Blue Genie Art Bazaar!

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)


The Acro-Cats and Rock-Cats!


Took the kiddo to see this and really enjoyed the show. Very kid-friendly and fun. They’re going to San Antonio, Houston and Atlanta next. Mostly rescued animals (not sure re the chicken, groundhog, etc), and Samantha even gives a how-to lesson on how to train a cat (she has cute kits with a DVD). Check it out if you can. They’re from near Chicago (?) and have a website

Handmade Austin Women 2007 Spring Show – May 5 & 6

I am participating in a show the weekend before Mother’s Day! The second Handmade Austin Women show will be at Ginko Studios on May 5th & 6th from 10-6.

Here’s the skinny:

Please join us for the Second Annual Handmade Austin Women Spring Show
on the weekend of May 5th and 6th from 10am till 6pm. Handmade Austin
Women are dedicated to unique design and the highest quality in
handmade work. Our Spring Show 2007 offers high fashion, original
house wares, wearable art, fine art, stunning jewelry and live musical
accompaniment. You can preview our show and find directions at

Ginko Studios
800 Gullett Street
(512) 389-1920

Weekend before Mother’s Day
May 5th-6th 2007
10 a.m until 6 p.m.

(map link )
From IH 35 and 7th street, go east on 7th street.
Left turn on Springdale Road.
Right turn on Lyons Road.
Right turn on Gullett Street (Lyons dead ends at Gullet).
Park on Gullet, walk to the end of the street to the stone house on
right (800 Gullet St), walk through the chain link gate to the left of
the house.

Jenifer Nakatsu Arntson / JNA Designs
Sunyong Chung / Ginko Studios
Jaime Jo Fisher
Chia Guillory
Stephanie Lindsey / Baby Jane
Bonnie Lynch
Melanie Schopper / M. Schopper Ceramics

DJ Mahealani
Laura Freeman as Luna Tart

Handmade Austin Women believe in the profound benefits of keeping
women sustained at work at home here in Austin. For more information
about the event and artists, please visit

(added 4/23/07) The upcoming Handmade Austin Women 2007 Spring Show was mentioned in the Austinist: Fashion Bits!