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      SF: Jennie Smith at Rena Bransten Gallery

      San Francisco artist Jennie Smith (who recently created two great cards for us as well as several amazing poster calendars) has a new art show called "Sending Out A Song" opening this Thursday at the Rena Bransten Gallery. Jennie is an incredibly talented artist and her work is the kind that must be seen in-person (and if you go to the opening you can meet Jennie herself!). Here is the description of her show from Rena Bransten's site:

      Jennie Smith’s delicate graphite drawings and watercolors continue to express her concern with specific ecological issues, such as the floating continent of plastic debris known as the great Pacific Garbage Patch, the migration of indigenous people, and the ecosystems of small, vulnerable animals. Equally enchanted by natural phenomena – wind, animal habitat, whale songs – and the creative, mythical, and crafted remnants of the human world, Smith responds with metaphorical renderings that entwine narrative threads to describe the gravity or wonder of her subjects and their relationships to the forces of nature. She says, “I draw what is close to me, what is beyond my physical reach, and what is from the realm of the imagined.”

      Jennie Smith
      Sending Out a Song
      March 21 - May 4, 2013
      Reception: Thursday, March 21, 5:30-7:30pm

      Rena Bransten Gallery
      77 Geary Street (between Kearny and Grant)
      San Francisco, CA 94108
      (415) 982-3292

       image from Rena Bransten Gallery

      Portland: Crafty Wonderland & The Portland Bazaar

      It's another holiday sale weekend of double the fun here in Portland! December 8th and 9th bring us two days of overflowing craftiness in the form of Crafty Wonderland‘s Super Colossal Holiday Sale at the Convention Center and the 2nd Portland Bazaar at Sandbox Studios. Admission to both events is free so come on down and say hi and make a huge dent in your gift list!

      Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale
      Oregon Convention Center, Hall C (we're at booth 23)
      777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
      December 8th-9th, 11am-6pm
      free admission

      The Portland Bazaar
      Sandbox Studio, 420 NE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97232
      December 8th 9am-5pm, December 9th 9am-4pm
      free admission

      Seattle: Urban Craft Uprising

      Hey Seattle, the Urban Craft Uprising huge winter craft show is this weekend (December 1st-2nd) and not only are we going to be there with lots of LO goods, we helped facilitate this year's show poster/t-shirt art by our good friend, LO artist, and former Seattleite Martine Workman! Martine won't be able to make it out from D.C., but we'll have her awesome zines and mini newspapers available for sale. So come out and see us (booth 58) at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall from 11am-5pm. It's free to get in, the first 100 people in line each day get a free swag bag, and there are free raffle drawings, craft demos, and book signings each hour. What a great way to shop for the holidays!

      Urban Craft Uprising
      Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
      321 Mercer Street
      December 1st-2nd, 11am-5pm
      admission is free

      Portland: XOXO Fest

      Join us this Friday through Sunday at the XOXO Festival, an "arts and technology festival celebrating disruptive creativity" taking place in SE Portland. While the conference part of the fest is sold out, we're going to be a part of their Market on the bottom floor of the Yale Union building which is free and open to the public. They'll be closing down the street out front for a temporary food cart pod so come eat and shop and meet lots of interesting people! You can also take part in their Fringe events (arcade, music, film) which are also free!

      XOXO Festival Market
      YU Contemporary
      800 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, OR
      Market hours: Friday September 14th-Sunday September 16th, 9:30am-6pm

      Seattle: Urban Craft Uprising this weekend

      We know it feels like it's the weekend already thanks to a mid-week holiday, but the real weekend will be here in no time and for those in Seattle, that means the summer Urban Craft Uprising show! Join us at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Saturday and Sunday for Seattle's largest indie craft show. It's free to get in, there are over 130 vendors, demos, signings, raffles, and the first 100 people every day get a swag bag. We'll have all our new cards and the very first copies of our brand new Annual Vol. 7 Planner by Lizzy Stewart (which won't be available for another few weeks)! So come by and say hi and feel free to bring us some Mighty-O donuts!

      Urban Craft Uprising
      Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
      321 Mercer Street
      July 7th-8th, 11am-5pm
      admission is free