Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Art Attack retrospective

So, Art Attack was super fun! My fellow Jersey City Craft Mafiosa, Emily August took some lovely pictures of the event. As you can see, we had some really fantastic vendors.

I purchased some goodies from:
Honestly though, I found something I loved from pretty much every table there.

For instance, this Shobha Ohal necklace made from old prayer cards should really be on my neck. (I hope my husband reads this so he can surprise me with it):

And the customized shoes from Red Delicious Things are out of control:

Everyone I talked with was so nice. I had some fantastic conversations with Amy from Modern Atlier, Miriam from The Hand of Fatima, the folks at M.A.D. Studios and several members of the DC Craft Mafia.

You know what? Why don't I just give you a full list of our amazing vendors in case you missed out:

Laura Schaffnit

Spy Girl

In other news, I just ordered a dress form and can barely contain myself.


Saturday, April 25, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Art Attack Arsenal

I have been a busy bee in preparation for the Jersey City Craft Mafia's maiden voyage, Art Attack which will take place this Sunday!! We are beyond thrilled to have a BUST sponsorship for the event as well as a collection of some of the hippest vendors in the Garden State and beyond, including members of the DC Craft Mafia.

I'll leave you with pictures of my latest collection which will be featured at Art Attack and of course on my Etsy shop.

Want more information? Feel free to visit or email me for specifics!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Morristown Armory Craft Market

A while back, my friend Kate told me about the Morristown Armory Craft Market, which she swears this is her favorite craft event of all time. When she invited me to come along this past weekend, I couldn't resist.

We were lucky enough to have free guest passes from vendors Kate had purchased from in previous years so we glided by the admission area like VIPs. I was impressed as we walked through the doors. It was clear that we were in the presence of career artisans. Below are three artists who I felt were especially memorable.

One of the first booths we stopped at was Margaret Wozniak's. I was immediately touched by the gentle, whimsical element of her work. My favorites were her Pegasus pieces whose kind gazes and soft features immediately transported me back to a feeling of comfort and elation reminiscent of childhood.

Another artist of note was Greg Stones. We were first drawn to the rich color and detail of his watercolors which were done on an incredibly intricate scale. However, we were particularly delighted at the deliciously twisted sense of humor portrayed in his paintings. We actually burst out laughing several times. Penguins, sheep, zombies, aliens - need I say more?

Finally, Hilary Greif's designs showcased vintage found items crafted into unique jewelry pieces. We fell in love with a pendant featuring a pristinely intact garter button from the early 1900s. I also enjoyed her re-purposed Lenox pieces so much that I bought one for myself!

When I came home, I accented the pendant with a freshwater pearl and a glass flower bead to create this necklace - which I've been wearing constantly since the show!

In other news, I invite you to stay tuned for updates on what I've been whipping up for the Jersey City Craft Mafia's maiden voyage - Art Attack in Jersey City!
I am truly excited about being a part this event. More to come!