Last night I chose to dance, rather than go to Gorilla House. It was a wonderful night, but I did miss painting! Painting at Gorilla House is such a different experience that painting in my studio, so I decided to bring a bit of that energy to the studio: I made two paintings in two hours.
I had lots of fun making these, and although the color palette is the same, the energy is very different (to me). Sticking with the Gorilla House theme, I am auctioning both of these paintings on my Facebook page today. The auction ends tonight at 10 pm MST, so head on over!
I just finished a batch of magnets to sell at the Waldorf Faire in November. I’m already starting to sell off this batch, though, so another one is under way. Happy news about the magnets: I finally figured out the whole varnish thing. I have had problems in the past with the varnish reacting with the ink I use to write with, but I finally figured out how to avoid that. It was so simple, I don’t know why I never thought of it before! I just needed a layer of acrylic medium before applying the Varithane! Glad that is solved.
If you see any that you would like, I can create a special etsy listing for you (as long as I haven’t already sold it…).
For Christmas, my family bought me a button maker! What a great gift! I’ve been making some art especially for the buttons, and some custom designs for other people. There is a woman who sells B.C. apples at our school, and other markets, every week – we call her the “Apple Lady”. A few months ago, she asked if she could sell my pins at the markets and our school. It turns out that the pins have been a huge hit with some of the kids at our school! Apparently they have become collector’s items, and some parents have even told me how their kids talk about the pins. One boy was so happy to be the first to buy my new design! How cute is that?!
I just started selling pins in my shop! I will also set up a custom design listing, but that may take a little while for me to set that up. In the mean time, you can let me know if you are interested. Here are some of the custom designs I’ve made so far:
The pins are 1 1/2″ diameter. Check out my etsy shop to see the listing for my pinback buttons!
The circles are for some pins I am designing. The little painting on the right for some mail art. And the canvas is the result of using up leftover paint and just slapping it on. I love it.
I’ve got more stripes happening, too!