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Label Tulip: April 2009

I'm Alive!

Thank you to everyone who e-mailed me to inquire whether or not I was okay.  I'm fine, just absurdly busy.  I'm currently in rehearsal for a great play, but it's taking up a ton of time.  I'm on a different rehearsal schedule than normal and it's kicking my behind.  The only creative thing I did last week was this little piece for Project Fifty-Two:


It pretty much sums it all up.

How about some good news now?

1. The American Craft Council has chosen one of my quilts to be featured on their website, along with a few others from the Empire Quilters Guild show!  I'm amazed and thrilled and honored. 

This is from their website:

The Council is today the leading voice for the crafts in America, celebrating the remarkable achievement of the many gifted artists working in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and other materials.

The mission of the American Craft Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary American craft.

We value

  • making as fundamental to the human experience

  • craft as a means of learning and self-discovery - a way of unifying body, mind and spirit

  • makers who work directly with materials, expressing their individual voice through objects that embody creativity and technical mastery

  • craft traditions and the role of makers in passing these on to future generations

  • innovation that reveals new possibilities in the relationship between maker and materials

  • discourse on the evolving nature of the crafts

2. Tomorrow (April 15, 2009) at 6pm PST, the project kit I designed, "Manhattan in Bloom" will go on sale at Label Tulip!  Eeek!  I've been working and working and working for days to get the instructions together.  I've created a private blog with a combination of photo and video instructions.  It will be available to anyone who buys the kit.  Here are some sneak peeks...


Lots of awesome techniques!

3. Kim, the owner of Portrait Bug, is very generously throwing my theatre company a fundraising crop this Saturday!  Here's the official information...

Get Crafty to Help Milk Can!

Portrait Bug, Manhattan's only scrapbooking store, is holding an event to benefit the Milk Can Theatre Company.

When: April 18, 10am - 1am (drop in any time and stay as long or as little as you like!)
Where: Portrait Bug (Broadway, between 91st and 92nd)
What: An all day "crop." It's a crafty get together. Bring your own supplies or buy some at the store. You can sit and socialize and make whatever you'd like! Most people will be working on scrapbooks and cards, but anything goes!
The Details: The store will serve a light lunch and pizza for dinner. The charge is $20 for the whole day (including food)! Can't beat that!

RSVP to 212.699.0889 or [email protected]

I'm excited and hope it goes well!

Thanks for stopping by!