Sunday, June 24, 2012

Local Artist Showcase and Coffee During Comic Con

As Comic Con approaches some are still scrambling for tickets, others have volunteered their slave labor, and other are just plain excited. Another exciting event happening outside Comic Con is the Local Artist Showcase at the Village 631 in the East Village Saturday July 14th.

Some awesome artists who may not have made it to the convention floor will gather for good food, coffee, wine, art and fun at the Village@ 631, near 9th and Market. A short 10 minuite walk from the front of the San Diego Convention Center, the Village @ 631 will offer amazing artisan food deals and drink specials, a chill place to escape the crowds, prime balcony for people watching, and some local artists offering their wares for sale. Specials will run all day and the artist will be set up from 2pm to 8pm. Check out some of the local artist, including some of the North Park Craft Mafia Girls who will be showing,

A few spaces for tables are still available, email with your artistic URL for details.

Monday, June 18, 2012

ArtistTree Studio & Art Marketplace

     ArtistTree Studio & Art Marketplace, a new fixture in San Marcos, offers a variety of wonders for the creatively minded (that's you!)


     What exactly can you do at ArtistTree Studio?  The list goes on and on:

     Take a class!  Interested in needle felting, ceramics, glass fusing, etc?  ArtistTree Studio offers classes in all of these and more- check out their website for a monthly list ( )  My favorite part: all materials and tool use are included in their reasonable fees.

      Drop off the kids!  The "Creativity Cafe" is ArtistTree Studio's summer art camp for kids.  They promise quality art classes for kids (call 760- 471-7450 for more details)

     Support local artists!  ArtistTree Studio hosts a gallery of featured artists, all from San Diego.  You can check them out here ( )

     Go shopping! They carry a variety of art supplies, including:  silk paints and paintables, vintage collage ephemera, acrylic paints, jewelry findings, fire-kiln clay and glazes, and so much more.  You can access a .pdf file of what they carry here ( )
     Go to their Open House! This Thursday, June 21st, from 6-8 pm you can visit ArtistTree Studio & Art Marketplace at 1001 W San Marcos Blvd, Suite 190 San Marcos, CA  92078 and see what they're all about for yourself.  They will be serving complimentary refreshments and you can watch mixed-media artist Karin Bovee in action.  How fun!

Hope you can check it out!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Monsters Under the Bed

“What was that noise? Did you hear something? I think it’s coming from under my bed!!!!! Wait!!!! What was that? Is that a rock band? It couldn’t be!!!!  There’s nothing under there . . . or is there?” Come join in the hullabaloo and see what’s hiding under there! Join Tommy as he discovers those whimsical creatures hiding out under his bed and learns a lesson that not all monsters are bad.

Performed at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, located in Balboa Park, the new show Monsters Under the Bed is about to take place. From June 13th -17th the show will run Wed – Sunday at 11:00, 1:00 and 2:30.  Produced by Julie's Puppet Creations.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Monster fabric coming in the End of June

Belle Pepper Fabrics has been the #1 go to source for the Horror Movie Monster fabric from Robert Kaufman. BPF has been selling it like gangbusters for the past 1.5 years. "It's an amazing fabric! I can't even keep in stock, it sells so fast" says Svea, owner of BPF, and founding member of San Diego North Park Craft Mafia. Here's some of the items made of the Monster fabric...

If you are not an expert seamstress or tailor, you can get goods already made with this awesome fabric:

Belle Pepper Fabrics will be getting in another shipment of this fabric in the end of June. So preorder on the website Belle Pepper Fabrics and reserve your fabric now, before the shipment comes in. Shipments have been almost sold out before they are in to process. Prices for the fabric are $11 a yard, or $150 for a 15 yd bolt. Shipping domestic starting at $6.50+ and International shipping starting at $15.50+ Email for any questions: Email Belle Pepper Fabrics

We are also taking in orders for Zen Charmer, from Alexander Henry. It's a fantasical print with Geisha girls and tattoo art. We will be getting it in 2 colorways: Multi and Indigo. That fabric is slated to arrive later this summer! Prices will be updated and online ordering for the fabric will be live very soon. Keep your eyes peeled.