We pulled a new print for ArtCrank PDX again this year. Here’s a preview of the bandana-inspired print. Cotton bandanas in the works too! Check out artcrank.com/portland for more info.
Capes, cap guns, bandanas and band-aids, ankle scrapes and stubbed toes, peroxide, bactine. Relief in cool kitchens whose sweet fatty guts we mix into cookies to bake, to sell, to eat, moms and daddies late to purchase and the pickins slim. Our bellies sit full. Apples, snap-peas, raspberries, currants; spiders in a jar, earwigs in the branches. A swing-set over-swung, another monkeyed in a game, a third holding mouths making maps in its treehouse. Airplanes, sailors, hunters, hunts. The bright outdoor pool and its unheated sweetness, the blonde boy underwater at elastics, grinning. Fair rides folded and dark on tractor beds, then generators buzz power cords fling wheels up to wheel, lights into lit, endless tinny music squatting ear pockets, tempting. Flirting, kissing, hands held, hips. Prizes overstuffed, a tiger in a cage, a set of whirling swings at the cow field’s edge and high, spinning baskets with trapped, screaming throats. Water from the hose. Mealtimes sped. Chalk in the street, names called through yards, the fields, other yards. Come out! Come home! Baseballs, softballs, rubber balls, soccer. Cowboys with jangle spurs and pretty fringed chaps, flaks and helmets and dented hats, queens in sashes and curls and teeth upon steeds against sunsets, galloping. Out with the bulls is a clown in his barrel. Corndogs, corn cob, kettle corn, curly fries, funnel cakes, snow cones, tacos, sausage, burgers, potato chips, chicken salad, watermelon, cherries. Stains. Paper plates puckered, varied pink juices, vinegary pools. Tie-dye, bare feet, vendor tents, onions, farmers to market, riverfront fountains, sunburns and sunglass and suntan lotion and sun setting late, later, latest. Plane rides and car rides and hitch-thumbs and bikes. Tents, rafts, poles, hooks, sleeping bags, bean cans, percolators, briquettes. Stars. The moon’s bleach. Suits, boutonnières, bouquets, PAs, buffets, name cards, cut cakes, toasts: Dear summer, I really like you, you’re hot, let’s go out, I know you leave soon, I won’t forget you, see you next year, stay sweet.
Sarah is currently serving as resident “coolest writer chick we’ve ever met” and her latest project can be found at NowPortraits.
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This mix comes courtesy of Cecile Elliot. When not swearing like a sailor or posting to facebook Cecile can be found at www.onecreativebird.com
We are still in Belgium for Julia’s artist residency but apparently this article hit the cover of the Corvallis paper today, according to @suceda – a little local love. Happy!
Yee Haw! Craft Svcs will be participating in this year’s Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale on May 7th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. It’s only 1 day this year, so be sure to get this one on your calendar. We’re working on some completely new products and hope to have a few of the fan favorites in stock also. I can’t give too much away but this year’s theme is going to be a rootin-tootin-buffalo-shootin good one, friends! Hope to see you there!
She’s truly awesome!
Just a preview of our latest prints we’ve spent some time creating over the last few weeks. You can check them out at the Crafty Wonderland show on Dec 11th and 12th.
Super excited to meet up with other bike geeks, print geeks and probably a few real geeks tonight at The Cleaners for Portland Artcrank. We’ll post a few pics of the final poster once the show is over but here is a quick video of the printing process.
Holy Poopsie, we are excited to get back to the Land-o-Lincoln for Renegade Chicago this weekend. So excited, in fact that we are making some limited edition Honest Abe prints and t-shirts for the event. While not downing massive amounts of pizza we will be selling our goods in booth #261. Come say hey if you are in the area along Division St. in Wicker Park.
We love the patience this piece must have tested! The line detail in this woodcut from Paul Roden + Valerie Lueth made us say Wow!$#@& See more of this print or pick up a copy over at Tugboat Printshop.