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Sasquatches love crafts
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Crafty Wonderland

Portland's Art + Craft Extravaganza

July Artist of the Month: You Are Here

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We are happy to shine a spotlight on Lyn Nance-Sasser and Stephen Sasser of You Are Here for July’s Artist of the Month!!!  You must come check out their expanded selection of prints, cards, postcards, magnets, buttons, journals, patches, souvenir viewfinders and framed prints!

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Stephen and Lyn became master printmakers in the 1980’s when they were founding members of the Northwest Print Council, an organization of artists from 5 western states and 2 Canadian provinces, that later became Print Arts Northwest.  At that time, they worked in silkscreen printmaking; but they have now embraced technology by using digital techniques to create their prints of landmarks and icons.

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The You Are Here series all started in 2012 when Lyn and Stephen received a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to create 12 images of Portland icons. Marketing their prints all over the country via the internet, they now have over 60 images of cities from coast-to-coast, as well as Europe and Japan!!!

What are your favorite Portland landmark(s)? The multiple Benson Bubbler drinking fountains, the Thompson Elk fountain and the 31-foot Paul Bunyan statue in Kenton.

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What are your astrological signs? Our astrological signs are quite compatible: Lyn is a well balanced Libra, and Stephen is an optimistic-to-a-fault Aries.

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Do you have any pets?  Please describe, if so. Our famous cat Jimmy (who has appeared on the front of a Hallmark card), is an orange tabby.

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What are your favorite foods?   Portland is such an epicenter of good, farm to table food, that it is impossible to pick a favorite.

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How do you reward yourselves for a job well done? We love to travel, near and far! Favorite NW locations are Astoria, Seattle, Vancouver BC, Central Oregon, the Wallowas, Tacoma and Walla Walla.

July 12, 2016   No Comments

June Artist of the Month: 20 Leagues!

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June’s Artist of the Month is the incredibly inventive husband and wife team of 20 Leagues!  Morgan Pasinski and Jamie Hudson are always crafting up some new displays and fun items for our shop using not much more than a bit of cardboard, a laser cutter, and mystical crafty powers bestowed by Captain Jules!

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 Tiny dioramas and diorama kits for your houseplants, taxidermy magnets, Oregon-themed ornaments, rebar bottle openers, and more!!!

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Extra- special for this month we have on display a “Two-Bit Time Machine” diorama gumball machine – for 25 cents you can experience their vision for the time capsule in Pioneer Square!

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Always ready with a clever twist on words, the dynamic duo supplied some rhymes in answer to our questions – check ‘em out (though we just can’t believe that these folks don’t leave themselves any time for fun!)

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What’s your favorite music to play while you’re working?
Anything with a beat – we’re the Riverdance of twerking.

Where in the world do you find inspiration?
A place in our heads that needs medication.

Which of the twelve is your astrological sign?
We ended up married last time we fell for that line.

Do you have pets?  Please describe them, if so.
We’ve two blue cats.  One’s sharp and one’s slow.

What are your favorite things to eat?
Just about anything that doesn’t have meat.

Where would you say you most like to work?
For ourselves, even though our bosses are jerks!

How do you reward yourself for a job well done?
We do the next job better.  No time for fun.

Check out their website for even more 20 Leagues fun!

June 14, 2016   No Comments

Cool off with us on Saturday!

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Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market
Saturday, June 4th from 11am – 6pm

Over 225 vendors selling amazing handmade goods and art
in a big AIR CONDITIONED SPACE
at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Invite your friends with our official Facebook invite!

June 3, 2016   No Comments

A Sneak Peek…

…at what you might find at this Saturday’s Spring Art + Craft Market!

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Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market
Saturday, June 4th from 11am – 6pm

Over 225 vendors selling amazing handmade goods and art
at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Invite your friends with our official Facebook invite!

June 1, 2016   No Comments

Spring Market Photo Opp with Lookie House!

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This Saturday, June 4th, Lookie House will be at our Spring Art + Craft Market so bring your cameras (or phones) and get ready for the fun!

 

Lookie House is a temporary art destination covered in photo opportunities and filled with 3D art. It has a mural that you can put your face into and have your picture taken as any of a number of characters. Lookie house was made by Tripper Dungan in 2015 and made possible by supporters of the Lookie House Kickstarter.

 

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Lookie House will be waiting for you to come inside and get a picture in its mural. Draw a picture of Lookie and feed it into Lookie’s mouth for a chance to win a prize!

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Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market
Saturday, June 4th from 11am – 6pm

Over 225 vendors selling amazing handmade goods and art
at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Invite your friends with our official Facebook invite!

May 31, 2016   No Comments

Don’t miss this!!

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Did we mention there will be adoptable kittens?!!!
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MSHO’s special live performance begins at 1:00pm
at the
Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market
Saturday, June 4th from 11am – 6pm

Over 225 vendors selling amazing handmade goods and art
at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Invite your friends with our official Facebook invite!

May 26, 2016   No Comments

Come get crafty…

…with Collage & Scrap
at our Spring Art + Crafty Market Saturday, June 4th!

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Crafty Wonderland Spring Art + Craft Market
Saturday, June 4th from 11am – 6pm

Over 225 vendors selling amazing handmade goods and art
at the Oregon Convention Center
 Exhibit Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Invite your friends with our official Facebook invite!

May 24, 2016   No Comments

Only two weeks away…

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Make sure your calendar is marked for our Spring Art + Craft Market on June 4th! It’s only 2 weeks away! See more details on our Facebook invite and please invite your friends!

May 19, 2016   No Comments

May Artist of the Month: Appetite!

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We always get excited for our customers when they get to take home an Appetite piece and so of course we are excited to feature this super sister team as May’s Artist of the Month!  Appetite’s Erin Albin and Megan Oser design and manufacture by hand an incredible array of housewares and personal goods!  You can find their work at their storefront on East Burnside as well as many other local stockists.

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We truly love recommending Appetite napkins, potholders and dishtowels to customers looking for thoughtful, handmade gifts and their new fabric buckets are a crowd pleaser as well!  And of course we are always thrilled to see people treat themselves to a gorgeous leather and fabric handbag, backpack, wallet or clutch!

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Here’s what Erin had to say in answer to our questions the business and process:

Where do you find inspiration?
When we moved our studio into our combined shop/studio space 4 years ago, we added selling vintage and plants to our offerings.  We are constantly finding amazing vintage textiles, bags and paintings that inspire our bag shapes and textile choices or inspire a new colorway to print our fabric in.  And working so closely with plants has inspired many new botanical illustrations for our printed fabrics.

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What is your favorite music, TV show or podcast to play while you work?
We love this show called “Chances with Wolves” from East Village Radio.  It’s a variety show that can go from obscure song covers to choral tunes to rock & roll in one show.  You can find it Saturday afternoons on Xray.fm or stream it on Soundcloud.

Tell us about your pets!
We are a sister team and we work together almost everyday.  Megan has a 10 year old Boston terrier named Beetle that comes to the shop with her and has his own teepee for naps.  He’s very social and will try to get you into playing fetch with him when you stop by the shop.

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We encourage you to come check out our sweet selection and also visit the Appetite shop (especially if you can meet Beetle!) or visit their website at www.appetiteshop.com!

May 9, 2016   No Comments

Our Spring Art + Craft Market Vendors!

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The vendor list for our Spring Art + Craft Market on June 4th is now online!
Check out the lineup here and start making a list of your must-sees for the show!

May 4, 2016   No Comments