Spring Forward Show

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If you are in the LA area be sure and stop by BLU DOT for the opening reception of Spring Forward. I have a Munny in the show and would love to see photos, looks like it going to be a fun time! You can see a sneak peek at my Munny here.
Opening Reception

Thursday March 21 6-9pm

(On Display March 21 – April 30, 2013)

Music by: JMV | Bryan Ray Turcotte

Drinks provided by: SINGHA BEER

BLU DOT / 8000 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046
Kidrobot LA & BLU DOT team up for a custom MUNNY show featuring over 30 artists & designers. Wanting to go beyond the “norm”, Kidrobot LA reached out to over 30 individuals ranging from illustrators, fashion designers, musicians, architects, graphic designers, among others; to bring their “Spring Forward” group show to life. From fully conceptual, to classically illustrated, each MUNNY is a reflection of the artist’s own take on the forward thinking ideals of “Spring”. BLU DOT is a great partner due to their keen eye for design and beautifully crafted furniture; not to mention their awe-inspiring showroom, is the perfect setting for the opening reception and to showcase the diverse stylings of these unique designs.

Sunday Links – Baltimore MD

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Yesterday was Pile Of Craft in Baltimore MD. If you’ve never been out to the show, you should check it out for sure (Holiday Heap is the next one I believe) The venue is a beautiful old church located at 2640 St Paul Street. From the 2640 Website2640 is a noncommercial, cooperatively managed space for radical politics and grassroots culture, located at 2640 St. Paul St. in Baltimore’s Charles Village Neighborhood. The project was started as a joint venture between Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse and St. John’s United Methodist Church, but we’re actively seeking new individuals and organizations who are interested in using the space on a regular basis as members of the cooperative.

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The church is gorgeous inside! My sweet Katie came to hang out & help me at the show. We haven’t been able to hang out for so long, so it was so good to see her. She came up Friday night and I made her dinner and a cake, we got out our old paper piecing quilts and started (re-watching) Pushing Daisies. It was a really enjoyable Friday & Saturday.

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After the show we met up with our friend Jenn to get some food at Papermoon, which reminds me so much of The Friendly Toast in Boston. We all ordered breakfast for dinner, which is always the best choice for any dinner really.

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I thought I’d leave you with a few links of my favorite places in Baltimore…
Atomic Books-This is where I had one of my book signings when my book came out. Rachel, Benn, and Lauren are awesome…go buy some amazing books & toys. While you are there make sure to head to the back of the store to Celebrated Summer and get some records from Tony.
The American Visionary Art Museum Always has amazing exhibits, but the best exhibit I ever saw there was of Paul Spooner’s mechanical automata work. I’ve been such a fan of his since I found and put together paper automata from his books Museum of the Mind and Spooner’s Moving Animals.
and while it might be a little early to start thinking about Halloween…The Great Halloween Lantern Parade which we’ve been lucky enough to attend a few times, has always been amazing!
Have you been to Baltimore? What’s your favorite places to visit?

Wednesday – Working

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May I present my plush for the Sew Nerdy show at Bear and Bird in FL. I decided to draw on my nerd-love of NPR and my most favorite shows…starting left to right we have Robert Krulwich & Jad Abumrad from Radiolab. Then of course there is Ira Glass from This American Life. I have plans for one or two more to round out my NPR tribute, and I’ll get better photos of these later this week. Until then here are a few progress shots.



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