Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Little birdie

Little birdie told me that there might be a sale going on in the near future...especially if you are on my mailing list that will be going out soon...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Creative Field Trips

Last week, I took a creative day and went on a field trip of sorts, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  It's my favorite museum in NYC, and I always feel super-inspired after a visit there!  I also wanted to check out the Alexander McQueen exhibit, "Savage Beauty," and holy wow, was that awesome! Like seriously, I'm not too huge into fashion or runway shows and whatnot, but this was really great. It was pretty crowded, so I wasn't really able to sketch inside the McQueen exhibit, and photos weren't allowed, so I just soaked it in.  I tried looking up photos of it online afterwards, but they don't really do it justice at all.  It was great seeing some Philip Treacy hats in person too.

Wandering around the MET after the McQueen exhibit, I'm always drawn to the African art section and the Renaissance paintings.  They're my faves (and it's usually empty, so I can stare as long as I want!) Everyone is usually crowded around the Monet's and Picasso's, but I tend to favor the much older stuff. 

I'm contemplating the illustrations for my calendar for next year and just needed a creative day to just let my mind wander and for new ideas to form.  Everyone needs a time-out from the day-to-day sometimes! Definitely did wonders, and I think I need to make a regular habit of this.  Where do you go for some creative time?

Here are some sketches and photos:

Friday, June 24, 2011

Shop Update!

Hey friends! So I've finally gotten around to adding all the new stuff that I have made over the last few months into my Etsy shop. (I feel so slow sometimes, but yet I feel like I'm working so hard?!)  Anyways, there are 8 new illustrations, that you have seen peeks of, that have been made into cards, rings, necklaces, hair pins, and wing pins! I'm pretty psyched about them.  I've been wearing a little bear ring around 'cause I think he might be my fave!  I created a whole new accessory section of my shop, and these are all meant to be limited edition, so when they are gone, they are gone!

Have a happy friday and a super-great weekend!  I went on a creative field trip the other day, and I'll share with you some photos and sketches from it next week. Woo!

(Yes, I do crack myself up...HA)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Renegade Brooklyn 2011!

More Renegade this weekend!  (I'm going to sleep so hard next week after the crazy couple of months I have had...)

I'll be sharing a tent at booth #231 with the lovely Spiderbite Boutique and Jokey Yokey this Saturday and Sunday, and I'd love it if you would come say hello if you are in the area.  Oh goodness, and cross your fingers that the weather forecast changes it's mind about the thunderstorms...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Father's Day is a-coming!

Hey! Dad-day is coming soon, June 19th to be exact, so I made a few cards to celebrate the day of Dad!
Available here and here in my shop.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Governors Island Pop-up Shop

     Happy Monday!  I wanted to tell you about a pop-up shop that I'm a part of for the whole summer at Governors Island.  Put together by Better Than Jam Handmade Co-op and made up of members of The {NewNew} Etsy team, it is quite the the lovely little shop set up in one of the old historic houses on the Island.  Governors Island is such a happy place to begin with and the shop is super-cute!  I worked a shift out there this past weekend and will be out there occasionally throughout the summer.  Here are some pictures I snapped of inside the house (and here are some better pro photos at this link):

Oh hey, look at me!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Postcard for Etsy

Last month, I was super-excited to design and print a postcard for Etsy to use at their booths at the Maker Faire this year.  They created a "Whack-a-Treasury" game where users can create their own Treasuries when they whack the gamepad with their gigunda golden hammer (like that whack-a-mole game).   I had lots of fun creating this old-timey suped-up version of this machine on the postcard and I can't wait for the Maker Faire to come to NYC in September!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Texas Flowers

I like flowers, and there were lots of wildflowers in Texas, so obviously this worked out well for me!
Some pretty findings:

Agave plant

Spot the grasshopper!

I got one of these gigunda thorns stuck in my foot...

Cactus flowers

Texas Photos

Cement hands
     After Renegade in Austin, my Mom, Sisters, Uncle, Aunt, and I drove to my other Aunt and Uncle's home a ways north of Dallas.  I loved it so, so much there!  They are caretakers for a holy-huge-house and preserved land for a family that usually lives in Dallas, but has this really great vacation home in the middle of nowhere.  My Uncle and Aunt are such great people (and she is a super-great artist and photographer), and I loved their eclectic home decorated with such fun and different things.   It was so great to spend time with family that I never see, and even meet some I haven't met before!  

I have a thing for photographing flowers, so I have a separate post with those in a bit!

Findings hanging from tractor steering wheel

crystal mobile


Handmade mosaic in the garden at the Big House

My Sisters, Mom, and I 

Rocks I collected.

Oh yeah.