Friday, November 13, 2009

Viola Vita-out now!!!

This is a new line of illustrations I did for a K&Co paper pad. 24 new illustrated papers, designed and doodled by yours truly. Should be out in stores this very minute. In January I have a featured line coming out in stores as well, been my baby for the last few months...gonna push it out into the world, for you.

Just You and Me

Me and J are becoming a little obsessed with buying art these days. Last night at the Kyrie Foundation Art Benefit we won the silent auction for this piece by Julia Pott. We both loooooved it, as it reminded us of this last year together and how we're about to get hitched (with a very artful wedding mind you!). I found another piece by Julia that I have to surprise him with in the collection of gifts I'm giving him before we say "I do." He had a few glasses of wine and kept whispering to me "We're getting married. I'm lucky." Which is mad sweet, but even sweeter in since we've been engaged for a few months now and the novelty of it should have worn off by now...but it hasn't, and hopefully never will.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Xx Chromosome 2010

Ahhhh, so excited! Just recently got arrangements made with the gallery here in KC, and Xx 2010 is ready, set, go! We have an incredible line-up of female artists including Kelley Seda, Jes Owings, Jane Almirall, Shannon Gaines Bowman, Jen Walker, Melinda Wallace, Sandi Devenny, Alison Atwood, and of course myself. In addition Kate Von Achen, who does work with the women of Uganda and founder of AWAVA will be showcasing work from women entrepreneurs in Uganda. The show opens April 2, 2010 at Pi Gallery (419 E.18th St). For more information regarding the show check out Present Magazine online. As the show approaches I of course will be blabbing more about all the shaz of the event! For now, here's a sample of work past from the awesome ladies of this year's Xx! Can't wait!

Top to bottom: Shannon Gaines Bowman, Alison Atwood, Sandi Devenny, Melinda Wallace, Jes Owings, Jen Walker, Kelley Seda, Kelley Seda, Jane Almirall, Jane Almirall.

Bottoms up!

I have always wanted to illustrate my own dishes! This is round one. Coming soon, cake stands, platters, dish sets. Fun, fun! All of these will soon be available for purchase on my etsy. Whoowhoo!

all photos by Robert Baker