Renegade Chicago Countdown
So excited to be headed to Chi this weekend! It's sort of a ritual my friend, Lorrie, and I have been doing for the past 3 years (before that she lived in Indy + well, there was no ritual). We hang out Friday + drink too many beers, we eat a huge breakfast on Saturday and watch the ISU vs. IA game until we can't watch it any more, then we head out to Renegade. The rest of the weekend is top secret, but, it being Chicago + all, it does, yes, include way too many beers + large amounts of breakfast foods.
This year, I'm particularly excited because I'll finally get to meet many of the people who make the super cool crafty items we sell. I briefly met a few of them last year when I reported for ReadyMade in Brooklyn, but this time it'll be more about telling them how awesome they are + how happy I am to see the faces behind the creations.
Over the next few days, I'm posting work by all the makers whose crafts I carry/will soon carry + I'm hoping this trip will find me making a "love connection" with even more artists. If you're going, send me a shout out + if you're a tweep, send me a Tweet when you get there + let's dish. If you can't go, click the links + join the Facebook fan pages and send me requests for items you see that you'd like in-store. Thx!