Designer Con 2019….

Dcon 2019 is fast approaching. We are in booth 843 again, with the talented Mr. Mars Studios. Working hard to bring the color. Here are some behind the scenes pictures of the toys in the works…

Unicorn Pittie Raffle

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If you know me, you know I am all about helping rescue dogs. Usually, it is the boxer breed. But today, we are helping out our friends at Finding a Best Friend Rescue out of the Stockton, California area. They are trying to raise money to purchase a new transport van for their animals. The only vehicle they had ended up dying, so they’ve been using a lot of money sine then renting vehicles to transport animals.

So this one of kind Unicorn Pittie is being raffled off to help them. It is the only one and will not be made again or available for purchase. To get a raffle ticket and join the fun, head to our square shop:

https://squareup.com/store/5149-and-1-slash-2-art/item/unicorn-pittie

Boxer Update

We are updating the Etsy shop with some new boxer dog paintings. Tomorrow, Labor day at noon PST. Here is a preview of some going in.

The custom option is also up and available. I’m only taking on a small amount of commissions so get your holiday orders in sooner rather than later.

Some Toy Projects and Vacation

I’ve been digging through the studio vault and pulling out old projects in those wee hours of the morning when the Intern is sleeping (but I’m wide awake). Not sure if they will join the new batch of Unicorn Pitties headed to Designer Con 2019.

My plan is to finish out my 2019 commitments of shows, commissions, etc and of course, taking care of Management and the Intern. And then try to take a breath before deciding on what 2020 will bring for the company.

For now though, a little vacation is in order. I’ll try to share pictures from the trip but moms can only do so much sometimes…;)

Honey Mickey mouse

A customized Funko Pop Mickey Mouse I’ve been working on bit by bit in the middle of the night between feedings….

This vinyl Mickey Mouse is covered in a yellow honey glaze with black swirls. Splashes of oranges, yellows, aquas and pinks dance amongst gold honeycomb and metal bees.
The eyes are dotted with unique flower broaches. The nose an Amber colored crystal, with iridescent crystal buttons on the pants.
In one hand, a glass bottle of honey. In the other, a wooden ‘hive’. Wire work of gold, Amber and honey beads and bee charms dance across him.
He comes on a black and gold honeycomb pattern wooden stand.
One off original that cannot be duplicated.
Size wise 4.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 5 inches tall

He is in the shop now

Some 12×16 canvas sheets…

Trying to just exercise my creativity a bit when I have a moment here and there. Cleanse the pallet so to speak with these canvas sheet paintings.

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I’m having a hard time finding inspiration, desire, time, you name it, to paint. I’m exhausted mentally and physically. But painting has always been my release so it’s hard to give up or even take a break.

“Swallowing The Last Embrace” 12×16

 

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“Swallowing The Last Embrace” 12×16 on wood panel (not for sale)

This one took me a while to finish. Partly because I can only paint right now around 3am between feedings. And partly because I’m exhausted. Physically, mentally and emotionally I just couldn’t find the desire to sit down and let my heart work to paint this moment.

It is getting harder and harder for me to paint. What use to be my cathartic release has turned into a painful activity. I’ve been seriously mulling over the idea of quitting or retiring, however you say giving up as an artist. When I look at this painting finished, I don’t know the answer.