Friends who’ve Got Craft?

I have crafty friends and they are vendors at Vancouver’s Got Craft? on May 6, 2012.

Rachael Ashe works in paper cutting, collage, reclaimed materials, and altered books (etc). Her new paper cutting experiments are really fantastic, and have a wonderful 3D optical illusion quality. She’ll be selling collages like this one, as well as lots of other things:


Spark Design has neat, creepy/pretty jewelry. I’ve seen the brand new stuff and I love it and can’t wait to get my hands on some. These are some of the new designs:


Got Craft? is on Sunday, May 6th, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Royal Canadian Legion
2205 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC V5N 4B6

Pop-Up Show

The recent rain has made me nostalgic for Portland (sorry Portland! I know you probably have lovely weather too.). But it’s true – I wish I had time for another trip down there this fall, and not just because my supply of cheap Trader Joe’s Port and chocolate has long run out. I had such a good time on my visit last winter (even in the rain) –  yummy food, proper diner breakfasts, fun shops, a comfy hotel room, beautiful and misty Japanese gardens, Trader Joe’s hotel room picnics, happy hour, the Japanese woodblock print exhibit at the Portland Art Museum… sigh.

Also, another great reason to visit this fall would be to see my friend Rachael‘s work in a show of movable artist books. What are movable artist books? Well, have a look at their online catalogue to find out. Or, better yet, if you’re in Portland between September 22 and October 30, 2010, check them out in person.

A brand new East Vancouver resident, Rachael has been working on some more altered books for the upcoming Eastside Culture Crawl. She also had a piece in a show in the UK and an installation in the Container Art Show at the PNE this summer.

I’m really impressed and inspired by how prolific and focused Rachael has been, especially since her art is so labour intensive.

UPDATE: Rachael also has work in the group show ReVision – the Art of Recycling at the Granville Island Hotel, 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC on Saturday & Sunday, October 2 & 3, 2010 at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm