South End Open Market

Bookish After the MarketYesterday’s excursion included the SoWa Open Market, a “shopping experience” that seems to be looked upon favorably at Yelp and elsewhere.

Typing of Yelp, they had a stall at the market: that’s where I got the bookmark in the photo. Yes, I’m currently reading The Lies of Locke Lamora, and finding it a lot of fun. My copy now bears the bookplate in the photo.

The bookplate is by Arian Armstrong. As I told her, I think that a bookplate is a great idea for a giveaway/thing for people to take instead of a business card. Recent posts at her blog include one about her day at the market, and one about her birthday sale (happy birthday for 10/10).

I also liked the work of William Greenlaw. Here’s a small sample of his work, in the form of a Gerbilope. Another of my favorite pieces was Jaye’s
ninja who leaves no footprints.

With birthday and Christmas coming up, it’ll soon be time to update Andrew’s Art Cart, the blog on which I register picture-y present preferences. So it was a particularly good time to encounter some new-to-me artists.