Month: March 2013

Salem’s First Little Free Library

Have you heard of Little Free Libraries? We loved the idea when we first heard of it. It’s a simple thing. You put out a box full of books and allow the community to take a book, give a book. We also knew that our 

DIY Strategy and Sharing the Load

“Movin’ right along. Footloose and fancy-free. Getting there is half the fun; come share it with me. Moving right along (doog-a-doon doog-a-doon). We’ll learn to share the load. We don’t need a map to keep this show on the road.” So last week DIY Studio 

Artist Trading Cards

Artist Trading Cards

We had a blast at the last Creative Reuse Craft Night at the Salem Public Library. We brought our suitcases of supplies and filled up 35 chairs! Thanks to Karla Miller for her donation of the vintage books that many people used on their cards. 

ARTcade Monster Machine ready for the Discover Local Business Expo

It’s amazing what my family puts up with. Paint splatters on the floor, large pieces of equipment out on our counters and dining table, drop cloths strewn about. Our house has become a artistic laboratory. While we keep looking for that perfect location to open 

Free Art Friday Coverage from the Statesman Journal

It was a busy news week for Free Art Friday. We were lucky enough to have the very talented Cara Pallone from the Statesman Journal share the story of Free Art Friday, Salem with the masses. Cara is a fantastic story teller and in responsible 

Read all about DIY Studio’s Art Scavenger Hunt

Have you checked out the latest Salem Weekly yet? I have yet to get my hands on the actual paper, however we are thrilled that Helen Nute Wiens featured Free Art Friday, Salem in her article. We’re picking up momentum. We now have 207 friends 

Where Should DIY Studio Be Located?

Sometimes I feel like Johnny Number Five. Struggling to find the right answers, I’m seeking more input and I think you are the perfect person to help me out! These are the places we are focusing on right now:             

Mid-Valley Green Awards, Bid Paddle Craft

It’s so much fun to celebrate sustainability in Salem and we were thrilled to attend the 2013 Mid-valley Green Awards.  We were surrounded with do-gooders in the community and enjoyed watching the silent and live auctions build momentum with proceeds going to the Friends of