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Craftcation Conference

Dear Handmade Life

Wednesday, April 26 - Sunday, April 30

Ventura Beach Marriott

2055 Harbor Blvd.

Ventura, CA 93001


Join us for this annual 4-day business and makers conference featuring industry professionals leading attendees in hands-on craft and food workshops, lectures and panels on creative business. Craftcation celebrate makers, creativity and ignites the entrepreneurial spirit while providing a space for strengthening creative skills and building meaningful community. Register for Craftcation and watch for details in your inbox for instructions on signing up for Kimberly's workshop electives:

Hand Lettering with Art Pens

Wednesday, April 26 - 2-3:30 p.m.


Freehand Watercolor Patterns

Sunday, April 30 - 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.


Photo of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County Main Gallery

Mark My Words Art Exhibition

March 31 - May 27, 2017

Exhibition Preview: March 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Galleries open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

Main Gallery, Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building
601 Lake Ave.,

Lake Worth, FL 33460

The use of language has evolved dramatically with the advancement of technology and the way in which it influences our lives. Texting and emails have replaced older methods of communication. New words and phrases have been added to our lexicon. This special exhibition will feature 17 artists whose work centers on words including two collaborations by the makers of Sage Words:

Jet Widick, poetry

Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell, hand lettering and illustration

Kristen Alden, creative direction and design

Graphic: The State of Making - An Online Summit, March 9-24,

The State of Making: An Online Summit

The Academy of Handmade

March 9-24, 2017

10-11:15 a.m.

Join us for a free online summit March 9-24 with the Academy of Handmade. The summit features 6 weekly sessions with 12 makers and handmade business experts:

  • Holiday Post-Mortem (Thursday, March 9)

  • Craft Shows, Trunk Shows, Pop-Ups & Booths (Friday, March 10)

  • Packaging (Thursday, March 16)

  • Alternate Income Streams (Friday, March 17)

  • Products and Product Lines (Thursday, March 23)

  • The Maker Perspective (Friday, March 24)


Kimberly will be featured in The Maker Perspective on March 24, 10-11:15 p.m. PST.

Hear from handmade experts on what they learned in 2016 and how they're moving into 2017.

Graphic: The Guild - Connecting Creatives in the Inland Empire, Events

The Guild: Creative Spotlight

Wednesday, March 1

6:30 p.m.

The Orange Space
19 E. Citrus Ave., Suite 201

Redlands, CA 92373

Join the makers of Sage Words and Sage Spirit (February 2017) for a candid conversation about managing a meaningful 3-way creative collaboration. They'll share the story of the project's inception, a glimpse into their individual roles and creative processes, and what they learned along the way that made for an even stronger collaboration moving into their second book.

Jet Widick, poetry

Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell, hand lettering and illustration

Kristen Alden, creative direction and design


ABOUT: The Guild is an organization with a focus on connecting creatives by providing a space for artists to gather together for inspiration, collaboration and conversation. The Guild was founded on the inspiration of Impressionist artists in 19th-century Paris and the 1930's Oxford literary group, The Inklings, which resulted in an explosion of one of the most influential art movements in history. The Guild is organized by Erin Wilbanks and Paul Gernetzke.


Photo of the "Sage Spirit" book launch part at Community Brains Art Gallery

Sage Spirit Book Launch Party

Saturday, Feb. 25

8 p.m.


Community Brains Art Gallery

158 W. Third Street

Pomona CA 91766

Join us at the Community Brains art gallery for an evening of art and good company to celebrate the launch of our passion project, Sage Spirit.

We’d love to celebrate this meaningful milestone with you over music, merriment and wine. This classy evening includes a poetry reading, Q&A with all three Sage-makers (ask us anything about the artistic process, orchestrating a 3-way collaboration, etc.), screening of our “Poetry in Motion” spoken word animated shorts, book signing, and raffle.


The Sage books are filled with original poetry by Jet Widick of Gluten Free Sage, hand lettering and illustration by Kimberly Taylor-Pestell of Lacelit, and creative direction and design by Kristen Alden of North Coast Post. Learn more about the Sage books.


Photo of Belle's Nest

Book Signing at Belle's Nest

Saturday, February 25

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Belle's Nest
55 N. Baldwin Ave.

Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Join the makers of Sage Words and Sage Spirit (February 2017) for a special book signing at the loveliest shop in my hometown of Sierra Madre. Belle's Nest is a thoughtful brick and mortar shop infused with goods handmade by local and regional artists. Owners, sisters, and makers themselves, Gloria and Elena, have built something truly remarkable in their intentional space. Join us for this intimate book signing and enjoy all the wonders of Belle's Nest.

Jet Widick, poetry

Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell, hand lettering and illustration

Kristen Alden, creative direction and design

Animated GIF illustrated by Kimberly: Renegade Craft Fair, Dec. 10-11, 10am-5pm, Grand Park, Los Angeles

Renegade Craft Fair

December 10 + 11

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grand Park
200 N. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Visit Lacelit and Mia & Mac at Booth #1 (see vendor map below). Renegade is a celebration of DIY featuring maker-designed goods, inspired surroundings, interactive features, artisanal food and drink, lively music and good vibes.

Need to polish off your holiday shopping? Shop from hundreds of unique and talented artisans, then get in the holiday spirit with seasonal food + drink, hands-on craft workshops, immersive features, special events and more.


Graphic: Grand Park Map with Lacelit's booth location
Illustration by Kimberly: Jackalope Art Fair, Nov. 12 & 13, 10am-5pm, Central Park, Pasadena

Jackalope Arts Fair

Saturday, Nov. 12

Sunday, Nov. 13

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Central Park, Old Pasadena
275 S. Raymond Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91105


Visit Lacelit at Booth #105 (see map below) for a special 2-day arts fair featuring over 200 local artisans, crafters and DIY enthusiasts. The Jackalope Arts Fair brings locally handcrafted goods to the community with an emphasis on quality artistry.


Enjoy a wide variety of handmade goods including original jewelry, fashion, ceramics, paper goods, home decor and housewares, photography and more.


Get your craft on with a series of free hands-on workshops taking place throughout the weekend.


Graphic: Central Park Map with Lacelit's booth location
Printing press illustration by Kimberly: Los Angeles Printer's Fair, Save the Date, Saturday, Oc. 1, 10am-5pm, International Printing Museum, Carson, California, Booth #18

General Admission:

Adults ($10)

Students/Seniors ($8)

Children under 12 ($5)

8th Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair

Celebrating Letterpress, Book Arts and Paper


Saturday, Oct. 1

10 a.m.-5 p.m.


International Printing Museum

315 W. Torrance Blvd.

Carson, CA 90745

Find Lacelit at Booth #18



Join Kimberly for Lacelit's public debut of the fall collection. Get first dibs on 38 new designs including illustrated greeting cards, stationery, post cards, art prints and 2017 calendars.

▻ Handmade marketplace of over 70 artists and printmakers

▻ Museum gallery tours and type casting

▻ Hands-on printing and letterpress

▻ Paper making with Colin Brown

▻ Letterpress swap meet with antique letterpress equipment.

▻ Tribute to vinyl records with an exhibition of the 52-year historic collection of printed vinyl sleeves from Stoughton Printing Company,
America's premier record jacket printing company.

▻ Travel back in time to a working print shop in the 50s to see a vast collection of wood and metal type and printing presses. Enjoy having your name cast in metal on a working linotype.

▻ Edibles and digestibles will be available for purchase.

Illustration by Kimberly: Visit Lacelit at the Handmade Holiday Boutique, Dec. 3 & 4, Pasadena

Handmade Holiday Boutique


Thursday, Dec. 3 (4-10 p.m.)
Friday, Dec. 4 (10 a.m.-10 p.m.)


First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, Gymnasium
3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107


Visit Lacelit at Paz Naz's annual Handmade Holiday Boutique in Pasadena. Get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting local artists and small businesses at the same time!

The Gingerbread Cafe will be open with heart-warming soups, sandwiches, salads, hot cocoa and other festive treats.

Illustration by Kimberly: The Makery's Etsy Craft Party, June 5 & 6, 6 creative stations including Watercolor Art Prints with Kimberly Taylor-Pestell of Lacelit


The Makery's Etsy Craft Party

Evening 1: Friday, June 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Evening 2: Saturday, June 6, 7-10 p.m.


Register online



423 S. Brookhurst St.

Anaheim, CA 92804


Get your craft on with 6 hands-on workshop stations: Geometric watercolor art prints, weaving, himmeli ornament/air plant holder, painted fabric banner, and felt rosette brooch.


Take in the curated weavers and fiber artists gallery and enjoy a wine reception preceding the party from 5:30pm to 6:30 p.m. both evenings.

Bring a picnic or grab a bite from a local food truck parked right outside Community's beautiful venue.

All party guests receive a special gift bag to take home.


This year, the Makery is celebrating Etsy sellers attendees with a special badge of recognition. Be sure to bring your business cards!


Geometric Watercolor Print Workshop Kimberly Taylor-Pestell, Lacelit


Make a freehand geometric watercolor art print. Learn how to choose a color palette and use both negative and positive space to create beautiful geometric patterns.

Graphic: Jackalope Arts logo

Jackalope Arts Fair

Saturday, April 25

Sunday, April 26

11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Central Park, Old Pasadena
275 S. Raymond Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91105

Find Lacelit at booth #174 (near rose garden)


Visit Lacelit at this special 2-day arts fair featuring over 200 local artisans, crafters and DIY enthusiasts. The Jackalope Arts Fair brings locally handcrafted goods to the community with an emphasis on quality artistry. Check out the full vendor list.


Enjoy a wide variety of indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, ceramics and paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, photography and much more.


Get your craft on with a series of free hands-on workshops taking place throughout the weekend, including natural dye demonstrations, sewing lessons and an assortment of art classes.


Image: Smitten on Paper photo montage of pop-up vendor's products
Image: 114 E. Lemon Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Graphic: #SHOPSMALL 11/29

Smitten on Paper's Etsy Pop Up Shop

Saturday, Nov. 29

11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Lacelit is being featured at a local Etsy Pop Up Shop put on by Smitten on Paper at their brand new brick and mortar shop in Old Town Monrovia.

Smitten on Paper
114 E. Lemon Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
Map and directions

Celebrate Small Business Saturday and start off the holiday season with a delightful gathering connecting local creatives with the community. Kick off your holiday shopping with an assortment of handcrafted goods, and enjoy live

music by Faith Shaw. Check out a sneak peek of the featured artists, and we hope to see you there!

Visit Lacelit's Facebook event page for updates!

Graphic: Smitten on Paper map
Photo of Lacelit's booth set-up


Handmade Holiday Boutique

Thursday, Dec. 4

Friday, Dec. 5

4-10 p.m.


First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, Gymnasium

3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Pasadena, CA 91107


Handmade crafts, festive foods and unique holiday gifts. The Gingerbread Cafe will be open and offering soups, sandwiches, salads, hot cocoa and other delicious treats.


Photo of Lacelit's booth set-up

St. Joseph's Christmas Craft Boutique

Sunday, Nov. 16

8 a.m.-3 p.m.


St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph's Hall
877 N. Campus Ave.

Upland, CA 91786


Join Lacelit for a day of craft vendors, music, food, visits with Santa and a festive holiday raffle.

Photo of Lacelit's booth set-up
Graphic: Lacelit at the Claremont Village Venture, Oct. 25, 9am-5pm

Claremont Village Venture

Saturday, October 25

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Claremont, CA


Mark your calendars to visit Lacelit at the 33rd Annual Claremont Village Venture Arts and Crafts Faire this October!


Find Lacelit at the intersection of Yale Ave. and First St., Space #551 (refer to map below)






The Village Venture is a delightful way to spend a Saturday. Charming Claremont Village will be filled with over 500 arts and crafts booths, local businesses and eateries. Come enjoy autumn outdoors, get a head start on your holiday shopping, and support local artists and small businesses at the same time!

Photo recap of Lacelit's time at the Village Venture:

Graphic: Lacelit at the Sierra Madre Art Walk, June 6, 5-9pm
Photo of Lacelit's booth set-up
Photo of cards in a lace basket

Sierra Madre Art Walk

Friday, June 6

5-9 p.m.

Sierra Madre, CA


Deb Doumitt, a friend and owner of the charming gift shop in downtown Sierra Madre, invited me to be her featured artist for an evening of art and community. I'm incredibly honored and excited for Lacelit to be a part of this lovely tradition in my old hometown.

Join fellow art enthusiasts for a delightful evening, and stop by to see us along the Art Walk route at 24 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Suite B, Sierra Madre. Refer to the map below for our exact location.







ABOUT B.LA: is a charming shop filled with eclectic gifts and cleverness. Unique greeting cards, jewelry, soaps, decor, journals, books, children's items and much more.

Lacelit is paperworks and life goods company featuring original ink and watercolor designs by Kimberly Taylor-Pestell. Products include stationery, greeting cards, art prints, and hand-painted journals, clocks and tree hearts.

Sierra Madre Art Walk

Downtown Sierra Madre will bustle with creativity as artists and musicians join with over twenty local businesses to celebrate art and community.

Meet local artists, enjoy live music and visit local businesses. Original works of art including paintings, photography, stationery, prints, jewelry, wood carvings, pottery, textiles, sculptures and more will be available to view and purchase. Local musicians will add to the ambiance of the wonderful summer evening, and the restaurants of Sierra Madre will be serving up their finest.


Flyer Graphic: Via Crucis. Exploring the intersection of art and faith. List of featured artists.
Photo of Kimberly's original painting, "Injustice"

Via Crucis Art Exhibition

Friday, April 18

7 p.m.-midnight


The Tribe LA
651 Clover St., Los Angeles, CA 90031


An ink and water color painting created especially for this exhibition along with a collaboration piece created with my sister, Brittany Taylor, will be included in the 2014 Via Crucis art exhibition in Los Angeles on Good Friday. Both pieces center on the theme of "injustice."

In the Middle Ages, followers of Christ traveled to the Holy Land to visit the actual sites associated with his “passion” (the events surrounding the death of Christ). They walked the Via Crucis or “Way of the Cross.” This journey was costly and many could not make the trek. Upon returning home, sojourners would construct replicas of the places they had visited in order for others to experience it as well. Tableaus were created--sculptures, paintings, artifacts and images depicted the places they had seen.

In the mid-fifteenth century, the word “station” was first used for these types of interactive depictions of Christ’s journey to the cross. “Station” comes from the Latin statio, “to stare” or “to stand.” In this historical context, it meant "to stop and look."

About the Exhibit
Artists from various faith backgrounds have created pieces or collaborations for each of the fourteen stations. The exhibit includes a variety of works that embrace varying perspectives, doubts and questions. The exhibit is intended to create a multifaceted space for contemplation and dialogue regarding the intersection of art and faith. The hope is for it to serve as a meditative space where people can come and engage with the artwork that has been presented through action, dialogue and contemplation. All are welcome.

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