Tuesday, June 24, 2008

3 years down

I have this feeling of constantly being overwhelmed with an unconquerable to-do list. But somehow I still manage to have a weekend full of amazing experiences with such lovely images to show for it. I want so badly to be able to tell people all of the incredible things that are going on and the hours and days slip by and all I seem able to do is post these mundane posts. However, I am still compelled to keep sharing, with the idea that at some point I will be back on the bandwagon of updating regularly here and possibly having something life-changing to share.

My big news? Well this past weekend of June 20th was the 3 year anniversary of my shop Paper Boat. Pretty big landmark- small business owner for 3 years, who would of thunk? Thanks for the support Milwaukee & beyond.

Fashion & 100% beef

Green painted grout

Bonfire on the Milwaukee River

Bonfire on the Milwaukee River

New window #1 at night during the gallery reception

Oklahoma Tap: the lineup

Oklahoma Tap: Milwaukee at its best

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sunday June 29th: garage sale

Sunday June 29th: garage sale
Originally uploaded by faythelevine

You should probs come to this. Tons of people, tons of stuff.

Records, clothes, all the things you can't resist.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sometimes you just find an unexpected gem

Cat dentures is what you find on page two of a google image search when looking up "cat dentist" for your friend Tim who has some bad teeth stuff going on and you want to cheer him up. They apparently exist and as Kate pointed out, how does the cat keep them in?

Saturday, June 21, 2008

My Studio: June 2008

My Studio: June 2008
Originally uploaded by faythelevine

I just uploaded a bunch of photos from last night post gallery reception at Paper Boat. We visited a new bar in Bay View and went to a bonfire on the Milwaukee River.

Summer, thank you for finally coming to us.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Pecha Kucha Night - June 17, 2008

Pecha Kucha Night - June 17, 2008
Originally uploaded by 800ceoread

Home from my Atlanta/NY trip and went straight to the Hi Hat Garage for my Pecha Kucha presentation. Don't know what Pecha Kucha is, well you should check out their site, but basically it's a bunch of presenters who get to pick out 20 slides and then have 20 seconds to talk about each one. It's very fast paced and fun. I went last and was pretty nervous by the time my talk on "Craftivism & Community" rolled around.

The rest of the photos from the night are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/800ceoread/sets/72157605679906122/

Pecha Kucha's site is:

Photos from NY are soon to come. I'm back in MKE for THREE whole weeks... YAY.

Friday, June 6, 2008


I'm here. Staying at the cutest hotel called the Highland inn which is right next to the new location of Young Blood Gallery and Boutique. Tomorrow will be a blazing 95 degrees for the Indie Craft Experience, if you are here, come say hi I will have a booth for Handmade Nation.

Handmade Nation at Indie Craft Experience in Atlanta

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Weekend/ Week updates

I was lucky enough to see two amazing bands this weekend- A Silver Mt. Zion at Turner Ballroom and The Spits and Franks Power Plant. I recommend checking out both if you can get a chance.

It was also the reception for the show I curated at Woodland Pattern called "Devotion To Thread" super great turnout and I'll have photos up on the Handmade Nation flickr account later this week.

If you are in Atlanta or NY I am on my way!

June 7th is the 7th Indie Craft Experience

June 10th Screening of 20 minute clip of Handmade Nation at Light Industry
in Brooklyn

June 14th & 15th Renegade Brooklyn

Other news is I got a week long residency at the Kohler Art Museum for this great DIY programing- more on that later.....

As always, you can always read the Handmade Nation blog for more frequent updates or visit my silly myspace page.