Picnic is almost here! For those of you who know, you know this is one of the most fun arts, crafts and music festivals that Portland has to offer. For those of you who DON’T know, then you better find out! Saturday, August 25th brings sunshine (I hope), arts, crafts, and loud noises to Lincoln Park in Portland, ME. Lincoln Park is right by the courthouse, on the corner of Franklin Arterial and Congress Street.
Once again, Little Eye will join Kate Sullivan-Jones at a fun-filled booth of buttons, bottle caps, metalwork, vintage goodies, screen printed kid’s clothes and canvas totes. And I’m sure whatever else we can cram in to our luggage as we pack for Picnic!
We know you’ll be there to enjoy the yummy snacks, get some books signed and listen to some music. Stop by and say “Hi!”
Hopefully I’ll have some pictures of our new products that will be debuting this weekend… we’re busy, busy in the workshop so no promises!!
…although that was what was happening today at work. Gosh, those little six-legged creatures get a whiff of warm air and some wheat thins in a ziploc baggy and you have a SITUATION on your hands!!
Tara from The Rattlesnakes with really blonde hair, standing next to Maggie's Mittens at Picnic 2009.
No, no, this alert is for the far more music-y, craft-y, local happiness version of dining en pleine air… The Picnic Music+Arts Festival!!
Starting May 1st, you, too can apply to this excellent, populated and hopefully sunny event in Lincoln Park in Portland Maine. Applications are open through June 10th and the festival itself will be held on Saturday, August 27th. Please note that Picnic receives so many applications that they cannot accept everyone (although they totally want to). See their website for more details, and cute drawings of animals.
In other news, I made a logo:
Simple, informative, reproduce-able. Looks kinda like a bottle cap...
What do you think?
Hello everybuggy! I’ve just started this site to keep y’all up to date on the comings and goings of Little Eye Designs. We (Kate and I) just finished up PICNIC Music and Arts Festival and as my reward I’m taking the month of September to recline, clean up and regroup. The ultimate goal is to learn some new skills, see if anything sticks and take pictures all the while.
So far, we’ve learned how to roast coffee and I’ve started pouring soy candles in to mismatched tea cups and shot glasses. Pretty good! Next up: basket weaving, baking and t-shirt quilts.
In the meantime, why don’t you let your mind be blown by what I saw today?
Go Here and Drool
There are about a hundred things on this website I wish a) were still made today b) were semi-normal to wear in public. Not that I would let that stop me. The jacket shown is by a designer, Fortuny, whose estate’s website is www.fortuny.com and totally Italian and totally inspiring. In addition to making beautiful velvety clothes he was a renaissance man, photographer, and even made his own photographic paper. My kind of guy.