Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The New Calendar's Here!

I finally got around to designing a calendar. I've been doing one for myself and my family and friends for the past couple of years, but decided this year to feature my animal comics and offer it in my etsy shop. The quality is really good.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Unique Los Angeles

Unique Los Angeles is still accepting applications through November 2. So if you're in the LA area, or plan to be Dec. 12-14, and want to sell your crafts in a very cool space, check out their website and apply! They haven't officially sent out any acceptance letters, but did have a "Sneak Peak at a Few of Their Vendors" blog post, and my ocean creature cards were posted, so I'm hoping that means I'm in. LA Weekly is throwing a Friday Night VIP Preview Party, and the craft show is Saturday and Sunday. It will be our last craft show of the year, and then we'll be able to relax...until January rolls around.

Monday, October 27, 2008

How Many Christmas Cards Do I Really Need To Design?

This is another Christmas card I designed in response to "You've made one for people who have cats, now you have to do one for people who have dogs." Do I really? Well, I decided to anyway. Anything in the name of art and commerce.

I just got my removable tattoo paper, so I'll be adding those to my store. As soon as I have time to design and try them out. I can't wait! I think I just wanted to carry them in my etsy shop so I'd have an excuse to make some for myself.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Santa's Helper Monkey

Sometimes the elves are just too busy to help Santa out on Christmas Eve. That's when he calls in his trusty friend, The Monkey Angel. This is another Christmas card I just listed in my etsy shop.

I'm starting to panic (I tend to do that a lot - hence "The Frantic Meerkat") because I want to donate to the swag bags for Felt Club, and the deadline's November 1. I just realized that I have a friend coming in this weekend, and that's a week from Saturday! Gahhhhh -- I guess I'll just have to give up necessities like eating, sleeping and bathing.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Don't forget the Skullz show at Cactus Gallery this Saturday from 7-10. The Mincing Mockingbird and I will be there checking out all the cool Day of the Dead artwork. Stop by and see our new skull paintings...just in time for Halloween.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A New Calendar Is On Its Way!

I've been working on getting my Frantic Meerkat 2009 calendar done before the holiday season. This is one of my images for it and I hope to get it finished up tonight and sent to the printer. I'd like to have it for Felt Club on November 16 which is coming up rather quickly. Was hoping to get a single sample printed first to see how it looks, but at this late date, I'm just going to order a bunch and hope for the best. Gaaahhhh!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I finally broke down...

I've been denying that Christmas is coming, but finally faced the fact that if I wanted any new Christmas card designs, I'd better start before Thanksgiving.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Am I Pretty?

Here is my latest card animation.


Mincing Mockingbird and I both have art in this show at Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock. The show opened Saturday, October 11, and the artists' reception is Saturday, October 25, where Mincy and I will be found drinking wine and eating the fabulous food that Sandra always has at her openings. Stop by and say hello.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Fencing With Kittens Goes Animated

I'm learning Flash at work, so this is my first attempt at animating one of my cards. It was fun AND educational. Soon I will have all my cards animated and I will start my own network of animated greeting cards...ONLY animated greeting cards...ALL THE TIME!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Skulls at Cactus Gallery

This is the piece I'm showing at the "Skullz" show at Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock. The show runs from October 11 - November 8, with an artist reception on Saturday, October 25, 7-10 p.m. Mincing Mockingbird will have a painting in the show as well, and we hope to be able to hang out that night and talk art talk with friends and fellow artists.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Women, Wine and Art

That was the art opening at Heny Road in Studio City last night. Left to right: Hannah Childe of HannahMade, Michelle Caplan, and myself at Michelle's big coming out party at Henry Road. I'd say it was a girl's night out, except that Mincing Mockingbird was taking the photo while Michelle husband, Tom, made faces at us next to him. We're standing in front of one of Michelle's larger pieces in the store. It's a wonderful shop and just off Ventura, so stop by and check out some great art. But if you'd come to the opening, you could have had wine as well....