Thank You!

November 5, 2010 § Leave a comment

The idea was a simple one: discover and share the many tiny organisms found in local water ways and make art about it.  Would anyone be interested in seeing that? Apparently so!

These amazing people helped make Microcosm happen:

Shelly Smith & Rob Lint

Wyly Astley

Ann G

Maija McKnight

Edie Richards

Kristen Hoskins

Lisa Papineau


Shango Los

Bonnie Loshbaugh

Allison Manch

Ryan from Import Genius



Mark Bieraugel

Michael Rioux

Tim Merrick


Kelly Lyles

Michael Durek

I’d also like to thank Kick Starter who provided a platform for me to share my project.  They provided one on one support, good feedback, helpful tips via their blog, and an easy to use website. I’m proud to say I’m a member of  the got funded club!

Whats next? The mailing of plenty of fabulous prizes! Currently I’m waiting for a few more pledges to be processed and the postcards to arrive at my door.  Then it will a trip to the post!  Of course prizes like the soft cover book will take a little longer to create since it will feature art work created from this project – but I promise it will be worth the wait!

❤ G


Hot One Inch Action

November 5, 2010 § 2 Comments



The Crowd Goes Wild!

Here’s how it works.

50 amazing artists submitted their ideas for a one inch button.  The buttons were smuggled legally brought over the Canadian border to Ouch My Eye Gallery in the Pioneer Square.   The gallery was curated with white cards featuring each design and information about who designed it.  Artists were graciously given 20 buttons to start out with; every one else got a secret mixed bag of 5 buttons for $5 .

That’s were the hot action begins.  Everyone wanted to collect their friends buttons, so if you brought a friend your buttons automagically became a greater commodity.  Everyone was sort of drunk. One guy paid $5 for a single button. People were trading like crazy…you’d see a person one minute and the next they’d have a hand full of completely different buttons. It was addictive.


My Collection

I got just about all the buttons I wanted accept a applique inspired button featuring three little yellow birds.  With a bit of luck Hot One Inch Action will be back in Seattle next year and I can get it then!

❤ g

(I’m writing this post a little after the fact…sorry!)

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