Thursday, July 12, 2007

Art vs. Craft (Midwest)

I'm posting a photo of some of my purchases from Art vs. Craft this last weekend. I drove an hour to get there, but it was worth it. I did about 5 laps around before I got up the nerve to introduce myself to some of the vendors. I especially liked talking to Krista from PaperedTogether! Her letterpress items are popular on blogs and at Etsy. I bought a set of coasters from her and a sweet little bird card. I decided I might start collecting bird cards. Why not!? Anyway, seeing all her stuff inspired me to send out for my first photopolymer plate. It's due here on the 16th. I ordered ink too. So I guess next week I test my new rollers and letterpress.

I also got to meet Nancy and Andy from Circa Ceramics. I've gotten to "know" Nancy via the Loco for Gocco Flickr group. She is really upbeat.

Speaking of Loco for Gocco. We are officially forming an Etsy Steet Team. I was asked to help with a logo so I stayed up late last night sketching. I will post an in progress mock up after I get a little feedback on it.

Today I had some more time to work on the logo & identity package I'm doing for local photographer Kate Huntington. She's going to shoot our family next month. I'm really, really looking forward to that as an activity. It will be interesting to see what her eye captures. As we nail down her logo I'll post that, too.

Above goodies are from Lisa/Artgoodies (the stuffed quail), Earthwork. in Milwaukee (the handstitched bowl) and the pin is from a Beth Eaton Pottery. Her stuff was really interesting. She presses textures and patterns into porcelain. Here's an article with a photo that highlights her ceramic panties. I really wish I had some for my bedroom wall.

Well, I must sign out to go make pasgetti dinner for the kids.

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