Summer so Far

Phew. Its been a crazy summer thus far. I’ve been summering the hell out of it. However when I got back into town from our mega trip, I discovered that not only did my one and only external drive bite the dust while we were traveling but my computer had some sort of stroke in my absence. I was not happy for a moment there. During the process of getting everything recovered and working again, I probably would have flipped my desk on more than one occasion had it not been for the fact that it weighs a ton. BUT, after many trips to consult the “geek squad” and thousands of hours reading forums on various ways to fix the endless stream of problems I was having, I think I have everything back on track (knock on wood).  Ive also learned from all the eye rolls I encountered when I said I only had one back up drive that apparently I should have many…  and backups for those. Apparently they think I have a money tree as well.

Thats why its been awhile since I’ve updated…

aaaaanyway, This is what Ive been up to:

I packed up my four and five year old and left town for a few weeks for a marathon trip involving stops in Connecticut, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and South Carolina. That last one was unplanned (its a long story involving my intense fear of flying, I won’t bore you with it, that is if I haven’t bored you already). It was amazing to see so many old friends and hit up as many museums and eat as much food as humanly possible. One if the highlight was being to attend the Tiny Trifecta at The Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn. They invited me to participate this year and I was more than excited to.

The kids are pumped. Madilynn with her best bud Izzy

The kids are pumped. Madilynn with her best bud Izzy

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my pieces hung among some stellar artists...

my pieces hung among some stellar artists…

Thank you so much to those who bought my work, it felt great to sell out that night! The pieces from the show…

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I had a wonderful time in Brooklyn and saw so many old friends it made my heart swell. Teaching my kids to navigate the subway was interesting and full of horrifying moments of my youngest putting her face/mouth/ hands all over everything. It was like emersion therapy for me and my feeling about germs. We even made it over to Bushwick to eat at my friends new restaurant Montana’s Trail House (you must go) and spotted this beautiful Mural by Beau Stanton across the street…

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sometimes I miss New York.

The rest of the trip involved the American Museum of Natural History, walks in Central Park, a slightly horrifying trip to Times Square because the kids HAD to go to the big Toys r Us, racing down to philly and visiting dear friends and getting to see the Barnes Museum for the first time which was very special and inspiring, The Franklin Insitute, Philadelphia Zoo, the South Carolina Aquarium… We wanted to squeeze every last drop of fun out of this trip, but I won’t blather on any more and I promise I won’t fill the rest of this post with vacation kid pictures…

I was also involved, When I got back to savannah, the Artists & Artisans Tour of homes sponsored by the Downtown Neighborhood Association, My work was displayed in a beautiful home on Gaston Street along with many other local Artists…

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Now things are normalizing and Im back in my hidey hole working on some new things…

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the mess

the mess

 

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oh and STICKERS!

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Soon there will be t-shirts which I am quite excited about and I am beginning to work on a new poster that will hopefully be available in the fall…

Also If you follow me on Instagram (@clawandboneart) you have probably heard me mention this but I am cleaning out some prints and things on my etsy shop and will be switching primarily to my big cartel shop. Right now you can get everything in my shop for 30% off with the code CLEANUP at checkout (including baroness posters!)… I will be keeping it up for another week or so AND you’ll find some stickers in with your order…IMG_0410

 

Follow this link to get to my Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/clawandbone

I also will be putting some of the newer originals up on my Big Cartel shop this week like this one2of3_Hagemes_Kelley_Passage

AND there is also a brand new print up for sale as well…

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an edition of only 25 of my original painting “shadow self” for only 20 bucks…

Okay I think thats enough for now. Im pretty wordy today so I appreciate it if you actually made it all the way through this post…

I hope everyone is have an amazing summer ❤

 

Party On...

Party On…

 

 

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Upcoming!

Getting on an airplane after not leaving my house for close to three weeks and having little to no interaction with people over the age of five is probably a terrible idea. Especially since flying in a plane is my LEAST favorite thing ever (over dental surgery, cleaning up an exploded diaper, sand gnats…. I could go on, I really hate flying)

ANYWAY

Im going up north! The best part is Im taking part in the Cotton Candy Machine’s fourth annual Tiny Trifecta and will actually be able to attend… if you are in Brooklyn you shouldn’t miss this amazing show, and say hi if you happen to be there. Im over the moon over the line up of artists that will have work there…

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My three contributions…

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I also finished another record cover for the Asheville based band Bask… If you’re in Savannah this weekend They’re playing with Black Tusk this Saturday the 7th at the Jinx. You should most definitely check out the show! Im missing out because of the whole flying in a tin can of death up north thing…

Progression…

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Thats all for now… Next up is a record cover for Tonto I should have finished WEEKS ago (Im sorry dudes) … Ill leave with an in progress shot of that one… happy thoughts keep planes in the air… help me out guys…

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New Work & Spring Cleaning

A new painting (and a couple older ones) in a show coming up this thursday at Dick Blick Savannah (318 East Broughton Street) with some awesome artists…

opening from 6-8!

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I finally finished this painting this past week, come by and see it in person at the opening!

"Passage" oil and graphite on wood panel,  16x 20" 2014

“Passage”
oil, graphite and gold leaf on wood panel, 16x 20″ 2014

 

ALSO Im over the moon excited to be invited to be a part of the “Tiny Trifecta” at the Cotton Candy Machine this year ! The line up of artists is incredible as always and Im thrilled to be a part of it! Stay tuned for peaks at what Im working on for it…

Click Here to check it out…

 

***SPRING SALE***

Also in light of Spring Cleaning… which is turning into “Spring Moving” in our house Im having a big sale in my Etsy Shop… 20%  off everything in the shop when you enter SPRINGSALE at checkout!  That includes prints, posters and jewelry…

Click HERE to go to the shop ❤

and this.

I really loved this tree.

I really loved this tree.

Creature Comforts

New Painting! Things been going slow lately because a recent bout of strep throat (for the billionth time) and our dog is apparently epileptic (he explained this to us in a very scary display at one in the morning, and confirmed it after many blood tests the next morning) so its been a fun couple weeks.

Speaking of dogs and the joys of taking care of them, this painting is going to be up at The Butcher Gallery as part of their “Creature Comforts” show. This show is to benefit the Humane Society of Greater Savannah and features artwork in various media from artists all over Savannah. Soooo if you like art and want to see this one in person, like animals, and like complimentary refreshments then this show is a triple threat for you. The opening is this Friday, February 21st from 7- 10 at The Butcher Gallery (19 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401) a link the the Facebook event page here

*side note: the entire time I’ve been trying to get this information out, my three year old daughter has been in the doorway mooning me, while my four year has been yelling “you’re stinky” over and over. I should probably be worried at this behavior, but I’m just so tired.

"Shadow Self"  oil and graphite on 10x10" wood panel 2014

“Shadow Self”
oil and graphite on 10×10″ wood panel 2014

Also…

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Valentines Day Art Market… I appreciate it much!

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the booth

I also still have some Valentines prints left on my Etsy Page… and I will be added some jewelry in the next day or two as well!

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zee print

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new things

I hope to see y’all at the opening on Friday!

New News for the New Year

This year is seemingly off to a good start…

I have a feature up at BEAUTIFUL/ DECAY presented by MADE WITH COLOR right now with you can check out by clicking this link:

Beautiful Decay Feature!

Also if you haven’t had a chance to see my new site, it is up at www.clawandbone.com. I used Made With Color’s platform and I couldn’t be happier with the site!

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If you’re in the Savannah Area, I have some paintings on view at Gallery Espresso along with my main lady Juliana Peloso (Lost and Found Fine Art) until the 25th of January. It is a Selection of work from “Here Begin the Terrors, Here Begin the Miracles”  along with a couple new pieces, as well as prints and posters. There will also be a soft closing with some wine and friends on the 24th from 6-8…  234 Bull street, Savannah GA

Here is the first couple new drawings of the year … up at the gallery this month

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Oh Aaaand…

If you’re following me on Instagram I am doing my first giveaway! You can win a Signed and Numbered AP of the Baroness Poster I Illustrated as part of of their tour poster series… Just make sure you’re following @clawandboneart and follow instructions in the giveaway post…

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Thank you so much to everyone for all the support!

The Series

Thank you so much to everyone that made it out to the show. I really appreciate all the support and kind words! For my out of town buds here is the majority of my work from the show… hopefully Ill have some collaborations up soon.

"Acta Non Verba"  oil and graphite on wood panel 24 x 30" 2013

“Acta Non Verba”
oil and graphite on wood panel 24 x 30″ 2013

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"If I can not Move Heaven, I will Raise Hell" Oil and Graphite on wood panel 24 x 30" 2013

“If I can not Move Heaven, I will Raise Hell”
Oil and Graphite on wood panel 24 x 30″ 2013

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"Memores Acti Predentes Futuri" Oil and graphite on wood panel 24 x 30" 2013

“Memores Acti Predentes Futuri”
Oil and graphite on wood panel 24 x 30″ 2013

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Detail

"The Other Side of the End" oil and graphite on wood panel 16 x 16" 2013

“The Other Side of the End”
oil and graphite on wood panel 16 x 16″ 2013

"Tramps: a Tribute" (ALW) Oil and graphite on wood panel 12 x 16" 2013

“Tramps: a Tribute” (ALW)
Oil and graphite on wood panel 12 x 16″ 2013

"Tramps: a Tribute (CM)" oil and graphite on wood panel 12 x 16" 2013

“Tramps: a Tribute (CM)”
oil and graphite on wood panel 12 x 16″ 2013

"Everything is Poison, Nothing is Poison" oil and graphite on wood Panel 20 x 16" 2013

“Everything is Poison, Nothing is Poison”
oil and graphite on wood Panel 20 x 16″ 2013

"The Only Way Out is Through" OIl and graphite on wood panel 20 x 16" 2013

“The Only Way Out is Through”
OIl and graphite on wood panel 20 x 16″ 2013

"Ad Pondus Omnium"  Ink on Watercolor paper 18 x 24" 2013

“Ad Pondus Omnium”
Ink on Watercolor paper 18 x 24″ 2013

"Polarity" graphite and oil paint on wood panel 30 x 30" 2013

“Polarity”
graphite and oil paint on wood panel 30 x 30″ 2013

"Chamber III" oil paint, color pencil, graphite on wood panel 5 x 5" 2013

“Chamber III”
oil paint, color pencil, graphite on wood panel 5 x 5″ 2013

I really enjoyed working on this show….

Also check out my Shop for a couple pieces from this show, as well as some older originals, posters, prints and jewelry!

One month from Today

Ive been bad at updating this Because Ive been racing to get everything done for my two woman show with Juliana Peloso at the Butcher Gallery ….

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I couldn’t be more excited… AND that very same night the Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Review is performing right around the corner at the Jinx after the opening, Its an entire night of party time….

Here is a few peaks into some in-progress work for the show …

MIracle: One

MIracle: One

Miracle: Two

Miracle: Two

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IN OTHER NEWS….

Keep an eye out in the next few weeks, I will be releasing a limited amount of four color, 18 x 24″ screen prints of my contribution to the Baroness Tour Poster Series. Printed by Burlesque North America….  More info coming soon!

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Holiday Hoppin’

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Tomorrow night is the Holiday Hop in the Heart of the District!  Do some local Christmas shopping, see some Art, find one of a kind gifts, and enjoy refreshments all in one night. If you are in the Savannah Area you should definitely come out…

Also each store participating has donated something for a gift basket that you can enter to win simply by grabbing a holiday hop card and visiting all the participating stores!

Stores and Events Include:

Gallery Espresso (234 Bull Street) Will be hosting an artist reception for David Miley’s exhibit “Bold Strokes”

Red Clover (244 Bull Street) 20% off select items
Perry Rubber Bike Shop (240 Bull Street)
Fabrika ( 2 east Liberty Street) Fine fabrics and gifts, will be featuring items by Lovelane designs and Sweeteeth chocolates
Recreate (10 West Liberty) Savannah’s Creative Collective, featuring 10% off storewide on local art and gifts

Wild Fibre ( 6 East Liberty Street)Yarns, knitting, crocheting and fiber arts accoutrements

Stitch (6 East Liberty Street) Alteration and design studio

Ollie Otson ( 6 East Liberty Street ) Featuring fine vintage clothing and Little Lady Belles- handcrafted heirloom dolls

All within steps of each other!
A teaser of some things you will find:
Sweeteeth Chocolates will be Fabrika... I know from personal experience they are delicious...

Sweeteeth Chocolates will be at Fabrika… I know from personal experience they are delicious…

Lovelane Designs tea towels also at Fabrika

Lovelane Designs tea towels also at Fabrika

gorgeous new paintings by Juliana Peloso.. this little guy is only 55 dollars!

gorgeous new paintings by Juliana Peloso at ReCreate… this little guy is only 55 dollars!

Ceramic wonderfulness from Irene McCollam at ReCreate

Ceramic wonderfulness from Irene McCollam at ReCreate

Awesome bags by Becca Sipper (Retrofied Shop) at Recreate ...

Awesome bags by Becca Sipper (Retrofied Shop) at Recreate …

Eco friendly t-shirts from Forest and Fin at Recreate

Eco friendly t-shirts from Forest and Fin at Recreate

These amazing, locally made heirloom dolls by Little Lady Belles at Stitch and Ollie Otsun

These amazing, locally made heirloom dolls by Little Lady Belles at Stitch and Ollie Otsun

and Ive brought in some new necklaces that you can hang round your neck or tack to your wall as super tiny art...as well as new limited edition tiny prints!

and Ive brought in some new necklaces that you can hang round your neck or tack to your wall as super tiny art…as well as new limited edition tiny prints! (available at Recreate)

This is just a snippet of what you can find at the Holiday Hop! Don’t miss out!!  Tomorrow Night from 6 until 9!

Cyber Monday Sale and other things

I hope everyone had a great holiday where they ate way too much and passed out at 6 in the evening in a modified fetal position… (maybe that was just me).

I also hope anyone who was partaking in the shopping madness this weekend supported Small Business Saturday and hit up all your favorite locally owned stores… including Recreate (heh). So in continuing with the shopping fever and in honor of what is now “Cyber Monday”  from now until Monday evening at midnight (eastern time) you can receive TEN PERCENT OFF (!!) your purchase from the Claw and Bone Etsy Site….

Which you can visit by clicking HERE… just enter the coupon code MANICMONDAY.

Theres some new jewelry and lots-o-prints… heres a few things you’ll find…

Also speaking of Monday and Recreate I will be there (10 W. Liberty Street) from 10-6 tomorrow, so swing by if face to face shopping is more your thing.

Dont forget to mark your Calendars for December 14th as we will be participating in a Holiday Hop in the Heart of the District along with Gallery Espresso, Fabrika, Red Clover, Perry Rubber, Oillie Otsun, and more! It will be awesome, and there will be food, drink and more discounts to be had. More Information coming soon…

First Friday

Tonight ReCreate and Fabrika Fine Fabrics will be hosting First Friday in the Heart of the District. ReCreate (10 W. Liberty Street) will be having an art reception for Amanda Price as well as displaying work from local artists and Fabrika (2 East Liberty Street) will be having an Open House also with local art and goodies…. from 6-9. You can view the Event Page here… First Friday.

OH and check out ReCreate Savannah’s new website … http://recreatesavannah.com 

new postcards available at ReCreate (and Etsy)

hope to see y’all there!