Hello, all, just a quick word that The Big Thaw 2012 is going to be on Saturday, May 12 at the Mayo Street Arts Center in Portland’s East Bayside — applications are open and available at the Big Thaw website. You have until February 29th to get them in!
It’s no secret that I’ve been busy the last couple of… years. No, but seriously, just as everyone else is winding down after the holidays, taking it easy, waiting for Spring to get here Little Eye Designs is starting new projects and venturing in to uncharted waters.
Enter… The BIG THAW. Wow! What started as “Hey, we should put on a craft fair, that’d be cool…” became “Oh my Gosh! We are putting on a craft fair!!” Saturday, April 16th to be precise, at the Mayo Street Arts Center at 10 Mayo Street in Portland, Maine. The fair is called The BIG THAW and by clicking on that anywhere in this post it’ll take you to the fair’s site for more info and how to apply. We’ve already got some excellent people on board, including Kris Johnsen of Emblem Studio and Meagan Anderson, who collaborated once upon a time and made this thing of beauty:
Don’t you love those zebras?? I think they’re cuddling. We’re looking at a celebration of all things not-winter and we figured it’d be safe by mid-April to hope for good weather! We’re very excited to be holding the event at Mayo Street Arts, which in addition to being very community and arts oriented has NEVER had a craft and vintage sale before! So we’re going to debut in that amazing, brightly lit space in what used to be a church.
So for all the info you need, one last time, go to http://thebigthawportland.wordpress.com
IN OTHER NEWS. I love new materials. I posted awhile ago about the new findings I’d gotten from bunnysundries on Etsy and how they’re going to change my world. Last night I poured epoxy in to them and will be shopping for brassy, bronzy chain this weekend to make them shine. I nearly threw up while I was pouring last night because I’m so excited about how they look already. Around 6pm tonight we’ll know the truth. If all goes well this will be a great way to class up Little Eye while staying true to the concept of making affordable, attainable, functional art. I may strictly do necklaces, rings and earrings with these findings but bottle cap pins and magnets will always be in the product line! Ohhh, *sigh* photos to come! Sure hope I mixed the epoxy right…