Feelin' Crafty

Archive for September, 2010

Crafty Network

Blue House

Tuesday night I gave my talk about the Craft Show Scene at Blue House. The turnout was light, but the conversation was amazing. It is such a great feeling to find a connection with other crafters. One of the things we discussed is the difference between the old and new guard in the craft show world. That those new to the scene seem to be more suited to sharing their knowledge and banding together to help each other. With some of the old guard it seems to be more isolated. Not that you need to give away your trade secrets, but having a strong craft community helps us all. That is why I love living in an area where places like Blue House and groups like Flint Handmade and Handmade Detroit exist. Whenever people try and talk down the Mitten State I use these as an example of Michiganders changing the state on a local level. Yes, the state has economic problems, but people are still out there supporting local artists. Which to me that means that there is hope.

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Goodnight Moon

On a treasury making kick these days. I enjoy picking a theme and doing my best to find the perfect items to fill it up. It helps me when my muse is taking a break.

Here is my latest effort…

‘Goodnight Moon’ by chicalookate


Eerie Cemetery Prin…

$33.00

Dark Goth Girl Art …

$7.50

NIGHT RAVEN fine a…

$15.00

Night Train – 5 x 7…

$11.75

Burning sky – Tree …

$25.00

Late Night Symbiosi…

$20.00

THE MOON BEARER–si…

$16.00

ERBACK SURREAL FINE…

$40.00

balloon. 12×12 fine…

$45.00

starry tree…origi…

$15.00

Crescent Moon Over …

$35.00

Copper leaves under…

$26.00

Fine Art Photograph…

$26.99

Midnight Meeting 11…

$59.99

NIGHT GOWN – Abstra…

$15.00

GoodNight Full Moon…

$20.00

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Love

Love


Birthday Wishlist

My birthday is next month and since people tell me I am difficult to buy for (which I completely deny) I decided to help make it easy on everyone and create a list to help make it easy for everyone. 🙂 There was still a lot left on my list so I may have to make a few more before the big day.


Ceramic Blueberry T…

$65.00

Happy Cloud

$15.00

hungarian rhapsody …

$

You Look Silly, Pap…

$25.00

Libras are Balanced

$32.00

Follow the Leader

$30.00

Hiaku Leaves – enam…

$46.00

My big carrot – Ori…

$30.00

Library Ladies- Ope…

$

Sea Urchin Collecti…

$57.00

Lush – 11×14 Print

$40.00

THREE – Bliss Soy 1…

$36.00

Zooguu Monster Plus…

$60.00

POST-A-PLATE (Big) …

$28.00

Library Gal / print

$20.00

Turquoise Blue Gent…

$65.00

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Fall Harvest

Pumpkin Pile

Autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors, the smells, the air. Fresh Apple Cider and donuts have to be one of the best things on earth. One wouldn’t think that 15 miles would make a difference, but in Michigan it is enough to go from a nice sized college town to farm country. I pass by several Farm Stands/Shops on my way home from work. Often I neglect to stop at these stands because I just don’t tend to cook and the food goes to waste. One of my goals is to start cooking more…. I am not going to go crazy, but maybe once or twice a week to start.

Alexander

So, yesterday I stopped by Alexander’s to check it out. They have bins and bins of pumpkins and other produce.

Albino pumpkin pile

Gourds make me laugh… they are so bumpy and misshaped.

Gourds

Very Large Gourds

Squash is just fun to say…

Striped Squash

I didn’t get any pumpkins yesterday, though I might go to a U Pick place next weekend to get one. There were tons of jellies and jams that I want to go back and pick up. I walked away with a couple varieties of plums and a box of ginger chew cookies. More produce next time… and I won’t let it go to waste.


Round Up

Had some photos to put in to posts earlier, but time go away from me. So here we go…

Loved the color of these flowers and the bees seemed to enjoy it too.

Bee!

This little guy is made by my friend Jen. She crochets some of the cutest little amigurumi figures. I just had to have this Alien.

Alien Man

Went to the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market a couple weeks ago and picked up this beautiful bouquet of flowers. Just looking at it made me happy!

Farmer's Market bouquet

Become yourself…

Never change

Over the next few days I will be getting ready for the Kerrytown BookFest. Lots of notebooks to be made. I also need to get some coasters ready and photos matted. I think I can make it.


Inspiration

A little inspiration to help get me motivated today.

‘Create and Inspire’ by chicalookate


Make something good today in…

$25

Make Time for Your Art (5×7 …

$8

Splattered Artist Brushes – …

$20

Art Blox

$8

Create- 8×10 hand-cut text F…

$30

Create…. 8x 8 print on woo…

$36

Create – Make Art Every Day …

$15

Live Love Laugh Inspire Crea…

$27.95

CREATE, found objects series…

$7

Follow Your Heart Sign Throu…

$9

Happiness digital print

$15

To Be Brave – 8 x 10 paper p…

$20

Be a Good one – Abraham Linc…

$12

A Beautiful Thing – 5 x 7 Ty…

$12

Handmade Glass Pendant with …

$15

Sing Out loud Every Day – La…

$39.99

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