Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My favorite Renegade Austin Vendors

There were so many great vendors at Renegade Austin, that it was really hard to choose favorites. I narrowed it down anyways!  Here are my top 3:

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I have been a fan of Mary Ink online for awhile, and loved seeing their stuff in person.  I had my eye on a screen-printed dress of theirs, but they were sold out of my size by the time I got over there on Sunday.  Luckily they will be at Brooklyn Renegade in a few weeks, so I'm going to make sure I get one this time!



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I was immediately smitten with the work of Klai Brown. She was super-nice too when I chatted with her for a bit!  She will be at Renegade Brooklyn in a few weeks, and I plan on getting myself one of her mugs (I didn't want to break it on my way back from TX, so I held out)!


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There was lots of great jewelry there, but Molly M Designs totally blew me away.  Her lasercut necklaces were a particular favorite of mine.  There aren't many of the necklaces in her online shop, so I assume that most of them were bought up at Renegade!  

  



Renegade Austin 2011!

My booth setup


New stuff!

So, Austin is awesome!  I set up my booth at Renegade Austin a few weekends ago, and had the pleasure of meeting so many nice people, customers and vendors alike.  I had a great weekend and as always, I LOVE meeting people who buy or just like my work face-to-face!  I think the kids reactions are my favorite, as some of those little cuties get so excited, and that makes me excited!   I introduced some new products at this show, lots of rings, wing-pins, and hair pins (and soon, necklaces).  I will have a separate post with more details on these and when they will be in my online shop very soon.  Woo! 

I had some great booth-mates too, KC and Kevin of  Make Shop Live, from LA.  They make super-cool things out of recycled and repurposed things, and holy whoa are they creative.  It really couldn't have worked out any better or with nicer booth-buddies!  You can check out their Etsy shop here, and their blog here.


Make Shop Live's booth
Super-cute pin cushion rings!



Monday, May 30, 2011

Back attack!

Street graffiti in Austin.  I wish it didn't say "weed," 'cause it kinda ruins it, but I didn't wanna photoshop it out either. 

Right near the street graffiti was this sign.  Aww!

Hello!  I'm home sweet home in Brooklyn today, after a crazy-awesome two-week road trip to Texas!  It was really, really great.  Renegade Austin was super-fun, it was cool to see Texas for the first time, and most importantly I got to spend lots of quality time with my family.  Woo!  I'm getting back into the swing of things today, but I have lots of photos and news to tell you this week. 

Happy Monday, let's make it a good one!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Road trip to Renegade Austin!


Hello!  I'm in Austin right now!  My mom, two sisters, and I road tripped down here from NY, and it has been awesome so far.  Lots of pretty sights and laughs and fun times on the drive down, and today was great walking around Austin.  I'm PSYCHED for Renegade tomorrow!  If you are in the Austin area, stop by and say hi!  I'll be at booth #162 with Make Shop Live, from LA. 

A few pictures:


Sis and I

Arkansas is pretty.

Airstream Trailer

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sweet Dreams!

Pink/Purple Dreamcatcher available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73578869/dreamcatcher-pink-8x10-art-print

Dreamcatchers have caught my fascination lately.  Ever since I read this blog post over at Modish, I've been wanting to make one (she makes the "feathers" out of of cardboard, so they are vegan-friendly!) and have been doodling them in my sketchbook.   I finally finished a drawing of one and I'm pretty into it! I made two versions, a pink/purple one and a teal/green one.  Dreamcatchers are said to let the good dreams through and "catch" the bad dreams in its web, so you can have some sweet dreams.  I like that! 

Teal/Green version available here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73579871/dreamcatcher-teal-8x10-art-print

Monday, May 2, 2011

Prep Weekend

Scoring the cards to be folded.

Hello! Happy May! I had a super-productive weekend, with lots of printing/trimming/scoring/folding/signing/packaging of cards and prints.  I'm trying to do as much of this stuff ASAP, so I have time before leaving for Austin to really concentrate on my display and some fun new products that I'm cooking up.  So exciting!  I'm a total last-minute gal, but am impressing myself with being on top of things. Total pat on my back, hehe. 

Nik and I are rewatching The Sopranos (he's never seen it before!), and we're both pretty into it. It was such a great show, and has not lost it's pizzazz over time.  I have heard stories, from my Dad, that my Grandfather used to be the bartender in a bar where mobsters frequented, and I wish I would have had the opportunity to talk to him more about that before he passed.  It's such an interesting culture and life, all the rules and "way things are."  You think that a lot of that is just stereotype or the way that things are portrayed in the movies or on tv, but then you read a news article about another arrest of a local mobster and it reads straight out of a fiction story.  

xo,
Michelle

p.s. Don't forget to join my mailing list that I'm going to be sending out soon! I promise it will be good!

Sneak peek! Pre-trimming.

Sneak peek! Rounding the corners


Stack 'o prints waiting to be packaged.

Signing the back of all my prints.

Assembly line of packaging a print.