Monday, August 2, 2010

showing out & about

I don't know why I never posted about the shows & events I did this spring/summer, but I wanted to post some photos from Made in the 216 as well as my 3-way group show "Characters" at Jefferson Studio in Tremont.

Made in the 216:

Danielle from Room Service did an amazing job merchandising all of the handmade goods and art that was available. I saw a ton of jewelry that impressed me as well...there's some serious talent here in the cleve!

Funeral Girl is below:

this was sort of the 'kids corner':

framed zoo prints...these are prints but are hand-stamped with 'zoo' and signed, the green/blue one also has ink drawings added. they'll be up for sale in my etsy shop soon:

(Paintings by Susan Hlaudy and installations by Don King)

my stuff was on this wall, as well as the opposite wall:

Hopefully the fall will bring more! Just need to get some new work done. The summer's been too nice to be cooped up at my desk...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Made in the 216

Only a few weeks away!

Made in the 216 is an annual like-no-other event put on by Room Service that celebrates all things handmade in Cleveland. This year’s boutique is June 11th and 12th, and is sure to be the biggest yet. The two-day event boasts music, drinks, food, fun, and handmade gifts and art from the lovely 216. You do NOT want to miss this, every year I am blown away by the beautiful display of goods and talent. I’m excited and honored to be a part of it this year, so come see some of my work and the work of other proud Clevelanders!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

handmade business cards

sometimes things just don't go as planned, and you have to find a workaround that gives you the best results.

with my show coming up (three weeks!), and not enough dough in the bank to spend on the letterpress cards I wanted, I needed business cards that were still special. I decided to make them by hand, and yeah, this was laborious. it took me a while, lots of steps, LOTS of cutting (only drew blood once! ha) and I finally have a hundred or so.

I used my grandma's old fabric—leftover swatches from things she has made and scraps she held onto. I used three patterns, with two ink colors/tagboard colors (red and pink) to match the fabric.

once I run out of these, I'll start over with different patterns. when these are gone, they're gone! by changing it up, I'll be able to tell at what point I gave the card out (if someone contacts me, I can ask what the card looks like, and know how/about when-ish they got it). I have to give Jimmy credit for this 'limited quantity' idea; it'll help me keep track of my networking because (hopefully) I'll have to!

I think they're colorful and fun, and still have that tactile, special quality I wanted. hope you like! come and find me if you want one...

back to work!