Monday, March 30, 2009

St Johns Bizarre

Rick and I at the Bizarre in 2007, photo by the Portland Sentinel
I just noticed that the local mini-newspaper The Portland Sentinel is using our photo to promote this year's St John's Bizarre!. May 9th 2009 is "Parade Day", a big day for many folks at this end of town. The 47th Annual St. Johns Parade will be rolling along N Lombard St, and the "Bizarre" will be in the St Johns plaza with performers and art vendors and food booths. As described by the Sentinel: "The Bizarre is a 'Celebration of the Strange' that showcases the unique and eclectic character of North Portland."

We'll come up with some kind of amusing plan for the day, although I don't know if we'll have a booth there this year. What I really want to do is create something fabulous for the parade (think giant puppets, or a bike-towed mini-float), but time is already slipping though our fingers and there are so many other projects awaiting my attention... We'll see what happens!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring update

Preview of Goblin Art feature in FAE magazine, photo by Theresa Pridemore

It has been a busy month in the studio, between assorted special orders, preparations for some local craft shows, and assembling photos and interview answers for a forthcoming Goblin Art feature in Faeries and Enchantment (FAE) Magazine!

Earlier this week I met with my wonderful and talented friend Theresa Pridemore for a couple of photoshoots. A glimpse of the outcome is shown above--that is me wearing the iridescent green mask I made last year. That photo and others will be in the FAE magazine article, along with a "How To" article for paper mache wearable horns.

For people in Portland, here are the two events this weekend where my masks and horns will be available:

Pagan Faire 2009
March 28th, 10am - 5pm
World Forestry Center, Portland OR

The 7th Annual Vampires Masquerade Ball
March 28th, 9pm - March 29th, 2am
Melody Ballroom, Portland, OR
(Look for the Goblin Art booth in the vendor hall).

I will be running the Pagan Faire booth during the day, and then I will trade off with Rick so he can run the booth at the Vampire Masquerade that evening.

Then the following weekend I will be vending here:

2009 Spring Fairy Festival
April 4th, Noon - 8pm
Freighthouse Square, 25th St., Tacoma, WA

If you are not in the Pacific Northwest but are thinking about special ordering a mask for Spring and Summer events, please hurry--my Spring production schedule is almost full! I do still have plenty of openings for late Summer mask orders, (after Faerieworlds).

I hope you are all having a lovely Spring!