Happy Mother’s Day!
Wow- what an amazing weekend! I’m still sort of recovering and attempting to gain ‘re-entry’ into normal life after spending 3 days in the “Woods of Wonder” in Seale, AL at the Doo-Nanny. I found out about it too late last year to attend and then heard about it multiple times at other vending events I did last year. People would come up and say “Do you do the Doo-Nanny??” or “OMG- people would love your stuff at Doo-Nanny” and I mostly heard… “I can’t explain it, You just have to go”… which pretty much sums up my experience this past weekend!
From the unbelievable permanent structures many of the artists vend from to the fully functioning giant outdoor kitchen – the costumes, the music, the sights, sounds and smells (OMG- the bbq! Let me tell you- those ‘Bama Boys can sure make a mean pulled pork sandwich!! and don’t get me started about the Jamaican vendor and his amazing jerk chicken and dirty rice!!) and all of the amazing artists in attendance… it was definitely something you just have to experience.
I will warn you though, once you go into the Woods of Wonder, things don’t look quite the same! My husband and I were already planning our return trip while in our tent on Saturday night… I’ll definitely be there next year!!
You can see all of the photos that I took at the Doo-Nanny HERE on my shop Facebook page..
If you’ve visited Myshka’s Caravan at a festival then you’ve seen these water bottle holders hanging from the front of my purple tent! They are available at my Etsy shop in 9 colors- all are in stock and ready to ship in 1-3 business days! They are made from 100% cotton and fit many of the popular bottle sizes on the market (including the metal canteens and the large colored plastic camping type bottles) – they’re awesome for hiking, walking, and also make great gifts for kids! One festival patron even used it to hold her bottle of beer!
Need some awesome handmade gifts for your friends and family? Allow me to help you spend your money– I’ve been told I’m pretty good at that…. hee hee! Check out the shops of some of my very talented and artistic friends!!
If you know someone who loves to wear perfume, you should definitely check out the shop of my faerie friend Mindful Mushroom who makes amazing hand blended perfume oils- she has SO MANY to choose from that I’d definitely recommend trying out one of her sample packs! My personal favorites so far are Woodstock (a patchouli blend)& Alchemista (a pumpkin, spice, coffee scent that I’m utterly addicted to) but it’s so hard to choose when there are so many gorgeous blends!
She also makes amazing highly pigmented eyeshadows- perfect for that makeup lover in your life! The colors are so rich and bright that I swear you will never go back to store bought makeup ever again!
How about some beautiful Jewelry? You definitely want to head over to Honey & Ollie and check out her gorgeous precious metal & gemstone necklaces and earrings. I have the most amazing necklace from her shop- Rain is truly a gifted and talented artist! My personal favorite pieces are the large copper hammered hoops that she makes and adorns with gemstones- very shiny!
Planning to be in or around Columbus GA on December 8 & 9? Come to JunkFest Holiday Bazaar!! Myshka’s Caravan won’t be vending there but please come out and support local artists, crafters, and musicians! Peace love & BBQ!
Need a quick holiday gift for a co-worker, a neighbor, or a teacher at your child’s school? I’ve made a few sets of 100% cotton dish cloths (or wash cloths… they’re lovely in the bath!!) and put them up in my Etsy shop for $15 a set- you can keep them together or split them up and give them with a bar of handmade soap! (I’d recommend some Earth Baby Soaps “Grassroots” personally….)
Sorry to announce that I won’t be vending at Artists for Pasaquan this coming weekend November 4 & 5 due to complications with my family from Hurricane Sandy. My online shop will remain open while I wait for news – I’ll post an announcement if I must close the shop due to traveling. Thank you for understanding.
I saw this video a while back and was blown away by the artwork in it- I absolutely love matryoshka dolls (Russian “nesting dolls”) and the graffiti style of this artist duo is incredible! (Also… they would make an amazing tattoo design…)
This Tuesday Tunes is probably one of the oddest groups that I’ve posted! They’re a new favorite of mine
but I will admit that they’re probably one of those groups that you either love or can’t stand… so you’ve
been warned. Because there’s absolutely no way I could say it better… here’s what the NY Daily News said
CocoRosie – a duo comprising Bianca and her sister, Sierra – plays music that seems like it was made by two spindly dolls trapped in a snowglobe. Sounds crinkle, beats creep, and voices crack and sputter. At times, Bianca sounds like Billie Holiday – had she been dug up and stuckin a David Lynch movie. At other times, she sounds like a creaking door in a horror flick, or a horse neighing. Sister Sierra provides an unlikely contrast, bellowing in a classically trained operatic soprano.
For musical accompaniment, CocoRosie will seemingly use anything: slamming drawers, the sound of wind, a cat’s meow. Occasionally, you’ll hear a hip-hop beat, but the pair have a greater fetish for children’s instruments – shrunken drums, keyboards or marimbas that, together, give their music the mythic pull of infantile desire.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/2007/04/15/2007-04 -15 letting
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This is one of my favorite songs by Cocorosie- Enjoy!