The annual Blue Genie Art Bazaar opens this Friday November 29 at the Marchesa at 10 am, with a kickoff party from 7-9pm with DJ Bigface and raffle prizes. Free event!
Shopping at the bazaar is a great way to buy hassle-free holiday gifts and support local artists. The bazaar features the work of more than 130 local and regional artists, offering a wide variety of imaginative and beautiful handmade gifts such as paintings, photography, prints, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, accessories, glassworks, ceramics, and more you can’t find anywhere else.
Note: Due to the bag ban in Austin, remember to bring your own reusable shopping bags. If you forget, they will have other bags available for a small fee.
Hours: 10am-10pm (closes 6pm Dec. 24th) more bazaar events<
Where: Marchesa Hall & Theatre in Lincoln Village at 6226 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin TX 78732 (across from Highland Mall on Middle Fiskville Rd) Directions
Cost: FREE parking and admission! Ample parking space available with immediate proximity to the show, and a bike rack near the entrance for cyclists. The closest CapMetro bus stop is: SW – Highland Mall/Middle Fiskville.
Last night a 10′ tall caryatid sculpture was stolen from in front of Blue Genie Art’s warehouse on the eastside between 1-6am. If you see or have any info the BGA boys would appreciate any help in getting it back. Their contact info is here http://bluegenieart.com/contact-us/.
Blue Genie caryatids sculpture in front of their building
I’ve made a new batch of flower pins, some in vinyl and some in felt.
Went to an art opening for Ian Shults’ new work, Party Animals last night at Wally Workman gallery. Read more
Sewed up 18 yards (three 18 foot by 54″ pieces?) pieces of super deep shag fake fur. Rockin’ out cuts on my die-cutting press (message me if you need things cut or dies made.) Constructing rainbow dragon wings for parade club (HonkTX is March 22!) Fun projects this time of year. Read more
Blue Genie Art was featured in an article about dimensional signage as art in Sign Builder Illustrated! Read more
Was just talking about eggplant recipes with a friend and thought I’d post them here as well.
If sodium is a consideration they do sell lower sodium lite soy sauce and miso paste.
Easy eggplant and cucumber pickles my aunt taught me
(good as a side veggie with a rice dish)
Slice eggplant into 4-5mm disks. Salt eggplant. Mix marinade in a baggie or container: 3 TBSP soy sauce, 3 TBSP vinegar (preferably rice wine vinegar), a little sugar. Marinate eggplant in refrigerator for 2-3 hours, shaking occasionally.
If desired, serve slices with a little hot chinese mustard.
Cucumber pickles: Long thin japanese cukes work best but I’ve used regular or english cucumbers as well
Mostly peel cucumber, cut into 3″ lengths, then lengthwise into quarters. Mix marinade as above, but add a couple of shakes of sesame oil.
Marinate in refrigerator 2-3 hours, shaking occasionally.
My son started a mini succulent garden at our friends‘ holiday party (terrarium and ornament-building stations for the kiddos = genius!), transferred to a Chris Levack olive dish it looks nice, doesn’t it? Concrete counter and tiles are by Eric Billig.
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is open today until 10pm and tomorrow Christmas Eve from 10am until 6pm for last-minute Santa-shopping in all price range. Give the gift of handmade (or to yourself!) and support local artists and craftspeople.
Admission is always free, plenty of free parking, bar and snacks on-site.
Marchesa Hall at Lincoln Village (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd)
I am making some DIY lego build trays, inspired by this tutorial I found via pinterest (my lego pinterest board is here.) Instead of building the wooden framed board in the tutorial, I ordered 2 plastic handled trays in white, 2 10″ x 10″ plates, and a set from BrikTek that are supposed to be cross compatible. Judging by the measurements given in the Amazon listing, both trays should fit within the framed area of our Ikea Latt kiddo table, and the plates should fit within the tray area. We’ll see how accurate their measurements are…
Edited 1/25/13: I bought additional pieces at the lego store and was going to glue the boards together when hubby took over the project (he had the liquid nails adhesive at his studio.)
He cut the green plates on the bandf saw before gluing, and some of the gray small plates I bought so the final configuration was: