I love 3rd Ward. It's a little slice of artist heaven in the middle of a semi-sketchy part of Brooklyn. I started taking classes there right after quitting a horrible restaurant job and I was seeking a creative outlet. And really, it offers such an amazing variety of classes on different artistic disciplines, skills, and more. The classes I've taken there have truly enhanced my artistic skills and exposed me to new techniques and great people. I am a big fan. And apparently the feeling is mutual. Check out my little exposé on the 3rd Ward blog! It's well written and I'm so honored to have been interviewed for their blog. I highly recommend this place for all your creative and intellectual needs. Also, I'm super stoked that they like my Downton Abbey embroidery! Woohoo!
Yup, I'm doing my first ever craft show! Bust Magazine's bi-annual Craftacular! Super excited and nervous about making enough things to sell.
But you can bet your bottom dollar that I will be selling my Downton Abbey embroidery, as well as embroidery about my other favorite TV show, Parks and Recreation. Also embroidered: Kanye West lyrics. And of course you can expect to see my paper cuts and greeting cards printed of these cuts.
I'm so excited to be part of Craftacular. I went last spring and I was astounded by the quality and variety of artists and vendors. I hope I can hold my own!
Kai Margarida-Ramírez is an artist, specializing in paper cutting and embroidery. She is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is getting her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons the New School for Design (hence her sporadic blogging since 2012).
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