our 2011 Allen Designs catalog is finally to the printer and the proofs are approved. scheduled for a press check on Tues. bound and finished hopefully on Thursday. to be sent out to our much loved stores on Friday!
the carpe diem clock depicted above is one of our newest designs. a perfectly funky and whimsical clock for that modern chic home. this clock will be available at the end of July. something everyone needs, right?!
getting ready for show season! here's another one of my newest designs. the gals in my studio named her "ruby".
Who would be A mermaid fair, Singing alone, Combing her hair Under the sea, In a golden curl With a comb of pearl, On a throne? I would be a mermaid fair; I would sing to myself the whole of the day; With a comb of pearl I would comb my hair; And still as I comb I would sing and say, "Who is it loves me? who loves not me?" - Lord Alfred Tennyson, The Mermaid
part of my exciting news is that i'll be teaching again at Artfest 2012! i'm stoked. honored. and blessed. depicted above are samples of one of my workshops - hoops de silkscreen. along with other things, i'll be teaching a sweet silkscreen technique that can be used to make t-shirts, cards and other various projects.
i'll be back tomorrow with the 2nd workshop. :) until then check out this fun post on noodling. xoxo
things have been SO busy around here. i have a ton to share but no time to stop and write it up. so this is just a quick check in to say hi and i'll be back with some exciting news very, very soon. a little hint on part of the exciting news is the pic above.
we are currently working on our new Allen Designs 2011/12 catalog and here is a little peek at the direction we're going with it. the inspiration came from this crazy talented gal! let me just say, i have HEAPS more respect for styling shots than i did before embarking on this little whim of mine. it took about 5 hours to shoot 5 pieces. ugh!!! and many moments of wanting to pull my hair out.
hi and welcome!!! i'm so glad you're here! my name is michelle. i'm blessed to be a wife (to gary) of 18 years and a mom of two girls; alexis(16) & jess(11). i've been a full time artist for 15 years. i made my start at Portland Sat. Mkt. and art fairs around the country, and then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food!