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I have said on multiple occasions, how fortunate we are to be part of such a creative community! When it was time to change our gift certificates, I intantly thought of Smokey Road Press! Local artist and friend, Margot Ecke, has brought back a form of letterpress printing unlike anything else in Athens and every time I step into the shop, I am instantly inspired. From the charming industrial look of the shop, to the smell of the paper and ink…it is truly a magical place!
This past weekend sure was busy and very creative around Athens! The opening of Broad 9A, the Indie South Fair Springtacular, Independent Bookstore Day at Avid, and not to forget the 1st Annual Kid’s Art Sale at TREEHOUSE!
The day couldn’t have been more perfect. Tables filled with everything from handmade jewelry, scarves, pottery, paintings, pirate drawings, to lip balm. Behind the tables, the young artists themselves. Such joy, as the happy and enthusiastic shoppers stopped at their booths to look at what they have created! The hard work put into their artwork, surely paid off! Including, the Craft inc class (Tabletop Craft Collective), who have been working so hard the past couple of months, as they were able to raise $47.28 for Sweet Olive Farm!! We are overjoyed with the support of the community and the kids who participated (and the helpful parents!), it’s such a pleasure to call this creative community our home!
Until the next Kid’s Art Show, here are a few pictures from the day…
What mom doesn’t love flowers? And what a special way to show how much you love your mom, by creating your own floral bouquet for her!
Our friends at 3 Porch Farm always have a beautiful array of seasonal flowers, which you can pick up at the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park or The Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta. It is so easy to get inspired by just entering their booth, as Rinne Allen, another one of our lovely and talented friends, has in the following blog post on Beauty Everyday.
Last week was our first week of Summer Camp. We had a full room of inspiring young minds learning, sharing, and creating. It really was a special week and we all were amazed and so proud at their inventions. I oftentimes want to fast forward for just one second and see what amazing things our students do in this world!
Wanna see our inventors’ cardboard arcade?
we are setting up at the Broad Street Farmers Market May 31 from 10am-12noon
thank you to our inspiring lead instructor: Keara Connor and helpers Katelyn and Lane
they took apart a mechanical pencil sharpener and collectively put it back together!