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Fermental Sweet Saturdays

Fermental

 

Hey Wilmington and beyond! Love art? Today find the #arttruck @FermentalNC from 12-6PM! Say hello and pick up some craft brews, wines, meads and other amazing delights! #mushpamensa

Fermental Sweet Saturdays

Fermental

 

Hey Wilmington and beyond! Love art? Today find the #arttruck @FermentalNC from 12-6PM! Say hello and pick up some craft brews, wines, meads and other amazing delights! #mushpamensa

Go Rogue Forth Friday Art 4 All Walk

rogue

Everyone loves the fourth Friday gallery walk, but we want to expand it Mushpa + Mensa style. Come hang out with us tonight from 6-9PM on N. 4th between Campbell and Hanover Street. We’ll be in the patch of grass right after the bridge, living the high life. Come join us in the Brooklyn Arts District!!! BADCO 4eva!

 

Leaf Festival

We got into the Leaf Festival. I was unaware of how much I was pulling away from faith, mysticism and the Truth until I watched this video. I have been worrying about bills, money, and bullshit and forgetting about miracles, beauty and truth. Logistics are a lie. I am blessed and amazing and God is good. I’ve got nothing to worry about.

Come camping and listen to amazing music and chill with cool peeps and Mushpa y Mensa. We’ll see you there!

 

Pink Bowtie Event

Pink Bowtie Event 2015

Come support a good cause with us, and Maya, the magical mobile art machine. :]

– Mushpa y Mensa

bazaarSPARK 2015

SparkOn

bazaarSPARK is a collection of artisans, food, art and fashion vendors selling their wares at an outdoor market. What if the mall was cool? What would it feel like? bazaarSPARK was created to answer that question.

bazaarSPARK 2015

SparkOn

bazaarSPARK is a collection of artisans, food, art and fashion vendors selling their wares at an outdoor market. What if the mall was cool? What would it feel like? bazaarSPARK was created to answer that question.

We Got Into the Leaf Festival

We got into the Leaf Festival. I was unaware of how much I was pulling away from faith, mysticism and the Truth until I watched this video. I have been worrying about bills, money, and bullshit and forgetting about miracles, beauty and truth. Logistics are a lie. I am blessed and amazing and God is good. I’ve got nothing to worry about.

Everything is better than okay. I got into the Leaf Festival and have nothing to fear but fear itself.

:]

-Mushpa

Mushpa y Mensa Super Summer Update

Hello Mushpa y Mensa Super Fans!

Yes, you see right, it’s Mushpa y Mensa’s Super Summer update, after a few months of silence. We are happy to say that in the last three months, Mushpa y Mensa have begun their “Gypsy Market Life”. Already, on this journey, we have met quite a few amazing people, like the folks at Seaglass Salvage Market, Brooklyn Arts Center, Beacon House Inn, and Satellite Lounge to name a few. We have also danced and tasted many sweet wines at the Duplin Winery’s Main Squeeze Music and Wine Festival, as well as met dozens of new, fun people at the annual Azalea and Strawberry Festivals in North Carolina. ;] We even partnered up with Wilmington’s Earth Day Alliance and enjoyed a wonderful Earth Day Celebration at Hugh MaCrae Park.

It’s been surreal so far.

It’s amazing what faith, love, encouragement, and a little help from our friends can do. In terms of our little cottage industry, we are, as you say, busting a hump. We are constantly checking ourselves on how we can make things better from our art, to our business, to our life.

We have actually just updated the “Photos of Our Peeps” page on Mushpa y Mensa’s site. We added a photo uploading tool, so you can upload pictures of you in our organic tees, wearing our amazing jewelry, hugging our lavender filled plush pets, or even just keeping your hands cool with one of our coffee cozies. :]

And in terms of our Art? Well we keep on bringing to life tons of ideas in our head. For example, we recently created 3.5 new shirt designs. A cool Octopus Olivia with an Anchor Tattoo on her forehead,as well as R6: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Replenish, Reflect, Reimagine inspired by Earth Day.

We also have new organic Pima cotton relaxed fit tops that are flying out of the truck. Here is an example of the Pima tops with one of our new designs, Argema Mittrei, a female moth. Lastly, we spruced up Robot Girl and added a cute heart. All these designs we print for the ladies, the gents, and of course the smallest people around.

Mushpa y Mensa have also been focusing on custom shirts that have been selling off Maya so fast we don’t even have time to list them on our Etsy shop!

Spread the art, spread the love.

A few questions answered…

Where can I find the Art Truck?

Follow us on Twitter @mushpamensa. We are constantly posting when and where we will be. There is also an events page on our site, www.mushpaymensa.com/events we keep updated, but Twitter is best for the most up to date information.

We are doing some art shows, markets and fleas, but are hunting to find good spots to park around town. We are partnering up with cool people like the folks at the Beacon House Inn on Carolina Beach and Satellite Bar and Lounge in Wilmington.

And for all the natives and people in the know, since we are new in town, feel free to hit us up at [email protected] or our contact page with any ideas where to park, festivals to do or whether you’d like us to rock a party or event with you!

Are you going on the road anytime soon?

We want to explore the grounds of NC and the surrounding area, so we will keep the max to weekend trips. But worry not, we will definitely be making it into the mid-west and west-coast! Maybe even an occasional trip to NYC sooner than you think!

If you have any questions about anything, make sure to ask! We love to hear from you all.

Until the next super exciting Mushpa y Mensa’s and Maya, Magical Mobile Art Machine update we say good day!

With lots of love,

               Cara and Maria Emilia

                                                             a.k.a.

Wilmington’s 2015 Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day

This year’s theme is “Life Starts from the Ground Up.”

This theme was chosen to coincide with the Food and Agriculture Organization designating 2015 the “International Year of Soils”. Healthy soil is important for all things on Earth. Soil is the basis for life, as soil gives us many things necessary for survival. Crops for food, trees to produce oxygen and lumber for building shelters, clay for creating bricks for building structures, plant fibers for creating clothing, ground to live on, and minerals in the soil used for medicines, food, and other items. This is a short list of the many benefits we receive from healthy soil. The Earth Day Alliance wants to help bring attention to this important environmental resource and show people that healthy, sustainable soil is important for our future. Did you know that it takes 500-1000 years for one inch of soil to form? Therefore, it’s important to protect the soil we have today. Some ways we can protect the soil include: reducing pollution, reducing/preventing erosion, reducing and/or rerouting stormwater runoff.