Category Archives: reTweets

Portlandia, Cheese Doodles & Robots

I am excited to announce that we started 2014 by launching our new online shop (www.artheadstudio.com/shop) which is now an integral part of the ArtHead Studio website.

On cold winter days in New England, when I have not been on snow removal duty, I have been in the studio creating lots of new things for the shop and preparing for my first big show of the year — the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore.

Here’s a sneak peek at what I am bringing to Baltimore!

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Who among us doesn’t love cheese doodles?
ArtHead Studio JunkHead

If you are a fan of Portlandia, as I am, all I can say is “Put a bird on it!”

ArtHead Studio JunkHeads

ArtHead Studio  JunkHead

New this year are JunkHeads in vintage boxes.  These can stand on their own or be hung on a wall. ArtHead Studio

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ArtHead Studio JunkHead

And of course we will bring a selection from The Odd World of the Littles.

ArtHead Studio Littles


And our booth wouldn’t be complete without several reTweets. I have finally embraced Twitter and invite you to follow

ArtHead Studio reTweet

For those of you who need moving parts how about one of these little guys who will be happy to stick his tongue at you anytime.

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So if you are near Baltimore next weekend, come see me in Booth 4217 at the Baltimore Convention Center.   

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We are Boston Strong

Along with the rest of Boston, we are relieved that the city is once again up and running after a week of pure chaos surrounding the Boston Marathon bombing. On Friday, CraftBoston was forced to close due to the citywide lockdown, but we were happy to see everyone who came out on Saturday and Sunday and want to thank everyone for your support.

Thank you to all the first responders who helped to bring our city back to order including our friend Timmy Hancock who is a member of the Special Ops SWAT team.

Boston Strong

Thanks to all first responders.

We encourage everyone to donate to The One Fund Boston to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
The One Fund Boston 2013
If you missed us last weekend and were hoping to see what’s new at ArtHead Studio you are in luck. We have filled our Etsy store with lots of new stuff including reTweets, reBuckles, MetalHeads, and JunkHeads.

We also have a ton of JunkYard Dogs lining up to be added to the store.

Bears With Matches

Today’s post is brought to you by the number 140.

When you say “9 out of 10 forest fires are caused by humans” all I hear is “there’s a bear out there who knows how to use matches.”

Bear with Matches

Each tweet is 140 characters or less and I try to ferret out the best of them and reinvent them as reTweets.  When I am at shows people often ask me where I get all my “crazy ideas”.  I explained the genesis of reTweets here.

reTweet | Bear With Matches

reTweet | Bear With Matches

If you have been jonesin’ for a reTweet you are in luck.  Today reTweets were added to our Etsy shop.  Coming soon…The Odd World of The Littles.

The Odd World of The LIttles | Funhouse © Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio (2012)

The Odd World of the LIttles | Funhouse

The Odd World of the Littles | Funhouse © Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio (2012)

The Odd World of the Littles | Funhouse

Keep your eye on our Etsy store for 11 new Littles to be posted in the next week.

Have you written or seen any great Tweets lately?  Any that would make a great reTweet?

Twitter Turns 6 and we are counting characters

140 characters to be exact (the maximum number of characters allowed in a Tweet.)   Twitter just turned 6.  Happy Birthday Twitter!  

Counting reTweets (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

Counting reTweets (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

As mentioned here, reTweets are something new this year.  I truly enjoy searching for the Tweets to use in the reTweets because every now and again I find a gem.  140 characters of cleverness and humor.  For example:

reTweet (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

reTweet (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

You can check out all the new reTweets on our Facebook page in the reTweets photo album.

If you get a chance to come to CraftBoston at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, come see us in Booth 240.  And if you are feeling lucky participate in CraftBoston’s 2012 Spring Raffle  — one of the ten pieces being raffled is from ArtHead Studio.  We mentioned it here and talked about the inspiration for The Odd World of The Littles.

Building An Idea (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

Building An Idea (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

The Odd World of the Littles album on Facebook has been updated with new pieces you will see at CraftBoston this weekend along with other new things you may need to get into your clutches.

JunkHead: Klutch (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

JunkHead: Klutch (©Deborah C. Kracht, ArtHead Studio 2012)

This is going on your permanent record

Yesterday I revealed my obsession with all things little.

Peddling up the paintbrush

Peddling up the paintbrush (© Deborah C. Kracht, 2011)

In addition to The Odd World of the Littles, 2012 brings with it another new body of work titled reTweets.

reTweet - Google Search

reTweet – Google Search (© Deborah C. Kracht, 2012)

reTweet - Google Search

reTweet – Google Search (© Deborah C. Kracht, 2012)

Last year the Library of Congress announced that it was going to archive all Tweets.  Yup, you read that right.  Remember when you were a child and you heard those familiar words “This is going on your permanent record.”?  Well it now appears that your 140 characters really are going to be on your permanent record.

I do not personally have a Twitter account, but was somewhat intrigued by the decision to save all Tweets.  Who cares that someone had a ham sandwich for lunch?  So many Tweets are useless drivel that, in my opinion, don’t warrant being archived.  I decided that there must be some gems in and amongst all the drivel.  As I began to search for interesting Tweets, I found that there are some really clever people out there.  People who were able to convey an idea with humor in 140 characters or less.  I wanted to archive clever Tweets in my own way.  And thus came reTweets.

reTweet - Rapture

reTweet – Rapture © Deborah C. Kracht, 2012

reTweet - Rapture

reTweet – Rapture © Deborah C. Kracht, 2012

Are you gonna Tweet about this post?