Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Yellow boucle and white scarf with tassels......

Moss green and beige ruffle scarf, fuzzy yarn...

Banana fiber, color ivory, capelet...........

Circular vest, blues and grey, finger crocheted while living in Brazil in 2009......good days!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Events

Tonight, Dec 1st at Iguana Imports, finger crochet class from 6-8pm. Workshop fee is donation based.

Dec 2, 3 & 4 Coastline Community College Art Gallery in Huntington Beach
Annual Holiday Art Sale

The sale takes place Thursday, December 2, through Friday, December 3, from 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to blown glass objects, shoppers will also find one-of-kind of art objects and unique gifts from local artists including jewelry and ceramics. Parking and entrance to the Coastline Art Gallery is free.

2nd Saturday Artwalk in downtown LB, Dec 11th from 4-10pm and at Lyon's

Dec 12th at The Infinite, finger crochet class from 2-4pm, suggested donation $11

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fall Harvest Festival at The Growing Experience

Yesterday at the Fall Harvest activities for kids and adults!

Merry Blue's embroidery art....

Jesus from Program Love with aspiring singers....

Ellen with Junk Puppets entertaining all....

Rob and kids painting on natural found items....

Marisela and kids making shakers out of tp rolls and scraps of fabric....

Luis, Arturo and Chris jammin' with the kids....

Ellen and her puppet fan....

Native Sol with her little ones....

Ana teaching a workshop on "How to make your own non-toxic cleaning products"....

Program Love!!! Such sweet music!

Monday, November 8, 2010

November 2010 Events

Free hands on class at Brewitt Library this Saturday, Nov 13th from 11-12:30pm, check out the link below for more info and to RSVP

Also happening this Saturday, Long Beach's 2nd Sat. Artwalk from 4-10pm on Linden Ave, between 1st and Broadway in downtown LB....

Sunday Nov. 14th, Melrose Trading Post from 9-5pm at Fairfax High School in Melrose....

Nov 18th Fall Harvest Festival at The Growing Experience Farm in north Long Beach...

Saturday, November 20th 1 to 5pm – Trunk Show for Jewelry Artist Frances Lai Wang and from 4:30-7pm Holiday Gift-Making Workshop at the Consignment Corner, donation based workshop, $5 materials fee. Learn the basics of finger crocheting and choose from several projects. Great gift ideas!

Patchwork Festival Sunday Nov 28th in Santa Ana....

Nov. 29th 2:15-4:15pm Finger Crochet and Up-Cycled Art workshop at The Infinite,
also happening on Dec 12th from 2-4pm

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Finger Crocheted Yellow Rug on Univision

So as Crafty Vegan as I am, one of the things I really like to do is finger crochet. Thanks to The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse, one of the items I made was shown on Univision last Thursday 23rd!! It's a yellow rug with a mocha border made from left over t-shirt exciting!! Check out the video link below and also a link to the LB Depot's Site....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Imagine That" & "Warm Expressions" Art Workshops

The Living Love Foundation hosted some summer fun at Bixby Park this summer....we had many activities for kids including yoga for kids, soccer, tasty & healthy food and recycled art workshops!!

Here are a couple of pictures....

One of our little artists taking a break from her art project to feed her little baby nice and thoughtful of her!

After the workshop, it's time to go home! 2 of our other artists standing next to me on my flower power bike...

The following 3 pictures are from "Warm Expressions", another event hosted by Living Love during the we painted capes!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Recycled Art Workshop at the Pike Festival 2010

During the summer, I taught some recycled art workshops. Some took place at the Pike Festival and others at "Imagine That" at Bixby Park, hosted by The Living Love Foundation.

A big geroup of exchange students happened to pass by our art booths and were interested in finger crocheting....although I thought I was going to be instructing them, they ended up showing me some of their finger crocheting skills and together we made many long long and thin scarves...oh, and don't be alarmed by the spider behind me...she is my finger crochet role model.

We also made purses and bags by decorating milk cartons with pieces of fabric, yarn, ribbon and any other treasures we found hidden around....

Milk Carton Bag/Magazine Holder

The tall boy in this picture finger crocheted the blue beanie he is wearing! He was a fast learner!
Spider man!!
And the kids in the front are holding shakers that they made with empty toilet paper rolls, pieces of fabric and string and of course, beans!!! Can't forget those, especially if you want to shake it and make some music!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

September Shows/Fairs Dates & Locations

All Sundays except the 26th, in September, we will be at the Melrose Trading Post, Fairfax High School parking lot 9-5pm
Saturday, Sep 11th, Long Beach 2nd Saturday Artwalk, Linden Ave. between Broadway and 1st Street

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dates For Upcoming Events

August 1st: Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School Parking Lot, 9-5pm
August 8th: Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School Parking Lot, 9-5pm
August 14th: Pike Festival, downtown Long Beach from 1-5pm
August 14th: 2nd Saturday Artwalk on Linden between Broadway and 1st, downtown LB 4-10pm
August 15th: Shakti Shala Yoga Festival, 11-8pm Will J. Reid Scout Camp,
August 21st: Imagine That Fund Raiser at Bixby Park 1-4pm, Long Beach
August 21st: Official Unveiling of the Creative Reuse Public Art Bike Rack
August 22nd: Melrose Trading Post at Fairfax High School Parking Lot, 9-5pm
August 28th: Pike Festival, downtown LB 1-5pm
August 29th: Ellevation Market, 9-3pm Huntington Beach

Stay tuned for dates in September :)

Aldana Mica was featured on BCBG's Blog

I am so happy to announce that Aldana Mica was featured on BCBG's blog a few days ago!! It was my first time participating at the Melrose Trading Post and hopefully there will be many more times to come. Cliff and Micheal happened to stop by my booth and really liked my work. Their words were very inspirational to me. Check out the link below for the full story. Also, stay tuned for upcoming craft fair dates and other information. Thank you all for your support!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

LB Creative Mixer Monday Feb 22nd

This past Monday I attended LB Creative's Mixer where I got to meet artists, eat yummy food, listen to good music and watch a belly dancing show. I also got to paint for the first time in a long time! That felt great! Especially being around other like minded people. And the best feeling was knowing that the proceeds from the painting are going to help Haiti. If you are in the Long Beach area, I suggest you visit LB Creative Mixer/Potluck, every last Monday of the month. To view pictures from this past Monday, please visit the link below.....You can see me on one of the pictures towards the right hand side, I am wearing a beige coat next to my friend who is wearing a blue jacket.