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Create While You Hydrate

Fresh beats, cool drinks and urban art -  Sounds like paradise to me!  Now, where does one find such an oasis….

Our friends at Urbane Apartments coordinated an area of R&R for attendees of Michigan’s Arts Beats & Eats fest over Labor Day Weekend.  Sharpie hopped on board with the great people over at vitaminwater to put this event into action.  Transforming one of Urbane Apartments’ into, what was known as a “Hydration Gallery,” fest-goers were invited into a “chic lounge atmosphere” to cool off, rehydrate with delicious vitaminwater and create works of art with Sharpie Markers on easels that were set up around the lounge, all the while enjoying tunes provided by  Livio Radio

Here are some pictures from the Hydration Gallery.  If you missed out, not to worry, it looks like the event was such a success that these Hydration Galleries may just pop up at a fest near you!

One more thing! 

A HUGE thanks to Josh Bartlett and Stephen Roginson from Glaceau for the generous supply of vitaminwater!  You would not believe how quickly these disappeared.  I guess doodling all day can really make one quite thirsty!

Thank you!

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Sharpie & TOMS at Georgia College & State University

You’ve probably seen Sharpie at a few TOMS Style Your Sole Events before and I’m happy to say that we’re at it again!  Recently, Sharpie was able to supply Georgia College & State University with a variety of markers in support of the One for One Movement. 

Thank you to the incredible group of GCSU students who allowed Sharpie to be apart of their Style Your Sole Event, and thank you for being passionate young role models who are making a difference in the world – one step, one shoe, one Sharpie at a time! 

Click to read what GCSU had to say about the event

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The Hello Project & Sharpie Present: Without A Hello

We’ve teamed up with The Hello Project to hold a handful of contests giving you the chance to win all kinds of cool prizes, of the Sharpie variety, of course! Each contest will focus on specific types/themes of “Hello.”  And this month, The Hello Project and Sharpie are determined to bring the doodler out in all of you!

Sharpie fans, you should know The Hello Project by now, right?!  They’ve popped up on the blog a few times now, but in case your eyes were closed last time you were here (*cough cough* the latest Q&A posted) here’s a run down of how THP works:

The Hello Project centers around giving people the opportunity to say HELLO on one of the smallest, most well-known surfaces… the sticky note!  The process is simple, on a 3×3 sticky note, write, sketch, doodle your version of hello. Scan it in and email it to hi@thehelloproject.com, any day of the week and then they’ll post it on their website.  Cool right!?

Now, The Hello Project & Sharpie are excited to present this month’s contest:

HOW IT WORKS:

Submit a Hello – without using any words that mean ‘hello’ – by September 30, 2010 for a chance to win Sharpie® Pens and other cool Sharpie® prizes!

THE PRIZES:

Three (3) winners will receive packages full of Sharpie® Pens, and one grand prize winner will receive a mystery pack (top secret stuff) of Sharpie goodies, not to mention the most important prize, bragging rights.

THE JUDGES: 

A panel of 3 undisclosed judges will select the three (3) winning submissions. Winners will be announced on Monday October 4, 2010 on The Hello Project and the Sharpie Blog.

THE RULES:

  1. Must be handmade on a sticky note.
  2. Sticky notes can be any color.
  3. Entries must be scanned in at a resolution of no less than 600×600 pixels and sent to contact@thehelloproject.com
  4. All entries must be received by 11:59PM CST on September 30, 2010.  
  5. There is no limit of entries per person.

 

Good luck and have fun!

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Sharpie Squad Guest Blogger: Linda Ellett

Today’s guest blogger is Sharpie Squad member, Linda Ellett of the popular L’Esperence Tile Works on Etsy.com.  Linda, who has been on the squad for two years, is a professional artist specializing in decorating pottery with Sharpie markers.  Celebrating 31 years of tile-making with L’Esperence Tile Works, every one of Ellett’s tiles is handmade and hand-glazed in her upstate New York studios!  Take some time to get to know Linda Ellett…

Hello Sharpieland!

I’d like to take a moment and introduce myself…..My name is Linda Ellett, and I live in Rock City Falls, just outside Saratoga Springs, in upstate NY.  I’m a ceramic artist who creates handmade tiles for a living, and that’s how I got to be on the Sharpie Squad for the last 2 years. I decided to create a line of tiles entitled “A Day in My Life”….and, of course, one of those hand carved tiles was of a Sharpie. Why? Well, I think the inscription on the back of the tile says it all: “I can’t live without my Sharpie”. And it’s true!

Sharpie Tile front & back

Sharpie is the marker of choice for everything I do that needs marking in the studio. Labeling boxes, writing notes, making tile and pottery sketches…it goes on and on. I use Sharpie markers & pens to create colorful cards and thank-you notes to my customers. I use them to decorate paper wrappings and even my shipping labels.  And, I doodle, especially while I’m on the phone – hey, studies have shown that if you doodle while listening to someone talk, your memory retains more of the information – and some of my doodles inspire my carvings and pottery. I’ve thought it might be fun to have my doodles analyzed….but I’m just too scared.

Doodling with an Ultra Fine Sharpie marker

Doodling with a Retractable Sharpie Pen

I’m such an enthusiastic Sharpie Squad member that it comes up a lot in conversation. Always, always when I mention it, I hear about a Sharpie project that’s just been done or how someone they know has used their Sharpie for great artistic endeavors. Case in point, my friend Linda. Let me tell you about her daughter….
Allison May Kiphuth is currently in her senior year at Smith College. A studio art major with a concentration in the graphic arts, Allison is almost never without her Moleskine and a good selection of Sharpie products. She is a huge fan of detailed work and small things, and using Sharpie markers always allow her to add the perfect burst of color to pieces such as her tiny cityscape drawings. Take a peek at her wonderful art -
I’ve also started a “Sharpie Spotting” post on my blog “She’s So Clever!” and add to it whenever I can. Check out this one about my pottery student, Ali DeRagon.  *(You can find this original post at – http://linda-ellett.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html)
As a proud member of the 2010 Sharpie Squad, I’m always on the lookout for people using Sharpies. It’s amazing how many people depend on their Sharpies everyday!  Honestly I have seen Sharpies used in many different businesses and by many artists to create unique and wonderful art….but I didn’t have to look very far to find a young artist who has put her Sharpie markers to good use! Ali is my pottery student who I’ve been working with all summer.
Of course she needed a personalized apron to keep the clay off her clothes while working….so I sent her home with a fistful of Sharpie markers and a clean white apron and she came back with a work of art!
Ali asked me to collaborate with her on the design, so I added some details across the top and mixed in here and there.

I must have a Sharpie near me at all times, even when I’m asleep. My motto “A Sharpie a day, keeps me healthy, wealthy and wise”. Or something like that. Sharpie rocks!

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The Perfect Hello

Today’s Sharpie artist is the man behind The Hello Project, Joseph Delhommer.  With *Kristen Caston (who you may remember as our LIVE artist at the 2010 Sharpie Squad Virtual Summit), Delhommer launched THP, an “online social collaboration” aimed at recharging the everyday opener. Simply put, The Hello Project invites anyone and everyone to say Hello in a creative way onto a 3×3 Post-it® .  Doodle it, sketch it, write it- whatever your heart desires, there is no right or wrong way to say hello!

 Now here it is, a Sharpie interview for the record books…  Get to know the man who’s taking an ordinary greeting to extraordinary levels.  This is Joseph Delhommer and The Hello Project!

Get to know J.D. & The Hello Project…

 

Hello Joe!

Background info? Where are you from?

Where I come from, people are always beach ready and never afraid to dance.

In the Dominican Republic it never gets cold so people never get stiff, that’s why Miami Beach was an easy move for me but Hamburg and Chicago weren’t. But I made do.

Occupation? Yes.

Interests? Likes? Dislikes? I am the light up type of person and I look for the same energy in music, people, and anything else I get involved with.

Pet Peeves? Being asked what my pet peeve is.  But in all seriousness, I hate fake people.

Tell me about The Hello Project: It all started back in July last year here in Chicago. A designer friend, Kristen Caston, used to leave me post-it notes that said “Hi” every time she passed by my office when I wasn’t there. One day I arranged four of them on my desk all in a row. And the idea just came to me…it stared in my face and said, “hello.” After talking about it with my copywriter, Carlos Rangel, we came up with the name and registered the URL on the spot. All in all, it took no more than five minutes. We officially launched the site to the public on September 1st. (Happy 1st Bday THP!)

What is it about the word “Hello”?  Why not something else? (Maybe “The How Are You Project,” “The Nice Pants Project”, “The Nice to Meet You Project”) Because HELLO is universal. It’s simple and has the power to instantly change the dynamic between you and a stranger.

What is THP’s mission? / What do you hope to get out of this? When people get a creative urge, Post-its are a great canvas to let it loose on.  The Hello Project gives creative’s a perfect excuse to doodle.  This is what got the first 20 people, all close friends, involved and this seemed like a great way to connect with creative types all around the world.

How many people are involved in THP? Amazingly over 350 people have participated thus far, some having contributed four or five post-its!

What are some favorite “Hello’s” that you’ve received ? Throwing the hard questions at me huh?  I’m not naming favorites, some people have flair and it’s cool to see it shine on their submissions.

Do you limit entries to only words? No. No limits.

Who can submit to the Hello Project? And how? It is open to anyone who wants to say “hello”. (FYI: We do not supply the post-its, the Sharpie products nor do we provide any scanning services.) People hand off their hello in person or email a JPEG to hi@thehelloproject.com.

What’s your idea of “the perfect HELLO?” A Brit saying Ello Govnah!!

How many different ways are there to say hello on a yellow sticky note?  Precisely 312,983,673,345,683,893,450,937 different ways.

Do you think Sharpie has any impact on THP? If so, How? Sharpie has an uncanny way of tapping into the creative vein; I think it’s because of the freedom you get to write as fast or slow as you want.  The ink’s there either way. And it works nicely with a post it because it doesn’t take much work to fill it up with your design.

If you could have any one person in the entire world submit a “HELLO” to THP, who would it be? Stefan Sagmeister.

(This happens to me now and again and I wonder if you have had a similar experience and what your opinion is on this happening…)

SCENARIO: You’re walking down the street when you make eye contact with a passerby, being the friendly person you are, you say Hello!  To which the passerby responds with a dumbfounded look, as if you had three heads and just asked him/her to join you for a PB&J and a light afternoon of cliff diving…

….What are your thoughts on this scenario?  Why do you think some people find it odd when a stranger says hello? I know what you mean! Ever since I came to the US I noticed people are way more defensive.  People create a comfort bubble between plugging in their iPods and staring at the sidewalk.  And when the bubble gets popped, bam. They assume the worst.

Anything I didn’t ask that you would like to add? The really big question is when will the lovely Whitney Kelly send in a hello of her own? Other than that, I think you nailed it. Pat yourself on the back, then grab a post it and doodle us a hello! (Forget about me, I’m getting the entire Sharpie Team to send in Hello’s!)

 Become a fan on Facebook! http://facebook.com/thehelloproject

Follow THP on Twitter http://twitter.com/projecthello

 

*Joseph Delhommer and Kristen Caston currently run The Hello Project and have been since Sept. 1, 2009.

Kristen Caston is The Hello Project's greatest contributor with over 35 "HELLO's" (pictured: Susan Wassel, Kristen Caston, Whitney Kelly)

Want more of The Hello Project?  Stay Tuned, Sharpie and The Hello Project are teaming up so that you can say Hello in all sorts of ways and win Sharpie markers, pens & highlighters!  Stay tuned for more info.

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Sharpie Squad Guest Blogger: Tali Buchler

Tali Buchler brings something fresh to the Sharpie blog today as she demonstrates her favorite way to uncap directly onto and into the pages of the encyclopedia. 

The Sharpie Squad’s own Tali Buchler, creative genius behind Growing Up Creative, adds her own twist to the powerhouse of all publications- the collection of text containing every piece of information one could want/need to know.  Clearly though, Tali has found something that the editors have left out and she intends to correct them… 

A new reason to open an encyclopedia…

Used objects and discarded items (or what some may call -trash), always spark my imagination. Transforming an object – giving it a new life and purpose is something I like to do. In the past, I have used discarded magazines in designing a temporary space for a fashion show in an installation called – Read. 

My new “thing” is collecting encyclopedia books that people have been throwing away.  I started folding the books and turning them into sculptural objects.  I’m not sure where this will end, still a work in progress…

In my blogs I have started a series of tutorials called “Eco kids craft” where I use design ideas and craft techniques to encourage recycling creativity and creating with “whatever you have”.

Recently, I had my family over (my brother calls it/ us “the tribe”); a total of 8 kids – enough to start a preschool!  It was so hot that day, we couldn’t go outside. After a while, I started hearing the “I am bored” song coming from all different directions… Quick thinking made me pull out some of the many encyclopedia books I have been accumulating, one per child, and our big box of Sharpie Markers.

My instructions where very clear: DO AS YOU LIKE!

Before I knew it and without any planning, something magnificent happened:  the kids were absorbed, looking through the pages of an encyclopedia, reading and admiring the black and white images.

I gave them the OK to cut and draw as much as they wanted. So they did. And so did I. :)

We used all kinds of Sharpie Markers! Sometimes we drew together, and sometimes each one on his own.  My favorite thing to do was using the Fine Point Sharpie Marker to layer different colors in across hatch pattern.  These Sharpie markers were perfect for that because of their translucent yet brilliant quality.

To do this at home, you will need:

  • An old encyclopedia (you can find it at your parents house or at a second hand store)
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

How to:

  1. Flip through the pages
  2. Find an image you like
  3. Start to color the image
  4. Work in layers, it helps create depth and richness to the drawing (try and think like an impressionist)
  5. Add details to transform the image into something new. Even add notes!

Ready, set, go!!!

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Atlanta Gets Lost in Corey Barksdale

It’s time for another guest blogger!  This week we’ve got Chelsea Gattung on board.  Chelsea is one of our rockstar E-Marketing interns based in Atlanta, currently attending University of Georgia.  Keep an eye out for this little lady; I see big things to come in her future.  Follow Chelsea on Twitter @cgatt777.

*Chelsea Fun Fact: She can’t resist a good rap song found on YouTube, particularly ones that mention Sharpie.

 

Lost in Creation: Sharpie Artist, Corey Barksdale

The Atlanta artist, Corey Barksdale, pours his emotions into every stroke–taking his audience with him on a powerfully, passionate story on canvas.

Barksdale’s artistic passion derives from a family of artists. His mother and grandmother both exposed him to color and form at an early age and it was destined he, too, would join the family ranks.

The Nashville-bred, Atlanta-native graduated from the Atlanta College of Art in 2004 where abstract expressionists and mainstream artists like Jasper Johns, Clifford Still, and William deKooning influenced his creations. Barksdale also developed an admiration for the African American heritage and this theme can be seen throughout much of his work, depicting the love and strength within the community.

This experimental artist started using Sharpie markers in an efficient attempt to speed up the beginning stages of his pieces, but he quickly “uncapped” the unlimited possibilities of Sharpie markers as they effortlessly added definition to his acrylic paintings. His bold pieces have been showcased all over Georgia and he’s even done live performance art at Park Tavern and Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival (just to name a few). Imagine having art being created before you at your next event—he’ll do it!

After coming across his YouTube videos and colorful artwork, I jumped at the chance to interview Barksdale about using Sharpie Permanent Markers as an art medium and the passion behind his creations!

Read on for the complete interview with an imaginative, southern artist and his felt tip friend!

How did you get started as an artist?

As a child I drew non-stop. My mother would bring home hundreds of sheets of paper from her job and she use to ask my sister and I to fill up the pages with drawings and stories. So at a young age I developed a determination and passion for the creative process and artistic expression. I use to draw countless drawings, especially when school was out for the summer. 

Tell us a little about your genre. How would you describe your style? What makes your work stand out from the rest?

I incorporate a collage or assemblage effect in many of my art creations. Utilizing pasted images of city buildings, and abstract shapes are important elements in my art. The majority of my paintings have an apparent medium of acrylic paint and Sharpie markers, which are usually applied in bold colorful painterly strokes onto the canvas. Many people are attracted to the texture created by these mediums.

 Sharpie does not enocurage the use of Sharpie marker on skin.

What is one of your favorite exhibitions or events you have been involved in? What made this particular one stand out to you? Was it the specific pieces you showcased, the reactions received from attendees, or something else?

The Art Papers Art Auction is one of Atlanta’s signature visual art events that I have been fortunate to participate in. The event features many of the southeastern United States’ cutting-edge, established and emerging, fine artists.

What goes through your mind when you see people looking at your art? Is there a certain reaction you want to elicit?

I would like viewers of my artwork to experience what ever emotion or feeling I had at the time of producing the work of art. The facial expressions and gestures of characters in my paintings usually tell a story and let the viewer understand my emotion during the creative process. Usually I want to elicit a feeling of powerfulness positivity and endless possibilities

How did you come to use Sharpie markers in your work? Do you prefer using a certain type of Sharpie marker?

Approximately ten years ago I was trying to think of a way to speed up my art process. That’s where Sharpie markers came in. In stead of developing my sketch and first layer with paint I used Sharpie markers to create the basic outline and general form of whatever piece I created. As I continued to use Sharpie over a period of years I found out that the possibilities of the markers are limitless. Besides using the markers for the general form I also discovered that they could be used to define and refine my painting in the final stages of the process. I was able to incorporate the markers with acrylic paint effortlessly.

What about Sharpie markers made you incorporate them as a medium in your art process? Is it the variety of tip sizes, colors, other? Please describe how you use Sharpie as an art tool.

I enjoy the ease of using the markers. They go onto the canvas or wood surface with no problem. Once applied to the surface the markers give an opaque mark that is solid and bold, not watered-down or weak. The medium also resists fading over a period of time.

What other mediums, if any, do you wish to create with in the future? Do you have any comical experiences while trying a new medium?

Other mediums that I create with are acrylic paint, charcoal, and encaustic paint. Various forms of art and various mediums suit my style of art considering I like the challenge of mastering new mediums annually.

Tell us, what excites you about creating art?

Creating art is the ultimate form of expression available. Having the ability to create a picture of beauty where there was previously nothing at all gives me the ultimate satisfaction. When creating art all of my worries and anxieties are nonexistent. The hustle, bustle, and drama of city life become a distant thought. Creating can take you to a place that you previously thought impossible.

Take a look at all the ways Corey Barksdale Uncaps What’s Inside: www.coreybarksdale.com

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Sharpie Highlighters: College or Bust!

Sharpie will be across the country, visiting 100 college campuses this Fall! At Follett bookstores across the US, Sharpie ambassadors will be present, decked out in neon tees, handing out coupons for Sharpie Highlighters, scribbling with Sharpie markers, and gearing you up for your 2010 Fall semester. Drop by and hang out with us for a bit!

Don’t forget to enter to win free textbooks for you and two friends online at Sharpie’s Facebook Fan Page – Click on the “Sweepstakes Tab” to enter!

Hop on over to the official Sharpie Blog for more info on Sharpie’s Right to Highlight Sweepstakes!

Thursday (8/19) & Friday 8(20)

  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE – CENTRAL CAMPUS
  • CERRITOS COLLEGE
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY
  • UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
  • WAKE TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

Thursday (8/26) & Friday (8/27)

  • AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-NORTHRIDGE
  • CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY
  • COLLEGE OF DuPAGE
  • CUNY BERNARD M BARUCH COLLEGE
  • DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
  • DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE  – ANKENY
  • FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • INDIANA-PURDUE UNIVERSITY-FORT WAYNE
  • IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE INDIANAPOLIS CAMPUS
  • IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAFAYETTE CAMPUS
  • IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE SOUTH BEND CAMPUS
  • IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE TERRE HAUTE CAMPUS
  • JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
  • MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE – CENTER CAMPUS
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • MIAMI DADE COLLEGE – KENDALL CAMPUS
  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY-OXFORD
  • NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
  • NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
  • PALOMAR COLLEGE
  • PHOENIX COLLEGE
  • PURDUE UNIVERSITY
  • RIO HONDO COLLEGE
  • SADDLEBACK COLLEGE
  • SAINT CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
  • SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE
  • SCOTTSDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE
  • ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE
  • TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHAMPAIGN
  • UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
  • UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
  • UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
  • UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHWESTERN LOUISIANA
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS EL PASO
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO
  • VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Thursday (9/2) & Friday (9/3)

  • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY – SACRAMENTO
  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT DOMINGUEZ HILLS
  • CENTRAL NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
  • ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS
  • FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE – SOUTH CAMPUS
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
  • GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
  • GRAND RAPIDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
  • KENT STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS
  • LONE STAR COLLEGE – NORTH HARRIS
  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
  • ORANGE COAST COLLEGE
  • QUEENS COLLEGE (CUNY)
  • REGIS UNIVERSITY
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-CAMDEN
  • ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY – QUEENS CAMPUS
  • SUFFOLK COUNTY CC – AMMERMAN CAMPUS
  • SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE TRINITY RIVER CAMPUS
  • THE CITY COLLEGE OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
  • UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO – NORTH CAMPUS
  • UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS – PAN AMERICAN
  • WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN SAINT LOUIS
  • WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY

Thursday (9/9) & Friday (9/10)

  • BOSTON COLLEGE
  • CINCINNATI STATE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
  • MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – LA CROSSE

Thursday (9/23) & Friday (9/24)  

  • CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY EAST BAY HAYWARD CAMPUS
  • STANFORD UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
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Man One Falls into The Gap

Recently, The GAP in Beverly Hills (on Robertson Blvd.) asked our very own Sharpie Squad member, Man One (Alex Poli) to do a couple live painting events for them!  Man One has documented the event on his blog, ManOneWorld and on Flickr through pictures and video.  Special guest stars, Sharpie Paint Markers, the oh-so classic black Fine Point Sharpie (custom with Man One’s signature) and the always mighty Magnum Sharpie came in handy for the artist as he personalized tees, tanks and posters for Gap customers.

Here’s a look at some of my fav pictures from the event but be sure to check out all the rest on ManOneWorld and on Man One’s Flickr page!

Gotta love a good graffiti artist –  Way to Uncap What’s Inside Man One!

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Sharpie Squad Guest Blogger: Heather Batts

Heather Batts is one diva-licious blogger that I am happy to say is a part of this year’s Sharpie Squad!  Heather brings love, life, and a whooole lotta pink to Squad.  I suggest you sit back, relax and get to know The Domestic Diva herself, Heather Batts!

First of all I’d like to say that I’m very excited to be

   a part of this year’s Sharpie Squad!

I grew up on Sharpie markers and it seems that there is always one lying around no matter what room of the house I am in.  I’m not an artist but rather an everyday Sharpie kind of a user.  As a Mom, I use Sharpie markers mainly for labeling purposes or craft projects. 

Project Backpack: Back to School with Office Depot

Lately, I’ve discovered new ways to use Sharpie markers, for example, in a recent DIY project I added a personal touch to a piece of furniture my Mom found at a yard sale!

DIY: Storage Bench with Sharpie PAINT* love

Some of you might not know who I am so I will use this opportunity to let you guys know a little bit about me!  I began blogging in 2004 as a way to document my first pregnancy.  From there my interest and passion for writing grew.  Today, I blog at The Domestic Diva which mainly focuses on what works for my family and me.  Addicted to social media, I love sharing what is happening in my world not only through my blog but also through Twitter (@thedomesticdiva), Flickr , and YouTube!

I'm a 2010 Sharpie Squad Member!

If I were to pick a favorite Sharpie color, it would definitely be hot pink (although I think the folks at Sharpie call my favorite color Magenta instead). 

What I’ve learned from becoming a Sharpie Squad member is that it doesn’t matter if you are a successful artist or a regular Mom like me, we all have one thing in common:  we are all Sharpie users!  Because of this program I’ve learned to look at Sharpie in a different light.  I hope you will too!

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