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Artist Profile: Hooray Today

January 25, 2015 – 2:34 pm | 69 views

Hooray Today! Just saying it puts a smile on my face. :] Those of us who love cards and bold graphics, so everyone, rejoice! Hooray Today creates fun and colorful stationary that will brighten up anyone’s day, any day of the year. Allison Black and Alyssa Nassner founded Hooray Today in 2014 as a creative outlet from their day jobs. They are based in Minneapolis, MN, their cards having traveled …

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Artist Profile: Amy Rose Moore Illustration

September 7, 2014 – 6:33 pm | 280 views

I would like to think that even as we grow older, we are still children at heart. Amy Moore’s illustrations remind me of my childhood and my love for sweets and animals growing up. She playfully incorporates both subjects into her creations! Penguins and ice cream? Who doesn’t love that? So I am glad to introduce our new addition to our group of illustrators, Amy Rose Moore from San Francisco.

Amy Moore from Amy Rose Moore Illustration

The Amy Moore in Amy Rose Moore Illustration

Amy Moore’s Story
“In January of 2013, I started painting (after a 10-year hiatus) in order to have some sort of creative outlet and break from the daily grind of customer service and school. The response to my paintings was so positive (and I enjoyed it so much) that I thought I’d make a go of it and launched my business officially. My goal is to create images that cause a connection or smile– and to make my work accessible to all!”

Only the Red Velvet

Only the Red Velvet

In my other life…
“I’m trying desperately to escape from a well-known grocery store.”

Porcu-pop

Porcu-pop

Did you know…?
“Most of my work is inspired in some way by my childhood– either from books I read and cherished or from the mountains and forests where I grew up.”

And a Penguin On Top

And a Penguin On Top

Other aliases…
“As a child I often went by ‘Rosebud!’ “

Artist Profile: Hatching Colors

September 1, 2014 – 5:24 pm | 214 views

I would like to introduce Hatching Colors who will be joining our circle of print artists. Hatching Colors is found and run by Calie Durant, based in Alameda, CA. Many of her prints have a positive message and are fit for children’s rooms and nurseries. If you are interested in decorating your children’s room or possibly finding the perfect gift for a friend’s little one, read more to learn about …

Handmade Highlights: Modern Mouse in the Alamedan!

August 24, 2014 – 5:40 pm | 293 views

[Naturally, we love being featured by local newspapers, so when we heard that Crafternoon-regular Janice Worthen would be writing a column on our most recent event, our Mouse-hearts skipped a beat! If you haven't been to any of our Crafting events yet, this is a great way to learn about the kind of stuff we do through the eyes of an attendee. By now, we're sure Janice has accumulated quite

Artist Profile: Urban Antiq

August 17, 2014 – 7:14 pm | 278 views

Urban aesthetics meet nature before combining themselves with spiritual notions here. Urban Antiq has a little bit of everything for everyone. Inspired by her family history and love for jewelry, Caroline Yim created Urban Antiq out of Fremont, CA. Many of her pieces include large metal statement jewelry to more subtle, but just as lovely pieces. If you are interested in other materials besides gold-filled or sterling silver, Urban Antiq …

New Stuff: Artists of July

August 10, 2014 – 5:46 pm | 249 views

The latest artists from July are quite the eclectic batch! Four entirely different categories from four different cities, that doesn’t happen often, but when it does, you find yourself in a world of sweet scents, cute creatures and colorfully crafted wares. We’re always finding ourselves in this midst at the shop, surrounded by these friendly folks’ magnificent minds coming to life. From silly cards to beautiful new jewelry, we’re sure …

Local + Independent = Cool for School Gift Guide

August 3, 2014 – 6:25 pm | 701 views

Its that time again folks, the upcoming school year and semester is almost upon us! Students of all ages will be back at desks, tables and chairs. To keep from staring blankly at the clock, out the window or at their professor, everybody needs a nice batch of school supplies to start the year off right. The right supplies could be the difference between classroom boredom and attentive success. I …

Artist Profile: Robotics for Fun

July 19, 2014 – 5:18 pm | 329 views

Whoever love building robots and figurines say I. “I!” You wouldn’t believe how excited I was to hear that we were going to get these buildable kits from Robotics for Fun. For those of you who love building things or know someone who does, read more to learn about Robotics for Fun.

New Stuff: Artists of June

July 14, 2014 – 1:48 pm | 308 views

Six product categories, five artists, four cities, two coastlines and one month. Put those all together and you have the latest edition of New Stuff, featuring brand new artists brought to you at the Mouse throughout the month of June! :) We’ve got surreal art, rainbows, electronic companions, East Coast AND West Coast love. Read on through to see what you’ve been missing (or craving) in-store~

Whooz?

Sativa Turner + …

Handmade Highlights: The Ana Apple Boutique and Creative Studio!

July 6, 2014 – 1:47 pm | 306 views

[I'm super excited that Ana Apple has won the Calling All Dreamers competition! Ana is quite the craftswoman, dreamer and lover of all things independent & handmade, but now she needs our help. Read on to learn about how you can support the creation of a Children's Creative Space, in addition to the new Apple Core HQ Studio. Every bit helps and its going to one of the best causes

Its Dangerous to Go Alone, Take Liz!

June 29, 2014 – 2:41 pm | 334 views

Hello! It’s nice to meet new faces everyday at Modern Mouse. :) If you don’t know already, I am Liz, the newest addition to the Mouse family! Since working here, I’ve found out about many local artists that I have not heard of before. And it’s interesting to see what they are all about! From what I can tell, these artists know me too well. (It’s as if they are …