I’m off to Memphis for the SNAG conference! Be back next week.
Adrienne got me this really awesome magnet, and I can’t think of a better way to convey my mood today. Yesterday, my work was on notcot.org. Then today, I was on the etsy front page!!! Now I’ve got an exciting evening of packaging orders ahead of me. (That wasn’t meant to be sarcastic, I really am excited!)
Plus, I finished another pillow today. That’s the second pillow I finished this week!
Not a bad day!
I’ve added lots of new items to the shop, so be sure to have a look!
Bonus: I finally had my first etsy sale today! (I know many of you are etsy veterans with lots of sales, but its still exciting for me. Perhaps now I can buy a few of the things I’ve been eyeing…)
I’m trying to draw more, so I’ve begun a little project. Everyday, I’ll do a series of drawings with marker on 4″ x 4″ cardstock. Then, I’ll post my favorites from each day here. I’m hoping this will be a great way to generate new pattern ideas for my metal work. Plus, I see spin-off potential in the form of prints, cards, fabric, etc. The possibilities are endless!
I’ve posted new fine silver on steel work in the shop, and will be posting more work tomorrow.
Happy birthday, Joe!
I’m back from Art Star (where strangely I didn’t take any pictures). Despite heat one day and rain the other, it was still a fun show with a great group of vendors. I didn’t do quite as well as I had hoped, but I came home with some really great stuff. I traded for these amazing porcelain vessels from Yasha Butler (my pictures don’t do them justice) and bought this cute little embroidered print from Heather Sundquist. I also traded for this purse from Erin Taylor, who makes bags, skirts, and aprons. (Erin and her sister were my super fun next-door neighbors.)
The rest of today I’m focusing on photographing work to post in the shop. So if you missed the show or didn’t buy that piece you’re now coveting, it should be in my shop by the end of the day. (And if you don’t see something you want, you can always email me.)
I’m off to Philly this weekend for the Art Star Craft Bazaar. Stop by and say hello!
As promised, here are images of the wall panels. You can view the full set of images here. I realized that the problem with making graphic work is that when you photograph it, it just looks, well, graphic. Next week I’m going to try to photograph the panels in a room, with other objects, so they actually look real.
In case anyone is interested, the panels are for sale. Each is 12″ x 12″ and made from powder-coated steel. They are available in three patterns in three colors – wine, raspberry, and brown. Each panel is $450 and you can email me at meauman(at)yahoo(dot)com to order.
Yesterday, I went shopping in search of a cute, summer dress, and discovered these two skirts with the most amazing patterns. (Sadly, the skirts didn’t make it home with me.) I’m loving the black, white, and green combo. It makes me happy, especially because I’ve ordered black and green powders for the next batch of wall panels.
And it just occurred to me that I have yet to post pics of the first batch of wall panels. I promise to work on that ASAP. (And this time I mean it!)
(And if you can’t make it to Art Star, I promise lots more stuff will go in my shop afterwards.)
I’m back (not that I really went anywhere) from my long weekend at the Patriot-News Artsfest. The show didn’t go quite as well as I had hoped. The positives: I got a lot of compliments on my work and my display, the new fine silver on steel earrings were very popular, and I generated some interest in my work for future shows. The negatives: Crazy wind and thunderstorms, and my aesthetic didn’t really gel with the rest of the show.
I’m looking forward to Art Star next weekend, where I can introduce my work to a new audience and hopefully meet some really cool people. (And speaking of really cool people, be sure to check out the Art Star artist list to preview everyone who will be there.)