Anne Marie Beard
All upcycling, “found-art” artists, and DIY’ers are invited to participate in the inaugural Austin Upcycle Challenge! Bring your tools, creativity and DIY skills. We are challenging artists to take the end-of-the-line material at Austin Goodwill Outlet Store and make something useful! Or beautiful- or both! The challenge starts at 9 am and the judging at 1:30 pm. We will have tables, extra material for binding – but it would be good to bring your own. Sign up here or come on down and sign up the day of the event. We dare you!
Dragon’s Lair Austin donated a $50 gift certificate for one of the artists’ prizes! Woot! If you haven’t been to Dragon’s Lair lately- you are missing out. In their new (much larger) store– they have a boutique and cosplayers on staff who know how to make costumes! And these folks know how to costume. I love the nexus of costuming and upcycling. Upcycling material is a great way to make a costume – the DIY-way! There is a big cosplay community in Austin- find a meet-up near you!