Last week, on a whim, I pitched a story to some radio people who were putting together a whole show in just 48 hours. In conjunction with the brilliant public-radio show Radiolab and the 99% Conference in New York City, Longshot Radio was exploring the topic of creativity, revision and failure. If Mighty Ugly’s not about that, I don’t know what it’s about.
To my surprise and delight, I ended up working with a Radiolab producer on the piece I wrote and recorded in less than 24 hours. It was an honour to be part of such a smart and ambitious project, and downright awesome to have my piece included in the final show.
Last year I was only able to run the Mighty Ugly crafting booth for a few hours each day of Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. But this year! Oh, this year I’m determined to have the ugly crafting going on the whole time.
To do that, I’m gonna need some help. That’s where you might come in.
If you’re jacked up by the idea of being a Maker but you’re not quite ready to show off your own project, come help me with Mighty Ugly! You’ll get to experience the event from the other side of the table yet still have loads of time to check out all the other amazing stuff as well.
Check out the form below, and submit it if you’d like to help be a part of something ugly and amazing and creative and wonderful.
These will be mini versions of our longer workshops – all the crafts fun, not so much the deeper thinking. We’ll be making wee ugly creatures that may (or may not at all) make for great stocking stuffers. A perfect break from your handmade holiday shopping! No crafts experience necessary
I had a blast making a creature, photographing it, and writing up the decisions I made for a tutorial post over on the CRAFT blog. If you’ve been a little intimidated about making an ugly creature, maybe this step-by-step will help you out!
We’ll be at the very first Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this weekend, doing Mighty Ugly workshops at our booth from 10AM-1PM each day! I’ll be speaking about Mighty Ugly and creativity, too, at 4PM on Sunday.
Come say hello, and get your ugly on!
Here I am with Shoshana and another ugly doll at CBC Vancouver, after doing a wee interview for The Early Edition about the event:
Rachel from Bike Cozy will be leading Mighty Ugly workshops at the Museum of Contemporary craft from 4-6pm today as part of their Etsy Craft Party! Since I can’t be there, I made this little video introducing the project:
Tomorrow, November 4th, Shoshana and I will spend the day at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre in Vancouver as part of the Exhibition at the CreativeMix conference. The Exhibition is free and open to the public, so come by between 9am and 4pm! Make something ugly, say hello, and check out all the other exhibits by creative people in Vancouver.