September, 2010

Next Up: Crafternoon at NYPL and Maker Faire NY

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

It’s going to be a busy September!

This Saturday, September 18th, Handmade Crafternoon at the New York Public Library returns for an Exquisite Handmade CrafternoonJulia Rothman, author of the new book, The Exquisite Book Project, will led us in an group art project based on the surrealist artist’s game called “The Exquisite Corpse”.

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Julia will lead us in a round of the game and introduce us to some of the rad artists and designers who worked with her on her new book. Confirmed artists attending so far are Jen Corace, Chris Kyung, Arthur Jones, Laura Ljungkvist and Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch. We’ll explore some different forms of this art project, from a hand-sewn double-bound book to a giant scroll.

We’ll have all the supplies on hand – paper, binding supplies, colored pencils and crayons, and plenty of random images from library books and glue sticks for those who want to collage. There will be a chance to win copies of The Exquisite Book in our raffle–or purchase a copy for yourself and get it signed by the artists!

My fabulous co-host Jessica Pigza worked with Julia on the Design by the Book collaboration, and we are very excited to welcome her back. All the details are recapped below.

Exquisite Handmade Crafternoon at the NYPL with Julia Rothman

September 18th, 2010

2-4pm

New York Public Library

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room #227, on the northeast corner of the 2nd floor)

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Then on Sunday, September 26th, I am thrilled to be participating in the New York Maker Faire! I will be doing a demo at the Craft table on Sunday at 11am called Hand Prints: Stamps You Can Make and Find. I’ll show all of you fair makers how to create your own stamps. Inspired by a project from my book, you’ll learn how you can personalize wrapping paper, cards, notebooks and even clothes with simple stamping and printing techniques.

I am so totally stoked to finally get to attend a Maker Faire, and getting to participate in the event is totally the coolest. You can purchase advance tickets for a discount until 9/15.

I hope to see you at one of these artsy, crafty events. There is such a sense of excitement that comes with fall, and these two happenings are sure to get you inspired for the making season ahead.

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