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11 11 14 East Austin Studio Tour Guide

If you live in Austin, it’s time to head east for the East Austin Studio Tour. E.A.S.T. is an annual event where TONS of incredible artists and makers open their doors and let you see their workspaces. Plus, most everything is for sale so it’s the perfect time to start some early Christmas shopping.

The amount of places to visit can be a little overwhelming so I thought I’d post a quick guide of the 15 stops I’ll be making during the tour.

E.A.S.T. runs from November 15–16 and 22–23 this year and the free guide book, with a full list of artists, is available at most Austin Public Libraries.

I’d recommend calling ahead of time, though, because there are limited copies at each location.

 
Kate LeSueur

↑ No. 1 / Kate LeSueur and Mia Caramaros

Photography and Painting
Agave Print, 1312 Cesar Chavez Street
Opening reception Nov. 14th, 7–9 / Exhibit runs through Dec. 5th

I’m excited to see these works side by side—the photographs and paintings compliment each other perfectly. The opening party is this Friday, November 14th, 7–9. I’ll be there with bells on to support these two friends!
 
 
Canoe Goods at Canopy

↑ No. 2 / Canopy studios

Multiple Studios with Various Mediums
916 Springdale Road

If you make one stop during the tour, this would be it. Tons of the best makers are in the Canopy Studios. A few to mention are Studio SloMo, Canoe (pictured above), Keith Kreeger, Elizabeth Chiles, Son of a Sailor, Eliana Bernard, WPA and Pollen Floral Art.
 

No. 3 / Arts and Recreation

Screen Printing and Mixed Media
2604 Cesar Chavez Street, Ste 1
 

No. 4 / Fisterra Studio

Multiple studios with various mediums
1200 East 2nd Street
 
 
Michael Yates

↑ No. 5 / Fort Tillery

Multiple Studios with Various Mediums
618 Tillery Street

Another stop with a handful of great makers. Michael Yates and Derek Mulch are two furniture designers I’m excited to see.
 

No. 6 / Hatch Workshop

Wood and Steel Furniture
641 Tillery Street
 
 
Nola Parker

↑ No. 7 / Sara Vanderbeek and Nola Parker

Painting, Gouche and Printmaking
Artpost, 4704 Cesar Chavez Street
 

No. 8 / Paleo Denim

Denim and Leather
Flatfork Studio, 1406 Smith Road, Ste E
 

No. 9 / Adrian Aguilera

Collage, Painting and Mixed Media
912 Bret Lane, Unit B
 

No. 10 / MakeATX

Lasercutting
1109 Shady Lane, Studio 1
 

No. 11 / ARTATX presents three artists—Lejeune, Uloang, Slusher

Collage, Mixed Media and Photography
Saturday, November 15th, 10–6 (only)
3121 East 12th Street
 
 
Jen Moulten

By Peter Leighton

↑ No. 12 / Flatbed Building and Photo Methode Gallery

Multiple Studios with Various Mediums
2832 East MLK Jr. Blvd.

A warehouse of artists with mediums that range from lithography, illustration, jewelry and photography. A few to see are Jen Moulton, Peter Leighton, Becky Murphy and Chelsea Jones.
 

No. 13 / Sertado Copper and Guests

Copper, Metals and Woodwork
3615 Oak Springs Drive
 

No. 14 / Bryan Schutmaat and Matthew Genitempo at Farewell Books

Photography
913 Cesar Chavez Street
 
 
Byron & Blue : Photo by Julie Cope

↑ No. 15 / Studium Grand Opening

908 East 5th Street, #106 (next to Brew & Brew)
Grand opening is on Saturday Nov. 15th, 10–10

A new space combining retail, gallery and live performances in a cool old warehouse. This Saturday, they’ll be hosting a few bands from 3–9pm.

10 31 14 Happy Halloween!

I spent today in a photo booth, capturing the perfect crop of my Amélie Zorro costume.

Happy Halloween, friends! Enjoy yourself tonight.

Amélie Zorro

05 25 14 I'm a Jones Now

That’s right. I’m a Jones now!!

Three weeks ago today, my long time partner, Cameron, and I got hitched! It was the wedding of our dreams—an outdoor private ceremony at the Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, just the two of us. Well, except for the judge, Bob Perkins, and photographer and friend, Brooke Schwab.

Brooke has a pair of magic eyes and created a beautiful collection of images that we’ll covet forever. Here are a handful of my favorites.

Cheers to love and partnerships.

—Chelsea Fullerton Jones

The Joneses / Go Forth Creative

The Joneses / Go Forth Creative
 
 

The Joneses / Go Forth Creative

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The Joneses / Go Forth Creative

The Joneses / Go Forth Creative

The Joneses / Go Forth Creative
 
 

The Joneses / Go Forth Creative

The Joneses / Go Forth Creative
 
 

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The Joneses / Go Forth Creative
 
 

The Joneses / Go Forth Creative

01 09 14 New Work / The Nouveau Romantics

Gold foil on a extra thick grey card stock with painted edges. Need I say more?

I had the pleasure of designing the new logo marks and business card for The Nouveau Romantics, a full service event planning company in Austin. If you spend just one minute on their site, you’ll see how incredibly talented Elizabeth Lewis and her team are.

Before I went to the drawing board, Elizabeth and I had a few conversations about what she envisioned, what she wanted and what she needed. I drew a lot of inspiration from looking at her work and the name itself, “nouveau” and “romantic”.

The results are a classic logo with a custom (and quite romantic) swash in leg of the letter “R”. The logo mark, seen on the front of the business card, is more modern. I brought the letters “TNR” together to create a bold, seamless graphic.

I loved executing this project and working with Elizabeth. She had a clear vision but also allowed me to design freely.

Are you in need of a new logo and think we’d make a good (design) match? Email me and let’s talk about your project!

01 08 14 New Work / Carleen and Grown-up Shoes

In a perfect world, I would have blogged about these images in August. Instead, you’re getting
to see this summer series during a polar vortex.
I hope it warms you up or help you dream of your next summer vacation.

Ana from Grown-up Shoes brought me on to photograph her in some striking pieces from her friend Carleen’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

We chose a park in Austin that had plenty of wildflowers and overgrown grass. The results are soft and dreamy, much like Carleen’s clothes.

*This series was featured on Refinery 29!
Click here to see all the pictures from the shoot.

Summer Dreamin' / Go Forth Creative & Grown-up Shoes

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This last image didn’t make the R29 cut but it’s too cute of Ana not to share.