https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF_60LJrm9M As I continue to experiment with making videos, I thought they would be the perfect avenue for sharing some handmade/sustainable/inspiring goodness...Check out my latest video here! Let me know if you find these recommendations useful, or if there's something else you'd like me to look into and share. I hope you enjoy, and happy … Continue reading Friday Five: Fiber, Fun, and Fairness
VIBRATION was a huge success!! Last week's fashion show, featuring incredible talent from Wichita designers, not only raised a lot of money for Camp DI, but it really raised our--yep--vibrations!! SO MUCH POSITIVE ENERGY was in this show. I truly felt honored to be able to participate and know we were supporting young people pursue … Continue reading Fashion, Fundraising, and FUN!
Do you have plans next Saturday? Because I am super, super excited to be part of Vibration Community Fashion Show at TISSU, and I hope you'll be there too!! This show is sponsored by TISSU and Finishing School for Modern Women, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp Destination Innovation, a STEM … Continue reading One week until VIBRATION Community Fashion Show!
A couple weeks ago, I went to the opening day of the exhibit Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style, and it was fantastic. (I hope to go back next week.) I also swung by Wichita Pottery that day for their annual spring sale, and got to check out the Port-a-Pottery for the very first time. If … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe, Textile Artists, and…Port-a-Pottery!
Friday night, I was thankful to have a few minutes to check out the grand opening of Cjoy Soulworks, a community art studio and gallery owned by Wichita artist Casey Joy, who manages the space with artists Don Praseuth and Greg Walker. (The down side is that I only had a few minutes, as I … Continue reading Cjoy Soulworks: Building Community through Art
Friday night, I attended an Art Chatter at Wichita Art Museum for the first time; my friend Nina Winter was one of the presenters so I just had to go. I’m glad I did, too, because all of the artists who talked were so inspiring and gave me a lot to think about… There were … Continue reading WAM Art Chatter: Take-Home
I've been kind of lazy lately and didn't blog about my recent art show at TISSU. As always, Nina is the most fabulous hostess ever and I'm so grateful she let me spend a few hours lurking around her gorgeous studio. I'm also grateful to all who came out to see my stuff. The exhibit … Continue reading At the ART SHOW!
I've been blasting it all over social media (so, if you've already seen this two or twenty times, I apologize!) but I'm very, VERY excited to be having my own Final Friday show at TISSU Sewing Studio again this month!! Previously, my "art" shows have been mostly about paintings. Secrets of the Prairie Spinster Society, … Continue reading Secrets of the Prairie Spinster Society
Are you a maker in the Wichita area (or beyond?) who wants to be part of the 2018 Craftacular Handmade Market? Then get excited, because registration is now open! This Craft Show is exactly that: a shopping experience full of wonderful, handmade goods. No resale items or MLMs. The vendors not merely salespeople; they are representing … Continue reading Craftacular Vendor Application: POSTED!
Today, I am beyond thrilled to be able to bring you an interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres! I've been following her blog and facebook page for sometime, and it is such an inspiration. She is a homesteader, blogger, and also crafts all-natural skincare items. Quinn has been gracious enough to take the time to … Continue reading Living the Homestead Dream: An Interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres
[Featured photo: gorgeous entomology/taxidermy work by Jennifer Blundon] I am so very excited to announce that after a two year hiatus, Craftacular will be coming back in September 2018! Craftacular is a little show I started back in 2012; we did it once a year, usually in the fall. There was no show in 2016 … Continue reading Craft is Back…
God willing, 2018 will be the year of more ART. Often times, I am torn between my desire to create and my desire to sit on my backside and stare at books (...or the internet...a lot of times, the internet, if I'm being honest...) Anyway. I mean to work on that. I want to paint and … Continue reading Zine Love
Today I am trilled to bring you an interview with Tayla Mace, artist, entrepreneur, and owner of The White Peacock Tea and Coffee Company in the lovely town of Lindsborg, KS. I've been a fan of Tayla's work for years and am truly excited about her latest venture. Read more here, then visit for yourself! … Continue reading The White Peacock: Interview with Tayla Mace, Owner & Artist
I'm taking a break from the gift guides for a bit, to shift the focus from commerce to kindness. After the initial holiday shopping rush comes #GivingTuesday. While it's a shame that this day of Giving comes after the shopping days and not before, you and I know that giving is truly something you can do all year round. … Continue reading Giving Tuesday…and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…