Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Studio Visit With Madeleine Dodge

Madeleine is one of the most inspiring people I know. She is thoughtful, kind, intelligent, and has raised three wonderful boys (one of which to whom I am fortunate to be married). She radiates beauty and light.

 Madeleine is also a life-long practicing artist, and is devoted to her work as a creator. When we were in Denver for Christmas, I asked to go to her studio. It was a visit that was very much overdue. 

 There are few things I love more than being able to get a glimpse into the creative process of others, and this studio visit was especially meaningful and exciting for me. I hope you enjoy these images of our time together.

As we close 2013, and enter the New Year, I wish you many fulfilling, creative, moments in 2014. 

(Thank you Madeleine).


Monday, December 30, 2013

After reading the print article on Mark Borthwick in the Spring '13 issue of Inventory Magazine , I've been inspired to take more photographs on my "real" camera again, and to utilize this space more.
Maybe even take film photographs... who knows (that's half the fun!)? 

All photographs above taken by me, in December, 2013.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ReSTORE LA: Book Stand & Jordan Sullivan

Jordan Sullivan, Untitled (The Arctic Sea), 2013
BOOK STAND Presents:
A Reading by Jordan Sullivan

Los Angeles-based photographer Jordan Sullivan reads from his newly released book, The Young Earth.
Through meditations on death, the loss of youth, and the beauty and complications that come with love and friendship, The Young Earth, explores how two men attempt to move on and find courage and calm in the face of oncoming tragedy.
The reading will take place after the sun sets, by candlelight.
Free to attend.

Thursday, November 21st
6 - 8PM

BOOK STAND @ Ermie x Weltenbuerger
for The Hammer Museum's
Arts ReStore LA Urban Renewal Project
1000 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Photos 1-8 by Ava Alamshah

How can it be week three already of Arts ReSTORE LA and our Pop-Up? Time Flies...

Here are a few photos of our opening party, of the shop in general, of our Macrame/ Airplant workshop with Jo Abellera and Robin Charlotte, and of or Band/Film Night with the Golden Peacocks/ Britt Browne/ and Guillaume Wolf at the Hammer Art Museum!

More great press by Su Wu of I'm Revolting for Sight Unseen!

Monday, November 11, 2013

ReSTORE LA: Weaving Workshop with Linnaea Saunders

Join textile artist Linnaea Saunders (Ella Borealis Looms) Sunday Nov.17th, from 1-4pm, at the ERMIE X Weltenbuerger ReSTORE L.A. pop up shop in Westwood Village, Los Angeles.
Learn how to design and create your own woven necklace with three versatile techniques on Linnaea's handmade looms.

All levels of experience (ages 12 years +) are welcome and all materials are provided with the workshop fee.

Pre-registration is required. Please go here to register!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ERMIE x Weltenbuerger Arts ReSTORE Press!!

What a whirlwhind!
The ERMIE x Weltenbuerger Pop Up is officially open for business:)

Please take a look at some of the great press that we have already received! 

October 30, 2013, LA Weekly, Arts ReSTORE article

November 1, 2013, Los Angeles Magazine, Arts ReSTORE post

Please do come visit- we have some great workshops and free events going on this weekend, with more to come over the next few weeks. 

Huge, HUGE Thanks to everyone who has stopped by, made purchases, and contributed to this great project.


ReSTORE LA: Workshop with Lauren Spencer King

ERMIE X Weltenbuerger is pleased to announce:


This is an active breathwork mediation and drawing workshop with artist Lauren Spencer King.
Expression and creativity are short cuts to healing. Learn how to awaken and connect to your inner passion, tap into a flow of energy that allows for momentum and productivity, and clear creative blocks.
Thursday, November 14th
bring a yoga mat or blanket and a notebook
space is limited, registration required
all ages welcome
no drawing experience needed

Go here for additional information and to register!

ReSTORE LA //FRIDAY 11/8/13: An Evening of Film & Music!

This Friday 11/8/13, 5:30-8:00 PM!
The Hammer Art Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90024

Organized by Jennifer Parry Dodge of ERMIE x Weltenberger.

ERMIE presents a screening of Britt Browne’s short film, Jean de Oro, followed by a performance by the Golden Peacocks, and finally a screening of Guillaume Wolf’s The Circle Experiment. The evening will culminate in a short Q & A with the filmmakers.
This event is FREE and open to the Public, and will take place at the Annex at the Hammer Art Museum. Arrive early as seating is limited. Part of the Arts ReSTORE LA initiative.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

ReSTORE LA: KKIBO & Robin Charlotte Macrame/Air Plant Workshop

ERMIE x Weltenbuerger is thrilled for KKIBO to be a part of  our Pop Up Shop in Westwood next month, in conjunction with the Hammer Museum's Arts ReStore LA Urban Renewal Project.

In this 2 1/2 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of macrame knots to make your own hanging basket/planter!  Beginners (and kids ages 10+) welcome; no previous experience necessary. In addition, Robin Humphrey of Robin Charlotte Design Studio will be guiding us through the magical world of airplants. 

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7th, 5:30 to 8pm. WHERE: 1000 Westwood Blvd, LA, CA 90024.

Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Workshop fee: $65. Click here to sign up!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

ReSTORE LA: Cheryl Cambras Crochet Workshop

In Participation with the Hammer Museum's Arts ReSTORE LA project, textile artist Cheryl Cambras will be teaching a crochet workshop!

Join her Sunday, Nov.10, from 2:30-5pm, at the ERMIE x Weltenbuerger Pop- Up Shop in Westwood Village, Los Angeles, as she teaches the basics of crochet. 

Learn how to design and begin your own project with the ripple stitch.
All levels of experience are welcome and materials are included in the workshop fee of $65. 

 Registration is required to attend.
Ages 12 years and older only, please.

Workshop spots are limited! Please go here to register.

Arts ReSTORE LA: ERMIE x Weltenbuerger Pop Up!

 ERMIE is pleased to announce that we have been invited along with Weltenbuerger to create a Pop-Up Shop for The Hammer Museum’s Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood! Our Shop will feature the work of over 40 artists and designers from Los Angeles and California, across the United States, and various international locales. Workshops and multimedia events will also be part of the Pop-Up.

 This project aims to re-energize Westwood Village with the creative force of local Angeleno artisans and craftspeople. From November 1st to 24th, the Hammer will fill select empty storefronts, donated by the property owners to this project, with an array of artisan vendors. With its accompanying events and workshops, the Arts ReSTORE pop up village will provide the neighborhood with a new retail experience. For more information on Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood, including operating hours, a directory of participants, and a list of events, go to ArtsReSTORE.LA

Thursday, September 12, 2013

French Woad/ Bleu De Lectoure

One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling within a foreign country, is exploring it's local crafts. In France, outside of Toulouse, we had the opportunity to visit Bleu De Lectoure, a workshop that uses woad (the plants pictured in image #2, above) to produce textiles and other goods. 

Woad was a huge industry in this area, long ago, before indigo was introduced from the far east. Now, only a handful of workshops and artisans use woad, but like indigo and other natural dyes, appreciation of and applications for this art form is growing. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Couldn't get enough of the sunflower fields in France! Magic.

ERMIE Indigo Dyed Silk/Rayon Caftan available by special order. Inquire at helloermie(at)gmail(dot)com for pricing and details :)