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CraftNight Covid-19 Coloring Pages! March 19th, 2020

Look Out Buster it’s the FISH POLICE! • Freemans • 2020 • Illustrated by Julianna Parr

These are unprecedented times. To keep both you and me busy, I asked Facebook for coloring page suggestions, and this is the VERY FIRST ONE. It was requested by a high school pal of mine who’s daughter’s betta fish just bit the dust. I would think that in the midst of being in quarantine, the untimely death of one’s fish would be even more bummer than usual. That’s why this is the first coloring page.

Also, in this fish tank I knew nothing about before now, they have an axolotl, and I KNEW I needed to draw THAT. Here’s the full story of how this happened, taken from my FB feed:

So… with the information I was given, I devised a scenario whereupon the police fish might meddle in the life of an axtotl. You know, the FISH POLICE. And now you can download your very own .PDF and color it!

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD FISH POLICE HERE!

 

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Feb 26th 2020 TONIGHT! Paint-a-Huevo

BEAUTY.—A sun which dwells in the souls of all…
~”A Chapter of Definitions,” Daily Crescent, 1848 June 23rd

TONIGHT! Paint-a-Huevo!
FEB 26, 2020 • 9pm
AKBAR
$3 – $5 sliding scale! 
21+

You know what I’ve got? I’ve got some eggs, that’s what. 
They’re not supposed to be on the craft calendar until waaaaaaayyyyy down the pipeline, for a certain holiday that’s very egg-centric. But I thought I’d do things backwards. You know how they’re always asking which comes first, the chicken or the egg? 
Well, tonight it’s the EGG. 
They’re made of plaster, quite gorgeous, really, they have a bit of sassy scrumple all around them, festooned with ribbon-type terrain for you to paint. It’ll definitely keep you busy, even if you decide to paint yours one solid color. 
Come paint one, an egg is a reminder of possibility, consider an egg, and then paint it! 
Also: yes glitter glue, yes, googly eyes, yes gems! 

See you at the Craft Table,
Craft Captain JP

MARCH
HAPPY HOURS w/JP

4pm to 8pm 
March 2, 9, 16

FEATURING:
$6 Old-Fashioned with Magical Orange Slice and Luxardo Cherry 

 

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Feb 19th 2020 TONIGHT! Paper Plate Stained Glass

Politicians and diapers should be changed frequently and all for the same reason.  ~José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, translated from Portuguese

TONIGHT! Paper Plate Stained Glass Experience! 
FEB 19, 2020 • 9pm
AKBAR
$3
21+

I went on Pinterest and found something weird and cool, involving Contact paper, paper plates, and colorful tissue paper!
I think you’re gonna like the way it looks. 
Meanwhile, music will be bumpin, cocktails will be pourin, we will be there for your face to have a place to enjoy a bit of artistic frippery at its finest. 

Please do be on the lookout for CLUB FUNFUN with BINGO this weekend, Kimberly Kim and I are rollin’ out a new good time for you the last Sunday of every month! 

We’re giving away LOTS of fun and exciting prizes, including tickets to RU PAUL’s DRAG CON!!!!  (coming up in May!!!) See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP

JP + Kimberly Kim bring you CLUB FUNFUN with BINGO!!! 
SUN, FEB 23rd Akbar(Sunset + Fountain) 
4pm – 9pm , 21+ 
****Games start at 5:30****  
Special Guest: ProjectQ 


FEBRUARY
HAPPY HOURS w/JP

4pm to 8pm 
Feb 24
March 2, 9, 16

FEATURING:
$6 Old-Fashioned with Magical Orange Slice and Luxardo Cherry 

 

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Feb 12th 2020 TONIGHT! LOVE-IN!!!

Love is an art, just as living is an art; if we want to learn how to love we must proceed in the same way we have to proceed if we want to learn any other art, say music, painting, carpentry, or the art of medicine or engineering. 
~Erik Fromm

February 12th, 2020 at Akbar, 9pm it’s the CraftNight LOVE-IN!!!

JP Craft Captain and KJ Teri present:
The CRAFTNIGHT KARAOKE LOVE-IN!!!
FEB 12, 2020 • 9pm
AKBAR
21+

TONIGHT we celebrate LOVE. I do not mind if you’re sardonic or earnest. It matters not to me whether you are heartbroken, or heartsick. It’s fine if you have heartburn, or if you’re heartfelt, or hearthappy, or whatever.

Your heart is your business, and we’re here to LOVE IT.

Come in and sing, come in and craft. Make a valentine for someone you’ve never met. Croon some Hall and Oates while eating a delicious complimentary chocolate.

What do we have for you? SO MUCH LOVE!!!
Join us for a fun-filled evening of singing, drinking and crafting home made love tokens!!! You know us, we ONLY do deluxe, so get over hear and treat yourself to a very good time indeed!

• Valentine making PARTY!
• Card supplies and specialty valentine scraps from the secret CraftNight ephemera vaults!
• Romance Activism!
• Extensive and expansive catalogue of thousands of karaoke songs!
• All of the SINGING!!!
• Valentine Raffle Prize BONANZA!
• Delectable TREATS!
• FREE Commemorative PIN (while supplies last!)

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP

 

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Jan 15th 2020 Craft this Week…

With bright or sombre gear,
With smile or frown or song,
In a masque the months go gliding
Perpetually along.
First January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow—
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow…
~Edgar Fawcett, “The Masque of Months,” 1878

January 15th, 2020 at Akbar, 9pm we begin CraftNight! The project still remains in the dark. I shall go a-spelunking in the garage and emerge heroic with the evening’s creative diversion!

Here we are at new beginnings, new ideals. Shiny-fancy-2020 how modern it sounds, how peppy to pronouce! It was so easy to adapt on paper to all the past teen years, switching out a 2 for a 3 and so on, right up to 19 and well WOW, now I catch myself erasing in my journal the number “19” and scrawling in a hasty 20!

Facts about the number 20: The number 20 is a SCORE, you know that? Like “Four score and seven years ago” Gettysburg Address etc. Most human infants grow 20 teeth for their first set. Twenty-twenty vision is perfect vision, and as for your vision for your year, I hope you’ve got your eyes on the prize(s).

Am I talking resolutions am I talking goals? Could be. Sure, that kind of stuff could be seen as pressure, but it’s also a barometer, a measuring stick, a way of delineating meaning to your life. Maybe you don’t hafta commit to yer Tinder date… but you could commit to you.

Giving yourself a kick in the pants to try a new thing, or keep doing an old thing, or just… doing ANY thing, well, that’s the stuff of giving yourself the gift of what you want.

What do you want? I want that for you to gurrrl.

The time for cold weather rumination continues, the deep thoughts while watching the bonfire, the empty page staring back at you, the unplayed keys, the untuned strings, you have so much potential before you. Take it and make it before someone grabs a bullhorn and starts ordering you around, before daffodils bloom, or ya know… maybe before the Iowa caucus.

See you at the Craft Table, Craft Captain JP

 

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