FELIZ 2013

photo by Triple Max Tons FELIZ is back and happening this weekend in Austin! I am so excited for this year's new line up, including such talent like Tiro Tiro, Fail, Hey Murphy, Alyson Fox, Proud Mary, and so many more. I started FELIZ last year with my friend Abby Powell Thompson, and it's grown into so much more than I had dreamed. I am extremely grateful to the multi-talented Leigh Patterson and Laura Uhlir who took the reins this year and have done such a beautiful job.

The weekend kicks off on Saturday evening with a launch party at Public School (1021 E. 7th St) from 5-8pm, with cocktails and food provided by Salt & Time. There will be a silent auction of FELIZ goods on Saturday, with all proceeds benefiting our friends at Girls Guild. The big event takes place this Sunday from 10-6pm at the Palm Door (401 Sabine St, Austin, TX) and is free to attend. They'll be drinks, sunny skies, beautiful wares, and I hope to see you there, friends.

FELIZ workshop with Studio Choo

Ya'll have heard me rave about the ladies of Studio Choo, Jill & Alethea. This talented duo has a new book out, the Flower Recipe Book, and are embarking on a book tour this week. I'm excited to announce that they'll be coming to Austin and teaching a FELIZ workshop on making flower crowns this Saturday afternoon at Rosewood Collective (1223 Rosewood Ave).

We only have a few spots left, so book your ticket now! In addition to learning how to make flower crowns, workshop attendees will also receive a copy of their book, making it a real deal for only $35. Afterwards, we'll party it up with floral-infused cocktails and a book signing to celebrate Jill & Alethea's trip.

Stay tuned for some other exciting workshop announcements from Canoe soon!

FELIZ thoughts

Feliz Sale by Triple Max Tons FELIZ just ended. Truly and with all my heart, it was a life-affirming weekend. Gathering artists that you've admired, some for years, some for months, into the same space and letting them share their stories and work was a privilege. There was such a collection of talent, strength, personality, humor, and love in this room that I was just overwhelmed. Here are some beautiful images by Triple Max Tons of the Sunday sale. I'll have more to say once the dust settles, but, for now, enjoy some of the beauty of the weekend.

Feliz Sale by Triple Max Tons

Leah Duncan, Callie Thompson

Feliz Sale by Triple Max Tons

Stone & Honey

Feliz Sale by Triple Max Tons

Stone & Honey, Shanna Murray

Feliz Sale by Triple Max Tons

Leah Duncan


FELIZ Kicks Off Tonight

Canoe leather ornaments for West Elm Party Hi friends, sorry for the radio silence this last week. The studio has been in overdrive as we get ready for FELIZ, which kicks off tonight at West Elm Austin (1011 West 5th Street)!! Tonight's party runs from 6-8pm and I do hope you can make it out.

I've been working on tooled leather holiday ornaments, which I will be customizing for folks at the party tonight from 6-7pm.  Here's a photo of the ornaments just after being tooled--some are still drying (hence the darker leather). I'll be taking orders to add your initials or a friend's to these tonight, then dying/sealing them over the weekend. The final finished ornaments will be ready for pick up on Sunday at the big FELIZ sale on Sunday.

Speaking of Sunday, I'll have the entire Luna Collection with me for sale at the show, plus old favorites like the tooled key chains and other great gift items. Below is a small sampling of the blue Vortex wallets I'm bringing, also available in black, too. Can't wait to share these with folks and meet everyone!

Canoe Vortex wallets