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The photos from the GBK Productions PreOscars Lounge are in!

It has been a wild ride, but things are finally settling down after the Oscar’s gift lounge and winter break. I am just getting back into my art studio, but wanted to share with you the amazing photos that were captured at the event. I am so tickled to once again have my journals  displayed via The Artisan Group at this years invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge that was hosted by the GBK Productions this past February. First up, we have a nice photo of up and coming Actor Sam Asghari holding my favorite journal on display. I do hope that he shares some of the TAG goodies with his well know girlfriend Britney Spears. Um, Hello!! If you don’t follow him on Instagram, go check his page out. I promise that you will be in for a treat.

Sam Asghari OscarsAnd I was tickled to see that Anne-Marie Johnson took an interest in one of my journals, as well. She is best known for her role in The Heat of the Night. It was a favorite show of mine as I was growing up, so I am kind of fangirling right now.ANNE-MARIE JOHNSON-11 and last but not least, Fredrica Bailey also stopped by. She is an amazing writer and is best known for See You Yesterday, which was a nominee for Best First Feature. How cool is that? FREDRICA BAILEY-4I hope you guys enjoyed the photos as much as I did. It is always an honor to see my handmade journals on such a stage. I am truly honored and blessed. Now, I am off to go create more for you! Be sure to check out my shop section, or my Etsy site, to own a journal for yourself, or to give to that special someone in your life. Until next time, Kristi

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MTV Movie Awards 2016

Adrienne Bailon at MTV movie awards with small skeleton key journal

It was such a pleasure being able to display and gift my journals at the GBK MTV Movie Awards again this year. Things are finally calming down a bit since then, and I would like to share the celebrity photos that I have received.

First up is the amazing Adrienne Bailon. My daughter was a huge fan of the musical group The Cheetah Girls, and Adrienne was one of the members. She is now known as one of the hosts for ‘The Real’ day time talk show.

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Second we have Dana Gourrier, an amazing actress. She has been in several movies and shows including “The Astronaut Wives Club” and “The Hateful Eight”, just to name a few.Kristi_Dana Gourrier

And last but not least, we have Dre Davis, from “The Pretty Little Liars”. I am obsessed with this show, so you know that I was thrilled to see her posing with my journals.Kristi_Dre Davis

I am so grateful to The Artisan Group for giving me the opportunity to participate in another amazing event.

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The Nib and Quill travels to the Galleries with artist Daniel Lai

artist Daniel Lai sculpture

Have you ever had a dream that seemed far-fetched, only to have it come true in the most unexpected way? I became a part of this lucky sisterhood a few weeks ago. You see, my dream has always been to have my work featured in an art gallery and it is through my discovery of an amazing artist’s creative use of my small leather bound journals that has brought the unexpected realization of my dream.

The creative artist is Daniel Lai. And the vehicle for the realization of my dream is through Daniel’s use of my little leather bound books in his one-of-a kind book sculptures. b

Daniel and his art are amazing. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Daniel moved to the United States in late December of 1999. Ever in pursuit of knowledge and beauty he is a life-long learner. His current exploration is engaging in the pursuit of a Ph.D. in Criminology. When he isn’t nose deep in a mighty academic tome, he is creating art out of these vessels of knowledge.

As a young child, bound with the endless creative energy of youth he would fold the pages of his textbooks into intricate sculptures. It is this elixir of youth, books, and worldly muses that were the impetus of his love of sculpting and you have a master book artist! a

Creating book art to display on your walls

Daniel’s book sculptures are often adorned with a clay figure, keys and sometimes the small leather bound books. These are the small leather bound books that I create in my shop, The Nib and Quill. Many of Daniel’s works can be seen at Kenjio, his Etsy store.

He has been featured on T.V., and his work has been published in numerous books and magazines. Although his work is stunning online, you must see his work in person. Just to name a few places, his book sculptures can be found at The Bennet Gallery in Nashville, TN and The Haen Gallery in Asheville, NC.

Daniel’s next show is at the Piedmont Park Art Fest, Atlanta GA. August 15th and 16th. 

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Lights, Camera, Action

The Nib and Quill labels lights camera action

I am excited to announce the following press release. Seriously, How cool is this? Lights, camera, action!

:: FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE ::

We are pleased to announce The Nib and Quill, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on April 11-12, 2014 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California, in honor of The 2014 MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Presenters.

Our Piano Heirloom Coptic Journal will be prominently featured on display at The Artisan Group’s exhibit, and all attending celebrities will receive our little elegant music sheet coptic journals in their swag bags. This event will also be attended by nearly fifty press and media outlets. MTV Display Piece MTV Gifts get-attachment.aspx

To learn more about The Nib and Quill and our products, or our participation in this exclusive event, visit WWW.Thenibandquill.etsy.com, call (704)256-1496, or email Kb8ker@aol.com.

Kristi Baker, The Nib and Quill’s sole proprietor, is a resident of Waxhaw, NC.

For press inquiries regarding The Artisan Group, please visit http://www.theartisangroup.org or email press@theartisangroup.org.

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And the Journal goes to Ryan Gosling~

Ryan Gosling leather pocket Journal

It has been a little bit since I have written last. I promise to stay more in touch! The Artisan Group just gifted to none other than Celebrity Ryan Gosling, and I am honored to announce that I was one of the artisans selected to be involved.

I wanted something very manly, so leather was my choice. I found a beautiful rugged tan leather to use and I created a chunky leather journal with a braided waxed linen wrap for the closure.  And I was able to have enough leather to create the exact journal three times. So, I have a few in the shop available for purchase.

They will not last long, so hurry. Only two left! It is small enough to fit in a guy’s hand and rugged enough to show it off! Plus, Ryan Gosling has one too! Ahh, pinch me! I just gifted to Ryan Gosling…. And no, I didn’t write my phone number inside of it. My husband checked.

Kristi

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Rachael Ray to receive a Journal!

the nib and quill orange Rachael Ray journal

So it’s late in the afternoon and you have no idea what to cook for dinner! Not to worry, because Rachael Ray has  all the ideas you need to make the best meal in under 30 Minutes. Write them in your own journal and you too will have them at your fingertips in the kitchen!

She just revealed on her talk show that she loves to keep all of her recipes close by in her collection of journals. You can imagine how excited I was to hear that The Artisan Group chose me to gift her a journal! Wahoo! Her favorite color is Orange. So, I designed this journal just for her on-the-go recipes. She can chunk this little baby in her purse without worrying about bending the pages.

You can own one too! I made two extra ones to sell in my Etsy shop, but hurry! There is only one left!

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Sasha Pieterse Visits

Sasha Pieterse with skeleton keys

The Oscars are over, but the excitement is still electric! The GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge was buzzing, with everyone falling in love with The Artisan Group Swag! Sasha Pieterse  stopped by! Sasha is best known for her role in Pretty Little Liars.

All the teenagers in the neighborhood are tickled to see that she took much interest in my Large Heirloom Journal! I have been having so much fun with The Artisan Group lately!

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Oscar Night

Tinsel Korey holding skeleton keys journal Oscar Night

Look who stopped by the 2012 GBK Academy Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge on Oscar Night! Tinsel Korey! She portrayed the Makah Emily Young in the Twilight Saga films New Moon and Eclipse. She will be returning as Emily Young in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. I have read all of these books and have watched all the movies a thousand times. So… I am over the moon that she chose my journal to take a closer look at!