I was eager to report on last weekend's viewing of the Handmade Nation Portland premiere, but our lovely burg has been hit with a sudden dose of springtime and typing indoors just didn't seem like a reasonable chore.
After a couple days of acclimating to the sun again, however, I'm ready to share.
If you are lucky enough to live a town with a screening of Handmade Nation, you need to go! Faythe Levine's labor of love is not only chock full of interesting and relevant talent (including some friends!) but it's also a well made film with a great soundtrack. I dare you to not be inspired to make something after watching it. Double dare you, even.
Faythe mentioned in her Q&A that she was shooting for getting the film onto DVD in the next couple month so keep an eye out. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything.
I should also mention that at the Friday premiere (the one we attended) viewers received some pretty insane swag bags full of an almost unreasonable amount of goodness.
Elsewhere in the weekend, my husband went on a day trip to the Emerald City Comicon and all he brought me was this blurry photo of a nuclear Bat family.
[Aside: I've been finding "my _____ went to _____ and all I got was ______" jokes hilarious lately. It all started when I came up with this one for Ryan last week: "My wife went to Ikea and all I got was this lousy LEKSVIK". I found it hysterical and Ryan didn't get it. So...as usual, I'll just sit here and continue to amuse myself.]
Anyway, back to the weekend of handmade festivities, I got to help Cathy and Torie fill some eggs for the new Crafty Wonderland gumball machine (craftball machine?) which was fun and proved super popular at the next day's third birthday celebration for the ol' Wonderland.
...and the rest of the weekend that wasn't spent indoors with the crafty set looked something like this:
Four notes: 1. Cilantro is really hard to draw. I was proud of myself for getting it done without Ryan's assistance. 2. Homemade lemonade is better. 3. I love having outdoor time with friends again. 4. While typing this post I had to look up how to spell "Jamiroquai". I'm not going to tell you why.