Monday, October 11, 2010

Art by Craft by The Denver Handmade Alliance

I will be a part of this event.  I will be a part of the exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Denver, at 1485 Delgany.  I will also be one of the vendors on October 30th Market.

Here are more detail about the event:
The Denver Handmade Alliance presents Art by Craft celebration of craft-based works in a fine art setting.

Art by Craft Exhibition, Events Space at 1490 Delgany
Featuring the work of 44 local crafters

Opening Reception Friday October 15th 7pm-10pm
Food available at the Deluxe food truck and beverages from Izze
Live music from Crows, Vultures, Bulls (members of Matson Jones)
Interactive crochet tagging station from the Ladies Fancywork Society
Crafted based activities for all ages in the Idea Box at MCA Denver

The Museum of Contempory Art has two exhibitions opening that same night, Isca Greenfield-Sanders and Robert Gober.

Regular Exhibit hours:
Thursday – Sunday 12pm-4pm October 15th – 30th
+ Saturday October 30th (Closing Reception/Craft Market) 10am-6pm

Art by Craft Market Saturday October 30th, 10am-6pm
MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany
Featuring the work of 30 plus local crafters for sale
FREE admission as part of the MCA Denver’s Family Free Day
The first 50 people in the door get a swag bag full of goodies from local crafters
Crafted based activities for all ages in the Idea Box at MCA Denver

Information regarding swag bag donations for the market can be found here: call-for-swag-bag-donations
The event posters and logo was designed by Matt Scobey. You can see more of Matt’s work at mattscobey

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We are at Albuquerque's Balloon Festival!

The Wagner's were up very early this morning...before 5:00 a.m!  By 5:30 a.m. we left our cozy travel trailer and headed to the Balloon Park.  Thankfully, the weather was good and the balloons flew.  Today was the Special Shapes Rodeo and the Flying Competition. 

Flying Competition

Flying Competition

Special Shapes Rodeo...ready for Halloween!

We returned to the balloon park for tonights Special Shape Glowdeo, but the winds were too high and the Special Shape Glowdeo was cancelled...bummer.  However, the forecast for tomorrow's morning ascencion is looking really good for the morning...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

MUSE Concert at Pepsi Center was AWESOME!

 WOW!  I just came home from the MUSE Concert!  Lisa and I have been looking forward to this concert for a long time.  We had tickets back in the spring but the band was not able to get past Aspen, CO due a snow storm.  The concert was re-scheduled for today, or I guess, now it was yesturday -- Saturday October 2nd. 

It was worth the wait.  Loved it!!

Actually managed to get a few descent pictures:

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Upcycled Felted Wool Handbag was published in Haute Handbags!

One of my felted wool handbags was published in the Autumn 2010 issue of Haute Handbags . It is a publication from Stampington & Company. I have been a fan of many of the publications from Stampington & Company, so having one of my handmade items in an issue of theirs is really quite exciting for me.

I received my issue of the magazine in today's mail.

Here is my handbag:

I scanned the article for a closer look at the article:

Portion of the final page:

Here is another view of my upcycled bag. I took this picture before I sent my bag to the magazine.

Closeup of the flower and trim:

It's not a great picture, but here is a picture of the lining of the bag. It's a brocade fabric.

I love this issue, not just because I am a part of it but because the diversity and styles shown in this issue are great.