Queer Craft Market 2019

Art, Events, Jewelry, Services

It’s been a long time since I opened myself up to the idea of vending at craft markets again. Tendonitis crushed my spirits a few years ago, as well as my ability to produce enough goods necessary to cover tables costs. Markets are a wonderful way to meet new people, connect with other craftivists and financially support my art endeavors, but concerns in the community have been raised about accessibility to those who may not be able to afford a spot.

However, the Queer Craft Market hosted at Ace Hotel by Assemble and WorkshopPGH has compassionately and Justly considered these issues: accepting all applicants and making table costs accessible to all who are looking to join the fun. I am proud to announce that I will be back at the booths as a vendor at this year’s Queer Craft Market!

From the event page:

The Queer Craft Market has been a community event for many years and taken on by several organizations. In 2016-2018 the Market was organized by Assemble, a fantastic non profit that supports STEM & maker education. In 2019, Workshop PGH DIY school began organizing the show to help expand the event to include more makers & community organizations. This event is a staple of the Pittsburgh queer community and is inclusive to all.

We welcome:

Zine Makers
Community Organizations
DIY schools & organizations that support the queer arts, handmade & Creatives
This event is all about the makers & folks involved, giving them a platform to sell and show their work. You can learn more about the vendors on the Vendor page as we update it.

It’s organized on a volunteer basis by Kelly of Workshop PGH (ally business & inclusive space) and several nice volunteers with support from Assemble, sponsors & the community.

The Market happens twice a year in Summer before Pride and Winter at rotating locations. In 2019, Ace Hotel Pittsburgh is gracious enough to host our event and is a Queer friendly event space and Employer. Thanks Ace!

I will be there, vending all sorts of witchy goodies (amount will vary based upon my physical ability to produce them):

★ Hand-burned, ethically sourced acorn runes
★ Upcycled jewelry: complete with semi-precious stones with metaphysical properties* combined with old charms and chains
★ Intuitive collage prints from my Book of Shadows
★ Holiday talisman keychains
Concept photography prints for personal reflection and cultivating intuition

Vending is a really fun experience. I love watching bewildered, intrigued eyes scanning my stock and finding themselves delighted by what they find. Each sale is a bright reminder that I am not the only one who wants to adorn themselves with Nature’s Wonders, but it’s really the conversation that I’m there for.

I can remember my days as a maiden witch and how vulnerable it was for me to ask about this tradition that was once violently kept quiet. I would have loved the opportunity to chat with a friendly face about what witchcraft is all about.

This will be the cherry atop my magical year: will it be yours too?

I hope to see y’all there!

*UPG: items with metaphysical properties are derived by Unverified Personal Gnosis.

Design Promotion: $100 New Client Special

Design, Services

People inherently trust good design. Whether it’s a Netflix film or a package of instant rice: if the imagery of packaging pleases the eye, buyers are more likely to purchase what’s inside. I have known this since I was a child and I am passionate about supporting the stories, goods and services of those who are doing their best to relay their gifts to the world. As I build the client base for my freelance design services, I will be offering a sale to those who are in need of a reliable, timely, skilled graphic designer with over ten years of experience.

I am currently running a New Client special 👉 $100 on any of the following graphics:

★ Print or media advertisements
★ Book, Magazine or Zine covers
★ Business cards
★ Page layout design for teaching or handbook PDFs (limit: 4 pages)
★ Logos or graphic as symbolic representation of goods or services
★ Posters, flyers or Instagram graphics for events
★ Resume layout design
★ Invitations to your special day
★ Email Signatures
★ Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube Channel, Tumblr or Google+ banners

This price includes:

★ Initial consultation via email, phone or Zoom
★ Brainstorming
★ Research and ethical image sourcing
★ Initial draft (or final draft, should no revisions be required)
(2) rounds of revisions
★ Final design in JPEG, PNG, standard PDF and/or high quality print PDF
★ Contact with the printer of your choice (should there be size or resolution issues)
★ Email contact throughout the creation of your project

Turn around time:

(1) week from deposit payment*


$50 (due via PayPal after consultation; must be submitted before I begin your project)

After deposit is sent, the one week deadline countdown clock begins. Then I will send you a final mock up of your design with a customized watermark over top (for copyright purposes) for you to approve. After the remaining $50 is paid, then I will send you a final copy of your project without the watermark. Then, the graphic is all yours!

I am committed to this Work with you and will represent your vision to the best of my ability. I look forward to learning about your offerings and giving wings to your Work.

To take advantage of this special, please visit aurorathewitch.com/contact > select “Design” from the drop down menu > fill in the required sections > tell me a little about your project and services in a few sentences > click “Submit

I will reply with my availability and initiate a scheduling of a consultation. I look forward to collaborating with you!

* Should your project require revisions, you are then required to be timely and responsive to emails regarding those revisions. Should it take you more than (24) hours to reply to an email regarding your requested revisions, another day will be added to the timeline of the project’s completion. It is my intention to get your project to you on or before that one week is up, but I need input from you if the project requires adjustments!