Monday, November 3, 2008

Santa Monica Civic Art Show

We attended an art show yesterday after the French Italian car show (photos on my Flickr). We had a full day! It was a lot of fun, too. There were around 250 vendors at the art show. We met this young gentleman, Dameon Washington, who was selling some wonderful bags, wallets, & purses. They were all done with newspaper & laminating. It's just amazing what people come up with. Dameon was a pleasure to talk with & he told us how this project all started. His story was:
What began as a school project for artist Dahli Coles is now an extensive line of accessories known as THE NEWS. Created from recycled newspaper, each unique piece has been cut, sewn & laminated with a durable water resistant finish. Handmade in Los Angeles, California.
Read it today & wear it tomorrow. If you have a moment check out his website at:http://thenewsla.com/.







3 comments:

GAIL said...

Very cute bags. Looks like he had a busy booth!

Orion Designs said...

What a wonderful find Diane. I love the creativity and the fact that it's made from something that would normally go in the trash.
Vicki

Diana Evans said...

Hi Diane...that sounds like a blast...I love heading to all kinds of shows...so much inspiration.....and I love the cool work of that artist...very neat....

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana