Artists For Action

Last weekend, Sat. Feb 23rd, I participated in Artists for Action.  An evening of art and activism.  Artists for Action is an evening of artivists (artist-activists) who use their artistry to promote awareness of social/political/environmental/cultural issues and themes in our … Continue reading

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At The Depot….

Today was another beautiful sunny day in Long Beach.  We chatted outside The Depot as we crafted and finger crocheted away….come and join us again tomorrow from 11-2pm….there are lots of beautiful and colorful strips of sweaters that want to … Continue reading

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Wire Hanger Baby Mobile

 This afternoon I worked on a collaborative project with a mommy and her baby….we started to make a mobile with wire hangers and fabric….first we binded the hangers together with string at both joints where the hangers meet.  Then we … Continue reading

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Arts & Crafts at 3rd Annual Local Harvest Community Dinner

Farm Lot 59, T’sSpace & Beachgreens organized the 3rd Annual Local Harvest Community Dinner at Farm Lot 59 and invited the whole community.  Local community gardeners, farmers, chefs, families and kids all joined together and shared a delicious communal meal. … Continue reading

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The Tent: A Community Art Installation

Hello beautiful people, someone shared this awesome project with me today, so I wanted to share it with you all for inspiration!! http://growingupcreative.typepad.com/tali_buchler/the-tent-a-community-art-installation-2012artists-noa-meir-and-tali-buchlermaterials-lycra-fabric-scraps-watering-pipes.html The Tent | A community art installation 2012 Artists: Noa meir and Tali buchler Materials: lycra fabric scraps, … Continue reading

OC Museum of Art Presents: Collecting with a Social Conscience

Orange County Museum of Art Presents: Collecting with a Social Conscience Human beings have a basic drive to collect things. We collect food, stamps, rocks, cars, art, clothing and more. Collecting can furnish us with a feeling of joy. This … Continue reading

Apron Dresses with Cocoon Carriers at Primal Flower

Finger crocheted OOAK (one of a kind) Bikini Apron Dresses with their own individual cocoon carriers made for safe keeping.  Find them at Primal Flower today!!  All made from “summertime thin yarn” discovered at The Long Beach Depot for Creative … Continue reading

Plastic Wrapper Filled Pillow and The LB Depot

The plastic wrapper pillow (a few pics below) is an idea I got from a book called, Make It Don’t Throw  it….there is a chapter on how to make things like pillows and use plastic wrappers as the filling, wash … Continue reading

Hanging Bottle Plant Holders

The hanging bottles pictured right below were dropped off at Primal Flower yesterday… all unique, finger crocheted and locally handmade… made from up-cycled and re-purposed beer and wine bottles, yarn and embellished with stones. The following pictures are all examples … Continue reading

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Up-cycled Finger Crochet Class, Parks&Rec Fall Classes 2012

Scroll past class schedule to read and view updates from each class! Parks and Recreation  ART & CULTURAL: UPCYCLED FINGER CROCHET ARTLearn how to crochet with your fingers and create upcycled art. 1st class: Createa hanging plant pot. Classes that … Continue reading

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Latest Findings @ The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse

Yesterday afternoon I stopped by The Depot to look for some yarn.  Although I did not find any (because it’s a very very popular item), I did however find other useful goods….which is what usually happens when I step foot … Continue reading

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Aldana Mica Yogini and Baggy Pants

One of a kind, super comfy baggy pants, stretch and non-stretch styles…for yoga, going out and every day use….made from re-purposed materials such as swatches and small scale clothing production remnants…. Stretchy ones….. Here’s what they look like flat…. ….custom … Continue reading

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Upcycled Ottoman Seat

Wondering what to do with 8 lbs of chunky junk? Make an everlasting, sturdy and chunky ottoman!! Please continue to read below for pictures and instructions on how I made my 1st ottoman….and please make your own!  No need to go … Continue reading

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Park(ing) Park(ing) Park(ing) in the LBC!!!

Park(ing)  happening Sept. 16th all day long through various locations around Long Beach….come by The Depot from 11-6pm….also head to Kress Market  from 12-3pm and check out the Green Tea Party….and then from 6-10pm check out the (Park)ing Day Festival at Andersens Hardware parking lot (7th and Pine) 714 … Continue reading

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Aldana Mica August Calendar

So far….here are the dates for upcoming events…. Aug. 12th Artwalk in downtown LBC, 4-10pm Aug. 13th Alamitos Bay Art & Craft Fair 9-3pm Aug. 20th Long Beach Funkfest! Aug. 21st Alamitos Bay Art & Craft Fair 9-3pm Aug. 29th … Continue reading

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Crafty Earthlings Workshop at Cabrillo Villages

This past Wednesday, we had our 2nd successful Crafty Earthlings workshop at CVC in Long Beach! We learned about bottled water and why it’s best to use stainless steel bottles. Klean Kanteen generously donated 20 bottles for the kids. They … Continue reading

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Upcoming Workshops and Fairs in July

Dates for upcoming workshops and fairs in July…. July 17th Alamitos Bay Arts & Craft Fair and Farmer’s Market Located at East 2nd St and East Marina Dr, Long Beach,CA, 90803   Hours: 9am to 3pm Accessible to persons with … Continue reading

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Finger Crochet Workshop at Iguana Imports!

Last Monday we had another successful finger crochet workshop at Iguana….we made beanies in advance for the winter…..check out some pictures and video below….. Next workshop will be at Iguana on Monday, July 25th from 5:30-7:30pm

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LB Green Festival

Join Green Long Beach! on Saturday June 11th as we “IGNITE CHANGE” towards sustainability within our local community and economy. Prominently located in downtown Long Beach on the Promenade between Broadway & 3rd St. from 10am – 8pm. This year’s … Continue reading

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2011 Etsy Craft Party

Happening this Friday June 10th 7pm-10:30pm at 423 S. Brookhurst St. Anaheim, CA 92804 Hosted by: Nest Vintage & Handmade Learn how to: -screen print -make seed bombs -hand sew -decopauge $10 per person or free if you bring your … Continue reading

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Really Really Free Day!!

On May 29th, 2011 we had the 1st Really Really Free Day event in Long Beach, hosted by The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse!! And I hope for many more to come!…below are some articles and videos from the … Continue reading

Video of The Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse

Hi everyone! This short video below was created by Long Beach University students and it’s about the Depot and how awesome it is. I am very happy and thankful that the Depot and the students asked me to be a … Continue reading

Micky doing her finger crochet!

This was video taped by my friend during an event last year at the Melrose Trading Post….in this video, I am finger crocheting a bag for her…..

Yesterday’s Workshop at Consignment Corner

Yesterday’s workshop took place at Consignment Corner on Broadway and Coronado in Belmont Heights….we sat comfortably outside in the shade and finger crocheted a pair of hand warmers while we watched the people go by. The owner of the store … Continue reading

Mom’s Craft Night at Averyboo Arts!

Mom’s Craft NightLast Wednesday of the Month thru August, 6:30-8:00pm“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” ~Milton Berle Finger Crochet and Up-Cycled Art Crocheting is therapeutic because of its calming, rhythmic movements. It relieves stress and … Continue reading

Aldana Mica featured on 562CityLife!

Hi all! Updates since our last newsletter…on May 14th, we will not be at Lyons at Night…instead we will be at the 2nd Saturday Artwalk, right in front of Elev8. Hope to see you all there! Aldana Mica was featured … Continue reading

Post Mother’s Day Trunk Show Pictures

Last weekend’s trunk show at Iguana Imports was a lot of fun. I taught a handful of people how to crochet including a couple of teens! Check out the pictures below….. This was my trunk show area, beautifully decorated by … Continue reading

Trunk Show News and May Workshops Updated!

Children’s Day Event This Saturday April 30th is Children’s Day. Aldana Mica will be representing the Depot for Creative Reuse at the Children’s Day and Earth Day Celebration happening at El Dorado Park, from 11-4pm, by The Duck Pond, 2400 … Continue reading