Friday, June 27, 2008

Earlier this month, Jan the lovely lady behind the fantastic blog Poppytalk, did an extensive interview with me HERE. It's one of my fav's I've ever done. Thanks Jan!

Also, Handmade Nation was mentioned in one of my favorite magazines Modern Painters, for the screening we did in Brooklyn a few weeks back. I'm pretty hyped about it!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn, 2008

6 days in the big apple is too much for this lady! Man, I don't know how you New Yorker's do it. So many people, places, sounds and hot summer smells.... ew.

The screening last Tuesday at Light Industry went fantastic, the heat in the gallery was stifling but a solid 60+ people stuck around for the 20 minute work in progress cut of Handmade Nation.

I have more news to share but have to go off to work tending bar.... SO, for those of you who haven't checked out our pictures from our trip they are all up on flickr right HERE.

More soon!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just arrived in the sweltering heat wave of NYC to find an email in my inbox from Sabrina Gschwandtner who is the curator of the "No Idle Hands" screening tonight at Light Industry. She passed along this little write-up in the New York Times about it that ran today.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Back from Atlanta. But only home for less than 12 hours until I'm off to NY for our screening of the 20 minute short at Light Industry tomorrow! Don't miss out if you are in the area!

Ooooooh DANG it was a hot one for the Indie Craft Experience! A whopping 95 degrees outside but people came in hords to shop from the fantastic selection of vendors at this years event.

Indie Craft Experience

Indie Craft Experience

Handmade Nation at Indie Craft Experience
Our table!

Jenny Hart at Indie Craft Experience
Look how cute Jenny Hart is in her new Stitchmouth mini crown!

The event was a blast and so was the pre-party at the new location of the Young Blood Gallery & Boutique where we did a screening of the 8 minute clip.

Watching the Handmade Nation trailer at the pre-party for Indie Craft Experience

Young Blood Gallery & Boutique

95 degrees in Atlanta.... the Highland Inn was fantastic.
I stayed at the Highland Inn, which was great- if you ever stay there on a weekend make sure to request a room that doesn't face the courtyard because it's super loud at night. My room faced the parking lot, but I got a heads up from Kurt.

Check out the rest of the pictures are HERE.
June Raffle ticket available online and at Renegade Brooklyn!
The June Raffle package is worth over $175 and includes:
  • Sew Bettie button ring kit
  • Honeydoux bon voyage locket necklace
  • 4 Sublime Stitching patterns
  • Happy Owl Glass Rooster Badge exclusive to Handmade Naiton
  • Matt Cipov Lioin print
  • Zeichen Press CD letter press mixpack
  • dang argyle mini butterfly pouch
  • The Pillow Book by Shannon Okey published and donated by Chronicle Books

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The May Raffle winner is:

Thanks for all the support, we are taking June off while we travel and will be back in July with a mega package!

Winner selected at random by the Random Number Picker
I want one!

HOLY awesome gift bags for our silent art auction raffle! This is what you will find in the bags we are giving away to the first 50 people who come to the silent art auction in Los Angeles!

Gift bags include work from: Apenest, Art School Dropout, Bubble Roome Soap, Cara Taylor Designs, Cursive Design, Dog & Pony Show Designs, EKRA Recycling Artist, Ex Libris Anonymous, Foxy & Winston, Handmade Nation, Happy Owl Glass, Matty 8080, Pearl & Marmalade, Poketo, Princeton Architectural Press, Supermaggie, The Great Lakes Goods and Zeichen Press.

Read more about the Silent Art Auction happening in Los Angeles on Saturday July 19th HERE.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Hot off the press!!!

These posters are hand numbered and printed in an edition of 100.
Lemon drop paper with chocolate shimmery ink, 19" x 19"

$12 each

The Craftifesto was written by Cinnamon Cooper and Amy Carlton who started the Chicago DIY Trunk show.

Illustrated by Kate Bingaman-Burt for Handmade Nation the book.

* Currently only available in person at craft fairs, but I will put them online shortly.

I will be in Atlanta, Brooklyn and SF in the next month.

A special thanks to Melissa of the little friends of printmaking who made this possible.