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I added Braille Cards to the store today: “Don’t Go Chasing Watefalls,” “You Be Illin’,” “Do You Hear the Guns Fernando,” “We Can Be Heroes, Just for One Day,” and “Rollin’ Down the Street Smokin’ Indo, Sippin’ on Gin and Juice.” The come in a variety of colors and are a great way to buy an affordable piece of art – or an affordable art gifty!

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And as long as you’re there, don’t forget all pillows are 40% off in July when you enter EQUALITY at checkout!

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work by Anya Astapova

This show is going to rock, if you’ll pardon my terrible word choice. Here is the list of artists who will be showing in “Put the Needle on the Record,” at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, opening Saturday, August 1st:

Anya Astapova, Alise Baker, Mark Bieraugel, Croshame, Jess de Wahls, Giddy Girlie, Kathy Halper, Becca Hammond, Luke Haynes, Daniel Hernandez, Bascom Hogue, Billy Kheel, Michelle Kingdom, Koe-Zee, Emma Rose Laughlin, Katharine Lawrie, Jenny Lee, Kate Madeira, Mackenzie Mollo, Matthew Monthei, Carie Musick, Ries Niemi, Jessica Pambianco, Carol Powell, Julie Sarloutte, Ellen Schinderman, Pete Seazle, Sophie Tomlinson, Meghan Willis, Wu Stitch, Darcy Yates

So excited! Coming at you, Seattle!!

Hey all! I’m curating a second show this year, Put the Needle on the Record, at Twilight Gallery, Seattle! Very excited for this one, all music stuffs! Here’s some basic info:

Put the Needle on the Record at Twilight Gallery, Seattle, will explore the constant connection between visual art and music. They feed back and forth. Images inspire the music and the music surely inspires visuals. Cover art has been a part of the music experience since the first pieces of sheet music were published. Photos and portraits of musicians catch our imagination and allow us to feel what it might have been like to be there, at that show…

Artists, please submit musically themed works – needlepointed album covers, amiguri rockers, embroidered portraits, lyric explored (please push yourself creatively if doing this). All types of stitched work are welcome for submission: knitting, crochet, embroidery (machine, free hand, black work, crewel….), needlepoint, cross-stitch, quilting, plush, appliqué, tapestry, needle felting (i know it’s not stitched, but there’s needles and often blood, so it fully counts!), beading, mixed media (where fiber is a main component)… and any other stitchy forms i’ve forgotten (or woven or threaded or poked), please submit.

Please note we are looking for contemporary interpretations of theme and medium.

Please go HERE for more details.

I was just going to post a fantastic painting of Father Xmas (give me some money) by Jo Spinks – she’s on my blogroll – but then I got inspired by John Butler over at Lozenge – also on the blogroll. He listed his top twenty most listened to songs of ’07, and here are mine.

1. Henrietta – The Fratellis
2. Los Angeles I’m Yours – The Decemberists
3. Belly Love – The Kooks
4. Beautiful – Xtina live on SNL
5. Everybody’s Changing – Lily Allen
6. Golden Brown – The Stranglers
7. Louis Quatorze – Bow Wow Wow
8. Knowing Me, Knowing You – Evan Dando
9. Breath Me – Sia
10. Femme Fatale – Velvet Underground
11. She Will Be Loved acoustic – Maroon 5
12. Fire – The Pointer Sisters
13. The Piano Has Been Drinking – Tom Waites
14. Kooks – David Bowie
15. Goody Goody – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers
16. The Bottle – Gil Scott Heron
17. Don’t Cha – Will Young
18. Frontin’ – Jamie Cullum
19. People Who Died – Jim Carroll Band
20. The Conversation – Joni Mitchell

It may not be the most au currant list, but it’s mostly acceptable hipster-wise.

And here’s the painting of Santa, as promised:

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