Thursday, July 16, 2009

lotsa news

1) renegade craft fair + new necklaces!!!
i'm sitting in my office surrounded by boxes of all my renegade goods! i embarrassingly greeted the delivery person twice in my bathrobe this morning. so yes, all bay area folks please come to renegade craft fair this weekend at fort mason! you will not be disappointed, i promise. i'll be at booth 6th in the front with a hot pink table cloth, so you really can't miss me if you try ;) please stop by and say hello!

new ones for renegade!

in particular, the"true love" collab necklaces are freaking GORGEOUS! i really want them all for myself. we will be making more batches and listing them in my shoppe, so do not fear people if you are swooning over them like i am and they run out. in kristen's words~
i oxidized all of the wire to give it an aged appearance. the beads are all semi-precious stones, high quality Czech glass and vintage. all are 18" long. the solder is lead-free and waxed (hence the shine). something clicked when i soldered this time and i figured out a way to thicken it up which is why they look even more amazing than usual!!

2) models, yo! somerset life magazine
yes we are
more news and excitement that i meant to report on yesterday is that while kelly was visiting from seattle she mentioned that the article she wrote featuring our photos (as in we were models, a first!) was rumored to be on stands! we dashed over to the closest large bookstore and sure enough there it was! this is us laughing hysterically in the aisle like highschool (of course to intensify the funniness of the moment, the photo was taken by a local bartender hipster i recognized from the mission). it was hilarious and i'm sure we caused a little scene! not to mention that my dear husband hugh's cover illustration for 7x7 was magazines away! it was quite a moment. then we went and bought spanx, yep. how's that for supermodel?

the photos were taken by talented denise andrade and it's available on news-stands as well as on-line. it's beautifully written. congrats denise + kelly! not to mention kristen since it features our necklaces too :)

inside somerset life

3) registration for an artful journey is now open!!
i was writing to my friend heather who was asking if the class was going to be intimidating and it got me really excited about teaching the class. here's my response:
The class is going to be really fun and not at all intimidating. We'll be making a coffee table book from a vintage book filled with watercolor paper that we'll be able to experiment with. We'll be playing. i want to emphasize that... it will be very free and exploratory and we'll have 3 whole days to deepen into our creative space. I'm teaching it with my dear friend Kelly who is also really and nurturing, so no worries on that front.

4) sweet interview + press:
i was interviewed by the talented stephanie levy on her blog "artists who blog". there are some terrific interviews on her blog. a real treat to participate!

also i just saw today that i was written up on cookie magazine's blog today! yay! that's one of my favorites.

alright, thanks for all your support in my art and for reading!

and an especially big thanks to my interns jenny and caitlin for all your help this week prepping for renegade. i couldn't have done it (well not with so much fun) with out you.



Andi said...

Looove the necklaces, especially the elephant one! Congrats on all of the exciting and awesome news. I'm sure you'll be celebrating for a while!!! :)

Anna-Marie Still said...

What a fabulous post! I'm looking forward to "playing" with you and KRR at An Artful Journey - sooo looking forward to it! Oh, and if you "happen" to "forget" the pink necklace at home instead of bringing it to renegade, and "happen" put in your luggage that you bring with you to An Artful Adventure, I promise to give her a warm happy chest to rest on always! :)

the camp said...

i love seeing all your good news,
because you are so deserving. i will never forget when you came up to me at squam. that meant the world to me. if you have any baubles that don't sell, please email me. i want really really bad. they are gorgeous.

have fun at the fair.

ale said...

hola mti rose!!
lm from buenos aires and l just discover your blog in artist whos¨s wonderfull what you do!!l like your art very very much!!can l recomend your blog in my new... blog as inspiration?
well thanks very much sorry of my english...and l will continue following you!!is really beautifull!!your blog! HASTA PRONTO !! ale

Susannah said...

OMG i want that first necklace on the left sooooo bad!!

tiffany said...

Super fun stuff! My mom and I are signed up for the workshop. We can't wait!

Nathalie said...

Oh please tell me how I can reserve one! I've been waiting for so long that you make new ones, they are so beautiful (I could have them all, but I like the one with the elephant ;)).
Thank you for them!

Anne said...

Hi, Mati Rose!

I've admired your work for some time now, and I'm so glad that I got to meet you at the Renegade Craft Fair earlier today. (My friend and I were the ones wearing the peachy pink shirts that matched your tablecloth.) I love my new print and I can't wait to get a frame for it so I can hang it up on my wall for all to see!

Connie said...

Now I understand why you seem so familiar to me!!!...I just needed time to catch up! DuH!! I recently read that great article about you and the wonderful Kelly Rae---what a beautiful friendship you two have. Congratulations on all the exciting things happening in your life!!

Peace & Love.

violette said...

Oh your necklaces are gorgeous Mati! I love them! Also i saw the article with you and Kelly Rae.....wonderful! Congrats!

Love, Violette