Halloween Windows

So that time I did two Halloween windows and never talked about them. Here we go!

Noe Valley

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These ghosts!!! I know, crazy spooky scary. This was my Halloween window for the Rare Device//Noe Valley store. It had to be done rather quickly, so I stitched up these ghosties.  I kept the gold diamonds that were up with the Cactus window because, why not, they’re cool. I like this last photo, it looks like they’re having a party and they”re singing.

 

Divisadero

IMG_20141008_103750IMG_1689IMG_20141005_10022120141029_112429I hung up my original creepy girl drawings at the Divisadero store. It was probably the simplest installation I’ve done, but it still took me forever. (People who install quickly, so impressed with you.) I also printed up some postcard sets and 8 x 10 prints. 
  

Space Mermaid

This idea first sprung from trying to play Exquisite Corpse by myself. I had the perfect setup, one of those accordion-paged sketchbooks, and Space Mermaid was one of the first creations. I decided she’d make a good card.

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This is actually my third version (so far.) I want to keep sketching her until I work out a more graphic version. I’ve really enjoyed writing “Happy Space Mermaid Birthday!” on two cards already.

First Fridays

I want to share some photos of my first First Fridays event! Oakland has an art walk the first Friday of every month where the streets are closed and everyone is walking around visiting local art vendors and the galleries along the strip.

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My friend (and very talented crocheter of Green Horse Craft) Mary introduced me to First Fridays and we decided to do the event together every month. It’s so amazing having a friend who also makes a great work partner! I think we really understand and relate to each other as individual, crafty artists.

I love seeing the range of local art vendors, from people sitting on blankets to super professional stands with tents and light generators. For me, my stand ended up being a fold-out drying rack covered with a lace tablecloth….and it worked and turned out lovely!

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I printed out some of my Blossom illustrations on small card stock. My printer is actually terribly old and doesn’t do the best job, so I ended up doing some gauche washes over the print to liven them up.

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Mary and I did a trial run in April and I realized that this event would be a great place to try and sell my felt flower crowns. So I whipped up a few more and brought them to sell for this month’s First Friday. This super warm and sunny weather is definitely helping the desire to wear a flower crown!

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Mary couldn’t come to this month’s art walk, so I went alone to sell (with Roos patiently sitting behind me the whole time!) It was my third time going to the art walk, second time participating, and first time selling alone! I think it well!

Animation Graduation Announcements

Roos graduated from the Academy of Art with a degree in Character Animation last month. I made his graduation announcements (a bit too late) but I thought I would share. I knew that he’d like something minimalistic and I wanted to include the tools of his trade. Here’s the front:

roosgradHe actually just made his own Thank You notes and they look amazing! He has a great eye for design. I’ll share those soon too!

Congratulations, any recent graduates!