Friday, October 22, 2010

Rug Hooking Workshop

Hooked Rug Sketch

I attended a rug hooking workshop at work. It's my first try, though I've wanted to take it for the longest time. My first attempt is a design that's 9.5" x 12"; had to simplify the design when I actually started to do it. I love folk art + colors, so this is the perfect workshop for me. I had lots of fun! : )

Wool Strips

Hooked Rug WIP

This is 1.5-day worth of work. We have a follow up workshop in 2 weeks; hopefully I can finish my piece by then.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Free October Desktop Wallpaper

Sorry guys, this is 10 days late since I was so swamped preparing for the art fair last week. Well, here it is! I had to use an old illustration I did years ago... hope you wouldn't mind. : )

1600x1200 wallpaper

1920x1080 wallpaper

Shop Update

Finally I had a little time to update my Etsy and added bunch of new interchangeable jewelries (also now there is a interchangeable brooch!) I had these during the art fair last weekend and they were a hit. On top of my original doodle buttons, I added new colorful fabric buttons which are more grown-up and will coordinate with different outfits nicely (pick any 4 buttons to create a unique set.) Come take a peek! :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Create Your Own Free Owl Calendar at My Owl Barn

A while back Shivani from My Owl Barn invited me, along with other 29 artists, to be part of this really cool owl calendar project. Of course I had to sat yes! Today she emailed us and let us know that the free calendar is ready for you to customize and download on her blog. Please go take a look! You can choose a different owl for each month, download it and print it out on nice card stocks and use it yourself or give away as gift; the possibilities are endless! Also don't forget to click on artists' names which will lead you to their personal sites for more illustrated awesomeness! Thanks Shivani for letting me be part of this! :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

More Hallmarkets Photos

(photo by Jeanee)

My pal Jeanee Duval from Dirty Laundry (also a Hallmarker) wrote about the event on her blog. If you would like to see more photos, please check out her posts here and here. Also I will share them with you later if more related posts pop up among my friends.

Add: here is Jen's post with photos; commentary to come soon.



We had our very first Hallmarker art fair on Saturday, and it's called "Hallmarket", perfect, right? It was a great success and totally worth all the sweatshop action leading to the event. I slept only one hour the night before, stood up for 11 hours with only one egg McMuffin, a cup of mocha, and a banana in my stomach, but it was SO MUCH fun! I really enjoyed talking to people. Thank you all so much if you made to the event; I might not remember all your names or who bought what, but I really appreciate all of you! Hopefully we will get to do it again next year. :)

Here are more photos of my booth. I really wish I could break away from my area and take photos of other artists' works because everything looked so FABULOUS!

Hallmarket 10/02/2010

Hallmarket 10/02/2010