Saturday, December 26, 2009

After Christmas Handmade Sales

Well let's start off with the obvious one first, shall we?
  • Skelekitty & Friends on Artfire: 
    • Buy one 8x10" print, get one free (no limit) with coupon code BOGOPRINTS2009
    • 20% off ALL in-stock rubber stamps with coupon code AFTERXMAS2009 (offers expire midnight 12/31/09)
    • Free downloadable/printable gift tags (and they're not just for "holiday" giving!)  Just print them out on 8.5x11" paper and cut them out.
And for some of my other favorites:
  • Saints & Sinners unique handmade jewelry by the lovely Barbe SaintJohn: EVERYTHING is on sale through January 1st!
  • Kit Cameo has an entire section of her Artfire shop of etched glass, jewelry and art on sale.
  • Xena's Revenge jewelery by Brenda (marketed by her Chihuahua Xena): 25% off everything with coupon code NEWYEAR. All Christmas jewelry is 50% off with coupon code HOHOXENA9!
  • Miss Smiss art and accessories on Etsy and Artfire offers free shipping when you purchase two or more items. 
  • Kaotic Ekko Curiosities is offering 20% off all holiday items through the end of the month, AND free shipping (coupon code HAPPY2010) through January 31st, 2010! 
  • My favorite soapmaker Lori of Nemesis Productions is offering 15% off in her Artfire shop until this Sunday, December 27th!
  • Rocky The Zombie has a large sale section in her Etsy shop!
  • Check out the huge collection of Creature Closeouts in Absolutely Small's Etsy shop.
  • Harlowe Monroe Vintage on Artfire:  Buy one item, get 50% off your second item (refund via PayPal) - all shop items are under $15 too!
  • Luna's Loot on Etsy has supplies, jewelry and ephemera on sale.
  • Enchanticals on Etsy has select items on sale until 1/2/10 - just look for the word "sale" in the description.
  • JenniferLynn Productions has marked her entire Artfire stock of art, photography and accessories down 33% through the end of the year.
  • Hannah Grey Curiosities & Drygoods has LOTS of supplies and goodies on sale. In addition, they offer free shipping on orders $30 or more placed through midnight, EST on January 1.  Enter the code XMAS2009 at check out. 
  • The Folk Art of Flor Larios is on sale too! 
Not technically sales, but so affordable, they deserve mentioning:
Keep checking back my friends.  I'll be updating this as I receive more info on more after Christmas handmade deals.  Why?  Because it's NEVER too late to ...
Skelekitten sez: GIVE HANDMADE!
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Is It Competition or A Future "Intern?"

You may recall some posts Skelekitty and I wrote earlier this year about my neighbors' daughter, Santana, who hand-sculpted me a pink haired kitty and dressed as Skelekitty for Halloween this past year.  She's a cool kid for sure, who loves animals and is a bit of a bookworm (sound familiar?).

She has done it again and, of course, I had to blog about it.  Santana and her brother Grant just came by to give me this little treasure (mostly Grant played with Abby and laughed when Santana and I rolled our collective eyes seeing he wasn't wearing shoes)!

Skelekitty Santa by Santana P.

The mini-tote was hand-decorated with a great deal of glittery goodness (and a kitty, of course). The Skelekitty figurine was hand-sculpted AND hand-painted by Santana herself and, if I do say so, I'm not entirely sure I could have done any better myself!
Skelekitty Santa by Santana P.

Skelekitty Santa by Santana P.

I wonder how her Mom would feel about her daughter going into indentured servitude ... *cough* err, I mean "an internship" making Skelekitty figurines? LOL.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Putting It Out There

Oscar Bird threadpainted art quilt - private collectionThis thread-painted art quilt of my Oscar, the Military Macaw, was the very first piece I ever put in a group "art" (i.e., non-quilt show) show - the January 2006 "National Bird Day" art show in Sacramento, CA.

LoteriaSince that first night, I gradually increased the number of works in group art shows.  First I showed just with The Scary-Art Collective at Body Tribe where I nervously listened to criticism (positive and negative, but all constructive).

Welcome Home Skelekitty quiltBy early 2007, I had started showing at other Sacramento galleries like Side Show Studios and the former 24th Street hot spot, Cool Cat (R.I.P.).

Something Fishy (SOLD) I tried some new techniques and played with new mediums while I continued to find my voice. 

painting the roses red

In the last half of 2009, I finally submitted some pieces to out of town (actually, out of State) shows to a positive response.

Now, with four full years of group show experience (not to mention the long list of commissions I just completed), I feel confident enough to consider a solo show.  So I'm putting it "out there" that I'm ready to put it out there - you know, putting it in writing as a promise to myself and so y'all can keep me accountable.

Grinding To A Hault (final)I've already started working on a "theme" involving hearts and skulls with various things growing from them, and we'll see where this leads me. 
So far I'm planning on doing most, if not all the pieces using my pyrography and acrylics on wood techniques.

While I'm working on the pieces, I will also be looking around for a gallery to host this currently imaginary solo exhibition.  Oh, the joy of cold calls, how I look forward to it!   I have a short list of places I'd LOVE to show, a medium sized list of places I'd seriously consider (both of which I'm keeping secret to avoid jinxing myself) and a blank list of places I haven't even thought of yet.

If you have a gallery and would like to talk to me about the possibility of doing a solo show, please contact me with your list of demands.

Wish me luck and inspiration and I'll send some right back to you (I'll send you some anyway).
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Instant "Homemade" Soup

I've had a few requests for my Basil & Bean Soup recipe lately.  It's something that evolved over the last ten or so years and one of those things I cook that my husband goes crazy for as soon as the weather turns each fall.  It's deceptively simple and made almost entirely from canned pantry ingredients (except for the garlic and basil, which is worth geting fresh).  The best eatin' is always the very last bowl.
  • 2 cans each of organic beans (10 oz):
    • Black
    • Pinto
    • Canellini (aka white kidney)
    • Kidney
  • 1 "brick" (carton) organic, free-range, low sodium chicken broth (I like Trader Joe's)
  • 1 28 oz can plum tomatoes (diced or whole)
  • fresh garlic to taste
  • fresh basil (2 small bunches, de-stemmed & roughly chopped)
  • italian herbs - dried (approx. 2 tsp)
  • 1 bottle Guinness Extra Stout
  • salt & pepper to taste (about 1/2 tsp and 1/4 tsp respectively)
Open 1 can of each type of beans and rinse throroughly.  Place in stock pot with the chicken broth, half of the tomatoes, all the herbs, the chopped basil and crushed garlic.  Blend with an immersion blender (stick blender) until chunky to smooth. 

Add beer and remainder of WELL RINSED beans ans stir well.  Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally for several hours.  Allow to cool and refrigerate overnight.  Enjoy with fresh sourdough bread (and probably some Beano).

Even through there is just Ron and me, I double the recipe and we live off of this until it's gone (unless my father-in-law finds out - then we have to share).  Of course, you can also freeze half and enjoy later.

Om nom nom!  Let me know if you make it and, if so, how it turned out for you!
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Thursday, December 17, 2009

FINALLY I Can Talk About This!

I'm sure it will shock each and every one of you to the core when I say that I have a difficult time with keeping information to myself.  I know, you're thinking, "but Krissi, you are so quiet and shy!"  Go figure.

Anyway, I've been working on a commission that I couldn't post updates on since the person it was being commissioned for is on all the same networking sites that I am.  Well, he opened his Chanukkah present (the aforementioned commissioned painting) today and NOW I can spill the (Kosher) beans!

Final portrait of Samson Mordechai Wisenheid
This young man is Samson Mordechai Wezenheid, an applehead teacup Chihuahua belonging to San Franciscans, artist Mim Weisburd and her 'hubbear' Michel Chagall.  Michel describes himself as "married, queer, eco-kosher Jew, San Franciscan, dog lover, baker of challah who works with developmentally disabled adults (no relation to Marc Chagall)."   Thanks so much to one of my favorite people, Mim, for commissioning a piece from me and to Michel for just being yourself and giving me such great material to work with!

Samson admires his portrait
I think Samson approves!

As always, you can visit Flickr to see photos of this work in progress.
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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Oh Duct Tape! How Do I Love Thee...

As some of you may have heard, my little Jack Russell Terror Abby, recently had surgery to remove a small (probably benign) mass from one of her toes and is wearing a very large pressure bandage for at least a week.

Just to make the experience more fun for everyone, we have to keep the bandage dry during a deluge. We started off wrapping her bandaged paw in Saran wrap and Scotch tape every time she had to pee, looked like she had to pee or we thought she needed to go outside and pee.  It got old REALLY fast.

I looked up doggie shoes and bandage covers.  At $30-60, they just weren't going to happen (we are already closer to $900 than $800 on this round of health care for our "free" dog).  I decided to google "DIY dog waterproof boot" and found this awesome tutorial to make doggie shoes out of DUCT TAPE on my favorite place to geek out on DIY projects,  So for less than $1 of tape, my Crop A Dile & a few grommets and an old shoelace, I now have a reusable, easy-to-use waterproof doggie bandage protection!

Homemade waterproof doggie boot!
Homemade waterproof doggie boot!

When I took Abby in for her bandage change this morning, I had the entire staff cracking up.

** Update: 12/15/09: I am happy to say that ABBY GETS TO KEEP HER TOE!!! The weird mystery mass was an inflamed squamous papilloma (a  very expensive wart). Lab said our vet (the wonderful Jodi Van Tyne, DVM) got the entire mass. If it recurs, we'll at least know what it is.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

HELLA Scary (but I'm doin' it anyway)

Commissions. They are kinda scary 'cause, as an artist, I always worry that the recipient won't LOVE the work, and as a control freak, it's tough to hand over the reigns.  Custom works are also incredibly fun and fulfilling - especially when someone really loves your style and they just want you to 'do your thing' with some basic guidelines (color, favorite images, etc.).  The feeling of giving them something completely unique is incomparable to anything else.

The fulfilling and fun part has officially won out over the scary part and I've decided to take more pet portrait commissions (<-- check out the link to compare the original critter photos to my interpretations).  Prices start at $115 for a small (8x10") pyrography and mixed-media on wood plaque and go up according to size, number of animals / items, etc. 

Custom Pet Portraits
So.... ya want one for yourself or as a gift?  It's super easy!  Just visit the custom orders section of my online shop or drop me a line telling me what size and the basics of what you'd like (e.g., "3 skeleton dogs" or "2 parrots popping over a heart" or "1 stylized (long-necked) cat with a skull", etc.), and I'll get back to you with all the particulars.

While I have taken all of the commissions I can get "under the tree" in time for the holidays, I can create a printable gift certificate to give for Hannukah, to stick in a stocking or to hand to your special someone over a New Year's glass of champagne at midnight (pretty much right up until the last minute). That means that if you're still looking for that perfect gift, you're NOT "S.O.L." just yet.

Turnaround time for the actual piece is approximately 2-4 weeks from the time I receive all the stuff I need:
  • your pet's photos 
  • your list of preferred colors, 
  • likes, dislikes, and/or 
  • examples of other pieces of my work that you would like me to use as a starting point.  
The creative process takes so long becuase it's currently winter and the layers of paint and glaze dry  v e r y  S L O W L Y.   From May - October, I can churn these babies out in record time!

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Here are some of the pieces I've completed this year:

This skele-doggie portrait was for a musically inclined friend from high school who said (roughly),  "I love my Chihuahua, Day of the Dead & Edward Gorey" which resulted in this painting:
Final Chi Chi portrait!

An artist and friend asked me to interpret her kitties in the Love Cats style with them popping over a skull (like Grinding to a Hault).  She also told me she liked the background A Brand New Sky.... I painted this (and it must have turned out OK as the prints are selling like hotcakes):
Kitties for Kit (final)

Of course, this all started because my goofball of a my husband asked semi-jokingly if I could, instead of painting pretty little stylized girls, paint him a "WALKING EYE" from The Venture Bros.  Answer: Yes. Yes I can.
Walking EYE (final)

Just in case you think I only do crazy ass skulls and robots stuff, here's a piece that's in progress for a friend's sister.  She isn't into Day of the Dead, likes dusty teal (which isn't usually part of my color palette) and loves her Chihuahua named Paco (nicknamed Pookie) whose favorite toy is a pink pacifier.
Custom Chihuahua portrait (Paco)

Any questions? Just e-mail me.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

You Have Been Warned

In all seriousness, I'm "feeling" this sign lately since I've been suffering from self-imposed exile in my studio while I work furiously to finish some commissions I took for the holidays. I reiterate that the exile (and subsequent absence of a real blog post) is self-imposed as I try to bring in as much cash as possible to build up the "Skelekitty Tee Shirt Startup Fund" we're working on over here. Yes, I know you all want a tee shirt! I'm painting as fast as I can (now go buy some prints while they're on sale 2fer one).

In other news, Abby has fallen prey to some mysterious toe malady and is going under the knife tomorrow morning. Hopefully, it's just something jammed in there next to her little doggie toenail which hasn't responded to antibiotics and hot epsom salt soaks. If not... well, I understand that even Jack Russells can live full and speedy lives with three toes on one of their front feet. Meanwhile, she's in good spirits and the funkiness that has afflicted said toe is in a place where it hasn't impeded her running any (dog park patrons beware).   I'll keep you all updated as we discover more.
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Art Journal (?) Page

Here's a finished drawing from my sketchbook. I hesitate to call it actual art journaling since what I do seems pretty far from how people define it these days. This page, like the others in my Moleskine artist journal, has no implied "message."  Mostly I just use it for ideas, practice and studies .

Still, here's a completed page from my sketchbook.
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Monday, November 16, 2009

One Whole Year

One year ago today, Ron and I were found by a cute little Jack Russell Terrier while hiking in one of California's many state parks.  We were smitten by the time we got to the end of the trail even though she was skinny, covered in ticks and smelled horrible.  You could tell she knew she'd hit the jackpot when we invited her to come home with us, ticks, stink and all.
Right after finding her
Abby - right after she found us

On the way home, the plan was for her to sleep in the back yard. When we arrived at the house, we figured she could sleep in a kennel in the garage. By the time we'd cleaned her up and fed her, she had a reservation on the bed.
Who, ME?
Abby's first week at home

Neither Ron nor I had ever had a dog before.  Now we wonder aloud and on a regular basis how we EVER lived without one.  She's such a happy little dog now, and very VERY sweet and gentle (weird for a JRT, but we're thrilled to have gotten so lucky).   She has also learned to NOT chase the kitties (even when they really deserve it). 
Abby Dog (little once again!)

Abby the Smilin' Jack Russell!
Abby - now
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Heart Song (donation)

This piece was finished in a record three days (that's like a land speed record using my usual painting techniques), but it was totally worth it!  "Heart Song" has been created for Vox Gallery's November 2009 (Sacramento, CA) "Urban Landscapes" show to benefit the Byron Blackburn memorial scholarship fund.

Saturday, November 14th, 6-10pm
(music @ 7, drawing @ 9:45pm)
Vox Gallery
1931 H Street
(inside The Urban HIVE)
Sacramento, CA
This event is free and open to the public

This 9x12" pyrography & mixed media piece on wood is valued at $100, but  anyone could win it for as little as $5!  There will be a "wish bowl" for each of the donated services, goods and art.  You decide how many tickets to purchase and how to distribute them (or just put them all in one bowl!)  So show up, buy some tickets and cross your fingers!

For those who are unfamiliar, Byron was a local musician, great guy and husband of a good friend, Sacramento artist, Kathy Blackburn.  Byron passed away on September 18, 2009, following a long and determined battle with sarcoma.

Shortly after Byron's death, musician and artist friends got together and asked what they could do to remember his life.  Due to the combined efforts of Sacramentans Ross Hammond (jazz, soul and rock guitarist), Evie Turner (visual artist and marketing professional) and Kathy Blackburn (artist and teacher), with help from many others,"Byron Blackburn, A Celebration of Life" raised nearly $3,000 at Beatnik Studios in October for a scholarship fund created in his name. This scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis to a deserving music student from the Elk Grove Unified School District where Kathy works.  The hope is that the memorial scholarship fund will eventually become self-sustaining.

Art and services for Saturday's event have generously been donated by Jared Konopitski, Jill Allyn Stafford, C!nder, Evie Turner, Krissi Sandvik, Trina Drotar, Michael Majestic, Ilsa Hess, Jim Vetter, Mariellen Layne and more.
Live music from local musician Tyson Graf begins at 7 p.m.

During the evening, VOX Sacramento will also hold their Urban Landscapes art show. Artists will include Justin Delacuesta, Cinder, Kelly O'Neill, Dylan Wells, Elizabeth Wocasek, Tom Spaulding, Dawn Blanchfield, TJ Lev, Jill Allyn Stafford, Matt Brown, Diyosa Christal, Robert Love, Curtis Carlson, Terry Tyson, James Collins, Lauren Martin, Alyson Murphy, Amy Fort, Jennifer Erin, and Luciano Noble, II.  The art on display for the Urban Landscape show will remain hanging through the end of November.

I hope to see some of you there on Saturday. Best wishes & hug your loved ones.

Additional donations can be made to the Byron Blackburn Memorial Fund at Bank of the West on J Street
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Blog Look & Other Changes

Today has been a bit of a whirlwind in the office, as opposed to the flurry of activity which usually takes place in my studio.  Earlier today on my facebook and Flickr pages, I asked folks which version of my new business cards they preferred and BOY did the opinions fly!  You know what's funny? The only difference between the two options was which direction the image was flipped.

2010 KS business card options

After all of the input, I think I've made my decision to use this slightly revised version of "option one:"

Despite the many opinions coming to me via my facebook page, Flickr profile, e-mail, chats, etc., I managed to actually update this blog (you may have noticed) with the new banner and look.  I hope you like it, but, as I realized today, you'll probably tell me if you don't.  *wink*

More news!  As of last night, I have closed my stores over on Etsy and will be using Artfire exclusively for the time being.  BEFORE you ask me why I a) like AF better and b) don't like Etsy, let me assure you that composing a post on just that subject was one of the many things I was also trying to do today.  The post is forthcoming, I assure you.  In the meantime, just check out the shop, "Skelekitty and Friends (skeleton characters & fine art by Krissi Sandvik)" over on Artfire and quit asking so many questions!  LOL.

If you forget where it is or how to find the shop, there are links-a-plenty on Skelekitty's website, her blog, this blog (psst!  look at the shop thingie to your left!) and even a shopping kiosk right on my facebook page AND Skelekitty's facebook fan page. Oh, and did I mention you don't have to sign up for an account to shop? Neato, huh?

So now that my blog is updated and my business card layout is decided upon, I need to design the back of the card - sounds easy until I tell you that it's going to be Skelekitty's business card.  That means I need to create a new design and a new layout, which means new headaches.  Ugh.  Oh, and then I should probably update HER blog layout to look all nice and consistent too, huh?

Oh yeah, then I get to work on which I've been neglecting for far too long.

Back to the grind!
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Best Compliment EVER

Although I show and spend a lot of time in midtown Sacramento, I actually live in an 8 home cul-de-sac in a mid-sized suburb about 30 miles east. Before you ask WTF I was thinking, we moved here for the open prairies and undeveloped space before they "improved" it all. As you might guess, since I don't -as my husband puts it- "wear the Folsom uniform," I am on the receiving end of stink-eye just for being in the eye-line of some folks in my snobby little town. However, the occasional nasty treatment only acts as a foil to the friendliness of my immediate neighbors, who are all wonderful people and, by reflection, have equally awesome kids.

Just look what my friends and neighbors' 6th grader made for me! If you click on the photo, you can see this little foam-clay sculpture from more angles. She's such a fun kid, she also made her own "Skelekitty" costume for Halloween. These are, without a doubt, two of the highest compliments I've ever received.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Crafty Chica's Tips for Handmade Vendors

It's that gift-giving time of year again! The handmade movement and the downturn in the economy have paired up and attracted more and more holiday shoppers to craft fairs. People are looking for special gifts for their loved ones rather than just spending a large dollar amount.

For those of you who sell your handmade lovelies at this or any time of year, our pal Kathy Cano-Murillo offers you some tips for making your customers' shopping (and your selling) successful!

Diary of a Crafty Chica: Tips for crafty vendors this season!

Do you have a favorite tip that isn't included on her list? Post it here and best of luck to all of you!
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Friday, October 30, 2009


The skelefied goddess mixed-media painting on wood is home from the October Scary Art Collective show and has been relisted in my online shop.

Pieces of this size (8x10") with such a large time investment usually sell at $100, but because of the economy, I had priced this one at just under $80.  BUT WAIT!  THERE'S MORE!  To celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead, I will reduce the price by a further 25% when you enter the code SKELEGODDESS at checkout.  The coupon is only good for this one of a kind piece, however, if she sells before All Saints Day, I'll create another special coupon for one of my original pieces.  Deal?

Here's a picture with the piece at an angle so you can see the texture effects. 

 This painting is approximately 8x10" (1/4" thick) and was created using papers, pencils, acrylic paints & mediums, and inks on wood. The entire work is sealed with a low-sheen UV protectant to keep your painting's colors vivid for years to come.

If you are interested, please visit the listing in my Artfire shop, where it is always free to shop and where you are not required to sign up for an account (like that 'other' handmade online site).

Did I mention this would make a pretty danged awesome Christmas present?
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Project - kitties (with fur, even!)

Howdy there gang!  While I constantly insist that I blog without obligation, I thought I'd apologize for being AWOL recently just the same.

Along with the usual flurry of activity that comes with the month of October -my wedding anniversary, frenzied outings before the weather turns, not to mention Halloween & Day of the Dead- I've been down and out with an ear infection that was more persistent that my Jack Russell Terrier after a ground squirrel.

The last couple of weeks have been spent sleeping, reading trashy novels and sketching for practice, so I don't have a lot to show you, but yesterday I got back to work on a commissioned piece for fellow artist Jen X of her kitties, Neptune (who has gone to The Great Kitty Beyond) and Stardust.
Neptune and Stardust for pet portrait

I had done a sketch of Stardust back at the end of August, then got focused on other projects.
"Stardust" study

Finally, yesterday I got inspired on the colors and layout of the piece for Jen, and started sketching the second kitty, Neppie.

More on Neptune

And now, to the actual canvas I go to start the layout and sketching of the actual piece!

Oh, and by the way, Skelekitty is annoyed that I'm drawing cats with fur - as you might suspect, she prefers a little more bone showing.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Twisted Minds Think Alike

The story of "Gwen" the new American Girl doll who, as it turns out at the end of the accompanying book, is homeless, finally hit NPR last week.  After hearing people voice their opinions on what I see as a complete and total non-controversy (well, except for the $95 price-tag on the doll alone), I inevitably started thinking: you know, what images we expose our children to, what we should hide from them, what constitutes "promoting" something, blah, blah, blah...

As usual, my thoughts followed a tangential path and I came up with what I THOUGHT was a terrific idea for a painting: Teen Pregnancy Barbie. I spent quite a bit time brainstorming and sketching ideas for her clothing (hot pink half shirt with "Porn Star" in crystals). I also thought up all kinds of extras and accessories: "Baby Daddy Ken" (not included, of course), maternity prom gowns and several other things that Ron and I thought struck the perfect balance between offensively funny and socially significant.

So today, while searching the internet for pictures of Barbie's face (I don't own an actual Mattel Barbie doll - why would I?), the funny all came crashing down.

I discovered that an artist by the name of Nina Westerberg created a multimedia art project called, yep, you guessed it, "Teen Pregnancy Barbie."

Here's a link to Nina's PowerPoint presentation.

At first, I felt terribly chagrined and, for lack of a better word, "uncool" for not having known about this piece earlier.  On the other hand, I did come up with the idea independently (albeit 3+ years late), and it turned out to be one that got people pretty worked up.

This lack of knowledge about what has and hasn't been done before makes me want to take a series of art history classes - starting with the Dutch Masters and going right through to current performance, Pop Art and Low Brow stuff.  Not that such information would prevent me from making another time-consuming near mis-step, but at least I wouldn't come across as Little Miss Smugly Defensive like Kenley "but I don't look at other designers" Collins from season 5 of Project Runway.

Well, I guess that's it for today.  Back to the idea pool, I guess.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LIVE on "Live Wire" Sacramento TONIGHT

Skelekitty and I will be appearing on Live Wire (Sacramento Comcast Channel 17 or streaming online) at 5pm tonight, Wednesday, October 21st with some of the chicas from the Scary-Art Collective!

We hope you'll tune in!
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Friday, October 2, 2009

More Ghoulish Goodies

The Artfire Ghouls Guild TRICK OR TREAT 2009 continues today with coupon codes and sales from 13 of our members (how lucky is THAT for you?), a scavenger hunt and two more featured artists, Huckleberry Arts and one of my new favorite crazy girls, Christine St. Onge of 2 of Mind and Spirit.

Annette Gambrel

I don't recall a time in my life where something was not being created. I don't ever see not having time in the day where something isn’t made.

Being an artist has been a gift I couldn't be more proud of, the people I have met each one touches me in their own little way, some more than they know. I enjoy the process of meeting new collectors that enjoy my lil creations. It’s a wonderful gift to be given and to be able to share with others, and hopefully bring a smile into another’s life along the way.


and a very creative (and all around fun) person,

Christine St.Onge

I love to create all kinds of things. I've tried so many crafts at least once just to see how they're made. I make one of a kind items because we are all one of a kind.

Just remember.. You are unique! Just like everyone else! Revel in your individuality!


The lucky winner of yesterday's prize giveaway was Drucilla!  She won this awesome set of handmade mini Halloween cards by She's Batty Designs.

Stay tuned for another prize giveaway tomorrow - this time it will be a free digital Halloween party invitation custom created by Rouxbee Design Studio.

Oh, and have I mentioned that yours truly will be giving away a hand embellished 8x10" print of "Goin' Batty" soon.  When?  Well, that would be telling....

Bugs & Hisses,

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