Saturday, December 15, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Guess what!

Come see me at Art vs. Craft #7!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Mr and Mrs Ostrich

Don't they look so majestic and crabby?!

You can see Mr and Mrs. Ostrich and 13 of their closest friends at the Art Bar November 9th- December 27th for the show "Tiny Art at Tiny Prices".

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I'm bad at blogging.

Let's just admire some greatness by Alexander McQueen:

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Etsy Poster Contest

I really wish I could have participated in this poster contest on etsy but alas- that was the week my home internet connection was down and I totally missed out. But I still love looking at all the entries! Each "curator" had to pick sixteen items for sale on etsy that complimented each other. The winning combos are being printed on promotional posters for the site that will be handed out at craft fairs. These are my favorite from the winning 60 designs:

by Emmalynne

by InseineCreations

by ergodesign

by TillyBloom

by skullknocker

Friday, July 27, 2007

No Words...

words cannot describe how I feel about this Bottega Veneta dress.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Little People

Check out this blog which documents a street art project described as "tiny hand-painted people, left in London to fend for themselves."

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


Here are some pictures of our booth from art vs. craft #6:

Happy sellers- me and Erin

Erin's goods.

A close-up of her porcelain fossil brooches.

My swans.

My display.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

art vs. craft

these craft fairs really sneak up on me! I'm going to be at Milwaukee's own art vs. craft fair July 7th and 8th at MSOE selling my birdie plaques so stop by! Milwaukee's The Little Friends of Printmaking designed a great poster for the event, which I'm sure will be for sale. This time around they are incorporating live music with the fair- Calvin Johnson will be there on Saturday at 6:30. Pretty sweet!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Flickr Find: Incredible Printmaker!

Woodcut print by Jenny Pope.

These prints are too incredible. She prints in reductive woodcut, similar to the style I used on my bee and dead bird prints. I don't know much about her, but some e-sleuthing linked me to her profile page on the Ithaca Fine Chocolates Art Bar website.

Check out more of her work on her flickr page.

Monday, April 30, 2007

More fan art

This one's from Erin...

Totally made my day.

Monday, April 23, 2007

I made it!

My show opening at A-hem was so much fun! Now it's time for some serious business: serious printmaking business.

I just ordered a ton of linoleum to work on a new suite this summer (top secret!) that will hopefully be stellar enough to approach a gallery. Also, there's the real business to tend to, finding funding for the studio. I get nervous just thinking about it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

little paper planes

The awesome blog Bloesem tipped me off to the online artist's gallery and store Little Paper Planes. This site really sparked my interest because of the quality of the work and a lot of it really appeals to my sense of aesthetic (that is- a little on the creepy side). I had to keep myself from blowing some serious bucks on the prints. Here are some examples from the site that I like, the fisherman print seriously makes me weak in the knees!

Daria Tessler

Jillian Tamaki

Rachell Sumpter

Daniel St. George

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Boo on April

Snow?! It isn't supposed to be this way.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Eek Design

My good friend Erin at Eek Design has finally updated her etsy shop! And what an update it is! Erin is an impeccable crafter and designer and has an eye for quality and presentation. When Erin and I do craft fairs together I have a hard time not buying half her stock, check it out:

Featuring famous hand model: ME

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Tiny Portrait Show

Well, it's Easter Sunday and I didn't get a basket, but I still put on my Easter dress despite the fact that it is 31 degrees outside in April. It doesn't matter anyway because I'm staying in today to paint and prepare for my show at A-Hem! Here's the flier:

(click to make bigger)

If you live in the area, please feel free to come by on gallery night for refreshments, April 20 7-11pm. The entire show are these plaque paintings that I've been doing for the art vs. craft fairs. They are reasonably priced and all very different.

Sunday, April 1, 2007


Pictures I took at the SGC conference in Kansas City can be seen on my flickr page if anybody is interested. I don't have much to say except that it was totally awesome. The coordinators this time did an excellent job and Kari and I took full advantage of the offerings. Our days were filled with panels, discussions, demos, and I think we went to every gallery opening on the list. We also got to spend Sunday wondering around the city, and I reacquainted myself with some old friends:

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Fan Art

How awesome is this?

Not only does James write hilariously awful jokes, but he also told me that he was basically artistically trained by the masters! Sometimes, I love my day job.

Monday, March 19, 2007

SGC 2007 March 21-25

I'm incredibly excited to visit my old stomping grounds (Kansas City) for the 2007 Southern Graphics Printmaking Council Conference. It's a big hoopla where printmakers from all over get together and network, have panel discussions, seminars, technique demos, gallery shows, print exchanges and a big product fair. I'm going to nerd it up with my good friend Kari, and hopefully we'll aquire the knowledge and motivation we need to really move forward with our studio idea (that's the idea anyway).

Everyone who is an SGC member gets to take part in a general print exchange where you make twelve prints and get ten prints in return at random. The other two are kept for the KCAI and SGC collections. This years theme is Cartography and I was way excited because instead of doing a regular print format, all the prints will be folded into pamphlets (part of the requirments for a true print exchange is that everyone participating must create prints in the same size and format). For my print I did a simple three color screen print using my old-timey bird portrait idea, only this time I made the birds into sailors with compass roses. I used this really sweet gold ink that I've never printed with before, because Darryl from MIAD is awesome.

I'll update when I get back next Monday with pics of all the fun!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Friday, March 16, 2007

South Shore Park

Tuesday reached a balmy 68 degrees in Milwaukee so that called for some major park frolicking with my friends Morgan, her dog Canoe, Erin, and her son Eli.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Nancy Loeber

Today I came about the blog of Nancy Loeber, a printmaker, collage and book artist. I really like how delicate and versatile her stuff is. Check it out.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Hard at work

A peak into my studio, where I'm painting bird plaques for the next Art vs. Craft (July 7th 2007!).