Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Times running out for Christmas Shipping!



If you want a Cotton Monster by Christmas (and are in the US) place your order by this Thursday Dec. 19th at 9am EST!!! An extra incentive for all you last minute shoppers (I'm one of 'em too!) use the coupon code MISFITS2013 when checking out in the ETSY SHOP to get $5 off your order! Wahoo!!


Friday, December 13, 2013

HOLIDAY HEAP!! Saturday Dec. 14th in Baltimore!




Holiday Heap is finally here!!! 
More info on Charm City Craft Mafia's site HERE! 
We will be at table # 40 in the BACK SMALL ROOM!  
Don't miss the Cotton Monsters! 

@ St. John's Church
2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
10am-5pm


Wednesday, December 04, 2013

HANMADE ARCADE! Dec. 7th in Pittsburgh!

This Saturday, December 7th will be my very first time participating in Pittsburgh's famous Handmade Arcade craft fair and I'm oh so excited (and honestly a little overwhelmed!) I'll be stationed at booth #90 (HERE is a map of the layout) incase you want to speed-walk directly to my booth upon your arrival at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center!



Pittsburgh, you are cat people right?? I hope so, 'cause I've been spending this week re-stocking my popular block-printed Cat Nip toys (a perfect and amazingly affordable gift for all the kitty lovers in your life!) as well as my Mini Kitties in PJ's (and Naked Bunnies wearing socks, AND Monsters of all shapes and sizes!) Just for YOU! Here are some progress shots!





Saturday, November 30, 2013

BAZAART! TODAY, Saturday November 30th!





This is where you'll find me and a ton of Cotton Monster friends today! 


Friday, November 22, 2013

Winter Shop Update!







Loaded the shop with a ton of new monsters, bunnies, and kitties yesterday! 
Check them out HERE! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Holiday Craft Fair Season is almost here!

Making a list? Checking it twice? 
Mark your calendars for these awesome craft fairs where 
you'll find the Cotton Monsters this holiday season!
For more info on each fair just click the photos or links! 
BALTIMORE < MD
Saturday November 30th 10am-5pm 
(with a "first dibs preview party" Friday Nov. 29th 5:30-8:30)



PITTSBURGH < PA
Saturday December 7th 11am-7pm 
(early bird shopping available!) 



BALTIMORE < MD
Saturday December 14th 10am-5pm 
(early bird shopping available w/ticket @ 9am)



Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

PLUSH YOU!




Here are my two pieces for this year's Plush You show! 
Check them out/take them home at:

PLUSH YOU! @ Schmancy 
1932 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Opening Reception: Friday, October 11 5-9pm 




Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Shop Notice!



Hey All! Just a note, I need to skip town for a bit, so all orders placed between now and october 8th will ship out upon my return October 10th! If there's a monster or kitty you want to snag, go for it! Just know it won't ship out in my normal speed of light turn-around time!

Also Baltimoreans, mark your calendars, my next craft show will be BAZAART! @ the American Visionary Art Museum, Saturday November 30th from 10am-5pm. More info on that upon my return! 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Etsy shop update!!







Just added a ton of new work into the Cotton Monster Shop!!  
Enjoy!





Wednesday, September 04, 2013

CO-LAB(ORATION): NANOTECTURE @ School 33 opens this Friday!


The past few months I've been taking a break from monsters to concentrate on a site-specific collaborative installation at School 33 Art Center in the Federal Hill, Baltimore. School 33 received a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to fund new renovations and art spaces throughout the interior and exterior of the building along with new collaborative works to bring together artists from a variety of disciplines. I was paired with sculptor Jonathan Latiano to create an installation in the building's back stairwell that once housed a telephone booth. Though our work and techniques are quite different, I think we managed to create something unique and cohesive that likely wouldn't have existed without out our joining forces!

The show opens this Friday September 6th, from 6-9pm (1427 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 P: 443.263.4350) but will be on view during regular gallery hours for an entire year. If you happen to be in the Federal Hill neighborhood, please stop in and take a peek! It involves both movement and light that are hard to capture in photos, but I hope to be sharing shots of the finished piece sometime after the opening! The image above was a progress shot used for the postcard, just a teeny portion of the masses of soft units I sewed and stuffed for the project!

Summer Camp Revisited









Summer has flown by so fast and I've been neglecting the internet! Hello again!
Here are a few shots from my arts and crafts summer program that ended weeks ago. Luckily I had some amazing kiddos who were game to take on all the yarn crafts I know, along with sewing, painting, print-making and puppetry! We made this earth hand puppet stage (with moving eyes and mouth!) with a shadow puppet screen behind it. All the kids at camp had a hand in making it come together and it ended up being all about healthy eating/recycling/earth-loving good stuff! 

Monday, July 08, 2013

Sofia Design Week 2013



I was asked long ago to ship a Cotton Monster all the way to Bulgaria for a kid-centered exhibition called "Playroom" as part of the largest design event in the Balkans, Sofia Design Week. What a lovely honor to be among such fantastic makers from Bulgaria and all over the world! There are more pictures of the exhibit and event (a very hands-on affair in the kid's section!) HERE.

If you happened to discover Cotton Monster at this exhibit, well then, Dobre Doshal! Welcome! 


Monday, July 01, 2013

Summer Shop Update!


These new Cotton Monsters and sooooo many more, now in the shop!
And a few other goodies for sale as well: 


New Summer in the City Patch Set! 
Crabs, Oriole Birds, Rats, Fish, Cats and Cicadas, Oh my! 



AND Catnip toys for the kitty lovers out there! 

Happy Summer everyone! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Little Golden Years







I'm pleased as punch to be included in this fabulous group show curated by the amazing Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane. All the artists were asked to choose a Little Golden Book to use as inspiration for their pieces! Mine was one I remember well from childhood, The Bunny Book, illustrated by Richard Scarry. In it, a little baby bunny's family guesses what he will be when he grows up, but the baby dreams only of being a daddy rabbit with lots of his own bunnies to care for! Its amazing how illustrations can stick with you so vividly over time...

My two pieces (pictured above) and all the other artist's works, are available for sale NOW on Bear & Bird's website or at the gallery! Opening Reception @ Bear and Bird in Lauderhill, FL Friday June 28th from 7-10pm.





Friday, June 14, 2013

Pile of Craft is almost here!




Can't believe its almost time for Baltimore's best spring craft show!
Time sure is a flyin'! 
Find Cotton Monster at table #6 in the big room with a bunch of new 
monsters, patches and other goodies!

PILE OF CRAFT
Saturday June 22
2640 St. Paul St.
Baltimore MD 21218
10am-5pm
Click Here for more info 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New stock now in the shop!




Just updated the SHOP with a bunch of new beasties..including these guys above!


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

OUT OF ORDER: Fri. April 5th @ MAP





I made a new sculpture for Maryland Art Place's annual benefit Silent Art Auction! The final piece pictured at top is called Squalleye (item #149 if you are keeping track!) and will be available for folks to bid on at this Friday's fancy pants event! And though its a sculpture, not a head dress, I couldn't help but try it on before finishing it up! The gallery opened up all day/night yesterday for folks to install their work salon-style all over the walls, and by 10am when I arrived there were already well over a hundred pieces hung! For more info on the Out of Order event, click here