Tuesday, May 27, 2008

i heart my blogger friends, including you.

i am in love with all of you who commented and share the parachute mems. REAlly we should all meet at Dolores Park with a Parachute someday soon, and then on to Kansas and Wyoming and all the lands that you may live. (I am particularly jealous of Geek + Nerd who was small enough to be in the middle of the chute! I was too tall, even then)

(edit- i started writing this before the weekend and lo and behold i went to my nephew nate's b-day party sunday and there was a parachute!!!!)

i feel like the image of the parachute is a good one right now with how i'm feeling about the blogger world. Supported by a community of people who are there to grow upwards. i'm feeling very full with is my love for my friends in general and specifically those initially made via the blogs.

i just updated my website's news page and realized so many of these adventures and collaborations were born from the here and now of blogger friends. I am so excited for all the new developments from here to 2009!

for example, lisa congdon and i are having a show in cleveland together in october! very exciting! i spent a recent saturday night with lisa c at an art auction with some other amazing artists. lisa's rad. we had a blast like always together + i won a dream bike! yep. more on that later.

kelly rae... what can i say about kelly? from the very beginning i knew this girl and i would be fast friends. here we are discussing the finer points of ahem...the bachelor. yep, we got sucked into the charisma of the english bachelor. her man john was the perfect bachelor... i mean husband, and plied us with food the entire time. let's just say there is a light about kelly that shines on and we are brimming with creative projects together. including our ITALY trip + her book!!!! which i happen to have a chapter in and you can pre-order it here signed with a print!

jenifer lake aka sprout and her mister. i love her and i love them. i had the best time the other weekend at the farmer's market and then spontaneously exploring the lone dirt road of the city. and then again this past weekend. pinky swearing here. one of her mister's famous wide shots here. we are both doing the renegade craft fair in july! wahoo!

animal pyramid

in shoppe news, i made a new sweet print. i am really excited about it and literally ran to show hugh when he came home from lunch. sometimes you have an idea and it works! i have been eager to try digitally coloring my work. i also love that it perfectly fits in my IKEA frame and matte too. yay!

pyramid print framed

hearts,
mati

11 comments:

Corey Moortgat said...

I love the pyramid! Especially love the detail of the lion's mane!

kelly rae said...

loving all the happiness in this post. i can see why you ran up to hugh - this print is my new favorite. totally adorable.

and like you, i am floored by the connections made thru blogging. it's feels a bit dorky, but so real and true, the friendships that are born. like ours. i heart my mati rose pal!!!

Alex aka Gypsy Girl said...

I echo Kelly's words... I love the joy you are radiating right now!!! We should definitely meet one of these days! :)

Geek+Nerd said...

Hey - great new print! And awww shucks, don't be too jealous of the parachute thing. I would trade you that for the show with Lisa C.! Super jealous of that! (In a totally loving bloggy friend way :)

Tiffany said...

You're in the sweet spot right now, aren't you? It really comes across in the blog and in those photos!

I wish you more brilliant, fun and positive days, my dear!

:^)

Tiff*

jenifer74 said...

sweetest print! love that sideways holding on lion :) so glad we have been able to hang out too; very much looking forward to future ones! xxx.

Wexfordgirl said...

Beautiful print! really sweet and quirky.

I hope you're doing great. We're doing Renegade too. I can't wait!
Love Annie

Swirly said...

SO excited about your show with Lisa!! xoxo

Jenn said...

i love this print - is it for sale? where is your stuff sold? my daughter is maddy rose!
-jenn

j. vorwaller said...

this print is amazing!!! i can suggest that you print lots of these darlin, i see a big demand for them... :D

(running to show hugh, YES!)

Carlo said...

Good Job! :)