Additional artists and crafters entered into the 51st Nescatunga Arts Festival include JSTiny Creations and Lorraine Case, both of Alva, and Lewis Byfield of Fairview.
JSTiny Creations Makes 3D-Printed, Hand-Painted Miniatures
Joel and Bridget Scribner, owners of JSTiny Creations, will be bringing their 3D-printed and hand-painted miniatures to the Nescatunga Arts Festival.
Joel has always enjoyed taking and editing pictures and videos but wasn't sure where that path would lead. His artistic talent has always been a part of his life, but it was only in the last few years that he realized how he wanted to use it.
Everything he knew and wanted came together when he discovered his love for stop motion filmmaking. His goal is to someday make films based on childhood stories to preserve family history.
JSTiny Creations has a number of the items they are replicating available for sale online in their Esty store.
Lorraine Case Bringing Sock Monkeys to Life
Lorraine Case, originally from Waynoka but has lived in Alva now for several years, has been making Sock Monkeys for a number of years and will have several in her craft booth at the Nescatunga Arts Festival on June 4.
Case works part-time at Alva’s Share Convalescent Home in the dietary area and creates these monkeys as well as suncatchers and many other items in her “spare” time.
Case has made the traditional-looking sock monkey as well as monkeys from many different colors and patterns of socks that are available.
Each sock monkey comes to life as she embroiders the eyes and mouth onto their faces.
As she started working on these monkeys a little more heavily within the last few years, photos were placed on Facebook to see if there was anyone who might be interested in purchasing. Case’s daughters, Angelia and Valarie Case, decided their mother needed to have a name to go with the posts, so “Mom’s Monkey Business” was born.
Monkeys aren’t the only soft toys that Lorraine has made as she has sewn some bears that would make the perfect snuggle or chew toy for a baby.
The suncatcher’s Case makes are from plastic canvas, yarn and beads. She also has made several credit card holders and keychains using plastic canvas.
Case crochets and has created several items including potholders, bowls and hand towel holders. She also has sewn together a few neck pillows.
Also available in her booth will be gnome Christmas ornaments.
More information about Case’s monkeys and more is available at https://casecreations.wixsite.com/case/moms-monkey-business.
Lewis Byfield to Bring Rock Jewelry, Sculptures and More to Nescatunga
Lewis Byfield of Fairview is entering paintings, sculptures, wooden toys, and jewelry in the Nescatunga Arts Festival this year. Byfield, a retired farmer, is now a caretaker for the Gloss Mountain State Park and creates art that he takes to various craft shows. He is also the vice president of the Waynoka Rocks and Minerals Society.
Byfield enjoys painting birds, scenery, animals, and the gloss mountain hills, but he is most passionate about his metal art. He creates windmills and oil derricks from items such as welding rods and galvanized metal.
“I’m a farmer and have been around windmills all my life,” Byfield said. “I like the looks of them.”
Byfield is familiar to crafting, as his family owned a rock shop in Cheyenne Valley for 30 years, and his biggest painting influence was growing up watching his mother paint. He started painting again after taking a class at the Fairview Vo-tech and has since influenced his great-granddaughter to paint.
One of his favorite paintings he has created is of an Egret, which he may bring to Nescatunga this year. It is an acrylic painting, and Byfield framed it by hand with old barn wood. His favorite piece of art he has made is an award-winning painting featuring a barn, wagon, and windmill on black felt that hung in the state capital for two weeks.
In addition to his sculptures and paintings, Byfield will be bringing rock jewelry and wooden toys this year. He makes necklaces, earrings, cabochons, and wire-wrapped jewelry. He likes Brazilian agate and works with turquoise, malachite, agate, tiger-eye, and more.
“It’s been a hobby of mine since I was about 10,” Byfield said. “I enjoy doing this stuff.”