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Fall and Back to School

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Fall and Back to School

Back to school is an exciting time for students and teachers. My products for autumn are popular gifts for students of all ages and teachers appreciate them more than an old fashioned apple!  Lunch bags are a new school year staple and I've perfected my design, based on a paper lunch bag. Grosgrain ribbon handles make them easy to carry while velcro keeps everything inside. Kids love the paper airplane design pencil case. Is the English teacher or writing major on Team Oxford Comma? Inspired by a custom request, this remains a popular product.              ...

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Montclair Make Music Day 2017

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Montclair Make Music Day 2017

This is the 4th year Montclair has participated in Make Music Day, a global celebration of free music that happens annually on June 21st, the summer solstice. Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to participate no matter what their skill level. Venues all around Montclair will host performances at different times all day and into the evening. The day will kickoff with a Ukulele Parade and Mass Appeal, when people come together and learn the chosen song, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", on ukulele and play in unison, attracting on-lookers and encouraging people to join the short walk,...

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ICYMI: Le Petit Night Market

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ICYMI: Le Petit Night Market

The first Night Market on Glenridge Ave. was a festive and fun-filled event! I vended alongside familiar friends and networked with other local business people and artists, finding inspiration in our conversations, and renewed energy for on-going projects. Here are some photos from the sunny start to the full moon ending, live music and laughter all around. 

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Montclair Collage Banner Signs Revealed

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Montclair Collage Banner Signs Revealed

I'm busy remaking my labels, hang tags, invoices, and business cards with my new shop banner logo! While remaking my banner hasn't rebranded my business, it was a necessary refresher, and reminder of spring in the air. Here is the original post about reshooting signs for a new shop banner logo. Were you able to identify where any of the letters came from? Some are obvious, others more challenging. Below are the original pics I took and where they are located. I also note which letter from the sign was cropped out for the banner. The first letter, M, was...

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New Collage Banner

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New Collage Banner

I created a new collage banner for the shop and I couldn't be happier with the results! The old banner was too low resolution and I have been meaning to redo it for a while. Today the light outside was perfect so I took a walk around my neighborhood and shot photos of signage that I thought looked interesting and colorful. I carefully chose one letter from each sign to create the word "Montclair", just as I had 9 years ago when I created the first collage. Can you identify any of the signs I shot? Please leave a comment...

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