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First Show of the Year!

Just wrapped up two hot and sticky days at Detroit Maker Faire!

Reusable water balloons were a big, big, BIG success. Yay! I loved watching people test out the water balloons (of course, I had a bowl full of water with balloons in it to try out. I expected all the kids to throw them at each other…. but actually, adults tended to throw them at each other more than the kids. 🤣

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Laser cut all the things!!!

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Weeee! I am so excited!!!! I FINALLY had the chance to try my hand at laser cutting and engraving. This week, I took my fiancé on a date night to Factory Two, the maker space in Flint and it was the best date night idea I’ve had in a long time.

Before heading to the maker space, we stopped for tacos – our go to meal for date nights. Mmm tacos. After our bellies were full of deliciousness, we headed over to Factory Two. There we learned how to use inkscape (the program we would use to draw our projects), saw a few of our friends, learned how to run the laser cutting/engraving machine AND got a tour of the wood shop in the maker space.

The beautifully designed keychain above is what I made. I can’t wait to perfect my art and make a million more of them to hand out to people at market. 😉

People may think that Flint is a struggling community without a lot of resources – and they would be right. But we are also a struggling community with a STRONG arts/maker community. I’m so happy to be a part of that community and I can’t wait to see what everyone does next.

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