Saturday, December 11, 2010

THREAD SHOW will be traveling to Phoenix this Sunday, December 12 from 11-6. A show full of Arizona, California, and national designers coming together for a day of Indie shopping in a relaxing and entertaining environment. I will be there with all my latest handmade clothing, jewelry, scarfs, hats, and accessories!
This event has been held regularly, since 2003, in California and across the country. Come shop Thread Show for yourself and other this holiday season. They are also giving away gift bags with goodies to the first 250 people and doing product giveaways all day to shoppers.

It’s at the Icehouse in downtown Phoenix at 429 W. Jackson. It’s $10 to get in, but if you RSVP at or bring gently used clothing to swap in the “style lounge” it’s only $5 to get in.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pecha Kucha returns to Phoenix!

Pecha Kucha, Japanese for chit-chat, is the name of the social event that will be taking place for the 2nd time in Phoenix, and already takes place in over 300 cities internationally, after starting in Japan in 2003. This event with its structured format of 20x20, 20 slides with 20 seconds each allows the artist to articulate a thought, tell a story, and/or relate a vision with the audience that is focused. The intention is that the speakers and viewers will then be inspired to engage in discussion, or rather chit-chat that helps develop the local arts community and keep people connected.

Check out my presentation at the latest Pecha Kucha this Friday, November 12, at 7pm! -Lisa

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Coffee, Cookies and Crafts 2; Indie Craft Festival 11/6



Media contact:
Kate Benjamin 480-203-6523,
Facebook: “Coffee, Cookies & Crafts”


Phoenix, AZ (October 24, 2010) – Announcing the second “Coffee, Cookies & Crafts” independent craft event to be held at Bragg’s Pie Factory on Saturday, November 6 from noon to 5:00 pm. This free event will be a celebration of local, independent arts and crafts, with activities for the whole family and a special bottle cap-themed craft challenge.

The afternoon will offer a variety of activities including local vendors selling handmade goods, crafting demos, kids’ crafts, and a craft supply swap. Attendees will get to enjoy a pop-up coffee lounge with free coffee and sweets from local bakeries.

Coffee, Cookies & Crafts 2 will take place among the second annual Trashy Sculpture Show at Bragg’s Pie Factory featuring artwork made entirely of recycled and reclaimed materials. If you haven’t had a chance to see this year’s trashy sculpture, this is your opportunity!

NEW! BOTTLE CAP CRAFT CHALLENGE As a special attraction, vendors, local artists and other community members will be making crafty creations using recycled bottle caps. Items will be part of a special display, along with the Trashy Sculpture Show.

Crafting demos will include YUDU screen printing demos by Sarah Spencer and Cyndi Coon, a body scrub making demo with Strawberry Hedgehog, and more.

The craft supply swap is open to everyone. Attendees are invited to bring old craft supplies and swap with others. Tables will be provided for the craft swap. Kids’ crafts will be organized throughout the day in a special area. Kids will be able to take home their very own creations. There is no charge to participate in the craft swap or the kids’ crafts.

Local vendors will include annieWHERE, B Harrison Arts, Cameo Strings, Cherry Forever, Donna Atwood Designs, Elysian Art, Happy Girl & Angry Boy, Johanna Ingram, Kenzie Noelle Designs, Keri Mosier, Lepoo, Lila-Jo, Meadow Artistic Creations, Moderncat Studio, Paper Expressions, Pretty in Peace, Runz With Scissors, Sandra Risner, Stanley Moon’s, Starving Artist Bazaar, Space Cadet, Pink Bow Bath Boutique, Strawberry Hedgehog, Urban Adornments, ZonieBaskets, and more. The Cow Project and So Sudan from the AZ Lost Boys Center will also be selling their handmade cow sculptures and sewing and bead crafts, with all proceeds benefitting the AZ Lost Boys Center.

“Coffee, Cookies & Crafts” at Bragg’s Pie Factory is presented by Moderncat Studio, lucky15creative, and Sticker Club Girl and is being sponsored by MADE Art Boutique, Practical Art, Local First Arizona, Kooky Krafts Shop, and Blueberry Deluxe Boutique.

Bragg’s Pie Factory is located at 1301 W Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix. Free parking is available in the parking lot at Grand and McKinley. For more information, please email


Monday, September 20, 2010

A sneak peak...

I am super excited about the fashion show this weekend, at Bragg's Pie Factory. This lovely event is part of The Second Annual Grand Ave Festival. It is a full day of art, fashion, music, and culture. I have been sewing up a storm to get ready, and my studio bares the mess of fabric and threads to prove it. I love the latest fabrics I have acquired and stashed away for Fall. With a new season comes new inspiration and ideas for color and design. I have been working with deep jewel tones, bold patterns, and rich texture, all with a vintage flare. Here are a few photo to give a sneak peak at the newest pieces in my fall collection. Hope to see you Saturday!

Monday, August 30, 2010

September 25th, 2010 Grand Avenue Local Designer Fashion Show featuring Sticker Club Girl


Without Apologies is a celebration of the downtown Phoenix fashion community, taking place as part of the 2010 Grand Avenue Festival on Saturday, September 25. This series of three fashion events will be held at Bragg’s Pie Factory starting at 5:00 pm and continuing through the evening. The events will feature local boutiques, designers, and creative artists of Downtown Phoenix for a day without apologies.

Starting at 5:00 pm, the Untrashed recycled rubbish fashion show will feature wearable art made from re-purposed, reclaimed, and recycled trash. Garments will be modeled in the fashion show and then displayed alongside other delicious reclamations in the Trashy Sculpture Show for the following two months. The show will also feature a trash percussion band and typewriter corps and special performances to make the old new again.

At 7:00 pm fashions from a number of independent downtown fashion boutiques will take center stage. This is a chance to see the latest finds and hottest looks from Dragonfly Boutique, Butter Toast Boutique, Phoenicia Association, and Blueberry Deluxe Boutique. The show will be accompanied by sounds from DJ Nico.

Finishing off the night at 9:00 pm, local designers will show off their latest original fashion designs in a show that’s sure to be standing room only. This year the show will feature the work of Wicked Wear (Cia Underwood), Arte Puro, Wiskc (Kelly Calabrese), MLE Jean (Emily Blanche), and Sticker Club Girl (Lisa Michelle Jacobs) with music by DJ HeartBreaks.

All three events are free and open to the public. Free parking is allowed along Grand Avenue during the festival and in the parking lot behind Bragg’s Pie Factory, located at 1301 W Grand Ave.

Without Apologies is being sponsored by Conspire and Honeycomb Organic Hair Studio.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My vintage coffee mug collection featured!

While it is known that I love arts, crafts, D-I-Y culture, vintage goods, fashion, and the like, it is a lesser known fact that I love collections. As a collector of collections, a connoisseur of accumulation, and a diva of the treasure trove, I have amassed large groupings of ordinary, yet historic, objects that when shown in an arrangement with their counterparts, capture the heart and dazzle the eye.
Brass butterflies flutter around my house, vintage fabric towers and tumbles in my studio, and mid-century coffee mugs stack up on display shelves in my living room. These coffee mugs are now the objects that give endorsement to my addiction.
Phoenix New Times has started a new blog called Jackalope Ranch. This lovely blog is dedicated to the arts, culture, and collections that abound in the valley of the sun. My collection of Japanese porcelain stacking coffee mugs is the first featured collection to debut in their on-line column. Click Here to enjoy the nostalgia!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bay Area Maker Faire 2010

Gearing up for summer with a quick trip to San Francisco! Just as the school year ends and my crafting season begins, I am going to go get motivation and inspiration at the Bay Area Maker Faire, a 2 day handmade, D-I-Y, crafts, festival that features the the best in innovative projects and processes for those who love to make things. Check it out at Make and Craft Zine, two of my favorite quarterly reads, are parents to this event. The whole weekend is dedicated to the D-I-Y lifestyle and the makers who live it. I will be embarking upon this adventure with my long time craft accomplice Lacie Murphy of Laciebug Designs! We plan to see it all and do as much as one San Francicso weekend will allow. It is sure to be a delightful debauchery in technicolor crafty-ness!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Coffee, Cookies, and Crafts - April 24th

Join us for the first "Coffee, Cookies & Crafts" at Bragg’s Pie Factory

An afternoon celebrating independent art and crafts!

- Local vendors selling unique handmade items
- Free coffee and cookies in our pop-up coffee lounge
- Craft supply swap all day – trade your old supplies for something new
- Crafting demos – learn a new craft to go with your new supplies
- Kids' Craft Corner – activities throughout the day, bring the whole family
- Discover your own love for independent art and crafts!

Local vendors will include Alarmingly Charming, An Owens Original, annieWHERE, Cherry Forever, Crazy Chix Jewelry & Accessories, hodgepodgebaby, Kenzie Noelle Designs, Moderncat Studio, Paper Expressions, Stanley Moon’s, Starving Artist Bazaar, Space Cadet, Sticker Club Girl with Sassy B Designs, Strawberry Hedgehog, Urban Adornments, ZonieBaskets, and more.

Mutant Piñatas!
"Coffee, Cookies & Crafts" will take place among the third annual Mutant Piñata Show at Bragg’s Pie Factory. If you haven’t had a chance to see this year’s piñatas, this will be your last chance before they’re gone!

Crafting Demos & Craft Supply Swap
YUDU demos by Sarah Spencer and Cyndi Coon, lotion making demo with Strawberry Hedgehog, how to build a sustainable gift basket with ZonieBaskets, and more. Attendees are invited to bring old craft supplies and swap with others. Tables will be provided for the craft swap.

Coffee provided by Conspire. Baked goods from Urban Cookies & Rikki Cupcake. "Coffee, Cookies & Crafts" is presented by Moderncat Studio, Lucky Paper Arts, and Sticker Club Girl.

A BIG thank you to the following sponsors!

MADE Art Boutique
Practical Art
Local First
Kooky Krafts Shop
Blueberry Deluxe

Bragg’s Pie Factory is located at 1301 W Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix. For more information, please email

Saturday, April 10, 2010

2nd Annual Street Party to benefit ASU Art Museum - April 10, 2010

I will be set up at this event with all new Sticker Club Girl spring items, including purses, wallets, jewelry and hair accessories! Come check out the music, art and food while supporting a good cause. -Lisa

Annual Street Party
2nd Annual Street Party to benefit ASU Art Museum

April 10, 2010 at Hoskin Ryan Consultants Property
201 W. Indian School Rd., Phoenix

Entry is just $5 per person at the gate; kids 12 and under are free.

The ASU Art Museum Street Party is an exciting annual event that includes live music, hands-on art activities and games for kids until sundown, and an on-site exhibition of work by local artists curated by the ASU Art Museum. Self-described “Acoustic Symphony Indie Rock” band Dry River Yacht Club is confirmed to play at this event, along with ASU Latin Jazz Combo, The Market and SourceVictoria.

Food and drink will be available for purchase on-site, and an Indie Chic art fair will have beautiful hand-made arts and crafts for sale by local artists.

Proceeds from the event benefit ASU Art Museum’s exhibitions, programs and educational outreach. The 2009 Street Party was VOTED BEST OF PHOENIX in Phoenix New Times.

About the location:
This landmark mid-century modern building located at 2nd Ave. and Indian School Road was once home to Valley National Bank. It was acquired in 2005 by Hoskin Ryan Consultants who, together with Jack Black of OWP/P architects, brought the building back to its original glory while adapting its use for a modern engineering firm.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April 2, 2010 ASU's 5th Urban Gallery Exhibition

Come see my piece called "From A Local View" on display at ASU!It is a mixed media textile piece. It is showing as part of the 5th Urban Gallery Exhibition! -Lisa

Friday, April 2
5th Urban Gallery Exhibition – 6 to 9 p.m.
Celebrate the arts and community as ASU joins Artink’s First Friday Art Walk to showcase mixed media works on display at University Center, 411 N. Central Ave.

The 5th Urban Art Exhibition offers more than 600 diverse pieces of artwork, including award-winning work from community organizations and artists, ASU Emeritus faculty and Barrett Honors College students. Admission is free.

Artwork primarily focuses on pressing social issues, often depicting the way they impact the lives of people within the Phoenix community.

The event includes interactive art, diverse music and dance performances, and local organizations and sponsors.

For details, call or e-mail Malissa Geer at 602-496-0968 or

ASU Urban Gallery festivities highlight community strengths April 2

PHOENIX – ASU’s College of Public Programs will celebrate the positive impacts of community partnership at the 5th Annual Urban Gallery Exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 2 at University Center, 411 N. Central Ave.

This free exhibit is part of Artlink’s First Friday and will feature four new art collections, with more than 600 multimedia pieces on display from ASU Emeritus faculty, nonprofit community organizations and artists, students of Barrett, the Honors College, and South Mountain High School students in Phoenix. Live music will be featured on two stages, along with dancers and interactive art demonstrations. Many artists and nonprofit groups will be on hand to discuss their work.

“The Urban Gallery Exhibition provides a unique opportunity to meet and engage with people working toward the improvement of social, economic and educational needs of Phoenix,” says Debra Friedman, University Vice President and Dean of the College of Public Programs at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. “These talented artists and community nonprofits are working together to use art to tell their stories of social change.”

Among the new collections this year is “Community Cohesions: Barriers, Bridges and Bonds,” designed to emphasize the ways positive and negative influences can change communities. Featured Phoenix artists include Junjie Verzosa, Derrick Kempf, Joseph “Sentrock” Perez, Carolina Parra and Lisa Jacobs.

Other new art collections include works from students of Barrett, The Honors College, and an exhibit by Carol Francine Swagel called “Metamorphosis” in the Information Commons.

Artwork in the “For Our Eyes” collection shares viewpoints from nonprofits in the Phoenix community and the people they serve. Another collection showcases the talent of ASU Emeritus professors, including Mark Reader, John Aguilar and influential African-American artist and educator Dr. Eugene Grigsby, Jr.

Diverse music, poetry, dance performances and interactive art demonstrations will be provided by ASU, community organizations, and sponsors.

The 5th Annual Urban Gallery Exhibition is an Artlink shuttle stop, and has been planned in coordination with the Roosevelt Row block party.

More than 30 community partners of ASU’s College of Public Programs will use the arts to showcase their mission and strengthen shared community ties. This includes Young Life College, Tanner Community Development Corp., Arizona Lost Boys Center, Cultural Arts Coalition, the Rag Collection, Conspire Phoenix and Spraygraphic.

The exhibition is among the highlights of a daylong community event, “Action, Advocacy and Arts,” focusing on the power of community at the Downtown Phoenix campus.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pre- Valentine's Day Art Party and Show

Pre Valentine's Day Art Party and Show
Hosted by Conspire Phoenix Arts Cooperative
Saturday, February 6, 2-6pm

Live Music by the soulful, energetic, and girl powered bands:
HoneyPistol @ 3:00 and The Do It Upright Initiative @ 4:00

All local handmade Art, Crafts, Gifts, Cards, and more... featuring:
Sticker Club Girl, Cherry Bombin' Wear, 824, Sassy Bee Designs, PunkCouture,
Space Cadet Jewelry, Spray Graphic Apparel, Dolled Up Designs, BHarrisonArts,
Hendrix, Carol Roque, Mob Action, Smock You and many more!

Food and espresso by The Coffee Conspiracy

fresh baked pastries, live painting, poetry, and more!
Located at 901 N 5th St, 5th st/Garfield, Downtown Phoenix

602 237 5446 - -

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Walkabout: Celebrating World Culture this Sunday 1/24/10 at the Phoenix Art Museum

Come visit me Sunday at the Phoenix Art Museum. I will be there demonstrating how to make handmade books with Noel from Sassy Bee Designs. There will be many other artists on hand demonstrating a variety of art mediums and techniques. Many of the artists presenting on Sunday are also Conspire member artists. Come out, walk about and enjoy the art and culture of Phoenix! -Lisa

Walkabout: Celebrating World Culture
January 24, Noon - 5pm
Discover global cultures, national customs and local traditions at Phoenix Art Museum's second annual Walkabout! This fantastic one-day event features the sights and sounds of several continents and showcases the Museum's extensive collection of art from around the globe.

From hands-on, kid-friendly activities to delicious samples of traditional dishes and a dazzling array of entertainers, Walkabout offers the whole family an amazing multicultural experience.

Bring the kids and join us for a terrific line-up of fantastic indoor and outdoor happenings:
-Heart-pumping performances by the wildly popular dance troupe, FootKlan, as seen on So You Think You Can Dance
-Savory ethnic specialties created by Breadfruit, Café Lalibela, Gallo Blanco, India Palace, Ruffinos Italian Cuisine and Sens Asian Tapas and Sake, beverages from Honest Tea and Pop the Soda Shop, and fabulous desserts from Arcadia Farms at Phoenix Art Museum
-Awe-inspiring musical and dance performances by more than 10 of the Valley's most talented individuals and groups artist demonstrations featuring Conspire Collective, a group of local artists with extremely diverse talents including puppet making, wood carving, jewelry making, screen printing, book making, coffee making, live painting and construction sewing
-Costume clad photos with Mr. Fun Booth. Get silly and play dress-up in cultural costumes from Easley's Costume Shop. You will be able to download your photo online after the event!
-Dozens of interactive and educational activities and displays, including a movie. Stroll through the Museum and enjoy at your own pace.
-Traditional Henna provided by the India Association

And much, much more! Click here for a complete schedule of events.