Sarah M. Holm

Artist | Designer | Maker

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Shopping for the Holidaze!

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It seems like there is a craft market every day this month in Minneapolis, amiright? This new trend in adding a market to every event is a little overwhelming for customers and vendors. Luckily you have your pal over here at Black Spoke to help in the decision making process!

A Conspiracy of Strange Girls and Jackson Flats presents:

A Winter’s Night Market

For high quality, last-minute gift shopping, this market shouldn’t be missed! With over 30 vendors from the art collective: A Conspiracy of Strange Girls and the artist lofts: Jackson Flats, you are sure to find some truly unique, edgy, and eclectic handmade wares. Also, this is the last market that Black Spoke will be participating in this year! I’ll have my classic designs, some new belt and jewelry, and some trash art, my mixed media illustrations on cardboard.


Other markets that I’ll be shopping at (but not vending) are:

Random Coolness

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- I’ve been a bit absent from Black Spoke this year. Running a business when you are inspired by/drawn to other mediums can be tricky. I’ve decided that it is ok to pursue other creative endeavors, rather than choose one thing. Here’s what I’ve been doing lately: TRASH ART.

- MANY MOONS is a cool spiritual workbook by Modern Women that aligns you with the lunar cycle. The first 2019 volume hasn’t been released yet, but keep an eye on their website, or your favorite local witchy store to get your hands on it.

- Vintage clothing is the best, but even those that have worked in vintage and studied clothing history (like…ahem… this gal) need help with research sometimes. VINTAGE FASHION GUILD is my main go-to resource with all sorts of information, including the incredibly helpful “Label Resource” that helps to determine era based on designer labels.

- I started eating a vegan diet nearly a year ago (I know, I know… a vegan leather worker, what?!). I couldn’t have even thought of trying this lifestyle without raw cashew cheese from PUNK RAWK LABS.

- The Devo episode of 99% Invisible is 100%!

American Craft Council Show: St. Paul Edition

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Mark your calendars and get your tickets!!! The American Craft Council Show is coming to St. Paul from April 8th - 10th (with a preview party April 7th).

Show Dates/Times    -    Tickets $12 (free for ACC members or children 12 & under)

Friday, April 8     10am - 8pm  ($5 after 5pm) 

Saturday, April 9     10am - 6pm

Sunday, April 10     11am - 5pm

Preview Party:

Thursday, April 7   6pm - 9pm, Tickets $75  (proceeds benefil ACC's educational programming)

 

Here is a sneak peak to some of my favorite artists at the show:

P.S.- I'm giving out free tickets to 3 lucky newsletter subscribers!  If you haven't subscribed yet, you can HERE.

 

 

Random Coolness

Random CoolnessSarah M Holm

Here is some cool stuff I came across this week:

-I'm absolutely obsessed with this cool way to discover new music.  Every Noise At Once is a genre map that introduces you to bands in that genre, affiliated genres, and links in with your Spotify account.  I'm in love!!

-This church makes me wish I was a skateboarder.

-I'm getting ready to move in with my boyfriend, so I've been pinning home ideas like crazy.  We bought paint yesterday: black, grey, and white... obviously.

-I remember hearing about BioCouture a couple of years ago, so I was really excited to find this recipe for Microbial "Leather".  I'll be experimenting with this for sure!

-You've gotta love a gaudy suit.  Nudie Cohn, the rodeo tailor, made the best, craziest suits, including Elvis' iconic gold lame suit.

-Ash from the Middle Finger Project tells you how to "stop writing with a stick up your ass"!

-This breaded tofu is sooooooooo gooooooood!

-If Picasso was a tattoo artist, his work would look like Peter Aurisch.

 

Have a great week!