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Emeralds and Absinthe in Little Falls 3/11

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Emeralds and Absinthe in Little Falls 3/11

All The Cool Kids™ is the dynamic duo of Paige from The Scrub Girl and Jacki from WWP/Ohana Creative. They organize local pop-up markets that feature unique and creative businesses selling handmade or collectible vintage products. This Saturday, 3/11, from 12-6 is the St. Patrick's Edition, Emeralds and Absinthe, at The Russian Hall in Little Falls, NJ. I'll be there with bells on so if you come, bring a friend, and be sure to say hi!

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Learning to Code at HackNCraftNJ

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Learning to Code at HackNCraftNJ

Our local HackNCraftNJ group recently put out a call for folks who are interested in learning to code. I had never really considered whether or not it was something I wanted to learn until I saw their post on Facebook. After discussing it with my boyfriend, we both signed up, and now we're part of a great group of local people independently taking the Harvard CS50- Introduction to Computer Science course, available on edX.org, and collectively working together to learn these skills. I'm really excited and I know it will be a very big challenge (especially to my patience!) but...

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Women In My Neighborhood - Azie from Verdigreen Home

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Women In My Neighborhood - Azie from Verdigreen Home

In this new feature, Women In My Neighborhood, I recognize women in downtown Montclair, where I live and work, who inspire, educate, or work here as well. This first installment features Azie from Verdigreen Home, a family-owned and operated shop located at 182 Glenridge Avenue. It's home to local artisans and upcycled vintage décor, complimented by a do-it-yourself workshop where they stock Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and other related products, so fun! I asked Azie a few questions about what inspires her when she's consulting and designing. For more information about Verdigreen Home be sure to check out their...

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Activism Through Craft = Craftivism

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Activism Through Craft = Craftivism

As we move forward, many people who are feeling uncertain of the future are seeking ways to make change happen. Daily actions like making phone calls, attending rallies, or sending emails are having positive results, and no doubt this focus will stay energized. More and more creative people are thoughtfully fundraising for a variety of important causes by developing beautiful products and donating a portion of the proceeds. These actions of activism through craft are mini peaceful protests, giving new meaning to objects we will use proudly, continuing our important conversations, and supporting the organizations that do righteous work for...

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Looking Ahead by Looking Back

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Looking Ahead by Looking Back

Now that the Xmas holiday season is over I'm looking ahead to my really busy season- Valentine's Day! My paper heart garlands are popular decorations and gifts that keep the holidays hand made right through the winter! As I look back over the years I can see all the different materials I've used to make them, Golden Field Guide pages, National Geographic atlases, girl scout handbooks, sheet music, always vintage and always damaged in some way that lends them to my purposes. But almost nothing is safe from my deconstructing ways- not even my own art work! I made these...

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