Figge Art Museum

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

I’m happy with how these pillows turned out but ya wanna know my favorite part of this photo? That this wee pillow is resting on top of a quilt my parents made.The quilt is made with upcycyled (they would laugh at that word because using old fabric is just what one did then) curtains, dresses, etc., from my childhood years. I admire the choices they made in the design and I’m so thankful that they made it for me.
Anyhoo,silly sappy me 😉 ……. here are pillows I just restocked at the Figge Art Museum gift shop. Thank you dear QC shoppers for scooping them up! I appreciate it!
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Barns and Bikes

InstagramHatchlingsLetsRideSEP2017 Hi there! Long time no post! I’m printing up a storm to get ready for my next pop-up shop
at Vintage and Made Fair in Urbandale (Des Moines) Iowa on October 7-8th. Here’s a fun design I just posted via my Etsy Shop.

 

 

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Special thanks!

Thank you to all who could come to my pop-up shop last Saturday. It was so much fun! The COR space was a delightful place to host my #100dayproject pop-up shop. And because you purchased so many of my collages the Northeast Iowa Food Bank will be receiving $146! Thank you so much!
 
Last Saturday was a VERY busy day for folks in Iowa and all across the Cedar Valley and many of you expressed regrets that you couldn’t make it to the pop-up shop. Many of you asked where you might see/purchase one of my collages. I will be dropping a few off at Hatchlings & Hens in Cedar Falls tomorrow and I have posted a few via my Etsy Shop under the “Wall Art” section. Here’s a link to my shop: https://www.etsy.com/people/katebrennanhall
 
Thanks again for all your kind encouragement during my #100dayproject I truly appreciated it!
 
Special thanks to COR for allowing me to have my pop-up shop at their space last Saturday. The space at 220 East 4th St in Waterloo is an amazing space. I swear it makes one want to sit down and create! You’ve got to check it out. ***To inquire about hosting an event there: https://waterloocatholics.org/rentcor ***

CORpop-upYellowTable

CORcollagemaking

CORpop-upRedTable

CORheathermattkate CORpop-upSmallTables

CORpop-upIkeatablecloth

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Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

After my sweetie and I print my kitchen towels, I cure them (drying process) and fold/package them. I know many kitchen towels are sold with a string tied around them but I like to take the extra step of packaging my towels. My customers and stockists tell me they appreciate my tidy packaging—perfect for tucking into a gift bag or envelope to send to a friend. So it’s worth the extra work if it makes y’all happy! 😊☉🖑 #caturday #wirefoxterrier

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Pitbulls

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

The last few weeks have been full of restocking and adding in my new pups like this sweet #pitbull to my etsy shop and to my stockists like Mohair Pear on the Hill in Cedar Falls. Lots of built-in exercise with my job printing, curing towels, packing towels, carting said towels up and down stairs…😉 Which is good because my “odometer” turns over later this month (birthday). I also think every hands-on printmaker should have their own physical therapist on speed dial. I couldn’t keep up this pace without their guidance…truly! 

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Swag of Northfield

 

A shout-out to my great customers in the Northfield, MN area: swag – fine & funky art is fully restocked with my 2017 designs—including these new pups: #germanshepherd #bassethound #pitbull Thanks Swag! <3 (Corrected phone number from initial post. Please use this store number… thanks!) InstagramSWAG-AUG2017

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Crafted QC

Hey #quadcities friends! I delivered a HUGE box of towels to the great @craftedqc last week. Including this new #bassethound design. It was such fun to see everyone and the perpetual-kindergartner-in-me will forever delight in seeing my goods in such a beautiful shop 🙌😍😄 #katebrennanhall #illustration #printmaking #handmadebyOURhands#teatowels #floursack #commercialgradetowel

#foodgradeinks #soft #madetolast #iowa #iowagifts #madeiniowa #homegrown#homegoods InstagramCraftedQC-AUG2017

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Giving thanks

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

Copyright Kate Brennan Hall

At an impromptu lunch the other day, my friend Marie served up yet another batch of creativity. This friend says she’s not an “artist” yet its clear as an Iowa sky that she lives a highly creative life.

Her table was set with beautiful consignment finds (creative shopping!)—including soft cloth napkins. That lunch, and my friend Marie, inspired me to create these cloth napkins from my color test towels.

The red thread dancing across the myriad of colors and shapes makes me think of Marie while giving thanks for the gift of so many creative friends from all walks of life. <3

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