Category: Quick Update

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This is how Art is Made

I wish I had more time to sing the praises of Greta Heissenberger but for now you’ll have to make due with this snippet of “the process.”

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Thank You

Storytellers
A big warm virtual sparkly-eyed hug to everyone who came and listened and shared their stories on Wednesday night.  I had such a good time listening to all of you, and felt totally welcome in sharing my own stories… as spoooky as they turned out to be.  : )  Who knows why we feel moved to tell what we do at an event like this?  Sometimes it’s because someone else’s story sparked our memory of something, and sometimes it seems like a story comes out of nowhere, unrelated to anything, but we really want to share it anyway.  I love both kinds, and have vivid memories of the stories you all shared.   Poor little Butterball dangling in the air… Andy’s uncle making his cousin eat everyone else’s food… the fish on the pillow… the gifted wallet… the future king of comedy… Nadia hearing her dad tell the story of her own birth for the first time… the Agressive Behavior of 100 pound catfish (what was his name)?  And then there were Joey’s chocolate chip pumpkin cupcakes, which like Dan said were a story in and of themselves.

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Let’s Talk About May 4th’s Show

It’s coming together! I osculate between two emotions, the first of which I’ll delineate for you bellow. HtS is going to be huge. To the thirty-plus of you who showed up last night, I hope the hipster cred takes you far. Next year you can be all like, “Pffft, of course I know about HtS? …

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The Store is Up

The fine State of Illinois has seen fit to grant us not-for-profit status, so hit up our store and donation page at this link or through the menu bar on the front page.

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Amy Kuttab’s May 4th Tshirt printed

gray and whiteRed Shirt White shirt

We are gearing up for the upcoming event and if you haven’t rsvp’d via facebook and are the facebooking type, please do!

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Design Mock Ups For May

Hope you like the mockups. The shirts should come out pretty much like this when I print them off.

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Feels Like Home

I am excited about this.  Not everything is simple, but in the middle of it all is a feeling that is.  A feeling which, I’ve found–when I’ve had some courage and commitment to listen to it in my life– has brought me to the brightest places.  Uncanny conversations, relevant exchanges, revolutions of friendship and creative adventure, answers, treasures, remedies and the very best surprises seem to come with more ease when I have some willingness to follow an interior sense of home.  This is a feeling like joy, like recognizing something new that looks somehow familiar; like part of my own story that I remember with affection. Like I remember where I come from, sometimes I remember where I’m going.

To be sure, it is work sometimes to follow, let alone hear, this internal sense of direction.  But I keep trying, and sometimes, the directions are louder than others.  Like now.  Like with this event Dan and I are making with and for our friends (those known, and yet-unknown : )).  It’s a good challenge to bring it into being, but in the middle of it all it is a deep happiness… a feeling of yes and joy and of-course, that makes me feel like it is the nicest idea in the world for us to gather people ’round to listen to and be delighted by each other.

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The New Design is Here

A quick sneak peak at Amy Kuttab‘s Tshirt Design for next month’s show. Thank’s Amy!

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The T-shirts are Finished

So we’ve been remiss in posting articles, but it’s in part because we’ve been busy having so many adventures. That means when we do get the time to sit down and set things to screen we’ll have a lot of content forthcoming. And speaking of screens! Here’s the Story spent all night working on hand-printing …

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Facebook Invite is up, Thanks, and Coming Soon

So I just want to give a quick update on the April 6th potluck. The event has been posted on Metromix, and Zombie Chicago has been kind enough to plug the event as well. My good friend Noah saved me the horrible fate of making a Facebook of which I have an irrational fear. For …

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