Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bits and Bobs, This and That

I've said it once, and I'll say it again. Get that bitch a container. Bitches love containers. At least, I know for me it's one-hundred percent true. I've collected jars and cigar boxes as a child to keep things in. It's gotten no better as I get older, I tend to get cigar boxes and cool containers for keeping art fair display stuff and to keep who knows what around the house. Growing up where I did let me have four different IKEAs within 30 minutes no matter what direction you drove. I got. SO. MANY. BOXES.

I still love containers and boxes, so when I'm out and about at garage sales and goodwills, I tend to pick up boxes, vases, containers of all sorts to paint at a later date. I keep putting them aside, but I finally got my ass in gear and started painting them and playing. Now I have a few in my shop, expect more!

These two sets are originally IKEA, I wanted to keep them for my own use but I already have a disturbing number of containers in my kitchen, bathroom, and studio. So instead I'm letting you people have these lovely containters.

Meet This and That:

and Bits and Bobs:

You can find them on Etsy, where I just put them up this afternoon.

The idea behind them is that you can china-marker, dry-erase, or whatever marker the contents in the little frames. I hate when my household items boss me around. I'd rather take charge and label them myself.

More of these kind of things to come, keep your eyes peeled.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Take a Whiff

I'm getting into a groove, I blame it on the summery weather, even though it's been all tornadoes and rain here the past week or so. Word to the wise, don't snuggle your cat who is made of 324% muscle when it's thunder and lightning out. When lightning strikes across the street, you will regret it. Claws everywhere.

In the mean time, I'm embracing lines again! I missed them, I missed playing with ink and I missed having to battle with tracing paper. I have a new print up to show my accomplishment with getting back to hitting the (ink) bottle.

You can find him here!

I've also started a tumblr a while back not sure if you cats and chicks are into them, but I like posting things I find, new work, shit that lives around my house. All sorts of stuff. You can find that at

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kitten Explosion

Hello, everyone! I have a bunch of new ideas brewing but it's hard to get to them. You see, we've been fostering kittens around these parts and at the moment we have 5 teeny tiny ones in addition to the two tank-cats that normally wander around the house. If I'm on the computer, there's a butt in my face and at least two more stomping on my keyboard doing all kinds of crazy things to my files.

Butts like this:

Messes like that:

Killed all my baby cacti.

You should have seen me trying to do matting for the Handmade Promenade. Diiiiisaster. While making my little jotters with the paper guillotine I had to shut everyone away for fear of some living being in the house shedding blood. Man, oh man.

In the mean time I need to get up photos of glass and ceramic things I painted that were at the show in Indy last friday. Here's a crap photobooth'd one I took to show a friend. Expect this little dude on a print sometime soon. Maybe even a block print if I can get my act together.

But honestly with faces like this, it's hard to concentrate for long.

I will have a small table at the Curves in West Lafayette, IN tomorrow (May 11) from 9-12 if anyone is in the area. It's a small thing but I'd love to see some happy faces down there.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Homemade Promenade

I am currently made out of 90% berries. I'm so glad the seasons are changing so all the fruit is going on sale. Aw man, blueberries are going in everything now.

I'd like to announce that I'll be at the Homemade Promenade on Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis this Friday! It's some good timing seeing as Mother's day is Sunday, and if any of you are like me, you're scrambling.

Along with new prints, I also have a whole slew of painted glasses, vases, containers, all sorts of fun stuff. I'm also perfecting som jotters I hope to bring too, it's bound to be fun times.

I threw up on etsy some revisited prints, I tweaked and put them up. They are some of my favorites, I have no idea why I ever stopped selling them. I tweaked them to be green and blue, I used to get a lot of requests for different colors so I'm trying to give you guys what you want.