Artistree is always magical. There is never a day that i walk into the store and find my self wondering what to do. I simply look around and find myself staring at all of the endless possibilities of imagination that can occur in this store. From arts crafts to simply looking at the deeper meaning of all of the brilliant art that surrounds the store. Artistree holds it all, but in truth it brings more. It brings the people of Reno. When i say the people of Reno i mean that it brings all sorts of different kinds of characters. From the curious on lookers to the shy artists, there's always interesting people. Its because of this store that i had the privilege to met one of the most beautiful souls that i have ever come across. It was a Blistering hot day, the store was quite, we hadn't had that many people in, when we saw a women pull up and help an elderly women out of the car. She came into the store and immediately her eyes darted from left to right up and down at the many things to look at, she complimented our diversity and uniqueness, as well as our creativity. After a few minutes looking around the store my mother started to talk to her. She soon found out that this elderly women use to be a wonderful water color painter but her age had stoped her because she had a problem with shaking. Immediately my mother told her that she could help, and in about five minutes my mother was having her painting again. Its hard to say exactly what my mom did, but it was simple she showed her that the artistic candle that burned inside this women hadn't gone out but had simply dimmed itself for a little while. It was so beautiful witnessing someone being so happy, and watching someone find something that they thought they had lost forever. It was at this moment that i found out that the Artistree is a simply magical store of endless possibilities...
~The Tree Blogger
Friday, July 11, 2008
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be Alice from Alice in Wonderland..? well what if you could find out. What if for a few hours you could be transported to a land of wonder, mystery, and silliness. Where everything was what it wasn't and what wasn't was what it is...? Well at the Artistree we can do that. Our Birthday parties are a magical adventure into Wonderland. For all ages. We set up an authentic Indie Tent where inside we decorate it with quite an emphases on detail to look just like the madhattters Tea Party. You are escorted into this magical adventure by the Mad Hatter Her self.. and a very pretty Alice. The Art projects and games are themed to suit the Alice in Wonderland party. We enjoy being creative and love seeing the smiles on the faces of the children when they see us.
Posted by Nancy Nelson at 11:54 AM
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Lights! Camera! Art!
Today is a very important day in the life of The Aritstree. One of Reno's own local TV shows came to our humble art gallery and decided to do a small piece on the creative space we call our store. They came in very professionally and set up three cameras as well as professional lighting's. It was all hard to believe that our tiny store who has only been open for 2 months would already have a spot in the one of Reno's Local TV shows. "Reno Pulse" likes to talk about Reno's hip and up coming places as well as events, and The Artistree is happy to be one of those hip Places. The show they were filming was focused on Art Town and my mom did a delightfully pleasant interview on how our store came to be, as well as art in her life, and of course the role of her daughters. The News Crew was amazingly friendly and professional, and I cant but hold in my excitement to see the show. I'll be happy to post the date, time, and channel number so everyone can get a view of it.
The Tree Blogger
Posted by Nancy Nelson at 3:56 PM
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Aloha! or as my mom would say Mahalo..
We have just returned from a 5 day trip to Kauai Hawaii where our days were very eventful including laying by the beach, hanging by the pool, and chilling in the jacuzzi, and on some of our most busy days we would venture to the nearest shopping area and spend some money. :) Hawaii brought us the peace we needed after opening up our first family owned store. My mom is now a bit more calm when looking at her day. Although we all miss the sunny weather, the cute and very friendly locals, and the Mai tais by the beach, were happy to be home in are quaint little shop and happy to spread more creative light onto the people of Reno. So stop by and say hello to the newly tanned and peaceful workers of the Aritstree. :)
The Tree Blogger
Posted by Nancy Nelson at 1:20 PM