Category Archives: Art

Here are blog posts about art and design at Pop Shop America. We’re a festival of DIY and handmade that has a show and tell blog about the arts, DIYs that you can do at home, and how you can be a successful designer too.

4 More European Etsy Shops You Should Know About

4 More European Etsy Shops You Should Know About

Not long ago I wrote about some of my favourite European Etsy shops, but the truth is there are so many more small businesses and creatives worth to support. I love discovering new handmade items on Etsy, and I love ordering from other creatives – that’s for sure! And you know how much I love […]

Take a Picture Tour of Firefly Handmade Market Boulder CO

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Firefly Handmade is a totally unique series of events in Boulder Colorado. Their markets are 4 times a year and take place both indoors in the winter months and outdoors in the summer months. One of my favorite components of the festival is that it’s ENTIRELY handmade. No vintage. No fair trade! So cool. I […]

Shop these To Die For Handmade Halloween Costumes

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This and other blog posts at Pop Shop America may contain affiliate links. You know my least favorite thing about Halloween? It’s those stale, cheap looking Halloween costumes. You know the ones that come from the Halloween supply store. They never fit right, there aren’t enough varieties, and the materials look cheap! They are no […]

Shop Handmade & Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Relief

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What Can We Do for Hurricane Evacuees? So Much. I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about feeling “helpless” after Hurricane Harvey. Don’t. People want to help but the needs of shelters and evacuees is changing from minute to minute. So us at Pop Shop America and lots of other handmade businesses are focused on […]

Positive Impact in Style: Meet Tierra de los Artesanos

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Tucked inside the cutest shopping center in Eado is a new shop called Tierra de los Artesanos. It’s full of handcrafted goods that feel traditionally Mexican and fresh and modern too. The first time I stepped inside, I immediately fell in love. The walls were lined with photos of the artists whose goods you can […]

Get Lost in GIFs: Psychedelic Tumblr Art by Pi Slices

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Get Lost in these Gifs! These experiments, pieces of art, trials of visual perception have minimal touches and clever illusions. They are all created by gif artist PI Slices who you can find on Tumblr. If you visit his website, you’ll see countless works of digital art that range from slow paced, to brightly colored, […]

Neo-Bohemian Jewelry: Meet Houston’s Modern Artifacts

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The first time I met Heather Wobbe I came face to face with an Amazon Goddess. She is well dressed, friendly, and fun. And she also happens to be the tallest woman I’ve ever seen in real life! She is absolutely mesmerizing.  Her handcrafted jewelry line, Modern Artifacts, is mesmerizing too. Her jewelry is elegant, […]

The Best Alternatives to Shopping at Hobby Lobby

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In case you missed this in the news, in early July 2017 Hobby Lobby was fined $3 million dollars and forced to forfeit 5,500 stolen Iraqi artifacts.These artifacts were intended to be on display at Hobby Lobby’s Museum of the Bible set to open in DC near the end of 2017. Although Hobby Lobby maintains […]

Introducing the Winners of the 2017 Pop Shop America Art Awards

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The voting is done! The tallies are in and we have the winners of the 2017 Pop Shop America Art Awards. We’re so excited about this list and think that you will be too. These are the artists, handmade creatives that we’re voted by their peers as the Best Makers across the land. The nominations […]

Pop Shop Houston Summer 2017 Map + Sneak Peaks

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GET PASSES NOWThings to Do: Beauty Bar by Milk + Honey Spa Lip Sense Lip Bar by Lip Circle by CK Complimentary Massages by Javier Medina DIY Lounge with TXRX Labs + Eric Pearce & The Junior Printmaking Congress Complimentary Create Your Own Gemstone Bracelet with Brenda Grands Designs Make Your Own Nail Polish & Make […]

Taste Boho Cookie Magic by Bake Hard Bakery

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Totally delicious and totally boho! Meet one of our favorite new makers, Liz Welch, creator of Bake Hard Bakery. She makes the most detailed and fun cookies, pastries and sweets. They are little delicious works of art! Foxes, Dreamcatchers, Geodes, and more, these cookies are boho magic. I talked to Liz about her work. BB: When did […]