I went to a local art/craft show a few weeks ago. There were several stationery designers showing there, and I noticed that they all had a similar theme of being “cute” and “punny.” I am certainly not criticizing - because the majority of my designs are both cute and punny; however, it did make me think it was time to rethink my designs. I think “cute’s” days are numbered, but funny will never go out of style. My solution (for now) is to add some edge by finding influence in the world of hip-hop. I’m happy with it so far - like the whole process has been reinvigorated. Plus - I absolutely love rap and hip-hop. This is just an excuse to break out some old cds.
I’ll be showing at Hover Craft on December 8th here in Milwaukee. If you’re in the area, come say hello!
I have been working hard getting ready for Art vs. Craft - a super cool show here in Milwaukee - which is next Saturday, November 26th. If you are in town, please come see me there! In the process of bulking up my inventory, I’ve added some new designs. Here are a few that I’ve added to the shop:
I’ve always thought those shoes on wires are funny. I like the image of a person jumping and throwing their old shoes. It’s so weird. It must be rewarding when they finally wrap around the wire - to hang and be cool until the end of time. Here’s a Christmas card about it. Rep’ your hood - or at least decorate it.
I hope you got everything you wanted and deserved this holiday season - but don’t forget the crucial step of saying thanks! Sending a thank-you note is such a simple gesture, and it packs a big punch. Here are some of my handmade faves.
Santa was feeling awfully old-school this year and I am just loving it! I got so many great, vintage things for my little haus. Merry Christmas, indeed.
It is the very first snow of the year here! Snowy days always send me into hibernation mode, which generally results in a huge amount of cooking. Today is no exception; I am hanging out with my pup, making vegetable soup and chocolate chip cookies! Here are some photos of our warm & cozy day…
There is something fundamentally old-timey about the holidays. It is the single time of year when classic, timeless traditions still prevail at the heart of things. These vintage greetings are no exception; they convey the spirit of the season and they have an added effect: nostalgia. The vintage aesthetic brings to mind images of grandmas preparing elaborate dinners, sparkly cocktail dresses, creeping down stairs, stuffing stockings with oranges and hard candy, singing Christmas carols in quiet neighborhoods, hiding new puppies in boxes, etc. I love it all so much.
With the economy being as bogus as it has been lately, we need to be resourceful this holiday season. I say - go with the gifts that cost zero dollars! These come as singles or sets (with a convo) in my Etsy shop.
I have been working hard on some new designs for the 2010 Holiday season, so I thought I would check out what other paper people have been up to! Here are some of my witty favorites from Etsy.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Carina of Crow and Canary; I’ll be sending some cards your way!!!
I’ve been up all morning doing some serious printing of a few new designs for this holiday season!
To kick off the holiday season, I thought I would do a little giveaway: a set of five of each of my new designs below! To be entered into the giveaway, leave a comment or repost somewhere - just let me know where! I will announce a winner at noon tomorrow, Sunday.