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Paris In Motion

Paris In Motion (Part I) from Mayeul Akpovi on Vimeo.

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“Soda Tax”

Love the satire

Asheville Etsy Street Team

My crochet bezel necklace was a listing featured on the Asheville Etsy Street Team blog.

Check it out and other great WNC artists’ work here:

http://avletsy.blogspot.com/

Stitch Rock 2012!

I am a vendor the the 2012 indie craft fair STITCH ROCK in Delray Beach, FL!

I went last year as a shopper and am very excited to be showcasing and selling my wares.

This is my new banner I came up with for the special occasion.

Click it to check out the list of other vendors for the show.

Only a month away! And of course, I have a lot to do before then. Gotta finish up some projects, get packaging ready, swag ready and decide on my displays. I love lists…they help me stay focused and organized. I’m coming up with more ideas as I go. I working really hard to not follow through on all of them…trying to write them down for future projects.

Mario Paper

I really enjoyed this paper animation short. Hope you enjoy!

Sips, “sharing stories on the go”

Dan and I learned about a very cool project just taking off called “Sips”, an online publication “run by artists, for artists.”

It’s a quarterly that publishes several short stories and poems. The idea is to be able to enjoy a FREE short story or poem while sipping a cup of coffee. All you need is a device that can read a QR code and a bit of time to enjoy fresh work from independent artists. Here’s a video on how it works:

We met the faces behind the publication, Kristin and Tim, who explained the concept, the action and how to be a part of it. It costs $5 to submit 2 short stories, $3 to submit 2 poems.

I think this is a great idea for both artists and the public: it’s accessible to both. Free and convenient is language favored by the public. Everyone loves their little tech devices! So it’s pretty great that Sips is creating this supportive community through the use of the QR barcodes. It’s nice to see such codes link to art and books and not just another coupon to big box stores. It also feels like a wonderful and accessible opportunity for artists to venture into publication and exposure while not risking much monetarily. Sips also strives to give feedback to the submissions that are finalists; news that’s difficult to hear but the notes welcomed.

Learn more about the publication and read a something at the Sips website: http://sipscard.com/

 

 

Upcycled Necktie Necklaces

First, let me say that there seem to be so many different styles of ties in existence. That is one of my favorite areas to venture in the thrift store is the men’s section for ties. I don’t remember where I first saw a manipulated necktie necklace, but I was totally inspired to use some of the ties I had been hoarding.  And voila, here are some of the upcycled necktie necklaces.

I have to say how much I adore these necklaces! While at my recent craft fair, I had several interested people try a few of them on. It is well worth it. First, to show them how easy it is to put on. Secondly, to see how wonderful they look on people! What I loved the most was that everyone who tried them on, had a certain style and color that suited them. They weren’t universal. So, not only does no one have one just like you, but only you can pull certain ones off.