Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
This has been quite the month for the shoppe! Thank you all for your wonderfully kind words and support! I can't wait for 2008. There's some fun things in store, oh yes....
I leave you now to go watch a movie and eat a quick parmesan garlic pasta dinner (thank you, Pasta Roni), laid atop a dark ship sailing on another fine adventure....
Friday, December 21, 2007
Tamara from Block Party Press on Etsy recently published an interview with me on her blog! Feel free to go here to check it out while sipping your peppermint hot cocoas and chai teas. And do check out the rest of her blog as it's filled with all sorts of inspiring words and images.
Take it easy, kiddos!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
He's every bit as handsome as in the photo and came unbelievably lovingly packaged. I am so, so thankful to have this little guy on my jacket! Casey has temporarily closed her Etst shop for the holidays, but will be back up and running the day after Christmas (and I can't wait!).
I also received this cutie stuffed gnome ornament (complete with an itty bitty jingle bell attached to his hanger!) from Sweet Ninja. I think it would be hilarious to have a whole army of these on your tree...(photo below is from her site).
And, speaking of ornaments, you certainly need a tree to display them on, no? I have a small aqua tinsel retro-modern tree that I love dearly (you just can't find nice aqua ones anywhere! What gives?) but wanted to get a slightly larger white tree this year, preferably that I could put lights on (the tinsel trees are unlightable due to fire hazards, unless you get a safety pre-lit one).
I searched everywhere and finally wound up trekking through a new Kohl's store in the area. Well, what do you know, they were having a massive Christmas sale and I got a 3 foot pre-lit white tree for under $20 (originally $40). Mega score. It's so perfect! Perfect size, shape, and it lights up, which makes me very, very happy indeed. Here it is, all decked out in funky ornaments in my living room:Here's a close-up:And here are some close shots of some of my fave ornaments on it:My palace guard was collected on my recent trip to England in glorious London.
I made a bunch of Beatles ornaments a couple years ago for a Beatles-themed tree and four of them are made just like the one above--that is to say, out of toilet paper tubes. I cut them in half, painted them black, then mod-podged my favorite panoramic Beatles shots on each one. A little ribbon and decorative trim and voila! Instant kitschy ornament! I really need to make some more of these.
Well, this was quite the long post. Are you still with me? This will probably be the last time you'll hear from me until after Christmas. Lots to do, and lots of busy work days ahead. I'm busily preparing for a big shop update filled with paintings, new prints, mini print trading card packs, and other surprises. Not sure yet when it will be--probably the last week of December or early days of January--but I promise it'll be worth the wait! When the details are worked out, I'll let you all know.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, dear friends! I love you all dearly and hope your last days of December are filled with merry-making, food-stuffing, and friendly conversations with your loved ones.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Hadn't seen Titus, but always wanted to (*loved* it! Julie Taymor does such stunning work), and of course, Dr. Strangelove is an old friend (but one that I hadn't seen in ages and ages).
Thursday, December 06, 2007
I'm slowly getting items that didn't sell at the show listed into the shop, including Squiddy Note Cards!! Yes! You read correctly!
The nautilus ones always get lots of comments on Etsy, so I had decided for the show to branch out a little with a couple more designs. I think the squid ones are my new faves--I even love them more than the nautilus cards, which is a tall task, let me tell you. There's only two packs of the squid ones at the moment...
So, while there may not be any more sculptural pieces available, that just means there will be more art--including lots more originals (of both the larger, extravagant kind along with the smaller, extremely affordable kind) and prints, as well as other fun surprises. And of course, I will keep you all posted.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Yes. It is in fact only November. And Thanksgiving is still a good two weeks away. But with the way things are around here, by the time I actually get a moment to savor the holiday senses, it will be gone. At least, that's what happened last year. I haven't gotten to the point yet where I can listen to the holiday tunes (give that a couple more weeks still...), but apparently I've reached the "must-decorate-and-make-the-house-Christmas-cozy" state. I put the tree on a vintage melamine tray I bought last year at a small antique/boutique store (it's just so adorable!). There's also a bunch of yummy candles burning away (I found the best Roasted Chestnuts scented one at Michael's the other day)
Thursday, November 01, 2007
And these miniature painted wooden plaques have some fun things in store for them. They were originally part of another project that was changed at the last minute and now, shall be resurrected into little projects of their own. I'm planning on putting together a couple themed holiday gift packs for sale in the online shop and they will more than likely go in them.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Way, way back I painted up a trio of miniature truffle paintings and they've been hanging out, waiting to be either put up for sale or used in some fashion. I've finally created a little display that fits them quite nicely, I think.
Filled with 18-20 different photo cards (the one above being my fave), which I plan on framing individually and hanging in a grid-pattern on some lucky wall. The best part (besides the fact that it's so old)? It was only $10!! Craziness.