Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another Shop Update and New 'Do

Hmmm, it's been a while since I've written in my blog. I've had a busy couple of weeks: Esther had a stomach virus and then an ear infection, it's been incredibly busy at the auction house this month, I've been tied up with commissioned pieces and Christmas gift-making.. I could go on and on!
The awesome Courtney interviewed me earlier this week and you can check out my inane ramblings at her blog, here. Thanks, Courtney!

As for updates at the ol' Etsy shop, I'm listing some new watercolor ACEO's and two small oil paintings! Maybe some drawings if I get a chance.

"Bear Coat" 2.5 x 3 inches oil on illustration board 2008

"Hidden Inside Her Own Shadow" 2.5 x 3 inches oil on illustration board 2008
And yesterday morning I got my hair cut (FINALLY) at the fabulous Darling Room. Johny did a great job and was everything that my last stylist lacked: he was attentive, informative, he listened, offered great advice. I think I finally found the stylist I can trust with my ridiculously thin and straight hair. In short, YAY!

It's been snowing since early this morning, but it's just too warm to stick. So we get the loveliness of falling snow without the icy mess--nice!

Thanksgiving was quiet, just the three of us. We ate so much, though! I made cornbread stuffing, Tofurky, mashed potatoes, carrots, green beans. Yum. I also baked a pecan pie, a pumpkin pie, and some peanut butter cookies. We had some neighbors over for dessert and coffee Thursday night. That was fun and the kiddos had entirely too much sugar--WHOO HOO!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Etsy Shop Update!

I finally got my prints mocked up and sent in to the printers--I'm pretty happy with the results. The paper is heavy, almost like cardstock, with a nice watercolor paper texture. The colors and details are clean and crisp. They look pretty good (and this is coming from me, the PICKY one). The images are slightly smaller than 2.5 x 3.5, with a very thin white border around the edges. I usually paint to the edges, which makes matting and framing a little harder. These will be easier to mat.

So each aceo print is a very limited edition of 30---there will never be any more prints of these images. I've numbered, titled, signed, and dated the back of each. I'm kinda excited--these are the first prints I've ever had made; EVER. I've always been hesitant about it. I want the quality to be exceptional, but still affordable. I think these fit the bill. And I like the company who's doing them--FAST turnaround and friendly customer service to boot. It's White House Custom Colour, out of Minnesota, and I would definitely recommend them.

Anyway, SHOP UPDATE! I don't know that I want to announce shop updates just in case someting happens and I can't deliver the goods, but I should be ready for tomorrow. So: Friday, around 2 pm central--you, me and some new original ACEO's as well as some very affordable prints! See you then.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Nelson

My friend and fellow painter Rachel Stuart Haas was in town for her opening at the Blue and we got to hang out briefly at the Nelson-Atkins. We were at the Art Institute together and were both in the Illustration department (which, sadly, is long gone). I completely and utterly dig her paintings and have the awesome good fortune to actually own one. You really should go check out her work.

Anyway, here's a pic of the E-girl at a Michael Cross installation in the Bloch building.

Halloween turned out pretty good, by the way. We got another pumpkin the day before and carved it. The weather was fabulous and Esther's costume was cute and she got a ton of candy. It was a fun night.