Monday, July 18, 2011

The Burnet Road Farmer Market, at 6701 Burnet Road Market, is doing something that we really love, providing a consistent space for local business to meet and sell to their neighbors. You can find fresh produce, dairy, and meet the people who who own the farms. On Saturday July 30th you will also get to meet Inviting and check out some of her impeccable letter press. Please stop by to shop local, and support your neighbors.

Tribe Comics, at 2919 Manchaca Rd, Suite 102Austin, TX 78704, will be hosting the Summer 2011 Indie Comic Book and Art Show from 6:00pm-9:00pm. As you might expect there will spectacular graphics work from Austin Craft Riot member Robo Roku, great art from Jenny Hearts Art, and fun comic art from Crab Apple Designs. Join some of Austin’s finest independent comic book creators and visual artists for a one-night exhibition and sale.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Have you been to Austin Flea at the Highball yet? Well why not? The Highball, at 1142 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704, has cool dripping down the walls with plush banquets, bowling lanes, a bar, and private rooms for karaoke. Not to mention you can grab a good meal, and hear tunes from some of the best musicians Austin has to offer. The icing will be put on the cake on Saturday July 23rd from 11:00 am- 5:00 pm when you will have the chance to check out some amazing Austin Craft Riot artists in the AC, if the ambiance is not cool enough for you. You will have the chance to see the screen printing skills of Robo Roku, the Stunning housewares of Craft Chi, amazing letterpress by Inviting, and the lovely art of This Creative Life. Baby Bolt will keep the kids in stylish threads, and Sew La La will have just the right frock just for you. Head on out to see all the amazing artists and crafters.

Out and About

This Friday July 15th from 9:00am-9:oo pm and Saturday July 16th from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm you can see the fun and functional bath products of Nepenthe's Bathtime and the metal work of Hammer It Out at Christmas in July. There will be two model homes at 1105 and 1103 Walsh Trail in Cedar Park, Texas filled to the rafters with great gifts to help temper this summer heat.

Come out and celebrate with Renee of This Creative Life and Robo Roku at the Artists Screen Printing Cooperative (ASPCO) 1st Birthday Party & Member Exhibit on Saturday, July 16 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

There will be home-brewed beer, sangria, birthday cake, and minimal funk music spun by Missy Lektro & Daniel Allen. The festivities will take place at 1109 Shady Lane Austin, Texas. Come by to see some amazing screen printing skills!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Staying Creative

When you're an artist/creator/crafter/maker it's all about being creative. It's about expression and stepping outside the boundary box that you OR society has placed on your head. It's about sticking with it, pushing yourself, having fun and trying to stay inspired.

Sometimes that last bit about staying inspired gets left behind in the creative rubble. When you have daily jobs, families, pets, aspirations, school, volunteering and the rest of life to deal with, working to stay creative isn't at the top of the priority list. Sometimes it takes a little nudge to remind us what is important.

29 Ways to Stay Creative
is the nudge you need. Being awesome isn't about luck, or ideas lightning-strikin' your head out of nowhere. It's about work, and perseverance and staying on your toes. It's about failing, and learning that it's okay to fail while pushing forward.

Read, lap up, IMPLEMENT.

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