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Blackstock’s Collections

May 9, 2012
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I brought my copy of Blackstock’s Collections to tutoring today and my student got a kick out of Gregory’s drawings of collections of items- shoes, noisemakers, animals, hats, warplanes, etc. She also then read ALL the names of bees aloud. Gregory Blackstock is a Seattle-based artist, accordion player, singer, ex-potwasher and autistic savant. His...
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Hair Over There

May 8, 2012
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Diggin’ on Frank Hallam Day‘s photos of hand-painted signs of hair salons in rural Ethiopia. Day explains that these are part of a larger project exploring the Western influence on African ideals of beauty & self-image. But the images are also just a grand collection of work of amateur artists and sign painters in...
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Digging down deep…

May 3, 2012
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I’ve been saving these images forever, it’s time to release them into the world! Some favorite picks from some deep digs into the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Love this polka dot bracelet & snakes snakes snakes.
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Celebrate Earth Day w/BIG THINGS x The California Academy of Sciences!

April 19, 2012
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BIG THINGS is SO excited to be partnering with the California Academy of Sciences for a radical Earth Day celebration! Join us at the Academy next Thursday, April 26th for Dirty, Earthy NightLife, an evening dedicated to the EARTH and getting in touch with nature. Award-winning nature photographer, Ian Shive, will present his stunning portfolio of...
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WPD Flower Swizzle Sticks w/Kit Palaskas!

April 5, 2012
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My partner in planning all of these World Party Day shenanigans is none other than artist/designer/craft-lover, Kit Palaskas in Sydney! I had admired her blog for so long and asked her to do a project with me several months ago, which developed into World Party Day! Operating on an 18 hour time difference and using...
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More World Party Day Tutorials!

April 5, 2012
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I hope everyone had an awesome World Party Day yesterday!!! The San Francisco party had me running all over town in preparation, so here are a few tutorials from our WPD series…a little late, but always applicable! Find out how to make all kinds of confetti (like the rectangles above!) with Jenny from Hank...
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World Party Day Button Tutorial!

April 2, 2012
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Well everyone, World Party Day is right around the corner! It’s actually starting TONIGHT in Australia and Kit is busy prepping her party in Sydney while we here on the West Coast have one more day of waiting… By now, those of you who requested buttons should have received your package in the mail-...
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PARTY in SF for World Party Day!

March 31, 2012
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It’s almost here…WORLD PARTY DAY! Join BIG THINGS, the party experts at The Adventure School, Sydney-based crafter extraordinaire, Kitiya Palaskas, and Asterisk San Francisco Magazine in SAN FRANCISCO this Tuesday, April 3, 2012 for the ultimate synchronized worldwide celebration! Don your very best PARTY OUTFIT… Impress us with your PARTY TRICKS… Decorate a festive PARTY BUTTON… Make...
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WPD Part 2: Make a Diamond Piñata w/Debbie & Lilian!

March 31, 2012
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After an epic trip to Chicago’s premier Mexican candy store, Dulcelandia, Debbie & Lilian are on to Part 2 of their World Party Day celebration- teaching us how to make your own diamante-shaped piñata! Visit Debbie’s blog for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a piñata…then fill it with candy and bash the...
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WPD Party in a Box w/GiftWrapHQ!

March 28, 2012
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The Victorias over at GiftWrapHQ have seriously outdone themselves…again! After their first mindblowing World Party Day post on party bags, now they’ve teamed up with Kitty Farrow Press to make this beautiful party box! I don’t want to give away what’s actually inside the box….so you’ll have to visit the blog for all the wonderful...
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