Just when I thought I would sleep off the rest of winter (in between frantic bouts of studying biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology) I get a little email message telling me it’s time to apply for Porter Flea once again. Makers, if you, like myself, need a little extra kick in the pants to get those applications in when it’s so chilly outside and all you want to do is pull the covers a little higher over your head, check out the video above that recaps some of the amazing-ness that was the Porter Flea Holiday Market…
Somehow, in all the busy-ness and pre-semester running-around-trying-to-fit-it-all-in craziness, I managed to miss the January flea market. This shall NEVER happen again. I miss my people, and finding the treasures that are other people’s junk. And school has me so stressed out that the only cure is trading mere dollars for treasure-junk. I can’t go on Friday so I am trying to convince Sean that waking up at 6 am on Saturday for a bagel/coffee run ETA at the flea of 7 am is the most reasonable thing we could possibly do.
PULP will be open until 8 pm tonight for a little Valentine’s sippin’ and shoppin. Who doesn’t want to give a handmade card to their someone special?!
Then, for those of you who aren’t paying twice as much to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant for some prix fixe menu sort of thing there’s a square happening Friday night. Single folks are encouraged and welcome, NO PARTNER REQUIRED!
*pm, $5 cover at the Nashville Palace. Details here. This is not your usual square dancin’ BYOB situation because there is a BAR…just sayin’.
Also, Valentine’s Day is admittedly not my favorite holiday, but I wish you a happy day all the same. Hopefully you have people to love that love you back all year round..!
Doing any show that is not Porter Flea just makes me miss Porter Flea. Here is a photo gem that I only noticed while reminiscing today on the greatness that was Porter Flea Holiday 2013.
Photo by Emily Michelle Jones
Also, Lisa Garcia, Porter Flea alum and maker of the fabulous art you can sort of see behind me in the photo above, is now selling her work on Urban Outfitters website (not in store as far as I know). You should buy it! She is amazingly talented and also a real person that I know and stuff. Yay!
It’s been a minute since I’ve had a show or even posted to this here blog. I guess I just needed extra recovery time from the awesomeness that was the holiday Porter Flea. It’ll be good to get back in the craft show saddle. I am rested, New Year’s resolutioned, and far too stressed about this semester of school to worry about a show. It’s just gonna fun fun FUN. Hope to see you there!
It’s the last flea of the year, and the last weekend to get that holiday shopping done. I’ll be set up in my favorite Sports Arena with vintage and jewelry. Come say hello..!
Yup, I’m all filled up with JOY from this past weekend’s amazingness that was Porter Flea. Many thanks to Claudia for capturing the image above (and sooooo many outtakes! we are good at many things, but being photographed is not one of them!). I am in the midst of studying for three final exams (homestretch) and MAN DOES IT FEEL GOOD to know that academics are not what define me. The weekend was a much needed reminder that I also make beautiful things that other people think are beautiful too. AND I am a part of a warm and welcoming creative community in Nashville.
Sidenote: I made a killing on the trades with other artists and far too many outright purchases of things I just had to have. Posts of those beautiful pieces and the artists that made them coming as soon as I get through these tests…!
Porter Flea is mere days away and I could not be more excited to sell (and celebrate) at my favorite craft show. I am in the midst of my last week of classes and finals, but that’s not gonna stop me from getting ready for this magical event. Speaking of magical, read the latest article about the amazing Porter Flea in the Nashville Ledger. They were kind enough to interview yours truly and let me gush about how Porter Flea saved my crafting soul. Truth.
In other news, amidst studying and multiple Thanksgiving celebrations, we were able to upgrade my backdrop for the biggest show of the year. A canvas drop cloth, painter’s tape and some metallic spray paint – easy as 1, 2, 3!
The nighttime photo doesn’t do it justice. Trust me, it’s a beauty! More pre-Porter Flea posts to come..!
I’m lucky to be selling again at this month’s flea market. Space 54 in the Sports Arena/Office. October’s market is aptly named THE BIG ONE. I’m not exactly sure what that means but I hear that people get brought in for it on buses like it’s some kind of rally. I’ll have vintage alongside my handmade jewelry. If you’ve never been to the flea before, this is the month to go!
I couldn’t be more excited about my acceptance for the next installment of Porter Flea. I say “we” were accepted because I couldn’t do it without Sean, my assistant extraordinaire and partner in LIFE and all crafty events. Hey, he knew what he signed up for when he married me. It’s going to be the best Porter Flea yet! Shout out to Kim of Simple Twist Jewelry for texting me to let me know before I had seen the email. I was the MOST excited person in line at Turnip Truck. Wahoo!