Monday, April 28, 2008

Exciting news!

Ralph Nader was in Glens Falls on Saturday for a campaign fundraiser. I helped out planning the event and got a picture with him in front of my artwork, which is on display at Rock Hill Bakehouse!
Me and Ralph Nader IN FRONT OF MY ARTWORK AT ROCK HILL!!!!!!!!

Also, the Rusty Matcutter's monthly newsletter is out, and they've got a picture of my chainmaille jewelry in it, which is now for sale in their gift shop. Check it out!

MORE news! My artwork will be on display at Wallabee's Jazz Bar/Aimie's Dinner & A Movie for this Thursday Night's LGBT Meet & Greet, organized by Andrea Adams of The Bridge. It starts at 5:00 pm and is just a $5 cover charge at the door. It should be a colorful night! For more information, visit the website here. Here's the breakdown:

WHAT: LGBTQ "Meet & Greet"
WHERE: Wallabees Jazz Bar-Exchange Sreet (off Elm) Downtown GF
WHEN: Thursday, May 1st
TIMES: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
COST: $5.00 donation at door
Cash Bar Plus:
Plenty of free appetizers and side dishes, great music plus receive a Rainbow pin to wear!

Art Show!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I'm doing a giveaway! Free Esmerelda mix-tape bangle to the winner of this contest!

All you have to do is post this button somewhere on the internet - it can be in your blog, on a message board, your MySpace profile, upload it to Flickr, post it on your website, just make a link to it in the etsy fora - anywhere! Make sure it links back here! If you're worried about it looking like spam, you can offset that by actually browsing through my blog and letting your readers know a little bit about the blog, and my two etsy shops IvyTeakettle and Aephemera.

Copy this code and paste it somewhere:

Then comment on this entry with your email address and a link to wherever you posted the button, and I'll draw the winner from a hat on the first of May! Good luck!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Idiotic Idioms

Just a few quick announcements - I've moved the Idiotic Idioms blog from LiveJournal onto WordPress. Hop over to the new site and see if you can guess the answer to this week's cartoon!

Also, a couple reminders: The Shirt Factory Final Friday Open House is this Friday, April 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. Come up to the third floor and check out the studio! Also, Janet's bookmaking class is coming up this Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 AM! Register now - seats are extremely limited.

The show is up at Rock Hill Bakehouse Cafe at 19 Exchange Street in Glens Falls. It looks GREAT! Pictures to come. Swing by, grab a coffee, and peep the new art on the walls! Reception is May 15th 5:00 - 7:00 PM.

There's new stuff up on Ivy Teakettle! Then again, that's nothing new - I'm always updating the shop.

As always, see for more information...

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Rusty Matcutter & Muses' Gallery

I'm busy getting ready for my next show at Rock Hill Bakehouse. I'll be hanging it April 20th, and the reception is Thursday, May 15th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. But I want to share a tip with readers about hanging a show - There's a new frame shop in town!

The Rusty Matcutter & Muses' Gallery will be framing a bunch of art for me for this show, and I was really surprised to find that their framing prices came up to just about exactly what it would cost for me to frame something myself! I've been doing my own framing for the two years I've been showing my art, and while I certainly am proud of that fact, it's such a relief to leave the grunt work up to somebody else - especially when I'm not paying anything extra for it! These guys really appreciate the starving artists out there.

Another exciting thing about these guys is that they have a gallery. There's a Figures Show coming up Friday, April 18th from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm that coincides with shows going on in the Tom Myott Gallery and Dave Francis Studio - all located in The Shirt Factory, at the corner of Cooper and Lawrence Streets in Glens Falls, the same building that houses my studio.

Timeless Comfort, M.C. Huskie

What's even more exciting than the gallery at The Rusty Matcutter is the gift shop, and I'll tell you why - they're carrying my chainmaille jewelry and upcycled bracelets! In time for the May Open House, on Saturday, May 3rd, there will be a display of Ivy Teakettle jewelry. It's especially exciting because presently they are the only brick & mortar store carrying my items. Now you can go in, try things on, and see them in person - and while you're there, peruse the other neat goodies in the gift shop! You can always look in the Ivy Teakettle etsy shop to see what's new, as well - it's updated almost daily.

The Rusty Matcutter and Muses' Gallery is open:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Stop in and check them out!