Thursday, May 31, 2007

wall panels

As promised, here are images of the wall panels. You can view the full set of images here. I realized that the problem with making graphic work is that when you photograph it, it just looks, well, graphic. Next week I'm going to try to photograph the panels in a room, with other objects, so they actually look real.

In case anyone is interested, the panels are for sale. Each is 12" x 12" and made from powder-coated steel. They are available in three patterns in three colors - wine, raspberry, and brown. Each panel is $450 and you can email me at meauman(at)yahoo(dot)com to order.

black, white, and green

Yesterday, I went shopping in search of a cute, summer dress, and discovered these two skirts with the most amazing patterns. (Sadly, the skirts didn't make it home with me.) I'm loving the black, white, and green combo. It makes me happy, especially because I've ordered black and green powders for the next batch of wall panels.

And it just occurred to me that I have yet to post pics of the first batch of wall panels. I promise to work on that ASAP. (And this time I mean it!)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

double drop

I sold out of the double drop earring last weekend, but no worries, more are on the way. I'm even making a few single pairs and some pendants. Hopefully, I'll have lots of great stuff for Art Star.

(And if you can't make it to Art Star, I promise lots more stuff will go in my shop afterwards.)

Monday, May 28, 2007

one down

I'm back (not that I really went anywhere) from my long weekend at the Patriot-News Artsfest. The show didn't go quite as well as I had hoped. The positives: I got a lot of compliments on my work and my display, the new fine silver on steel earrings were very popular, and I generated some interest in my work for future shows. The negatives: Crazy wind and thunderstorms, and my aesthetic didn't really gel with the rest of the show.

I'm looking forward to Art Star next weekend, where I can introduce my work to a new audience and hopefully meet some really cool people. (And speaking of really cool people, be sure to check out the Art Star artist list to preview everyone who will be there.)

Friday, May 25, 2007

patriot-news artsfest

Be sure to stop by and say hello this weekend at the Patriot-News Artsfest in Riverfront Park in Harrisburg! (booth #266)

Saturday 10-7
Sunday 12-7
Monday 10-5

See you there!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

extra-large and small

It's been over a week since my last post, but the end of the semester and the start of the summer craft show season (Patriot-News Artsfest is this weekend!) have left me with little time. But I did manage to make some new fine silver on steel earrings in a variety of sizes. Plus, my new intern, Rebecca, starts today! I'm hoping that leads to a more productive summer.

Monday, May 14, 2007

please stand by

No, I'm not just copying Juliet's post. I'm on the stand-by list for the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Usually, being wait-listed is cause for disappointment, but I almost feel ok about it this time. Perhaps its because, in spite of my current disillusionment with the craft show world, its still nice to hear "you don't completely suck" from a well-respected show.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

still time

There's still time to shop the TU Metals & Jewelry Club Spring Sale. We'll be in the Center for the Arts today, Friday, and Saturday.

Above: fine silver on steel rings

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

lilacs + credit

I didn't make it into the studio until 2 PM today, but for good reason. I stopped by my bank this morning, and will now by able to accept credit cards at my shows. That's right, if you stop by my booth, you can now pay with cash, check, VISA, Mastercard, or Discover.

PS. How much do you love lilacs? They are certainly one of my favorite flowers.

Monday, May 7, 2007

spring sale!

Tomorrow is the start of the Metals & Jewelry Club Spring Sale. Jewelry by Towson University students, faculty, and alumni + baked goods. We're around campus all week, so stop by, say hello, and shop! And be sure to donate your left-over art supplies to benefit Art With a Heart.

Sunday, May 6, 2007


I've been bouncing back and forth between sculpture and production jewelry to get ready for summer shows. Right now its a new long and skinny pillow and some fine silver on steel rings. Just as long as the silver holds out.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

cinco de mayo

I've finished the first batch of wall panels (4 each of 3 designs), but am waiting to post full pictures until after I powder-coat them next week. I'm really happy with how well they've turned out, and will definitely be making more.

I must admit, for all my complaining about the temp in my studio all winter, I'm very happy its in the garage, not the basement. It means I sort of get to experience this gorgeous weather we've been having. (If only through my studio window.)

Happy Cinco de Mayo. I'll be the girl holed up in her studio, so have a margarita for me!

Friday, May 4, 2007

good, good, great

I finally ordered new postcards from overnight prints. I'm trying to do a PA family and friends mailing for all my upcoming shows. (Note: If you'd like to be added to my mailing list, send an email to meauman(at)yahoo(dot)com.) And speaking of upcoming shows, I will be at the Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show on August 18 & 19. Its a local show for me, but last year attracted artists Donna D'Aquino and Lisa Cimino, so I feel good about participating.

And more good news, I'm having a two-person show at the Rosewood Gallery (outside of Dayton, Ohio). And, it overlaps with my two-person show at MWPAI. Great. Commence panicking. I will not be sleeping from now until February 2008. If you know anyone who would like to volunteer their time working on labor-intensive sculpture, send them my way.