|March, 2006 (vol. 2, issue 3)|
Hot Bird Talk, Volume 2, Issue 3
We were discussing the old wives tale: "If March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb." With March coming in like a cat sunning itself in the sun, what is it going out like? Any thoughts, let us know!
The last Saturday in March is the next Scott Fitness art party! If you didn't make the January party, check out these photos. We had a great time! We are very excited that Carlos is one of the featured artists this month.
When: Saturday March 25, 2006
TOMBOY design studio
Our latest online endeavor, tomboydesign.net, was a pleasure to work on. Featuring cutting-edge apparel from Kansas City's own designers, the site puts you on the pulse of local textile design. Check it for announcements about TOMBOY design studio's regular receptions and mini-fashion shows, each featuring unique, local designers.
From tomboydesign.net: TOMBOY design studio opened in the Crossroads art district of Kansas City, MO, in April 2003. The boutique offers locally designed, sweatshop-free apparel and accessories.
The TOMBOY line can be bought off-the-rack or made-to-order in any size. In addition, clients may commission custom designed apparel. From couture gowns to blue jeans, garments are designed & constructed at the boutique.
TOMBOY design studio regularly features some of Kansas City's most talented textile artists and independent designers during the Crossroads First Friday's event.
Introducing...Sarah and Michael
Introducing, our go-to office gal, Sarah Carpenter. Sarah is a Leo and 100 percent KC, through and through. She attended Shawnee Mission East before heading off to the College of Santa Fe to study Poly Sci. When she's not filing or balancing the corporate accounts, she's strumming away on her guit-fiddle as a Rural Grit recording artist. So, if you get a call from Sarah, pay up! And if you want to know where you can hear her play, don't worry, we'll keep you posted.
Michael Brake rounds out our print department. A graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, Michael is an accomplished artist in photography, mixed media and sculpture. He's had shows in KC and Chicago, and does double-duty as a graphic designer with the Kansas City Star.
Guitfiddle (n.)(slang) - a modern, pop-culture term used to describe a guitar. Particularly used by one who is influenced by indie-rock or other similar styles.
The modern word 'guitar' was adopted into English from Spanish, possibly from the earlier Greek word 'kithara'. The earliest guitar-like instruments played (and which archaeologists have found) are from Babylon, and consist of only a few strings. What most of us would recognize as a guitar today, was created in Spain - the home of the classical guitar.
Unlike most musical instruments, guitars are produced in both right and left-handed models. Many left-handed players learn to play on right-handed instruments by flipping the guitar upside down and using different chord fingerings. This causes them to play certain notes with their thumb. Some lefties, like Jimi Hendrix, have even re-strung a right-handed guitar to serve as a left-handed one.
Announcement: New Printing Hours
A Few of the New Twists:
As opposed to the cropping & packaging fees that we have become so accustomed to, cropping fees of old will be included in the print fee.
Images printed on paper will still have the standard half-inch boarder, but now at no additional cost. The same goes for images printed on canvas - but they will automatically include an inch and a half border.
Some images walk through the door ready to go and others would love a little guidance. Time is money - image consultation with our print experts will be $50 for every half hour of assistance.
We understand that procrastination keeps this world spinnin', so rush orders are accepted - but there will be a 20 percent price increase if same day service is required. Next day service will include a 10 to 20 percent price increase, depending on job requirements. Remember that you can always upload your files via our website. Check out the top right corner of each page on our site and you will see a floppy disk. Just click the floppy and begin the steps to upload a file!
To make our printing services more accessible, we have opened our printing doors from 11am to 5pm on Saturdays.
Go See Some Art!