a few small good things.

by eb

hello there! Every year as autumn hits the east coast, it seems my world tends to speed up in huge degrees. School starts, volunteer stuff increases, holiday prep work for books goes into full blast, you name it. So in an effort to write something, here are a few amazingly good small things I’ve been working on these days.

ONE: I wrote a guest post for Poppytalk blog which went up today. Super duper fun. It is a step-by-step DIY post showing how to make a fun, simple book form called the Star Book. It is always the book my good friend Muther and I start off our book classes with because it’s simple, sculptural and manageable for first time book makers. It also is multi-faceted in it’s uses. My dear friend Kara and I made about 100 of these for her wedding to be used as wedding favors/place cards. They were the most beautiful additions to her autumn wedding place settings.

TWO: I’ve been working feverishly with a crazy diverse talented group of good men and women to finalize the 2nd annual TEDxPhilly conference happening in Philadelphia at Temple’s Performing Arts Center on November 8, 2011. If you don’t know about TED, you should check it out here, and if you are in Philadelphia, please come. The list of speakers gets more and more inspiring by the day, so much so, you’ll have enough to think about and act on for a whole year!

THREE: I am a member of the awesomely inspiring Philadelphia based artists collective, (no name) art group and we have also been working like mad to get ready for our annual wine exhibition called the Art of Giving. 50 artists are participating this year by designing wine labels that are put onto actual yummy Chaddsford wine bottles for sale at our day long exhibition at B Square Gallery on October 29, 2011. All proceeds for the day’s wine sales goes to Philabundance so come round and buy some wine, look at some art. And thanks to Chaddsford Winery for always helping us out so much with this event. Rock on.

FOUR: And lastly as a small crush aside, I just could not be more in love with neko case right now. She definitely deserves her own crush post here on the site, but man isn’t she just the best? I can’t stop listening to Middle Cyclone. And this was a great NPR set she did as guest DJ. She has a way with words. Every time I think I have picked a favorite song on this album, it changes and I can’t decide again. It’s just that good. Crush.

This lovely neko case image was taken by Jason Creps.