Starsprinkle Supercollider is a husband and wife artistic collaboration producing work that is inspired by nature, fantasy, and the whimsical world we live in. Cecily, one half of the duo, creates jewelry by hand from sterling, copper, enamel, and other eye-catching bits and pieces. Joshua, the other half, makes mostly two dimensional art using pencil, paint, and digital media. Together, they strive to make the world a little brighter and to bring out the sense of wonder that is present in everyone.
Unique, elegantly designed and vibrantly painted cut-paper artwork to bring the beauty and atmosphere of the natural world into your home. Drawing from themes of nature and place, Elizabeth cuts intricate paper designs by hand and mounts them onto her bright, expressive watercolor paintings. Whether it’s an oak tree, a rural landscape or a spotted turtle, she works to express inner qualities through her art.
Melange "Seriously Fun Art" offers whimsical original ink drawings that combine natural forms with a "melange" of intricate patterns. The artist, Kristin Moger, incorporates her 30 years of exploring traditional and non-traditional art into her painstakingly rendered fine art. Original framed drawings as well as prints and cards are available for sale.
Emily Louise Howard is The Diggingest Girl - a printmaker, illustrator and crafter who creates images inspired by nature, story & heritage. In her hometown Kentucky studio she crafts fine art prints with her woodblocks and press, sews block and silk-screened pennants, banners & stuffies, and hand-draws goodies of all kinds.
The BHM holiday market is only 3 DAYS away! Are you ready to shop and enjoy yourself?! We have one final group of vendors to introduce you to (clockwise from top left):
Van Vintage Design: Jacqui of Van Vintage Design has been building re-purposed dispensers for the past 2 years, and can often be found at estate sales and flea markets. She is proud to outfit several restaurants and distilleries around the country with her unique, one of a kind lighting.
Anya Pany: Anya Pany creates whimsical illustrations using negative space. Her favorite materials are gouache, ink an color pencils. Anya was born in Soviet Ukraine and has lived in the US since 1999. These two polar worlds continue to blend and inspire her artwork.
Brown County Glassworks: Anne Brahaum of Brown County Glassworks took stained glass classes all through high school and fell in love with the beauty of glass. She spent the next 15 years experimenting with all of the different ways she could use the copper foil method to make 3D functional objects. Then she took a glass fusing class and the process of melting glass instantly mesmerized her. She left stained glass behind and has been enjoying exploring the endless glass kilnforming possibilities ever since.
Conduit Press: Talia Halliday started Conduit Press in 2009 after being inspired by her fellow Bloomington artists. Her work is comprised of two dynamic lines: leather and book art. Her leather work includes leather journals in a variety of styles and sizes, refillable leather notebooks for the on-the-go guy or gal, as well as leather clutches, bags, and wallets. Her book art is categorized mostly by the use of reclaimed/discarded books that are transformed into holders of things special, like flasks, wedding bands, love notes and more!
Get yourself on down to the Bloomington Convention Center (3rd and College) this Saturday, November 9th to say hello to the vendors we've featured here over the past couple of months. We're looking forward to seeing you!
Don't you just love fun things you can put in your kitchen, hang on your walls, or display on your bookshelves? This group of vendors delivers. From left to right:
Dickinson Kitchenware: Dickinson Kitchenware is a small family business that uses locally harvested hardwoods to create kitchenware that is both appealing and completely functional. They use only hand techniques and power tools, no CNC machines or lasers, to create each of their kitchenware pieces. Every piece is sanded then oiled in a food safe oil and are ready for use!
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles: Jodi Lynn is an illustrator from Metro Detroit. Born and raised in Michigan she finds much of her inspiration from exploring the outdoors and learning about science.
Read Write Books: Read Write Books is a line of journals and stationery inspired by modern design and vintage books.
Start making space in your home now for these great items! November 9th is coming up fast.
This group of vendors will delight both you and the kiddos. Clockwise from left:
Cordial Kitten: Cordial Kitten creates cute (and sometimes sinister) illustration prints and matching jewelry. Don't have a kid in your life to buy for? Don't worry, Cordial Kitten is for everyone! Decorate your walls and yourself with sweet animals and their friends.
Bearmojo: Bearmojo is the brainchild of Todd and Andrea. What once started as a fabric obsession has turned into an explosion of bright rainbow colors and monster cuddliness that these makers have to share with the world. Every Bearmojo original is made with love and to bring a smile to your face.
Mr. Sogs Creatures: All Mr. Sogs Creatures are uniquely designed plush creations. They make great companions for kids (and adults) of all ages. Mr. Sogs also offers a variety of animal themed nursery prints.
To stock up on all this cuteness, be sure to hit up our holiday market on Novenber 9th at the Convention Center!