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femfest 2016: meet melissa, artist and poster creator

Melissa Johnson and I met at 88Nine/Stone Creek Coffee and were able to find a corner tucked away from the 414 Music Live session with Allen Coté. (After the interview, I stayed to hear Jack Garratt’s live recording in the 414 Room; it was incredible!) Today, Melissa had her “last first day” at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). She’s in her final semester as an integrated studio arts major, which, I learned, means she isn’t limited to just one medium.Melissa Johnson

Here’s her little slice of Riverwest FemFest 2016: Continue reading

femfest 2016: meet treccy, singer in mortgage freeman and ruth b8r ginsburg

There are few things more inspiring than a woman who recognizes her own power and individuality and wants to share them with the world.

Thank you to Treccy Marquardt-Thomas for being this woman—and the first to be featured in our Riverwest FemFest miniseries this week leading up to the Fest on January 21-24, 2016.

I’m Alysse’s roommate, Jessica. Alysse and I were at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s live FemFest music preview when we came up with the idea to do as many FemFest-focused interviews as we could the week of the event. Riverwest FemFest is Milwaukee’s four-day fundraiser and music festival “celebrating talented and strong women through music, art and poetry.” So tonight, I was honored to spend time with Treccy—a musician in both Mortgage Freeman and Ruth B8r Ginsburg—to talk about her music-making and kick off the series. Treccy is smart, warm and, like the rest of us, beyond excited for the weekend to get here.by Kelly Marquardt Continue reading

doodle day: holding hands

Next week, look for Aviva Cohen on the blog. Like the sweet GIF Lucca created in her honor, Aviva provides comfort, support, love, and help to her clients—and we’re proud to be able to share her story. Check back Tuesday!
Blossom Method on People With Panache

[Doodle by Lucca.]

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doodle day: zip it, zip it good

What do you get when you combine a love for shopping with a math nerd? One great business idea. Next week, check out the service Liz provides that allowed her to apply her love of numbers to a need she saw among her friends.

PWPzipper001

[Doodle by Lucca.]

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doodle day: anticipation in chicago

Alysse here! This week’s GIF makes me want to visit Kate in Chicago, my other home.

Our upcoming Panachie, Elizabeth, makes Chicago an even sweeter place to live, celebrate and explore. And the inspiration for this image? Find it here—we’re sure you’ll love it. It’s barely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what Elizabeth does. Check back  Tuesday to read about her quirky talents and awesome endeavors.

Heart Chicago

[Doodle by Lucca.]

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doodle day: fly fly away

Ever wanted to soar through the sky on a silky cloth? (And when we say that, do you hear Aladdin singing, “I can show you the world, shining, shimmering, splendid”? Neither do we…)

Well Felicia Coe flies almost every day. As a professional aerialist, she gives us a whole new world opinion on the necessity of upper body strength. And we’ll stop here before we make any more Disney jokes. Check back Tuesday for her story!

Felicia Coe, Aerialist

[Doodle by Lucca.]

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doodle day: nanny network

Our next Panachie makes it snappy.

Click

Erin created a business that connects clients with in-home help, like nannies, elder-care companions and more, in relationships that click. We know plenty of people in jobs like these—and we’ve done them ourselves—so Erin’s service strikes us as a needed one that creates happiness all around. Snaps to that!

[Doodle by Lucca.]

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doodle day: throwing clay

We can’t believe how perfectly last week’s doodle matched this photo from the post—especially when Lucca hadn’t even seen the pics! This upcoming week we’re featuring a woman who works magic with ceramics. (Not quite like in the GIF. So funny!)

Have you ever thrown clay?

throwing clay on people with panacheWhen we visited Elysia Vandenbussche’s studio in Detroit—where she makes everything from ceramic bowls to installation art—she showed us the process she goes through to make the things her company sells. Check out her website, and get ready to meet her on Tuesday!

[Doodle by Lucca.]

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