Sunday, September 27, 2009

Journal of Modern Craft

My first post as a guest blogger went up on the Journal of Modern Craft this afternoon. I am going to be popping in there through December. Check out the site, some of it is a little much for me on the heavy academia tip, but overall it is a great resource creating some fantastic discussion about craft today.

My first blog post on the Journal of Modern Craft

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Handmade Nation DVD for a holiday gift anyone?

This is a screen shot of the last steps of getting the Handmade Nation DVD to press! The final disc was sent out Tuesday to who will be releasing the DVD in November (for wholesale & retail purchases contact them)! My good friend Kate Bingaman-Burt of did the packaging design and it looks RAD!

This is one of the last steps in a now 4 year process, I am pretty dang hyped to be this close to holding a final copy of the DVD in my hand.....

New Orleans & Hamburg!

Sitting here in the French Quarter having my morning coffee before I head up the Delgado Community College for the first of two days of programing here in New Orleans. Today is programing for the students, however tomorrow there is a FREE screening open to the public at 6pm.

I haven't been here in about 8 years, it is really amazing to be back and see old friends and meet new people. I would like to extend a warm thank you to the Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. (Women In Search of Excellence) Women at Delgado Community College and the New Orleans Craft Mafia for sponsoring my visit. pssssst..... Listen for me on the radio tonight at 10pm

Information about the New Orleans screenings is HERE.
This is where I am staying for my visit here.

PLUS:: If you happen to be in Hamburg, Germany or know any peeps there, today Handmade Nation is screening at 8pm at lichtmess-kino.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Milwaukee Art Museum:: MAM After Dark

Handmade Nation was a part of the Milwaukee Art Museum's MAM After Dark Series last month. Since Milwaukee is home, I was really excited to have my film showing there.

The event was a smashing success with tons of hand's-on tables, dj's and my favorite was the weavers from the ABK Weaving Center.
MAM After Dark

MAM After Dark

MAM After Dark

Cortney Heimerl (co-author of Handmade Nation the book) was out with her new son Abe to sign copies of the book.
Cortney & Abe

A big thanks to everyone who came to the event and supported the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

September 1-3rd: Albuquerque, NM!

Hey New Mexico you can see Handmade Nation today & tomorrow at the Guild Cinema! Three screenings a day! Information here