March 2010

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Etsy Wednesday - Get Your Geek On 10 Different Ways

You definitely don't have to be a geek to enjoy these Etsy finds... but it helps!

Kick Starter of the Week: Trade School - pay with barter... not cash

How many times have you wanted to take a class, but you couldn't afford it? Trade School based in NYC has found a solution and wants to continue doing so, with your help.

Gotta See It: Derick Melander - Second Hand Clothing Sculpture

3,615 pounds. Three thousand, six hundred fifteen pounds. That's how much textile waste is created by New Yorkers every 5 minutes, and that's where sculptor Derrick Melander steps in.

Gotta See It: Derick Melander - Second Hand Clothing Sculpture

3,615 pounds. Three thousand, six hundred fifteen pounds. That's how much textile waste is created by New Yorkers every 5 minutes, and that's where sculptor Derrick Melander steps in.

I shot a conductor...

I had the extreme pleasure of shooting Mr. Damon Gupton while he conducted the Orchestra of St. Luke's. This was my first time doing anything like this and it was a blast!

Friday Feed Reading - Inspiration from my arts folder

I had so much fun highlighting some great stuff found via my feed reader last week, that I just had to do it again. Nothing like some quick inspiration to get you day going, right?

My brain is a barren rose garden...

Ive got a case of the I-just-don't-wannas. What do you do when you're feeling this way?

Etsy Wednesday - 10 ways to enjoy flowers... without actual flowers

Spring is in bloom! Why not surround yourself with flowers... Etsy style.

Kick Starter of the Week - Homespun: Modern Handmade

If you're an artist or art lover who believes in promoting the handmade, skip that Latte today and give it to the Homespun Kick Starter.

It's all over...

To those of you who are new around here, I am a theater technician. That's what I do to pay the bills. Plus, it's just a really fantastic job.

Happy Sunday! You're gonna wanna win these...

Every now and then I like to do a little roundup of Giveaways (usually of the Etsy kind) because who the heck doesn't like free stuff?

Holy crap...It's spring?

Spring is here and I'm going to spend this remarkably beautiful day indoors.

This week in the arts folder of my feed reader:

Take a gander at some of the incredible stuff I found in my feed reader this week!

Gotta See It: How to be a Retronaut

Every once in awhile you stumble across a blog you just can't get enough of. That's what happened to me and How to be a Retronaut.

Etsy Wednesday - Ten newly listed items!

Happy hump day everyone! Today's Etsy wednesday is focused on featuring items that were newly listed today. Get 'em while they're hot because I'm sure they won't last long.

Kick Starter of the Week: The Apology Line

This Kick Starter, The Apology Line, is a surprising and incredibly moving art project.

Where do I fit in?

I've spent most of my life thinking I was pretty normal. I mean, I'm different in a lot of ways from the masses (particularly the female kind), but for the most part I figured I fit in.

Gotta See It: Hitchcock Re-Envisioned

A must see, Laz Marquez redoes classic Hitchcock posters.

Gotta See It: Pooh Sticks by Lenny

This has got to be one of the most unique and imaginative photo collections I've seen in awhile.

Etsy Wednesday - Photography Five Ways

In celebration of getting a new machine and the ability to work on my photography again, I figured I'd better feature some Etsy photographers. I've been lucky enough to stumble upon some really amazing artists and share them with you. Enjoy!

Kick Starter of the Week: Saving a Piece of 1972

Pledge to this week's featured Kick Starter and help an artist keep a long term promise to his mother.

Greenlight Go! Finally back to 'work'...

Finally have the tools I need to get some work done and it feels amazing...

Happy weekend! 5 Super Simple DIY Projects

Try out these 5 super easy to do DIY projects around the home. Have a great weekend!

Gotta See It: Layer Tennis - It's on!

It's that time of year again...time for Layer Tennis!

Creative Block? 7 Helpful Resources

Check out these seven very helpful resources on how to battle that ever present creative block.

Etsy Wednesday - Fine Art in 5 Mediums

This week we're going to take a look at some of the fine artists on Etsy and just a small handful of the mediums they cover. Enjoy!

Kick Starter of the Week: Artist-Panhandler Partnerships

This week's Kick Starter is just to unique (and a little bizarre) to pass up.

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