My Shark hair pins have been featured on the Foraging for Fab blog by Ketsy! Ketsy has amassed an amaaaazing collection of hairpins from around Etsy and arranged them in themes! Check it out! :) And, if you wanted them, you can get Shark hair pins here!
Kokeshi! I've more Kokeshi in the works. There will be five dolls made of each design. This is the first of them! Each doll is hand painted and adorned with faux fur tresses, flower and gem heart. They are all signed and numbered on the back and stand about 3.5 inches high. You can purchase one in my store!
Today I started working on a series of kokeshi dolls. I have a total of 10 designs I'd like to execute and make 5 of each design (plus one for myself... so 6 of each design). These girls are actually complete- but are drying. I made them from wood beads and candle holders using acrylics, faux monkey mohair fur, tiny cloth flowers, a gem and coated them in resin. They will be in my store soon. ;)
Should any of you have wondered where my artwork has been for the past month... This is where! I did a ton of commissioned portraits! This one was in the waiting the longest. I was commissioned by a lovely Miss Nina Pitocco to draw her in commune with my dirty secrets ghosts on piles of books because she loves to read! She also just joined Deviant Art for her photography, so add her to your watch! And there were more... lots more...
Miss Tiffany Jones commissioned me for three portraits of family! *0*
A wedding present for my lovely, long-time friend Matthew Schewel and his new wife.
And these quick cuties for a local fan and a California fan!
I'm closing commissions this month so I can catch up on some personal drawing and then there's all that boring business work that freelancing/online selling involves. No worries though, I'll be drawing for you again soon!
Speaking of which, I should also note that I will be vending and drawing at Boston Comicon this April and a small Knights of Columbus craft show in Salem in May. Check my "upcoming" on the right --->
Small changes have come to fruition in my shop over the past year! The most notable change is packaging! Now all prints, most jewelry, buttons and everything else comes protected in cellophane envelopes with stiff backing or newly design packaging and cards. In ahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifddition to this shiny new look, my 8x10 or large prints are now printed on premium matte luster photo paper. This gives the prints an even more exact replication to the original art with its ability to betterhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif absorb the archival inks.
Unfortunately, with these new frontiers, I had to raise my 8”x10” print prices a little. In addition to prints, buttons have also increased slightly with packaging and increase in Etsy fees (Etsy has not literally increased their listing price, but they have decreased the length in which your paid listing lasts, resulting on more frequent re-listing and thus, more money spent). All of my other products will remain the same price and 5”x7” prints will remain on glossy paper at the same price.
Even with this small price increase, my prints and buttons are still incredibly affordable to everyone and by purchasing from my store you are showing you support for American handmade artisans and the DIY craft movement! Yeah!!
A completely flattering picture of me... naturally...
Of course in my hiadus/short term hibernation I forgot to post about the excellent Footlight Club/ UForge holiday show. We had an awesome time- good crowd, fresh ginger bread, and unique vendors!
I also pumped out this piece... which was the first non commission I had done in weeks! :)
Happy 2012! This is what my New Year looked like: Subdued, dreamy and relaxed. I hadn't realized my blog had been neglected for the past two weeks I've been so busy with holiday shows, orders and just the holidays in generhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifal. We made our holiday season goal for sales, sold out of jewelry at ZaPow! in Asheville and I'm just two orders shy of hitting 400 orders on etsy!
I am in the process of organizing and signing up for new shows this year. Currently, I'm on the bill for my first show in New Hampshire, Queen City Kamikaze, on February 18th. I am also waiting for phase 2 of Anime Boston sign ups. If you didn't find me in the alley last year, it's because I was compressed into one loaned foot of table space due to missing sign ups during my big move to Boston. This year we haunted the AB website for sign ups and are first up on the list for a table- A FULL table! You won't have trouble finding us this year. Applications for Boston Comic Con and a lovely craft show in Salem, MA for May have also been submitted.
In addition to the scurry of show sign ups, I'm working on a whole slew of new art and designs, web redesigns, finishing up that damn press kit that I've been neglecting on and off all last year and in general working hard to make everything I do even better. Oh yeah, and I hear Blake is planning prototypes for plush sharks. This year is sure be a good one, even if it might be our last!