Thursday, October 8, 2009

Photos from Dustbowl...

Long over due...
Early morning street view.
We were amazed and thankful for the
PERFECT weather and all the great people that
came out to support our artists and musicians.
Cut Out & Collect, Pamela Michelle and Dowdy Studio's
Super Sneaky Collaboration Project
Sethy of Sethy and Tim, (designer of our Dusbowl logo)
selling some super cool tee's and prints
Dustbowl co-founder Reese Truesdell!!!!!!!!!!
Dana's Pistachios Booth...
Nathan Price, Jarod Evans and Dylan Mackey.
Wandering Wear's booth behind them...
Pamela Michelle and Dowdy Studio's booth...
Jenny and Jackson Gilliam and Dustbowl co-founder Katie Huskerson
Margaret Kinkeade and Angela Chase...
Jacob Abello (put on a great show in the afternoon) and
photographer Clinton Bowman...
Dustbowl co-founder, Dana Fisher displaying her boyfriend,
Seth Scott's creation...
Thanks Seth for designing our Dustbowl website!
Gentle Ghost closed the day at the music stage with a pretty rockin set.
To everyone that made the first ever
Dustbowl Arts Market possible and a HUGE success,
Can't wait for next time!

Friday, August 28, 2009

It's really happening...

Shopping 10-6 Kids Corner 10-2 Live Music 2-11

It's going to be a perfect day! Sunny, high of 85, and not a chance of rain!

See you there!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Funky Finds Blog

Funky Finds is a great blog based out of PA that promotes independent artists and crafters. Thanks Funky Finds for the shout out on your Tuesday post!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Free Stuff...

This little guy is made from recycled cotton and can tote a pretty sizable load...
100 Dustbowl early birds will be getting one of these along with some cool promotional items from our vendors and sponsors!

Don't fret vendors, we've got a special little something for you too...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dewey and West

The super cool duo of Kate Warren & Michael Cromaz of OKC, Dewey & West are up next with an knack for design and a passion for sustainability.

Dustbowl: How did you get started? Dewey & West: We got started over endless amounts of coffee drinks, laughter, lively discussions and sometimes arguments. We work together at a local architecture firm, Michael as an Architect and Kate as an Interior Designer. What we do on a daily basis is very collaborative and it has grown naturally into a creative partnership. We love to talk about art and design and feel fortunate to be surrounded by it every day, at work and at recess.

DB: What do you make? DW: We make all kinds of things. Perhaps our tragic flaw is that we are interested in everything and hop from one thing to another pretty frequently. One day it might be photography, another it might be making useful objects out of recycled materials. But if you really want to know… mixed-media artwork, digital artwork, photography, screen printing (Gocco), greeting cards, coasters sets, vases, notebooks, and the kitchen sink!

Sustainability is pretty important to us – one of our best-sellers is a set of coasters created from re-purposed carpet tile samples. The concept of the handmade economy in itself is a sustainable idea in that it focuses on the production of high-quality products that can be cherished and passed on rather than used and discarded. It encourages a mutually beneficial relationship between the artist and the consumer, one in which an investment is made into the perpetuation of an art form.

DB: How long have you been creating original works/ crafting? DW: Kate began by coloring on paper plates at the kitchen table. Michael has an excellent imagination that he sadly attributes to playing Dungeons and Dragons in middle school. Yes, Dungeons and Dragons.

DB: What inspires you most? DW: Inspiration comes from everywhere. The approach of a thunderstorm, antique shops, the thrill of adventure, conversations that last hours, cupcakes, laughter and more laughter, how plants are so intricate it’s scary, dinner parties, a clean house, reading in bed on a rainy day, an argument over what’s better the sunrise or sunset, personality quirks, blue skies, blue eyes, well designed landscaping, coffee shops, listening to a song 100 times in a row, patterns of every kind, wandering in book stores and wearing socks that don’t match.

DB: What is your favorite thing to create? DW: The best is when you are doing something that you are not sure will work, either for aesthetic or conceptual reasons, and then for some cosmic reason, it does. Like Harry Potter came and waved his magic wand and voila, presto chango it works. Amazing.

DB: If you were a color, what color would you be? DW: Michael: Goldenrod & Kate: French Gray

DB: Why do you want to be a part of Dustbowl? DW: Coolness factor, duh. We love the idea of Dustbowl because we love to be around creative folks. We are continuously amazed by the talent in this state, and we are just happy to be a part of it.

We would like to give some serious props to the organizers of Dustbowl for organizing such a lovely event.
Thanks Kate and Michael for the props and for taking time to tell us a little bit about you and your work!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Oklahoman

Dustbowl is now exactly 1 week away and we couldn't be more excited!

Take a look at the Dustbowl article that ran in today's My Norman section of the Oklahoman!


Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Gazette

Check out the article the Gazette ran this week on three of our talented vendors as well as Dustbowl!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

3 Yellow Starfish

Margaret Weimer of Three Yellow Starfish is a talented seamstress from the Dallas area. She's part of the great handmade group, Etsy Dallas, loooooves Joaquin Phoenix, (pre "crazy" Joaquin) speaks 2 languages, and is going back to UNT to get a degree in fashion design. Whoa! We are delighted she's squeezing in Dustbowl!

Dustbowl: How did you get started?
Margaret Weimer: I really liked making little clothing for kids!! I like making kids look adorable. My original intention was to make nicer clothes for boys because I have a little boy (girls get all the cute stuff!) but I found myself drawn to bright colors and dresses and basically switched gears there.. but I still do reversible overalls, lounge pants, and hopefully clip on ties soon to accommodate both genders!
DB: What do you make?
MW: Childrens clothing. Including reversible pinafore dresses (aka cross back jumpers), reversible overalls, diaper covers/ bloomers (for both boys and girls), lounge pants, crochet hats and hopefully a bunch of new items soon!

DB: How long have you been crafting?
MW: For about 3 years now.

DB: What inspires you most?
MW: Fabrics! I am a fabric fiend! I love all kinds..I even buy it when I don't need it, just to have it. It definitely inspires me to make new items.

DB: What is your favorite thing to create?
MW: I really like making these reversible pinafore dresses.
DB: Your favorite thing in the world?
MW: Spending time with my 3 year old son and husband! family days are the best.

DB: Your favorite place in the world?
MW: I really love Poland. It's where I am from/born originally. We're from the rural area. I love being away from the city and really just connect with nature and natural surroundings.

DB: Why do you want to be a part of Dustbowl?
MW: Because I would love to travel to OK! Although it is quite close, I've never been and I really love to be a part of awesome/unique handmade and local craft shows.

Check out her WEBSITE and her BLOG
Let's be sure to give miss Margaret a warm OKLAHOMA welcome!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

As Seen at the Smithsonian!

Up next we have a super talented photographer by the name of Clinton Dean Bowman. He was recently selected to be part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian! We are thrilled to have him show at Dustbowl.
Dustbowl: How did you get started?
Clinton Bowman: I had been around photography since I was a small child, when my mother was taking classes at the local community college. Which prompted me to take pictures with my Ninja Turtles 35 mm camera. During high school, I forewent any other electives and simply stuck to photography classes. Then when in my sophomore year of college, I decided I wanted to pursue a B.F.A. in photography.

DB: What inspires you most?
CB: Honestly, I am not sure I could peg one thing. My experience has been such that if I keep my eyes open, then I will probably find something that inspires me.

DB: What is your favorite thing to create?
CB: I have been thinking about this for nearly five minutes, and I keep wanting to write sandwiches. I must be hungry, but I really love making sandwiches. There is such a hierarchy.

DB: If you were a color, what color would you be?
CB: I would hope that it would be turquoise.

DB: Your favorite thing in the world?
CB: A challenge.

DB: Your favorite place in the world?
CB: That I have been to, Ireland. That I want to go, Spain.

DB: Top three, living, people you would want to meet?
CB: Bill Murray, President Obama, John Baldessari.

DB: Why did you apply to be a part of Dustbowl? I am really excited to have more opportunities for talented Oklahoma artists, and to be a part of a new event lead by forward thinking "art-repentuers".

Please visit Clinton's site to check out his work and come see him in person on August 29th!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Feather by Feather

Julia, of Feather by Feather, is a creative whiz who's line of feather accessories are guaranteed to bring effortless glamour to any girls life.

Dustbowl: How did you get started?
Feather by Feather: I've always been a crafter of sorts, my whims taking me here and there quite often. My latest passion has been hair accessories that are vintage-inspired, but easily wearable.

DB: What do you make?
FBF: Feathered headbands and headpieces that are reminiscent of the 1920s "fascinators" without being so over-the-top that they are reserved for formal events only. I like to think that I have a headband for every occasion...even if it's just grocery shopping. As a busy mom, I try to find moments of glamour where I can, and as often as I can!

DB: What inspires you most?
FBF: My husband...I managed to find the one crazy man who actually encourages my flights of fancy! And loves me all the more for it.

DB: Your favorite thing to create?
FBF: Wispy and whimsy bridal feather pieces using vintage jewelry.

DB: If you were a color, what color would you be?
FBF:, comfortable, and familiar.

DB: Your favorite thing in the world?
FBF: iTunes. Seriously...I don't know how I'd create without my massive catalogue of music.

DB: Your favorite place in the world?
FBF: Stillwater, OK...where my husband and I fell in love.

DB: Your favorite meal?
FBF: Medium Rare Rib-eye from Texas Roadhouse. Yeah baby.

DB: Why do you want to be a part of Dustbowl?
FBF: I want to be a part of ANYTHING that fosters the creative spirit in Oklahoma! I'm constantly amazed by the incredible people I meet at these events.

Thanks for sharing with us Julia! Can't wait to purchase a feather band for the fall.

You can check out more of Julia's work here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

And Now a Word From One of Our Sponsors...

Cheyenne, Bishop Allen, Ryan Lindsey, Umbrellas and countless other awesome bands all made the same choice.... They decided to make their records with the help of the Norman recording experts at Blackwatch Studio.

The diverse community of artists behind the mixing boards at Blackwatch are our featured sponsor today.

Dustbowl: What is Blackwatch Studios all about?
Blackwatch Studio: Blackwatch Studio is a recording facility that houses a community of local talent working together to produce records for both local and national artists.
We believe greatly in the talent of the local music scene and strive to act as an avenue for local artists to work together. In a sense... the studio has a bit of a "floating staff" in effort to include as much local talent in the recording process as possible.

DB: How did Blackwatch get its start?
BW: The studio was initially a writing and rehearsal space for a small group of friends and bands. As time progressed... the number of records that were being made annually increased, and with that came an increased amount of investment that slowly transformed the studio into a commercial space.

DB: What type of artists does the studio attract?
BW: Blackwatch is intent on accommodating a comfortable work space and inspiring atmosphere. The studio has a great blend of vintage, modern, analog, and digital equipment which helps cater to numerous genres of music. Within the past year, the studio has put out rock, indie rock, pop, jazz, experimental, worship, and folk records.

DB: What is your biggest motivator?
BW: We love music and love making new art. Every record is a new opportunity to put out something exciting and fresh that no one has heard before. Each record we do is going to be heard by a new and different demographic. We're essentially creating our own resume everyday, so we want the records we put out to sound good just as much as the artists do.

DB: Why did you decide to support Dustbowl?
BW: We've wanted to be more involved the community than we have in the past. Supporting an arts festival seemed like a great way to start.

A big "THANK YOU" to Blackwatch Studios for their sponsorship! We can't wait to hear some of their bands Dustbowl.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dustbowl Helpful Info...

Hi Dustbowl Vendors!

We are so excited to have you.

We have heard from quite a few folks that our emails have been going into their spam boxes. If your name is on the vendor list and you didn't receive an email from us, please check your spam mail and uncheck us as spam. Thanks!

We are so glad to have you as part of Dustbowl. We are counting the days to August 29th. Since it is right around the corner we thought we would send you some helpful information that you might want leading up to the event as well as what to expect the day of.

* You have a great opportunity to promote yourself to 100 lucky Dustbowl patrons. We will be handing out 100 promo bags. The deadline to have any promotional items to be included in the bags is Monday, August 24th. Items must be mailed to or dropped off at The Wild Hare, formerly known as Alouette the Beadery, 319 White St, Norman, OK 73069.
* Sales Tax: Norman tax rate is 8.25%. Some people like to factor tax into their prices. This cuts down on having to deal with lots of change, we highly recommend it. Please keep track of all your sales. At the end of the day, you will be required to fill out a tax form and write a check to the OK Tax Commission concerning your sales for the day. Be sure to bring your check book.
* Oklahoma weather is unpredictable and August can get pretty warm. You will probably want to bring the following: Sunscreen, shade structure, hat, spray bottle, water, (Canopies can be NO LARGER than 10'x10'. ***We need to know 1 week in advance if you plan on bringing a tent for placement purposes.***)
* A courtesy area will be located on or near Buchanan Street. Water and snacks will be available throughout the day. The Wild Hare, (formerly Alouette the Beadery) will be available should you need a bathroom. Meals will not be provided.
* In an effort to encourage future generations of artists and creative people, we will be donating $5.00 for each participating vendor to The Firehouse Art Center. For more information about Firehouse you can visit:
* If you would like to promote yourself and Dustbowl, postcards will be available for pickup at The Wild Hare at 319 White Street in Norman and Collected Thread at 1705A NW 16th Street. If you would like to pickup postcards, let us know how many you would like and at which location you are picking up.

Day of Dustbowl Vendors

Check In Begins at 8:00 or 8:30. The check in tables will be located at

* Unloading - We will have more information concerning unloading and set-up closer to the event.
* Parking - The Presbyterian Church parking lot across from the church at 555 South University is our designated parking lot. Campus Corner parking is LIMITED. In order for Dustbowl to be a success, we need to make sure our patrons can park and come shop. After you unload, please park in the parking lot specified. Campus Corner parking lots are monitored and keep track of the length of time you are parked, resulting in tickets and towing. Make sure to park in the Presbyterian lot.
* Check in location - There will be a table set up across from Hideaway, directly in front of Tulips (centrally located on Buchanan). Please check-in no later than 9:30am to receive your booth location.
* You will be provided with a 6 foot table and 2 folding chairs. If your visual setup does not require a table, please let us know. All other merchandising materials are the responsibility of the participant.

* You will receive a packet at the time of check-in which will include the following items:
o Sale Tax Form
o Map - set up, courtesy area, bathrooms, Dustbowl founders booths, (where you can find us, emergency supplies,etc.),
o Name tags
o Info page
o Survey

If you have any questions, chances are others have them to. Please email them to us at so we can address them here on our blog.

* Things we need your feedback on:

- Do you need a table?
- Do you want postcards? If so, how many? What location will you be picking them up from?
- Are you using a tent/canopy? If so, is it a traditional 10x10 metal folding frame?

Dana, Reese and Katie

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Nathan Price
Lana Williams
One Up Designs
Samantha Lamb Photography
Dowdy Studios
DNA Galleries
Collected Thread
Bombs Away
Etudaiye Pottery Studio
Imagine This
Courtney Shepherd Photography
Cloud Cover Creations
Rainbow Swirlz
Wannabes Photography
Rose Knits
Angela Chase
Margaret Kinkeade
Pamela Michelle
Cut Out and Collect
{Tweet} Baby Designs
Novelties in Wood
Wayward Textile Foundation
Nicolas Poynter
Feather by Feather
Rick Fry
Wandering Wear
Delaney La Fae Studios
Fish Chick Designs
Accessories by Kelly
Ju Ju
Feather Revolution
Sew Chic
String Potential
The Little Trunk
Three Yellow Starfish
Jem Jam
Artfull Expression
Cricket Shack
Funky Bella
Dewey and West
Red Dirt
Kiki's Kuffs
Beverly Herndon
Mahala Designs
StarWood Art
Garrett Shockey
John Kennington Photograph
The Pink Acorn
Tree and Leaf
Clinton Dean Bowman
Adam Jones

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dustbowl Music

We just finalized the line-up for the music stage, and I think you might be pleased to find some local favorites on the list!
We are excited to present the Dustbowl mus
icians, on Buchanan Street from 2-11 pm. Come early for the merch, stay late for the good
2pm -

2:35pm - Michael Loveland (of Early Beat)
3:10pm - Robert Bartlett 

4:20pm - Daddy Love

6:10pm - Carly Patterson (of

7:50pm - Brine Webb 

9pm - Gentle Ghost 

10:10pm - Ryan Lindsey

-Dustbowl Gang

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The Dustbowl Gang here with your friendly reminder that our application deadline for Dustbowl Arts Market is Wednesday, July 29th.


Time to get those applications in. You can pick one up at Alouette the Beadery, 319 White Street located on Norman's beautiful Campus Corner. We hope to hear from you soon and don't forget to tell your friends.

Want to apply but have questions?
Email us at

Cut Out and Collect

Here's another of our fabulous sponsors/vendors! Cheyne Little comes to us from Texas but has some deep Oklahoma roots!

Dustbowl: Tell us a little about your business.
Cheyne Little: Cut Out and Collect designs and creates handbags, wallets, and home decor using two hands, rare fabrics, an intense attention to detail, as well as a sense of humor.

DB: How did you start Cut Out and Collect?
CL: It began as a way to avoid graduate school, jobs involving fax machines, and other acceptable adult endeavors, more than three years ago. Somehow, it's worked out well and I may get to avoid those things, forever!

DB: What is unique about your business?
CL: I try to keep each handbag truly unique by using a wide variety of fabrics. I take construction very seriously and spend many hours obsessing over ever stitch in each bag. I want my customers to feel like they're carrying a little treasure around with them.
I've also had countless men tell me they secretly wished they could carry my handbags. I love that!
DB: How long have you been creating original works & crafting?
CL: My grandmother was a seamstress. I've been sewing since I remember but didn't start full time until after graduating from UT Arlington, about three years ago.

DB: What inspires you most?
CL: I am constantly inspired by the work of my peers - being on the leadership team of Etsy Dallas has been wonderful. I love that I've found a group of people who share my passion art, design, and good 'ole hard work!

DB: What is your favorite thing to create?
CL: That's a tough question! I almost feel like it doesn't matter - late at night when I'm done for the day, all I can think about is the project I will begin in the morning. I feel so lucky to be able to spend my days as I do now, in the studio.

DB: Your favorite thing in the world?
CL: I have a beautiful blue silk sketchbook with gold embossed scissors on the cover. It has been my best friend for quite some time. I dread the day the pages run out.

DB: Your favorite place in the world?
CL: I purchased that sketchbook while living in Thailand, after graduating from college. I spent some time there and began sewing more seriously. My memories of Southeast Asia are all bright, happy, peaceful ones. I would go back a thousand times over.

DB: Why did you decide to support Dustbowl?
CL: Don't tell Texas, but I was born in Oklahoma. My mother went to OU, where she met my father. My mother's three sisters went there and all married men crazy about the school! Norman will always have a very special place in my heart. I think the Dustbowl has some absolutely stellar potential for bringing the handmade movement to the heart of a wonderful town!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Great News...

After another meeting with our presenting sponsor, Campus Corner Merchants Association, we have something WONDERFUL to tell you!

If you haven't turned in your application yet, here's a bit of incentive...

We've learned that the typical, non-game day, Saturday on Campus Corner brings 5,000 - 7,500 patrons!

Combine that built in traffic with the fact that it's the first weekend after OU is back in session along with all promoting that we will do via posters, postcards, print ads, news articles, social media invites... Oh boy, it's going to be a great market.

You still have plenty of time, 2 WEEKS to be exact, to get those applications in and start working on your inventory.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Featuring Lana Williams!!!

Lana Williams is an accomplished, young artist based right here in Norman! We had a chance to catch up with her a couple of weeks ago to interview her. 

Lana, in addition to her current studies at the University of Oklahoma, has also been a part of Studio Artists International in Florence, Italy. Lana's work can be seen in Lion's Park on Flood Street and in galleries on Main Street. Lana assists classes at the Firehouse Art Center here in Norman. 

Dustbowl: Why Dustbowl?

Lana Williams: First year isn't it? I know you're an artist and you want to do something for other artists - trying to do something for the community. It's a way to get artists together. 

DB: What will you be selling at Dustbowl?

LW: Well, I started some little paintings today. Handmade skirts and stuff.

DB: Where do/have you studied?

LW: I studied in the Studio Art Center International in Florence Italy and did some community work there. I worked in hospitals making them a little more humanized and less sterile. I was painting tiles to be placed in different wards in the hospital. 
I also went to Scottsdale to work with Malcolm Yim from Taiwan. He has 30 or 40 students that he teaches all the time. He teaches realism-that's what he does...

DB: What are some of your favorite things?

LW: Well obviously painting. I like ceramics, too. And ridin' bicycles. 

DB: What will you look for at the market?

LW: Definitely jewelry, handmade clothing, knit or crocheted stuff. People could tie-dye stuff...

DB: You like tie-dye?

LW: Yeah, I mean, in moderation. I'm looking forward to the music. 

DB: Who do you want to see play?

LW: The Workweek.  (Still Pending)

DB: Any place you could suggest to out-of-towners that are at the market?

LW: The Earth Cafe

For more information about Lana and her work, you can visit her websites here or here.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Journal Record

'Dustbowl Gang' looks for Oklahoma artists

Dustbowl got its first print article in The Journal Record this week. Thanks to The Journal Record for featuring Dustbowl in their Section B and helping to spread the word! Click on the image to enlarge the story and learn more about Dustbowl!

Other exciting news coverage is starting to trickle in as well. Check us out at News OK and TravelOK!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pamela Michelle

The work of Dallas artist, Pamela Michelle is today's feature.
She's one of our neighbors from the great state of Texas that will be making her way up I-35 to show at Dustbowl this year. We are so happy to have her as a participating artist as well as a sponsor!

Dustbowl: Tell us a little about your business.
Pamela Michelle: Located in a small studio in Dallas, TX, Pamela Michelle creates and designs original artwork in wood, on canvas and on paper that you can wear, hang, love and enjoy.

DB: How did you start Pamela Michelle?
PM: Pamela Michelle started in the mid '07s as a way for me to unleash my imagination on the world. With modern influences and a Scandinavian twist, I thought I'd start small by just making prints of my paintings and selling them here and there. After a few months of just that, I got an itch and moved on to include something I just can't live! That's when I picked up one of my favorite materials, wood, and started to create something I'd never seen anywhere before, ever. Thus, the birth of my handmade wooden necklaces and rings. This story has just begun. I have many many big plans in the future, and hope I can share all the special moments with all of you.

DB: What is unique about your business?
PM: I grew up spending most summers with my grandparents, who educated me often my rich and glorious Scandinavian heritage. It was very important to them to keep traditions and values strong in the family lines. I fell in love with the hand carved wooden horses, wooden shoes, Nordic ships and every bit of Scandinavian history I could find around their house. I also always admired my grandmother's love of being an avid bird watcher. I know I will never know as much as she did about birds, but I loved watching them and learning about them through her. With both these influences strong in my heart and mind, I find myself diving in and exploring these two topics in my artwork. This is what makes Pamela Michelle jewelry and artwork unique. I don't create random illustrations, but parts of my heart that will live on forever in my artwork.

DB: What motivates you in your work?
PM: I'm motivated by the encouraging words of my friends and family and the kind compliments of strangers and customers. It's always fantastic knowing that you're not the only one excited about your work.

DB: How long have you been creating original works and crafting?
PM: Ever since i was a wee girl I've been getting my hand on anything I could to create something new. My favorite thing to do was to convince my dad to let me run wild and create in his workshop where there was all kinds of hammers, saws, nails and glue. I loved it! I always got frustrated when it came to following directions or a pattern with crafts, so I always ended up doing my own thing. I guess that's the designer in me trying to change the visual world with each new project.

DB: What do you make?
PM: I make handmade wooden necklaces, wooden rings, original paintings and prints. In my free time, I love re-purposing furniture, building unique displays for my shows, updating my adorable 1960s home, building gardens, up-cycling old clothing, designing handbags and accessories....oh my, I could go on forever.

DB: What inspires you most?
PM: The number one greatest influence on my artwork is my grandmother, who was an award winning florist back in her glory days. I love her love for all things nature and I hope that she gets a chance to live on in each piece of artwork I create.

DB: Your favorite thing in the world?
PM: My favorite thing will always be my honey, Dylan, aka Dowdy Studio. He's been there to fully support all my crazy ideas and outlandish dreams. In fact, he's usually right there with me (well, most of the time). He's currently illustrating, designing and creating his own screen printed tees, and will be right along side me at the Dustbowl Arts Market. Like I said, "I have big plans for the future"...but I also meant "we" have big plans.

DB: Your favorite meal?
PM: Seriously feed me some yummy fresh sushi and I will be your friend forever and ever! Any takers?

DB: If you were a color, what color would you be?
PM: This answer can change a lot, as I love lots of colors. At this very moment, I'd say I'd be a dusty aged lime green, not too bright or citrusy, more like a bright 1950's summer lawn chair that's been surviving outside for many summers and winters, then was thrown in a garage to wait and wait. It's now sun bleached, covered in dust and a perfect color.

DB: Your favorite place in the world?
PM: In my studio working with music blasting and a bottomless cup of coffee.

DB: Why did you decide to support Dustbowl?
PM: The Dustbowl Arts Market seems just like my kind of party. You just can't go wrong with 75 other talented vendors and artists in Norman, Oklahoma. I love supporting indie artists, designers and the whole handmade movement just like Dustbowl. I'm so happy to be a part of it all and can't wait to see everyone there!

DB: Thank you for sharing with us. We can't wait to have you at the Dustbowl!

For more of Pamela Michelle's work you can visit:
Be sure to check out her blog: