I had the pleasure of a leisurely breakfast this morning with my husband. We went to a great little breakfast spot called OverEasy. On our walk to the restaurant we saw the beautiful handiwork of a stealth crafter. I love this stuff.
Public displays of crafting make me smile — a great way to start my day. Happy crafting.
If you don’t know about Lark Crafts, you’re in for a treat. They’re a respected institution in the large, vibrant crafting community of Western NC. Located in Asheville, Lark Crafts is a creative publishing group focusing on needlearts, jewelry making, and a lovely, more general category they call “Craft Your Life”!
I had a great time talking to Lark Crafter Beth Sweet when she interviewed me about The Makery for their blog this week. Take a look at the interview — what do you think of the spiffy new photo of the Sister Team they used?
We have some exciting news about one of Sister Team member Brita Nordgren Wolf’s projects, Sunshine Soup (adorable name, right?) — one of their designs is featured in the March issue of Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine!
A piece from their Happy Farm Animal Parent and Child series was included in the magazine’s “Stuff We Love” spread on page 22, which had a lion and lamb theme.
Sunshine Soup is a collaboration between Brita and her partner Nicole Pond, and they make cheerful and modern art prints for children and families. Here is how they describe their project:
“Sunshine Soup has created a new line of original artwork designed for the modern family. Inspired by our mutual love for nature and our growing families, our designs are wholesome, modern and fun. These pieces are perfect for a baby’s nursery, child’s room, playroom or virtually anywhere in a happy home. We have consciously created artwork with a deeper message of love, respect and a positive attitude about life. Our desire is to inspire smiles on the faces of young children and the young at heart.”
You can check out more designs and news from Sunshine Soup on their facebook page, and their Etsy site. Enjoy!
We would like to keep folks posted on shows, exhibits and happenings around North Carolina.
Today we’re featuring Erin Fussell’s show Twenties: Decade in Polaroid, 1999-2008 an exhibit in Asheville, NC at the Asheville Artery. It is on display now until February 25th. While haling from Oregon, Fussell has made Asheville, NC her home for the past 7 years.
Here is the show description from the from the Artery website:
In 1999, the year Erin Fussell turned twenty, she bought a Polaroid camera second-hand. Polaroid stopped making the instant film in 2008, the same year she turned twenty-nine. The immediate, alluring Polaroid film parallels a twenty-something experience—that wild spontaneity with changing responsibility; of losing and creating relationships, habits and ideas. A turbulent, emotional experience is translated visually through scratches, ink and other imperfections left on the image. Imperfections prove the only copy of the image was made in the moment and carried through time. These images, taken in several states, both physical and mental, pay tribute to the Polaroid and the fabulous, rollercoaster time of young adulthood.
Taking yourself on an “art date” is one of the best ways to keep your creativity flowing and this exhibit will not disappoint. Check it out if you’re in the area, and if you’re not take a look at Erin’s website for a virtual “art date”.
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