Creative Envy


BUSY SATURDAY AHEAD.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 9:28 pm
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I love spring and summer in Columbus. It’s when the city comes alive and there always seems to be something going on every weekend. This Saturday starts several busy ones in a row for me. It all starts early in the morning with Race for the Cure (go, Team Perez!). After walking to save the ta-ta’s, Christina and I will be grabbing some lunch and hitting both C.W. Flea and Agora 6 (of course, the obligatory Starbucks stop will be in there somewhere).pink_dayPLUS
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Remember, it’s not too late to register for the Race. You can do it as late as Saturday morning. Also be sure to come out and support Columbus’ local art, crafting and music community at Agora.



A SPRING NIGHT IN CBUS.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009, 9:31 pm
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Tonight was an enjoyable evening. A yummy sushi dinner with a dear friend followed by Jeni’s splendid ice cream for dessert (1 scoop dark chocolate, 1 scoop creme fraiche with cherries). Here are a few shots I captured on the stroll.

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SOME LOCAL CRAFT FLAVA.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 7:39 pm
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Thanks to seibuone for pointing me to a recent Columbus Underground podcast where two resident craft superstars talk about the indie, handmade community here in the Cbus. You can listen to Olivera Bratich of Wholly Craft and Amy Dalrymple of AmyD here.

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They discuss valuable resources that are accessible to any crafter here in town as well as some upcoming events. One that I had never heard of but plan on attending, Agora 6, is on May 16 at Junctionview Studios (the same site of my favorite annual indie market, Tiny Canary). Here are some links to the events they discussed:

Agora 6 – May 16
Comfest – June 26-28
Handmade Expo at the Ohio State Fair – August 8

They spoke a lot about the Columbus Crafty Cotillion which, again, I had never heard of. (Apparently I live under a rock.)

The Columbus Crafty Cotillion is a collective of artists, crafters, and designers in the Columbus, Ohio area. We have monthly meet-ups, social events, craft swaps, and email discussions. We are an inclusive group with no membership dues and new members are always welcome!

I will definitely have to check out one of the monthly meet-ups when I get my Etsy shop off the ground. Our local community of crafters is pretty impressive.