Friday, February 27, 2009

the bourgeois pig | lawrence, ks

if you are around march 15th at 7pm you should go to my opening at the pig. it's on 9th street just east of mass. but if you can't make the opening, my work will be up for the following month :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

prints for bishop elementary gifted students

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Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

these are the finished prints - print size is 2"x3", stock is 1/8th inch chipboard - there are "cherry bombs" in red and black and headphones in black and silver :) they turned out nice..took about two hours to print...the 1/8th inch chip is kind of tricky with it's inflexibility...

and I included a link to my etsy store on the back :) there parents will either think it's cool or ask the principal (my friend) what crazy artist she brought in to talk to the kids! :)

bishop elementary presentation gifts

Uploaded - 2\26\09
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

this was one of two blocks I printed...essentially it turned out to be two editions of 12 each I think...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

decor8 | holly becker

was reading dooce as many do and discovered a GREAT site...up there with design for mankind

the site is decor8 fresh finds for hip spaces

love it!

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

local retail representation

I would have to lower my (reasonable) prices and then a standard split with the owner if I want to have my work in the shop...

it's still tempting... but I think I'll wait till after the spring art fair before I seriously consider it...

both venues have told me my pricing is good...I just have to find the right places to show/sell...


better days I guess...

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art house print exchange

deadline 8/1/09
edition of 22
11"x15" paper size
show is 8/28/09

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Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

I accidentally and unknowingly changed my flickr account from English to Portuguese (which does not auto cap like the word English interestingly enough) but I couldn't read where to click to turn it back! :)

it's fixed now...luckily :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

it's elementary (school) my dear watson :)

lame subject...I know :)

but I have been asked to come speak to the 4th and 5th grade gifted classes at one of my old elementary schools :) (I technically went to 4 different ones).

they've talked about Japanese block prints and have carved and printed their own...I'm kind of just there for a Q&A mostly as the representative "real" artist :)

but I think I'll talk a little bit about the other printmaking mediums and then show them some of by less subversive work :) and talk about my process a's pretty low key luckily...maybe 10-15 minutes and then questions :)

networking isn't so bad :)

maybe I can print up some cards for them with my etsy store...I get conflicted though with kids...and more importantly their parents...given my studio/design name is filthE :)

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emily on the radio | blog talk radio | interview hosted by alaina r. alexanger

blog talk radio
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

click on the logo and you'll go to my flickr photostream, but click on

this link

and you will go to the interview of myself by alaina r. alexander on blog talk radio :) i was very nervous but i think it turned out okay :) i have not had a chance to listen to the whole thing again and make sure i didn't sound dumb :) but it was fun...alaina is a friend from high school and she's great. you can learn more about here on her website :) also she does her radio show weekly and is always looking for interesting people from the creative arts to interview :) you can ask me for contact info or just go to her website and hit her up - she is VERY approachable :)

anyway, i hope you enjoy the interview :)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

all laid out

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Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

I need about 100 more eyelets and then I can start lacing the squares together like an intricate corset...

Friday, February 20, 2009

carpe diem! BoMo | bohemian modern

BoMo is the storefront that the owner of the phoenix recommended as a possible venue to sell my work...

I made an appt. for 2 o'clock today to find out if she's interested...I'm not getting my hopes up but I would love to have my work represented there!

wish me luck! :)

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blog talk radio | unobstructed

tomorrow I have to remember to call in at 5:05 CDT for my interview! hopefully I can be relaxed :) and hopefully alaina (Alexander) can fill in the gaps :)

I'm trying not to be nervous :) who cares what anyone thinks right :P only trouble is I have mild social anxiety - especially on the phone...something about not being able to make eye contact I think...the beauty is though no one really knows I have social anxiety because I fake it pretty well...but whatever right :)

I need to make a list of things I want to talk about...influences, etc.

I'll post a link when it's live on the web :)

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

happy valentine's day

my work is too "edgy" and "hip" for the gallery I spoke with on Friday. sort of a bittersweet comment. a compliment really, I was just hoping for some representation in a storefront downtown...the owner did suggest another retail venue though so I'll try there next...

I sent an email about a year ago maybe to eve ensler on her V-Day site... I thought she might like my work...that it could represent the efforts to end violence against women. I got an "out of office" auto-reply...but nothing after that... she probably never saw my work...

I think about who to send work to as gifts, ideally for publicity...but I haven't yet...

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Friday the 13th

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Ivory & Ebony

Ivory & Ebony
Originally uploaded by the_dza

be there :)

pheonix gallery

the owner is pretty full on 2D work... but she agreed to meet with me today anyway. I'm hoping to knock her socks off with my work so she will WANT to find a place to put it! :)

otherwise my day job went filter crazy on the Internet and house renovations and recessionary times leave us without home Internet...

so that's why posting has been limited to the dismay I'm sure of my 5 readers :)

have a great weekend!

if you're in the Lawrence area there is a show tonight you should check out - ebony and ivory - I'll post the flier next. I think there is also a photo sow opening at the pig. and of course there's the jr. high valentines dance if you're 12-15 y/o :)

we're not chaperoning this one but our son's GF can't go due to family stuff :-/ but we picked up a skittles heart for him to give her today. just a token gift - they are only 13 :)

so yeah have a spooky Friday the 13th (I got married last Friday the 13th) :) and a happy valentines day... or vice versa!

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Friday, February 6, 2009

happy birthday!

13 years ago i gave birth to an amazing son. i am loving parenting and letting him grow in to an amazing young man.

he has a 4.0GPA
he is very intelligent
he is learning to play electric guitar
he has played violin for nearly 2 years
he loves to play basketball
he is not aggressive nor risk taker which makes his love of playing basketball perhaps greater than his skill
he is kind and funny
he is a master negotiator
he is extroverted and i would venture to say he's popular
(having no idea what that's like personally, it's really only a guess) :)
he is a brown belt in tae kwon do
he is a division II and B level swimmer
he is an expert at guitar here and likes to play video games
he loves to read and when he's on a roll he'll read a book in 2 days and up to 4 books in a week
he is really getting into music - green day, the ramones, the beatles, nirvana...
he needs a lot of external motivation but when he gets it he meets every expectation
he's a good kid and my husband and i are lucky to have him

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

the perfect valentine gift | heart strings

only $20
click on the image to see the listing
the print is matted, framed and signed
frame size is 4"x6"
print size is 2"x3"

Monday, February 2, 2009

this makes me nervous...

unobstructed 2/21/09 - check it out :) if you's blog talk radio and i'll be alaina alexander's guest that day :) very nervous!