Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Best Least Attended Craft Show in the World

This bird perched atop our pink feathered Christmas tree which sat at the edge of our booth to lure unsuspecting passersby. It must have worked because I did sell three ornaments.

Last weekend the Mincing Mockingbird and I had a booth at the Handmade for the Holidays Craft Show. The weather was beautiful, the booths were fantastic and had the most original art and crafts... unfortunately the crowd turnout was less than stellar. The people who did wander into our tent were cool, but few and far between.

I also purchased a piece from Michelle Caplan. The one pictured here is not it though as I'm at work and haven't had time to take a photo of it. This piece is a print that my son admired. I've liked her work for a long time, and finally decided to buy a piece for myself. I'll hang mine and post it later, when the dust has settled and I can find things under the pile of craft show debris.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Arbitrary Art Curiosity #2

I just found this cool artist, Francesca Berrini, who does her collages the old-fashioned way, with cut and paste. This one is titled "Thanks for the Oil" and you can't help but wonder what he's going to do with it.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Arbitrary Art Curiosity #1

Okay, so I'm stealing Mincing Mockingbird's idea - his Random Objects of Awesomeness. This is a Red Rebellion - Action Figure Frieze by Ethelcat who also makes crazy luxury mosaic pet feeders -- all of which he sells on etsy.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Another new ornament

Here's one of my latest ornaments. The etsy listing states:

Drunken husband steals candy cane.

Bipolar wife retaliates.

Not sure what else I can add.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Angel Bear?

So under the strong encouragement from Mincing Mockingbird, last night I redesigned my Christmas ornaments into Christmas notecards to sell at the show. I also designed this new one so that I could sell them in packs of six. With expediated shipping I should get them by early next week. Doesn't everyone need an angel bear to send their holiday greetings?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Owl Delivering Christmas Cheer

I've been so busy designing new ornaments, that I haven't been posting. This is one of my most recent ones. I also finished a painting today and worked on another one, so as soon as I get some good sunlight, I'll take photos of it and post it here. I've been so busy trying to get stuff ready for this upcoming craft show that I've been neglecting my painting (not to mention cleaning, etc.).

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Meet Santa and his Christmas Friends

Stopped by Michael's Crafts yesterday to pick up stuff for my fiance and decided I'd try my hand at ornament making. Here are the two I came up with. Not sure of the thought process behind them, except my better half saw me looking at the bear and Santa and said, "Wow - I wonder what kind of trouble they could get into?" Luckily I found a bottle of bubbly in my clip art book. The images on both ornaments are digitally collaged on the computer, but then printed out and glued onto a wooden ornament covered in paper.

I don't know what I was thinking when I did the monkey angel.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

More Dangerous Baths

Just finished this last night and listed it this morning on etsy. Not sure how much more description is needed. Bought more supplies at Michael's and decided that I'm not allowed to buy more supplies until I use more than I purchase.

That's going to be a challenge.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I'm Afraid to Screen Print!

It's been a while since I posted because I had to go to my grandmother's funeral which was out-of-state so I was in dial-up land and couldn't bring myself to do anything on the internet except check e-mail and flight info. Thought I'd post one of my first screen printed shirts, which has a my fiance's logo on it. His shop is The Mincing Mockingbird and I thought it would be fun to design him some t-shirts. Unfortunately, I bought a lot of dark colored shirts and found out that white on dark screen printing is much more difficult. Thought I'd better master dark on light first.
So I'm back and will try to post more often. Am hoping to work on some ACEO and one of the three paintings I currently have started. If I get my studio cleaned up, maybe I can post photos of that as well. Ha!