coming sooner than I can handle

In less than three weeks we’ll be leaving the good ole south and heading to Philadelphia so I can begin grad school at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts. Actually in exactly twenty days… In that time my daughter will be graduating kindergarten and breaking my heart all over the place as she participates in a “moving up” ceremony to become a first grader. FIRST GRADER. How did that happen? With all the anxiety, changes and moves to new places and grades I’m quite certain that this is most definitely my spirit animal. No more feelings please.

Every. Day.

Every. Day.

So while Im trying to keep my composure and pack this circus up to hit the road, Im also finishing up three lil painting for this years Tiny Trifecta at the Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn, NY. There will be such an overwhelming amount of amazing artists with affordable work on the wall that you’d be crazy to miss it if you’re in the area…

Here is a couple peeks at what I’m working on for it…

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Ive also added work and home specific boards on Pinterest and am working on trying to figure out what became of my flickr page so I can post some of my random photos and reference shots that were too fun to do, so check those out if you are in an internet hole (well not the flickr yet as I can find it for whatever reason, but that will be up soon!)

Here’s a few other things I’ve finished up recently…

A druzy and moonstone commission pendant out of sterling silver...

A druzy and moonstone commission pendant out of sterling silver…

"Through all the windows I see only infinity"  work on paper

“Through all the windows I see only infinity” work on paper

Now its time to get through these next couple weeks and pack up these munchkins for the next adventure

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I obviously failed miserably at keeping my New Years resolution to post more on my blog… Ive also only been to the gym once this year and that took a lot of peer pressure. Ive been absorbed with applying to Grad School, projects for my children’s school and an attempt at learning how to relax and taking some mental health days (that last one is slow going).

The good news is that Ive been accepted to the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) to obtain my Masters degree! Woo! Starting this summer I will be going back and forth between Savannah and Philly doing grad work, which I am thoroughly pumped about.

Ive also been invited to participate in this years “Tiny Trifecta” at the Cotton Candy Machine in Brooklyn opening June 6…. I will be there toting children and all so I hope to see some old buddies that weekend.

Some things Ive done (or am doing) lately:

I made this psychotic hat for one of my children, as they need a hat with one hundred things on it for their 100th day of school.

I made this psychotic hat for one of my children, as they need a hat with one hundred things on it for their 100th day of school.

experimenting with paper and babies

experimenting with paper and babies

I made this custom necklace for the Saint Andrews annual action and gala....

A custom necklace made for the Saint Andrews annual action and gala….

somewhat crappy finished picture

somewhat crappy finished picture

rooster in progress

rooster in progress

a new portrait series Im beginning...

a new portrait series Im beginning…

I also have put a few new jewelry pieces up in my etsy shop ….

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www.etsy.com/shop/clawandbone (or click the link above)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/clawandbone (or click the link above)

and this work on paper just came down from a show and is still available for purchase… if you are interested or would like more info please email info@clawandbone.com…

"We are Dust and Shadow" graphite on paper, 8 x 10" 2015

“We are Dust and Shadow” graphite on paper, 8 x 10″ 2015

To see more works in progress, and whatever random things I find the need to be put on the internet, follow me in Instagram (@clawandboneart)…

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!

the booth

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!

zee print

zee print

new things

new things

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

In the works

Almost done with this one, Oil on wood panel.

Almost done with this one, Oil on wood panel.

Ink Drawing

Ink Drawing

snippet of a poster I did for the Baroness poster series...

snippet of a poster I did for the Baroness poster series… Cant wait to see it finished!

 

Quick logo for a promo for the Niche boys

Quick logo for a promo for the Niche boys

Petrified walrus tooth ring

Petrified walrus tooth ring

Sea Glass ring

Sea Glass ring

 

Blood blister from making said rings.

Blood blister from making said rings.

 

.... and on a personal note my sweet little bundle turned the big THREE this week...

…. and on a personal note my sweet little bundle turned the big THREE this week…

 

 

 

 

The latest…

Its been an exciting couple months and busy to say the least…. I have a new record cover in the works,  Ill be at the Big Crafty in Asheville, NC (yeah!) on July 7th, aaaaand this September I will be showing new work and collaborations with miss Juliana Peloso at the Butcher Gallery in downtown Savannah, as well as a few other projects in the works…. eek. I hope to get through it all without too many nervous breakdowns….

What Ive been up to….

A little preview of the drawing for the new Niche album cover...

A little preview of the drawing for the new Niche album cover…

a logo I did recently for the Indie Spiritualist....

a logo I did recently for the Indie Spiritualist….

I received the Womb of the Desert Sun cd's I illustrated and designed.... so exciting!

I received the Womb of the Desert Sun cd’s I illustrated and designed…. so exciting!

 

Bracelet I made this week... will have similar ones available at the Big Crafty in July....

Bracelet I made this week… will have similar ones available at the Big Crafty in July….

and now to get busy...

and now to get busy…

 

 

 

 

What a weekend

Its been a crazy couple weeks, but I got to go to a beautiful wedding, make a couple new things, and participate with my fellow co-op members in Beaufort’s Antiques and Artisans Market … phew

our booth... aside from what I would consider the "great insect onslaught of 2013" it was a seriously beautiful day.

our booth… aside from what I would consider the “great insect onslaught of 2013” it was a seriously beautiful day.

Recreate Savannah comes to South Carolina

Recreate Savannah comes to South Carolina

I have some new pieces in Recreate as well…

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Its been a while

I have some new jewelry designs Ive been working on…

teeth, pearls, rose quartz on a sterling pendant

teeth, pearls, rose quartz on a sterling pendant

wire wrapped chain with raw diamond accent

wire wrapped chain with raw diamond accent

sterling silver pendant and freshwater pearls

sterling silver pendant and freshwater pearls

sterling silver pendant with freshwater pearls and tourmaline (just realized Ive been spelling that wrong for some time now)

sterling silver pendant with freshwater pearls and tourmaline (just realized Ive been spelling that wrong for some time now)

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and Ive made some earrings! finally...

and Ive made some earrings! finally…

and Ive been working on a bunch of drawings… a peak into the sketch pile

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First Painting of the New Year and other things

Its been a while.

I finally finished a new painting after taking a mental health break for a couple weeks…. this will be for a friends band “Womb of the Desert Sun“… if you have a moment you should check them out… heaviness abounds.

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Also on February 28th there will be a launch party for J&P General- Art exchanges website and weekend collective. I will have some prints and original paintings included as well as some new jewelry..

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I have no idea why I cant make this bigger.

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These three are sterling silver with rough diamonds… I am very excited to be a part of it!

OH and I almost forgot… I finally made a bezel setting.

human tooth. its true.

human tooth. its true.

more things to come!

 

So long 2012

After a small break to deal with the holidays, some personal calamities, and some sort of cold/ flu death spawn that has invaded my face and lungs… I am more than ready to say goodbye to this past year. It was a weird one.

BUT Santa (or my amazing Aunt Debbie in this case) did come through and I found THIS under the tree

my very own torch

my very own torch

yes.

Also… I have a few new limited edition teeny prints available at Recreate now and will be up at my etsy shop tomorrow… They are small, printed on Rives BFK, affordable and easy to frame at 5×5″ and 5×7″… (signed and numbered)

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and If you’re cooler than me and stay up late enough to ring in the New Year, I hope y’all have a good one!

coming soon…

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new album cover

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!