Thursday, January 15, 2009

This is the 200th post, I suppose that is some sort of milestone or something.....

Back from the West coast to below zero weather here in Milwaukee. It is BRUTAL. But I will say that it stayed light out all the way until 5pm today and that is a good sign!

I had a fantastic time in Seattle, Olympia and Portland and got to see so many old friends both crafty and from my pre-Handmade Nation life (Seattle is my hometown!). I am home for a week then it's off to Anaheim, CA for the Craft and Hobby Association trade show and then to Hamburg, Germany for a screening of Handmade Nation!

I posted a ton of photos from my trip but here are a few quick highlights:

The Anne Bonny
Spencer Moody owner of The Anne Bonny
Seattle: The Anne Bonney where my reading/screening was last week.

Sarah Utter in her studio
New work by Sarah Utter in her studio
Olympia: Artist Sarah Utter was my hostess in Oly and took me to her studio, Room 30 (below) where I got a new dress, a pizza spot for a terrific slice AND to her DJ night at Quality Burrito where you can get liquor mixed with home made Kombucha. I also squeezed in a signing at Orca Books that was great!

More Olympia....
Jenny Rose owner of Room 30 in Olympia, WA
Room 30 in Olympia, WA
Top: Jenny Rose the lovely owner of Room 30 a fantastic little boutique to check out if you are in the hood.

Kate Bingaman-Burt doing a Gocco demo at Powell's
Namita Wiggers curator at the Contemporary Craft Museum introducting me at Powell's
Portland: My book signing event at Powell's pretty much ruled. Susan Beal and Kate Bingaman-Burt did a gocco demo printing save the date cards for my screening in April. And Namita Wiggers, the curator from the Portland Contemporary Craft Museum, gave the most eloquent introduction to my talk. I had a fantastic time and could not believe that over 50+ people came (thanks to those of you who sat on the floor!)

More soon.......

1 comment:

Twiggymolly said...

Awesome to see out Made In oregon SIgn there!

WOuld you believe that I was the first handcrafted beaded jewelry artist there back in 1996? I still can't believe that when I went there, there was Zero beaded jewelry! How it has grown!