One week till Fine and Funky

I’m so excited and the countdown has begun — one week from yesterday Fine and Funky will be in the Opera Galleria, Downtown Fort Collins. And it’s my first time doing a show like this, so I’m super nervous, too! Come and see me — And see Kat Peters-Midland, of Two Dog Art Studio, since she and I are sharing a booth! As the week progresses, I’m going to try to post some sneak peeks of what I’m prepping for the show.

Fine & Funky

I’m also finishing up my mask for the Masks at MOA fundraiser at the Fort Collins Museum of Art. No, I don’t have a sponsor yet, but if you know anyone who would like to sponsor my mask, please let me know. A home goods or decor store, or even a realtor might be a good candidate. Visit the Masks as MOA page to learn more about the benefits of being a mask sponsor.

put some nonstop hilarity on your chest!

nonstop hilarity t-shirt shirt
nonstop hilarity t-shirt by traypup

It’s First Friday again, kids! As I was rushing around the house, getting ready to leave so I could open the gallery on time, I was struggling with making order forms for tonight. I was so aggravated and SO behind schedule that I vowed I am never leaving my own stuff till last minute ever again.


And I mean it this time!

So here’s some news:

Every month, when Fort Collins First Friday Gallery Walk visitors come into my studio, my painting “Nonstop Hilarity” is the one that makes people smile the most. At the urging of my husband, I printed it on a t-shirt and it looks awesome! It’s available now on my Zazzle shop if you’re interested. The image is also available on blank cards.

Tonight, during Gallery Walk, I’ll be taking orders for t-shirts, modeled by yours truly.  😎  If UPS comes in time, I’ll also have cards on hand to sell. I’m really excited about this, so stop by if you’re in Fort Collins. If you’re not in the area, you can pop over to the Zazzle shop and order your very own Nonstop Hilarity t-shirt!

I have other news and musings, about things like fracturing and/or spraining my ankle and watching a documentary about Henry Darger and the state of network tv and how intensely I feel what little humidity we get in Colorado now and then. But it will all have to wait for another day. I’m off to get the studio ready for guests tonight! If you’re in town, drop by!

a little bit of art on sale now!

I’m still catching up from my trip back east. My dad died, after a couple of weeks in the ICU, ultimately from aggressive pulmonary fibrosis. It’s been a really rough time, as some of you know my grandmother died in December, and I’ve been struggling with infertility issues. There also have been an inordinate number of losses for my family and friends, seemingly all at once, and I am overwrought with hopelessness and despair most of the time. I don’t normally talk about this kind of stuff here, preferring to focus this blog on artwork, but I think that, as I focus on my artwork and therapy in the coming weeks, all of that pain and struggle is going to show up. I thought it was only fair to warn you! 😉

There hasn’t been much time for anything lately, but I did manage to completely finish my online store. If you haven’t checked it out and might be in the market for some handmade gifts or goodies for yourself, please do check it out. Free shipping on all orders over $10! I’m also taking 10% off all orders now through Pi Day (that’s March 14 for you non-geeks)…just use the coupon code grandopen.

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