Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Year, New Things To Do

Happy New Year!
2013 was pretty spectacular and what made it so enjoyable was getting out and doing stuff! As much as I love "doing stuff", it can be hard to find something that I want to do. There are a lot of  sites out there that help with this, but I have not found many that cater to my creative spirit. However, the site Vimbly, which helps one track all sorts of things to do in the city, has a pretty nice list of artsy classes to choose from in Chicago. And when I say "all sorts", I mean it. You can explore metal work, stained glass, designing and hand printing fabric, letterpress, photography, creating beauty products, and beyond. With all this variety, I was having a bit of an Ephialtes moment of "I WANT IT ALL". What made the choice a bit easier was that  Vimbly featured classes with Spudnik Press Cooperative, a magical place I've been wanting to check out for the longest time. I love screen printing and, as it goes, Spudnik is the place to be for that medium. I very easily purchased my class on the Vimbly site and was all set. All I had to do was show up the day of class and get creating.

Spudnik was everything I dreamed it would be; walls covered in the coolest art prints, inks of every color, knowledgeable and helpful teaching artists who are patient and void of pretentiousness... so nice! I created a fox head design and printed it on t-shirts and fabric to use on whatever sewing projects I may conjure up. Super fun class!

In other geekish news, here is an idea I'd love to see made into a reality in 2014... Enjoy


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