Brewtifully Made

Celebrating Creativity and Community with friends as family

July 05, 2024 Tracy Dawn Brewer Season 2 Episode 22
Celebrating Creativity and Community with friends as family
Brewtifully Made
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Brewtifully Made
Celebrating Creativity and Community with friends as family
Jul 05, 2024 Season 2 Episode 22
Tracy Dawn Brewer

Ever wondered how a community art space can transform into a vibrant celebration of creativity and togetherness? I’m sharing a quick update at our shop's exciting progress—assembling over 40 chairs, painting murals, and acquiring unique display items from local businesses. Plus, you'll hear all about our bustling face-painting session at a patriotic 4th of July race and anticipation for another dynamic 720 market and Belden Village Mall event!

We can't express enough gratitude for the unwavering support from our friends and listeners who have become like family. Their presence and encouragement fuel our passion and amplify the ripple effect of creativity throughout our community. We'll share our excitement for upcoming projects, including an artist feature display in August, and offer heartfelt wishes for a joyful start to July. Tune in for more updates and get ready to feel inspired by the power of community and creativity! The sketch today is a Stadium! 

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Ever wondered how a community art space can transform into a vibrant celebration of creativity and togetherness? I’m sharing a quick update at our shop's exciting progress—assembling over 40 chairs, painting murals, and acquiring unique display items from local businesses. Plus, you'll hear all about our bustling face-painting session at a patriotic 4th of July race and anticipation for another dynamic 720 market and Belden Village Mall event!

We can't express enough gratitude for the unwavering support from our friends and listeners who have become like family. Their presence and encouragement fuel our passion and amplify the ripple effect of creativity throughout our community. We'll share our excitement for upcoming projects, including an artist feature display in August, and offer heartfelt wishes for a joyful start to July. Tune in for more updates and get ready to feel inspired by the power of community and creativity! The sketch today is a Stadium! 

Support the Show.

Catch the doodles on YouTube

My socials:
Sign up for my monthly newsletter
Portfolio website:
Brewtifully.com
Instagram:
/Brewtifully
Facebook: /
brewtifully
TikTok:
GettingSmallwithGrandma
LinkedIn:
Tracy Dawn Brewer

Speaker 1:

Hey, welcome back to another episode of Brutally Made. It's Friday after the 4th of July, so maybe you're still celebrating Independence Day, so it's going to be a fun weekend. I know here we have the Italian American Festival on First Friday tonight, so that'll be a lot of fun. Let's dive into the sketch today. It is from Elo Lovey, from the July Prompts and Stadium. This is going to be an interesting sketch Stadium. Okay, let's see what we can do about, maybe something that I associate with a stadium. We have a stadium here Fawcett Stadium, tom Benson Stadium is what it is. But yeah, so let's go ahead and just talk about what's been happening.

Speaker 1:

Last week again, I had the lovely Lizzie on and I had such a great time talking to her and sharing with everyone what she does. I can't wait to have more guests on when the shop opens. That's one of the goals is to talk to the featured artists every month and bring them on as a guest and maybe even some of the class attendees. I know there's a lot of kids classes. Kids love being part of shows and podcasts, things like that. I think that would be a lot of fun to see if any of the parents wouldn't mind if the kiddos would talk about being creative and what they liked. I know how much fun my granddaughter had doing that. So that's a goal for the show is to have guests on that are involved in the shop and I would super excited if people would agree to do that. Make it easy. I was super excited if people would agree to do that. Make it easy. You know, we don't have to have a very long episode, but just getting some insight on why somebody creates the way that they do and the subject matters and the mediums that they use, I think that that's always very inspiring to share. I wanted to offer that as part of being part of the featured artists and I hope that they embrace that idea as well as join me on an episode to bring that to everybody.

Speaker 1:

So shop is going well. We had a chair building party this week. I have over 40 chairs for the different areas that needed assembled and it was a little daunting task to try to think about how I would do it with just Brian and I. So I got some pizzas and some friends came over, brought their tools and then we realized everything was Allen wrenches. Every set of chairs came with an Allen wrench. I didn't need their tools, I didn't know I hadn't opened the boxes. So yeah, that was kind of funny, but a few hours got a lot of them done. I still have, I think, 14 to go routine to go.

Speaker 1:

But then painting the base colors on the walls so I can get ready to paint all of the ideas that I have on the walls for my murals and art, and then we'll get started with installing the displays, then picking things up at different places, thrifting different salvage places, thrifting different salvage places, resale places, businesses that are no longer going to operate and getting their displays. So we had a great time last Saturday at the farmer's market downtown in Canton and picked up some beautiful things at one of our favorite stores. I just hated to know that it wasn't going to open again, but I understand and they're changing their direction. So it's sad, but I was very fortunate and grateful for picking up some of the things that they had for my location. So thanking them At Letter Press, jess and Little Chicago Clothing Company for having such a kind heart in offering those things and hoping the transition that they're going through goes well and looking forward to continue to support them in what they do, because they are a favorite and so you know we don't want to see that happen, but understand. So farmer's markets again happening tomorrow and always great vendors and it was super busy, very excited about their new location. We just had a great time and a lot of things going on this weekend. So hopefully I get to make it, try and take advantage of the weekend to work on the space, because the goal is to be opened at the end of the month and that is quickly coming and I've got a lot to do. So working on that and have a couple projects coming up with some other community things, I face painted yesterday from six I set up about 6 am, 630 am, and then I was supposed to be done by 10 and didn't get out of there until 1130.

Speaker 1:

It was very busy and they had to cut my line off twice and I just wanted to not turn anyone away because I hate seeing little sad kiddos if I can't get to them. I was trying to paint as fast as I could. I bet I painted I don't know close to a hundred kids and had to been. It was just so busy, it was so sweet and I tried to snap pictures and I always ask. I always ask if I can snap a picture of the kids when their face is painted, because it's certainly something. I totally want permission from the adult and the child. You know, sometimes the parents say sure, and then the kids like no, I'm like okay, no problem, I just want to ask. I don't want to assume, but they're just so sweet when whether they want their picture taken or not, and I love when they're all shy and quiet, like what would you like? They don't want to tell me. So I start, you know, showing them ideas or having little stencils, something fast. And I know it was just, it was a lot of fun. It was very fun, very cute, very patriotic. Red, white and blue Cause.

Speaker 1:

It was for a 4th of July race for the YMCA and it was. It was a lot of fun. And I got to do like thighs where people were running. They didn't want it to like run down, and which was cool, but yeah, we had a blast to like run down, and which was cool. But uh, yeah, we had a blast, had a very, really good time. So I enjoyed that immensely and I'm going to celebrate the 720 market coming up, they have a taco party and we're going to make the cutest little taco ornaments and I have little glitter, like I guess they're temporary tattoos.

Speaker 1:

Since I can't paint pieces and make something, I had to kind of do the best of both worlds. So we are going to have a make and take craft, but in the meantime you can also have a little glitter, temporary tattoo for your face or hand or whatever. So they're very sweet. So that's coming up on the 20th of July and the 23rd I will be at our mall, bell Village Mall, and I have designed an Olympic mural and it is augmented reality with the Art of Ive app. So it moves. And I have a couple crafts we'll be making. I have a little lighted torch, the Olympic torch that we'll be doing, and like the gymnastic ribbon we're going to do this with like little ribbons, and so if you want to make one of those, that would be a lot of fun. And I have little like sports soccer balls and footballs to hand out coloring pages of the mural that they can, you know, grab and do that.

Speaker 1:

Just a lot of things to celebrate the Summer Olympics that are coming up and then, pretty much after that, my shop is opening, very excited. So, yeah, a lot going on this month and I just want to encourage you to look into your community and find what you can do to be involved and just try to think outside the box and share ideas and things that you think other people would embrace doing together, especially especially Another thing that I don't know the date that it's going to be announced that all of the electric boxes down through Cleveland Avenue are done, all of the animations are done, the artwork is done, they're going to be installed and everything should be in place for the next football Pro Football Hall of Fame parade this year. So they will all be activated with the app, with art of vibe, and I'm anxious to see those installed and just start sharing where they're at and like how to walk that whole corridor so you can enjoy that, that artwork and experience something a little fun with that. So I'm very excited about that and can't wait to share more when those are unveiled. And there's a mural fest going on downtown Canton and excited to be part of that too. So just really love the fact that there's a lot of vibrant art things going on and I am thrilled and super grateful to be part of it and I can't wait for the store to open.

Speaker 1:

So just wanted to share some of those updates and encourage you to experience any farmers markets, art festivals, artists in your community, things that people are doing in creative aspects. Be sure to reshare it. When you see it on social media, talk about it with your friends and family as things to go to. It's just super important to support those people creating stuff. I can't tell you how encouraging it is to have you just even you don't have to buy something just coming and being part of it. That's that is important, because your presence is a present.

Speaker 1:

Not to be corny, but it's true, it's really, really important for people to show up and it means a present. Not to be corny, but it's true, it's really, really important for people to show up and it means a lot. So I can't thank my friends enough for doing that here, because they have become family to us and I can't imagine life without them being just you know, here for me, like they have been, and I appreciate them beyond measure. And even all of you showing up as listeners that's such a huge support. It just makes my heart so happy and so thank you. It means the world to me and I'm excited to continue to find different ways to stay creative and share creativity, encourage people to be creative and it really does ripple effect a lot of goodness in the world. So we need to continue more of that.

Speaker 1:

But happy Friday, happy beginning of July, and I can't wait to talk to you next week with more updates and letting you know where things stand and hopefully know a little bit about my featured artists. That will be going into August. They will be displayed at the end of the month when I open. But yeah, I should be able to start organizing that soon. So, take care, I hope you like my stadium stuff. Have a great weekend and I will talk to you later. No-transcript. No-transcript.

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