Thursday, April 28, 2011

with heart coming to Columbia!

I am incredibly honored and excited to be apart of the team that is making With Heart, which is Columbia's newest handmade market. What is different about With Heart you ask? The art community that is so unique to Columbia is what has inspired us, as well as all the individuals who are creating culture through their craft, giving it their all. We are asking crafters who have contemporary and unique style to be apart of this market so they can showcase themselves locally. 

We are are currently in the process of asking local companies to sponsor our event that will take place on June 25th of this year. It is fast approaching, and I get the opportunity to recruit crafters and artists of Columbia to be apart of our market. I learning more and more that the art community in Columbia is diverse and very gifted. One of the artist who's work I am especially drawn to is CoMod, visit here. What I love about this craft is the newness that he brings to an already amazing vintage piece.  The product is amazing, and you should check it out for yourself :)


Anyways, With Heart is coming to town, so get excited!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Repurposed Furniture!

I decided that in addition to making repurposed clothing and bags, I could also try my craftiness with some old furniture that we have in the house! It's not like we can afford to buy new stuff ;)

I have been especially inspired by which has all sorts of DIY projects from bloggers across the country. They also have some pretty amazing comeback stories of junky furniture under their "before and after" tab. I recommend you check it out! I started working on my old dresser, but I am not finished yet. I still would like to change out the hardware for the knobs, by painting the existing ones. I also would like to add a painted tree to mirror that is attached. I will upload some pics once I have are some of my process pics

I didn't like the knobs we bought, so I will paint the other ones with a design that matches the tree theme for the mirror, once it is all finished! :)

Rio de Janeiro

It's been so long since I have written! Going to Brazil was amazing, and I look forward to going back with my church. The people there are beautiful and vibrant. This is my friend Ellen.

I got the wonderful job of taking photos while we were in the favelas or slums. Although they don't have much by our standards, the people are full of life. It has nothing to do with how much money they have, but it is about relationships and experience. No culture is perfect, but Jeremy and I can see ourselves going back and connecting at least short term with Restore Brazil. We would love get training and experience for long term missions there.

It was such a good and growing experience to be around my brothers and sisters in Rio de Janeiro. They taught me a lot about serving and loving fully, with no reserves.