This week, I've been spending some time in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
I was SO excited to be anywhere near Etsy HQ.
I really enjoyed the lecture, but economics being dry as it is, I headed out to find a place to wet my whistle.
Maybe a local bar with a show? A contortionist or two?
Maybe a tiny taxidermized mermaid?
Wait, What kind of bar is this?
This bar is known as The Counting Room, and tonight it was hosting the "Pop-Up Sideshow Bar." These steampunk enthusiasts use their flair for the dramatic to market the historical fiction graphic novel The Peerless Prodigies of P.T. Barnum.
But later that week, I was right back to Etsy Labs. The feel of the "Church of Craft" meet was a lot different from the "BK Tech Talks" meet, very estrogen rich.
This time I was ready for a little crafting.
This is the start to a kanzashi project I'm working on. I didn't get very far. Etsy closed shop at 8pm.
Next time: more food, sightseeing and art!