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"Home" shirts back in stock!

Finally, I have restocked the WhyLouisville Store on Bardstown Road here in Louisville with almost 2 dozen of my "Home" fleur de lis shirts. So if you've been wanting one (they tell me they actually had a phone-waiting list for folks who want one!), go there now while the supply is good! I gave them two different versions - one on an army green heathered ringer t-shirt, printed in black (pictured on the left), and the other on a powder blue with red ringer t, with the design in red to match (similar to the pic on the right, but on a ringer instead of a raglan). Go now!

women in art...

when i started this blog last fall, coinciding when i launched my website, my original concept was to only use the blog to archive my old "news" posts that grace the front page of my website. i was gonna keep it all about me and my art/craft, narrowly focused. but as time goes on, i find myself wanting to blog about other things, especially art, craft and pop culture related things that are tangentially related to my own personal art-n-craft life. so here goes - my first entry to that effect. (though, don't worry, there'll still be plenty of posts just about me!)

this morning in my inbox was this article from women's e-news about how it appears that 2007 will be/already is "the year of the woman" in the art world. cliche and problematic as it may be (like those horrid "women in rock" issues of rolling stone magazine), in many ways, it's long overdue. and i welcome it. yes, it's kinda sad that we, as feminists, have to be excited whenever we're thrown a bone. but the truth of the matter is that major, touring feminist art exhibitions and especially the opening of the feminist art wing at the brooklyn museum of art really ARE noteworthy occasions. and very exciting. i can't wait til the next time i'm in brooklyn - how wonderful to be actually excited to go to a museum again!

the women's e-news article wasn't the first i'd heard of any of these things, though, as a recently purchased copy of artnews magazine - probably the first one of those i'd bought since i was an idealistic art history major at vanderbilt university - had lured me in with a similar headline about the "next wave" of feminist art. that article didn't mention, however, the feminist art project out of rutgers university (which was mentioned by the above women's e-news article). the concept of a centralized calendar and hub for feminist art happenings, shows, and other events is a really great idea, and hopefully will help foster more attention and communication about feminist art, bringing it out of the 1970's stereotype and into contemporary discourse.

Etsy shows me some love! has an article up on their blog that mentions my etsy shop - check it out!

Nashville... and newspaper mentions!

THIS JUST IN: While I was in Nashville yesterday, I got not one but TWO newspaper article mentions - one in New Orleans' Times-Picayune and one in Louisville's Courier-Journal. The former is an article about the gal from who I met and shot some video with in New Orleans over Mardi Gras; the latter is a feature with a great picture of one of my clocks (!) about the Louisville Craft Mafia and our trip to Nashville yesterday. That definitely explains why I had so much traffic to my website yesterday! Very exciting!

And I don't think I mentioned... earlier last week, the New Orleans Craft Mafia was featured in the local free alternative music publication Antigravity, along with a goofy pic of all of us. Look on page 11! (You can download the entire issue on pdf, and then scroll over to p.11 to see us!)

And speaking of Nashville (that's a pic of our booth above)... it was so much fun! Those Nashville Craft Mafia gals sure know how to throw an indie craft show! So thanks to the NCM for organizing and executing such a fun event, and thanks to everyone in attendance for all the great feedback and sales! I'll definitely be looking forward to doing that show again next year.

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