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ok, wait there is one thing:  the upcoming Conference for Creative Entrepreneurs taking place in Seattle August 13 – 15, 2010.

just another (like you needed one) excuse to head south and hang with the fab DIY folk who are actually making a go of the do-art-for-a-living dream.  the lovely Faythe Levine (of Handmade Nation fame), Mandy Greer and Jenny Hart will be there along with scads of other inspirational peeps.  and me too!

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last night’s gathering of DIY folks & screening of handmade nation was super fantastic.  I have to admit to having spent at least an hour this morning trolling the websites of the amazing artists that were showcased in the film.
Check out these fine folks:
Buy Olympia:  a couple of cool start-up cats spreading the word and selling the goods
Jenny Hart:  embroidery like you have never seen before…. *shhh…think i’m going to try this next….*
Mandy Greer: fibre art fantasticness
The *most* exciting part is knowing that in seven short days i will actually get to take in 200 of these amazing people at my very first (and san fran’s 2nd annual) renegade craft fair (see previous post).  it is seriously, the best birthday gift ev-ah.

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