Thursday, June 27, 2013

Stick Puppet Workshop on Governors Island

Join me on Governors Island for a free and fun NYC themed workshop! I will teach you how to turn a simple drawing into an articulated stick puppet that you will color and assemble yourself.  All ages are welcome and all ages will enjoy!

What: NYC Themed Stick Puppets by M Ann M Creations
Who: Sponsored by Better Than Jam and ETSY New York
When: Saturday, July 6th and Saturday, August 10th (weather pending)
Time: 1-4 pm
Price: FREE! 
Where:  Nolan Park, Governors Island - House 16

The stick puppets were designed by M Ann M Creations specifically for this event and completed projects will be made available for purchase on ETSY after the July workshop.

Here is more information as taken from the Governors Island website

"For it's 3rd year, the Brooklyn boutique of all locally handmade products, will be bringing the creations of New York City's most talented artists and crafters.  Better Than Jam will be moving back into one of the beautiful and  historic houses of Nolan Park and the cute yellow victorian home will be filled with the work of talented people, who have created some amazing and original products just for the island shop.  Visitors will get to take home a tangible memento from their Governors Island visit—a souvenir that was designed and crafted nearby with the island in mind. FREE  family-friendly demonstrations and workshops on Saturdays 1-4, will be hosted by the Etsy New York Team, to teach visitors some of their skills, used in creating these unique products."


Thursday, June 6, 2013

New Hot Air Balloon ~ Millennial Vintage

This one-of-a-kind Millennial Vintage Hot Air Balloon was created to help raise funds for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Millennial Ball which is being held on June 18th at Marquee NYC. All proceeds (minus seller fees) from the sale of this balloon will benefit Gabrielle's Angel Foundation which was created by songwriter Denise Rich after the death of her daughter Gabrielle to acute myelogenous leukemia when she was just 27.

The Millennial Vinatage Hot Air Balloon measures about 15" tall and 9" wide. It was inspired by a popular vintage Hot Air Balloon image used in many decorating projects and party invitations. It is painted in red, white, blue, black and tan. A fabric floss net covers the top half of the balloon with string supports leading to the woven wood and paper basket. White paper sashes, a band of light brown paper string and creme colored basket weights finish off the design.

********** ABOUT THE EVENT ****************

The Millennial Ball 2.0 brings together some of the most influential and socially-minded young people in NYC for a night of music, dancing, and magic. Last year's event put more than 300 people in Lavo and raised $57,000 for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation with the help of sponsors and partner fundraisers. This year on June 18th, the Millennial Ball is going to Marquee NYC with more space, more sponsors, and bigger acts. This will be a red carpet event unlike any other and with your help, we can leave a mark in the fight against cancer.
Date: June 18, 2013 Location: Marquee NYC, 289 10th Avenue New York, NY (Between 26 / 27th Streets) Time: 9pm-midnight

For more information and to reserve a ticket for the event visit

*********** ABOUT THIS AUCTION ************

The Millennial Vintage Hot Air Balloon can be bid on at Etsy here:

1) Convo. me with your $bid amount. (The listing price will be continually updated for you to see what the highest bid is at the moment).
2) I will reply to let you know if that bid has been made by someone else or if you have dibs on the HAB so far.
3) The highest bidder will be announced on the day of the Millennial Ball, Tuesday, June 18.

1) The winner will pay the winning bid via Etsy.
2) Proceeds from the purchase price will go towards a Direct Donation to Gabrielle's Angel Foundation.
3) I will send you an official receipt to know that your donation has been made.
4) The Millennial Vintage Hot Air Balloon will be mailed to you!