Ever since her mom set up craft stations for her as a child, graphic communications senior Mia Lew has loved getting creative through DIY projects, whether it be selling duct tape wallets or painting custom shoe designs. Then, two years ago, Lew began experimenting with jewelry making and during the COVID-19 pandemic, she started an […]
“Everyone was smiling the entire time”: Cal Poly student creates “Bitchin’ DIY Pop-up”
Self-described workaholic and graphic communications junior Mia Lew put the skills she’s learned through her event planning minor into her “Bitchin’ DIY Pop-up” event, meant to bring artists in San Luis Obispo “out of their funk” and back into the art world.
Hobby turned business: How one Cal Poly student transformed her jewelry-making passion into a craft
Business admistration junior Jenny Hoekstra sat on her backyard deck. The golden hour sunlight struck the turquoise beads of her newly made, wire-wrapped earrings, a creation she thought up as she comfortably laid on her lime green yoga mat. Lost in the trance that is her craft, Hoekstra was in her element. Hoekstra started her […]
Small businesses adding a touch of artistry to the SLO community
Local artists Savannah Rae Nicholson and Danielle Curchill individually created Anahata Rae and RadicalSouls Collective, local artistry businesses. After teaming up last year, both brands have a collective vision of bringing nature, both environmental and humanistic, into their designs. Anahata Rae Nicholson created Anahata Rae in 2014 after a death in her family. ‘Anahata,’ translates […]
The Audio Files: DIY music
Music needs honesty and originality — where did that go?
DIY: Light up your room with string lights
Are you seeking decor to make your college house feel more like a home? If so, I have the perfect, affordable solution: Dixie Cup twinkle lights.
DIY: String art for your walls
Are you having trouble outfitting your college home? Does it often look like a prison cell that was hit by a tornado? If you are looking to bring a bit of pizzazz and personality to your walls, look no further.
How to live like a boss in 2014
… Five, four, three, two, one.
The New Year is here in the blink of an eye; new beginnings, new opportunities and new experiences await, so set a few goals and plan ahead.