Sunday, December 02, 2012

SooVAC Pop Up Shop goods

The Soo Visual Arts Center (SooVAC) has opened a boutique for the holiday shopping season. It's at 35th and Nicollet near Pat's Tap (skeeball), Honeycomb Salon and B-Squad Vintage. The new Butter Bakery is one block south. Lots of parking on the street nearby. Nicollet is opened and the construction is over.

3506 Nicollet Avenue, 55408, through Monday December 24, Thursday-Friday from 4-8pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11-3pm. SooVAC MEMBERS receive 10%!

I just dropped off cards, magnets, pin-back buttons, small sculpture and eight-inch plates with friendly technology themes. A lot of these items have been or still are on my etsy site.

Peace Machine Dream Card

Rocket Santa card

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Banner for my booth

I've got a bunch of Rives Johannot (really thick paper with a toothy unsized feel) paper lying around and I used Sumi ink to draw the robots. I based the robots on some magnets I can see from the dining room table. I made some splatters to add a little life to the banner. This banner is 30 inches x 40 inches.

I LOVE Sumi ink.

Monday, October 22, 2012

HandmadeMN Fall Market 10/27/12 10 am - 5pm, 2916 Lyndale, Minneapolis

Handmade ceramic magnets about one to two inches wide on average.

Getting ready for my first art/craft fair. I am planning my table display, making a banner, deciding what to bring. Gotta fire up the printer and create some more art prints. Now where did I put those peace machine pinback buttons...

HandmadeMN Market Artists

HandmadeMN Fall Market
Shop Local. Buy Handmade.
October 27, 10 am - 5 pm
Ballentine VFW @ 2916 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Come join 45+ local artists and crafters offering handmade jewelry, knitted goods, clothing, baby items, toys, purses, stationery, wallets, and more!

Parking: The VFW has a free lot in back, lots of street parking, and there are convenient garages on Aldrich Ave.

Friday, May 04, 2012

HandmadeMN an etsy team

I love being able to sell my prints and things on etsy... One of the things that's nice about etsy is the way we group up into teams that share information and help each other out. So, I'm in an etsy team called HandmadeMN and they are having a big craft fair, Saturday May 5, in uptown at the VFW. I will go check it out and shop, but I'm not exhibiting in this one. I recommend it to all and buy some

Show Details:
WHAT: HandmadeMN Spring Market
WHEN: May 5, 2012   10am-5pm
COST: Free and Open to the Public
WHERE: James Ballentine VFW, 2916 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
          parking lot located at rear entrance to VFW, on Aldrich Avenue.

May 5, 2012
HandmadeMN Spring Market
Featuring Distinctive Made-in-Minnesota Items By Local Etsy Artists

Shoppers continue to seek out distinctive handmade merchandise for themselves, family members and friends.   HandmadeMN, a collective of Minnesotan artists, is excited to bring their handmade merchandise to the local market once again on May 5 where shoppers can buy handmade merchandise from over 45 juried artisans.  HandmadeMN artisans also sell their products on, the world’s largest online marketplace of handmade merchandise.  

There will be two floors of locally-made items including jewelry, paper goods, toys, clothing, photography, home d├ęcor, soaps, artwork, accessories, and more.

Over 350 Minnesota entrepreneurs are members of the Etsy collective called HandmadeMN, which is hosting its Spring Market at the Uptown VFW in Minneapolis on May 5.

The first 25 attendees will receive gift bags with handmade items from HandmadeMN members; in addition, a drawing will be held for two handmade gift baskets valued at over $150 each.