| April 21, 2011 | 5:49 pm
Or the Momme and Poppe Shoppe.
Saturday the 30th from 10 to 6 you can find me doing my thing at Crafty Mart. I’ll be selling things from my Templeton Line, again. And adding a couple of new items for the men folk, as the theme is shopping for Mother’s and Father’s days.
And I will be having a special guest at my booth! My twelve-year-old Sister-in-Law, Emily, is an art prodigy. She’s going to be selling her own original art in coloring book form. I am so excited to be involved in the beginning of what is going to be a very bright artistic future for Emily. Her designs for the book have not been released yet, but here is a quick teaser of her talents.
See you there!
| September 28, 2010 | 4:07 pm
Remember Ghostbusters II when the guys were in the abandoned subways searching out ghosts? The venue for Ingenuity Fest reminded me of this. It was on the bottom level of a bridge which led into an underground abandoned subway area. The secret areas of the city were opened up to us for a little adventure, along with lots of bands, technology ideas, & art. I think this was their first time doing this, and I can’t wait to see how it grows since there was quite a bit of room for more activity.
| August 30, 2010 | 10:20 pm
After our Book Swap on Saturday, my family went to Art on the Square with Colleen and her family. There were quite a few craft vendors there, some food vendors (we had yummy wasabi sliders from somewhere, but I forgot the name. Sorry!) and live music on mulitple stages.
We were walking down the street, enjoying the weather, when I saw one of my favorite local Makers: Toony Jewelry. I keep running into Barbara and her wares ever since my first time vending at Oddmall where she was my booth neighbor. I have picked up, put down, and picked up and put down, etc. her jewelry a thousand times but had never been able to make a choice. But this time I was looking out for something craft-related and that made it so much simpler to decide. This necklace came home with me, and I must say, it love it.
| April 30, 2010 | 3:03 pm
I hope you’re planning to come to Musica tomorrow for the Mini Mart. I’ve got my both all set up in my living room to make sure that I fit into the allotted space, and it’s getting me all excited seeing everything all together.
Sculpture by Brittany Dell'Aglio-Mitchell
If you’re heading downtown already, please don’t forget to stop over in the Northside District to check out the Red Light Galleries which are open for the Akron Art Walk. My baby sister (OK fine, she’s graduating college with her BFA next weekend. I guess she can be a grown up now.) Brittany Dell’Aglio-Mitchell has an installment exhibiting in two rooms and you will love it, especially if you’re into fabric and fibers. Then you can head over to Musica for Mini Mart, which is down stairs from WE Gallery, also participating in the Art Walk.
Seeing two sisters’ art in one weekend sounds like a great idea to me. Make sure you tell us “hi” if you see us!
| April 12, 2010 | 9:45 pm
|May 1, 2010|
|10:00 am||to||5:00 pm|
Do you remember Crafty Mart? I do. It was by far the most fun craft fair I attended last year. The energy was high, the vendors were super talented, and the music was fun to bop to while we talked to the crowd. The other bonus… it was held at Musica downtown, and you could get a drink or two while you shopped.
Well I am so excited to be attending Mini Mart on May 1st, brought to you by the awesome J and J duo who put on Crafty Mart. Why is it called Mini Mart? Well, in order to offer a broader range of talent the booth space is half the size. That means you will get to see twice as many vendors in the same space.
I will be vending as Templeton Goods, and will bring along a pretty good stock of children’s shirt-dresses and rompers, aprons, baby shoes, and wool plushies. I can’t wait to see you there!
| February 2, 2010 | 10:00 am
|February 26, 2010|
|9:00 am||to||1:00 pm|
TED-Technology, Entertainment, and Design-is a yearly conference where the world’s leading thinkers & doers speak on ideas that are shaping our future. I’ve seen many of the talks online (most are absolutely insightful & amazing!), and just learned about the independently run TED event in Cleveland. I already ordered my ticket. But if you’re not in the Ohio area, here’s a list of TEDx events around the world.
Here are the TEDxCLE details:
Creators, catalysts, entrepreneurs, artists, technologists, designers, scientists, thinkers and doers.
At TEDxCLE, TEDTalks video and live speakers spanning topics such as health care, urban revitalization, art, and product development will combine to spark deep discussion and connection amongst speakers and attendees alike.
The Capitol Theatre
1390 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
Friday, February 26, 2010 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Share Cleveland innovation, development and positive change with the world.
Tickets for TEDxCLE can be purchased for $20 at The Capitol Theatre ticket booth or online.
| February 1, 2010 | 11:06 pm
|February 18, 2010|
|2:00 pm||to||4:00 pm|
I’ve got a date to teach my Journal Class coming up in the next couple of weeks. I’ve had a quite a few people interested in taking it so I want to make sure you all get the memo.
We’ll be at Craft Akron working on our handbinding skills on Thursday, February 18th, from 2pm to 4pm.
You can even sign up for the class online here. Isn’t that convenient? I’m really looking forward to the class, hope to see you there. Oh, and bring a friend!
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| January 28, 2010 | 10:25 pm
|February 20, 2010|
|1:00 pm||to||2:30 pm|
Lots of great items were brought to our first swap!
Clever Nesting is hosting our second Art Supplies Swap in February. Bring your art & craft supplies, books/magazines, plus anything else that may be repurposed or reused creatively. This is an opportunity to clear out unused supplies & get some new ones, plus network with other creatives. Extra supplies will be donated to local nonprofits.
Immediately following the swap, you’re welcome to participate in a handmade gift exchange. You’ll share your creative work & take home a gift as well. All you need to do is bring an original handmade item with your contact info included.
Event Info: Saturday February 20 1-2:30pm at Craft Akron. Cost is $5 which covers refreshments & room rental.
| January 19, 2010 | 11:59 pm
Considering my baby girl’s due in early April, we’re looking for a couple guest bloggers to write posts and/or tutorials for a few weeks while I’m adjusting to life with two kids. It’s an opportunity for you to gain blogging experience, exposure for your work, and to reach new readers. Plus, it’d be a privilege for me & Devona to get to work with you as well! If you’re interested, let me know a little about yourself and what you’d like to write about and email me at Colleen@clevernesting.com.
| January 14, 2010 | 9:29 am
If you care about good design in what you create and what you purchase, you must see the film Objectified. It’s part of the design trilogy that began with Helvetica, and is specifically about manufactured items and the processes of making good design decisions. It teaches us to think about the objects we use each day. Why do we use them? Do they add value to our lives? What were the designers thinking when they created them? Do they care only about money or will they think long & hard about the users’ needs? And, are they thinking sustainably?
No only does this film push me think critically about the design, value, and sustainability of what I buy, but also about the items I create. I don’t want my life cluttered with wasteful junk and short-lived objects destined for the landfills. I think it’s great to spend our time, money, and resources on things that are of greatest value.