Monday, July 28, 2008

More blogs to check out!

No art this time, just a couple more blogs to check out-- the ShowMe Etsy blog, which has postings from members and info on upcoming shows. And the etsy mini blog--which has a mini etsy store for etsy shops that request to be included--I'm under photography--on page 8....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Graffiti art

These are my new graffiti letters that I took at the graffiti wall in St. Louis. I think they are really cool, but am having trouble coming up with sayings or ideas to use them for. I don't think they will fit for cute mats that say best friends or something. I am looking for something with a slight edge, but not too rude. I thought about using a canvas and making a room sign but saying something like Alex's CELL(for my son's small apt in NYC). Or maybe coffee ADDICT......Does anyone have any ideas?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Marian's Memories in Somerset Memories

From the calligrapher side of my life:

I heard last week from Somerset Memories Magazine that they liked the article and files I sent them of my book about my mom's memories of growing up in St. Louis in the 20's and 30's. I had entered it in the Remembrances column of the magazine and they like it and want to use it--maybe for a feature article. This is a first for me! I hope it actually happens, I just shipped it off on Friday. Have no idea when it will get in, they work so far out. I will post if and when it actually happens!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Show Me Etsy Street Team

Went to my first meeting and joined the Show Me Etsy street team last night! This is a group of St. Louis artists who are all currently selling on Etsy . I found a great group of energetic ladies with a ton of ideas to promote Etsy and Etsy shopping. Everyone seems to pitch in and help out with the planning and I look forward to being part of such a forward thinking group! Just from one meeting, I will have some of my work in a booth that they are having at CoolArt/Hot Jazz at Queeny Park the weekend of August 15th. Then the Show Me Etsy team is planning a trunk show at Sqwire's Restaurant in Lafayette Square on October 16th from 5 to 9pm. I am going to be there as well. Any St. Louis artists interested in doing the trunk show or being part of this team can contact me (see sidebar for e-mail). This is an exciting group with alot going on. Check out the ShowMe Etsy team webpage and you can find the links to all of these St. Louis Artists' Etsy shops. And my shop is at

And as always, if you post a comment here, I will post your name in Sign Language letters.....

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Best of Missouri Hands


Just found out that I am now a juried member of Best of Missouri Hands! That's pretty exciting. And it gives me more of a network, more great people to learn from, a chance to exhibit in "Juried members only" shows, I can hang a banner in my booth that says I am a juried member, which hopefully will be helpful! And I will have a page on the BOMH website that will link to my website. Can't hurt, right?

The BOMH letters above are more from the graffiti wall in St. Louis. I found a ton of them! Thinking now of other ways to use the graffiti.....more on that to come. But if you want to see your name in graffiti letters, post a comment and I will post your name--like Stephanie did below!