Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Djeco Toy Designs

Djeco Toy Company, of Paris, France, has just release another one of my toy designs!
Mandalas Rosaces- Coloring Surprise

"A creative activity for kids who love coloring." 
Color, fold and re-fold the hexaflexagons to discover various geometric mandalas.
I'm so happy with how this project turned out!
(So far I have not seen these available in the US.
Google to order online or, better yet, ask your local toy retailer to order/carry my Djeco toy designs!)

Here are some of the other fun toy designs I have made for Djeco:

Another coloring project -with a bug/butterfly theme- called "Cabinet of Curiosities"
A set of fancy Jewelry Temporary Tattoos...I found them at a little toy shop during my trip to Paris in 2017!

"Canevas Point lancé : Cheval"...A horsey yarn/"sewing" kit:


A rubber bouncy ball:

Here are some pics of kiddos playing with my toys!

I have another (stalled) toy design project in the works (coloring pages)...and I hope to work Djeco lots more in the future!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Enormous Tiny Art Show #25

Six new hand-painted, wall-mounted, doggie heads!
Available now via Enormous Tiny Art Show #25 at Nahcotta in Portsmouth, NH.
All of the art from the show is available online now!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Get Lucky 2019 in Minneapolis, MN

"Get Lucky" at SooVAC in Minneapolis

Push/Pull, 12x16", acrylic/graphite, 2018

I have donated my painting, "Push/Pull" to Soo Visual Art Center for their annual gala (silent auction) fundraiser event, "Get Lucky." 

The party is ALWAYS super fun- featuring drinks, amazing complimentary food and a silent auction with art from dozens of local (MN) artists.
Saturday, January 26 from 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Tickets and instructions for online bidding here.

Tasty Treats and Beverages provided by: Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl, Canteen, Chowgirls Killer Catering, Common Roots Café, Funky Grits, Fulton Beer and Tattersall Distilling.

Music by DJ Mickey Breeze

ART BY: Alyssa Baguss, Amelia Biewald, Rachel Breen, Andrea Carlson, Tara Costello, Jennifer Davis, Pete Driessen, Preston Drum, Andy DuCett, Mara Duvra, Aaron Dysart, Christi Furnas, Toni Gallo, Mary Gibney, Greg Gossel, Lindsy Halleckson, Christopher Harrison, Sophia Heymans, Alison Hiltner, Syed Hosain, Joshua Huyser, Kate Iverson, Shun Jie Yong, Brett Kallusky, Caitlin Karolczak, Heather Lamanno, Tiffany Lange, Bobby Marines, Rollin Marquette & Shannon McElree, Rob McBroom, Shelly Mosman, Kelly O'Brien, Terrence Payne, Ashely Peifer, Alex M Petersen, David Rathman, Amy Rice, Gregory Rose, Christopher Selleck, Joe Sinness, David Sollie, Alec Soth, Alanna Stapleton, Michael Sweere, Karl Unnasch, Megan Vossler, and a few surprises.


HOST COMMITTEE: Mark Addicks & Tom Hoch, Debra deNoyelles, Susannah Dodge & Aaron Neumann, Mary & Eylon Grimstad-Benari, Jason Howard, Dr. Herman J. Milligan Jr., Karin Phillips, and Cherie Shoquist.

GET LUCKY SPONSORS: CITIES Market Studios, Color Space Art and Imaging, Design Loop, Knock, Inc., InterContinental Hotel, 36LYN Refuel Station, Nightingale, Mitrebox Framing Studio, hairpolice, Forage Modern Workshop, Barbette, Bryant Lake Bowl, Canteen, Chowgirls Killer Catering, Common Roots Café, Funky Grits, Fulton Beer, and Tattersall Distilling

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Annual Artists' Holiday Shop at Soo Visual Arts Center

Need last minute gifts? 
It's the final week of the SooVAC annual Aritsts' Holiday Shop!
2909 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, 55408
(Inquiries: info@soovac.org)
Hours: Wed 11-5, Thurs/Fri 11-7, Sat/Sun 11-4 (Nov 30-Dec 23, 2018)

Skip the mall and the landfill bound junk from Amazon AND support living artists and a top-notch art gallery institution, why don'tcha?

Dozens of artists with handmade art and items priced to move.

Picture here: Art by Mary Gibney, Amy Rice, Christopher E. Harrison, Tara Costello, Ashely Peifer, Kevin Beaudin and me...

I dropped off all kinds of stuff:

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store found rhino head.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store found buffalo head.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store found rabbit head.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store 1970s owl.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store bird on a branch.

Reversible bird/dog screenprints.

Hand-painted, wall mounted, thrift store found crazy fruit basket thingy.

Handmade, poured paint earrings.

Hand-painted foam earrings.

Stop in and say, "Hello."

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

"Post-Patriarchal Feminism: Visions of Optimism & Illusion"

Chick, 12x16", acrylic/graphite, 2018

"Post-Patriarchal Feminism: Visions of Optimism & Illusion"

Opens at Co Exhibitions in NEMpls this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018.
 7-11pm with DJs Babyghost & Rowsheen. 
Refreshments from Modist Brewing & more.
(Through Jan 19, 2019.)

PussyCat, 12x16", acrylic/graphite, 2018

Participating artists: Jenna Blazevich * Liz Born * Jennifer Davis * Sarah Reed McNamara * Nicole Marroquin * Shelly Mosman * Meghan Lionel Murphy * Carla Rodriguez * Maria Cristina Tavera * Martzia Thometz * Nicomi Nix Turner * Tara Zanzig 

Dog, 12x16", acrylic/graphite, 2018

Post-Patriarchal Feminism: Visions of Optimism & Illusion is a collaborative art show that asks: what is the future of Feminism? One in which the previous feminist counter culture has claimed the majority of public opinion and therefore, ignorant and uninformed is the new counter culture? One in which yesterday’s promises have manifested themselves and we have societally transcended gender?

As we envision the pendulum of cyclical theory pushing us forward, it can feel like a personal daily roller coaster ride. At the apex, the thrilling anticipation of progress we can feel rumbling underground just before plummeting into turbulent feverish bitterness. We invite you along on this ride and explore, “why is that lady so angry?”

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

14th Annual Post-It show at GR2 in LA

I was invited to participate in the 14th Annual Post-It show at Giant Robot store/gallery in Los Angeles, CA-
400+ artists, 3,000+ Post Its for just $25 a pop! 
Dec 1- Dec 9, 2018...Go get 'em!

Opening reception via @giantrobotstore.

Here are my Post It Note (3x3", self-adhesive note paper) paintings for the show:

Installation photo via @notadjmether.

People camping outside the store to leading up to the opening! Photo via @damianjmc

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Fresh paintings at Barbette in Minneapolis!

I just added a bunch of brand new original paintings to my Big Little Art Show with Amy Crickenberger Oeth at Barbette (restaurant) in Uptown Minneapolis!

Photo by @ChowgirlAmy.

Barbette is a cozy/delicious place for brunch, lunch, a nice dinner or happy hour cocktails.
So Many Paintings!!!

Stop in and feed your tummy AND your eyeballs!
(...and if you can't visit in person you can see all of the paintings in my Etsy shop!)
If you're there on Thurs-Sun (from 5pm-12am) take a peek at my 47' mural in the adjacent Trapeze champagne bar!
Photo by @trapezebubbles.