Friday, May 1, 2009

Forwarding an Invitation to the May 3rd Sunday Night at the Wearable Art Market Discussion hosted by Streetnoodles

This month the open discussion in the Wearable Art Market forum will be based around the strange things artists sometimes do for their art...sure to be a lot of laughing on this one!

Here's the original invitation posted by this month's host Streetnoodles

Get out your pencils and mark your calendars, the next Wearable Art Market Sunday gathering will be May 3rd; 7pm EST, 6pm central, 5pm mountain and 4pm pacific time, till whenever!

The thread will be in the Wearable Art Market public forum--

The "Wearable Art Market" is eager to break down the walls between buyer & seller...opening the doors of discussion that will help everyone to understand a little more about our varied crafts and the inspiration behind it...even the day-to-day mondain tasks needed to be done to follow our passion.

With that in mind, the artists of the Wearable Art Market will be getting together Sunday evening and we'd love to have you join us!

Art will be the subject of course-- inspiration, latest ambitions, recent successes-- or works in progress-- BUT i recently watched an old video of "A Chorus Line"...and the question that came up, "what i did for love"...corny i know BUT i would like to ask a variation of that question--"what is the most silly or humiliating thing you've done for art? ...think about it & bring it to the forum!

I suggest you pop some popcorn, or maybe some salsa & chips, beverage of your choice, barefeet or "bunny" slippers a must, and maybe a pillow for your bum...we're in for the long haul.

Hope to see you there! (what does this photo has to do with my sacrifices for art?) teehee!


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today's Market Finds at 1000 Markets

1000 Markets

We are a community of marketplaces, large and small, connecting artisan merchants with the people who love their products.

Our markets are more than just collections of products; they are full of people and stories. They have voices and personalities.

Our merchants are small, independent, artisan businesses built by people who love their craft. They make and sell unique products, based on their own vision, personality and story. Working together, these artisans create marketplace communities - gathering places where merchants can exchange ideas, and customers can browse and talk.

Our markets are large and small, broad and narrow. Some have themes, like food, crafts, or art. Others cultivate a sense of place around a region. And some exist simply because the people in them share friendship or common values. Each market fosters its own one-of-a-kind community, always unique and interesting.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN MARKET : High-Altitude Artisans

We are artisans of the Rocky Mountains, encompassing the beautiful states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.

Our products are the kind you might discover at a great farmers market, craft fair or at a quaint little ski-town boutique. Our work represents a wide variety of art and craftsmanship - from pottery to photography, jewelry to papercraft, and everything in between.

We have brought our shops together here for you to explore. We hope you will visit often and be as inspired as we are by the amazing beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST MARKET : Unique and One-of-kind artisan products from the Pacific Northwest

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Market - a place to find wonderfully talented artisans from the diverse states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

From ocean to rain forest and from desert to mountain, the Pacific Northwest has amazing variety not just in weather and geography but in people and art. We hope you can find your very own piece of the Pacific Northwest here.

Come explore our market learn more about our beautiful states.

MIND BODY SPIRIT : Nurture, inspire, heal, create!

The purpose of the Mind Body Spirit Marketplace is to offer quality products that are designed to nurture, inspire, heal and honor the spirit inside all of us. This marketplace is positive in nature and non-denominational.

Quote of the Week: "It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility." -Rachel Carson

BOHEMIA ESPRIT : A Place for the artistic...bohemian soul...

Bohemia Esprit...the spirit of bohemian...the free soul full of spirit...finding truth, meaning, art and freedom in expression.

We at Bohemia Esprit seek to provide a marketplace for the bohemian spirited person to shop, discover new ideas and products and find information on the bohemian lifestyle. Our mission is to encourage artistic expression that while is oft times against convention still speaks of quality handmade and artisan produced pieces of art.

WEARABLE ART : Art For The Body

A place to find creations of art that extend beyond the traditional. Welcome to the Wearable Art Market. Our creations are here to adorn the human body. Wearable art jewelry, clothing and accessories. All of our shops will entice you to visit.