Hello friends & family!
Hope this finds you enjoying this tropical rain we are experiencing on the East Coast. Wishing for snow but I do love the rain. (To fall in love with the rain, take a listen to Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Gift of the Tortoise: Tales from South Africa. It's a tape my Mom got me when I was little. I loved it, it's filled with amazing music and stories and talks about the importance of rain).
Things have been busy for me this season with vending events, performances, cleaning up a vacant lot to turn into a garden space and creating! It has been so fun seeing everyone out and about, bringing all the cheer at the East Falls Winter Market at Vault + Vine and at West Craft Fest at the Rotunda. Incase you missed anyone on your list, there's one more market happening tonight and tomorrow:
Friday, Dec. 21st / 4-8PM & Saturday, Dec. 22nd / 11AM-5PM
Last Call Holiday Haul @ the Philadelphia Brewing Company
2440 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
Come say hello, duck out from the rain and pick up any last min gifts created by local artists and makers!
If you are in other parts of the world and need some art in your space, take a look HERE for inspiration and to bring some pieces home! Thanks to all the support I have received, I have almost sold out of this collection but there are still a few works available. DM for a studio visit at email@example.com.
ALSO, I am stoked to announce that Pure Sweets & Co and I have teamed up to bring you a Pure Sweets Watercolor Workshop! For those who have not been, P.S. & Co. is an all gluten free and vegan restaurant off of Rittenhouse Square with sweets galore. It's a dream in there. We have put together a workshop that tickles all the senses for a sweets inspired afternoon of painting!
Pure Sweets Watercolor Workshop
January 13th, 3-5PM @ P.S. & Co.
Bring your sweet <3 and your sweet tooth for a delicious afternoon of treats and painting!
*SPECIAL OFFER* As a bonus, P.S. & Co has put together a special package for workshop participants- a 3 course meal added to your ticket price for just $25! Come for lunch and a treat.
$50 Workshop Only // $75 Three Course Meal & Workshop
Below is a picture from my last workshop at Vault + Vine with an amazing group of creatives. Check out the paintings they made! I love partnering with other dope women owned business that support equity, social and physical health and well being, and like to engage in community through creating. Look forward to tasting and painting with you at P.S. & Co. on January 13th!
I hope this finds you enjoying a cozy space and cup o'cheer at your favorite coffee shop. Here are a few women owned cafes to stop by in different parts of the city to grab a hot cup of yum while you are out and about:
*North Philly :: Franny Lou's Porch :: a radically empowered space for whole body and community health through events, hot drinks and food.
*Northern Liberties :: The Random Tea Room :: a cozy oasis in the city where you can rest, relax and enjoy a hot cup of deliciously spiced house made chai tea with a treat from Crust Vegan Bakery.
*Center City :: Luna Cafe :: serving such delicious eats all day long, also housing art by local artists.
*Rittenhouse :: P.S. & Co. :: All vegan + gluten free restaurant (whaaaaa?! It's true.), treatery (an eatery for treats ;) and coffee spot to hit all your spots -- I am teaching a Sweets Inspired Watercolor Workshop at P.S. & Co. in the new year with a delicious 3 course meal option.. (pause for drool.. haha) YUM. Get a taste of what's to come through my Instagram.
*South Philly :: Chhaya Cafe :: a cozy cafe serving delicious brews, art on the walls by local artists and all kinds of delicious foods and treats from Crust Vegan Bakery.
*East Falls :: Vault + Vine :: a green house oasis filled with natural light where you can enjoy a cup of tea from the Random Tea Room and treats from Crust Vegan Bakery.
*Everywhere :: Crust Vegan Bakery :: They distribute their delicious vegan treats throughout the city but also serve amazing special occasions with vegan goodness. Drop them a line to order a custom cake or place a catering order for a sweet event!
Stop into one of these shops to grab a hot drink, make a friend, meet a neighbor and gather. They are all spaces where friendship and community is welcome :)
Thank you for the beautiful events this weekend at Vault + Vine (pictured above) and Inner Rhythms Music Therapy Center. I had a blast meeting many new friends and sharing creative and community space!