July 27, 2008

Art Show!


It has been a really, REALLY busy past few weeks. And it doesn't show signs of slowing down for at least another three or four. Last weekend and the week before I was preparing for the opening of my Cherry Berry Bunny Etsy shop. And this weekend, my roommate and I put on a show of my art at our apartment. This past week has been a whirlwind of stress and trying to prepare for that.

We threw things together kind of last minute. We decided to put it on less than a month ago. I am going to be showing my art and participating in a panel about Femme identity and creativity at the national Femme Conference in August. I was scrambling trying to figure out how I was going to pay for it all, so my roommate suggested we throw together an art show in hopes that a couple paintings might sell.

Here's some pics from the show:

One painting is cut out of this picture because I can't reveal it here yet. Soon!

A wall with my newest series of portraits.

The "Goddess Wall". Everyone wanted to buy the Five goddesses painting, but my best friend has already bought it!


More collages.

Three portraits that were hung singly.

My sister, my mom, and me.


It was overall a really great night! I didn't sell as much as I was hoping, but really I am happy I sold anything at all. That can never be a bad thing, right? :) I sold three paintings and have two possible commissions in the works. I am reasonably certain they will both come through. So, that is good as well. And even just getting people here to see my art is a good thing. It was also really nice to visit with my friends and family. I was kind of too nervous to enjoy a lot of it properly, LOL.

I have been making art like mad trying to get ready for the Femme Conference and trying to have a couple new things for my art show. I will leave you with two new paintings I haven't shown here yet:

I will, of course, keep you posted about art and the conference as it gets closer.

July 17, 2008

Grand Opening of My New Etsy Shop!! Everything on sale!!!!!!

I opened a new Etsy shop recently for my jewelry and stationery and will be having my official grand opening this weekend! For three days, July 18th-July 20th, EVERYTHING will be one sale for 15% off with free shipping. This is a great way to introduce yourself to my work as my prices will not be this low again. Every order over $20 will recieve a free kawaii mini memo grab bag. :)

I have tons of kitschy vintage charm necklaces, my own kawaii plastic pendants, resin pendants, charm necklaces, mini cards, and kawaii stationery. It's all really cute, I promise. Just click on my handy Etsy mini over to the right and check it out!

Here's a closer look at some of the items I am offering right now:

I am open to doing custom orders, so let me know if there's something you would like and don't see! I can make any of the resin pendants in any color you want, or with candy sprinkles inside if you prefer. I can work out a sketch for a plastic pendant of your choice, or do the same for mini cards. Feel free to leave me a comment here or convo me on Etsy.

July 8, 2008

I'm in a Book!

Ok, so again--too long between blog posts.

BUT, maybe when you hear my exciting news you will forgive me. :)

Most of you will probably know that I had two art journal pages selected to be in the book "1000 Artist Journal Pages" by Dawn DeVries Sokol who did a marvelous job designing the book and putting everything together. And for those of you who didn't know I was going to be in a book, well--now you do.

I waited WAY too long to order my copy. I don't really know why because I was so super excited to see myself in print finally. The book has been out for a few weeks now, I think, and I only recieved my copy last week.

Anyway, the book is GORGEOUS inside and out. There is so much beautiful art in one place it's unbelievable. I am very honored to be a part of it.

I made the pics extra big so you can be sure and see my name in my first publication.

In other exciting news--I received my very first commission for a painting today!!!! I'm like all legit and stuff now.