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Time Travel Tuesday: Morris Louis

January 4, 2012
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hop on over to brown paper bag to check out my musings on morris louis, color field painter extraordinaire!
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Time Travel Tuesday: New Year’s Resolutions and Cathy

January 3, 2012
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Happy New Year everyone! Sara at Brown Paper Bag and I thought we would start off with a little Time Travel Tuesday for ya’ll. This week Sara writes about her disdain for the comic, Cathy, and the societal stereotypes about single women and their “habits” that unfortunately often play into our New Year’s Resolutions....
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new year, new you!

December 31, 2011
nye

HOLY SHIT 2011 IS OVER how the hell did that happen? this year was a brilliant one for us here at BIG THINGS and we want to thank you all for being a part of it! i wouldn’t be able run this blog without you reading, sharing your ideas, offering your friendship, and for...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: TRACEY

December 28, 2011
tracey1

i am constantly inspired by people who fight illness and still find energy to bring something positive and beautiful into the world. tracey is one of those people- a survivor of breast, liver and bone cancer, she decided to make caps for other patients and started selling them on etsy. i was searching for...
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TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY: Joan Brown

December 13, 2011
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ITS TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY!!! Sara from Brown Paper Bag wrote about one of my favorite California painters, Joan Brown! Coincidentally, I almost wrote about her for my TTT piece but decided to go with pochoir, a type of color illustration that had its heydey in 1920s Parisian publications. Check that out over on BPB...
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crazy ass nuns

December 12, 2011
black10

i hate the struggle of searching for netflix instant movies! all i want to do is just throw something on and zone out and it takes me half an hour to find something decent! a few nights ago we ended up watching black narcissus- really really good. if you’re into stories about nuns gone...
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holiday bazaar this weekend!

December 1, 2011
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we’re kicking off the holiday season with a Holiday Bazaar this weekend, featuring lots of our talented friends & artists! we’ll be at people’s gallery from 12-5 on saturday, dec. 3rd with hot toddies, cookies, and lots of options for unique, thoughtful gifts. come hang out and support your local makers & businesses! here’s...
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30% OFF HOLIDAY SALE w/the adventure store

November 29, 2011
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TEAM WORK! we got together with our friends in seattle at THE ADVENTURE STORE and are having a 30% off sale at the BIG THINGS SHOP today, tuesday, november 29. selected items in both shops are on sale, including this awesome buffalo hide aztec bag, this sweet carved wooden owl comb, giant pom pom...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: ANNIE

November 28, 2011
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not sure how i can describe in words the joy that annie larson’s knitwear line, ALL, brings to me. i always thought that there was nothing better than a cozy, handmade sweater. warm, gentle, snuggly. but what about a cozy, handmade sweater with wacky patterns in a rainbow palette? how about a cactus pattern?...
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the moving image

November 22, 2011
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first came photographs, then came film, and then along came a combination of still and moving images in a single picture!!! gjon mili was the first photographer to work with an electronic flash, capturing movement and action in a single photograph in a way no one had seen before. trained as an engineer at...
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