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RETURN of the Unicorn Pins • April 4th, 2018

This Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
Project:  Unicorn Pins Yayyyyyy!!!! (Paint yer own!)   

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, get yours today!       
*********$3 suggested donation, we’re a scrappy non-profit alive because of you! xoxo 

When we last saw our wooden lasercut unicorn profiles, they were in a box… somewhere. And then I went out of town, and my poor CraftNight Lieutenants couldn’t find them anywhere, and so the unicorns did not star as the craft for that evening. It was a bit of a SNAFU: Situation Normal: Awol Forgotten Unicorns. You know, like they say in the military.

However, I FOUND THEM! I found the UNICORNS! And they’re FUN, and you can wear one after you paint it and glue gems to it and it will just be the everlovin’ BEST. I mean, this creature has been captivating us since 5th century BCE. Marco Polo thought rhinoceroses were the ugliest unicorns he’d ever seen and was super disappointed. Here’s a direct quote from when he was rooting around in Sumatra (formerly Basma):

“The head resembles that of a wild boar, and they carry it ever bent towards the ground. They delight much to abide in mire and mud. ‘Tis a passing ugly beast to look upon, and is not in the least like that which our stories tell of as being caught in the lap of a virgin; in fact, ’tis altogether different from what we fancied.”

Still, people were drawn to the power and mystique of the majestic unicorn. As late as 1741 you could purchase powdered unicorn horn in jars in London pharmacies. Obviously, we don’t have anything as resplendent as that, but well… they are wooden shapes for painting, and the resplendence is up to you.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS and MORE for APRIL! 

11th – Spring Animal Magnets! 

15th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO 7:30pm in the front Bar, win BIG BOTTLES O’ BOOZE and other fabulous prizes with boys, girls, balls and a whole lotta laffs!!! 50 Cents a Card! 

18th – Terra Cotta Clay Playtime! 

25th – Puffball Creatures! 

 

Posted by on April 3, 2018 in Jewelry Craft, Painting Craft

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Plush Birds and Self Defense! • March 28th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at Akbar it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
8pm – Queer Self Defense with Cory Klink! (see details below)
****9pm CraftNight BEGINS! Project: Plush Spring Bird Lacing Craft! *** SPECIAL EASTER CHICKS WITH WIGS GIVEAWAY While Supplies LAST!!! ***   

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, quite the value!      
*********$3 suggested donation, we’re a scrappy non-profit alive because of you! xoxo 

It’s a SPECIAL 8pm CLASS with Cory Klink, read all about it below for FULL DETAILS!

We then go back to our regular programming with the cutest felt bird lacing craft that you ever did see.

It’s got tipped yarn laces, polyester fiberfill stuffing and self-adhesive felt shapes AND of course I’m putting out the extra felt so you can give it a fancy hat, a long beard, a fur coat, 16th century dungarees, whatever you want!

There will also be sparkles, googly eyes, puffballs, all the classic crafty smorgasbord items. So get in here and enjoy the cocktails, the camaraderie, the creativity and a lil’ sanity in this big ol’ city of Dodgertown!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS 

DETAILS ABOUT CORY’S CLASS TONIGHT! – Read below, yay!

TONIGHT March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and AKBAR DOJO! SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink! RSVP here on the FB Event! 
Bold Alchemy Queer Self Defense brings you the Protect Your Neck class!!! This 1 hour Self Defense class with Cory Klink will teach you how to use every day objects to defend yourself! Bring your favorite high heels, that crazy sharp crystal on your altar, or a good old fashioned baseball bat and learn to use what you have with you if being attached! We will also cover basic kicks, punches, stances and meditation. Students are encouraged to wear what they feel expresses themselves best and feels comfortable to move in. Bold Alchemy is a trauma focused self defense program that aims to empower, arm and heal queer, trans and poc humans. For more information about Bold Alchemy visit boldalchemy.com or email questions, comments or feedback to boldalchemy.coryklink@gmail.com


EVERYTHING’S COMING UP CRAFTNIGHTS 9pm Akbar, APRIL: 

4th – The Return of the Unicorn Pins!!! 

11th – Spring Animal Magnets! 

15th – BET YER BOTTOM BINGO 7:30pm in the front Bar, win BIG BOTTLES O’ BOOZE and other fabulous prizes with boys, girls, balls and a whole lotta laffs!!! 50 Cents a Card! 

18th – Terra Cotta Clay Playtime! 

25th – Puffball Creatures! 

 

Posted by on March 28, 2018 in Fabric Craft

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Paint-a-Flower Pot!!! • March 21st, 2018

This Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Paint-a-Flower Pot!!! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, just for YOU!     
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

It’s SPRING!!! The Vernal Equinox is HERE and we’ve got raindrop showers on the way, let’s get ready with some FLOWERS! I’ve got some sweet terra cotta pots for you to paint, put gems on ’em, decorate woooo! You can decide if you want to put a starter plant in your newly decorated container or begin from seed. It’s the time of year where you should smell like dirt… even just a little bit.

So yah, Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus is BACK! Dusting off all that charcoal sediment from hangin’ with smoldering hubby down in Hades, she’s here with flower power, and we’re just so glad to see her! She’ll return to being Queen of the Underworld later. Right now, she’s all about the blooms. The earth sings with new growth, the air swirls with pollen, Orion guards the night skies. The many daring birds, all the dutiful bees, every bug you know is ready to party.

Spring forever appears
the soothing music part
of lyrics unspoken.
It thaws the frozen fears,
mends the wounded heart
that Winter has broken.
~Aarno Davidson

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS 

March 21st – Flowerpot Craft! (Celebrating the Vernal Equinox!)

March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and AKBAR DOJO! SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink! RSVP here on the FB Event! 
Bold Alchemy Queer Self Defense brings you the Protect Your Neck class!!! This 1 hour Self Defense class with Cory Klink will teach you how to use every day objects to defend yourself! Bring your favorite high heels, that crazy sharp crystal on your altar, or a good old fashioned baseball bat and learn to use what you have with you if being attached! We will also cover basic kicks, punches, stances and meditation. Students are encouraged to wear what they feel expresses themselves best and feels comfortable to move in. Bold Alchemy is a trauma focused self defense program that aims to empower, arm and heal queer, trans and poc humans. For more information about Bold Alchemy visit boldalchemy.com or email questions, comments or feedback to boldalchemy.coryklink@gmail.com

 

Posted by on March 20, 2018 in Painting Craft

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TONIGHT: Shamrock Bracelet! • March 14th, 2018

TONIGHT!!! Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Shamrock Bracelets! 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, not necessarily nutritious, but SO delicious!    
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

Heyyyy…

Last week I was out of town on holiday, and I FORGOT to set up the craft adequately before I left town. This means that last week, unicorns were not served up for last week as planned, my sincere apologies to my wife, Akbar and SparkleBlob staff, totally my snafu, ugh!

This means we’ll be making unicorn pins in the near future, so if you missed it, you’ll get another chance! But for NOW, we’ve got St. Patrick’s Day on the very near horizon, and we can’t have you without the proper celebratory baubles now, can we? Bring on the plastic precious gems!!!

We’ve got for you a shiny, sassy, beautiful and LUCKY bracelet featuring shamrocks! I’ll also have some other bead choices of other colors and shapes on hand for you to use, in case you want to incorporate some of the other colors of the rainbow besides green.

This weekend, it’ll be SparkleBlob’s seventh adventure handing out Super Sloppy Chili Cheese Dogs to runners of the Los Angeles Marathon!!! If you’ve got what it takes to wake up and do this around 6am on the corner of Temple and Edgeware (mile 5) contact me!

Later that same day I’ll be hosting Bet Yer Bottom Bingo, with big booze prizes, drink tickets and MORE! See info below!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

PS – If you like this Stephen Hawking (Rest in Peace, Good Sir) LEGO photo at the top of this bulletin,  it’s totally a LEGO SET YOU CAN BUILD… but it’s out of stock indefinitely… but how cool is this?


AKBAR WINTER-to-SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS, ETC.   

SUNDAY MARCH 18th at 7:30pm – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo DAYLIGHT SAVINGS EDITION!!!

March 21st – Flowerpot Craft! (Celebrating the Vernal Equinox!)

March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and AKBAR DOJO! SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink! RSVP here on the FB Event! 
Bold Alchemy Queer Self Defense brings you the Protect Your Neck class!!! This 1 hour Self Defense class with Cory Klink will teach you how to use every day objects to defend yourself! Bring your favorite high heels, that crazy sharp crystal on your altar, or a good old fashioned baseball bat and learn to use what you have with you if being attached! We will also cover basic kicks, punches, stances and meditation. Students are encouraged to wear what they feel expresses themselves best and feels comfortable to move in. Bold Alchemy is a trauma focused self defense program that aims to empower, arm and heal queer, trans and poc humans. For more information about Bold Alchemy visit boldalchemy.com or email questions, comments or feedback to boldalchemy.coryklink@gmail.com

 

Posted by on March 14, 2018 in Jewelry Craft

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Unicorn Pins! • March 7th, 2018

This Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 from 9pm to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT! 
****Project: Unicorn Pins 

*******$4 PABST/TECATES • $5 Cocktail Special, not necessarily nutritious, but SO delicious!    
*********$3 suggested donation, thank you for supporting the arts!  

You’re an international person of mystery and intrigue, and even those who have never met you will be drawn to you… because you’ll brandish your self-painted unicorn pin upon your attire and spellbind every soul who gazeth in your direction. True, some may sneer, but only to feign their desperate jealousy, their envy and avarice amplified by your golden, unconcerned countenance.

These flat wooden silhouettes are not the entire unicorn, but rather just the head:

We’ll hand you one, paint it with stripes, dots, anything! Embellish with gems or glitter and MORE, and then we’ll put a pin-back on it and voila, you’ve got quite the beautiful unicorn pin, Prêt-àPorter! 

Human beings have been fascinated by unicorns since forever ago, the Greeks filed them under Natural History (not mythology) because they absolutely believed unicorns were real, alive and frolicking somewhere in India. Since then, we’ve learned some things, calmed down a little and decided that well… okay FINE. Unicorns probably aren’t real… but we’re open to being proven wrong! A unicorn’s blessing is said to give you the power to succeed at any endeavor you attempt! Unicorns are signifiers of the ideals of hope and change!

When you wear unicorn fashion, you’re saying that you’re into certain things. It means you’re into whimsical notions. It also means you’re into the rare and unique and exquisite. Unicorns are capable of just about anything. Nothing says “body glitter” and “sparkly nail decals” like unicorns, fighting darkness, and bleak, oppressive regimes with experimentation, innovative ideas, and LOTS of froofy colors. Come in and get one, make it yours for March, and then let it be your totem for powering you up to clean the house, rock a new hairstyle, flirt with abandon, endless possibilities!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


AKBAR WINTER-to-SPRING CRAFT SESSIONS, ETC.   

March 14th – Shamrock Bracelets

SUNDAY MARCH 18th at 7:30pm – Bet Yer Bottom Bingo DAYLIGHT SAVINGS EDITION!!!

March 21st – Flowerpot Craft! (Celebrating the Vernal Equinox!)

March 28th – Spring Bird Lacing Craft and AKBAR DOJO! SELF DEFENSE CLASS with Cory Klink! RSVP here on the FB Event! 
Bold Alchemy Queer Self Defense brings you the Protect Your Neck class!!! This 1 hour Self Defense class with Cory Klink will teach you how to use every day objects to defend yourself! Bring your favorite high heels, that crazy sharp crystal on your altar, or a good old fashioned baseball bat and learn to use what you have with you if being attached! We will also cover basic kicks, punches, stances and meditation. Students are encouraged to wear what they feel expresses themselves best and feels comfortable to move in. Bold Alchemy is a trauma focused self defense program that aims to empower, arm and heal queer, trans and poc humans. For more information about Bold Alchemy visit boldalchemy.com or email questions, comments or feedback to boldalchemy.coryklink@gmail.com

 

Posted by on March 2, 2018 in Multi-Variety Craft, Painting Craft

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