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Heart-Shaped Keepsake Box • March 15th, 2017

TONIGHT! March 15th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Heart-Shaped Keepsake Box  
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: We Love to Drink and it Shows!    

Heart-shaped boxes are here, come get one while supplies last, gussy it up with paint, sparkles and such, and then do with it what you like! This is that time of year where you start reading dumb articles titled “Make the Most of Your Drawers” or “The Golden Rules of Vacuuming” and all that Spring Cleaning riffraff in all the magazines and periodicals. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, the earth has tilted, and the vernal equinox arrives on the 20th, meaning you can put away the heavy outerwear, and replace it with “light jackets” for your nightlife galavanting.

That’s why you’re gonna need this heart box. It will help you make the most of everything! It’s the perfect for all seasons, the best size for keeping jellybeans, keys, bandaids, paperclips, tacks, erasers, love notes, any ol’ thing you want. If you don’t want to clutter up your home with it, paint it nice, put a gift, keepsake or gift in there, and give it away!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


UPCOMING CRAFTS, ETC.

March 22nd – 3-D Yellow Submarines!

March 27th – Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10-ish (However long it takes to play 6 games!) Akbar!

March 29th – Optical Illusion Sand Art!

April 5th – Easter Baskets!

 

Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Painting Craft

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International Women’s Day FREEBIE from CraftNight! • 2017

It’s International Women’s Day! 

In honor of that, and Women’s History Month, CraftNight would like to offer you a chance to download and print these drawings on sticker paper, color them in, and stick them anywhere you please! We made them at CraftNight last week, and they were a HIT, and they totally work, and they’r lots of fun to color! And if you don’t have sticker paper, just print ’em out and make bookmarks, or cards, whatever!

Featuring: 

  • The Statue of Liberty!

  • Audre Lorde!

  • Statue of Justice holding a Labrys!

  • A Taco!

  • A Beaver!

  • A Clam!

DOWNLOAD STICKERS!

 

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Coloring Craft

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Color-a-Sticker (or DIY!) • March 1st, 2017

This Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Women’s History Month Stickers with the LGBT Center! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Cocktail minded, life changing.  
SPECIAL GUEST: Bill Zide, candidate for LA City Council District 13, will be with us to say hello and do some crafting! Meet him! Find out things! 

The LGBT Center is crafting with us this week in honor of Women’s History Month!

Throughout the invention of humans cataloguing our existence, in the majority of this process, women have been mentioned as nothing but a footnote or a reference and not seen as ACTUAL human beings who did stuff. Years and years and years of being left out of the books has built a bizarre, not-so-subconscious belief that women are just, you know, marginal participants on the sidelines of building the world.

There’s a LINK between knowing what those before you accomplished and having the wherewithal to forge ahead and pioneer forth. That’s why it’s so SUCKY to know that there are all these unknown, squashed, ignored, undermined awesome female mathematicians, explorers, artists, scientists, etc. their stories forgotten, erased, or banished from all the lessons we had to learn in schools.

I mean… you’ve got a bloviating naval orange in the oval office, and we coulda had Hermione Granger. And why the HELL doesn’t Hermione Granger have her own movie?!? Sigh. Harry Potter is a brat.

I would expect a lot of insecure corncob dudes to vote for Mr. Spray Tan, but a lot of WOMEN voted for him… which doesn’t seem to make sense until you realize that our chronological records make the existence of important women seem shifty, unreliable, and “too experimental.”

When I was in 5th grade at Pacific Christian Academy, my teacher, (bless her sweet, well-meaning, christian heart) told the classroom that she didn’t think a female president would be good for the country, that women are too emotional. I was AMAZED that she said this. My male associates in 5th grade LOVED this, and my female constituents just seemed bemused and bewildered, but not angry. Strong women in the bible just got themselves killed or turned into salt pillars, everybody knew it, there just wasn’t much to say. Tripe like this is still being taught in schools. IT’S STILL BEING TAUGHT. PEOPLE BELIEVE IT. AAAAAUUUUGHHHH!!!!

I illustrated some stickers, they are black and white, JP Originals, and I’m printing them on sticker paper. They are of scary woman things, because apparently, women are terrifying. If you don’t like beavers, snatches, tacos, or bearded clams… don’t say I didn’t warn you.

I also ordered SPECIAL PENS and PENCILS. They are special because they came all the way from Humboldt, via Lush Newton, who runs the Art Center in the middle of town. Come on in and have a cupcake, color a political sticker, or make your own DIY one! Happy Women’s History Month!

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain

 

Posted by on February 28, 2017 in Coloring Craft

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Marshmallow Snow Person on a S’More • February 22nd, 2017

This Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Marshmallow Snow Person on a S’More! 
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Promise them Everything, But Give them Akbar. 

Can you FEEL the California winter? Jack Frost is having a field day, and all those who scoffed at El Niño’s 2016 tardiness are are like “Okay OKAY you made you’re point!” The clouds are doing their part, and the wind has been so very uppity, flipping the trees every which way, it would be charming if it wasn’t so pushy. So what do you do with all this nippy weather? Well, you brave the cold, go do things you have to do, and then come to CraftNight and enjoy a delicious cocktail that’ll warm your tootsies and your heart.

Our craft this week is an action figure of sorts, a marshmallow character that wears a winter hat with a pom-pom, posed upon a graham cracker chocolate sled, ready to slide down a hill of fresh powdery snow. It’s a kit that you assemble, put together, and gaze at endearingly. It’s darn tootin’ cute! It makes a great gift, or a favor to place on a winter birthday gift, or just to have for yourself when you need to experience winter cheer. After all, who is your winter self? Are you ready to slide down a hill at a moment’s notice like this marshmallow character? Or are you more apt to hang out at the ski lodge sipping cocoa and reading a book by the fire? I’ll have some extra foam pieces and bits for you to decide if you want to follow the kit’s directions, or build your own scenario/wardrobe for this ornamental tableau.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Upcoming CraftNights and Bingo: 

FEBRUARY 27th: Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Akbar • 50 Cents a Card • WIN!!!!

March 1st – Snow Bobble Photo Holder – It bobbles, it holds photos, it’ll keep those snapshots organized!

CRAFTIVISM MARCH 22nd: Say it with stickers! Stickers you color, or stickers you make yourself, we’re havin’ it all, the dissonance is adhesive!


MORE Things in Your Town: 

FEBRUARY 23rd: sSISTERSs: An Experimental Musical – A new punk musical about three sisters who may or may not be witches. Trapped in the drawing room of an old Victorian house, they take on famous triads in a psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness trip through time that explores shifting ideas of sisterhood. Who gets to be seen as a sister, and why? With a live band, haunting three-part harmonies, and throwbacks to the secret rituals of girlhood, sSISTERSs explores memory, family, mortality, queer feminist identity, and the struggles of being a woman artist.
Written and Directed by Gina YoungFacebook Link! 

 

 

Posted by on February 21, 2017 in Assembly Craft

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Snowflake Necklaces • February 15th, 2017

This Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 from 9pm until midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!!!
Project: Snowflake Necklaces
$3 Donation Please 
$4 Drink specials! Akbar: Witty. Confident. Devastatingly Queer. 

Snowflakes!

Snowflakes are delicate, they melt easily, every snowflake is different! Snowflakes make snow! If you have enough snowflakes, you can make an AVALANCHE! It’s easy for a bully to make fun of one snowflake, it’s a cheap shot, and it’s based on the moment, not the future. Takes a long time for enough snowflakes to get together to form a strong and cohesive slab of mighty icy matter that is just waiting for the right moment to descent rapidly down a mountainside.

A bully may tread very carefully if threatened with the possibility of an avalanche that’s been building for weeks/months/years. If someone tries to insult you by calling you a snowflake, just think about that.

Anyway, I do like to keep with a theme, and it is winter, so here’s our project for this week.

I have snowflake jewelry. It’s not Nordstrom quality, it’s not even Nordstrom Rack quality… it’s not even Toy’s R’ Us quality! It’s some seriously basic snowflake accoutrement, it’s going to be up to you how ostentatious it is, because the kit I give you is just the start. From drab beginnings comes greatness, and then you’ll be wearing your winter bead regalia like a snowflake BOSS.

See you at the Craft Table,

JP Craft Captain


Upcoming CraftNights and Bingo: 

Feb 22nd – Snow Person Action Figure – Shredding down the mountainside on a melty S’more, no less!

FEBRUARY 27th: Bet Yer Bottom BINGO!!!! 8pm to 10pm • Akbar • 50 Cents a Card • WIN!!!!

March 1st – Snow Bobble Photo Holder – It bobbles, it holds photos, it’ll keep those snapshots organized!

CRAFTIVISM MARCH 22nd: Say it with stickers! Stickers you color, or stickers you make yourself, we’re havin’ it all, the dissonance is adhesive!


MORE Things in Your Town: 

FEBRUARY 20th: PLANET QUEER: RISE UP! Now is the time to RISE UP and be heard! Art IS activism! Its a SPECIAL EVENING of interstellar QUEER performance hosted by gay centered performance activist IAN MACKINNON. Facebook Link!

FEBRUARY 23rd: sSISTERSs: An Experimental Musical – A new punk musical about three sisters who may or may not be witches. Trapped in the drawing room of an old Victorian house, they take on famous triads in a psychedelic, stream-of-consciousness trip through time that explores shifting ideas of sisterhood. Who gets to be seen as a sister, and why? With a live band, haunting three-part harmonies, and throwbacks to the secret rituals of girlhood, sSISTERSs explores memory, family, mortality, queer feminist identity, and the struggles of being a woman artist.
Written and Directed by Gina YoungFacebook Link! 

 

 

Posted by on February 14, 2017 in Assembly Craft, Wearable Craft

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