Producer of Things + Austinite + Creative Soul = #MakerMonday

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2018

Sharon Keshishian, owner of Ion Art

“What drew me to neon? Moth to a light. I was working in stained glass first. I’ve always liked the jewel tones and the bright colors. And then the Neon is so pretty and colorful and the fact that neon lasts so long. […] I just love the neon mixed with the glass. The two together make such a pretty combination. Neon is just such an interesting medium because it's such an old medium. There’s all the history and the signs and it kinda has a bad reputation sometimes. But then it looks really cool in a modern setting. There’s so many things you can do with neon.”

  Chris Rogers |   @chrisrogersart   "At the end of the day were all Austinites. This is our community and this is a good opportunity for us to all come together instead of bark back at the other side. It was one of those things I couldn't have planned if I tried to and I was just happy to be a part of it." -Chris Rogers, ATX Muralist   Catch a bit of our livestream chat with Chris here.

Chris Rogers | @chrisrogersart

"At the end of the day were all Austinites. This is our community and this is a good opportunity for us to all come together instead of bark back at the other side. It was one of those things I couldn't have planned if I tried to and I was just happy to be a part of it." -Chris Rogers, ATX Muralist

Catch a bit of our livestream chat with Chris here.

  Evan and Jackie  |  @highway_robery   We make robes. Robes are dope. Robe-a-dope.   Pt. 1 here    Pt. 2 here

Evan and Jackie | @highway_robery

We make robes. Robes are dope. Robe-a-dope.

Pt. 1 here

Pt. 2 here

  Lauren Dunkin  |  @dopetoast   ATX Hand Pokes. I am like lots of 24 year olds trying to navigate through life doing something they love. I got lucky and am able to be a creative and make a living.

Lauren Dunkin | @dopetoast

ATX Hand Pokes. I am like lots of 24 year olds trying to navigate through life doing something they love. I got lucky and am able to be a creative and make a living.

 akki brathwaite  Paintings + Illustrations + Handmade Goods Made with love and fun   @by_akki

akki brathwaite

Paintings + Illustrations + Handmade Goods Made with love and fun

@by_akki

  Kathy Pastora |   @pinkandsilverfashion   Maker and Curator of Boho Treasures🌙 Crystals & Home Decor✂️New, Vintage & Handcrafted 🌵ATX ••> Traveling Fashion Truck 🚚💫 •

Kathy Pastora | @pinkandsilverfashion

Maker and Curator of Boho Treasures🌙 Crystals & Home Decor✂️New, Vintage & Handcrafted 🌵ATX ••> Traveling Fashion Truck 🚚💫 •

  Vanessa Vaught  |  @hattonhenry   Gorgeous leather dream bags Handmade in beautiful Texas

Vanessa Vaught | @hattonhenry

Gorgeous leather dream bags Handmade in beautiful Texas

 shay spaniola  Creative Soul. Owner of  @thebunglo  +  @shopindigoandsage    Pt. 1 here    Pt. 2 here

shay spaniola

Creative Soul. Owner of @thebunglo + @shopindigoandsage

Pt. 1 here

Pt. 2 here

 mischelle wade  Traveling henna gal   @moonchildmehndi

mischelle wade

Traveling henna gal

@moonchildmehndi

 Lys Santamaria  🎨 Artist - I paint with beads 💕Luxury Beadwork and Fine Art   @lys.artist

Lys Santamaria

🎨 Artist - I paint with beads 💕Luxury Beadwork and Fine Art

@lys.artist

  Marlena Jarjoura  |  @marlenajarjoura   🌵off grid homesteader in the juniper forest ▽making jewelry with my hands

Marlena Jarjoura | @marlenajarjoura

🌵off grid homesteader in the juniper forest ▽making jewelry with my hands

  Johanna Stark  |  @johannastark   Pattern loving illustrator from Malmö, Sweden.   Pt. 1 here    Pt. 2 here

Johanna Stark | @johannastark

Pattern loving illustrator from Malmö, Sweden.

Pt. 1 here

Pt. 2 here

  Amanda and Khiem  |  @akwoodanddesign   Furniture & Handmade Goods in Austin, TX   Pt. 1 here    Pt. 2 here

Amanda and Khiem | @akwoodanddesign

Furniture & Handmade Goods in Austin, TX

Pt. 1 here

Pt. 2 here

2017

  Tony Perez  | @ramonapress  Art focused production studio in Austin, Texas. Live Printing | Screenprint | Design | Murals  I am an artist and printmaker from a small town in Indiana and moved to Austin 5.5 years ago. I really enjoy skateboarding, pizza, going to the movies, and working with my hands. I believe in being as nice as possible and trying your best to do good work.

Tony Perez | @ramonapress

Art focused production studio in Austin, Texas. Live Printing | Screenprint | Design | Murals

I am an artist and printmaker from a small town in Indiana and moved to Austin 5.5 years ago. I really enjoy skateboarding, pizza, going to the movies, and working with my hands. I believe in being as nice as possible and trying your best to do good work.

  Rebecca Borrelli |   @becca_draws_atx   Home of the Austin Coloring Book, murals, and art classes in Austin, TX.

Rebecca Borrelli | @becca_draws_atx

Home of the Austin Coloring Book, murals, and art classes in Austin, TX.

  Arlo Bush  |  @northernfirbeard   All-natural quality goods handmade in Austin, Texas. #keepyourbeardhandsome

Arlo Bush | @northernfirbeard

All-natural quality goods handmade in Austin, Texas.#keepyourbeardhandsome

  TK Tunchez |   @lasofrendas   CREATRESS- healing art, flower crowns & gemstones y más

TK Tunchez | @lasofrendas

CREATRESS- healing art, flower crowns & gemstones y más

  Noah Marion  |  @noahmarionqualitygoods   LEATHER • ESPRESSO • CO-WORKING • HANDCRAFTED • TIMELESS •

Noah Marion | @noahmarionqualitygoods

LEATHER • ESPRESSO • CO-WORKING • HANDCRAFTED • TIMELESS •

  Lori Schneider  |  @thecupcakebar   We bring interactive dessert stations to your event! From cupcakes to doughnuts to caramel apples- we handle your sugar fix from start to finish!

Lori Schneider | @thecupcakebar

We bring interactive dessert stations to your event! From cupcakes to doughnuts to caramel apples- we handle your sugar fix from start to finish!

  Sam Wishlinski  |  @samwish3   maker of things ✨• plant obsessed 🌿• mama of one 💗• lover of baths 🛁 • daydreamer 🌚• • organic bath & body wonderfulness

Sam Wishlinski | @samwish3

maker of things ✨• plant obsessed 🌿• mama of one 💗• lover of baths 🛁 • daydreamer 🌚• • organic bath & body wonderfulness

  Rosemary Nolan |   @spreadandco   Founder of Spread & Co.: Cheese + charcuterie focused catering business located in ATX- creating artfully designed boards for all occasions + events of every size.  At SPREAD & CO., all our JAMS / MARMALADES, PICKLES, MUSTARDS + CRACKERS are made from scratch and rotate with the seasons. All other components are American-made and local whenever possible!

Rosemary Nolan | @spreadandco

Founder of Spread & Co.: Cheese + charcuterie focused catering business located in ATX- creating artfully designed boards for all occasions + events of every size.

At SPREAD & CO., all our JAMS / MARMALADES, PICKLES, MUSTARDS + CRACKERS are made from scratch and rotate with the seasons. All other components are American-made and local whenever possible!

  Steely Anderson  |  @bonvivantgiftboxes   Founder of Bonvivant Gift Boxes, thoughtfully curated gift boxes for every occasion.

Steely Anderson | @bonvivantgiftboxes

Founder of Bonvivant Gift Boxes, thoughtfully curated gift boxes for every occasion.

  Tiffany Ramsdell  |  @terribletiffany   Knot Maker | Nap Taker | Whiskey Lover

Tiffany Ramsdell | @terribletiffany

Knot Maker | Nap Taker | Whiskey Lover

  Brittany Merida |   @meridabbowties   MommyBoss 👑| Each Bow tie is Custom and Handmade |It’s a Bow tie Lifestyle

Brittany Merida | @meridabbowties

MommyBoss 👑| Each Bow tie is Custom and Handmade |It’s a Bow tie Lifestyle

  Stephanie McClenny |   @confituras   Maker of new world, small batch confitures and heritage grain biscuits - hecho a mano en austin, texas.

Stephanie McClenny | @confituras

Maker of new world, small batch confitures and heritage grain biscuits - hecho a mano en austin, texas.

  Courtney Harding Joyner  |  @brushstrokespottery   Hand Painted Gifts + a Mobile Pottery Studio (We travel, You paint!)

Courtney Harding Joyner | @brushstrokespottery

Hand Painted Gifts + a Mobile Pottery Studio (We travel, You paint!)

  Allie Biddle  |  @allie.biddle   hand stitched paper + joyful deskware

Allie Biddle | @allie.biddle

hand stitched paper + joyful deskware

  Mercedez Rex  |  @mercedezrexdesigns   Hand dyed textiles. A few of my favorite things: Science, Art preferably both at the same time.

Mercedez Rex | @mercedezrexdesigns

Hand dyed textiles. A few of my favorite things: Science, Art preferably both at the same time.

  Chloe Yingst  |  @chloejanemade   I’m an Austin-based watercolor illustrator inspired by flora, fauna, and the relationship between art and science.

Chloe Yingst | @chloejanemade

I’m an Austin-based watercolor illustrator inspired by flora, fauna, and the relationship between art and science.

  Hannah Parks  |  @hannahparksdesign   Illustrative jewelry handmade in Austin, TX 🇺🇸 Telling stories of joyful & authentic moments.

Hannah Parks | @hannahparksdesign

Illustrative jewelry handmade in Austin, TX 🇺🇸 Telling stories of joyful & authentic moments.

  Kelly Boyett |    @kellyboyettart    Live Painter | ATX & NOLA

Kelly Boyett | @kellyboyettart

Live Painter | ATX & NOLA

  Tony Avila & Axel Beverido  |  @onetacoaustin   Co-Owners of One Taco, Authentic Mexican Modern Taquería.  Food truck on West 6th | Brick & Mortars x2

Tony Avila & Axel Beverido | @onetacoaustin

Co-Owners of One Taco, Authentic Mexican Modern Taquería.

Food truck on West 6th | Brick & Mortars x2

  Jessica Blair  |  @galfridaybakes   Making magic with bomb scratch-made desserts and lush, colorful flowers 🌸🎂✨ Workshops | Dessert Orders

Jessica Blair | @galfridaybakes

Making magic with bomb scratch-made desserts and lush, colorful flowers 🌸🎂✨ Workshops | Dessert Orders

  Megan James |    @peachpaperdesign    Peach Paper & Design | Wedding Stationery + Small Business Branding | Watercolor painter. Ice cream enthusiast. Vintage obsessed.

Megan James | @peachpaperdesign

Peach Paper & Design | Wedding Stationery + Small Business Branding | Watercolor painter. Ice cream enthusiast. Vintage obsessed.

  Kyle Buttram & Steve Flores |    @pourandpress    A traveling cafe serving up handcrafted coffee & pastries in the Greater Austin area. Our vision is to provide support and opportunities to kids transitioning out of the foster care system, via employment, mentorship, and other life skills.

Kyle Buttram & Steve Flores | @pourandpress

A traveling cafe serving up handcrafted coffee & pastries in the Greater Austin area. Our vision is to provide support and opportunities to kids transitioning out of the foster care system, via employment, mentorship, and other life skills.

  Sloane Cotner |    @sloanenicolebeauty    Make-Up Artist | Jose Luis Salon & Boutique

Sloane Cotner | @sloanenicolebeauty

Make-Up Artist | Jose Luis Salon & Boutique

  Vero Higareda  |  @bracelets_spark   Every bracelet carries a different meaning to serve you as a reminder of hope and a tool to Spark conversations about mental health.

Vero Higareda | @bracelets_spark

Every bracelet carries a different meaning to serve you as a reminder of hope and a tool to Spark conversations about mental health.

  Tyler Ellis  |  @tyler_grayson_ellis   Author and Illustrator of Chimera  Chimera is a sci-fi, but it's also about family, regret, and the abuse of power, and it's also got a gay lead, which was important not only to me but also to my publisher ( @ComickerLLC ). The goal at Comicker is to push for a diverse body of work (lead characters who are ethnic, sexual, or gender minorities) in a field whose protagonists are traditionally straight white males.

Tyler Ellis | @tyler_grayson_ellis

Author and Illustrator of Chimera

Chimera is a sci-fi, but it's also about family, regret, and the abuse of power, and it's also got a gay lead, which was important not only to me but also to my publisher (@ComickerLLC). The goal at Comicker is to push for a diverse body of work (lead characters who are ethnic, sexual, or gender minorities) in a field whose protagonists are traditionally straight white males.

  Ashley Johns  |  @limitlessbracelets  &  @fierce.forward   I am a Goal Coach and creator of the Lifestyle Brand Fierce Forward and the Limitless Bracelets! It is my passion to help women create a roadmap to their fiercest life!

Ashley Johns | @limitlessbracelets & @fierce.forward

I am a Goal Coach and creator of the Lifestyle Brand Fierce Forward and the Limitless Bracelets! It is my passion to help women create a roadmap to their fiercest life!