Recent headlines have included giant flying squid attacking divers in California, enormous jelly fish destorying a town’s economy by ripping through fishing nets, and here locally there have been multiple shark attacks. I don’t mean here as in ‘the state of Florida’. I mean here as in right where i swim. There is no point to this paragraph except to suggest an aquatic uprising of sorts because fear of nature is fun. Right shark week? Nice commercials, btw.
Speaking of chromortaphores, here’s my first ever mail art which despite the post office giving me a ridiculous, unnecessary hard time made it to it’s destination and will be a part of the Chromotaphore show at http://www.studio620.org/620/ on August 27th put together by my new artist friend whose work and spirit I equally adore: Jennifer Zoellner.
calan’s 1st mail art (wee!)
Jennifer is one of the main artists you’ll find at Cheries Eklectika which I’m sad to say is closing it’s doors in September after 8 years of awesome. I just finally got in there too and my cards and jewelry are doing well! Bleh. At least I made some great new friends and am among the artists that Cherie will call upon when she launches her next gallery project…which will rock as much as she does, I’m sure. Still, I’m disappointed and a bit worried about my funky little city. I don’t want it to lose its moxie. Hey Economy, Stop Sucking!
So, I spent Sunday at Cherie’s artist appreciation and sidewalk sale and it was a lot of fun, so this Saturday I’m doing it again. Stop by and say hello. Bring me an ice cube while you’re at it. It’s freaking hot out there! From 12 to 4 – Beach Drive – St. Pete.
More illustrated jewelry added to the etsy shop like this cute and a bit frazzled mr. skeleton ring.
Honestly I try to add a piece or two a day but I’m also doing local events and selling a bunch privately so it’s been hard to really stock the heck out of it. I have a lot more than you see on etsy. If you’re interested email me – calanATgingerDeadDOTcom. You’re also more than welcome to friend me on facebook.com/calanree or follow me on twitter.com/calanree. I hardly touch MySpace, but i’m there too.
See you next week!