Wood Brain by: Lindsay Zuelich

My amazing Birthday weekend at Camp Xanadu on Catalina Island.




How I spent the best Birthday weekend ever with a group of amazing a fun people I just met. These beautiful individuals filled me with love throughout the weekend from the time we boarded the boat. We got silly, dressed in costume and in bark on a journey together to rediscover play. It's the most amazing adult summer camp I've yet to attend. I was...

I taught a woodworking workshop in Novia Scotia




I had the honor and privileged to lead a woodworking workshop in Nova Scotia Canada at the Make.Do.Camp. 



It was my first time to Canada, I loved the fresh chilly air, and beautiful homes line along the streets
   
Make.Do.Camp is held in Big Cove at a YMCA camp and it's like a sense from a summer camp movie.

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I'm headed to Barcelona Spain to lead a hands on woodworking workshop.


             What's the last stamp you got in your passport? What's keeping you from going out and adding a new stamp to your passport this year! My goal is to run out of pages in my passport, whats yours?


In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take. This is my mantra when ever I get nervous about making a decision on something big. Do you have a mantra you use when faced with fear? Is...

The best investment you can make this year, is to invest in yourself!



In the past five years of running a small business I’ve physically made over a thousand handmade wooden accessories from flasks to business card cases, and I’ve made every product with my own two hands. I’ve learned a great deal in those past years of my handmade business. I feel so fortunate to be able to wake up each day and do what I love and create with my hands, however I felt selfish in a...

I'm featured on Mental Floss: 17 Skeuomorphs That Show Retro Is Always In

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In 1889, H. Colley March noticed that some ancient artifacts had a retro look. They imitated—just for show—elements from older objects. Bronze axes had “thong-work” like flint axes. Pottery bowls had patterns resembling basket weaving. March coined the term skeuomorph(SKYOO-uh-morf), from Greek skéuos (container or tool) and morphḗ(shape), for these design throwbacks. But...

Diane's Vintage Zest!: Wood Brain feature, GIVEAWAY & promo!

For this week's Shop Small Saturday Showcase feature, I am featuring Wood Brain, a fun shop that I first saw at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles.  I love how creative Lindsay is with all of her work and how unique each wood piece is!  In fact, if you want to see some of them up close and personal, join me in coming to the 3rd Annual Etsy Craft Partyat CRAFTED on June 6th. The event will be so...

Academy of Handmade Awards Show 2014: Best Artist in Wood


I feel extremely honored for getting nominated for Best Artist in Wood at the Academy of Handmade Award Show 2014. I was really blown away with the whole evening, it was such an amazing experience. Just when I thought things couldn't get any better they announced that I had won for the Best Artist in Wood category! 


I felt like I was at the Oscars, they had rolled out the red carpet and everything....

Patchwork Show: Modern Creative Festival - Spring 2014



I'm really excited about this upcoming Patchwork Show in Long Beach on May 25th, 2014. I'll be there for sure. I am looking forward to checking out all the awesome vendors, food and music. I'll also have my own Wood Brain booth there! It's the first time I'll be a vendor at this show and I plan to design and built my own unique booth. I'll have a variety of my products for sell at the show...

The First 70 and how to Save our State Parks


The First 70 is an inspiring journey through California to visit the majestic state parks slated to close due to budget cuts. Experience the beauty and history that may be lost forever, and meet the people who are working to preserve the places they love for everyone to enjoy. Check out the trailer below:




PARKS IN CRISIS
California’s 280 state parks have been set aside to preserve and protect some...

Wood Brain at the Unique Spring Show 2013





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Our first ever Unique LA show was a huge success. We had such an amazing weekend.
Our booth was a collaboration between, Dawn Sinacori of Seadrift Soul, Meredith Harbuck of Meriebabie handbags and myself Lindsay Zuelich of Wood Brain. The three of us shared a 10'x20' booth space and used all the footage to our advantage. We had many creative meetings between the...

Wood Brain will be at Unique LA Spring show and CAMP Unique


Unique LA is the largest independent design show in the country, attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 350 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy to buy local and shop handmade. The products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA. 

Applications opened for the Spring 2013 show on Febuary 18th and closed on...

Driftwood wall vase hanger giveaway...

Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe: driftwood wall vase hanger giveaway...: Ever since I've known Miss Lindsay of Wood Brain , these driftwood wall hangers have been my most favorite thing she's made. I mean, look ...