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29 January 2010

Lines&Shapes Sweden Issue

I ordered Volume 5 of Lines & Shapes the other day (it arrived super speedy). Lines & Shapes is put together by the duo of Lena Corwin and Maria Vettese, I'd been itching to get my hands on a copy of this lovely publication for some time, but have been extra short on $, but, lucky for me, and soon lucky for you, they're having a sale through the 31st of January in the Lines & Shapes shop. I am absolutely thrilled with the Sweden issue, being half Swede myself.
Cover above, Image on left is Camilla Engman, and on the right is Elizabeth Dunker

28 January 2010

Sock Monkeys..and Zebras

"Sock and Glove" by Myako Kanamori

This is quite possibly one of the coolest books I've checked out of the library in ages. It's full of sock monkeys, sheep, birds, fish, pigs and even a sock zebra! The back has step by step instructions on how to make each of these cuties, and the front is full of photos on their little sock animal adventures. I'm inspired. When I get some down time I think I want to try to make the sock sheep!

25 January 2010

ReadyMade Feature

ReadyMade got a re-design...
I Heart the Arctic is featured in the front section (!!!)
And, arctic circles towards the back!

I've been doing my best to keep this under my hat until it came out, but it was really really hard. I'm so excited to be featured in this month's issue of ReadyMade (Feb/Mar issue). It's also the issue launching their new re-design and it's pretty amazing inside from head to toe. Go get yourself an issue! I recognize some other amazing Brooklyn designers and illustrators throughout its pages, including a huge feature on George and Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Design. I met Jacqueline at the Williamsburg Flea, and she was sweet as can be. Thanks so much to the ReadyMade staff for putting my little Arctic book in there, you were all a joy to be in contact with.

22 January 2010

Gallery Hanahou Opening

Last night was an opening at gallery hanahou in soho (sort of). It was packed, and I mean packed. 20/10 was a great exhibition with works from dozens of artist in a variety of mediums. I particularly like the piece Shen Plum put in. The card image above was also done by Shen. If you're in the area, it's definitely worth a visit:
611 Broadway, Suite 730 NYC / Mon-Fri 12-6

20 January 2010

More Tiny Hearts

I've listed some new fabric patterns for the small heart necklaces. I've also strung these a little bit different, through the top instead of through both sides. I like both ways, but it's nice to have some variety. They're up in the etsy shop:
Hello Yellow / Blue Flower / Nature Print / Dusty Blue

I have tons of new work to share soon, I just have to get to photographing it! But, for now, I have a plush heart filled workspace.

19 January 2010

Decor8 Blog Feature

The lovely Holly of Decor8 has posted a really nice feature of my work on the Decor8 blog. Thanks Holly!

15 January 2010

Heart Shaped Necklaces

In the return from the holiday, I've been a little slow in starting new illustrations. I've been doing a lot of sewing and making. I transformed a plush heart (made from the arctic patterned fabric) into a necklace to wear. I'm really happy with how it turned out so I made a few extra for the shop, and a few smaller heart necklaces out of a nature patterned fabric. Both are 100% cotton with natural cotton covered string. I've put each in a muslin pouch with sea green stitching.
A few are up in the shop: Arctic (larger) / Nature (smaller)

14 January 2010

Purl Soho

I took a fieldtrip last weekend to Purl Soho to browse some good string and fabric patterns. As I found out last year, I have zero patience for knitting, so my yarn / string needs are purely for other uses like packaging, and more recently making some heart necklaces(!). I heard about Purl Soho on the Wiksten-made blog (thank you Jenny!). This place was seriously incredible. So many different materials, and more colors than I could wrap my mind around, plus the staff was super helpful. Then I went down the street about half a block to their sister store Purl Patchwork which was full of wonderfully designed fabrics. I ended up purchasing some natural wrapped cotton string (undyed cotton wound in navy thread) and a few quarters of patterned fabrics, both of which I'm using to sew some tiny hearts to make into necklaces. Such a good Saturday morning adventure.

If you're in the neighborhood:
Purl Soho
137 Sullivan St, NYC

12 January 2010

Art Packs--New Year Clean Up

Art Packs, all wrapped up

Pack 1

So as part of my new years cleaning efforts, I have assembled 4 art packs full of original mixed media artwork, editioned screenprints, drawings, polaroids, and of course waffles-paper ones that is. My flat file boxes are full, and I'm trying to make room for new work! I've posted all 4 of the packs on Etsy. Each of the drawings is packed up with a board backing, and in a plastic protective sleeve (see top photos!) I'm also putting in some extra goodies in the form of post cards, waffles, polaroids, heart ornaments etc. Full lists of what is included in each pack is in the shop description.

11 January 2010

The Working Proof Gallery

"Aurora" / 11x15" / Screenprint + Hand Coloring on Grey Paper

I'm so honored to announce that I have a print up with "The Working Proof". They pair artists with a charity of their choice and donate 15% of each print sale directly to the charity. So far they have a roster of amazing artists, and some really beautiful prints. Head on over to their site to see everything they have in store. There's also an interview here

"Aurora is a two-color screenprint in white and copper ink, printed onto 250gms gray 100% cotton, acid-free paper. I watercolored the “aurora borealis section” onto each print by hand (à la a monotype), making each print one of a kind.

I chose to pair my Aurora with Show Hope. I lost a parent to cancer recently, and I can’t even imagine what it would be like to be orphaned as a child. Show Hope helps orphaned children have a family life, and makes sure that the cost of adoption is not a reason that they don’t have homes. My heart goes out to all of these children, and I would love for my print to make a difference for this organization."

08 January 2010

Canteen Exhibition

I'm part of a group show at Canteen, in Ottawa Canada.
It opens Friday January 8th, 7-10pm
I have 5 custom painted spraycans, and a bundle of mini books making an appearance.

06 January 2010

Teany is the best!

Have I ever mentioned how much I adore Teany tea? It's the best. The last time I walked by their storefront they were still closed due to a small fire over the summer. Until they reopen, I'm enjoying a bottled teany tea. The white tea with pomegranate is delish.

05 January 2010

Heart Brooches

A cross stitch adventure...

Over the holiday break I did a bit of cross stitching and made 2 heart brooches for my mom and brother. They turned out super cute, so I decided to make a few more for the shop. I've listed them in sets of 2, the idea being that you keep one and give one to someone else.

04 January 2010

Tribute Gallery, Portland Oregon

("Fairytale Waltz"-11x14, mixed media on heavyweight paper)

My friend Brian recently opened Tribute Gallery in the Everett Station Lofts in Downtown Portland. I am lucky enough to be curated in the January show "Play for Keeps". If you are in Portland, swing by for the First Thursday opening on, Thurs January 7th. It should be a good time as always!

02 January 2010

Plump Dumpling

This place is called "the plump dumpling"---I'm dying to go, who wants to come with me!?