Friday, June 26, 2009

Bird Invasion at Henry Road

Here's a photo of the Mincing Mockingbird wall of birds currently at Henry Road in Studio City. They're going fast, but he's bringing in new ones all the time, along with magnets and note cards, so stop in for some birderific art.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Keen for Adventure

Another new magnet. I had previously done this as a gocco print, but thought it might look good as a magnet. It feels good to be creative again.

Shin splints are fun!

New magnet design inspired by my runner son.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Renegade on the West Coast!

Wow! Two weeks from this weekend is the first annual Renegade Craft Fair in Los Angeles!

And I'm no where ready for it. But I will be!

Mincing Mockingbird and I will have magnets, cards, prints, note cards, buttons, pill boxes, and original art. If there's anything I haven't mentioned that you'd like to see a bird painted on or vintage clip art plastered all over, let us know and maybe, just maybe, it will show up in our booth.

Come out and have some fun and see the amazing handmade crafts that are available in Los Angeles.

And if you're a bit farther north, there's the second annual Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco the following weekend. Or make a week of it and go to both!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cards, Cards Everywhere!

Sorry about the delay, but I've been waiting to blog until I have photos, and I keep taking photos and then never seem to have the photos in the same location as my physical being when I want to blog. So here's the rundown: My front room/dining room has two 6-foot long tables that are covered with greeting cards. And any greeting cards not on the tables are filed in boxes stacked three high under them.

We've got the initial NSS orders out and have two to ship this week and the rest don't want shipment until August, September or October. We may have to buy one of those tool sheds just to store greeting cards.

On the up side, I was recently contacted by a major chain that is interested in carrying a few of my cards. I'll let you know when and where after they place the order. Which reminds me of my next order of business...updating my website (and Mincy's) to include all the stores we're now available in. Maybe that will be this weekend's project.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Where are my cards?!?!

I'm impatiently waiting for our cards to get back from the printer. I was hoping to ship all the National Stationery Show orders on Monday, but that will be rather difficult if I don't get them today. Sigh....well, they said they just need to be scored and folded, so hopefully they'll be done by 5 p.m. tonight. Fingers crossed.

On the bright side, I just signed a contract with a licensing company in the UK to print some of my cards for distribution there, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. It's exciting, but it won't seem real until I get that first royalty check. And now Mincy and I have an excuse to visit London.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Live Mincing Mockingbird Sighting at Henry Road

Last night I came home from work and as soon as I saw him with a white splash of paint on his forehead, I could tell what he'd been up to. Mincing Mockingbird is finishing up the last of the new paintings he's unveiling at Henry Road on Thursday, June 11, from 5 -8 p.m. The avian paintings range in size from a petite 4x4 inches to whopping 24x36 inches (which if you think about it, is pretty large for a bird). There are amazing owls (which he pronounces with a New York accent ever since our visit), hummingbirds and even a cassowary. Honestly, I'm not sure what kinds of birds 80% of them are, but I do know that they're some of his best work to date. So if you like birds, art, fabulous home decor or you just want to stop in and meet The Mincing Mockingbird, please come by Henry Road in Studio City Thursday night.