Monday, April 30, 2007


Yesterday at the Art-O-Market was fun.
I think my favorite part of these are meeting the other vendors.
And bartering!
I got an amazing little book from the adorable Bookwurm...oh i don't have her card on my so i can't post her site.

I met two amazing kids who said they were "big fans of your work downstairs".

It made my week. month. year.
almost enough to make me want kids.

it was so much fun that i'm helping rania of goshdarnknit fame set up *next* sunday too.

another person asked if i was the woman that makes the smores dolls. i said no. i may have said no too quickly because he appologised and i felt bad. it's a huge compliment to be compared to her (
I had to look at her shop again because then i became worried my stuff was too much like hers, but it's not.

i mean, i guess the tone is similar but subject matter/execution is totally different.

i think....


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Yesterday I was honored to be the featured seller on tina seamonster's blog

which was awesome. I also had a shift at Art O Matic where I sold a doll (someone contacted me about buying one after the show opened and sent her sister to fetch the doll)
so that felt nice, i think. That was the first astro-NOT i've sold. I've sold a few batty's and one ghost at a previous craft show and etsy. No one has yet to buy handsome devil. maybe i need to make him more debonair?

Sunday sean of scenic artisans has put together a market so I'm going to try to sell some gocco prints there as well as finish some more dolls. They don't seem to be selling on etsy, so I have to unload them somehow.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Tell-tale signs of spring

My first tell tale sign of spring is that i always always ALWAYS get poisonivy on my chin. Always.
This year is no exception.
I think sadie must find it and then bring in the oil on her fur, because she does like to rub against my face as i'm trying to sleep, watch tv, do my taxes, what have you.

Art O Matic is open! And i think it went fairly well. I've had at least 4 people contact me about my dolls, which is nice. I do think they probably represent better in person than on etsy.

I'm not sure what to do about people actually buying the things in person. We can't remove them from the installation prior to the show closing...that I understand. But I kinda feel like I need to have some assurance they'll actually buy the thing before I mark it sold so i'm not missing out on a sale, just because someone may have had three beers so my stuff looks good then, but they're not really serious about buying.

Anyone with more experience want to help a girl out? What would you do?

With taxes done, Titus and Artomatic open, I need a new deadline....
Goal for this week: Better Etsy photos! And hopefully list one or two of the gocco prints I've done.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

photos from my corner at art o matic

here's a close up of the bear

and this is the guy kc and i saw at the stooges show

Thursday, April 05, 2007

new painting

worked on this the last two weekends.
i call it "narcoleptic cowboy".

i have to re-do the face.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Nice tin

It could be the fact I'm so tired, but I was in CVS buying some stuff and looked down and saw this tin and thought "that's a lovely design"

(um whoops)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

i made some gocco prints tonight.
even 'tho i have grant and taxes deadlines looming.
the grant is due tomorrow. yipes.
the prints came out only ok i think. i tried to switch colors on the screens and ended up fucking the screens up a bit. i don't have the hang of it yet.

i started white (and used way too much ink which sucks since that stuff if hard to find now)
and then tried to make it darker.
i should consult rania who is a genius with that thing.

but I feel pretty sure that I have at least two of each that are show worthy for art o matic.
meanwhile, my dining room is a disaster

be glad you're not my roommate.

sadie was underfoot through some of the process and sums up the evening by yawning as i was trying to ake her picture

she is now lying next to me snoring.
while i'm being lame and blogging about my cat, here's this picture too. she likes to burrow under the covers and play.