Friday, October 29, 2010

Viva La Vida 2010

For those of you who missed Viva la Vida Fest 2010 sponsored by Austin's Mexic-Arte Museum, first, you should feel very despondent because you missed a good time that you won't be able to get in on it for another year. Second, my friend Kim of Devilgirl Design took some amazing shots for me to use here (I was busy holding down the fort and (wo)manning the booths during the day. Plus, she likes taking pictures more than I do.
I spent the better part of last Saturday (12pm-11pm, no joke) vending with my favorite crafty pals, Devilgirl Design and Sweet Wolf. Leading up to the event, we had all been fiercely working to churn out new pieces just in time (and appropriately themed) for VLVF. Here's what they cooked up, respectively:From the workbench of Devilgirl Design: hearts, stars, pistols, and skulls a plenty. I'm in love.
A sample set of collage matchboxes from Sweet Wolf. Her ENTIRE stock was new, and it all sold like hot cakes. Now you have pictorial proof of why that is.

As for my new stock, I still have yet to take pictures... (oops!) because I took the GRE on Tuesday. Woohoo! For anyone wondering, I already know my score since I took it on the computer and feel like it's pretty darned respectable. However, I still have most of the new stuff and plan to post pictures this weekend or the start of next week to show some Halloween love DGAJ style. A few new skull pieces, rings, rib cage necklaces (get excited), feather fascinators, and vampire teeth necklaces are all in the mix. Like many Oscar acceptance speakers, I'm sure I'm leaving someone/thing out, but there will be pictures to make up for it.
So what can you expect from VLVF if you decide to go? Lots of delicious food- sweet bread (FTW!), tacos, tamales, beautiful paper mache parade pieces, sculptures, altars, sugar skulls, a massive and awesome parade that takes up a big part of Congress and probably pisses off Austin drivers, and a nonstop crowd (I mean crowd in a good way) of people decked out in DDLM garb head to toe. If you stop by our booth, you can expect great handmade work accompanied by lovingly snarkalicious retorts at one another, unless you want in on that too. The bands aren't half bad either-there were a few punky starters and one that Kim said sounded like Jefferson Airplane, but I guess you'll need to go to find out for yourself.

Action Jackson out.

Currently Listening: I am a Modern Girl (DJ Trouble WFMU Fundraiser Mix)

5 comments:

SoCoDivka Designs said...

You guys had cute booths and cute stuff! Glad to hear it went well. Love that skull in the last photo. I really want to make one now...

Action Jackson said...

Thank you so much! It's hands down one of my favorites, if not my very favorite show and definitely the most successful. The environment there is so fun and uplifting.

Illustrated Ink said...

Sorry I missed this show, I would have stopped by your booth! :) I love the Mexic-Arte Museum, I had no idea that they allowed craft vendors at this festival. Can you please fill me in on how you can get into the show?

Thank you for sharing pics, it looks like you guys had a great time!

Action Jackson said...

Sure, no prob! They start lining up artists in late July. The public relations and membership director is the one in charge; this year it was Alexandra Landeros. They should have applications on their website around that time though.

Illustrated Ink said...

Thank you so much, I'll check it out in the Summer! ;)

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