For the first time ever we took a picture of everyone during GiftGift, which was awesome! This year there were 15 participants and some awesomely rad made gifts. We split our group into gendered gifts (which sort of worked) My favorites were the stuffed animals Erica Hill made, they were seriously awesome and the AMAZING masks made by one of our two newcomming Megans. Erica’s story behind her knitted menagerie was that her goal as a kid was to […]
I love the holidays. I think that is pretty clear, seeing friends and family, decorating, trees, lights, holiday events, holiday music, food traditions, you name it, I’m in. But my absolute favorite is making, wrapping and giving presents. Each year I give a mix of made and bought gifts with a heavy emphasis on making or buying local….with some basic limitations, I can’t for the life if me find locally made/sold reasonably priced men’s pajamas pants. So this year R and I […]
I love holiday decorating. LOVE IT. Its’ pretty much the lights, So lovely. This year we jumped on getting a tree right after Thanksgiving which i was super stoked about. This year’s tree farm was Vormittag Tree Farm- (yikes- Vomit-tag) It was pretty drizzley but we found a cute little scotch pine and R cut it down and hauled it up to the barn (picture proof below). After some wrangling to get the pretty bent tree upright we strung lights […]
This weekend Taylor and i collaborated on a booth for the UICA’s Holiday Artist Market. After months of planning what our booth would look like i was really satisfied with how the space looked. We used our summer tent as a frame and put up walls, hung holiday lights, decorated with greens and even had a pine smell wafting through the tent. Here are some pics of the display. […]
Dianne Caroll Burdick is one awesomely nice person. We run into each other vending at HAM each year, at tons of art shows and events around GR including the recent YNPN Leadership Awards. Last month we grabbed a coffee and had a chat. She was one of the first people to find out we had fully funded the #artmatters campaign. I wanted to say thanks to Dianne for the totally relaxing conversation and great story.