Thursday, November 07, 2013

Indiependent exhibition at DAAP

I'm so happy to be included in Indiependent, an exhibition at the University of Cincinnati's DAAP Galleries on view now through December 10. Curated by Crafty Supermarket co-organizer and Fabricate store owner, Chris Davis and Aaron Cowen, Director of DAAP Galleries, the show explores the intersection of art, craft and commerce. It features makers and artists who reign from the craft world and embrace the DIY spirit. The show takes a look at how they are giving consumers an alternative to the big box stores while introducing them to the art world. 

There will be an opening reception Friday, November 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. Since this is the evening before Crafty Supermarket, I'm excited to say that I'll be there for it! Below is one of my little friends who is included in the show.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Book Business Tuesday: Cootie Catchers!

It's been awhile since I did a Book Business topic and this is a good one: Fold Me Up is here! I was so excited to be one of ten guest illustrators invited to do a special design for this collection of 100 paper fortune-tellers, aka cootie catchers. I was even more happy to learn that my design made the cover (the little mermaid lady above).

I received an advance copy a couple of weeks ago and it releases today. Author Michelle Taute has a great sense of humor and has created such a fun collection. Here's a peak of my page:

My topic was imaginary creatures with a mermaid, kraken, minotaur and unicorn. 

I continued the theme on the back with a phoenix. Available here and now!