We are kicking off our introductions to our 2014 vendors with some great artist!!
All Things Grow
Have you dropped into Gather and fallen in Love with those screen printed canvases featuring phrases like ‘home sweet home ' or 'let the sun shine’. That's the artist behind All Things Grow and she'll be showing at BHM for her first time!
Borris Loved Natasha
Boris Loved Natasha is a returning artist to the BHM. We just love her clutches and zipper pouches, often made from repurposed fabrics. You can’t help but smile when you look at her work.
It's cold outside, but these vendors are hot! (At least give us a little smile...) Clockwise from top left:
Madpixel Art + Design: Madpixel is an art and design studio specializing in combining their passions: photography, illustration, design and printmaking. Louisville, Kentucky-based husband and wife team, Ron Jasin and Mary Yates, combine these techniques to create unique designs for a wide variety of clients. Madpixel was started in 1992 as a hobby, doing band flyers and advertisements for photocopied ‘zines, but in 2005 it all just clicked. Doing small-run, hand printed gig posters has opened doors that allow them to do something for a living that hardly feels like work.
Opposite of Far: Opposite of Far started out as a dream that owner Jessica Near turned into a reality. This Indiana-based handmade business makes unique, simple, high-quality masks for both kids and adults to enjoy. Opposite of Far believes in encouraging play and expanding imaginations for all ages!
MissHappyPink: MissHappyPink creates and prints hand-pulled limited-edition screen prints, a collection of greeting cards, and super cute shirts. They believe in handmade delights for people who like to smile.
Toys, Games and Stationary by Jean Elise: Toys for young adventurers who have a penchant for world travel. Adorable cards that somehow manage to sum up your exact sentiment. Play money featuring American fauna, suitable for all imaginary debts wonderfully fantastic. Traditional Chinese board games and unusual animal alphabet blocks. All of this and more... by Jean Elise!
The vendor greatness continues! Clockwise from top left:
The Collective Press: The Collective Press produces posters, signs and cards using a relief printing technique called Letterpress. Old wood and metal type are used along with antique printing presses to produce colorful, highly tactile, uplifting messages. The Collective Press also produces screen printed clothing and is known for several Bloomington Bicycle-inspired T-shirt designs
TRADE: TRADE is both the name of the jewelry line and the Ohio studio where artist and designer Brooke Medlin creates each piece. In homage her family's artists and craftsmen, Brooke has set her sights on simple, sculptural pieces that are built to last, with care. Experimental techniques and modern twists on classic designs are coupled with sturdy construction to create wardrobe staples you'll love forever.
Starsprinkle Supercollider: In their somewhat secret lair in Bloomington, Cecily and Joshua of Starsprinkle Supercollider strive to choose the cutest and coolest of things to send flying through the particle accelerator, making sure to be there after the explosion to collect the best bits. These volatile experiments are an attempt to interpret those qualities that only present themselves when reality and the whimsical collide. Mostly, they make art and jewelry that lies on the border of fantasy and fancy, and try to promote a gentler way of life.
Sadly Harmless: Sally Harless, the creator of Sadly Harmless, is a full time artist living in lovely Bloomington, Indiana. She is fascinated with the animal world and uses her favorite animals as a means to tell a story. She make prints and shadow boxes from her ink and watercolor drawings.