Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Submit Work for The Young Illustrators Award

Young Illustrators Award

The competition awards creativity and innovation in the field of free illustrative and graphic art offering with the festival an internationally recognized platform. At the next Illustrative in April 2013 in Berlin, the winners can consider themselves as one of the best 100 international artists whose works will be exhibited there. 

Works can be submitted in 3 different categories: illustration, animation and book-art/ book-illustration.

The nominees of the Young Illustrators Award will be invited to Berlin and get the opportunity to exhibit their work at the next Illustrative Festival in April 2013, the leading international festival for contemporary illustration and graphic arts. Furthermore, the winners await prizes worth 6000 Euros as well as publications, illustration agency contracts and a chance to be featured in future international exhibitions.

For the first time, in the framework of the Illustrators-in-Residence-Program of Direktorenhaus, we additionally invite the 3 first winners of the award to work for 3 month at our exhibition space 'Direktorenhaus' in Berlin and to show their artistic concept developed during that time in a special exhibition. The travel expenses for winners outside Berlin will be assumed by us.

Submissions can be handed in until the 31st of October 2012. The international jury will decide the winners for each category on the 20th of November 2012.

You find more information here on the website: www.illustrative.de

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Awesome 2 Day Sale @ Moxiedoll this weekend!

One of MY FAVORITE Etsy Crafters/Artists Mandy McGee aka Moxiedoll, (Which I have the honor of owning an amazing Piece of art from: read here) Is Having a 2 DAY ONLY sale this weekend!

25% OFF your total purchase In Both of Her Amazing Stores:

Show Some Moxie

This Saturday and Sunday: July 7th and 8th

Use Coupon Code at check out:


Here are some of my fav's from her shops!

i could really post ALL of her items i love them ALL!

follow her facebook for more info

Saturday, May 26, 2012

  Taste Festival Berlin 



Opening Time: 1 June, 7pm
Place: Direktorenhaus Berlin
Running period: 2 - 10 June As of June 1st (until June 10th) we will present the first Taste
Festival in Berlin: a culinary design festival. Taste Festival will connect the sensual world of food to visionary ideas of design. Around 70 food designers, product designers, choreographers, artists, producers and cooks will gather at Direktorenhaus in Berlin-Mitte to inspire each other and the visitors by exhibitions, workshops, eat-art-performances and tastings. We kindly invite you to the Opening on Friday June 1st 2012. Taste Festival

Opening by invitation only and after registration (with full Names) until 30th of May to kleiss@illustrative.de

Monday, May 7, 2012

Maternity Photography Session Giveaway!

My Amazingly talented friend, Deanne Mroz is having a giveaway In honor of Mother’s Day, moms-to-be! You can enter the Beautiful Baby Bumps Giveaway for their chance to win a FREE Mini Maternity Session ($75 value)

The mini session will include the following: 
30 Minute Session 15-20 Edited Images & Rights (all images to be chosen by the photographer) All images will be posted to an online gallery for viewing and will be available for downloading so you can print wherever you’d like.

HOW TO ENTER: Entering is easy, just “like” Deanne Mroz Photography on Facebook. Then, as an extra entry, tag Deanne Mroz Photography in a status update. That’s it! Share it with your friends, post it to Facebook, do whatever you need to do….but don’t forget to like Deanne Mroz Photography on Facebook for your chance to win! For questions regarding the giveaway, feel free to contact Deanne at any time. Only entries received between May 1st and May 31st will be eligible to win. Winner will be picked on June 1st and notified through Facebook. If the winner does not respond within 3 days of being notified, a new winner will be chosen. Prize may not be substituted for any other packages or used as credit towards another session.

Friday, April 13, 2012

DIY: Starting a New Rug Project

I have been screen printing for about 6 years now, and as you can imagine I have six years of mess up clothing that I can't really sell, but I don't want to throw away because I paid for the supplies!

Well I have seen a few tee shirt rugs that I really like, and I originally wanted to make a shaggy tee shirt rug. But After wanting more of a rug that is flexible enough to throw in the wash machine (pet lovers), I realized I wanted to Crochet a rug.

I am just at the beginning stages but I cut my fabric in a continuous strip, and then just simply tie together the next strip of fabric. Right now I am rotating back and forth, cutting, then crocheting, and back to cutting, because I don't have a lot of patience and I Like to switch it up.

I love crocheting, because my mom taught me a simple stitch when I was about ten, and I have made so many blankets, and its fun to do in front of the tube, when you are watching a movie, or show, but want to sort of relax too! (and keep warm because the fabric/yarn covers your lap!)

Here is what I have so far. This is 3.5 days worth of crocheting. I do realize this is going to take me a while to get to 7 or 8 feet length. But its a fun project to do a little everyday.

Here is what you need:

1. Old Clothing, messed up experiment clothing, pants, shirts, you can probably buy some super large cheap fun colored tees at the thrift store (which i might have to do, if i run out of my own clothing)

2. Scissors

3. Large Crochet needle

4. Instructions for a basic Chain Stitch and Single Crochet Stitch, here are simple ones from The Knit Witch on youtube

5. A comfy place on the couch :)

I guess Miss Fifi wanted me to take a break so that she could take a nap on the new rug :)

Knit Witch Video

The Foundrie Re-Opening with Even More Handmade Loveliness than Before!

The Foundrie is officially opening our doors again on April 18th and our grand re-opening festivities will take place Friday - Sunday April 20-22.

The Grand Opening Party is Friday April 20th and you can rsvp under the events tab on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thefoundrie.

The party is from 7pm to 10pm and they will have cupcakes and cake balls provided by Whipt Cream Bakery, Schlafly Beer, music, and gift bags for the first 30 guests through the doors.

The new location is on the 2nd floor of Chesterfield Mall in the Dillard's wing. The closest mall entrance is the one by the new American Girl store and California Pizza Kitchen. Come into the mall, make a left, and The Foundrie is next door to Christopher & Banks.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

AD LOVE Changes name to Mad Love... what do you think?

Hey Everyone, So I am a Screen Printer and Designer, and after 5 years I decided to change my shop/brand name to Mad Love (AD Love was my initials). I am hoping this change will be great! But also I could use help spreading the word! (Heres my emailer link)

presents its switch over to....

Mad Love
After a long hard decision, I have decided to switch shop names to Mad Love! I hope you continue your support!
and please LIKE Mad Loves Facebook Page
to get the most recent updates and discount codes etc!

I am applying for summer festivals now, so keep in touch for updates!

thank you for your Mad Love and support!
formerly AD LOVE

Friday, March 30, 2012

And The Winner of the Giveaway Is......

Kai Grafia!

Thank You everyone who participated! What a fun giveaway and great comments! Hopefully I can do more giveaways in the future!

And Of course special thanks to Plaid Crafts for this wonderful supply of gifts to give!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Win this AMAZING GIVEAWAY package from PLAID!

Plaid Crafts sent me this amazing package to host a giveaway prize for our readers! Yes, So generous, and fabulous. Check out these amazing items, To win, all you have to do is make a comment on THIS post, make sure there is a way for me to contact you, email. And I will pick a random winner in 1 week!

You will win:
4 bottles Martha Stewart Paints
1 bottle Fabric Stiffener
1 bottle of Mod Podge
1 package of Fair Isle stencils

What can you do with these amazing items?
1. Hand paint your own DIY shoes! inspiration here
2. Make Fabric Wallpaper! inspiration here: apartment therapy
3. Stencil Notecards, stationary and more
4. Mod podge a paper lantern: inspiration here
5. Mod podge and paint a mirror: inspiration here
6. Stencil a tray and tealights! inspiration here
7. Add more ideas in comments below!

Happy National Craft Month!

Website: http://www.plaidonline.com
Blog for inspiration: http://paintmeplaid.com
Follow Plaid on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/PlaidCrafts
Like Plaid on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InspiredByPlaid

Hosting Give away from Plaid crafts soon!

stay tooned! i just have to take a nice picture and get some ideas for their awesome products! Its gonna be a good one!

coming in the next few days! you will just need to comment, and a winner will be chosen randomly!

Plaid Crafts

Monday, March 12, 2012

Love for Moxiedoll. Hand Embroidery and Textile Art

My Wonderful Crafty Friend Mandy McGee of Moxiedoll, made me a special housewarming gift, that I cherish and Love and HAD to share! Its an amazing Day of the Dead Hand Embroidered Art Piece. I love everything about it from the Colors, to the beautiful design, to her amazing attention to detail. Its Perfect!

Here are some more of her amazing designs....

"In an effort to channel her creativity into something productive, Mandy McGee founded Moxiedoll in 2004. Over the years she has dabbled in a variety of arts and crafts, from silk screening to jewelry making. Eventually though she has returned to what makes her happiest - hand embroidery and textile art. "

MOXIEDOLL - An attractive woman with aggressive energy, spirit and know-how.

Stitching to please.


Facebook Page: Moxiedoll

She also has a wonderful vintage shop too:
Show Some Moxie

Monday, February 27, 2012

Marty May Press & Stitchery

Marty May Press & Stitchery is an independent operation located in the heart of downtown Sacramento.

Using traditional screen printing methods, environmentally friendly water-based inks and American made shirts, your purchase ensures fair wages for workers and comfort for your body and conscience.

Marty has generously offered a 15% off coupon for Indie Fashion and Beauty Readers to be entered at checkout: 85nomo

VISIT: martymay.com or martymay.etsy.com