Category Archives: Art

Meet the Makers: Upcycled Studio

Ken and Diana Swallow are a husband and wife creative team who combine their artistic talents in Upcycled Studio.  We first met them in 2013, when they came out to our then Mini Maker Faire, in Pasco.  We’ve grown a lot since then, … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Tobi Weisbond, of Unique Rabbit

Returning to Gulf Coast MakerCon this year, is Tobi Weisbond, of Unique Rabbit. Tobi is a local artist living in New Port Richey with her husband. Her love affair with the visual arts began 60+ years ago in the basement … Continue reading

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Meet the Bow Tie Maker: ErikaLoveLeigh

One of our new Makers this year is Ericka McThenia, doing business as ErickaLoveLeigh, creator of handmade, upcycled bowties.  Her work is really unique and beautiful and we asked her to tell us a bit more about her craft.

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Introducing the Gulf Coast MakerCon Costume Plank Walk!

In celebration of our 5th Maker Festival Birthday, we bring you the first ever Gulf Coast MakerCon Costume Plank Walk! Why a “Plank Walk”?  Because we’re Makers and we Made it Up.  Also, our mascot Skully is a Maker Pirate and Plank … Continue reading

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Meet the Young Makers of Palm Harbor Library

Palm Harbor Library is home to the Hazel Incantalupe Makerspace, an art space just for children.  Youth Services Director, Kiki Durney, told us a bit more about the Makerspace and what the great Young Makers of Palm Harbor Library are bringing to … Continue reading

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Meet the Maker: Gypsy’s Weavings

We are excited to welcome Gypsy’s Weavings back to Gulf Coast MakerCon. Bethany “Anakhet” Blascoe has ventured into fun new territory with her hand crafted chainmaille jewelry and accessories.  We asked her to tell us more about her work and what she is bringing to … Continue reading

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