Sunday, September 20, 2009

Independent's Day wrap up

Great festival Columbus! I had a great time at this second annual festival and I think everyone else did too, we need more activity downtown like this, it felt so vibrant especially when the sun went down and we were in the alley with all the lights under peoples tents, it just transformed the city. Andy Shaw Band played a noon set, it was early but we rocked it out and then I ran over to my booth where my good friend Bree was helping me out selling, so I took over and had an overall good day. The crowd seemed to be moving very quickly, a lot of passer byes not as many sales as I would have wanted but that is the business of selling markets, in my experience it is always hit or miss, rarely am I surprised by these things I keep going! The crowd was very energetic and people were just so happy to have this sort of thing going on, I heard comments such as: "is this every week?" "I didn't even know about this, this area is usually dead" and so some of these people are correct and others have not been to the Pearl Market and seen other events going on recently BUT it was great and we do need more and more of that stuff it will keep our city alive. Sorry I am on a tangent now,,ha but these two guys from Mississippi came by my booth, loved my stuff bought a bunch of stuff (paid with a 100 dollar bill...I talked them into buying 30 bucks worth of stuff cuz only then I could break their bill) and they were like "this is really awesome, does this happen every week?" that was just cool to see people from out of town diggin it and it just shows that this sort of festival is really important not only to the local community but for Columbus as a destination. If these two guys were to come by Friday night there might have been nothing going on and they would have gone back home like, ok, whatever went to Columbus for work but no. They experienced a unique, vibrant, artistic expression of what Columbus is. Go Couchfire and go Columbus! Also thanks to Ginger, Bree, Melissa, Zoe, and Dad for helping babysit my booth so I could walk around and enjoy a little of the festival. I do not have pictures...I forgot my camera I might find some online though to show you how cool it was soon...

Friday, September 18, 2009

independent's day

Independent's Day tomorrow! Saturday September 19th check it out here! Andy Shaw Band the band I play drums in (and my bro and dad play in as well) plays at noon, so get there early to rock out downtown with us, we plan to wake everybody's ass up that live in those condos...YEAH. Also I am vending of course so look for that, I hope to really get to look around this year because last year I was stuck at my booth the whole time..yay so excited this is one of the best festivals of C-Bus and its only two years old!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

North Market and ID09

I had a great time selling for the first time in ...who knows how long but it has been a long time! It was nice to get out there and talk to the people again and show off some new stuff. Unfortunately NO one bought a snake shirt, though I did have some good looks at the new shirt (that I personally love...ha). I had a grea belgian waffle, met some new vendor friends, and even was able to use a tent from the North Market for free! Thanks so much North Market, and Casey from Carmacazzi for letting me grab his spot (awesome spot by the way right next to the front stairs). Other news, I got into Independent's Day 09 wooohee, I am excited about this event held right downtown in Columbus. This day is all about Independents (hence the kinda confusing July 4th title) it is the day for Independents (the adjective..not the noun..or it a noun? damn) and it celebrates the great individual spirit of Columbus by bringing all the hard working musicians, artists, crafters, bloggers, computer people, and creative class together for one big party. Consider it Comfest without as many hippies,,,but they are welcome too! The Andy Shaw Band also got in as a performing act so you will get a double dose of me. That means I will need some people to help out at my booth so let me know if ya want to. I will have pictures up as soon as I find my bro's camera from North Market. Thanks again to all who came out to support Bootleg!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Just finished up a batch of new SNAKE tees...sssssssssssssss. That was a snake sound by the way. Also just did a quick photoshoot with my lovely friend Bree so I will get more pics up soon, thanks Bree for rockin' it out. Come out to the market on Sunday and see more of these snake tees, (pssst I got grey ones too, and in mens too!) So exciting to be back printing again!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I am selling at North Market for Artisan Sundays THIS WEEK! I have no sold in a while and I am dusting off my tshirts (they are in plastic bins...easy people, don't get all worried) and re-organizing everything. I am going to print some new designs hopefully today so that should be cool, I do not have a ton of extra blank tees so that sucks and did not have time/money to order more. I will have some classics though and some wristbands you guys probably have never seen. I will also have my Ohio Pride wristbands, some new iterations of those. 9am-5pm Sunday September 6th at the North Market read more here I will be substituting for Carmacazzi.