Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Handmade Market - Nov 3. - Raleigh, NC

Collective Elements is a proud sponsor of Saturday, November 3rd
11 am until 5 pm
117 S. West St in downtown Raleigh

Shop Raleigh, NC’s The Handmade Market for fine art, apparel, jewelry, accessories, housewares, paper goods, and more from a selection of the best and brightest independent designers, artists, and crafters from NC and beyond.

Whether you’re shopping for a holiday gift for a friend or family member, or you’re looking to treat yourself to something special, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for (and more!) at The Handmade Market.

The Handmade Market is produced by The Handmaidens, a North Carolina collective of nine artists and designers.
Featured Designers:
Ablutions Spa
Alena Hennessy
Amy Keith
AnnaBae Weavers
Blue Barnhouse
Brooke Cassady
Circle Circle Dot Dot
Decomposition Studios
Elizabeth Galecke
Gorga Photography
Heyday Fashion
Holland Cox
Jane Mormino
Karen & Nancy’s Homemade Goodies
Karess Krafters
LaLa Land
Laura Lashley
Lorna Wang
Made by Tess
Mani Designs
Meredith Steele
Mikel Robinson
Mint Workshop
Mostess Creations
Petite Toile
Photo Glassworks
Rebound Designs
Sarah Holsapple
Sarah West
Sew Bliss Sew
Silvery Moon Art
Stephanie Statham Witchger
Tasha McKelvey
The Contained Farmer
The Monkey and Me
Twist Style
Wolfie and the Sneak
WPR Jewelry
You Silly Monkey

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We're mentioned in Grechen's Closet Newsletter!!

I had no idea we were one of the new sites listed in last week's "What's New in Grechen's Closet"

'A few things...it is TOTALLY worth it to go through EVERY one of the new sites
added - they are all fabulous.'
Wow, what a compliment! And its true, they are all fabulous and I'm not just saying that cause we're one of them. lol.

Grechen's Closet is a great shopping site featuring reviews, interviews, coupon codes and more. There's also a companion coupon site Grechen's Codes. You can save BIG!! You should check both out!

Friday, October 19, 2007

A Cupcake for Mom

Saw these on Modish yesterday and absolutely had to cop one for my mother. Plenty of other goodies in this Etsy shop...Dog Bone Art

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mixed Plate Holiday Guide

It's that time of year again! Time to get shopping for the upcoming holiday season. Be sure to visit the Mixed Plate Holiday Guide, featuring the best holiday gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or whatever you celebrate.
We're proud to be part of the "Smile for the Camera" category!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Dance For Me

Last Saturday went to this with some friends at City Center. Great seats, second row. They have this festival every year and the tickets are only $10.

Srishti- Nina Rajarani Dance Creations
"Quick!" Choreographer: Nina Rajarani

Great piece of India choreography done quickly with live orchestration and singing.

Camille A. Brown and Dancers
"The Evolution of a Secured Feminine" Choreographer: Camille Brown

Solo piece set to jazz music...dancer has great lines.

Elisa Monte Dance
"Treading" Choreographer: Elisa Monte

Wow...just two dancers but very fluid like an underwater ballet. You can see part of the piece "Treading" here. Fast forward to about minute 5:30.

Boston Ballet
"Brake the Eyes" Choreographer: Jorma Elo

Kind of weird, hard to get into.

Via Katlehong
"Nkululeko" Choreography by Via Katlehong dancers

Combination of tap dance and African stepping, very energetic.

Afterwards we went to the Iguana for a late night supper.

My friend wants to see Alvin Ailey next so we'll see.