Holy smokes we have run out of days people. The biggest and best BHM yet is going to be TOMORROW! Woo Hoo! Today we are introducing you to some last minute additions to our show and to our GEM (Gathering Emerging Makers) artist.
E.S. Heeter Fine Art
Elizabeth Seagull Heeter creates hand-cut paper designs based on local Indiana themes. She mounts these intricate images onto vibrant watercolor paintings. Original cut-paper art, plein air watercolor paintings, prints, greeting cards, vellum lanterns and paper ornaments available.
Jessica Shurr Art
Jessica Shurr produces whimsical and colorful illustrations of people and animals. She works with pen and watercolor on paper and acrylic and collage on wood. Her products include original paintings, prints, cards and commissioned portraits.
Being Breath offers her art in hopes that it prompts your to feel something, to shift your perspective, to remember your practice of mindfulness or compassion, or to inspire you to create your own expressions of experience.
Beyond Clay Gauges
Beyond Clay Gauges works with polymer clay, blending and designing wearable body art for anyone with any style. She has a small line of designs but loves the challenge and process of custom designing pieces also.
Claire works in watercolor and is inspired by the beauty of the simplistic outdoors and nature. She immerses herself in the woods and emerges with colorful, vivid, creative designs that make you feel the gamut of emotions from complete joy to sorrow, all in the swoop of a single brush stroke.
Fine detail has always been a theme of Mirrored Iris' work, whatever form it takes. Tiny tight designs in my drawings, precise and intricate stitching in embroidery, up-close photographs of the most minuscule aspects of nature, etc. Right now, jewelry-making is appealing to this side of my creativity and continuing that theme as I work with small beads and wire, using miniature pliers and other small tools to bring together many intricate elements to create each piece. Life seems to be repeating a message to me about how much beauty can be experienced through the very small aspects of our world, and that it's the littlest things in life that have the biggest secrets to reveal.
Can you believe there are only 2 more days till the biggest BHM ever?! We are totally stoked about it over here and can't wait to see all your smiling faces on Saturday. Today we are introducing you to our vendors from Michigan and Wisconsin.
Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles
Jodi Lynn is an illustrator from Detroit. Born and raised in Michigan she finds much of her inspiration from exploring the outdoors and learning about science
Arthur's Plaid Pants
Jen Husted-Goss is an artist specializing in hand drawn illustrations adopted from pop culture moments that evoke sentiment and humor.
Jen runs a sustainable business. All paper + envelopes used have the highest eco ratings that exist. She only uses local suppliers for paper, printing and supplies.
Knotageek : Modern crochet made with vegan fibers. They specialize in hats and cowls using unique colors and alternative/eco-friendly yarns, such as bamboo, cotton and organics. All items are designed, then hand crocheted by partners Erin & Nicole - many being one-of-a-kind.
Mojowear is a collection of clothing that thrives on humor and ingenuity. Sassy, hand-dyed message onesies and tees, reconstructed sweater skirts and legwarmers resurrected from thrift store castoffs all provide you with the opportunity to get your Mojo on.
Holy smokes folks.....just 3 days left! We are introducing you to our Michigan vendors today.
Boris Loved Natasha
Boris Loved Natasha is a company that specializes in purses, pouches, and accessories. all sorts of little zipper goodies to hold all your valuables. everything is handmade with love and in the hopes that it makes you smile.
Woolly Mammoth Design
Amber Adams-Fall (otherwise known as Mrs. Mammoth) lives in Kalamazoo, MI with her long legged husband, short legged dog, and very fluffy cat. She uses sewing, embroidery, knitting and felting techniques to turn recycled fabrics into toys and accessories that inspire a sense of joy and whimsy. This fall, she will also be releasing a limited edition line of women's and children's clothing with block printed motifs.
Aromaholic is handmade lip balms and soaps with flavors and scents inspired by classic cocktails, modern mixed drinks, and craft beers, as well as an assortment of pop culture-themed products. 'Fun' and 'natural' don't have to be mutually exclusive, and that is reflected in Aromaholic's diverse assortment of products. Loads of awesome plant-based ingredients like essential oils, cocoa butter, avocado oil, and organic flavor oils go into each item to provide the finest in bodycare. With years of experience crafting handmade soaps, lip balms, and truly original scent and flavor blends, Aromaholic products are inspired, both literally and figuratively!
We would be remiss if we didn't give another shout-out to our special sponsors who helped out early on this year for our spring rendition of our show!! Thank you too all of our sponsors for 2015!!!
We sure are busy around here getting last minute things done for the BHM, which is this coming Saturday!! We are getting excited for it and can't wait to see everyone out and about that day. So let's continue our vendor introductions with our Kentucky vendors.
dRock Press prides itself in being accessible to the masses. A combination of a nose to the grindstone work ethic, large editions, never ending sources of inspiration, and a belief that if you love the work you should have the opportunity to take it home with you; has helped keep dRock Press alive since 2005.
Awesome by Jenna
Awesome by Jenna is a small business out of Louisville, Kentucky that specializes in hand and machine embroidered items such as decorative hoops, tea towels, and baby items. A love of modern fabric mixed with a sass-tastic sense of humor makes for some awesome items that make a great gift for a friend or yourself!
Dandelion uses a variety of natural materials like bone, teeth, antlers, sea life, wood, leather and stone to create one of a kind jewelry pieces that inspire a connection with mother nature. As the ultimate upcycler, Dandelion aims to bring creepy and classy together where they belong. She strives to challenge our notions on death and decay and to see the absolute beauty in all the facets of nature and life.
Holy cow folks we are in the home stretch! Just FIVE (5) more days till the biggest BHM this town has ever seen! It's going to be amazing. Lets introduce you to some more of our wonderful vendors. Today's vendors are all from our neighbor to the west....Illinois.
You Were Swell
You Were Swell specializes in fun and kitschy products inspired by the 1950's and 1960's, old horror movies and big hair!
Half Hazard Press
Half Hazard Press (H.H.P.) is a genuine underground, All American print & design studio dedicated to the craft of making unique & one-of-a-kind items. They believe in the simple merits of hard work, using your hands, & putting good out in the world. With a heavy arsenal of trade skills, they bring experience & moxie into their approach to making flatstock paper goods or paraphernalia & live by the gospel of concept & process.
Kinaloon, Barbara Raidl, produces original silk-screened prints and cards. Kinaloon's artwork is drawn by hand, inked on mylar, shot to screens, and hand-printed. They are printed in layers producing painterly, collage-like images that typically combine both abstraction and realism. Each print is an original, signed and numbered.
Lily In Flux
Using a rotating collection of vintage objects, antique materials, urban artifacts, natural curiosities, and ephemera, Lily In Flux infuses objects from past with today's aesthetic and creates distinct, nostalgic, one of a kind jewelry. Adventurous Jewelry for The People.
Jessica Wolf started Paper Acorn in 2009 as a creative outlet. She offers unique paper goods for weddings, parties, gifts, and home decor. Jessica's original designs are now available as DIY papercrafting kits for crafters of all ages!
Vintageliz handcrafts leather accessories including: watches, belts, wallets, cuffs and bracelets. Each piece is one of a kind and custom fitting is available on site!
So far we have introduced you to all our Indiana vendors. That means today we are going to start introducing our Ohio vendors.
KreativeMindz offers Soulful Designs for Humanity with their unique clothing and accessory lines. Each design is original, from concept to production, and created using sustainable materials that are sourced from other small businesses as close to home as possible. Practical love infused creations for the body and soul.
419 Trading Co.
419 Trading Co. is a small batch apothecary brand based in Northwest Ohio offering bath and body goods from organic bar soap & lip balm to natural soy lotion to mens beard care. The main focus of the brand is in Natural Soy Candles, made from American grown soy and scented with essential oil blends. 419 candles range from earthy to seasonal and masculine scents.
Lauren H-B Studio
Lauren produces ceramics that is informed her my contemporary art upbringing, taking influence from abstract geometric forms found in both urban and rural environments. The handmade and small batch ceramic objects cross boundaries between functional ceramics, design, and sculpture. She loves working with porcelain for its whiteness and translucency, though she frequently utilizes earthenware and stoneware clays as well.
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Lauren studied ceramics at Bowling Green State University and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Her studio is located at The Screw Factory, just outside of Cleveland, OH.