Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Nevermind what's been selling, it's what you're buying." -Fugazi

CRAFTINISTA believes not only in promoting local designers, but also in doing good for our community. We like to mix our business with philanthropy because it feels right, and because we know that building strong supportive communities begins with us.
Please join us Thursday June 3rd at Picking Daisies in the Creamery downtown between 5-7.30 for our Spring/Summer buy local shopping event and benefit for the children's room at the Prado Day Center. Bring new art supplies to be donated to the children at the center and be entered to win a gift made with love by one of CRAFTINISTA's designers. We get really fired up about our events, and can't wait to see you all there!
And please, if you like what we're doing, spread the word!
*CRAFTINISTA endorses buying your art supplies at locally owned San Luis Art Supply. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Viva C.Bennett

when i first met c. bennett (cory anderson) he was at a cafe sporting a hoodie with an embroidered twin pop above the pocket. now, my father is an incredible embroiderer. in the 70s he had this green vest with a huge griffin sewn into it that i revered, it was groovy, to say the least, but i, on the other hand, could not sew myself out of a...what? a paper bag? a prom dress? a straight jacket? anyway, i digress, so, this mr. bennett tells me that the twin pop is in fact a pocket for an ipod. so, not only was this a mad brilliant use of DIY action, it was a hip display of a heartfelt symbol, too. that twin pop said to me that here was someone who saw the reward in sharing (after all, that was the point of those delicious chilled confections, no?), someone who saw himself as a part of something bigger, someone that loved humor and childhood all mixed up with practicality and whimsy. i liked that. so, without further ado, meet c.bennett, artist, designer, photographer, embroiderer and newest 'nista.

click on his photo to link to c.bennett's beautiful website.
( i never use the terms 'beautiful' and 'website' in the same sentence, so that actually means something)

*photo courtesy of c.bennett 'the saddest circle is a square' t-shirt by c.bennett.