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December was crazy busy with shows- 4 shows in three weekends! The first weekend, I traveled to Jersey City for the Not Yo Mama’s Holiday Craft Show held at Art House Productions. The first day of the show was part of the city’s First Friday event and the second was a separate event. Here’s a photo of my setup:

my awesome neighbors (who are also from PA) were the husband & wife team of pop star crafts. check out their unique branch display with handmade star ornaments!

here are some other vendors whose work i really enjoyed:

these tiny crochet animals by studio llama llama bring a smile to everyone’s face.

it was a pleasure to meet and chat with fellow printmaker nicole poko of another husband & wife team of nightingale projects. i really enjoyed their work and setup!

love these cute little creature pins by fluffy goodness.

loved these pantone accessories by defenestration.

how fun are these pillows by ula nice?

i’m a sucker for moustaches! especially these by cheek & stitch.

the following weekend, i ventured to new york city (!!) for my first ever show there! i was a one-day participant in the holiday 2011 BUST magazine craftacular. it was at a great underground space in SoHo- check out the hall i was in:

the next day, i headed back to philly to participate in the holiday R5 production’s punk rock flea market. it was an incredibly successful show for me- although very very chilly in the flea market dome off of spring garden.

i eventually walked around and do some shopping. i got a sweet dr. dog silkscreen poster from illustrator max gordon. i really enjoyed black heart letterpress’ work and setup- they brought out their press for prints on site! this was one of my favorite cards of theirs:

i came home with this sweet card by kristin grossi:

i thought the catjawn! table was hilarious- here’s an image from their site:

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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.

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thank you SO SO much to everyone who came out for this past weekend’s Art for the Cash Poor 12 at the Crane Arts building in NoLibs! this was my best show to date and i’m very excited for what the rest of the year will bring 🙂 if you didn’t get to come out, i thought i’d share some photos from the weekend and of the work of some talented artists i got to meet! on the second day, this great organization called Rock to the Future performed for attendees- the nonprofit provides free music lessons to young adults in Philadelphia. they played some adorable renditions of bands like Muse and Blink 182:

day two, rock to the future students entertained the crowd.

nom! buttercream and caramel cupcake!

on both days, there were delicious food trucks everywhere. i got to chow down on some food from Guapos Tacos and indulge in these fantastic cupcakes from Jimmies Cupcake Truck! holy moly deliciousness.

a view of the part of the show in the Icebox at Crane Arts

i got to bring home these super ornate hummingbird giclee prints by mixed media artist Ilene Perlman– thanks so much for the swap!

this necklace is a photo of an adorable little house courtesy of the very talented Michelle Ciarlo-Hayes– she sells whimsical digital photographs and reproductions of polaroids in all sorts of forms- prints, necklaces, etc.

every year, i pick up a business card from this girl- this was the year i finally got one of her necklaces! a beautiful piece by photographer and digital artist Jen McCleary.

my table was across from Gretchen Miller, the designer for Dahling Accessories and i spent both days drooling over this bright and beautiful bag . . . so i went for it. i absolutely adore it 🙂 check out her shop for an assortment of well crafted purses and clutches.

not pictured is a matted photograph courtesy of Caterina Giordano, a super talented photographer and very friendly gal. i LOVE the colorful print from one of her journeys to Italy- but you have to click the link to find it.

thanks so much for stopping in! Art for the Cash Poor 12 concluded my spring/summer craft circuit in Philadelphia . . . I have one more show left called Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair in Jersey City on June 25th. after that, i’ll be back in the studio working hard on new prints and display fixtures for my table for the fall and holiday craft shows! also, i’m in the process of developing a groupon-esque deal with the website Heartsy– hopefully it will work out! and if it does, i will post info about it here and on my TWITTER (i’ve decided i don’t want to go the newsletter route just yet- if you want to be up to date, follow me on twitter or like me on Facebook :).

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hey friends!

it’s been a while . . . i owe you a big post about how awesome Art Star Craft Bazaar was and to show off some of the cool swag i got, but tonight is sadly not the night. (ALSO- if i met you at Art Star and said I would print a shirt in your size, I didn’t forget you!! more shirts are in the works) i’ve also been busy with some photo shoots . . . links will follow soon.

mostly, i just wanted to post a reminder about two shows i’m doing in june:

Art for the Cash Poor is one of my favorite Philly events-great food (HELLLOOO Guapos Tacos will be there this year!), flowing bevs (it’s sponsored by Philadelphia Brewing Company!), and a super selection of art! Info is in the right column.

Also, have you ever heard of Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair? Well, I hadn’t either, but I got accepted to this relatively young show in Jersey City at the end of the month. I’m excited to meet some new artists and shoppers!

be back soon with some cool snappers, new items in my etsy store, and possibly a show announcement?

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