Beginner Sign Painting Workshop with BIG TOP SIGN ARTS

signpainting-2sign-painting-3signpainting-3Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last summer? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP SIGN ARTS, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used. The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

You’ll take home:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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Beginner Sign Painting Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th OR Sunday, May 11th, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

Cost: $65.00 plus tax (includes entry to Got Craft?) | REGISTER HERE

This workshop was super popular last December and sold out quickly, so don’t miss out!

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In 1965, John moved to Vancouver from California and over the next 17 years, he would find himself working in 7 different sign shops before opening up his own business in 1982. With the popularity of computers in the late 1980′s and 1990′s, John realized that he was doing less and less hand lettering and decided to sell his shop in the year 2000 and go back to strictly doing what he loves. BIG TOP SIGN ARTS was born specializing in hand lettering, gold leaf, and later on, pinstriping. Last September, he celebrated 50 years as a sign painter and looks forward to sharing his skills!

images via [stu-di-o] by jeanie

Green With Envy

terrariumpicsAnother new vendor to this years’ line up is Jennifer from Green with Envy. Creating little eco-systems to be discovered and shared, she offers an eclectic mix of modern, vintage and organically-inspired succulents and air plant terrariums. One of the more hardier plants, air plants and succulent terrariums are one of the most easy and fun ways to display your plants indoors. Here are just a few examples of the “green” spaces she creates. Say hello to Jennifer from Green With Envy in person at the Got Craft? spring event!

Pssst… terrariums also make the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014
10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

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Quirky Paper Co.

quirkypaperco1 copyquirkypaperco2 copyquirkypaperco3 copyQuirky Paper Co. will be one of the new vendors at the Got Craft? spring show this May! Cheryl will be bringing a collection of greeting cards and paper goods that bring together unique ideas and thoughtfully crafted designs. Each of their products are created with the goal of connecting people and inspiring joy in everyday life with ideas that are funny, playful, personal, and of course, quirky!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014
10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

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got craft? :: roll call!

GC-May2014-CardFThe Got Craft? spring edition is back on Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 10-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver. With a whopping 40% new vendors, you’ll want to make sure to check out some fresh faces and returning favourites!

Abeego Designs Inc, Along Came the Fold, amore natural products, Amrita Designs, Batch Sweet Kitchen, Cabin + Cub, Carli Marie Jewelry Design & Production, Carmen Thompson Jewellery, Carmen West Creative, Clutch Jewels, Coconama Chocolate, craft’ed, Dancing Leaf Design, Davie & Chiyo, District Dogs Designs, DIY or Die!!!, Dorrit + Millie, Draw Me A Lion, Elgin Vine Hand Made, Fable Naturals, Feest, Firefly Notes, Float On Gluten Free Bakery, g ceramic & co. , Grains to Goods, honey canada, Jerk With A Camera, Minimoc, Karla’s Specialteas, Kohana, LanaBetty, Little Wren Designs, Make Cheese Inc. , Meiku Designs, Miishka Handbags, mimi, Pickle Punch, Port Paper Co., Quirky Paper Co., Reflections, Reminded Designs, Sarah Mulder Jewelry, Sassy Contessa, Sea to Sky Seasonings Inc., Sedated Clothing, Shi Studio, Strathcona 1890 Urban Seed Collections, The Beautiful Project, the candid confectioner, The Salt Dispensary, Thistle Town Toys, Urban Sketcher Won Kang, Veespoke, Wildflower Designs, A Cagey Bee, anonum design, Black Drop Designs, BuenoStyle, Designs by Val, Simple Soap, Divina Denuevo & Pieces of II, Element Botanicals, Foe and Dear, Forest & Waves, Green With Envy, irit sorokin designs, Locomotive Clothing, Raven’s Rest Studio, Recover Me Design, Shuswap Infusions Tea, Twig Prints, Delish General Store, jen ellis designs, The Hive Printing, We Are Local, Portobello West, Knit Social

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illustration + design by The Beautiful Project

rambles :: adventuring

BunnySlippers_0006WEB“This year is gonna be all about time and discovery. From places to faces, there will be no wasting time in meaningless stuff. 2014 will be full of new challenges and new adventures with people that matter most to us.” – Artful Desperado

In case you missed our instagram announcement last Friday, we’ve been quietly preparing ourselves for one of our biggest adventures yet! That’s right. We’re expecting a new member to the family on August 18th, 2014  (13 years after we first started dating + 10 years after we were married!) and wanted to share the news with all of you. We’re just over the half way mark and everything has been going well so far (fingers crossed that this doesn’t come back to haunt me later!). Exciting + Crazy + Scary times ahead!

thanks to [stu-di-o] by jeanie for the image and lending us that red chair.