Build a Brand: Create a Logo
Sep
11
6:15 PM18:15

Build a Brand: Create a Logo

  • Denver Public Library Central Branch- Level 4 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FREE EVENT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Denver Public Library. I’ll be lending my layman’s eye toward how to approach logo design, presenting the basics of how I rebranded my main design and fabrication company Donna Diddit into The Owl and The Hourglass which is more suitable for art markets and Renaissance Festivals. With a background in scenic design further honed by nearly 14 years with a Fortune 500 company, a logo tells [and sells] the story when we are not present

Learn the basics of Inkscape, a free vector graphics program and create an example logo you can use in print or online.

Central Library Floor 4, Large Classroom, Community Technology Center

Roll up your sleeves in this series of hands-on workshops that will help you start building your brand. If you're a small business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, this is your chance to learn how to create your own logo, start building your website and get started with social media marketing. You can attend any or all of the workshops - no registration needed.

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93- Final Weekend
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93- Final Weekend

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10:00 am
6:30 pm

Eighth and Final Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 8 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for over 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.
 

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10:00 am
6:30 pm

Seventh Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 8 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for over 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.
 

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10:00 am
6:30 pm

Sixth Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 8 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for over 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.
 

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10:00 am
6:30 pm

Fifth Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 8 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for over 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.
 

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jul
7
to Jul 8

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10:00 am
6:30 pm

Fourth Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 8 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for over 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.
 

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jun
30
to Jul 1

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10:00 am
6:30 pm

Third Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 8 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for over 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.
 

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10:00 am
6:30 pm

Second Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 8 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for over 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.
 

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Opening Weekend! Booth 93
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Opening Weekend! Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

10:00 am
6:30 pm

Opening Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 8 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for over 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.
 

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Semi-Annual Shop Break
Dec
18
to Jan 3

Semi-Annual Shop Break

We're on vacation to recharge, relax, and find inspiration for the new year. In the meantime, we found this lovely image courtesy of the Getty. Details:

"The Wounded Foot." Oil on canvas. 1909. Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863 - 1923). J. Paul Getty Museum. Search through more of the museum's online collection HERE.

 

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Maryland Renaissance Festival
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Maryland Renaissance Festival

  • Maryland Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Owl and The Hourglass is venturing out to the Maryland Renaissance Festival as a guest merchant for a limited engagement September 23, 24, 30 and October 1, bringing a bevy of word games and other delights based on science, literature and the arts. Find us in the pavilion next to the Boar's Head Tavern! Find more details about the festival on their website HERE.

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Maryland Renaissance Festival
Sep
23
to Sep 24

Maryland Renaissance Festival

  • Maryland Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Owl and The Hourglass is venturing out to the Maryland Renaissance Festival as a guest merchant for a limited engagement, bringing a bevy of word games and other delights based on science, literature and the arts. Find us in the pavilion next to the Boar's Head Tavern! Find more details about the festival on their website HERE.

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jul
29
to Jul 30

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 W. Perry Park Avenue Larkspur, CO, 80118 United States 

FINAL WEEKEND!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 7 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.

NEW LIMITED EDITION WORD GAME RELEASE: TBD- each weekend we will have a new limited edition word game

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 W. Perry Park Avenue Larkspur, CO, 80118 United States 

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 7 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.

NEW LIMITED EDITION WORD GAME RELEASE: TBD- each weekend we will have a new limited edition word game

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Colorado Renaissance Festival
Jul
15
to Jul 16

Colorado Renaissance Festival

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 W. Perry Park Avenue Larkspur, CO, 80118 United States 

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 7 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.

NEW LIMITED EDITION WORD GAME RELEASE: TBD- each weekend we will have a new limited edition word game

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Colorado Renaissance Festival
Jul
8
to Jul 9

Colorado Renaissance Festival

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 W. Perry Park Avenue Larkspur, CO, 80118 United States 

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 7 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.

NEW LIMITED EDITION WORD GAME RELEASE: TBD- each weekend we will have a new limited edition word game

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jul
1
to Jul 2

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 W. Perry Park Avenue Larkspur, CO, 80118 United States 

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 7 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.

NEW LIMITED EDITION WORD GAME RELEASE: TBD- each weekend we will have a new limited edition word game

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jun
24
to Jun 25

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 W. Perry Park Avenue Larkspur, CO, 80118 United States 

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 7 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.

NEW LIMITED EDITION WORD GAME RELEASE: TBD- each weekend we will have a new limited edition word game

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 W. Perry Park Avenue Larkspur, CO, 80118 United States 

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 7 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.

NEW LIMITED EDITION WORD GAME RELEASE: TBD- each weekend we will have a new limited edition word game

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Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93
Jun
10
to Jun 11

Colorado Renaissance Festival- Booth 93

  • Colorado Renaissance Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado Renaissance Festival
650 W. Perry Park Avenue Larkspur, CO, 80118 United States 

Opening Weekend!

Look for my purple booth #93 near the joust, "The Owl & The Hourglass." Word games and an expansion on the literary themes researched over the past 7 years in addition to a focus on antiquity through the Renaissance! If you have never been to this gorgeous festival set on the rolling hillside in Larkspur, Colorado midway between Denver and Colorado Springs, make it out for a day and see why it has been around for 40 years. Tickets and more information available HERE.

NEW LIMITED EDITION WORD GAME RELEASE: TBD- each weekend we will have a new limited edition word game

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Horseshoe Craft & Flea Spring Market
May
13
9:00 AM09:00

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Spring Market

How long does it take for a show to become a tradition? Now in its seventh year, the Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market is consistently named one of the top handmade markets in Denver. We'll be debuting our new creative studio The Owl and The Hourglass, dedicated to items based on science, art and literature. Preview the vendors on the Horseshoe Market's website (details available closer to market date in May).If you're looking for a Mother's Day browse and shop, we've got you covered. 

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AIGA- Come Meet Your Kind- Creative Mixer
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

AIGA- Come Meet Your Kind- Creative Mixer

Professional and students don't always get social chances to meet up and geek out about the projects that inspire and excite us. Introverts, extroverts, and somewhere-between-verts will have a few minutes to meet, exchange an idea, and move on. Join AIGA Colorado at Workplace Elements for some hangout.... and ice cream.

Brand new to the design world or new in town? Feeling isolated as a freelancer? Looking for fresh minds to work with? Uneasy in a sea of strangers?
Well then - Come Meet Your Kind! In a low-pressure, speed dating-like fashion, we’ll help you make make new connections with dozens of like-minded professionals and students who can help you grow your business, develop your career, and expand your local design community.
Please RSVP and join us at Workplace ELEMENTS for conversation and ice cream from ICE CREAM RIOT to get that sugar rush going!
And of course, bring your friends too!

Ice Cream provided by:
Ice Cream Riot

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Field Trip Friday- Star Wars and the Power of Costume, DAM
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Field Trip Friday- Star Wars and the Power of Costume, DAM

  • Denver Art Museum Hamilton Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We get out of the studio for a couple hours for our regularly scheduled (though not regularly taken advantage of) #FieldTripFriday . Today's adventure: Star Wars and the Power of Costume. Meet us at the Hamilton Building at 10:45 am, tour begins at 11 am. The Denver Art Museum also offers school field trips (info here) through March 31. Exhibit closes April 2.

I'm already have a nerdgasm about the costume drawings, prototypes, and up close inspection of the fabrication techniques used for these iconic costumes. Can't make the field trip? Stop in and check out my Instagram feed for photos!

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Ink Lounge Presents: Get Out- Hands On Studio Openings
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

Ink Lounge Presents: Get Out- Hands On Studio Openings

  • Donna Diddit Studio, Alleyway Entrance (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get Out- Hands On Studio Openings. Day Three of Three.

We just finished building a new 260 SF design and production studio, home to Donna Diddit and our creative studio The Owl and The Hourglass. We'll have the laser up and running for small batch demonstrations, make convincing statements in response to questions, and have some of our work out to get a sense of the materials we use on a regular basis. Heck, you can just swing on by and ask about the process of converting a 1950's cinder block bunker into a safe work place. 

Please note that this is an alleyway entrance between Galapago St and Fox St just off of 6th. We're about 9 blocks away from Ink Lounge's studio. 

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