My first set of chicken-themed place mats has been quite popular so I’ve created two more sets featuring hens and roosters that hang out at Bourbon, Dogs and Art. You can order them through the online store or if you’re in the neighborhood, stop by!
These are 12×16 indoor/outdoor place mats, perfect for picnic tables, wipe clean with a sponge. The images are stylized in a sort of Japanese woodcut manner.
Okay, granted I’m a bit slow. I missed Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and whatever Tuesday was and it’s already late Wednesday and there’s a full moon and the dogs are howling and what can I say. Call me old-fashioned but that’s what happens when you don’t start thinking about Christmas until after Halloween. Anyway, Linda, playing the role of my offshore sweatshop, has cranked out a bunch of new pillows featuring her artistry and my images and they will likely soon be on sale in the BDA Store (once I get them individually photographed) and for sure will be available at the Saxapahaw Holiday Market December 8 and 9. Check out the picture above. These pillows are like the world’s best Christmas candy, I kid you not.
I’ve already added several new sets of indoor/outdoor place mats to the store. The nice thing about the place mats is that they’re very easy and economical to mail as presents since they’re not fragile or heavy.
Here’s a set for folks who like my leaf and banner artwork:
And here’s a set for folks who share our interest with chickens and eggs:
I expect I’ll have more to post and say quite soon, but figured this stuff shouldn’t wait since the world is so stressed out about gifting right now.
And since I missed Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, let me hereby declare BOURBON, DOGS AND ART DECEMBER! Have a drink, buy some art and adopt a shelter dog. It doesn’t get any better than that. Really.
Excellent forecast for the weekend and the studio tour. Leaves are starting to turn. There’s beautiful early fall light so I had to stop preparing for a bit and photograph some of the banners. Yet again. Must have hundreds of shots of the banners. Luckily they always look different.
The yurt studio is turning back into the yurt gallery as it gets hung with new pieces surrounded by greatest hits.
And, in an acknowledgement of local culture and challenging economic times, this year I’m introducing the Bourbon, Dogs and Art Outlet Store, where art gets all over just about everything.
So hope y’all can come on by. And remember to wear sensible shoes.
Once again I’m having a fall Open Studio weekend as part of the Alamance Studio Tour. The dates are October 13-14, 2012, and hours are 10-5 Saturday, and 12-5 Sunday.
There’s some new banners up, and of course some new art in the yurt studio/gallery. I’ve started a new series of work that features multiple canvas prints, old wood with embedded text and beeswax that folks seem to be responding to postively.
And this year I’ve added the Bourbon, Dogs and Art Outlet Store with nice prices on posters, prints, pillows, cards and placemats.
And here’s the other thing. During previous tours it’s always been slow at the beginning of each day. That’s probably because I’m not located where you’d necessarily want to start the tour. So this year I’m giving away Woodland Banners posters to the first 10 visitors each day. My thinking is that if folks show up a bit earlier then I might not drink as much coffee and I won’t end up talking in such a manic candence by the end of the day. Seems worth a try.
Hope to see you!
Haven’t done any chicken updates for a while. Here’s a bunch of them at 27 weeks. (Not counting Wooster the Rooster who’s around three years old.) They all seem to be liberals committed to population control since they don’t seem to have any interest in laying eggs yet. They think their purpose is to eat and pose.