Category Archives: #whatimake

#WhatIMake Speaker Profile: Ben Holmes of Aeronaut Brewery

#WhatIMake Speaker Profile: Ben Holmes of Aeronaut Brewery

Talk: Building Aeronaut 2.0 While starting Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville, Holmes has seen how hard it is to create community spaces.  Based on his experience, he’d say that it’s not for either of the following reasons: 1. lack of willing participants or interest 2. lack of space, ideas, or opportunity His talk will describe the challenges of building community spaces,Continue Reading

#WhatIMake Episode Two: Liz Roncka

#WhatIMake Episode Two: Liz Roncka

Learn about improvisational movement from Liz Roncka in this short video by John Douglas Manson. Check back throughout the year to catch upcoming episodes that highlight makers in the Greater Boston area.  If you would like to nominate someone to be interviewed, send an email to mirandashearth@gmail.com.  

#WhatIMake Conference: Call for Speakers

#WhatIMake: the conference where ideas meet practice October 17, 2015 Hosted by Miranda’s Hearth at Groundworks in New Bedford, MA Miranda’s Hearth is seeking presenters for the #WhatIMake Conference on October 17, 2015 at Groundworks in New Bedford, MA.  The conference will benefit local artisans, makers,  and small and independent business owners by providing a venueContinue Reading

#WhatIMake Episode One: Gilmore Tammy

#WhatIMake Episode One: Gilmore Tammy

Step into the life of interdisciplinary artist Gilmore Tamny in this short video by John Douglas Manson. Check back throughout the year to catch upcoming episodes that highlight makers in the Greater Boston area.  If you would like to nominate someone to be interviewed, send an email to mirandashearth@gmail.com.  

What Celida Makes

What Celida Makes

After the first anniversary of Miranda’s TEDxTalk on Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something, we received this wonderful submission of handmade bracelets by Celida Allen.  Learn about Celida and what she makes in the bio below, taken from her website: “Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Celida is the granddaughter of an Afro Canadian immigrant dressmaker. InheritingContinue Reading

Grieving through Granny Squares

Grieving through Granny Squares

-written by Hearth Founder, Miranda Aisling At the beginning of March I took the snow-lined highways from Boston to Norwalk to see my mother’s most recent play.  As the technical theater director at a K-12 school, she puts on quite a few productions and I’m always glad when I can break away to go see one.  But thisContinue Reading

Kathy’s Quilt

Kathy’s Quilt

This quilt is the result of a workshop with Jo Diggs, an artist from Maine.

Steven’s Watercolor Poem

Steven’s Watercolor Poem

Steven made this at a craft night hosted at the Mystic Art Gallery in Medford.  The poem is from a book of Hafiz/Ladinsky poetry that he brought with him.  Throughout the evening, after he read this one to us, we read several other wonderful poems.  

The Downton Abbey Dinner Party

The Downton Abbey Dinner Party

Last Saturday my friend Rebecca decided, all on her own, to cook a seven course meal inspired by Downton Abbey to celebrate the fourth season coming out.  She cooked all day and wouldn’t accept anything in return apart from the deep gratitude and enjoyment of her dinner guests. The Menu: First Course – Soup ArtichokeContinue Reading

Dorie’s Blog Post

Dorie’s Blog Post

Dorie, author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future, submitted  “a blog post for my Forbes blog. Admittedly, it’s composed of pixels, but it’s definitely a labor intensive form of creation.”