Naturally, I’m spending NYE in my studio, working. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
Here’s a drawing I’m working on right now. It’s made up of a bunch of little, cut out drawings that are connected by these “tendrils.” (None of the little drawings seen here are completed… there’s still lots of text and coloring coming.) Eventually, my plan is to have this be… oh, I don’t know… 20′ long, maybe?
Meanwhile, I made a bunch of things that I’ve posted on my etsy store. One of my plans in 2011 is to expand my craft side of things, and what’s up there now is at least a start. Here’s a pic from the latest mini-photoshoot of what I made during the blizzard. It helps to have world’s sexiest dog as your supermodel:
I am last-minute on everything. I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping.
But! With maybe two days to go before the absolute last possible shipping day (that’s THREE days before Boxing Day!), I managed to put up in my store some of the latest stuff I made. If you order quick, I can get them to you before Christmas. (Or maybe you want New Years presents, that’s cool too.)
First up, there’s the ornaments I hand-sewed. There are only seven left and they sold really quickly at the craft fair:
Available in beige, marine blue, yellow, and hot pink. Only $10 + s&h!
And then, for the true weirdo in your life, I present to you… “fake” records.
I’ve alluded to making these in a previous post, but here are a few of them. I had an old box of 45lps that didn’t have sleeves, so I made homemade sleeves for them. Eventually, I bought more records and made more sleeves. It’s all a tribute to my love of record collecting that I was obsessed with as a teen. You get:
- a sewn sleeve advertising a fictitious album/rockstar/song on the front, and with a short story from me on the back
- a real! mystery! 45lp!! something from the 1950s – 1980s (the record has nothing to do with the sleeve but YES you can actually play it on a record player)
- documentation/description of what the hell this is, so that when you give it as a gift, the receiver thinks that the person who made it is nuts but not the person who gave it.
As I explained to a stranger at the craft fair, it’s basically like an artist’s book only it’s a record sleeve instead and you get a record too.
I made several versions of each (for instance, there are several albums called “You Run Out of Lies!” with eyes on them and the same story on back), but each one is a little different and they do have a great handmade feel to them.
All this… for $10. Come on. You can’t buy just the 45lp anymore for $10. Well, probably you could, but it would have a sleeve AND THIS ONE DOES!
Not a catalog like a fancy museum catalog… a catalog like you get in the mail from LL Bean. I’ve been wanting to make one of these forever. I’m going to post them at 300 dpi, so they’re perfect for printing out. If you want one all printed out already, come to the Degenerate Craft Fair and I’ll have them there for 25 cents (or free with purchase! I’m only charging that because people get a little grabby about the free things at fairs… I don’t care if someone wants it if they really want it, even if they never order from it. I just don’t want it to get trashed the second the person gets home).