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it’s back

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

The weekend at the Atomic Holiday Bazaar was everything I had hoped for.  Cool people, lots of sales and the weird wonderful experience of seeing people of all walks of life react to my work.  It’s kind of awesome when you see people smiling or laughing or grabbing their friend to snicker together at one of the GingerDead cards.  It never fails to surprise and delight me to see this.  Anyway, it seemed like the best way to thank people who gave me their laughter or encouragement is to create something new so this week’s comic is going to be the next addition to the GingerDead cards.

On the flip side of the coin is the baby doll head pendants I launched.  They get such a mixed reaction.  Some people find them sad, some wistful, many think they are adorable and quite  a few were downright scared of them!  I find baby dolls in general pretty creepy but I didn’t think mine were too bad.  I had tried to make them creepier in fact,  but I they ended up more on the sweet, albeit emo side, in my opinion.   I don’t think I’ve shown you guys any photos of them yet so here you go:

doll head pendants

doll head pendants


Here’s a few shots of my table.  This is the first show I finally had a decent layout for.  It’s still not particularly fancy or awesome, but it looked pretty good.



I don’t think you’ve seen these yet either…

pendant / brooches by calan ree

pendant / brooches by calan ree

I had to take down the art jewelry portion of my etsy store in order to take everything with me to the show.  Tomorrow I’ll begin putting back whatever didn’t sell as well as adding tons more.  It will be an ongoing process.  If there is something you are after or wanted and now appears to be unavailable, just message me.

This weekend I’ll be at ArtPool on Saturday for their handmade holiday art and vintage fair outside.  It’s free and will have lots of cool handmade stuff.   I’m happy to say I’m nearly done with all my holiday shopping and I haven’t stepped one foot in a mall.  I’m buying handmade as much as possible and ending up with interesting one of a kind beautifully crafted gifts.   🙂

ArtPool is located on 1st Ave North just off 9th Street in downtown St. Pete.   More details here:  ArtPoolRules.com

Oh yeah, before I go check out this band that played at Atomic – Viva Le Vox. they have this New Orleans dirge meets punk thing going on that is pretty badass.  They have an accordion player.  What more could you want?

And finally, a big fat all caps THANK YOU to Adrien Lucas for throwing a killer event for the stranger, edgier, sexier and way more fun side of crafts.   See you next year!

See you next week…

<3 calan

9 Responses to “it’s back”

  1. Seraphine Says:

    you get better and better and better. i love your comic, your cards, your jewelry. and surely you did’t think you could have a happy life without offending *someone*???

    a new tradition-
    rolling-headed santas sit
    in department stores

    sharing a stale beer.
    sitting on santa’s great lap
    scares little children.

    looking like christmas:
    button-eyed cats, baby heads
    elves with sharp needles.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Yule, Calan.

  2. calan ree Says:

    thanks sera. same to you! 🙂

  3. Joenis Says:

    Wow Calan, your jewelery and new stuff has come a long way since I was last here! I’m really digging it all!

  4. Seraphine Says:

    any doll head pendants left?
    i don’t see any in your etsy store.

  5. Gabe Says:

    clouds of frozen breath
    blinking lights, splashes of red
    Christmas or crime scene?

  6. Jim Says:

    Thoughts of elf-made toys
    conjure happiness and joy
    and zombie kittens

  7. matthew Says:

    Those baby doll pendents are way cool. I love those faces. I doubt i could get away with wearing one but it won’t stop me from buying it all the same. 🙂
    I’m glad everything went well.

    It’s a new regime!
    You see the good list is out,
    the jolly is done.

    The elves are supreme
    and now time for the naughty
    to have all the fun.

    I won’t be near my computer next week, sigh, so i will wish you a merry Christmas now. Take care and have a great new year.

  8. calan Says:

    merry xmas matt

    ty joenis!

    seraphine – sorry i missed your question until tonight. i’ve added some doll head pendants to the etsy store now.

  9. coraline Says:

    christmas is commin up…. but first is halloween

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