Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Bag Empty - Cat Gone

I'm very excited that I can finally let everyone know about the big secret project that came up in September. I wrote a linocut tutorial for the second issue of Craft magazine and it will be out any day now! (Actually, subscribers should be receiving their copies any day and it will hit newstands on January 23rd. Subscribe here if you haven't already.) The theme for Craft:02 is Creative Copies and I can't wait to see all of the other stuff they've got in there. You've probably noticed from my earlier posts that I am a bit enamored with Craft, so to be able to write for them, about printmaking no less, is beyond exciting. I'm totally geeked about it! They're such a great group of people and the whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable.

The photo above is just one example of why you won't see anything but my hands in the article photos. ha! I have a tendency to close my eyes or make some other equally goofy face when having my picture taken. And by goofy I mean weird and frightening. But I feel good about posting this one on our blog. If I can't share embarassing photos with the whole internet then what's the point of having a blog, right?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Back Amongst the Living

Holy Smokes! I think the month of December gave new meaning to the word "over-committed." We're just now coming out of the fog of a whirlwind December and a much needed holiday rest.

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Bazaar Bizarre and stopped by our booth to say hi! We had a great time, met lots of wonderful new people (Tess and Heather from Vermin and Tess, the uber-talented Jaime Zollars, and the infamous Matt from Etsy, to name a few) and reconnected with some old friends too. (Hi Karen!) Lori from Hip Line Media did a fantastic job with Swap-O-Rama-Rama. All eleven sewing stations were busy the entire day. And kudos to Marshall, silkscreener extraordinaire, who came to LA just for this event. He printed like a maniac all day and barely had time to eat lunch!

One last thank you to all of our takes more work than you might imagine to put on events like the Bazaar and the Swap and we honestly couldn't do it without the generosity of like-minded folks who are all about promoting the DIY spirit. Thanks a million!