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Have You Seen This? : Brook&Lyn

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I have never wanted to learn to weave more since seeing these amazing pieces by artist Mimi Jung: These beautiful works of yarn, copper, and sometimes natural elements (like palm bark and conifers) are all handwoven in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of New York’s Cooper Union, Mimi is a multi-faceted artist who has worked …

Have You Seen This? : The Sketchbook Project

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My friend recently took a trip to NYC with his family so that his 10-year-old daughter Soli could participate in The Sketchbook Project. The Sketchbook Project is an interactive art project with a community of over 75 000 people worldwide. ¬†Anyone can participate¬†by creating a sketchbook that will become part of the library’s archive. (photo …

Around Town : Exploring the Sanibel Shell Fair: 75th Anniversary!

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All year I receive the same question from avid crafters and collectors; what can I do or make with all of the shells I have collected on my vacation? To answer your question, I would like to share with you some of the photos I took at the 75th year of the Sanibel Shell Fair …

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Around Town : Tara Donovan

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This year for my birthday, my fabulous boyfriend (who just so happens to have an encyclopedic knowledge of all things contemporary art) took me on a tour of his favorite galleries in Chelsea. After what has felt like the longest, coldest, darkest, and snowiest winter on record, he knew I was in much need of …

Birds of a feather flock together

Photo Galleries : Birds of a feather flock together

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2009 was lush with crafting and homemade holidays. I gifted, and was given, more handmade treasures than ever before and for me it makes the year more memorable. I spent many nights making jewelry, crafting and sewing, leading up to Christmas and it was totally worth it! But the early bird catches the worm and …

Inspiration Board : felt

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Felt is hardly new. But since it is such an incredible material, I did think it was a good post to leave you with over our break. It has so many uses and aspects to it, that it may inspire you to think of it in a new way after all. Growing up in Germany …

Meet : Agnes Martin

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photo by Charles R Rushton Agnes Martin is hardly a new artist I’m introducing … but still I wanted to talk about her on this blog, since she is one of my most favorite painters ever. I very much remember the retrospective 1992 at the Whitney Museum in New York. I can’t even recall how …

Inspiration Board : Beautiful Punch Art

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It’s always such a treat to see what people create using our crafts products, and the age of the blog-o-sphere has really opened up the channels to find these people. Last week, I happened upon a Brooklyn-based photographer/street artist’s blog, Color-Me-Katie. Katie punched colored masking tape with our MSC heart punch and created this amazing …