Sunday, January 25, 2009

Photos from the Beach, Good Morning America, and other news

Here are a few photos from our recent anniversary trip to the Oregon Coast. We had such a nice time - the weather was warm, sunny, and gorgeous. It was a very much-needed vacation - something we haven't done since our honeymoon 13 years ago.

In other news:
  • I have added some of my spring line items to my Etsy shop - including new bowls and cuffs. Click over and have a look!
  • I received a wholesale order from Frock - my Basic Black cuffs are now available there. Check out this awesome boutique at 1429 NE Alberta in Portland.
  • The band played a fun inauguration party Tuesday night at Backspace here in PDX. If you haven't heard our tunes yet, have a listen on myspace: or We were supposed to play a show last night up in Longview, WA but cancelled because Chuck got sick. Next show: Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Know, 2026 NE Alberta.
  • One of my Feng Shui Mirrors made from an upcycled vinyl 45 rpm record (this purple one from Trillium's shop on World of Good by eBay) was actually seen on Good Morning America! They did a "Just one Thing" segment on eco-friendly decoration tips for the Obama girls' rooms in the White House, and included my little mirror. Here's a link to the video. You can't see it that well, but it's there! Here are a couple of screen shots:

Pretty cool, huh?

Eye Pop Art has also recently been featured by Artsy Rubbish and Green Living on Squidoo.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hurray for Viva Terra!

I received the spring Viva Terra catalog in the mail last weekend, and it is gorgeous! Above is a screenshot from their online catalog, and you can view this listing here.

I was also excited to see selected items from the catalog, including my bowls, reviewed by Apartment Therapy.

I spoke with the catalog buyer today and she told me that they are seeing really strong sales already in the first week that the catalog has been out (especially for the green bowls), and she may be calling me on Monday to place another order! Yippee!

Pictures from the Portland Gift Show

Here are some photos of our Trillium Artisans booth at the Portland Gift and Accessories Show, which took place this last Saturday - Tuesday at the Oregon Convention Center.

That's Lacey and Kori, above. Here are Lacey's cute wallets made from vintage neckties:

Here's Kori with her awesome reversible hats:
We also had etched glasswares from Bread and Badger, book journals from Ex Libris Anonymous (very popular!) and recycled auto-parts jewelry from Emily Baker.

Ah, four days under the fluorescent lights! It was a great experience for all of us, and good connections were made. Now there is talk of a Trillium booth at the upcoming Seattle Gift Show - we'll see!

Friday, January 9, 2009

A sneak peek at Spring

Happy new year! It's been a while since I've posted here, mainly because I've been working my butt off getting ready to exhibit at the Portland Gift and Accessories Show, which kicks off tomorrow morning at 9 am at the Oregon Convention Center and ends on Tuesday afternoon. It's my first wholesale show and although it has been borderline-nightmarishly stressful trying to pull it off, I am super excited about it and hope to get lots of orders to keep me busy for a while.

I've designed a new line for spring and here are some photos of the new items, including clocks, bowls, mirrors, and cuffs. I based the colors on the Pantone Spring 2009 Color Report. The photos don't look as good as I'd like, mostly because I have been very short on time and haven't been able to do the usual hours and hours of editing. They look good enough on my new line sheets (I hope!).

I am sharing a Trillium Artisans booth with five other artists - Amanda from Bread and Badger, Jacob from Ex Libris Anonymous, Kori from Flipside Hats, Lacey from and Sometimes Y, and Emily from Sword + Fern.

In other news, Dartgun & The Vignettes are playing a big show tonight at Kelly's Olympian at 426 SW Washington in downtown Portland. Show starts at 10. Come check us out!

I'm wildly excited about a potential opportunity to have one of my Feng Shui Mirrors (this one) featured in a segment on Good Morning America next Friday! The wonderful folks at requested a couple of items from Trillium (including my mirror!) which will possibly be included in a segment around "greening" the Obama girls' bedrooms! How cool would that be? There's no guarantee that they'll use it, but there is HOPE! Keep your fingers crossed for me, please.

I celebrated my 35th birthday on Monday (yep, I'm old) and was thrilled to find my Goth Clock in Vampire Red and Black feautured in the Etsy Finds. What a great birthday present.

I will be updating this blog this weekend with pictures from the trade show - see you soon!