Monday, May 21, 2012

EPHEMERAFEST!!

Welcome back, everyone!  I hope you enjoyed our little trip down memory lane last week with some "oldie-but-goodie" posts!  It was nice to hear from some of you, my wonderful readers, that you had not seen them before.  That's great!  Maybe I'll do some more "retrospectives" in the future!  :D

I'm glad I'm back "live" today, though, because I really want to talk about this super-fun event that I'm a part of this coming Saturday - Ephemerafest!!

A little background:  perhaps some of you remember me talking about Inspire my Life, the retreat that I was a part of last July at Kim Geiser's place, Persimmons.  Well, she is the same lovely lady who is hosting Ephemerafest!

And what IS Ephemerafest, exactly?  Well, it's just that - a celebration of all things paper and other ephemeral goodies.  As Kim so rightly puts it on this awesome poster she created, "We love junk" (on a side note, I don't think I've ever looked so good!), and we'll have plenty of it!  Kim has one of the best collections of ephemera I've ever seen, and a lot of my stuff I got at Persimmons.  I'll be bringing some of my own stuff, too!  We're also going to be collaging, drawing, painting, swapping ATCs - all kinds of arty stuff with the ephemera.  And let's be honest - one of the best things about having a gathering like this is to meet new people with whom you share interests.  There will be LOTS of that going on!

One of the best things to come of this blog is the new friendships I've formed with people of like minds.  If you live in the New North, Valley, Lakeshore, Madison or Milwaukee areas of Wisconsin, you're relatively close to Manitowoc.  We hope you join us!  As you can see from the poster, it's 11-5 this coming Saturday, May 26, and it's FREE!  Kim's studio, Persimmons, is located at 314 N. 8th Street in Manitowoc and it's super easy to get to from any highway.  Here's the link to the Facebook event - we hope to see you there, even if it's only for an hour or two!  Stop and play or stay all day!  :D



9 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to being part of this fun and welcoming group!

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    1. So glad you're going to be there, Kim! :D

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  2. Have fun, folks! I'll be there with you in spirit.

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    1. Thanks, Annie! Too bad Donora's so far away. :l

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  3. Lovin the new look Mel - I'll be thinking of you this weekedn!

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    1. Thank you Jewels! I had fun retooling it! :D Wish you could join us!

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  4. Sounds like so much fun! This isn't the first time I wish I were closer to where you are. Would be fun to see some of the art you create posted here.

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    1. I wish you could come, too! I'll be blogging about our fun day sometime next week! :D

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  5. I am so psyched for this! Thanks to you and Kim for making it FREE!!!

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