I'm helping spread the word....Via Craft Chica: Apparently Ellen DeGeneres' hates glitter and is (jokingly??) trying to get it banned!
Anyone is welcome to join in and protest!
WHAT: Safe Sparkle Glitter Rally
WHEN: Tuesday, April 8, 2008.
TIME: Noon to ???
WHERE: NBC Studios, 3000 West Alameda Avenue in Burbank, Calif.
WHO: Lead by Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica. Also attending is
Mark Montano (TLC Network star, and author of The Big Ass Book of
Crafts), Jenny Ryan (Community Marketing Manager for Craft: magazine), Cathy of California (LA-based window dresser and craft designer), Cathie Filian (co-host of Creative Juice on the DIY Network), Members of the various Craft Mafias, including Los Angeles Craft Mafia, San Diego North Park Craft Mafia)
Coral reefs across the world are in trouble. I recently read that the slight increase in ocean temperatures is cause massive bleaching- not quite adie off, but almost. Superhero Helle Jorgensen has been organizing crochet troops to make crochet coral creatures. The whole thing debuts in New York on April 7th in 2 locations. It will be beautiful. Thanks Daniel.
Craft and social networking site Indie Public is up for sale. Current owner, Scion, sent out an email yesterday notifying users of the current for-sale status. Real life obligations got in the way, as they tend to, and so for a cool $18,500 own a little slice of internet pie.
Inspiring headgear for the season.
I was passed a link to this discussion thread via Sabrina Gschwandtner who received it from Andrew Wagner. I highly recommend anyone who has interest, investment or pride about what we call "indie craft" to take a gander and give your two cents. And I second the suggestion of Annie who wrote the initial blog post who states "you might want to brew a cup of coffee before you sit down for this one . . ."
If you are in Atlanta make your way to Get This Gallery! for the opening of Bill Daniel's Sunset Scavenger opening March 28 2008 - April 19 2008. Check out his large-scale black and white photographs of two contrasting scenes: the floating hippie houseboats of Marin and the wrecked landscapes of New Orleans.