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)…

I was tied up for a moment there.

My New Years Resolution will be to update this more often. Although maybe it shouldn’t be, because that pretty much guarantees I won’t do it. Theres been a lot of good and a lot of bad. Ill catch up by … Continue reading

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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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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disaster area

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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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…

 

 

 

 

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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Right Now

I have a twitch in my eyebrow that is starting to threaten my sanity as I write this. Gah.

The opening last weekend was great and I can’t thank everyone enough for coming. I had a blast…

My daughter realizing that she may have had one cupcake too many….

If you still haven’t been able to make it, it will be up for a little over a week more… (at Gallery Espresso, 234 Bull Street, Savannah: hours M-F 7:30am-10pm, Sat/Sun 8am-10pm) and if you have any questions about any particular pieces, please feel free to email me at KelleyHagemes@gmail.com, or ask one of the lovely ladies in charge over there…

in other news…

Im back in metal smithing class… which I am very fond of…

I’ve also been making more wire-wrappy, hand-stampy, tooth and bone kinda jewelry which should be up in my Etsy very soon…

I will also have a painting in Black Orchids halloween show next month which I’m working on now …

Halloween is my favorite…. well thats all for now….

oh wait…

For those of you that are giddy over your iphone 5 purchases today, you can now get iphone cases with a couple of my paintings on them… now on my society 6 page….

Coming soon

Where Ive been hiding.

Show to be hung August 31st and will be on display through September at Gallery Espresso in Savannah, GA… opening TBA (probably September 14th?, Hopefully with some sort of fancy cocktail concoction by the Mister?)

Lately

These will be available on my etsy soon… (silkscreen on french paper)

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and last but not least.. what has really been consuming me… the gutting and renovating of our new home!            (before and after kids room… still a ways to go…sigh)