Category: Stuff I Made
Peeps! Go check out my Etsy shop! I have lots of new items listed for sale thanks to my sweet friend Laura, who took awesome product photos for me.
Photos like this:
So please visit my shop, buy whatever strikes your fancy, and tell all your friends about it. And if you live in Wichita let me know before you purchase something so I can take the shipping costs off for you.
“Eight is a lot of legs, David.“ And 30 is a lot of beards. But when your beard-loving friend turns 30 you make a collage featuring 30 beards.
My co-worker’s son is raising money for a school trip to Boston so I made this piece for a raffle he’s planning on doing in a couple of weeks. Let me know if you want to be included in the raffle to win this piece. I mean, don’t we all want to help a youngster travel to the birthplace of Ben Affleck? His metamorphosis from promising screenwriter to J-Lo’s boyfriend to respectable director is truly historical.
And this I made for me.
Up next is a commissioned keepsake box for a wedding this summer that’s already stressing me out, and maybe some new cards – unless any of you would like to commission something … Read More »
As of Sunday night, I have more than one item in my Etsy shop. I’ve got eight new collages on blocks and canvases for sale (some of which you should be able to see to the right), and this time I’m not completely ashamed of my product photography. However, I’m not totally comfortable with my product descriptions. If you read my descriptions please bear in mind that I was tired of agonizing over seeming funny and capable and artistic all at the same time so I just wrote the first things that came to mind with very little editing. And I was done in about half the time it would have otherwise taken me, which was important because I had a cupcake waiting for me.
So please take a look at my augmented Etsy shop, buy something if you’re swayed by my … Read More »
I’m going to be at LIV Fest‘s artisan market tomorrow (June 16) from 12-5 p.m. selling my wares. My booth will be on the south side of First Street in between Broadway and Topeka. I will have cards and prints you’ve already seen, as well as new items such as this:
I actually took pictures of some other items, like a canvas with Johnny Cash in a frilly frame and another canvas with Richard Nixon and pink and gold flowers, but those pictures actually turned out worse than the one above.
I also have another octopus diptych, a squirrel watching TV, a pun-ny deer, and cards to say “thank you” in three different langauges. There truly is something for everyone.
The artisan market is free to get into and will include lots of booths selling things like jewelry, art, and handmade bath soaps, as well as food … Read More »
Hey! I haven’t been the best blog post-er lately because I have a couple of posts I want to write but they both require things like reading and thinking before I can write them, so that hasn’t happened yet. So instead I’m posting this, which will involve very little reading or thinking for any of us.
First of all, I now have prints and cards available at The Onion Tree. I had some items at the store’s first location but the owner was forced to move from that location. She’s now re-opened at a new location – inside of Roots & Bloom, a wholesale flower shop near downtown Wichita. You guys, you can smell the fresh flowers from the parking lot. It’s pretty awesome. So go to The Onion Tree, look at my cards and prints and the items from other … Read More »
I recently dropped some more pieces off at Lucinda’s, so these pieces are or will very soon be available for purchase there.
The blocks look really cute resting on a pile of books or tucked in a bookcase, but they can also be hung on the wall. The canvas below would look cool on a shelf leaning against the wall , but it’d also work really well hanging on the wall. The backs of all my pieces are also finished and pretty, so they look good from all angles and would work on a table. (Also, these pieces look better in person. I really need to work on my photography.)
Some other pieces from my portfolio are still available at Lucinda’s as well. Please go check them out and consider giving them a nice, loving home because I miss them and worry about them. Thanks.
Mother’s Day is next week! Crazy, right? I can’t believe it’s already May, where has the year gone, etc., etc.
For those of you genuinely surprised by my reminder of Mother’s Day who are now kind of stressed out because you haven’t even started thinking of what to do for your mom, I say, “Thanks for continuing to read this post in spite of your stress.” I also say, “You should continue to keep reading because I’m here to help you.”
For Mother’s Day this year I’m offering free upgraded shipping (as in, overnight shipping) when you order anything from my Etsy shop and pay for regular shipping from now until May 10. This will save you some cash and also some anguish as you can be sure you’ll get a nice gift in plenty of time.
Included in my offer … Read More »
Hey-yo. Recently added to my Etsy shop, a cute set of cards:
There are 3 different designs included, and you can see all 3 designs here.
Here are close ups of some things I’ve been working on lately. I’ll post more about them here when they’re done. Isn’t the anticipation fun?
Itty bitty elephant:
Big ol’ flower:
I’ve mentioned before that when I’m working on new decoupage pieces I have a rotation of movies and TV shows on DVD playing in the background. I recently started wondering if the particular TV show/movie I’m watching has any influence on how the piece I’m working on at the time turns out.
Here’s a diptych I recently completed:
This was done while I watched Emma (the Kate Beckinsale version).* I think maybe I see Emma in the feminine butterflies, but this isn’t the first piece of mine to contain femininity or butterflies.
This is a partial-peek at the new blog header I’ve been working on for my sister’s blog:
I was watching Pushing Daisies while working on this. Pushing Daisies’ aesthetic is very saturated and kitschy, and while this header does feature some strong colors, I think it’s more modern and less kitschy. Also, … Read More »
No, I’m not a chain. I’m not even a store. But I do have some of my pieces in a store, and when I think about that in my head I say “I’m a chain!” like Truvy in Steel Magnolias. I think “I’m a chain!” is just a phrase to use whenever you’re very excited about something you’ve accomplished. “I got that new job I wanted – I’m a chain!” “I earned my masters degree – I’m a chain!” “I made my bed this morning – I’m a chain!”
So yes, my pieces are now available in a store, specifically Lucinda’s in Old Town Square in Wichita, a cute little store that I’ve given a good chunk of my money to over the last few years. I have blocks, plates, canvases, bookplates, and cards there. My Etsy shop is now bereft … Read More »