Friday, May 02, 2008

Silicon Valley Open Studios 2008

new work

After work each day I've been going to my studio in Redwood City to work on new prints. The annual SVOS is fast approaching (tomorrow & Sunday!) and I don't feel as ready as I would have liked to by this time. But I'm still looking forward to it. I placed my first Moo card order and love how they turned out. I really wanted to order greeting cards on watercolor paper from WHCC, but I ran out of time. I'll have those ready in June for my new Etsy shop (me jumping in the air - woohoo!) More on that to come.

At my last show in December, I had a couple of visitors ask me how to frame my prints. Can they just go to the store and buy a frame? Well my original prints are not in the typical ready made frame sizes. So in the future, I am going to consider cutting down the paper to a ready made size, and for reproduction prints, for sure.

Last night, I went to a local frame shop and bought a few frames. I then took some of my existing prints and cut down the paper just a bit to make them fit. I'll display these at the show, to give people an idea of how they can look in their home. You know the saying, 'the cobbler's son has no shoes'? I don't have anything of mine framed in my own home (silly I know), so I was excited to see them this way. Also I'm a little surprised but I am really liking white frames. Boy I'm really rambling on aren't I! Must be that Dominican coffee I brought home.

One more exciting thing is that Mr. Jay Watson has made some really gorgeous large prints of some of his newest work, because he will be participating in Open Studios too! He's borrowing space from another artist in our studio, who is out of town.

We'll be there from 11am - 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. If you're local, come on by! (Click on the above studio link for map). My Mom is baking her famous chocolate chip cookies again.

I'll post photos of the event next week! xoxo


Ana said...

we're hoping to drop by to see your latest work!

and I am wanting to hear the scoop on your Etsy shop!! woo hoo!

Jessica said...

I can hardly wait to see your Moo cards. And I feel downright giddy at the little scrap of my paper in one of your prints -- oh the honor!

sulu-design said...

I hope you and Jay enjoy the open studios - wishing you both lots of success.
I think the frames are a great idea - taking that step (which can be expensive and a pain in general) out of the hands of the buyer makes it so much easier for one to consider purchasing art.

sulu-design said...

After publishing my comment, I realized that the frames were for display or suggestion purpose only, right? Have you considered selling your work in the frames?

Toni said...

Love that fourth frame, where to find one?? Your work is fun and I love reading your blog!

Jamie Watson said...

Thanks everyone! Toni, I got those frames at Aaron Brothers. sulu-design, I had not considered selling work in frames, but I will now. Yes framing can be so expensive! And (for me) one of those tasks to keep putting off. I like hearing this feedback. Thank you very much.

Ana said...

It was great to see you, Jay, Jessica and Jaden! What a great day of "J's" for me! :)

I love your moo cards and can't wait to have enough photos to order a stash! You are always inspiring me! Thank you!