Oak Stick Beeswax Candles
Baby Bee Hive Candles
We’re pleased to announce our Oak Stick Candles, requested by the Oakland Museum of California Shop, have been designed, made and delivered. A mold for six candles was made from a single oak branch. The Oakland Museum selected one pair to carry in their shop. After seeing Jeffrey’s six inch oak stick candles a pair of ten inch candles were requested so the shop would have beeswax candles available to patrons during the museum’s exhibit, “Bees: Tiny Insect, Large Impact”, which will be open from January 31 – September 20, 2015. The selected pair is available exclusively at the museum but the other two pair are available on Etsy. The museum will also carry some bee hive and bear candles. If you’re in the Bay Area please visit the Oakland Museum, enjoy their beautiful exhibit about Bees and look for Beeall Designs in their shop.
Nosey Posey Dawn
Foundation of Beeall Designs
Nosey Posey Dawn was born today. She was just a zinnia until an over zealous leaf transformed into a nose plugged into an apple. We hope Nosey will be followed by many more “cloud people”. Michelle is painting and Jeffrey is brewing honey mead as we recover from our bicycle accidents with two broken hips and a broken foot.
Enjoying the Process
Direction, Adventure, Voyage, Life
Dreaming of far away lands and distant times.
Beeall Designs is evolving, as do we all, with the events that occur in our lives. Jeffrey has been recuperating from a close encounter with an SUV. Since his hip was broken at the end of February, we haven’t been attending marketing events. I’ve been enjoying a more introspective phase, painting and dreaming of ways to develop this skill to serve my community. What does my community want? Well, this is why I’m making a new post and figuring out how to add pages to this little web blog site. An entrepreneurial venture is a voyage, just as life is a voyage. We do the best we can with what is available. So here we have some new views for you to see the different facets of Beeall Designs. We hope you’ll enjoy looking at our new pages, “Candles” and “Honey Mead”. We would love to hear from you.
New Egret & Stick Candles
Jeffrey has made molds from sticks. I made a mold inspired by a delicate, base relief of a bird (I believe it’s an egret) which I found in a book of Greek art. This is our first time making our own molds. The candles smell so good, like honey.
Jeffrey also made a fresh batch of mustache wax (with Shea butter and amber) in the shape of shells. We also made tiny Buddha candles from the chocolate mold our friend Della gave to us.
We’re very excited to be sharing our new candles at the Flyway Festival this weekend, Feb 9 & 10. Please come if you can, enjoy the nature preserve with others who are excited about migration season in the Bay Area
Buddhas with Mustache Wax
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Egret Candle Mold
Beeall Designs is preparing for the San Francisco Flyway Festival to be held February 8-10, 2013 on Mare Island in Vallejo CA. We’re preparing an Egret candle to offer at this gathering of nature and art enthusiasts. The Flyway Festival is an opportunity to share the joy of the migration of shorebirds, waterfowl and other wildlife through San Pablo Bay, the largest bay in the San Francisco Bay Estuary,
This event is hosted by the Mare Island Nature Preserve, located on the Mare Island Naval Shipyard. Established in 1854, it is the oldest Naval installation in the Pacific and much of the developed portions of the Island have been designated as a National Historic Landmark.
We would love to see you there. For more information visit: www.sfbayflywayfestival.com
Before the Fall
by Michelle Biyal
I often hear people appreciating the diversity of San Francisco. This city is rich with layers of passions and points of view and we know how to get along with each other, for the most part. A diverse community is a healthy community as it is able to respond to changes quickly. The more we are able to accommodate each other’s differences the better we are able to share each others strengths.
This painting was inspired by William Morris and the Aesthetic Movement. “Before the Fall” is hanging at the Swig Building, 220 Montgomery Street in San Francisco until November 16, 2012
Bee all you want to Bee
Bay Area Bee Company and Beeall Designs attended the Capay Crush Fesitval this past weekend. It was a lovely family event with wine tasting, pizzas made in a cobb oven, and wonderful music. I Danced with children in the light of the full moon, surrounded by fig trees and pumpkin patch. We shared honey, candles and honey mead with our friends while red and golden hens hunted for unattended pizza. After camping in the trees we started the next day with camp brewed coffee and figs which had dried on the trees right where we woke up. I felt like Eve returning to the garden after a long sojourn.
I met wonderful people and hope to see them again at “Farm Fresh to You”.
Bee All You Can Bee
Farm Fresh to You will be enjoying it’s annual “Capay Crush Festival” Sept. 29, 4:00 pm. Join me and my bee keeper friends for wine tasting, grape stomping, live music, picnicking and camping. Have lots of fun while you help support sustainable agriculture, Reserve your spot: http://capaycrush2012.eventbrite.com/
Farm Fresh to You in Capay CA, 23800 State Highway 16 (Here’s a map) http://www.farmfreshtoyou.com/index.php?cmd=contactus
As people are becoming increasingly interested about where their food comes from and how it was grown, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is becoming a popular alternative for getting high quality food from a trusted local farm, Farm Fresh To You. By joining our CSA, families are connecting directly to our farm, Capay Organic, and are receiving regular deliveries of nutrient rich, mouth watering, organic produce delivered directly to their home or office. See how it works or why join Farm Fresh To You.
Bay Area Bee Company and Beeall Designs will be there. Will you?