Thursday, December 13, 2007

Watch me on "That's Clever!" tomorrow - Friday 12/14 at 11 am ET/PT

I'll be on "That's Clever!" on HGTV tomorrow, Friday, December 14 at 11:00 am ET/PT. I will be making my Snowman Record Bowl.

You may also see some rock and roll happening in the Dartgun studios.

("While my record is in the oven, I'm gonna go jam with the band!" Yeah, right. They made me say that, although I would never do such a thing because after 5 minutes my record would be toast!)If you catch the show, please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought! It should be pretty silly.

In Record Time...

I recently wrapped up an awesome after school class for first-third graders. The kids designed their own mandalas and painted them onto primed vinyl records, then assembled them into fully functional clocks.
The class was loads of fun and the finished pieces turned out gorgeous. Please contact me if you are interested in having me do an arts residency at your school.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Holy wholesale, Batman!

In the last month and a half, the Eye Pop Art workshop has been a very busy place, thanks to sales picking up on Etsy, plus three fabulous new wholesale customers! Lots of records have been painted around here lately.

You can now find my work at:

3R Living
Future Friendly Products
147 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood, New Jersey
I approached these guys at their Brooklyn store when I went to New York this year and they are now carrying my work at their new location! I never would have heard of them if I hadn't posted in the Etsy forums before my trip, asking for advice on good galleries to visit in the area.

Faeryland Emporium
89 E. North Ave.
Comer, GA
The owner of this brand new boutique found me on Etsy.

Citizen Recycle
Coming soon...a new type of gift company
I am super stoked to be represented by a new retailer in the UK - and yes, they also found me on Etsy!

Rock and Roll Middle School

This is what my display looked like at last weekend's da Vinci Arts Fair. The event was held in the gymnasium of my son's middle school. Actually the gym is known as the "dance studio" because there is no PE - all students must take a term of dance. Da Vinci is an "arts magnet" middle school which means they offer a wealth of fabulous art electives. You have to request to transfer your child there and the kids are selected by random lottery. We are really glad that Julius was able to get in. He is taking band and recently completed a Comics and Cartooning course. Now he is learning to tap dance!

This was my second year participating in the Arts Fair and it went really well. 30% of the sales go to the school. I sold lots of cuffs. And I got to hang out with cool artists like Megan, Kristina, Lisa, and Lee!

At about 12:30 on Saturday, DARTGUN graced the da Vinci auditorium stage. We played a short set (only 5 songs) and there were some serious issues with the sound (microphones not working) so it was weird, but fun. As Tangereen said, "It was rebellious." We were loud. The other two Vignettes couldn't make it so my BFF (yes, I said that!) Melodie filled in. Here we are after the show:

I've been doing shows every weeekend since mid-November. Here's Stacey from Sew Many Cats (we shared a booth) at the I Heart Indie Holidays show on Dec. 2:

My next show will be Crafty Wonderland on Sunday - it should be awesome! If you are in Portland, this is the one holiday craft show you DON'T want to miss!

There will be a full bar, folks. I will give a free coloring book to the first person who brings me a beer! I will be UPSTAIRS - come up and see me!