Small Business wrote up a list of top notch places to shop locally in Brooklyn this holiday season, featuring some of my suggestions from my beloved borough.
For your last-minute gifts, peruse the full list, 10 Great Places in Brooklyn to Shop Local for the Holidays.
I’ve been a fan of BUST Magazine since I was a teenager, so when they reached out to me for a profile piece for their online Meet Your Maker series, I jumped at the chance!
Read the full interview for my thoughts on eyeballs, small business, and my current inspirations.
Photo by Jessica Marquez.
Crafty holidays to you! I’ve got a busy month of DIY classes kicking off this weekend. Check out the line-up below, and I hope to see you at one of my sessions.
Stamp Carving + Holiday Cards Workshop
Learn how to carve your own rubber stamps make a set of festive holiday cards.
Pom Pom Workshop
Join my craft group for a festive pom-pom-a-thon! For this month’s Greenpoint Hand Skills workshop local artist, designer, and author Sarah Goldschadt will teach us how to make pom pom ornaments and pom pom garlands to celebrate the season in cozy style. Be sure to check out her craft new book on the topic, called Pom Poms!
This free all-levels craft workshop is open to all, and donations to support continued programming are welcome. Materials and tools will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share, or yarn from your stash.
No-Sew Felt Chain Garlands Workshop
Drawing inspiration from the traditional holiday craft, we’ll make cheery and colorful holiday with nice wool felt that can be reused from year to year (or kept up all year round). I’ll teach you a clever and quick way to make these garland using just felt and scissors, no sewing needed! All skill levels are welcome.
Four eyes forever! You’re invited to the opening of a compendium of brand new paper cut pieces celebrating eyewear from my time as the artist-in-resident at Alphabet City in Auckland, New Zealand.
• Where: Alphabet City, 71 Mt. Eden Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland
• When: Friday, November 1 from 6-8 p.m.
Please do spread the word to Kiwi friends!
“If you’re smart, don’t be a fool wasting your time being a genius.”
For more wisdom from my interview with the knitting superhero herself read the full interview on the Etsy Seller Handbook blog.
Makeshift Society is coming to Brooklyn! I love the concept of their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a creative tool library at their sunny new space.
And, oh hey, can you spot me in the campaign video?
You’re invited! Come on by the Fowler Project Space on Friday to see the new show that features three new papercut pieces made by yours truly.
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 13 from 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Sept. 13 - Oct. 7, 2013
Exhibiting Artists: Elana Alder, Ranya Asmar, Cameron Bishop, Robert Bruderman, Calum Craik, Abby Duncan, Elizabeth Grammaticas, Tom Henry, Lucia Hinojosa, Chris Hood, Zenia Jaeger, Tommy Kwak, Aaron Maier, Sean McElroy, Kate Nielsen, Yuko Oda, Nicole Savoy, Wade Schaming, Julie Schneider, Candice Strongwater, and James Vanderberg.
Fowler Project Space is pleased to present All Together Now, an exhibition of talented artists from the studios that form Fowler Arts Collective investigating what it means to work in a collective today. The work presented in All Together Now is self-revelatory and aims to give our audience and ourselves a better understanding about what we make, why we make it, and how working in a shared space might influence our work. Artist-run collectives and galleries are an important part of the art-world ecosystem in New York City. Perhaps in reaction to more commercially driven “white-box” galleries, artist-run spaces offer artists an alternative, more self-directed path to making and showing work while figuring out how to survive this city. By choosing to present individually created work in the same collective space, this exhibition considers whether the work we present exists in some collective consciousness. We ask how this space binds us together or keeps us separate.
Please join us for the opening reception of All Together Now on Friday, Sept. 13th from 6-9pm. The opening takes place during a neighborhood wide event, Greenpoint Gallery Night, during which 12+ galleries will hold receptions during the same late hours.
* photograph by Philippe Halsman, “Aquacade,” 1953