Sunday, September 30, 2012

Haunted House and a Pug

Last week I painted the Halloween theme on 
If  I Were A Toy store's front door.

Enter at your own risk...

I painted it as a continuation of last year's door (below), so
you can probably spot some of the same costumed characters
making their way to the haunted house.

I'm happy to report that these Pug Wonder tees, prints & bags
are en route to an APARN fundraising event in Mesa, Arizona.

APARN is an Arizona Pug Adoption & Rescue Network
Go Pugs Go!

Have a nice productive week. 
As always, thanks for stopping by!
xo, A

Monday, September 24, 2012

Walking Papers and a Party

:: Just Got Our Walking Papers :: 
Birds, Owls and Foxes - Have they reached their Saturation Point?

If you haven't seen Lisa and Bryce Put a Bird on it 
in Portlandia, one of my personal faves, then you're really
missing something!

I made this sketch as a joke, of course, but it's interesting to see how long certain trends last.
People really really like birds.

That being said, I have new Art Prints on sale 
in my Society 6 shop, where you will see some birds and
maybe a fox or two, too :')
Here in Brooklyn, I recently revisited a wonderful shop
down in Red Hook called Brooklyn Collective.
Co-Founders, Rachel Goldberg and Tessa Williams just celebrated their 8th Anniversary. 
The talented array of artists and designers, involved in this cooperative effort,
share the cost of rent and retain 100% of their profits. 
You'll find everything from jewelry, ceramics, furniture,
furnishings, pillows, bags, clothing, including some very
sweet kids' clothing,
stationery, cards, make-up & more!

Above, Zexter, Leslie and Trish pose outside the store,
while musicians start the celebration Friday night.

Below, a small sampling of products for sale here...

Fun pillows by In the Seam
Find plenty of animals (& yes birds) plus taxi cab, candy corn, sewer cover, 
and ice cream truck pillows, available in their Etsy shop.

Jessica Allyn Design & Decor, great color!

Cool handmade ceramics by Jessie Lazar
each piece is one of a kind.

caught stealing, lost her hand ;)

I had to buy a set of postcards by Life with Tigers 

They also sell their cards, prints & dolls on Etsy

Frogs! Love this bag by Design and Labor

Hello Brooklyn!

This little bear with the Super-Fab eyebrows
is mine all mine! * I love her *
You'll find more like her at Bopkat Vintage, as well as clothing & accessories
from the 1950s & 60s
It's right around the corner from Brooklyn Collective, 
117 Union Street at Columbia.
Have a wonderful week ahead!
Thanks for stopping by,
xo, A

Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to School!

It's Back to School time!

I just painted If I Were A Toy store's door in the nick of time. 
These animals are en route to PS58 here in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Bear and bird chat about summer adventures

Slightly confused mouse goes through the motions

little bunny sports over-sized backpack

Teacher lugs books to class, while a 
couple of critters hitch a ride

Shy, but curious raccoon skips the 1st day

Excited skunk can't wait to begin, hopes to make
teacher's "pet" this year

I love painting this door over & over. I've learned a lot
painting on glass, such a fun smooth surface, the paint simply glides!


My friend, Robin, took the top photo of me with the door
before walking down to Red Hook this weekend to shop some of 
the charming shops like Brooklyn General, Bopkat Vintage, Union Max
and Brooklyn Collective which I love! It's expanded a great deal since I was last there. 
I'll post more about these spots next time.

For now, here are a few shots of Brooklyn Bridge Park at the end of the day.
This is my first visit back (besides riding by it) since they began construction.
It's fantastic!

Volley Ball

I actually included information about the development on 
one of my early posts about Brooklyn Heights Promenade
and it's a little embarrassing to admit that I have not gone 
down until now to take advantage and appreciate all they've done!

Above, Robin tastes wine at Waterfront Wines.
A nice way to close the day.
I'll post more about the mini shopping spree next time.
Enjoy the rest of Labor Day!

Thanks for taking a look :)
xo, A 


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