Saturday, August 11, 2007

New Mutineer - 8th Street Soap Kitchen

And the Mutiny grows....

Our newest member is 8th Street Soap Kitchen!

Check out the website here.

"8th Street Soap Kitchen soaps are handcrafted with quality natural ingredients. Painstakingly made from scratch in small batches, these soaps lather richly, are naturally colored and carefully scented, and clean delightfully."

We started as a small collective but we get stronger every day.

Our winter craft show is in the works! Details TBA.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Spontaneous Body Modification - one year and two months later

I got two more tattoos today - on my lunch break. The first and last time I did this was Monday, May 15, 2006.

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The art means something to me. Both sets. The first set - the plus signs on my wrists - represent duality and symmetry. I wanted very bold shapes that would require lots of ink. Lots of pain. Happily/sadly, testing my pain threshold proved that they did not hurt, not like some piercings. I was ready to get more, but instead I got poor.

I got paid today and decided between lunch and the ink I have always wanted - ink was better. Today's tattoos are "the endless knot". I have wanted these designs for 15 years, exactly half my lifetime. in 1994, I bought a record by one of my fave Dischord bands, IGNITION. The record is entitled Complete Services and I was tranfixed by the pic on the record cover. I knew I would get it as a tattoo someday.

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Cutting out all the religious crap or hope for the innate innocence of humanity (for which I have no use) here is one meaning;
The endless knot (Skt. shrivatsa; Tib. dpal be'u) is a closed, graphic ornament composed of right-angled, intertwined lines. It overlaps without a beginning or an end - continuity as the underlying reality of existence. The intertwining of lines represents how all phenomena are conjoined and yoked together as a closed cycle of cause and effect. Thus the whole composition is a pattern that is closed on in itself with no gaps.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I got into Crafty Bastards 2007!

Yay, weeks of worry are over - DC CityPaper announced the line-up for this year's show. I am honored to be one of 100 crafters chosen from 400 applicants. Come find the best in local, regional and even natioal DIY goodies.

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The annual show is Sunday, September 30, 2007 at the Marie Reed Learning Center (18th & Wyoming) 10am - 5pm in Adams Morgan.

The other Mutineers will be there and we will have lots of fun surprises for all!

Details here!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Mutineers in CityPaper - Beth of magpie dc

Last week the Craft Mutiny members met to review our upcoming crafty plans. Can't spoil the surprise, but it's gonna be big.

For the first time, I met our newest collective member, Beth of magpiedc and she was super rad and excited and ready to take over the DIY world.

No wonder she is CityPaper's Craftiest Bastard of the week for, among other things, her Baddie Dolls. Like this scary/cutie Fun Gus:

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Crafter in need

I posted this to the Craft Mutiny blog, but it bears repeating:

I just got an email from the super rad people of Wonderland Retreat - started in early April 2007 to help alleviate the medical bills of a fellow crafter extraordinaire Alison Gordon.

Good news - she is doing much better thanks to the crafty community who contributed and supported the etsy shop raising funds on her behalf.

Now the shop is dedicated to raising funds for another crafter in need - Elijah Wyman, who has a rare kidney disease. All of the proceeds from this shop will benefit Elijah and his recovery expenses.

Please visit the etsy shop here and buy lots of stuff! You will find lots of cool DIY items and give something back to your community. Like these absolutely beautiful fridge magnets.

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More info about the cause

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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Bachelor Pad Items!

So, all my guy friends have requested stuff for them. My new line is actually unisex, but appeals (apparently) mostly to guys: ID/money cases, cig/money cases, key ring flasks and coasters.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pin-ups and Compact Mirrors

Pin-up girls and compact mirrors seem like a natural fit to me. So, here is a batch super sexy (and sometimes REALLY seXXXy) pocket mirrors that I made recently.

First pic is only the front cover...

Second pic shows the actual mirror dealie...