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Apr 24, 2008

It's Indie-mart's Bday!

Here's the scoop for this weekend's Indie-Mart from the hostess with the mostess (Kelly Malone):

Yay I'm on the flier!

Before we take a few months off and come back in the summer, come check out the best in local designers, silk screeners, handmade, vintage & much more for the ladies and the fellas. Get some stiff drinks, cheap beers, tasty snacks and check out some eye candy (meow). Then hang out for our anniversary after party featuring The Greening and other local bands we love! Beats by Lovedust and welcoming back our friend, Broke Ass Stuart back to San Francisco. Free admission to the Indie Mart and $8 admission to the after party & show (half off for vendors OR with a reciept from an Indie Mart purchase. Come out and support local designers and have some fun in the Mish this Sunday!

Misison Indie Mart & Anniversary After Party/ Show
1-7pm Indie Mart
8pm Show & after party
12 Galaxies
22nd & Mission
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Apr 13, 2008

Save the Date!

My sister is getting married! Being the awesome, supportive sister that she is she wants to incorporate Vivi Dot as much as possible. This started out with the save the date cards. I've always thought that magnets that can act a reminder for the details of the wedding are a great thing to include with save the date cards. I thought I'd put a Vivi Dot twist to what's normally a flat business card sized magnet. My sister went to Paper Source (one of my favorites) and designed the note card with the '3 dots' in mind. She let me know what she wanted each magnet to say and then let me run with the rest of it. Here are some photos of the process and the finished product too:

UPDATE: related post located here.

Vivi Dot workspace:

We chose the round paper source labels for the addresses to keep the 'dot' theme consistent.

The finished product:

Save the date magnets- close up:
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Apr 12, 2008

Fallen Heroes Project

My friend Andrea went to a fund raiser dinner for the Fallen Heroes Project last night and the cause is definitely worth spreading the word about.

Michael Reagan, an internationally-recognized portrait artist, has a goal of creating a portrait of every soldier who has died in the war. So far he's created 1100 portraits for the families who have lost a loved one. At the event he shared many unbelievable stories about the circumstances in which he's created the portraits. One for a widow so her husband could be with her when she gave birth do their baby and another of a father with his baby that he was never able to meet.

The artist creates every portrait for free, but needs help raising money for supplies. Check out his site, spread the word, donate, or do anything you can to help this bipartisan and inspirational cause.

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Apr 8, 2008

Vivi Dot Online Store

After many months of getting pushed to the bottom of my todo list, I've FINALLY added new items to my online store! I have a long way to go, but I'm happy to be at a point where I'm not embarrassed to send traffic in that direction.

It's a lot more work than I first realized! Take photos, crop photos, upload photos, write descriptions, QA, and publish all changes. That's not even counting what goes into making everything!

Next on the list: Update my main site (ViviDotOnline.com) to integrate my store and blog as well as make some enhancements I've recently learned about that will help my search engine optimization rankings. I'm confident that I can cross this one off my never ending list much faster than the last.

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