I've been brewing some ideas here in junkprints land. The one that's on the top of my radar is a super strange funky laptop bag. I've just completed the pattern (yay that means that their will be more than one made 😉 and I'm working on the material combinations. this is the first one I made and it's like old Vegas meets bk hipster (not sure if in a good way or bad, but I've got a soft spot for shiny shit). These will debut in many fabric combinations at the BK urban Arts market on Sept 7th.
So Ya'll know about this lil polital thing called the Democratic Convention. You know, it's taking place in Denver and feakin' Shepard Fairey (Andre the Giant, OBEY) and a whole lot of other really amazing artists are gonna be in this show at Manifest Hope Gallery, in Denver. Here comes the dope part. I'M GONNA BE IN THE SHOW TOO (well my work will)! I was selected to participate and I am thrilled. If yer in Denver stop by for the opening, I'll be there grinning like a fool. The gallery’s going to have an amazing party with live performances by Death Cab For Cutie, Moby, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. To find out more go to www.manifesthope.com
Wow dudes this week has been a pretty crazy press week. My goodies were on The Good Morning America show this morning! We are such crack heads when I dusted off my TV and tuned in the first thing I thought was damn Martha Stewart has two shows now? Sorry Diane, it's been awhile. I must admit that it's super funny to have Diane Sawyer standing next to the Color Blind Glasses Tee.
Watch the show here.
BTW, See that cute penguin, that's all Sweetest pea. Check out her nifty toys.
As some of ya'll may have noticed, I have a tendency to write about things in retrospect. Believe it or not it is peculiar to to me to share my life so publicly and in real time, I know, pretty strange for a gal who takes tons of pics of herself wearing her own clothes...hey I'm still working it out. With that being said. I had an awesome time speaking with Bruce at the ACCs summer salon conversation. The fine folks at Etsy documented the whole thing.
Due to our society's general acceptance of functioning alcoholism, the liquor companies have exuberant budgets for marketing their beverages. Take if from me, an ex-Coors, Fosters, Molson, Bavaria girl. These companies pretty much paid for a good chunk of my education (along side family help and my usual hussels, I'll save that for another post). As much as I disdain folks selling folks things they don't need, I also have an admiration for clever marketing (I know that doesn't make alot of sense, but I'd rather fight the battle from within, ya dig?). This admiration combined with the persona of Kanye West is pretty much the recipe for greatness. One late evening I was riding the subway home and I saw this bill board that said 'Be Kanye.' I almost missed my stop tryna take a picture of the ad. I was laughing sooooo freakin hard, thinking WTF and yes I needed more info. So I googled it and just as I suspected it was a liquor company doing the campaign. See the great thing about the liquor companies is that they know they are gonna make buckets of cash and so they have to get rid of the money in a fun way so uncle tom doesn't do them in the ass, thus doing marketing, just for the kick of it. Those subway ads don't even say Absolute vodka. That's how hard core they are. They just figure goons like me will blog about it and then they don't even have to say their name in super expensive billboards cuz I just did and I don't even drink LOL. Well my pals i really do think you should check out the mock infomercials. They def made me laugh.
Yeah, those are my peeps. I guess it's just the way I roll. Just kidding 😉
On July 24th I'm participating in American Craft’s “Summer in the City Salon Series.” I'll be conversing with jeweler and writer Bruce Metcalf. The theme, or topic is "Connect/Disconnect” If you'd like to attend pls RSVP to David Shuford (firstname.lastname@example.org). The spots fill up fast so ya better get yer hustle on!
Check out this nifty blog post about it by Andrew Wagner on Design Sponge