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Germantown Shotgun Fest This Saturday!

With both sadness and excitement I announce that I will be participating this Saturday as a vendor in the Germantown Shotgun Festival, from noon til 9pm at the corner of Goss and Krieger next to Jockamos.

Check the flyer to the left for the complete line-up of bands. Plus there will be lots of other art and craft vendors, including my Louisville Craft Mafia sisters ZeVin Creations and Amadai Designs, various community groups and organizations - including the Derby City Rollergirls! - food, beverage, and even activities for the kids. Fun for the whole family. Come on out and enjoy this fine weather we're having.

It's sad for me because it will be my last festival/market I'm doing in Louisville before the move in July. So come see me off and stock up for the last time (in person) on all my stencil and silkscreen clothes, ties, clocks, prints and whatever else I find out in the shop. I'm going to have a bargain bin of stuff that's been hanging around way too long, too, so get there early before that empties out.

I look forward to seeing all you local peeps, at least for a last goodbye!

NOLA Rising Prints... and more!

As NOLA RISING head honcho ReX has noted on his blog, I have some one of a kind hand-sprayed stencil prints of the new NOLA RISING design up in my Etsy shop now, with more to come. I haven't really settled on a singular color combination yet, so right now, there's a whole slew of different combos, each one of a kind. So get 'em now because there might not ever be anymore of that particular combo - you never know. Half the proceeds go back to NOLA RISING, which is in the final stages of becoming a non-profit organization, which is very exciting.

And stickers with the same design have been ordered and are on the way. T-shirts are definitely going to happen, but it might be a while... so 'til then, grab a print so you can display it proudly on your wall, in your window, or anywhere! You'll not only be supporting NOLA RISING, but you'll also be supporting me, an independent artist, DIYer, and all-around crafty gal, trying to make a living doing the things I love and feel a calling to do.

Meanwhile, today I am starting my preparation for Michfest by printing up a short run of "We're in the fucking woods!" and "Butch enough" tanks. It's a very short run of each, but I'll make an announcement, probably on Monday, as to how many and how to get them. I'm hoping I can sell through this pre-fest sale of these to enable me to afford to buy more shirts to print up for fest. All this moving stuff is expensive and I don't have the spare cash right now to make a big t-shirt order... so hopefully this will help. And it also means gals can have their fun fest tanks before they even get to the land! Everybody wins! Stay tuned....

Bomb It, The Movie, In New Orleans!

Tuesday, June 10
Contemporary Arts Center - 900 Camp St.

**Director Jon Reiss will be in attendance and do a Q&A!

BOMB IT is the explosive new documentary from award-winning director Jon Reiss investigating the most subversive and controversial art form currently shaping international youth culture: graffiti.

Through interviews and guerilla footage of graffiti writers in action on 5 continents, BOMB IT tells the story of graffiti from its origins in prehistoric cave paintings thru its notorious explosion in New York City during the 70's and 80's, then follows the flames as they paint the globe. Featuring old school legends and current favorites such as Taki 183, Cornbread, Stay High 149, T-Kid, Cope 2, Zephyr, Revs, Os Gemeos, KET, Chino, Shepard Fairey, Revok, and Mear One. This cutting edge documentary tracks down today's most innovative and pervasive street artists as they battle for control over the urban visual landscape.

Reiss and producer/DP Tracy Wares traveled to five continents over the last two years amassing 400 hours of footage interviewing people from every conceivable walk of life - from the ghettos of Philadelphia and New York City to London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Cape Town South Africa, Sao Paulo Brazil, Tokyo Japan and back to Los Angeles, California.

The film shows how each city throughout the world has its own unique issues and personalities in relationship to graffiti and street art. Also importantly, the film focuses on the universal themes of humankind’s historic urge to write on walls, and the growing worldwide battle over who controls public space.

For more information, visit

Tickets: $7 general admission. $5 for CAC members. To purchase tickets: visit the CAC (900 Camp St.); visit; or all the CAC Box Office at 528-3800.

It's Yours, Take It - part two (pics!)

So apparently the It's Yours, Take It! art show went really well! Pics and video are up on the NOLA Rising blog, so you can get a great idea of all the gorgeous art that was up for grabs, and even see some of the "takers" who got to go home with a piece... including mine!

It's Yours, Take It - New Orleans Show

Hats off to ReX and the whole NOLA Rising crew for making this happen and clearly making a lot of people really happy that day!

It's Yours, Take It!

It's Yours, Take It

This is just a quick update for those of you in New Orleans. If you'd like to check out a cool show of public art, AND TAKE HOME YOUR FAVORITE PIECE FOR FREE (!), then you should head to Cafe Brazil at noon today for the It's Yours, Take It art show.

I have a couple of pieces in it, as do scores of other New Orleans artists, as well as folks from around the world who have sent in their pieces to contribute to this event. A good majority of the artists are of the street art variety, so there'll be some cool graffiti and stencil art pieces there, but then there's lots of other fun stuff too.

You can see some pics of some of what's there via the It's Yours, Take It flickr pool, and the Nola Rising flickr pool, as they are the hosts of the event.

The full announcement about the show is on the Nola Rising blogspot.

Go forth and get free art! (And take pictures, ok?)

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