WHAT: Magical Folding Mask Workshop
WHEN: Thursday August 10, 6:30–10:30pm
WHERE: Chameleon Club Studio | 622 Broadway
COST: $95, includes all materials and participants will leave with their own folding mask ready for portable partying. Tickets are available on Chameleon Club’s site. Sign up by e-mailing: [email protected]
WHAT: Magical Folding Mask Workshop
Attendees of the Greenpoint-based Himapan lotus leaf painting class depart with two things: a wall-ready piece of art and an almost alarming sense of zen. I don’t normally associate prolonged repetition with relaxation, and yet there it was—two and half hours of lightly painting, sponging and dabbing at leaf skin felt more therapeutic than therapy itself.
Lotus leaves symbolize purity of heart and mind. When stretched over a canvas to dry, they also create a unique texture for painting. It’s like paint by number, except beautifully serene and understated.
Sometimes art doesn’t imitate life and it’s too bad because the winter wonderland we brought this year’s Greenpointers Holiday Market was so beautiful! Miss V put down her Mehndi tools for a few hours, picked up a can of blue spray paint, and revived her street art skills to create a dope backdrop decked out with hanging snowflakes, sprites, and a wintery landscape. The weather outside felt more like a brisk spring day but inside the gorgeous Greenpoint Loft, it was bustling with the holiday spirit and the smell of spices from our mulled wine wafted throughout. Continue reading
She put up with you your entire life (not to mention MADE you alive) so you clearly owe her more than a phone call and a mass produced greeting card.
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, but don’t worry, you still have plenty of time. We’ve put together this Greenpoint Mother’s Day Guide so you can keep the shopping local and still shower her with awesomeness. We are making this REALLY easy so don’t phone it in this year. Your welcome. Happy Mother’s Day! Continue reading
Over the Hudson River, there is a place called New Jersey, and like minded people live there who also craft with a more sustainable world in mind. Meet Claire Cohen of Montclair Made, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market, who creates eco-friendly and repurposed products for greener living – that are pretty rad to boot.
Claire chatted with us about her “green” crafting: Continue reading
Our featured Holiday Market Vendor, ALL DAY is a one woman operation out of Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn. Dari Litchman creates crocheted baskets and jewelry, vintage fabric clutches and totes. Warning – she runs a non-smoking studio, but an occasional Chihuahua hair may be found…
We chatted with Dari about her colorful and fun creations. Continue reading
Erin Flanagan Lind of Harp & Thistle Stitchery, a featured Holiday Market vendor, makes Punch Needle Embroidery, an ancient rug-hooking technique that she has shrunken down into a painstakingly and meticulous process in order to make christmas ornaments, watches, wall hangings, wearable art, and accessories. She says that “each tiny loop is hand punched with love.”
We chatted with Erin about how she got into making such unique crafts. Continue reading
Last Friday night we were so excited to light our Greenpointers Neon Sign. Ain’t she a beaut? Thanks to everyone who donated and made this beautifully crafted piece of art a reality. And thanks to Robbie Ingui of Artistic Neon for doing such a badass job. The sign will be on display at our Holiday Market on 12/8/13! Come by a check it out.
Watch my Thank You video, too… Continue reading
The word actor refers to females, unless they receive rewards and the helpful professional on your flight – don’t call her a stewardess, it’s flight attendant. There is something to be said about gender neutrality in the work force, but when it comes to throwing a badass party, leave that to the hostess – tried and true – whose hard work often goes under appreciated. Let’s change that!
Books are dedicated to the subject. Hostessing is an art form in and of itself. You think you just walk into an amazing dinner party and that friendly mood, cocktail in hand and course by course perfection just happens? Continue reading
Our featured vendor Yana Rodin describes herself as a “visual artist, designer, maker, traveler, collector, and curator of life experiences.” She will be bringing her gorgeous natural fiber accessories to the Holiday Market on December 8th.
World travel and old craft traditions have inspired her designs:
When I visited Peru, Japan, Thailand, Tibet, Indonesia, Morocco, Turkey, Russia, Europe, and Scandinavia, I searched for indigenous handicrafts and artisanal, natural, hand spun and dyed yarns, which later became part of the whole rich journey knitted into my curated, one of a kind, wearable artful pieces. Continue reading