Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Recycled art show in Seattle

The good people at Seattle's Green Chair Project had an opportunity to show works at a recycled arts show put on by the RE Store. They chose my Red Goth Clock as one of the pieces to include! The show is hanging at the Blowing Sands Gallery in Ballard, from April 10 - May 5.

If you are in the Seattle area, stop by and check it out!

You can see more photos in this album on facebook.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Crafty Wonderland next weekend!

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale - next weekend!

Don't miss the Spring edition of this twice yearly art + craft extravaganza! This time the show is two days and twice the fun! It's a great opportunity to shop for Mom and support some incredible local talent.

Buy Local! Buy Handmade!

Saturday + Sunday, May 1st and 2nd
from 11am to 5pm
at the Oregon Convention Center - Hall D
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. in Portland

All Ages + FREE Admission!

Goodie bags full of crafty prizes to the first 200 shoppers through the doors BOTH DAYS! Plus, free craft activities and much more!

For a full vendor list and more details visit:

Eye Pop Art will be in booth #57. Here's a map. See you there!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pinwheels at the Garden Fair & in the UncommonGoods Catalog

Last weekend I carted the Pinwheels down to Lewis School for the Lewis Garden Fair. It was so much fun! I'm excited that several of these have found new homes. Here's what my display looked like:

(I still haven't found the time to paint the other display stand that Mark made, but used this beautiful, colorful cloth that my mother-in-law brought back from Costa Rica to cover up the plain wood.)

The backs of the pinwheels are always a great conversation starter - whoa! They're made from records!
I had a great day hanging out with some of my crafty peeps like Megan, Chris, and Tim...
Chris even let me decorate one of his cute little birdhouses.

The show was organized by Alea of Bonewerx, who I first met when she attended one of the Etsy classes I co-teach with LeBrie. Alea acquired one of the pinwheels and here is a beautiful picture of what it looks like in her garden:
Also, I'm very happy to say that the Mandala Pinwheels are in the new Mother's Day catalog that was just put out by Uncommon Goods! I haven't gotten a copy of it yet but was alerted by my friends on facebook.

The catalog is online here, and here is a screen shot of the most wonderful page, page 19!

I wasn't even aware that they were going to be in the Mother's Day catalog (I only knew they will be in the Summer catalog, which hasn't come out yet) - but you know, they would make a great Mother's Day gift! Go ahead and order from Uncommon Goods, they have plenty in stock as you can see:

Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Free mandala coloring pages for you - and free shipping this week too!

Inspired by Sister Diane's recent podcasts about FREE, I've decided to offer a free five-page PDF download of some of my original black & white mandala designs.
Please visit my website (or click the button on the right hand side of this blog) to download your free coloring pages.

I'm not asking for anything in return. Feel free to print out as many copies of these as you like, and use them in any way you like. I just ask that you not use them to create any product that you intend to sell. But, color them and have fun. Share them with kids and friends. Throw them into photoshop and color them on your computer. Frame them, hang them on the fridge, or make them into cards, collages, or whatever you like, to share and enjoy.

I am no longer selling either the old Groovy Coloring Book or the Mod Mandalas Coloring Book, and I realized that until I get those going again, no one who doesn't already have one of these books is really able to color my mandalas right now! And that is sad. So please, have some pages for free!

Why would you want to color a mandala, anyway?

Well, check out this article on Alternative Medicine, which explains:

Coloring a mandala using pencil crayons, crayons, paint, or pastels combines the benefits of meditation and art therapy. People who color mandalas often experience a deep sense of calm and well-being. It's a simple tool that doesn't require any expertise, but it can be remarkably soothing and nourishing. Mandalas not only focus your attention, but allow you to express your creative side, which many of us neglect in our daily lives.
So go ahead and color it and if you like, please share your finished product on the new flickr group I just created for this!

Oh, and speaking of free...I am offering FREE SHIPPING all this week (thru April 22) on everything in my Etsy shop! I'm participating in the Etsy Trashion Team Earth Day Sale, which you can learn more about here. I'm also the creator and admin for the Trashion Team's Facebook page - become a fan!

Head over to the shop if you like, and take advantage of free shipping on all recycled record art from Eye Pop Art. Happy Earth Day!