Timely nuggets of information and ideas we want to share with you.
RSA Animates are short videos that are information-packed animations for busy but interested people. They use illustration to share what they call “world changing ideas”. There are many subject categories and video types to choose from. I watched a ‘minimate’ white board animation about motivation and it was terrific!
Check out their You Tube channel
Memory Mittens began when a customer of Jack & Mary Designs in York, Maine asked if they could repurpose the sweaters her late mother wore to her sister’s Olympic ski races. They upcycled the precious sweaters, cut them into parts and pieced them together to create handmade mittens so she could always keep her mother’s memory with her.
Since then Jack & Mary Designs have helped turn customer’s cherished sweaters into Memory Mittens or memory hats, scarves, headbands, Christmas stockings and more. It’s a lovely idea, and it also keeps many discarded knit items out of landfills. Adult Memory Mittens are $50.00, kids mittens are $40.00, a headband is $32.00, scarf is $58.00 and a Christmas stocking is $42.00.
ASE subscriber Margaret B. sent us THE greatest find! FleaMapket.com has a unique category – the Unclaimed Baggage Center. This is a 40,000 square foot superstore that takes every lost suitcase in the U.S., goes through it and puts the best stuff on the shelves to be sold. If it weren’t in Alabama (I’m in New England), I’d run right over! Think of the possibilities. Everything is 20%-80% off the retail price. This place is filled with things people wanted, not the stuff they got rid of.
and that will lead you to this online store site https://www.unclaimedbaggage.com/pages/shop
Storm King, a favorite destination in New York’s Hudson Valley, is open again, six days a week, Wednesday to Monday. It is a 500-acre outdoor museum where you can ramble and experience large-scale sculpture in the outdoors. Many of the installations were created for the site and learning about the collaborations between Storm King and artists is part of the experience.
Storm King’s Vision Statement:
“Storm King Art Center nurtures a vibrant bond between art, nature, and people, creating a place where discovery is limitless. Committed to supporting artists and stewarding its landscape, Storm King connects with visitors through dynamic exhibitions and programs.”
Visitors are only allowed in the outdoor spaces as a first step in re-opening. The good news is that Storm King has some of the most dramatic and inspirational outdoor spaces you will ever visit.
Visitors and members must make a reservation. Reserve tickets.
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