backstory: the citizenry.

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i couldn’t help but notice recently that one of my favorite small businesses is growing: the citizenry just opened their first retail working studio space, so i thought it might be fun to invite them to share a little behind the scenes peek. i so admire what founders carly nance and rachel bentley have created — once based from carly’s garage to building... 
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zine-mania!

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last weekend i had a few girls over for an al fresco evening of fish tacos (say that three times fast!) and the lovely jen gotch asked what she could bring. since i told her i had it covered, she ever-so-kindly brought me this fabulous hostess gift. before coming over she’d been at Printed Matter’s Los Angeles Art Book Fair and upon seeing this very cool box of... 
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connections.

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there i go again — finding unexpected connections. this one’s quite serendipitous too, or at least makes me feel as though i’m on the right track, when i see a common thread popping up in my inbox. for instance, this week i received emails from both debbie carlos introducing her new marble prints here in the u.s., and then half way around the world, i got... 
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doodles.

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Ana Strumpf. i don’t know where i’ve been, but i’ve never seen these doodled magazine covers before — have you? i love the idea though and it reminds me a lot of when i used to doodle the hell outta my school notebooks and pee-chee folders. i was super into it and felt like if my notebook cover wasn’t cool, well then i just wasn’t cool!... 
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make : thread : craft : art

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attention crafters and makers! for the first time, bay area artists lisa solomon and Katrina Rodabaugh are offering a new online course: INTERWOVEN:: make : thread : craft : art — a textile-based online craft course that will guide students in four techniques over four weeks, each week will focus on a different textile project—crochet, soft sculpture, embroidery, quilting—with... 
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