Saturday, July 31, 2010
Make local -
One of the wonderful things about selling my work on etsy.com is that people all over the world see and buy my work.
These two African Adinkra Symbol Boxes were a commission and are headed to the United Kingdom.
To have access to the world to sell my work makes me feel honored and a bit more in touch with the fact that art is appreciated all over the world. Work made in our Bloomington, Indiana studio will find its home far from where it was made but take with it the imagination, breath and fingerprints of it's creators.
For this and so much more, I rest satisfied in what I did today!
I made art!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
June was one of the hottest summers on record. Last night the temps dropped enough to enjoy dinner outside on our deck with our tigers. What a treat! We've been working hard and fresh off the heels of a long hot Ann Arbor 4 day art fair-a-thon!!
Life is good!
Monday, July 19, 2010
During the next few days, the right of passage known as the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fairs will emerge once again. Too many artists to count and even more art loving patrons gather each summer amidst the meandering streets and sunny skies of Ann Arbor Michigan. Multiple shows reach into one another so much so some don't know where one begins and another ends. It is there you will find everything from wonderfully imaginative work to 'stuff' impaled on a stick. (There is a name for such 'stuff' I will refrain from using here.)
I will be there! My TattooDream boxes will make their debut at the Summer Art Fair also known as The Michigan Guild Show. My booth is #8 on State Street near the steps to Angell Hall by the Quad. With a show so large, one needs GPS and comfy shoes to take it all in!
By doing this show, I'll mark having done all of the major shows that concurrently go on for these four (usually sweltering) summer days in this artsy enclave.
In my booth, you will see a sign. It simply says "YOU STILL NEED ART"......
For so long, the mantra has been to not be seen spending money. Guess what? You have my permission to begin shopping again! Yes, you heard it here! The concept is to be selective and buy things that enhance your life, feed your soul, and nourish your being.
So what I'm saying is---BUY ART! Buy art this week. BUY ART NOW!!
Find your favorite artist or a new one and re-establish buying art. (We know you haven't forgotten how to do this!)
We have not gone away, we're still here.
Here fighting to hang on in a screwed up economy, pay our bills and and carve away the dust to uncover our dreams and prosper once again.
We need you!
YOU are a part of that process.
Without YOU, artists cannot keep creating.
Join in the process of keeping art alive again. It's easy, really. All it takes is you giving up something of value to you in exchange for me giving up something of value of mine.
Resume the passion of collecting!! YOU STILL NEED ART!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
♫ Hey- Girls just wanna have fun!! ♬ ♫
That was a song as I recall!
My Girlfriends BFF Box has been a hit at recent art fairs. Ensuing laughter and comments like "you gotta get this.." Handmade cherry wood box measures 5" wide x 5" deep x 6" high (12.7 cm x 12.7 cm x 15.87 cm ). Perfect for the one who shares your inner most secrets- your BFF!
Adorned with fun sayings you and her will get......
"If I get tired of shopping, I sit down and try on some shoes!!"
Lined on the bottom with black velvet. Pink ruffles and great messages abound the waistline of this most sought after box.
My boxes are quietly making their way into esteemed box collections around the world- let yours be one of them!
••I love making special things for special people!••
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Friday, July 16, 2010
If you love cows or cheese- this box is for you! This handmade cherry box measures 6" wide and 6" deep and 9 1/4" high ( 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm x 23.49 cm ). An ever so fun - 'Wisconsin' box with cow spots, a faux cheese wedge on top (complete with holes) and utterly sexy magenta pink feet! The top opens by way of a wooden lift off lid. Carefully airbrushed, the carved wood 'cheese' is the handle to this groovy box! Lined on the bottom with velvet as black as a night sky in the country.
Sure to be a hit with the cheese lover, Greenbay Packer fan, Cheese Head or Wisconsin Alumni in your family. Each box is a one of a kind!
79.00 on my etsy site