Thursday, February 26, 2009

Regeneration in The New York Times!

Kelly Witmer, owner of Regeneration in Eagle Rock, was in an article in The New York Times today. Unfortunately, the article was about how the economic downturn has affected the community.

We love Regeneration because it has very cool art, decor and clothing, plus Kelly carries my cards and some of my fine art comic prints framed. And she can't keep Mincing Mockingbird's painting on the walls for very long either. We've bought hand screenprinted t-shirts, made by Kelly, as well as a giant metal "u" from an old sign that we hung in our guest room. She also carries candles, soap, jewelry (some of which she makes), cards, and tons of other fabulous, eco-friendly handmade decor for your home. Her etsy shop, regeneration, carries some of her screen printed clothing.

So if you're out and about in the Eagle Rock area, and need a gift for a really cool, creative friend or family member, or even something for yourself, stop by Regeneration and see what Kelly's offering today.

The other awesome thing about the article, besides the great photo of Kelly, is that behind her you can see two bird paintings by Mincing Mockingbird, as well as one of my framed gocco prints (just next to the blue jay). My brush with fame.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sorry To Hear About Your Job Loss....

Everyone's doing it these days. Losing their job that is. Here's a way to let people know you care - with their very own personalized card! Inside reads: Now you can finally....and you fill in the blank!

Some suggestions -

Now you can finally:

- sleep in.

- finish your novel.

- start working out.

- clean out the fridge.

- do that 5000 piece puzzle your great aunt gave you 4 Christmases ago.

- clean out the basement/closet/garage.

The possibilities are endless!

If you'd like to purchase a card, click here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Plug Life!

Get over here private!
I’ve handpicked you for a special assignment because I like you. You remind me of me. And I like me.
You and I are going to do something we should’ve done before this whole d*** war began! We’re going to take out those Robots when they least expect it!
Tonight, at 0100 we’re going to sneak into their base camp and find the “Master Plug.”

Wh-what’s the “Master Plug” Sarge?

Quiet Private! You want them to hear us talking about their “Master Plug?!” From here on in we refer to it as “Master P”

I’m sorry Sarge.

Put your sorries in a sack private.
“Master P” is the robot army’s one exploitable weakness and you and I are the men who are going to exploit it.

I’m a woman sir.

Oh…my sincere apologies Private. I can no longer see that well.
To be honest, that’s why I called you here today.


I need you to help me sneak into the Robot camp and locate “Master P.”

Is that all sir?

Why would that be all private?! Don’t be an idiot!
…I’m sorry for yelling.

It’s fine. Go on sir.

Really, I apologize.

I know. Please continue.

After you’ve helped me locate “Master P,” I’ll need you to take my arm and thrust my butter knife wielding hand deep into one of “Master P’s” open sockets. This will cause “Master P” to explode along with all of the robots who thought they’d live to rebel another day! We’ll win this 300 year-old war in seconds!

Oh yeah, and after the explosion I’ll need you to carry my body back here for a hero’s burial.

…Are you still there private? I can’t see well, remember?


This magnet is available at Robot House Party. The description is the one they wrote with the listing - I'm not that good of a writer.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Antique Cars Are The New Hybrid

Okay, so maybe they aren't, but after visiting the Peterson Automotive Museum I was inspired to create a new set of notecards. And who wouldn't want a car that cost $750 brand new?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

People Love Chickens!

I'm on a little creative break as my parents flew in to visit on Thursday night and are here for 10 days...that's right...10 days. My sister even emailed me (and she never emails me), and said that apparently everyone but my mom and dad thought that that was too long, but she hoped she was wrong.

It's actually going quite well. I can say that because today I'm back at my desk at work, and since Mincy works for himself now, he offered to entertain them. I can really see how much he hated his day job if he would rather play cruise director for my parents than go to work there.

So now I'm just basking in the lull of post-Valentine's Day sales. I also created this card since I did it as a magnet and had several people want to change the name of the saucy wench with the bird. It's difficult to personalize a magnet, but fairly easy to personalize a card, so I opted for the the easy way. I may add it as a print, but I'm not sure if there will be much demand for it yet.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Finally! A New Website!

While I work as a web design production artist by day, I never seem to have enough time to design my own website. Here, finally, is a front page for my shop which is officially

Now I just have to change the web address on my business cards, 24 magnets, and over 75 greeting cards and notecard sets. Sigh....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

But Honey - It's the Biggest Ball of Twine!

Sorry, it's been so long, but my parents are visiting for the first time ever since I moved to California 3 1/2 years ago, so I've been a little busy. Unfortunately, we're having a major landscaping emergency where my fiance's replacing the retaining wall in the back yard and trying to do it between rainy days before our yard ends up in the neighbor's yard. Which means the house isn't getting cleaned. In fact, it's getting dirtier with the mud being tracked in from the yard work. I'll be up until midnight trying to get the place presentable. Luckily my parents aren't bothered by a mess (having raised four daughters).

So here's my post - a new comic card I designed last week. Enjoy the vacation woes of the ocean creatures.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

She Had A Way With Chickens

I really wanted to use my sister's name for this magnet design, because she has a lot of chickens. But the name Pam just didn't go with my Victorian woman. Sorry, Pam. I still like your name....just not on my magnet.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Love Lives of Big Cats

Here's another new card I created. I've had a burst of creative energy since recovering from the holidays. I think I'm also createing to avoid doing my taxes. Ugh! Sigh....I guess I should tackle that this weekend...but I'm still searching for the bottom of my desk.