Friday, December 12, 2008

Hand.Craft.It!

Hand.Craft.It.

Tomorrow (or today or yesterday, depending on when you are reading this post) is the big HAND.CRAFT.IT. holiday craft sale. It's being held at the MADISON-MORGAN CULTURAL CENTER in beautiful Madison, Georgia. There's gonna be 60+ vendors there selling all kinds of crafty goodness - everything from jewelry to homemade soaps to plush toys to stationery - you name it! And, there will be three great bands - BOWERBIRDS, HOPE FOR AGOLDENSUMMER, OLA PODRIDA - performing on the same stage where R.E.M. shot their video for "LOSING MY RELIGION", which is also the same stage where OF MONTREAL shot their video for "Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse"...wow, how cool is THAT!

The sale starts at 11am and goes on until 7pm, and it's totally FREE! The music portion of Hand.Craft.It goes on until 9pm, I think, and there is a cover charge. So, if you live in the area, come on over to Madison to find unique handmade gifts for those special someones in your life...or come browse and check out the art exhibit that is running in conjunction with the craft and music fair. Don't miss out on what is sure to be a very special event!

Missy and I have been fluttering around getting things ready for the sale. We've been spending time at Kinkos running off more zines to sell at our table:

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I started a new series of limited-edition zines called "NEVER-ENDING 8-HOUR SHIFT", just so I could have something new and different to sell. I'm having a lot of fun putting these together! The first three installments will be available starting tomorrow at the sale, and then maybe Missy will post some to the Shoppe Sugar Cookie sometime next week:

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After Hand.Craft.It. we plan to hurry over to GALLERY RFD in Swainsboro, Georgia. A new exhibition called "MAKING IT" opens that night, and MISSY has a couple of pieces in the show! This exhibition of crafted and handmade objects is curated by Christy and Shannon of I.C.E. ATLANTA. If you happen to be in Swainsboro between now and January 3rd, please stop by Gallery RFD to check out all the great art and craft on display:

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Lastly, we also wanted to mention a post on Michelle's blog, A HUCKLEBERRY OVER MY PERSIMMON. She graciously featured a bunch of local Athens artists and their wares...Thanks, Michelle! Have a look HERE.

Have a great weekend!