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San Jose Craft Holiday Fair – Nov 26-28, 2021


I’ll be vending at @sjmade’s holiday craft fair this year y’all. It’s the largest winter holiday craft fair in the South Bay Area and this year’s three full days from Black Friday (Nov. 26) through Small Business Saturday (Nov. 27) and ending on Sunday, Nov. 28. Know anyone who’d want to go? Tag em here or follow SJMade.
The event features over 350+ amazing makers, artists, designers, curators, workshops, food producers and creative small businesses. I’ve been to two of their events as a visitor and its always a good mix of people and makers. Why come to a craft fair? Gifts and goodies you can’t often get at a chain or corporate store! If you’re a maker there is also lots of inspiration. So mask up and come through! 
Free to get in. Santa Clara Convention Center – 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054.  Friday Nov. 26 (12 pm to 6 pm), Saturday Nov. 27 (11 am to 6 pm) and Sunday (11 am to 5 pm). More info at
This video is pre-pandemic, but posting it so you can get a vibe.
Shout out to SF Etsy, heres my post from 2019 when I was a vendor there.
Wanna see how I made it to 1k sales on Etsy? Peep

Children’s portrait 44 – Zulu

I don’t know this young man personally but this was one of the portraits commissioned awhile ago for a kickstarte campaign I ran. This and a copy of my book was a gift for the contribution.  If I recall though, this little one is both Chicano (dad) and African American (mom). His name? I’m glad you asked! He was named after the Zulu Nation (Hip hop community started in the BX, now world wide) and the legendary Shaka Zulu.
If you or someone you know is interested in commissioning a portrait of a child, please tell them to email me at or check out my Etsy page for rates.

Want to see the previous Children’s Portrait of Lucy? Click HERE