I'll be donating the profits from holiday shopping on heartellpress.com this weekend. I've chosen three organizations whose work I want to support, and I invite you to join me and get some nice cards and prints in the deal as well!
Profits from orders placed on Black Friday, November 26 will go to Planned Parenthood, which delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
Small Business Saturday orders will benefit WomenVenture, an organization based in Minnneapolis, MN that provides women of all ages, cultures, races and income levels with the tools and resources to achieve economic success through small business ownership.
Cyber Monday's profits will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center which is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.
If you are looking for an in-person shopping experience this weekend, here's a list of the 80+ independently owned boutiques, bookstores and gift shops that stock Heartell cards and prints. It has been a privilege getting to know the owners of these businesses this year. They are creative, caring people who put their hearts and souls into their work and I know they'd love to see you this weekend.
I'm going to be participating in some craft markets around the midwest this season. Since we moved to Fort Wayne, IN in August, I thought this would be a fun way to explore some of the cities near my new hometown. I hope you'll be able to visit me at one of them if you are in the midwest (there will be a grand prize for anyone who manages to visit me at all four!).
Here are the dates and locations:
Bloomington Handmade Market
Renegade Craft Fair
I have some news to share today. At the end of August, my husband and I will be relocating to his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Brooklyn has been my home for 7 wonderful years, and the transition will be bittersweet. Leaving my friends and my community of fellow artists and makers is going to be hard. New York is the most inspiring place I've ever lived, and the list of favorite neighborhoods, streets, museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, works of art and particular qualities of life in New York I'm going to miss is long. But the move is going to be great for us, and for Heartell. Things we're short on here--especially space (both indoors and out), quiet, and family are abundant in Indiana. New York is the place I came to find my path, and I'm so grateful for everything I've experienced while living here. Indiana is the perfect place to continue building what I've created, and I look forward to sharing all the new designs and projects that emerge as Heartell Press continues to grow and thrive in our new home.
Please join me on Thursday, August 18 from 6-9 PM for a Farewell Open Studio + Sample Sale at 112 2nd Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets in Gowanus!
The show was a LOT of work to do, but so much fun. The feeling I had seeing all my work on display in the little world I created for it and sharing it with a whole new audience of smart, interesting people who love printmaking and paper as much as I do is hard to describe. I had wonderful conversations, made new friends and learned a lot about the people who are responding to the work I'm doing with Heartell.
Since the show, there are about 50 stationery shops, bookstores, museum gift stores and boutiques carrying Heartell cards and prints across the US and Canada (see the expanded stores list here to find one in your area!). I also released new cards, boxed notes and lots of prints at the show. Scroll down to see photos of them in the booth, or see what's new in the shop here.
The theme of the booth was "A Quiet Place," inspired by this new friendship card.
My friend Chelsea Meyers from the wonderful womens' clothing company The Willary took some photos at the studio for an interview we did a few weeks ago, and I thought it would be fun to share a few of the extra shots. I spiffed up the studio and even put on a little makeup, a rare occasion! It was nice to see the space I love so much looking its best. :)
I finally got a chance to organize the photos from our fun market in December. Many thanks to our wonderful vendors
Lucky Horse Press, Alisa Floral Design, Art in Chaos, The Gift Fox, Manny's Sister, Flynn &King, Sarah Nicole Phillips, btw Ceramics, Mactaggart Jewelry, TRIME, Wearskate Jewelry, Christine Joy Design, Authorized to Work in the US Press and of course our awesome DJ Colleen Crumbcake of Sugartown Industries.
Our 2nd Annual Holiday Popup Market is going to be at Halyards, 406 3rd Ave. in Brooklyn on December 5 and 6 from noon to 6 PM. The market was a highlight of the season for me last year and I'm really looking forward to it. I hope you can come out for a browse and a drink! Its going to be especially festive since we have DJ Colleen Crumbcake of Sugartown Industries coming to play some tunes for us on Saturday.
Wreaths, terrariums and arrangements by Alisa Floral Design
Prints, mini sculptures and ornaments by Art in Chaos
Hand sewn bags and pouches by The Gift Fox
Printed bags and scarves by Manny's Sister
Handmade, all-natural skin care and soap by Flynn & King
Collages and prints by Sarah Nicole Phillips
Pots and mugs by btw Ceramics
Jewelry by Mactaggart Jewelry
Jewelry by TRIME
Jewelry by Wearskate Jewelry
Block printed journals and prints by Christine Joy Design
Risograph Prints by Authorized to Work in the US Press
We are planning another popup at Halyards and we've got a great lineup this year as well as a great DJ! I'll be posting a full vendor list soon, but for now make sure to mark your calendar for the most fun way to get your shopping done and enjoy an afternoon of seasonal drinks and tunes.
I'm participating in the annual Gowanus Open Studios this weekend, Saturday October 17 and Sunday October 18 from 12 PM-6 PM. Its a great event with over 300 artists participating. My studio is at 112 2nd Ave. between 9th and 10th Streets in Brooklyn, Studio 17 on the 2nd floor. I hope to see you there!