Later this week, Six Apart staffers will join over 1,000 bloggers at the annual BlogHer conference in San Francisco. Six Apart co-founder and President Mena Trott will be speaking on the provocatively-titled panel "Who We Are: Can You Take Back Naked Blogging?" (don't take the title too literally) and several members of the TypePad, Movable Type and Vox teams will be out and about meeting our fellow bloggers. Look for us! (Scroll to the end of this post to check out our names & faces ahead of time.)
In addition to attending the conference and learning from our esteemed peers, we'll be cooling our heels in a Suite at the Westin St. Francis where we will meet with, counsel and entertain our fellow bloggers. On Friday from 4-6:30pm, join us in our suite for cocktails and conversation, plus a giveaway of fabulous raffle prizes crafted by our talented TypePad bloggers.
The donations have been arriving over the past few days - I must say, opening up these packages makes it feel a little bit like it's Christmas in July, except we don't get to keep anything! These gorgeous works of art will be given away to some very lucky winners:
Handmade doll entitled "Annouk and Fox Mask"
by Christine Alvarado
Approximately 11" tall, Annouk is made of polymer and clay, has moveable arms and legs and is painted with acrylics. Her dress is made of taffeta and her shoes are coated in ultra-fine gold glitter. Christine is a Doll Artist and working mother living in Bend, Oregon. She has a background in Photography and Graphic Design.
Handmade Fly bag
by Andrea Pippins
Andrea Pippins is a graphic designer/illustrator who is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in graphic design by day and running her blog, Fly, by night. Driven by the constant need to be creatively inspired and to inspire others, she started Fly hoping to provide an inspiration destination for all.
Annie and Eric from Three Fish Studios have donated three works of original art. Originally from Wexford in Ireland, Annie lives in San Francisco with her husband Eric and likes to paint Mexican wrestlers, flowers, bears, trees, and women. Eric describes himself as a painter, printmaker, and technology wonk.
A glassybaby in the color deep sea
by Lee Rhodes
A glassybaby is physically a small, colored, glass cup, candleholder, or vase. But the light of a candle coming through a glassybaby generates more; it gives warmth to a cold day, a calm token of peace in the busy world. Since 1998, Lee Rhodes has been designing, publicizing, and selling these small, extremely tough and strong cups. In 2001, she began to learn to blow these glasses, and has produced many glasses since.
Two Beating Hearts - one large and one small
by Yury Gitman
My Beating Heart is created by Yury Gitman, an innovative designer and award-winning artist. He strives to make high-tech art and design that stretches the imagination and entertains the soul. He's a Professor at the prestigious Parsons School for Design in New York, where he often uses TypePad blogs in the classroom (see Computation08).
Delicious treats from Sweet Riot
by Sarah E. Endline
Sweetriot is an activist candy company which is creating a
sweet movement to fix the world. Making fantastic, delicious consumer products based on the
cacao (chocolate) bean, sweetriot
Two framed, archival canvas prints from the "Fairytale" series
by Vanessa Valencia
Vanessa Valencia describes herself as feeling like a strange and curiously artistic woman from the 1800's trapped in the body of a thirty year old girl living in a bizarre Arizona. She makes all kinds of art including paintings, mixed media, paper dresses, Art Dolls, Jewelry, funky pottery & more. A snippet of the work "A Peculiar Day" is featured on the cover of the autumn issue of Artful Blogging!
You can also enter to win books by three TypePad bloggers:
The Creative Family by Amanda Soule |http://www.soulemama.com/
Moose by Stephanie Klein |http://stephanieklein.blogs.com/
The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam |http://www.digitalroam.typepad.com/
Several of the BlogHer panelists have blogs powered by TypePad, including:
- Rita Arens
- Glennia Campbell
- Kristen Chase
- Catherine Connors
- Tracey Gaughran-Perez
- Jory Des Jardins
- Susan Etlinger
- Beth Kanter
- Stephanie Klein
- Linsey Krolik
- Shannon Lowe
- Diane MacEachern
- Monica Mingo
- Stephanie Quilao
- Lisa Stone
- Laurie White
Are you attending the BlogHer Conference in San Francisco? Let us know in the comments!