what an incredible experience! the venue was spacious, the vendors were super talented, and the crowd was abundant. it was a great way to officially kick off my holiday show season!
new trunk of new plushies!
a new basket of plushie paisleybirds! they each have names and stories 🙂
commonwealth press was my perpendicular neighbor repping pittsburgh with fun and contemporary tshirts.
check out this space! the show was at the david l. lawrence convention center right in the heart of town.
right across from me was this sweet giftwrap print station- check out those screens! the station was run by AIR- artists image resource.
i had purchased a card by L2 Design Collective in chicago- i wish i got one of these bagel cards!
some really phenomenal design by reconstructing ideas.
some playful letterpress prints from orange tabby press. gets me excited to use my own new press!
if you recall from my post about renegade chicago, i was SO excited to meet shawn smith of shawnimals fame. WELL- at handmade arcade, i got to meet another artist of kidrobot fame- heidi kenney of my paper crane! i was seriously so excited to get to chat with her. she told me about how she got started and how her partnership with kidrobot happened. thanks so much for being so friendly and down-to-earth, heidi! i love your work 🙂
so so so in love with these fabric swatches!
sloe gin fizz by nicole ray had some beautiful work, including these adorable bird stickers. i love her whimsical illustrations!
i also got to trade for and purchase some great swag. it was tough as i was manning my booth alone, but i managed to make it through the whole show and vend simultaneously. here are the goodies i got:
the truthful “butter is better” silkscreen print is by the husband and wife print team ReuseFirst. they were SUPER nice and i got to see them again in atlanta the following weekend! (that post is up next) the crying raincloud and aodrable little fortune cookie are both by heidi kenney/mypapercrane. i couldn’t resist! the hand colored etching is by my friend and fellow printmaker ellie taraborrelli– she was so gracious to let me stay the night in her home in western pa! i got to see her new studio space and meet her pup ernie. thanks so much for your hospitality, ellie!