Saturday, July 16, 2011

In With a Grin....

Please welcome Keely O'Brien from White Rock, British Columbia!

In this intense world we live in, it's easy at times to lose sight of the beauty and whimsy that is all around us, if you really open yourself up to it.
Art like this, with its cheerful color combinations and delicate charm, acts as a sweet little reminder of that beauty.
Thanks, Keely!

The Lions.

Friday, July 15, 2011


The Dandy Lion welcomes Devon Pavlovits from Los Angeles, CA!

Sparrow Skull Necklace
skull cast in brass bullet casings, copper African beads, 14k gold fill chain

Summertime Necklace
bright colorful beaded necklace on sparkly gold fill chain

Shark Tooth
electroplated w/24 karat gold / 14k gold chain

Green Agate Horn/ Tooth Necklace
with 14k gold fill chain

Mirror Disc
medium gold fill with 14k gold chain

(just a sneak peek: lots more in store!)

Also a warm welcome to John Paul Gardner from Brattleboro, Vermont!

"My artwork is a synthesis of my experiences in the cities, towns and natural settings that I have lived in. I interpret my understanding of natural versus constructed environments through small intimate mixed media collages, drawings, paintings, sculptures and installation works."

And last but certainly not least, Carolyn Rachel from Austin, TX!

"I use professionally printed high quality papers to create multi-dimensional scenes out of resin."
$10-$15, what a steal!
Such amazing pieces, tons more coming this week!

Love and Light.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A hearty ROAR....

Please welcome Justin Simick (reddoveart) from Mt. Shasta, CA!

"In the earliest traditions, the supreme being was represented by a sphere, the symbol of a beginning with no end, continually existing, perfectly formed and profoundly symmetrical.

Natural circles, such as the moon and sun, have been observed since before recorded history. Medieval scholars of early science-- particularly geometry, astrology and astronomy-- believed that there was something intrinsically “divine” or “perfect” that could be found in circles.

This work is an exploration of the unique geometry, symmetry and symbolism it represents. As a drawn symbol it’s myth and meaning is both universal and specific: representing the basis of matter, time… even the universe and consciousness. As a pattern it denotes movement, rhythm and harmony, suggesting both scale and sound..." --Justin Simcik, Red Dove Art

Justin executes inventive, abstract acrylic paintings on wood panel exploring the symmetry & aesthetic of the circle as curvilinear form and dynamic rings of astral color.
Such a bright addition to our shop! $40 for each original piece....Come grab your own!

Please help us win! Lots O' Liony love!

Do you love The Dandy Lion? We are an art gallery, studio, music venue, and showcase for more than 120 artists from around the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Europe. we encompass in ourselves the risk taker in all of our artists, who have also taken the "DIY" plunge. We are so thrilled to be doing what we love and to be helping so many others do the same.

PLEASE VOTE FOR US! WE CAN WIN UP TO 50K IN GRANTS. This would mean: Lots more non-profit art, sewing and gardening lessons; killer wholesale; a start-up of our local zine that is currently in production; and not to mention the support you will be giving us and our amazing artists from around the world!

Light and Love!

The Lions

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New in shop!

You guys may already be familiar with Jayne Bickerton of Voodooville from Manchester, England........she does our lovely steam punk jewelry!
Come check out her Mad Men inspired artwork and earrings, new in store today.
(and Morrissey!)
Also a warm welcome to Jill Porter of Danville, CA! Here at The Dandy Lion we are huge fans of upcycling. We built a majority of our shop space from salvaged materials and found objects...and many of our artists love making old things new again. Jill's beautiful jewelry made from salvaged aluminum cans simply adds to our overall earth-friendly aesthetic.

Did you know recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 or a tv for 2? (EPA, 2008)

You know that old man's trash is another's treasure.....

Lots o' Liony love,
The Lions