Sunday, February 13, 2011

Online Finds: Feed Your Soul

By Emily Brown, Made by Emily

Though not my creative outlet, I admire the creative work of a visual artist. At times I find myself browsing through and admiring a variety of artists' work online, such as  Danny Phillips Art , or The Preppy Possum.

 I also love free. With the economy and my budget these days, free art is likely the only way I will acquire any art in my home. So imagine my delight when I came across Feed Your Soul: the free art project. Artists from around the world submit art each month that can be downloaded, printed, and enjoyed in your home for free. Check it out, and you're welcome.

artwork: Escape Route Rowboat, by Danny Phillips

Monday, February 7, 2011

More Handmade Valentine's.

Did you miss our last Make Out and are now going to be scrambling for handmade Valentines? 
 Then check out these print-it-yourself Valentines from a slew of cool artists! There are also other fun projects included in this 30-project kit.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot

Need something to do this Friday night? Join several Crown Towners at the Mint Museum for First Friday, this month's theme is EndearMINT. We'll be in the DIY lab showing attendees how to make a felt flower accessory for your hair or his lapel.

Then, after you make your fab flowers, head on to the rooftop terrace to catch a salsa lesson!  This late night event, hosted in conjunction with the Charlotte Symphony's KnightSounds series, will feature music by Orquesta Mayor and a performance by dancers from Metropolitan Ballroom.

First Fridays is an ongoing series at the Mint Museum Uptown. Each evening is loaded with artsy fun for all ages, including museum tours, live entertainment, art-making activities, a cash bar, and more! Admission is free for members, $10/non-members. For more information on each event or to pre-purchase tickets, call 704.337.2034 or visit