Studio Sunday Nov 9 2014

Hello! This week in the studio ...

I created and produced 100 "Pieces of Flair" - buttons & biz cards to be included in SwagBags my friend AimΓ©e of Mazer Design and @BeyoutifulByAimee is giving out at an Art &Craft market next weekend -

Biz card + freebie button + discount code x100 = whole 'lotta swag!

Biz card + freebie button + discount code x100 = whole 'lotta swag!

I started producing the first new works that will be available EXCLUSIVELY online at the KLATCHAPALOOZA HANDMADE ART MARKET - a four day sales event only on Facebook to be held over the Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Small Biz Saturday / Cyber Monday (Nov 28th - Dec 1st) Click the link to join the Facebook group - buyers will "queue up" online and be admitted to the group when the sale goes live on Nov 28 - and you don't even hafta bring a tent or sleeping bag or have someone hold your place while you run to the bathroom! There are more than twenty artisans who will be offering a minimum of a dozen (each!) new & exclusive works during this event! Prices will probably range from $10/15 to $150 or thereabouts - so definitely will be something to appeal to everyone! I will have brand new InspiRainbow artblocks, and a completely new collage series I came up with just for this event: 

The 'ol paper scraps box is gonna see some action!

The 'ol paper scraps box is gonna see some action!

Ideas are coming fast! Faster than my hands can work ...

Ideas are coming fast! Faster than my hands can work ...

Sneekpeek of my first finished piece - framed, even!

Sneekpeek of my first finished piece - framed, even!

So be sure to hop over to Facebook to pre-join the Klatchapalooza group, and to catch sneek peeks of works from some of the members on social media - just search the hashtag #KLATCHAPALOOZA on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and of course, Facebook. If you have any questions about the event, hit me up and I'll do my best to answer them ASAP! 

Now I gotta get back to the salt mines! HiHo!

Studio Sunday - on Monday!

This week's work-in-progress showcase - didn't put it up yesterday cuz, well - WALKING DEAD PREMIERE, HELLO?! (Which, while I'll give no spoilers, was AWESOME!) Okay, so here's what I've been up to the past few days:

Mixed-media collage paintings in progress

Mixed-media collage paintings in progress

The first two are the start of my Astrological Collage Creeps series - one being The Waterbearer (Aquarius) and the rainbow one in the middle (both reworked older unfinished canvases, btw) will be the one I'm keeping - my starsign Gemini. I have a really cool! figure mostly finished for that that's not shown here yet - but you can always catch of-the-moment progress shots on my Instagram @gemgirlartist. The last piece is titled Exhibit A, and is a completed abstract mixedmedia collage - kinda outta the norm for me, but also making a point - it's "Exhibit A" in the case of me trying new things! I've always loved abstracts (one of my fave parts of the artmaking process is doing the backgrounds - I often DON'T want to put anything on them, and yet they never quite seem to be a finished, standalone piece) So -working on that is a big goal of mine.

I also since last week, decided I am NOT ready to take on an art/craft fair at this point, even though that also has been a goal of mine for some time. Perhaps in 2015. But I AM going to be getting professional scans & prints made of my works, in order to keep the originals available directly through me, and any printworks will go to my etsy or other 3rd party online shops. 

That's all for now, I gotta get back in the paintzone!
Have a great, productive Monday!