Spring has arrived in New England and so it must be time for CraftBoston Spring at the Cyclorama in the South End. Lots of new work is coming to this show. The latest piece out of the studio is Krazy Kat.
I found these two Krazy Kat teacups at a flea market and loved the graphics. A little research and I learned all about Krazy Kat.
The Krazy Kat comic strip focuses on the curious relationship between a guileless, carefree, simple-minded cat named Krazy of indeterminate gender and a grumpy mouse named Ignatz. Krazy nurses an unrequited love for the mouse, but Ignatz despises Krazy and constantly schemes to throw bricks at Krazy’s head. Krazy interprets this as a sign of Ignatz’s affection.
Also coming to CraftBoston:
If you are in Boston’s South End this weekend, drop by Booth 511 at CraftBoston Spring and say hi.
If you can’t make it to the show we have loaded up the online shop with all the latest work. Check it out at www.artheadstudio.com/shop
Holiday season is in full swing! Activity in the studio has been at an all time high preparing for two upcoming shows and opening night receptions.
The Society of Arts and Crafts is doing something new this year at the opening reception for CraftBoston Holiday to be held at the Hynes Convention Center on Thursday, December 4 from 6-9 PM.
Holidays and Highballs is the opening night event where you will select a handmade tumbler from an array of styles and materials to use and take home at the end of the evening. You are then invited to stop by the CraftBoston Bar to fill your new piece with a retro-inspired highball cocktail. Sip, schmooze, and shop to the sounds of classic 45s as you preview the newest and finest contemporary craft by over 175 artists.
And here’s the part about being in two places at one time… The opening night reception for the Foundry Artists Annual Holiday show is also Thursday, December 4 from 5-9 PM.
There will be refreshments and live holiday music from John Juxo and Otis Read.
Once again they will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Rhode Island Food Bank, so bring a can or two and share the holiday spirit!
Start making your holiday shopping list and be sure to stop by both CraftBoston Holiday and the Foundry Artists Holiday Show to support artists and buy handmade.
Seems like fall has come early this year…the leaves are already starting to turn. We are sad to say goodbye to summer, but look forward to a beautiful fall. The cooler weather opens the fall show season for us, starting with the Paradise City show in Northampton, MA the weekend of October 11-13.
And as soon as we are done with that show we make our way to Northport, Alabama for the Kentuck Festival of the Arts on October 18-19. Treat yourself to extra amenities as a Patron of the 2014 Kentuck Festival of the Arts. Details about becoming a patron can be found at www.kentuck.org/festival_patron.html.
I am honored that the folks at Kentuck chose to use one of my JunkHeads in the patron pamphlet.
And now it’s back to the studio to continue to make things to bring to these shows. We look forward to seeing you at Paradise or Kentuck.
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!
Who among us doesn’t love cheese doodles?
If you are a fan of Portlandia, as I am, all I can say is “Put a bird on it!”
New this year are JunkHeads in vintage boxes. These can stand on their own or be hung on a wall.
And of course we will bring a selection from The Odd World of the Littles.
And our booth wouldn’t be complete without several reTweets. I have finally embraced Twitter and invite you to follow
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.
So if you are near Baltimore next weekend, come see me in Booth 4217 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
As we finish up our year of shows this weekend in Providence, RI at The Foundry Artists Holiday Show, we would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You and Happy Holidays to all of you.
2013 krÄko Holiday Card | “Paint The Town”
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This weekend we were in Salisbury, MA for the Vintage Bazaar at Pettingill Farm. Knowing that we would have space behind our tent, we decided to take Penny Pingleton along for the ride. It was her first art/craft show. She was extremely social, making friends with many of the people at the show.
After greeting all the people that passed by, Penny realized that being an artist and going to shows is really hard work.
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.
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.
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.