Conner3, 4" x 4", 2007
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Dec 7, 2007
I am capping off this oh-so-hectic season with a fabulous group show at the Cactus Gallery in Eagle Rock, CA! This funky fresh gallery is jam packed with really cool art and insane handmade items. It is all quite a collection to see! There is a big opening party for the Tiny Treasures2 show, which is a cash and carry show running Dec 8th-January 8th, this Saturday night! I will be there with Tyn Atol, and Kari Atol both of whom have pieces in the show as well! Make a day of it, Cool Baby Cool Market in the AM, and then Cactus in the PM! That's my plan!
PS, if you cant make it to the opening, they are open everyday in December, except the 25th, for your shopping pleasure!
Posted by mcaplan at 1:13 PM
Dec 6, 2007
This weekend is the more than fabulous Cool Baby Little Monster Market! Despite a crane falling on our original location ( you heard me right!) the show will go on right across the street at Riad Decor! This show is great for all things mom and baby! You can see a full list of vendors here. Come one, come all!
Posted by mcaplan at 6:22 AM
Dec 5, 2007
I cant believe that it is already December, and that we are well on our way to a new year! Despite the fact that we started seeing holiday gear in the stores in August (yuck!), it seems like the season is flying by at new record speed! If I dont get some lights up soon, I will be just in time to take them down!
2008 is going to bring a lot of changes around here as far as my focus and style is concerned. While I will still be doing commissioned portraits for clients, I will be switching gears and re-inventing my works. I have a sketch book that is over-flowing and I am ready to get busy! I am sure that portraits will be a part of the things to come, but I am going to be branching out, exploring and experimenting! I am going to be starting off the new year with a big surprise. . . . I am not quite ready to reveal the details yet, but I hope that I have peaked your interest!
With all of that said, I am excited to announce that the last pieces of 2007 have been uploaded to my Etsy Shop, and I am having a blowout holiday sale to help clear out and make room for the new goodies!! Most pieces have been marked down u to 30%! SO go get some Holiday shopping done! And remember to buy as much handmade as you can!
Posted by mcaplan at 8:12 AM
Dec 4, 2007
This is one of my most recently finished commissioned pieces, done as a gift for this couples 40th wedding anniversary by their children! It was amazing to learn all about their lives and an honor to know their story!
As far as getting a piece done for your family for this Christmas, crunch time is here! I have been getting a lot of inquiry emails about having custom commissions done in time for the holiday, and so here is the info ya'll need! The deadline for ordering is by Dec. 11th, and that is pretty firm due to shipping time needed. Don't hesitate to contact me after that date, as I may be able to work with you in time, but there is no guarantee for a Dec. 25th delivery.
Anyone local should contact me directly as delivery by the 24th wont be a problem if I can drive it over to you! Download my brochure here. (a PDF will be downloaded.)
Posted by mcaplan at 6:25 AM
Dec 3, 2007
I got an email over the weekend from Holly at decor8 letting me know that one of my prints had been included in the next batch of Domino Magazines Art Gifting: prints gallery! There are 15 different Etsy artists included in the selection, and I have to say that there are some here I hadn't seen before, and LOVE! If you click over, be sure to check out Nina Clough, and Olivia Jeffries! Their works are really cool!
I am, of course, a huge fan of Domino Magazine, and to be included in their online slideshow is really exciting!! The folks over there have such a keen eye for gorgeous design and encourage me to surround myself with inspiration throughout my own home. I really love the features they do on peoples homes. The spaces are always so incredible! I wont lie, to be recommended by them, makes me a little giddy! Thank you so much Domino, and Holly!!!
Posted by mcaplan at 7:56 AM