Showing 39 Result(s)
Uncategorized

Ink, Tea and Emergen-C

I just thought I would pop into the Blogosphere to say a quick hello. I have kept my head down, and my fingers inky over the last few days. A war is still waging in my kitchen between the dishes and the printing equipment, and it is starting to get messy. It has been another …

art and design, small business, Uncategorized

Small town splendor

I’m a city girl. I grew up in London, and spent my adolescence fantasizing about working in New York, Paris, or Tokyo, or maybe even Sydney. These fantasies made sense professionally as well, the aforementioned cities  being hotbeds of art, design, and general grooviness. Perfect places for a young designer to live and work in. …

art and design, small business

The Aftermath

Well my first proper experience as a vendor at a fair is over, and I thought I’d share the rich and pungent experience with you. Why pungent? You ask. Well it was hot, blindingly hot and sticky, and with stickiness comes pungency. Even though I kept slathering myself with sunscreen, I’m now a few shades …

Uncategorized

The Yin and Yang of the Mommy-Artist

I used the plastic lid from my son’s box of trucks as a plate for inking my roller yesterday. It’s been that sort of week. Two birthdays, one ear infection, Walk To School Week, and around 50 shirts to iron and label for the fair. I’m running on a cocktail of tea and pure adrenaline …

Uncategorized

Domesticity and the artist

Pictures of my house being slowly overtaken by printing madness.  It has been a productive day so far. The T-shirts are coming along nicely, but I fear the house may be swallowed up in the process. The upside?? I’ve become much better at doing the dishes on time, now that I need the sink to …

Uncategorized

A story about confidence or ‘The Ambassador of Artistan’

This morning, after dropping my son off at day care, I decided to pick up my groceries before getting to work. There is an old man at the grocery store, who is particularly fond of my kids and always stops to say hello to me. “Hello” said the man looking at me in a concerned …

Uncategorized

Screen printing in my dining room

So I just started screen printing again after a 10 year gap (I specialized in it at college). Aaaah, I had forgotten how satisfying it is to just bang out a bunch of prints in a row. Instant gratification. Screen printing really is the medium of choice for the impatient.  In the textiles department at …

Uncategorized

Getting in the loop with other artists…

  So I have a spot at the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market. This makes me inordinately happy. Happy like a small child with a great,big lollipop. No, a small child with a great, big, rainbow colored lollipop… with sprinkles. Why is this such a great, big deal to me? I think it is because …

Uncategorized

My many lives

Hindus believe in reincarnation: after death the soul is reborn in a different body, living a cycle of lives until it ultimately attains enlightenment.   The funny thing is, since adolescence, my life has been a series of living reincarnations. Yes, I know that everyone goes through changes, and life doesn’t stay the same for …

%d bloggers like this: