a big thanks to the ladies who organized this year’s Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair and the great bunch of artists and shoppers in Jersey City for making this past Saturday a great day! this was my first time as a participant and it went very smoothly. i thought the venue was pretty cool- smack in the middle of tall buildings in Jersey City:
my friend and helper Rachael and I spent the day soaking up the sun, oogling adorable dogs, and chatting with customers and neighbors. there were a couple of food trucks on hand- we both got delicious crepes from Lucinda Creperie. their chicken florentine crepe was phenom, and we finished it off with a s’mores dessert crepe- yum! (i also got some delish old bay steak fries from Mamma Marci)
there certainly was a wide array of art vendors at this particular event and i got to meet/swap with some super talented ones:
this image transfer on wood piece was so beautiful, i couldn’t resist. it has such a nostalgic feel to it and reminds me of driving around jersey and getting lost on purpose. thanks so much to Melissa Cacioppo of Birdbrain Projects for swapping with me!
i saw this little winter cardinal friend and had to come back for him! upon my return, i chatted with his creator Laura Fisk of fisk&fern and we really hit it off. turns out little Bert is printed on my favorite printmaking paper of all time (the ultra luxurious Magnani Pescia Paper in Light Blue) and that Laura knows my friends Brainstorm! we swapped and she took home my squeegee print– so glad it went to a screenprinter’s home 🙂 best of luck in Austin, Laura!
one of my booth neighbors was Heather Wells of Bright Lights, Little City– she had a great array of unique items, from lamps to origami to hair accessories. i fell in LOVE with this metal floral head band. turns out, they are vintage gold plated flowers that her grandmother designed way back when . . . now Heather revamps them into one-of-a-kind adornments. awesome!
anyhow . . . NYMCF was my last definite show of the summer. i *might* do an event on July 31st in NoLibs, but it is 10 hours long and i don’t know if i have it in me to sit by myself for that long (any friends want to join me? get at me haha). unfortunately, the Heartsy coupon deal didn’t work out this time around- but when one door closes, another opens: I got accepted to Renegade CHICAGO! ahhh! i honestly didn’t think it would happen, so i am thrilled 🙂 it is in september, so between then and now i will be working hard to revamp my booth setup for *hopefully* the final time and come up with some great new prints!
did i mention i jumped on the bandwagon and started printing on French Paper? so excited! this opens doors to larger editions and even MORE paper color variety in the long run. of course, i’ll still have some prints on BFK, etc- i still love tradition. here is one of my new prints on French Paper:
this is actually a revamp of an older print- now it is more layers and an easy size for framing! you can purchase it from my etsy righttttttt . . . HERE.