Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Slow Loris Interview & Giveaway

Jessica and Arlo are the Slow Loris team. Their motto of "feeling strong and not in a hurry" is indicative of their high-quality, handmade products. Their screen printed designs are created without the use of computers. Jessica & Arlo are kindly providing one of their unique shirts as a giveaway! Be sure to comment by Midnight on Thursday to be entered to win!

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UCU: Pick a song that gets you in creative mood or you think would make a great addition to a "UCU Winter 2010 Soundtrack".
Slow Loris:
We love anything by Dizzee Rascal, get's the printer dancing and the artist drawing!
Especially this new one of his that came out this summer, "Dance Wiv Me"

UCU: What’s one thing you wish you had known at your first craft show?
SL:
Probably to bring more change or make things for sale at a price that doesn't involve needing to give change. We've learned to just make tax included in our prices, and deal with all the math later:)

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UCU: If you have pets, introduce them and tell us a bit about them!
SL:
Jessica-Well I have two dogs and a pig, and Arlo also has a dog who often is in the studio. So i'll introduce all four!
Basil Rathone/Bee/OldDog~ Wise, 14 years strong and has very handsome tendencies. Can't seem to remember if he just went outside or wants to come back in..or go back out? Who knows? He sure doesn't.

Zora/theZub/Zubbles/little-little~ Resident Ewok, ankle biter&foot licker. Also an old lady, likes to just sit around and look gorgeous.

Pig-pig/MarnieBiddles/NarnieNAh- Potbelly Pig. About 8 years old, he likes to stare at us through the window and waits for me to throw him my banana peel from my desk. He's practically blind and sniffs his way around the 5 acres of property quite well. He is quite spoiled and has 3 dog houses filled with hay for him to choose to sleep in depending on the weather.

Pele/Pe-le-Le-pe/rrrreppes ~ The youngest of the pack. She talks a lot, and often. Can leap buildings in a single bound, sweetest girl you've ever met, likes to sport a bandanna around the neck (just like Arlo) and was rescued from a California desert when just a wee skinny puppy.

UCU: What item are you most excited to be offering at UCU Winter 2010?
SL:
New zip-up hoodies and skirts with new designs, our belt buckles, and art! We're bringing original screen prints. Our flat file is just getting too full, so it's time to clear out some hand printed art!

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UCU: What day of show traditions are you bringing to UCU 2010?
SL:
Our traditions are actually after the show, we eat out at our favorite places in Ballard! We love ourselves the food at La Isla or Sushi! mmmmmm Sushi.

UCU: If you could sum up your work in one word, what would that be?
SL:
Impressions

UCU: What gift are you most excited to give this year?
SL:
Jessica ~ Jewelry from a Finland Etsy seller I recently stumbled upon. I bought many items for my 3 sisters. Also, for Arlo's birthday, a record player.


UCU: Favorite handmade item you have? It could be made by you, gifted to you or something you picked up.
SL:
Jessica ~Hard to say, it's a tie between a painting by my great, great grandmother or the family portrait painted by my father right after i was born in the late 70's. Both equally odd and amazing.

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40 comments:

  1. There are many things I miss about living in Seattle and UCU is one of them (top 5). Friends, coffee, mountains, UCU, and pho. <3

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  2. Love their work! Great gifts for the whole family.

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  3. Good stuff! Looking forward to the next UCU.

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  4. I love the airstream sketch on wood!

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  5. Totally digg'n the snow shoes!

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  6. WOOT WOOT! T minus two days to UCU Seattle!! Yee haw!

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  7. airstream= me drooling. everything everything you have = fern drooling

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  8. Your pieces are stunning. I love the simplicity, not a lot of overwhelming background work. The images stand alone.

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  9. Such great stuff! Can't wait to see it at UCU!

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  10. I get t-shirts for my beau every year...yay! Slowloris!

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  11. Love the vintage crown trailer print!

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  12. I love Slow Loris and their prints:) Especially those kick-butt belt buckles! You are a fantastic duo, Slow Loris.
    -Jessica

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  13. Oh cool, these shirts are awesome!

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  14. Really retro and organic. Love the combination.

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  15. Love the pen and ink style of drawing. I esp like the sealife drawings!

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  16. Last show I bought some of your shirts for my husband, and I love seeing him wear them. :) Good luck at the show this weekend!

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  17. I <3 Hana for Seattle sushi or I <3 sushi has the conveyer belt which is always cool.

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  18. Really like the hand clasped around the head of the guitar - awesome!!!

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  19. I love your drawings. You two are so talented. The orginal designs are really fantastic. I wish you much success this weekend.

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  20. the snowshoes are stunning. hope to see them this sunday, they'd make a great gift for my parents' cabin!

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  21. I love my Slow Loris shirts. They are so soft and fun to wear! Lots of great designs, very talented folks. I feel special wearing their products!

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  22. Nice graphics! Showshoes are my fave.

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  23. Great works. The bridge is beautiful.

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  24. Really wishing there was more slow loris in San Francisco!

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  25. DO YOU MAKE T-SHIRTS FOR PIGS?

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  26. husband is wearing one of you shirts right now!

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  27. Did my first art show this weekend, I am exhausted. Your items are wonderful and your talent shines thru.

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