Thursday, October 9, 2008

Urban Bazaar: This Saturday, October 11th

Come by and see the DCM at The Bazaar!

The weather will be gorgeous and it should make a great day to be spent shopping & getting to know other local artists!

We'll be in the Bishop Arts District from 10am to 8pm
There are fun restaurants in the area perfect for a day shopping and enjoying the gorgeous fall weather!

hope to see you there!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

We are going to be Mentor Madres!!!

We are so excited about the Art Chicas Unidas program run by our pals over at La Reunion. The Dallas Craft Mafia will be sponsoring a girl for this upcoming art event. Check it out!!!

Small teams of high school aged girls will work with professional women artists selected by jury and create one of a kind art works based on materials from our 35 acres site in Oak Cliff. The finished art works will be on display that same evening and all proceeds from sales go back into the Art Chicas Unidas program. What makes this program unique? This year we are working with Deaf Action Center, socio-economically challenged schools as well as girls that are getting the full art experience like at Booker T. We engage all walks of life and backgrounds and introduce new skills and interests, from photography to guitar to encaustic.

We will honor our Mentor Madres this year with your names across our invitational postcard to the reception. Even if you can't make the reception November 8, please support this program today. Download the form and mail or email back. Deadline Oct 18 to be on the card! Don't delay!

Want more info? Check out the la Reunion blog and watch the video

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Our Night at the Museum

On September 19, 2008 the Dallas Craft Mafia had the privilege of being invited to demonstrate their wicked talents at the Dallas Museum of Arts Late Nights. If you haven't been to the once month event you are missing out. Open till midnight the museum was buzzing with music, family crafts from recycled items, an interactive art exhibit, movies and demonstrations by local artists.
The DCM showed their stuff with sewing, crochet and jewelry making. Julie, Judy and Whitney sewed some sweet treats for the fall with pumpkins and scarves. Jacky crocheted fall inspired wrist bands and Amber created her one of a kind earrings.
It was great to get to talk with people and answer questions and pass out a little advice on how anyone can create their own art. Having children get involved and get inspired was a big bonus for us all.

Interested in going to the next Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art? For more info go to: