Leftovers, Shmeftovers!

Good evening troops! D'ja just wake up from your Turkey-Day food coma? Or have ya been up since the buttcrack of dawn getting your (cough-INSANE-cough) holiday kickoff shop on? Either way, here's a couple things you should know:

KLATCHAPALOOZA is LIVE! If you've not yet, now's the time - to get on Facebook and join this closed group: Klatchapalooza Handmade Art Market - 20 artists and makers holding a 4-day pop-up shop featuring all new handmade art and gifts EXCLUSIVE to this event! (see? I SAID NO LEFTOVERS!) It's only on Facebook and only until December 1st. Better get there, cuz most items are one-offs and once they're sold that's it. First come first served, so if you see it & like it, I suggest you BUY it. Here's a sampling of what *I* made for this market -

These are the first of my all-new collages & paintings available ONLY at the Klatch!

These are the first of my all-new collages & paintings available ONLY at the Klatch!

I have a handful more items to list over the next 3 days, to keep my stock fresh, so plan to stop by once a day to check it out. I know several other's are doing the same. OH! ALSO! Another reason to get in on this --> FREE. STUFF. Oh yeah yaheardme - tomorrow (Saturday Nov 29) is our one day doorprizeapalooza too! EVERYONE in the members list is entered in the random draw for some 15 participating-artist-donated prizes, valued at approx $20 so - how can you resist THAT? 

DOORPRIZE DAY Rules & Rgs!

DOORPRIZE DAY Rules & Rgs!

Annnnnd finally, in the "spirit" of BlackFridaySmallBizSaturdaysomethingwhateverSunday and CyberMonday - lemme just go ahead and offer you a 25% off discount code for BOTH my etsy shop and webstore - good RIGHT!NOW! thru Monday, December 1st

Yay! Discounts!

Yay! Discounts!

Just go to the "Available Art" page right here on gemgirlart OR follow the link to my etsy shop and use the code SHOPSMALL14 in the checkout at either place to get 25% off your order :)

Now go have a great weekend, and THANK YOU for supporting independent makers & artists!

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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 Table Sunday

Again, on Monday - cuz, well. Just cuz.

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Rainbow Collage Painting, almost finished! Lotta dots!

Rainbow Collage Painting, almost finished! Lotta dots!

Pretty much the only thing I worked on this past week was the rainbow collage painting. I have a few more rows and spots of dots to paint on, then I'll seal it and that's it. May get prints done, or postcards, something. I'll probly just keep the original. Loved doing it and the process was fun (though tedious and time consuming) but really not much different than how I normally collage, just with less combining of images to make a new form, and obviously the dot-to-dot painting is SO NOT how I normally roll! (hint - wooden skewers, man. The best for tiny uniform dots) will definitely revisit this technique at some point and integrate some parts of it into my own work, but not looking to change up my style fully - just doing a change of pace thing for a bit ...

Have a great week!