Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Another ACEO

Last night I dashed off another ACEO for the shop. This bird is called the White Throated Bee Eater! I've found I enjoy making ACEOs. They're so quick, and there's less pressure than designing cards, when I'm anticipating hundreds of them being made.
Speaking of pressure, tomorrow night is the opening of the Square Foot Show at Art Gotham here in NYC. There'll be a few hundred pieces, including one of mine, all one foot by one foot. I checked out a few of the pieces when I was dropping mine off, and there's quite a range of talent, prices, ideas, techniques, and colors. Art Gotham is located at 547 W 27th Street, 5th floor between 10th and 11th Avenue. The show is up until the 17th, I believe.
Happy Halloween! Which reminds me, I have to buy candy. Chris wants Mr. Goodbars. Be safe, everyone!

Monday, October 29, 2007

The very first MamaRobot ACEO

I made this while listening to the PBS documentary about Charles Schulz, who has inspired and influenced me since I could pick up a pencil.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Crocodile Prints

Made some prints of my crocodile painting yesterday. And now I'm off to the post office to send out my 70th order!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New 'bots in the shop...

Just finished this little watercolor and ink painting and thought it would make a nice card. Check it out.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Crocodile Tears

I finished this painting yesterday for Art Gotham's Square Foot show. It was a challenge to compose something for a square canvas, and it was incredibly difficult to figure out how to lay down the gouache so that it didn't crack as it dried. I never had that problem using gouache on paper, so I think it has something to do with the Gesso-ed surface of the canvas. It took many tries, but I finally achieved this nice, smooth surface:

If it doesn't sell at the show, you'll eventually see it in the shop, and either way I'll be offering up a few prints of it.
Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pumpkin Festival!

On Sunday we took a break from art selling and music making to enjoy a day in the country.

And Merlin the parrot was kind enough to give us a ride home.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Cuddling and Painting

It's finally down in the 50's here in New York, and I've spent a mellow day inside painting while listening to This American Life. It's been a week of good news. New wholesale orders have come in, friends are coming to town, Chris's piles of CD's are slowly dwindling (*cough* get yours here).

If you're in the New York area this Saturday the 13th, come get your MamaRobot goodies at PS 154's Art/Craft/Flea Market. It's happening at PS 154's school yard, 11th Avenue between Sherman Street and Windsor Place (F train to 15th street/Prospect Park).

p.s. That's the rarely photographed and very shy Jetta above on the right. See she *does* exist!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Fall for Arts, and The Encampment

If only all craft fairs could be like Roosevelt Island's Fall for Arts. What other fair provides a free tent, table and chair, free food, volunteers offering to give vendors bathroom breaks, and tons of visitors ready to shop? They even hung back walls for our displays! After we closed up shop at 5, I headed home to fetch my accordion for my performance at the Encampment.
Thanks to everyone who came out to check out my tent at the fair, my tent at the encampment, or both! I'm not sure where the mobile MamaRobot shop will pop up next, could be Brooklyn, could be Manhattan. Until then, the goods are always here.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Roosevelt Island

If you've never been to Roosevelt Island this weekend is a good time to visit. The MamaRobot shop will be open for business at the Fall for Arts festival. Then, after the sun goes down, the Encampment begins. I've been working as a creative collaborator on this project and I can't wait to see it come to fruition! Don't miss your only chance to see 100 illuminated tents light up the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. It's going to be spooky and amazing.