Local Artists & Crafters

New Location for Made Local Marketplace & Open House 


manikin Xmas flag_fireplace

Manikin Angels Christmas Themed Bunting Flag          $55.00 

A wonderful group of local artists and crafters who are memers of Made Local Marketplace, will be celebrating their new and bigger space at 529 4th street, Santa Rosa, CA, with an open house Tuesday, December 8th from 5 to 7 pm.   The marketplace is a wonderful array of hand crafted items, paintings and photography  as well as hand crafted, gourmet food items from the artisans of the North Bay area.

Kelly, Pam and team are just getting started!  Additions coming soon to the new Made Local Marketplace….Coffee bar and baked goods from Criminal Bakery and a Maker Lab featuring paper and fiber arts in partnership with The Foundry Creative.  You can’t help getting inspired as you wander through their new space!

I’m happy to be among the crafters of the Marketplace, where you will find my upcycled lamps, and textile crafts just in time for holiday shopping.  You find a selection of my bunting flags with summer, fall and holiday themes.   I dug into my basket of material scraps to create a variety of unique “scrapy ornaments”, that will lend a rustic chic aspect to your Christmas tree.  I love the creative challenge of utilizing all those little pieces.

Here is a preview of some of my pieced work ornaments hat you will find at the Marketplace:

Pieced Ornament Collage

Also look for the a variety of bunting flags to add whimsey to your home, vintage camper or RV:

detail.manekin flag

Detail:  Manikin Bunting Flag

green Christmas flag

Bunting Flag:  Snowmen with Christmas Theme Applicaid Center:  $28.00

Santa Bunting Flag

Bunting Flag:  Pieced Santa’s:  $45.00


CA country Xmas flag

Bunting Flag:  California Country – $25.00

Towers Gallery ~ Another New Beginning


A new exhibit has started at the local Towers Gallery in the town where I live.  Featured in this new show are wonderful artists between 80 and 100 years of age.  The show is testimony to that creative spark that never ends and thrives – if you chose to let it.  I have met a few of these artists, who are as vibrant as their paintings.  They are my role models, they keep me inspired to keep creating art no matter what, and for however long I am on this earthly journey.

May 2015 Show_Towers GalleryThe new gallery is smaller, but still brims with a diversity of artistic expression ~ jewelry, fused glass, fabric art, metal sculpting, watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, mixed media, and pottery fill the spaces in a more intimate setting.  If you are in the area, I hope you can stop by to meet the artists at May 30th’s reception ~ or anytime you are on your way north to the coast or south to San Francisco, I invite you take a diversion from that 101 freeway to Cloverdale Boulevard.

MY CORNER     My colorful pillows, in my “Pillow Your Nest”© Collection are now on sale at 20% off original price – choose one or two to brighten up your home or gift a friend.

Pillow Collage

Eight of my paintings are also on display.  Come see them close up and just maybe you’d like to bring one home to enhance the ambiance of your living space.  I paint subjects that intuitively speak to me in color, or form or landscape, and reflect my experience and appreciation for life around me and within me.


STAY TUNED for completion of my 12 canvas floor cloths project!  I’ve long been thinking of getting back to a passion of mine – canvas floor cloths, which I started making while living in Sedona, AZ.  An old craft brought from England by the colonists, these have a modern touch – amazingly durable, and a lovely, unique accent for your living space. Thinking about it long enough, I’m back into action making these and am reminded how much I love to create them – you can say I am on a quite a time-intensive ambitious roll and loving it!  Two complete and 10 on the design board to go.  (Ref:  Nov 17, 2014 blog and click on tab “stencil art” in the main menu)

You may contact me directly about any of these paintings.  I am also open to commissions for paintings or canvas floor cloths  Email me at mcdoglio44@gmail.com.

Sbarboro's Wine Train, Asti CA 2015

Sbarboro’s Wine Train, Asti, CA 2015 ~ 16 x 20, Framed, $854.00

Mykonos Evening Dec 2014

Mykonos Evening, Greece ~ 2014, 11 x 14, $350.00

Sea Fence at the Cottages

 SOLD Sea Fence at the Cottages, Crystal Cove, 2014 ~ 3 x 5 $75.00

China Beach Fishing, SF 2014

China Beach Fishing, 2014 ~ 8 x 8 ~ $135.00



Puffed Up Against the Chill - 2015

Puffed Up Against the Chill – 2015          9 x 12 $276.00

Asti Road, Cloverdale, CA

Asti Road, Cloverdale, CA 12 x 14 ~ $325.00

Passion_Jan 2015

PASSION 2015 ~ 18 x 24 $950.00

© Maria Doglio May, 2015

Wind In Her Hair Studio – Debut at Gin’Gilli’s Vintage Home

September 1, 2014 – Opening day for Wind In Her Hair Studio’s Space at Gin’Gilli’s
Gin’Gilli’s Vintage Home
21079 Geyserville Ave (Rt. 128)
Geyserville, CA

Take a look at Gin’Gilli’s on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/gingillis.vintage.home

WIHH Studio at Gin'Gilli's_

Wind In Her Hair  Studio  Spot at Gin’Gilli’s

If you drive through downtown Geyserville on Route 128 while meandering your way through Alexander Valley’s Wine Country and small towns, be sure to stop by Gin’Gilli’s Vintage Home.  The big L-shaped barn is invitingly filled with antiques, vintage items of all sorts, crafts, imaginative up-cycled and re-purposed items transformed into art or other good use.  There is so much to see, a quick sweep through just doesn’t suffice – so plan to stay awhile.

I had the good fortune of being offered a space in the craft row that runs along the center of the wing.  I took a leap of faith, gathered all of my crafty pieces and set up my space this morning.  You’ll see my colorful up-cycled art lamps as you walk down the aisle.  You will find unique colorful pillows, painted furniture, mixed media art collages, a painted canvas floor cloth, lamp shades and more.  If you would like a pop of color or one-of-a-kind art and craft items, choose a piece to enhance and enjoy in your home.

Fulfilling my passion to craft and paint on a full time basis, doing the things that I love, keeps me centered and fulfilled in my life, and that positive energy spills out into everything else. Thank you all who read my posts, for following my creative journeys – always changing, always expanding.

Here are some close-up glimpses to entice you!

WIHH Studio_GG#5

Painted, Stenciled Chair, signed 2007 (Has a Canvas Floor Cloth to Match!)

WIHH Studio_GG#4

Mixed Media Collage’s and Vintage Metal Butterfly Votive, embellished with CeCe Caldwell Paint – comes  with a Bees Wax Candle

WIHH Studio_GG #3

Painted Art Lamps and Shades with CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk & Clay Paints (available at the store); Pillows and Collages;

WIHH Studio_GG #2

Stenciled Side Table (CeCe Caldwell’s Paint). Pillows, Stenciled Apple Wall Plaques

Getting Ready – Vintage Home Show


August 16, 2014

Sweet Vintage Trailer Show

2014 Flea Market – 8 am to 3 pm 

PRE-VIEW ~ Up-cycling old lamps into ART LAMPS & SHADES

with CeCe Caldwell’s Organic no VOC Clay & Chalk Paints

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Art Lamps

Art Lamps

Original one of a kind lamps, shades and other things

Mixed Media, Small Paintings, Piece Pillows and Flags & More

Looking forward to seeing you there – it will be a beautiful day in the heart of the Wine Country’s Alexander Valley 

Come by to see me and my booth at this fabulous vintage show!