For our second post in our Artist Feature series, we're highlighting Carla Osborn, the mastermind behind the beautiful brand, PO-EM. Based in NYC, she creates art objects, accessories, and hand-spun/woven textiles that are sure to make anyone swoon. Finding "inspiration from stories and poems, the hand's work, animal gaze, storytelling through pattern, utility, folk, and mixing old things with new things" she creates each piece with the intention of giving an ode to the handmade while remaining genuine. Refraining from using zippers, buttons, or what she refers to as "fuss", Carla keeps her textiles and clothing pieces simple, yet beautiful.
Separate from PO-EM, Carla also works in collaboration with her husband Aaron on their joint brand, Osborn, creating artfully made shoes in small batches... "This footwear project & brand embodies the spirit of high craft, a handmade product that tells it's own story with vibrant pauses and exclamation points. We work with artisan communities around the world to develop custom Osborn textiles and to make rad shoes."
Join us for our first official MEUS Meet Up:Embracing Change on Saturday, November 23. Ruth Tsuria will be leading us in a mindful meditation and a discussion about "change". Like the seasons, life is full of changes, but these changes are not always welcomed. In this session we'll discuss what is change, why change happens, and how to deal with change using mindfulness and meditation. We will learn, meditate and discuss together. No previous meditation experience necessary!
Come join us this weekend for another inspiring Artists Studio Tour - over 70 amazing artists from South Orange and Maplewood to visit! Artists open their studios to visitors, sharing both their work and their work space; and venues like our shop, have the opportunity to host local artists.
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