Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
From and Philly Etsy and Mew Gallery:
What is Craftadelphia!, you ask? It’s a combination craft fair/trunk show. Its inside and outside. It’s all the hand made goodness your little hearts can handle all at once! Craftadelphia! is a sale featuring art, independently designed and produced items and tons of handmade delight.
Featured artists & designers:
MWM Designs- jewelry made w/ semi-precious gems and natural materials
Nicole Carey- clothes, jewelry and more made from new/upcycled materials
Botodesigns- robots and a plant on canvas, dolls, pins, t-shirts and more
Bijoux by Allison- handcrafted gemstone and vintage jewelry
Becky Augustine Jewelry Designs, LLC. - jewelry for everyday wear
Grace Christie - sophisticated adornments to get you out of those sweats
Ahlen Moin- science fiction artist and writer
Tremundo - handbags made from new, recycled and unique materials
Erin Carey- live music
Saturday, September 20 from 11-4PM
Mew Gallery @ 906 Christian Street
Subsequent dates: 10/11, 10/18, 11/22 & 12/6
Their English was adorably awful. The organ player, Yocci, was the host. She had a cheat-sheet with her speeches but in the spirit of spontaneity she put it away and used two phrases for the rest of the night "Drink beer!" and "Congratulations!"
Needless to say, the crowd loved them and I did too.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
We met some cool katz that set up a booth selling fun Japanese toys and yummies. One of them it turns out had been a teacher in Japan. He now works for a flower shop called Chansonette, 201 South Union Street.
We took a little stroll down to the shop and immediately fell in love with everything there. The shop is tiny but the flower arrangements and eclectic decor is magnificent. We must have played in there for almost an hour. We all ended up leaving with bags of flowers, plants, Japanese candy and toys.
In conclusion, I went to the Mushroom Festival hoping that I would find a new mushroom that would end my long history of mushroom hating but I was unsuccessful. The upshot is that I had a blast, ate delicious non-mushroom items and can add Kennett Square to my short distance getaways list.
Check out the rest of my pics from the Festival here.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Though the show is small, taking up one room on the lower level of the museum, the artwork is big in scale and ingenuity. Human forms, animals, skeletons and more are meticulously constructed out of colorful lego blocks. The overall aesthetic of the art is that of an 8-bit video game, which makes some of the more somber pieces seem less gloomy.
To complete your LEGO art experience, be sure to check out the LEGO play room next door to the exhibit. Click here for more photos of the show.
The show runs until November 30. For more info visit: americanswedish.org
Sam, Amy and I attended the Philly Car Share Drive-In Movie Series at Starr Garden on Wednesday, August 27th. The event was small and lovely, there were prizes, giveaways, a few local artists selling their crafts, and free yummy popcorn and refreshments to go around!
The feature that evening was The Goonies. But the main event were very adorable but incredibly annoying children running around in the dirt creating strong winds of dust that descended upon all of the movie goers.
They were eventually stopped by their parents (20 minutes later) and the remainder of the night was spent enjoying The Goonies....
... and coming up with creative ways to stay warm on that particularly chilly beginning-of-the -end-of-summer night.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
"The concept for the show is work that is produced in the night - the obsessive artist within each of us that paints him or herself to sleep, that wanders the streets looking for alternative canvas, the perfect image, or inspiration, or the all-nighter pulled before a big show." How appropriate! I'll definitely be up all night trying to get as much painting done as possible.
The artists in this show are coming together from all corners of the earth: Philly, NY, Boston, Japan and Spain. It should be a fun time, filled with refreshments, music and rockin' artwork. Be sure to stop by if you are in Old City for First Friday. Hope to see you there!