Wednesday, November 30, 2011

casa sugar tour

We were very lucky to have Elka Karl from Casa Sugar, and her lovely family by earlier in the month for a fun dinner, and a house and studio tour, which you can see here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday

I think I got bit by the Cyber Monday many things to buy, so little time!
I really love the rug by Ekra and skateboard tops by board games, above (not sure if they are on sale, but I am off to check right now)!

And don't forget, everything in my shop is still 15% off with the code TASTESHAPPY15, through the end of today in case you're interested...

Kai is one upping me with a 20% off sale in his shop
oh, and check out his new website, I am jealous!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving & Black Friday

Happy almost Thanksgiving! I am trying to get as much work done as I can in the next couple hours, before it's time to start cooking. This Thanksgiving we are sticking to the classics...with one minor adulteration: garlic, sweet potato mashed potatoes.

Is anyone making anything fun or unsusual?
What are your thoughts on pumpkin vs. pecan pie?

Above are photos of the new set of 5 postcards available in my shop.
For a Black Friday promotion, all orders of fifty dollars or more will come with a set, and you can use the coupon code TASTESHAPPY15 until Monday the 28th on all orders.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

facebook party time!

I finally got my Facebook page up and running, to check it out click here.

I will start posting fun things next week. Like Black Friday/Cyber Monday-ish, special kinds of things!

ps- Did you wear your Friday socks last night? I sure didn't when I fell asleep watching An Idiot Abroad (a really great show, not to be fallen asleep to) at ten thirty.

friday socks by Drywell

Friday, November 18, 2011

in progress

I am making good progress on my (now) ten holiday commissions, and have a chance to work on some of my own work which is fun! Above are a couple photos from the studio.

(The poorly lit painting on the far wall in the first photo is by the awesome artist Britt Hermann)

Last month Etsy made some monumental changes, which have caused a serious decrease in sales for myself and many of my buddies...bummer! So, it seems it is time to branch out a little, and my first step is to start a Facebook page for my artwork, (I know I am way behind the times) in hopes of reaching a wider audience.

Apparently the decision is much simpler than the reality. Either that, or I am a total moron...probably a little of both. After almost six hours wasted yesterday and today, and a lot of anxiety, I found myself with a normal Facebook page in addition to my art page, and ended up deactivating both because Facebook would not let me deactivate the normal page solely, and now I can't start a new art page because both of my email addresses are linked to the deactivated pages. I guess I have to create a new email account now??!!

I am tempted to give up, but I hate to let Facebook defeat me.

Sorry for complaining. I need a vacation from the internet.

Have a happy weekend.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

hello, awesome deal

This simply gorgeous, perfect holiday dress by Fleet Collection is only $48...for a handmade dress??!!! Wow.

Sorry electric bill...I think you can wait a couple more weeks.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

green group

While I procrastinate a little longer, and extend my lunch break (I just ate some delicious 79 cent duck flavored ramen) here are a few of my favorite things:
1. vintage pearl ring from jean jean vintage
2. vintage cabin blanket from CAST & CREW
3. Oakmoss Blend Botanical Soap by Oakmoss
4. Autumnal Tank by ACCRA ACCRA

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

new painting

Run Away, 18 x 24 inches, acrylic on wood panel. Available here.

a couple house photos

We had lovely house guests over the weekend, motivating us to finally finish decorating. Here are a couple photos of the living room, with our new rug/last purchase (West Elm via Ebay) and a corner of the bathroom with Kai's abalone painting. Kai made the coffee table, and dining room table, which you can see a little corner of in the second photo.

Things are starting to come together, and our house feels a bit more like a house! Plus it has been totally freezing, and we can't get the heater to work so we have been having fires in the stove, which really makes things feel nice and cozy.