Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GET INSPIRED, Patchwork art show - Long Beach nov 2014 (more links added 11/5)

(UPDATES in pink). One of the fun things about having talented artist friends is that they visit lots of inspiring, creative places and sometimes you get to tag along.....

It was one of these adventures...
 (with my photographer pal Sarah Hunt http://sarahhuntphotography.com/?page_id=594  ..

. she is the creative force behind internet sensation and Buzzfeed star Marty Mouse https://www.facebook.com/martymousetherat

that brought me to the Patchwork art show http://dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show/upcoming-shows/

This was the second time I met up with Sarah at one of these events. It was held at the beautiful public marina in Long Beach ....

This outdoor art fair is full of surprises ...  all sorts of artists working in different mediums; plus the line-up changes so there's always new discoveries to find. 

and there's lots of yummy FOOD .. a number of food trucks and food booths.
Wish I had a picture of chef Erin Whitcomb's Torch S'more Co. food cart, where I had the most delicious made-to-order s'more with all hand-made ingredients. She has other items as well on her Front Porch Pops website .. but man that S'more!!!http://www.frontporchpops.com/
 This is a pet-friendly and family friendly event ...

There was even a playground. '

Pic coming here soon of some of my haul ... did some holiday shopping, so can't show everything 

Meanwhile ... here are a few of the artists I visited and links to their online info ...

Squshies Felt Animals ... here's their website http://www.squshies.net/
also on Facebook

They will also be at DesignerCon .. Nov 8th and 9th in Pasadena http://www.designercon.com/

They do an assortment of felt animals .. not just doggies, but these are so sweet...

 and hoop art (here's a commission piece of Marty Mouse )

My heart belongs to their Otis the cake troll ....

Paper Wilderness .... http://www.paperwilderness.com/
Quite a crowd enjoying Jenna's assortment of cards ...
UPDATE MARCH 3, 2015 -- read more about Jenna here in this link where she's interviewed as featured artist on Handmade Life Blog   http://dearhandmadelife.com/maker-jenna-of-paper-wilderness/
where else but Paper Wilderness can you find a Piranha card...

spiffy T-shirts by "artist, illustrator, commissioned art, art tutor, doodler" Willie Wat
 visit his website to see some of the t-shirt images up close!

Different wearable art and cozy gifts at Creature Comforts Pillows  https://www.facebook.com/creaturecomfortspillows

this little neck pilllow was very popular! You can warm the entire pillow (and lavender scented stuffing) in the microwave.
and one more artist .... Camp Town Press ... https://www.etsy.com/shop/CampTownPress
My collection of hand made cards continues to grow. They are such fun to send to friends ... 
I bought several of these ...

More artists and photos on my previous link for Patchwork show in May 2014 http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2014/05/get-inspired-by-learning-from-others.html

The next Patchwork show ... and link to homepage for patchwork shows http://dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show/

SANTA ANA, California

November 30, 2014 – Downtown – 2nd at Sycamore Street – Santa Ana, California – 11-5pm

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