Friday, January 30, 2009

Hollywood Here I Come

There's a lot of extra work for horses in the movies, isn't there?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Box

This animation was created by Christian Eusebio. See more of his ramblings here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Robots Are Taking Over The World!

Here are the newest creations from Robot House Party.

The first one is titled: Why did you make me feel this way.

The description reads:

Our world renown scientists were a little bored so they programmed a brand new sensitivity package into your DISPOS-A-TRON 3000. This added, limited addition bonus, makes it so your DISPOS-A-TRON 3000 may not physically feel any pain, but you're going to have your hands full putting him back together again emotionally!

Hungry Robots Need Fuel, Too

"Well what type of food sounds good?"

"I don't care. I'll eat anything."


"Yeah, that sounds good."


"Sure, whatever."

"Please just tell me what you want."

"I told you! I don't care!"

Robot House Party is the company that makes the magnets for myself and Mincing Mockingbird. They can put any design or photo on a magnet for you and they look great! I got one for Christmas with my boys as little kids playing in the bathtub. So if you have kids, pets or friends and family you want to add to your fridge or other metal surface, or if you want robots and their angst-ridden existence, check out Robot House Party's shop on etsy here. Or check out their blog here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New York Here We Come!

Well, we did it. The Mincing Mockingbird and The Frantic Meerkat took the plunge into the big leagues and applied and were accepted into the National Stationery Show in New York this May. It's the biggest stationery show in the country where buyers from all over come to check out your products and purchase wholesale for their stores. It runs for four days (Sunday through Wednesday) and features over 1100 exhibiting companies and a global attendance of 14,000 buyers. A little scary if you think about it.

So now we have to go into planning mode and get line sheets, wholesale prices and a booth design ready. Luckily we have four months and we already have product lines. And even though the economy isn't great, we decided that we didn't want to wait another year, so we'll be spending a week in springtime in New York. See how official we are -- we're already listed with our booth number on the website here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

More Magnets!

Here's yet another new magnet design.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Gallery Opening at Cactus

The Bird is the Word opening at Cactus Gallery was amazing Saturday night. Besides getting to see some great bird art, and drink some wine, I also got to meet up with my good friend Everett Mendes, artist extraordinaire of the beautiful bird photographs we're standing in front of.

My piece, Lord of the Air, sold that night, as did one of Mincing Mockingbird's paintings (the second one with the yellow bird in his posting here.) If you have a chance, stop by and check it out. The show runs through Feb. 12.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, Wait -- It IS a Bird!

This is one of my pieces for the Bird Show at Cactus Gallery opening this weekend.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Birds! Birds! Birds on HGTV!

Yesterday my fiance, The Mincing Mockingbird, was talking to his mom on the phone. She (who has the TV permanently glued to HGTV) was watching a new show called Dear Genevieve and saw his bird prints on the show! HGTV had contacted him about six months ago and bought some prints for a makeover show. Alas, we don't have cable, but a few people have emailed him and told them they saw his birds, which is exciting, but not quite as exciting as seeing them yourself. It's like hearing about someone's trip to Paris, while sitting on the futon in your one bedroom apartment. It was on yesterday, but from the website, it looks like it will be re-broadcast on Jan. 18 - 4:30 e/p (whatever that means). We'll post a link if we can find it on youtube. Read The Mincing Mockingbird's blog for more info here.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bird Is The Word

The Mincing Mockingbird and I will both have pieces in this upcoming show at Cactus Gallery. We'll be at the opening reception Saturday, January 10, so please stop by and say hi!