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This year has been a whirlwind- I can’t believe the holidays are just a few weeks away! exit343design took a bit of a backseat over the summer while I tended to things in my personal life (eight weddings, moving, etc), worked on a couple of time consuming freelance projects for friends (wedding invitations!), and worked on adjusting to the 9-5 life (first time ever in my life!) . However, I’m BACK. And I’m kicking off my art show season THIS SUNDAY  by returning to the the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market at the Historic Roebling Machine Shop (675 South Clinton Avenue) from 10-5pm. Here’s the official poster with all of the details:

2014 Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market

The weekend before Thanksgiving, Yardsale Press and I are headed up to Kingston, New York to be first time vendors at the Hudson Valley Hullabaloo, an event organized in part by our friends at Wishbone Letterpress. I’m not going to lie- I’m pretty pumped to be a part of this show! As makers themselves, the organizers have really come up with an excellent event for all ages. In addition to 50+ artists and craftspeople, there will be a photobooth, a Tintype photos (!!!), a DIY gift-wrap station for dressing up your purchases, plus booze + snacks from local vendors. Hootie hoo! We’ll be there both days (Saturday, November 22nd + Sunday, November 23rd) at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center in Kingston, New York. The event runs from 10-5 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday. Here’s the official poster with all of the info:

Hudson Valley Hullabaloo

 As of right now, I’ll have two weekends off (Thanksgiving and the following weekend) and then it’s back-to-back shows in Philadelphia. The weekend kicks off on Saturday, December 13th as a returning vendor to Crafty Balboa in South Philly! It’s been a while since I’ve been back and I’m pretty pumped to be a part of such a talented group of vendors! The show is at the SS Neumann Goretti High School at 1736 South Tenth Street in South Philadelphia from 11-5pm. The first 50 customers get a free tote bag filled with goodies and handmade swag!


The next day, Sunday December 14th, I’m headed across town to vend at the ever-popular R5 Punk Rock Flea Market. It’s held twice a year at the THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET-DOME at 461 N. 9th St. in Philly. It’s held the whole weekend, but with different vendors each day. Come see me on Sunday from 10-5pm!

Philadelphia Punk Rock Flea Market

My final show of the season is a particularly exciting one this year- I’ll be running my own three-day pop-up shop at the Voorhees Town Center in Voorhees, New Jersey! It’s called ‘Shop Up Pop Up’ and it’s a unique event that’s running from November 14th up until the weekend before Christmas (the weekend I’ll be there!). I’ll be setting up shop with all my standard exit343design gift-able goods, but since the space will allow it, I’ll be bringing along some extra special products that don’t normally make the rounds with me! In addition to my work, I’ll be splitting the space with The Chocolate Clinic, a vendor who markets themselves as a ‘chocolate curator’- I mean come on, I’m sold already haha.

So PLEASE come see me at the Voorhees Town Center at 2120 Voorhees Town Center in Voorhees Township, NJ. I’ll be there for three days holding down the fort on:

Friday, December 19th from 6-9pm

Saturday, December 20th from 3-9pm

Sunday, December 21st from 12-6pm

Shop Up Pop Up

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hey all! i’ve been going out of my mind trying to balance the studio, holiday, day job, and wedding freelance that i’ve been neglecting my blog 😦 sorry for missing treasury tuesday this week- i’m hoping to have one ready to rock for next week!

the next three weekends are show craziness. my entire schedule is in the right hand column of my blog. this coming weekend, i’m kicking off the holiday season in North Carolina at the iamarket in Fayetteville on Saturday, December 1st. the next day, i’ll be in Asheville for The Big Crafty. that week, i’ll be visiting family and friends in the region before i head up to Pittsburgh to be a returning vendor at the amazing Handmade Arcade. i’ll bust a move immediately after to be back in Philadelphia for the Punk Rock Flea Market on Sunday, December 9th. the third weekend, i’ll be back to West Philly for another edition of Go West! Craft Fest, this time at the Rotunda. while i’m there, some of my work will be at a pop-up shop in Manayunk from Friday, December 14th through Sunday, December 16th.

anyhow, that’s a whole lot of holiday shopping opportunities! i’ll definitely have a lot to write about after the holidays- hopefully i’ll even be able to catch up on the posts i’m behind on now! here are a couple quick updates before i get back to packing for the week:

1. The Hurricane Sandy fundraiser was a great success! Although I do have a couple of tote bags left. Upon my return from Pittsburgh, I will make an official announcement as to how much was donated!

2. I have been working slowly but surely on a couple of new items. This season, I’m debuting some buttons!

3. I visited West Virginia over Thanksgiving to see my family and came home with a cute rescue kitty! Her name is Mugsy and she will not stop purring 🙂

that’s it for now- i hope to see you at a show over the next few weeks!

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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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Hey all-

Just some quick updates so you know I haven’t forgotten about you!

This holiday craft season has been a whirlwind- first Handmade Arcade in Pittsburgh, then Indie Craft Experience in Atlanta and in a about an hour, I’m heading up to Jersey City for the Not Yo Mama’s Craft Fair: Holiday Edition that runs tonight and tomorrow at Art House Productions! I’ve been photographing awesome stuff every where I go and have been meeting such awesome vendors! I cannot WAIT to write about them all- I have a running list of entries to write (including Chicago in September- eek! all those weddings took over my life for a while).

If you take a look on the right, you’ll see what shows I still have coming up- including the BUST Magazine Craftacular in NYC on Saturday, December 10th (it’s a two day affair, but I’ll only be there Saturday!) and the R5 Punk Rock Flea Market in Philadelphia on Sunday, December 11th- two events that I’ve never participated in before! I’m pretty excited.

Also, the last weekend before Christmas, I’ll be a vendor at Crafty Balboa on Saturday, Dec. 17th at the Broad Street Ministry. I just took a look at the vendors who will be there this year and WHOA- Amy outdid herself with awesome-ness. Seriously though- there will be some top notch vendors that you really shouldn’t miss. AND, if you’re one of the first 50 people there, you get a free swag tote bag! BOOYA.

In other news, on Thanksgiving, I discovered my studio was filled with about 6 inches of water due to sump pump failure. I had kept a lot of stuff off of the floor, but I still had to throw out boxes of supplies, cardboard, paper, fabric, etc. Anyhow, perhaps it was the impetus I needed to clean everything up- so now, my wonderful boyfriend and I have begun completely repainting the walls in hopes to reduce the awful humidity I was dealing with in the summer. The painting/sealing process has slowed down new work creation for the time being, but I hope to be back in full swing in January!

Hope to see you this holiday season 🙂


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so the weekend after art star was a busy one for me. on saturday, i photographed another South Philly wedding- this time it was the union of Peggy and Angelo. it was definitely a lively bunch of family and friends! this is the second time i’ve worked a wedding where Jeanette Ivey did the makeup- and i was equally as blown away at her talent as i was the first time around. if you’re in the market for any type of professional makeup application services, check out her company Ivey Artistry. anyhow, here’s some preview pics of the bride and groom:

clowning around with the best man and maid of honor.

peggy and angelo looking glam.

the following day, my photography partner Gary and I worked our first engagement session with my friend Jerry and his fiancee Kristin. we stayed local, hitting up Mason’s Mill Park/Safetytown and Pennypack Park. you can see all of my images on my flickr. OR, even better- you can see the full set by both Gary and I on our Mizfam Facebook page– like us!

after the engagement session, i headed down to R5’s bi annual Punk Rock Flea Market to say “hey” to my friend Bryan and his gal/dedicated art show helper, Hilary. did you check out his work yet?! i hope so! (see my links- his company is Yard Sale Press) this is one of my favorite prints by him- it’s hanging in my studio:

i wandered around and soaked up all the hipster bullshit . . . and bought some seriously awesome jewelry from Overdue Industries. looking at their website, they only really feature the upcycled journals they make- but their jewelry is afforable and super unique. here’s some crappy iphone photos of my new accessories!

i also really loved this print by dan gneiding of grayhood– but i ran out of cash from buying the jewelry haha. whoops!

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