Archive for October, 2008

Turn your frown upside down

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Zora’s mom and I traded at the Handmaiden’s show for goods. This picture doesn’t show how happy Zora really was, she was literally just dancing and running around right before this picture was taken.

Handmaiden’s October show recap

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Yesterday was a blast: my mom was in town to help me, my brother made us breakfast before the show, fellow vendors were as sweet as always, friends and co-workers came to visit, the music was bumping, & Sarah and Ang from I Like You put on an awesome show, as always! Here’s some pictures from the event, if you missed it:

new: long sleeve mpls shirts for baby and toddler

new owl cards! screen-printed by yours truly.

halloween treat boxes: owls and black cats.

new halloween cards, I stayed up til 1:30 one night printing these and it was worth it.

my buddy Jack stopped by.

Favorite People #005: Martha Stewart

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Yeah, that’s right, say what you will about her, but gosh darn, I really admire this woman. She’s got talent, dedication, passion, creativity and determination — and with that she’s built an empire. My mom says I’m like a younger, hipper version of Martha Stewart. And I totally agree! Here are a few examples of why I love the Martha Stewart creative dynasty:

 

Handmaiden’s October show this sunday!

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Get out of the cold, have a Bloody Mary in hand, and shop around over 50 booths of handmade treasures! 

The show is at the Uptown VFW on Lyndale and Lake, near Herkimer’s, Tatter’s etc. It is a Sunday only show from 10 to 5 pm. Please stop by and have the pleasure of meeting my mom!

Yes, I will have new product at the show, even some halloween-inspired work. I will post some sneak peak pics later on today! So stay tuned.

Favorite People #004: David Weidman

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I came across David Weidman when I did an online search of his name from a screen-printed art print that I seem to have forgotten how I came in possession of. I remember admiring his print and thinking I should google his name. What I discovered was that Weidman was a hot commodity in advertising and animation in the 50s and 60s. He also produced a series of illustrated screen-prints during that time that are still for sale on his website today. And as a graphic designer myself, I had to order his “work smarter not harder” print.  It was a lovely transaction and even got a little thank you note from David personally!

I wish I could find more of his work online and at a higher quality, but this was the best I could do. It’s still totally inspiring:

I want that flower forms print! Absolutely beautiful. Just like your face.

Can’t get this song outta my head

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Dedicated to my friend Erin and her dancing skills.

Bird couple.

Monday, October 6th, 2008

A little ditty that I did a while back. I’m trying to illustrate more and I’ve been really inspired by 60s illustration. There’s a real surge in that aesthetic right now, but I found one of the original illustrators of the time and he’s still selling his work online. I’ll do a post on him real soon.

Handmade Nation

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Handmade Nation is an up and coming documentary on DIY (do-it-yourself) culture by Faythe Levine. Here’s an excerpt from her website: “Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Fueled by the common thread of creating, Handmade Nation explores a burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking.”  

This is a movie I will definitely be wanting to see. There is also an accompanying book out now, which I will soon be ordering myself.

Check out the sweet stop motion opening credits! This has definitely sparked my interest: