Thursday, March 31, 2011

New shop at Indie Fixx Galleria

  I decided to audition for a featured shop at Indie Galleria, and what do you know, I got it.  This is a blog/shop that is curated by a woman named Jen who features artists and craftspeople that she likes.  My shop will be up until mid-June here; Indie Fixx Galleria.  I am still on Etsy, this is just a second outlet for me, hopefully to drive more traffic to Barking Mad at Etsy.
  You can also get a 20% off coupon by shopping through the link at this store (see the coupon code).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Its the last week for 20% off at my Etsy store!

Don't miss out on the last week of my sale.  Save 20% off of everything, even the items already marked down.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Birdcage Woman #2 hits the blogs

TotusMel's Wunderkammer featured my new image, Birdcage woman #2 today (tuesday 3/22); TotusMel's Wunderkammer

Now for sale in my store:  Barking Mad Arts & Curiosities

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Marchmadness" sale has only 10 days left!

Don't be Late! Only 10 days left in the Barking Mad 20% off sale! Don't forget that you can even use the discount coupon on items already marked down.  Use the coupon code "marchmadness" and save on everything in my store.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Featured Artist for Curiosites Esthetiques

  A blog by two sisters reporting from California and France about dark fashion and anything cute and spooky called Curiosites Esthetiques has featured me as a silhouette artist.  A pretty good article and some images of my work.  Check it out.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Margopage blog features ME!

I am featured as this week's artist on the blog, Margopage's blog.  It is a nice interview that tells a little bit about me and what inspires me.  Check it out.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tea Dreams I & II

  Here are my two latest creations.  I did these the old fashioned way, with paper and scissors.  It took me forever!  I thought my hand would cramp up from all the little cuts and holding the scissors so tightly.
  Last time I was in China, I visited a shop that specialized in paper cutting silhouettes and by watching the "seifu" (master), I learned a lot about how it was done.  So using these traditional "Chinese" techniques I created these two new silhouettes.  I wanted to keep a slight asian feel to the design, so I used both cherry blossoms and roses (both traditional motifs), along with song birds on one and butterflies on another.  The teapots are of course, western style.
  Since I am so obsessed with drinking tea, and everything else about it, I decided to revisit this theme in my art again.  The original tea silhouettes ( Tea Silhouettes ) are very popular on my Etsy site, so it seemed like a good time to expand the motif as well.
                     Here's the first one.  These are traditional cherry blossom silhouettes.

                    Here's the second one.  I had fun hiding all the butterflies in the silhouette.  Can you find them all?  There are 5.

Both are for sale on my Etsy site now as prints on 8.5"x 11" paper ( Tea Dreams I ).  They look gorgeous!  I am thinking of making greeting cards out of them.  What do you think?

Monday, March 7, 2011

fan appreciation photo- Twisted Silhouettes

  Kudos to Rachel Metcalf, who framed a set of the "Twisted Silhouettes" (or as I refer to them, as my "ex-girlfriends"), in these really cool frames.

  Thanx so much Rachel!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Featured in a French/English blog, "Curious Esthetiques"

My Clockwork Boy & Clockwork Girl were recently featured in a French & English Blog about Steampunk called, "Curious Esthetiques".

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

20% off SALE in my Etsy store!!!

I am running a month long sale at my Etsy store.  Use the coupon code "marchmadness" and you will automatically get 20% off your entire purchase.  Tell your friends!