Chris and I spent another Sunday afternoon at MOMA, this time viewing the Color Chart exhibit. I came away feeling like it's very important as an artist to brand yourself, to have a technique or idea that you invented, and to stick with it, in ever-evolving forms. And that's what people will remember you for.
Tonight I'm making tons of prints and cards in preparation for the first of many spring craft shows. Next weekend I'll be busy listing new apparel in the shop. In adult sizes! I can't wait to see what people think of the new designs. Stay tuned, and enjoy your Sunday evening wind-down.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I just finished this cutie this afternoon. People have told me in the past that they intend to hang my prints in their bathrooms. I'm not at all offended by this - after all, some people spend a lot of time in there...contemplating, relaxing, beautifying. It may be the best viewing place in the house! So I made an especially bathroom-appropriate print just for you.
Now I'm off to see my tax man/good friend for the painful news of how much I owe the government, buffered by the fun of seeing my friend. Happy Thursday!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
It felt so good to finally do some painting after focusing on music for the last week. Above is a detail from my brand new painting for sale in the shop. I've made some prints as well. They're smaller, but they came out really nicely. My Fancy New Printer reproduces watercolors beautifully. I wish I could paint another one today, but I need to do my taxes. Well, not really DO them, just prepare my receipts and paperwork for my good friend Jon, whom I've known since the 3rd grade and is now an accountant/lawyer/financial planning superstar. The scary envelope bursting with receipts is staring me down right now...
*Edit: The painting was snatched up, but there are still prints of it to be had!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
This is where Chris and I spent the first day of Spring. Frasier, Colorado. Elevation, 9000. Population, around 2000. Here's where we stayed:
Watch out for those icicles!
Well, I'm back at sea level in New York, where it's a balmy 35 degrees today, and excited to paint up some new designs for the shop. I've let some of my less popular items expire, so the store is down to a scant 35 items. Not good! Hopefully by the end of the week it will be at least 40 or more! Happy Spring, everyone.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The Etsy Mini Blog isn't really a blog in the traditional sense, rather it takes the blog code and tricks it out to become a very fun search tool for Etsy shops in every category you could imagine. (chainmaille, anyone?) And lookee what's on the front page right now...my Woodland Tea painting! Which reminds me of how I have a bunch of painting ideas that I'd really like to do. Which reminds me of my mammoth List. The List is in the next room, but I don't have to look at it to know what's next on it: filing my New York State quarterly taxes. And so of course I'm updating my blog first. Wouldn't you?
Monday, March 17, 2008
For the first time in months, new MamaRobot products are on their way! Above is a brand new onesie design I busted out over the weekend. And, for the first time ever, I also drew a little something for ADULT sizes! So, if you've been wanting to look as cool as your little baby looks in this, check the shop in the coming weeks!
Before I zoom off to the post office, I wanted to thank the Trendy Tots Blog for featuring my Mama and Baby Elephant card. I thank you, and the elephants thank you.
Saturday, March 8, 2008
The wind is making scary, thunderous noises outside, and has already blown a styrofoam cooler off our balcony and out of sight. Chris is camped out on the couch with a fever. I'm catching up on work in the next room. I couldn't find a bell, so I've placed the thumb piano next to him. When I hear a plinkity-plink-plink, I'll come running.
The picture above is from MOMA's current "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibit. It was really fun and had some crazy concepts, but a bit too crowded for us to see everything, so we'll go back in a week or two.
Finally, thanks to Jason of JJMFinance for featuring me in his blog. Go and read all about the business side of running the 'bot shop!