"I want to be my own design" Clive Barker - Imajica

Thursday, January 19, 2012

the directory of awesome

The other day Ms. Jane posted a blog entry about true fans and people who are trying to live off of their art when all of a sudden it occurred to me, I know a lot of artists and musicians and people who are trying to make a living doing what makes them happy. I admire that a lot, it takes a lot of courage to try and live your dream.
So I put out a call on my facebook page for all of my friends who are artists, musicians and independent business owners to give me the links to their sites and WOW, I know some wonderfully talented people with a wide variety of talents! I am pretty sure that if I ever needed anything made or fixed I know a person who could do it!

Wearables
Cat - who makes some seriously awesome costumes for himself and his lovely lady for a monthly club night here in D-town http://professorcatpardus.blogspot.com/

The incomparable Coby - http://www.etsy.com/shop/prevailingatrocity

Jenny and her recycled tire designs, I've seen her wear entire outfits made out of used bicycle parts. I can't imagine how hard it would be to sew that! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TiredDesigns

Blix and her fucking awesome jewelry - http://stores.ebay.com/Moon-Maiden-Jewelry

Allerz - http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissAllerz

Sage, the Polymer Goddess - http://www.thesagearts.com/ and the magazine she started - http://www.thepolymerarts.com/

Artwork
Opee and his artwork - https://www.facebook.com/Opee.CellarStudio

Asphodel and her art boxes - http://www.etsy.com/shop/asphodel

Patty, queen of the zero hour - http://pattyleidy.tumblr.com/

Spux and well, everything that is awesome - http://sudux.com

Photographers 
The always wonderful and much lauded (by at least) Adam, seriously I'd hire him for anything and everything I ever needed pictures for, he always makes everyone look good - http://studioapocalypse.smugmug.com/

Tony! - https://www.facebook.com/BGPPhoto?sk=info

Musicians 
Eric and his band Cryogen Second - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cryogen-second/61564538498 and he also does mastering and production with a quick turn around time email him at Cryogen.Second@gmail.com for more information

Chris and his band Plasmacrash - http://www.plasmacrash.com/

Trevor and his double threat of music AND art - http://www.kubixband.com/ and http://centrifuge.deviantart.com/

Authors
Kent - http://www.amazon.com/Kent-Kelly/e/B004AO4O36

Miscellaneous and Sundry
Chris and his custom audio solutions including high end customer Mogami audio cables, pro audio installations, recording, production, consulting, lessons and well pretty much everything to do with audio shtuff  -  http://www.psyoniclabs.com/index.html

Dylan - http://www.etsy.com/shop/cerriousdesign

Tiffany and her divination wares - http://www.etsy.com/shop/CelestialLotus

Paulie, poet, musician, gentleman and scholar - http://paulielipman.com/ and for his music http://paulielipman.bandcamp.com/ and his youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/paulielipman?feature=guide

Jude who fixes people! http://www.qingtingacupuncture.com/

friends of friends who are also artists and the like
Kari Merkl - http://www.merkled.com/index.html  
Wes Magyar - http://www.wesmagyar.com/index.htm
Lui Ferreyra - http://www.luiferreyra.com/index.html

and of course my own Mr. S and his band Synapse - http://www.reverbnation.com/synapsedenver


Check out their sites and buy their wares. Help support people who are actively trying to live their dreams.

DO IT.


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