Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Staying warm with color

I am back in Milwaukee for a bit, unwinding & enjoying some serious home time.

I will resume Handmade Nation related travel in 2010 when I fly East for Portland, Providence, Belfast and Boston.

Until then, Happy Holidays and warm New Year wishes to all of you.

xo, Faythe

Friday, December 04, 2009

Northwest...home sweet home, well sorta.

I am currently sitting at my hotel in Bellevue, WA across the street from the mall where I used to go in 6th grade to by my BUM Equipment sweatshirts and ESPRIT tote bags. Driving past the entrance to the mall when we got in at midnight was a trip last night. I'm not sure if I would consider this a "full circle" type of a deal, but I definitely never thought I would be back in this suburb presenting my film at the Museum. I spent 6th-12th grade here, in the Eastside (across the lake from Seattle) but have been living in the Midwest for the past 10+ years. When ever I am here it instantly feels like home. Once you have the grey dampness of the Pacific Northwest in your bones it never goes away.

I am pretty excited that there are four screenings today around the country of Handmade Nation. Come meet me here in Bellevue or if you are in Allentown, PA or Santa Cruz, CA, and Rochester, NY there are shows there as well (details listed on the right sidebar). I'll be heading over to BAM around 4 to check out the programing:

Artist Demos, Film Screening, Director Talk
Friday, December 4, 2009 • 4 - 7:30 pm
4 - 6 pm: Free Artist Demonstrations from I Heart Indie Crafts
6 - 7 pm: Handmade Nation, film screening
Limited seating. FREE for members/$5 non-members
7 - 7:30 pm: Faythe Levine, Director/Artist Remarks

Demonstration Artists courtesy of
I Heart Indie Crafts
Wire Crochet
Naomi Kuritzky-Regan, Paddy Litvak Jewelry
Headband Wrapping
Jessica Slagle, Jessie Beans Accessories
Kay Tarapolsi, A Crafty Arab
“Plabric” making
Julene Foster, Bag to Bags
Children's Clothing from Recycled Garments
Christina Pezzner, Ricicli Kids
Sawatou Mouratidou, Sawatou Felt Design