Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Local (Chi-Waukee-ish) crafty folk!

Denise from Mouse0403 on Etsy let me know that Pleasant Prairie (first town north of the Cheddar Curtain on I-94) is having a farmer's market/craft fair on Sat July 23rd (Prairie Family Days Market/Fair). The registration before 5/1 for a 10 x 10 booth space is only $10. It is juried and, because it is outdoors, they do stipulate that you must have a 10 x 10 canopy.
I don't know the size/attendance of the event, but since the registration price is so low, it might be a good inexpensive opportunity for crafters to fill out their event schedule this summer or as a first non-Etsy vending foray for someone looking to make the leap to a real live craft show.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New earrings

Since last night was so rainy and cold, Matt and I stayed in and watched Mel Brooks movies. During Young Frankenstein, I had decided to fiddle around and make some new earrings. Take a peek over in my Etsy for some of the results...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011


I found out last night that my application for the art show at WisCon on Memorial Day weekend was accepted.

Wiscon or WisCon, the Wisconsin Science Fiction Convention, is often called the world's leading feminist-oriented science fiction convention and conference. It was first held in Madison, Wisconsin in February 1977, and is held annually throughout the four day weekend of Memorial Day. Sponsored by the Society for the Furtherance and Study of Fantasy and Science Fiction or (SF)³, WisCon gathers together women and men: fans, writers, editors, publishers, scholars and artists from around the world to discuss science fiction and fantasy, with emphasis on issues of feminism, gender, race and class.
The James Tiptree, Jr. Award, an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender, originated in a discussion at a prior WisCon, and the Tiptree Ceremony is often held at WisCon. Broad Universe, an organization with the primary goal of promoting science fiction, fantasy, and horror written by women, also originated in a discussion at a prior WisCon; as did the Carl Brandon Society, which is dedicated to addressing the representation of people of color in science fiction, fantasy and horror.