All posts tagged: givewave studios

Creativity Meets Connection

“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable” – William Pollard The Foundation Mixer brought us all together once again last week for the second part of their art series connection events. This time the focus was on GiveWave Studios owned by a friend and colleague of ours . With a small business focused on creativity and design it has thrived over the last year and half into the costume and accessories go to for all your creative needs. GiveWave Studios is based out of Lowell Makes, a Makerspace based in Lowell, MA. This is an environment where creativity takes free reign and individuals who have a membership can do everything from woodworking to 3D printing. This is the perfect place to start a business based on creative design and has been the spot for people to come out and experience on their own. During this particular mixer, we were given a tour of Lowell Makes …

Boston Comic Con 2016

This past weekend was filled with costumes, celebrities, good food, great friends and so much more. This year for Boston Comic Con we decided to dress up on Saturday, spend some time taking pictures and catching up with people and then take Sunday to help our friend over at Givewave Studios run his booth in the new Cospace area. Saturday started off with us roaming around, taking pictures with people and meeting up with friends. This year some new things were introduced at the Comic Con, a new “Cospace” area where makers could showcase and sell their wares away from the regular vendors. I appreciated the fact that there was a space completely dedicated to the art of cosplay. So many people don’t understand how much time and effort goes into certain aspects of being a cosplayer especially when you hand make, hand sew, construct and assemble all your own costumes. Our friend Givewave Studios had his booth set up with a myriad of items including many Pokemon Go items that he was selling and …

Lowell Folk Festival – Sunday

Sunday, the third and last day of the 30th Annual Lowell Folk Festival was extremely relaxing. I had feared because of the rain I wouldn’t get to do too much, but by the time I headed out the rain had stopped and the day was turning out to be just fine. We quickly stopped at Brew’d Awakening for some amazing iced coffee and then headed on a search for some yummy Folk Festival food. We chose Nigerian food, being sold by the Nigerian Association of the Merrimack Valley and it was amazing. It felt like we had stepped out of Lowell into Nigeria.  Roose and I had different types of rices, stews and then the famous Nigerian “Puff Puff” my absolute favorite. A fried dough puff that is slightly sweet and will appease anyone with a sweet tooth. Arriving to the 3rd day, so excited! Jollof Rice, Plantains, & Fowl Stew White Rice, Black eyed beans, Goat Stew & Plantains Afterwards we headed over to Lowell Makes where Givewave Studios was showing off his custom …

Lowell Folk Festival – Saturday

What an incredible day I had on this past Saturday, the second day of the 30th Annual Lowell Folk Festival. I started off the day around noon time and headed straight into downtown to walk along Merrimack Street. The crowds were excited, milling around to see all the booths, vendors, and events going on everywhere. Shop owners were having sales and had an influx of festival goers in each of their stores. Local restaurants had yummy goodness to eat along with the folk festival ethnic food vendors that were incredibly enticing. I was so much to take in and admire, the hustle and bustle, the noise, the different types of music everywhere. It was a sight  for sore eyes for sure! I stopped at the first vendor I noticed Crose Nest, whose store is located at Mill No 5 and sipped on some yummy Hibiscus tea. I then walked over to Rosie’s booth (Rosie’s Cafe) and she made me an amazing Salted Caramel iced coffee, and there I was set to go and explore some more so …

The Ball-Clothes & Accessories

As it gets closer to the arrival of this event presented by Made in Lowell, I am excited to write the next piece of my blogging for it. This clothing and accessories piece highlights some of the businesses in Lowell where you can get some nice style going for a night on the town, an event like The Ball, or any other time you want to add some touches to your personal style. Businesses I am highlighting in this blog post: Humanity Boutique GiveWave Studios Leocata Tailoring   Humanity Boutique, a clothing boutique in Downtown Lowell has a large selection of clothing, accessories and jewelry. You can buy fun jewelry, gorgeous purses and the clothing is always unique and beautiful. I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot and try out some of the different styles of dresses, purses and jewelry as I go on my adventure to get ready for the ball. If you haven’t already gone in recently,they have gotten in lots of new inventory in preparation for The Ball and the …