Friday, November 2, 2012


We are getting ready for the weeeekend around here.....and yes we are open til 9 tonight, and Sat 10-5, and Sun 12-5....come on over and visit! I just wanted to give a quick update on what is happening..... 

First off......we are honoring our ancestors this weekend-- by having a shrine making workshop tonight from 6-9pm, drop on in on our rock star staff person and artist Savannah Ford. She will be here making Pocket Shrines in the Design Center, so come on over and say hi and make one yourself! And tomorrow night at SEEDS- 706 Gilbert Street starting at 6:00pm....we are partnering with SEEDs and El Centro to produce a Day of the Dead celebration, with food, candles, artmaking, music and a celebration of those who have passed, come on out to this wonderful community celebration.

Also tomorrow--- we will be at the Whirligig Festival in Wilson . We will be there with Bryant Holsenbeck (one of our founding members of the Scrap Exchange who we LOVE to work with) helping the community honor Vollis Simpson and his AMAZING work. Closer to home at the Scrap Exchange we will be hosting Repair Cafe from 2-4, more details on our website. I was very excited to listen to Karl Wiel from a couple weeks ago at the Reuse Conference in Portland, and we did get some of his manifestos-- one of my favorite manifesto quotes is "if you can't fix it,you don't own it".

And to top it all off--- we have partnered with Be Active North Carolina and Jessica Hoffmire to help get the PlayPod concept working at the VERY first school-- Forest View Elementary-- we are working on the sign for the shed that holds the goodies at the school as we speak! Check out the PlayPod link for the activity that is VERY popular in Bristol England YEAH Jessica for introducing PLAYING back into our schools...looking forward to spreading the concept..we all need to play together more. Have a great weekend!