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Popping Up at Moves!

8 Dec

Hey everyone, please join me, my friends Ruffeo Hearts Lil Snotty, and many other talented Brooklyn artists and designers at the MOVES POP-UP SHOP this weekend.  Open from noon to 7pm (and on Saturday waaaay later as we’ll be having a few bands join us.)   I’ll be selling a small line of southwestern-inspired porcelain vases (that’s one of my new ones up there) along with a few other projects I’ve been working on, so come on down and get busy!

Moves Pop-Up Store in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

December 11th and 12th (the 11th will be exploding with awesome stuff up and down Franklin Street)

214 Franklin Street

2 blocks from the Greenpoint G Stop

See you there!

Casting Away

24 Nov

Oh lord, I think I’m suffering from a case of blog neglect!  I’m sorry if you’ve been tuning in and reading the same old posts.  This year has been a really mad-cap one, with lots of projects (some finished, others… not so much!), hectic day jobs and a gigantic move in the making.  I’ve been keeping myself calm by trying my hand at making some pottery.

I made some of the molds at a ceramic workshop hosted by Choplet in Williamsburg earlier this year and was hooked.  It was a somewhat daunting process, learning how to create a mold, I’m not sure I’m that good at it yet!  I’m used to thinking about shapes as more two dimensional things, like sketches on paper, but now I see the beauty in creating something you can hold in your hand and use.  It’s a very slow and meditative process for me, pouring the slip, waiting for it to set and then sanding the forms to a satin finish.  I love working with raw porcelain, it looks beautiful just as it is.

The vases you see in the photo are unglazed and are waiting to be fired.  I just got some matte turquoise glaze to try, so we’ll see how it turns out!

Butterfly Mob

4 Aug

I just can’t help myself sometimes.  Maybe it’s because I’ve been working a lot, or maybe it’s the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately…  I’ve had a lingering urge to bring some of my print-making out into the street.  Witness the Butterfly Mob!

A friend (the marvelous Michelle, above) and I had a great time this weekend covering a park bench in Brooklyn with over 100 butterflies I had screen-printed. Here’s one of my favorites:

Even though I live in New York City, I’ve got a country heart.  Sometimes it can feel a little stifled by the heat and noise of the city in the summer-time.  Making butterflies with wings of lace, zebra patterns, and watercolor-washed hues, I felt like I was planting a little reminder of nature back on the street.  I hope you enjoy them…

(More photos posted on The Print Yards flickr site here.)

Quick Update

12 Jul

Hey everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been AWOL for the past week. I’m doing some thinking about my blog and would like to take it in a new direction.   In addition, I’ll be taking a business course at 3rd Ward (taught by andSprig) to help me with some of the ideas that have sprung from some screen-printing and ceramic projects I’ve done recently.  I’ll also be working with Makeville on a special product I hope to release later in the year.  There’s a lot going on, which means I’ll be taking a little break from blogging this month, but will be checking in every so often with updates and cool new stuff I can’t contain myself with!

Until then, I’ll leave you with this wonderful print from maechevrette.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer and staying outta the crazy heat.  See you soon!

Great Elk Gig Poster

20 Jun

It’s going to be a great week!  Made this poster for my friends Paul + Patrick of Great Elk.  I’ve been a big fan of their music for many years and am excited the release of their new EP.  Their music makes me feel like rolling down the windows and getting lost on the highway at night.  Come on out this Thursday if you’re in New York.  It’s going to be a good time!

Listen to Great Elk here:  www.myspace.com/greatelk

For more info on tickets and location on the show, click here.

The Print Yards is now on Etsy!

3 Jun

Hi all!  Hope you’re keeping cool on what seems like the first of many sweltering days this summer.  Today’s an important day for me.

First, the card that you see up there is one of the first I’ve printed for my new store on etsy:  theprintyards.  After talking to my friends all year about getting my screen-printed cards out there, I’m excited to finally be doing it!

I’m also excited because… today is my birthday!  Yay!  I’m making some big changes in my life this year and on this blog (more on that next week) and I’m finally believing in my own ability to make beautiful things and a living from them.

Thanks for stopping by, can’t wait to tell you more!

Spring!

21 May

Hey everyone!  With spring finally (finally!) here, I decided to celebrate with a little screen-printing project.  I took a bunch of paper scraps I had stocked away from different screen-printing and origami projects, and made a butterfly garden.  Now, when I open the door to my apartment, I feel like I’ve got some spring color to welcome me home.  My favorites are the zebra striped ones.  Very rare!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend, will have some more screen-printing tips coming up next week!

p.s.  You can see more butterflies here on flickr.  Thanks for stopping by!