Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Sweets

Aesthetic Apparatus is one of our favorite design/screen printing shops around. This dynamic duo from Minneapolis do a lot of amazing design work, but they are most known for their gigposters.

And they are sweet!

Screen printing is a unique medium. There are a number of restrictions that make designing for screen printing a unique challenge. The guys from Aesthetic Apparatus understand this very well and their designs utilize the strengths of the medium to amazing effect.

They get a lot out of only a couple colours by the way they layer parts of the images and use the natural transparency of the inks to their advantage.

You can see more of their work here:

And if you are want to see a fun video of them printing a sweet poster for the movie "The Shining" check this out!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Flock and Gather Winter Market

We are members of a craft group in Saskatoon called the Flock and Gather Craft Collective. The six of us got together about a year and a half ago. Among other things we organize semi annual handmade markets in Saskatoon.

You can find out more about who we are and what we do here:

We are currently seeking applications for the Winter Handmade Market. You can check out photos from the previous shows, vendor profiles, and more on the blog. If you've never attended one of the shows or participated they really are a lot of fun.

We encourage anyone interested to apply.

For information on the application process:

For more information on Flock and Gather:

True Knit

True Knit Art Show has two shows coming up in Regina. And they are looking for crafty folks to participate!
The dates are: Saturday September 22 and Saturday December 15.
Find more information about the shows and how to apply here:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bazaart Regina

Every year the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina hosts a huge outdoor art and craft festival. If you've never been it is definitely worth checking out this Saturday June 16 from 10AM - 5PM.

There is an amazing variety of items to buy and what a great atmosphere. Find out more about Bazaart including a list of artisans here:

Here are some of our favorites:

Paula Cooley

Shauna Buck

Kristina Johnson

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sunday Sweets...

Sunday Sweets. What better way to end the week than to take a look at something inspiring. And what better way to start off this weekly post than with a video about making chocolate.
Who doesn't love chocolate?

But this isn't your corner store bought mass produced candy bar. This is chocolate as art, hand crafted art. The artisans are Mast Brothers Chocolate in Brooklyn.

These two videos, the first one in particular, are truly inspiring. The brothers commitment to their craft and attention to detail is amazing.
And check out their "factory". Don't I wish I had that space! If only they shipped to Canada!