Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Call for Submissions: Green Pop!

The deadline for our Poppytalk Handmade "Green Pop" Market - An Eco-based and Spring/Easter themed market is this Friday, February 27th! We are looking for recycled, upcycled, eco-based items (things that are awesome and good to the earth) as well as "spring" (yay spring!) and Easter (bunnies, eggs, and things that hop)! Please submit your submissions to poppytalkblog[at]yahoo[dot]ca with the words "GREEN POP" in the subject line.

Monday, February 16, 2009

This month we bring you affordable art @ Poppytalk Handmade!

Affordable Art Show @PHM

33 stewart avenue, cinder block studio, roadside photographs, andrea shear, cynthia callan, vivienne strauss, irena sophia, matte stephens, kiki and polly, lewas designs, pink bathtub, dolan geiman

With the economy as it is, and because we have a huge love for placing "real art" on our walls, we bring you our very first "Affordable Art Show and Marketplace at Poppytalk Handmade! The artists included this month come from various parts of the world, and we hope you'll visit often as they refresh their tables throughout the month. The market runs from February 16th through to the 13th of March/09. Click here to go directly to the market, or click the links coinciding with each image.

Affordable Art Show @PHM

jo bradford, heather smith jones, lindsay brackeen, octavine illustration, pretty little thieves, vol25, michele maule, inklore, the charm school dropout, kari herer photography, modernpop, michelle brusegaard

Affordable Art Show @PHM

stephanie levy, la familia green, kristiana pärn, bellamuse, aprile elcich, samantha hahn, kirsten mccrea, something else perhaps, marzipan, karim rizk, ladies and gentlement, cake +milk paperie

Affordable Art Show @PHM

night owl paper goods, sooooound, signs by diane, yee-haw industries, rbkh potter, yellena, bueller, clever violet, eggman studios, michele bosak, isette, allymoon

Affordable Art Show @PHM

katie runnels, sharon montrose, labokoff, isphotography, a beautiful party, laurie coyle designs, shira sela, sofia masri, trampoline, clementine press, resurrection fern, in-vita paper studio

Affordable Art Show @PHM

roll and tumble press, green chair press, karen kang, art esprit, blue tricycle, tugboat print shop, catia chien, michelle caplan, goshdarnknit, walking to jericho, melissa moss, little black rabbit, bacon square farm, the cellophanes, sarah ahearn, the mincing mockingbird

Friday, February 13, 2009

Last day of "Love Transforms" Valentines & Wedding Market

Today's the last day for our Valentine's and Wedding Market over at Poppytalk Handmade, "Love Transforms". The market will be open until 9pm (Pacific) if you wish to get in your last purchases from this amazing group of artists/designers that participated this month. It truly was a beautiful market and a big thank you to all who visited us and our vendors. We are honoured to bring the artist and buyer together.

For those of you who are new to visiting here, and to give you a short background. We started the market back in 2007 due to the hours spent sifting through the sea of online shops looking for good, quality handmade items to post about here and be inspired by. Back in 2005 when we started this blog, it was clear these artists needed a voice to be seen and heard and we were madly hunting them down. Thanks to our Etsy Pick of the Day posts we started back then, the whole market idea evolved into what it is today. We noticed many of the picks we were picking were being "sold out" that very day and we then knew we were on to something.

We curate the best of the best of emerging design talent and are proud to bring them here. Each month we host a different themed market to coincide with the different holidays or times of year. With that said we're really looking forward to our next month's market (starting Monday), which is an Affordable Art Market. We hope you'll join us Feburary 16th for the launch! In the meantime, you can visit our new community blog, The Handmade Artist where participants are posting their news, events and musings. Have a fantastic weekend and Valentine's Day!