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#365AnnieDoodles Week 5: Buy Your Fave(s) From the Series!

Big news! Big news! You--yes you!--can now own your favorite Annie Doodle. We've loaded the entire set (so far) online, and will keep updating as the year goes on. Each of these unique works of art will be offered in a (very!) limited edition of 20 prints. Get 'em while you can! 

Yo, Annie! Give us a little story from this week's creative output (which included nice boys, taking chances, and Alabama dresses). 

When I drew the Dala horse I wanted to him to say something in Swedish, so I looked up some phrases like "How much does this cost?" and "Where are your bathrooms?"--stuff you’d need on vacation--and the last one was: "My hovercraft is full of eels." I did a little research and found out it was from a Monty Python sketch about a badly translated hungarian phrasebook. 

Perfect. And now: Let's see dat art!  

Doodle 29. Down the rabbit hole. (I know it's a hare but down the hare hole didn't sound right.) #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 31. One month DONE! #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 32. Acrylic and white Signo pen (simply the best white pen ever made)! #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 34. A little bear wearing a dress made out of Alabama. #365anniedoodles

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February 05, 2016 by Jordan Kushins

Friday Fish List: What We Loved This Week, 2/5/2016

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Lookit our gal Orlie! She's been experimenting with all kinds of hues this week and coming up with some incredible combos. 

Eric's finishing up a busy week with a very chill Friday afernoon: A bit of sun, a bit of chat, a bit of Billie Holiday radio, a bit of watercoloring...

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Both Eric and Annie are stoked about attending Snake, a new by Linda Fahey at the ever-awesome Rare Device. Opening tonight! Goooo check it out!

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 And now: Some things we lurve...


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I am really enjoying making silly and rude wall-hangings in my ceramics class. Nothing makes me giggle like a pretty little plaque with "arse" stamped 

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Eric

This weekend is going to be beautiful - sunny and warm and February.  Total reminder of why I live in California.  And I plan to be hanging out here, in the back yard of the studio, with friends and visitors and cool pours of beers.  Around this California table - which I built with my friend Bob a few years back.  It comfortably seats 20 folks.  Come over and enjoy a cold one with us.

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Jill

Here's a fun Valentine's event for you and your sweetie: The Book Arts and Special Collections Center presents the 5th Annual Valentine Broadside printing event onSaturday, February 6th at the SF Main Library.  Experience letterpress printing on the Library's 1909 Albion handpress and take home a unique keepsake for your sweetheart.  All are welcome to this free event on February 6th, from 2 to 4pm in the SF History Center on the 6th Floor of the Main Library.

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Jordan

It's easy to get caught up in how much San Francisco is changing--because wow, it really is--but there are some places that are like: Hey! There is still SO MUCH history is still standing in this city! Look around, why dontcha! Have y'all ever been to the Haas-Lilienthal House? This grand old Victorian was built in 1886, and is currently in the middle of a renovation process that is fine tuning the beaut, both inside and out. The first stage was just completed, and it's so cool; thanks to an architectural conservator who excavated through nearly 15 layers of paint, the building's original color--a gorgeous green--was deduced and reapplied, while craftsmen fixed wear and deterioration along the way. Stepping through the front door is like traveling back in time, truly. It's available for tours, and totally worth a visit. 

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Orlie

This week we had some fun with color. Check out these crazy Golden Boys

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February 05, 2016 by Jordan Kushins

Annie's Universe of Love Cards

OoooOOoOOoooOoooooOoOOohhhh. Using watercolors, ink, and a teensy bit of shimmer, Annie concocted a way to create an incredible cosmic effect for this series of Valentine's Day cards. A Universe of Love, indeed! Check out her process: 

These beauts are one-of-a-kind and *only* available in the studio. Pop by before the holiday to get yours! 

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February 01, 2016 by Jordan Kushins

#365AnnieDoodles Week 4: Star Stuff, Boxing Gloves, and Wrestling Meemaws

January is nearly dunzo, folks, which means our gal Galvin has finished her first month of #365AnnieDoodles. Don't forget, you can follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and stay tuned for weekly updates here on the blog!

Let's check in and see how she's doing, shall we? 

Annie! One month in! How goes??

Let's see... This week I started several of my doodles not knowing where they were going to go. For #27, I drew the ship and couldn’t figure out what else to put in there. When I decided on a shark-type-monster-thing coming up to eat it, that made me laugh. People seemed to really respond to it!

I also really like the variety I’m getting. This week I used watercolor and ink, acrylic, collage with vintage magazines--even glitter in #26. 

And your personal fave from the last seven days?

I’m going to say #24--the grandma. I loved giving a mask and some gloves to an elegant lady showing off her knitwear in a 1960s magazine. She had no idea... 

And now: On to the art! 

Doodle 22. Here's a secret, anytime I do a girl with boxing gloves, it means I've messed up the hands. #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 24. Grandma quit wrestling to spend more time with me. Collage and paint on paper. #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 25. We are all made of star stuff. #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 26. I will take the dark part of your heart into my heart. #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 27. Salty ship snack. #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 28. Dang girl! #365anniedoodles

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January 29, 2016 by Jordan Kushins

Friday Fish List: What We Loved This Week, 1/29/2016

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Check out those two cool kids! Look familiar? Oh yes: That is Eric; and that is Annie. What a dynamic duo. 

This week we're stoked to go see this new show by our pals at The Little Lodge--you can't go wrong with original art + beer!--and working to fill up our walls with new work, since so much of our stuff went to happy homes in our sale last weekend.

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Here's hoping you've got some plans that make you happy this fine Friday. And now: The Fish List. 


Annie

I'm loving The What, my friend Gina's new venture with her partner Amy. There is no one whose recommendations I trust more than this duo. They've put together a simple, beautifully designed, weekly list with the goal of "becoming the love boat amidst your sea of email." Sign up here, and check out their FB page here

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Eric

I had a recent knee injury that sucked, but brought out the goodness in many of people. On top of meals being delivered, and company being given, our friend Gina--whom you just met in Annie's blurb above--gifted an unexpected treat for my feet; she said these Hoka shoes really helped with her recovery from a similar knee injury, and she very kindly bought me a pair. Now: I can't take them off. I feel better. I walk better. Highly recommended. She and Amy over at The What really know what's what. 

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Orlie

Any LCD Soundsystem fans out there? Well, they definitely made a huge impact on my playlists over the years. Dance Yrself Clean and Someone Great were favorites. So of course, I was pretty excited to hear they were doing an impromptu tour/album release after breaking up a few years ago. A good friend shared their official charming and self deprecating announcement of their plans for the new year and it’s worth a read.
My favorite line: “this isn’t a victory lap or anything, which wouldn’t be of much interest to us. this is just the bus full of substitute teachers back from their coffee break with new music and the same weird gear—or as much of it as we still have...and rambling around trying to be louder than everyone else."
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Jordan

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh. Stanislaus Imports! Stanislaus Imports! Despite its brightly painted facade, it's easy to miss this *incredible* craft shop tucked away under the freeway on 13th Street (at Folsom) in SF--because that's exactly what I've done in the two years I've been living around the corner. Completely biked on by with no idea that inside was a veritable goldmine of absolutely random--and impressively inexpensive--art supplies and bric-a-brac. To be clear: Not the place for "high-end," "well-organized," stuff. The place looks a bit like the basement of a creative enthusiast who has been hoarding--er, "collecting"--over the years (er, decades...). There is a lot to take in, but wow, it's everything from paintbrushes to vintage ceramic baubles to pottery tools to... oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh, the list goes on and on. I spent $13 and walked out with a bagful of goodies. HIGHLY recommended for anyone with a keen appreciation of strange, offbeat treasures. 

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January 29, 2016 by Jordan Kushins

Get Chummy With the Fishes: Annie Galvin

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Last year was a biggie for us, with lots of growth and a few new faces here at the studio. Now it's time to introduce the gang and... Get Chummy with the Fishes! First up is a woman you know and love; say hello to the one and only Annie Galvin, folks!


If you pop by our studio in the Outer Sunset, you'll see original 3 Fish Annie Galvin's work all over the walls--her I Love You California bears, 49 Mile Scenic Drive gulls, and one-of-a-kind paintings, clever cards, ceramics, and collages are everywhere--but you might not see Annie herself. She's here almost all the time, but her creative happy place is upstairs from the shop, at a strategically cluttered table overlooking our backyard, surrounded by her artistic tools and supplies. When she hangs with the gang downstairs, her wickedly silly sense of humor (and inexplicable infatuation with tiny novelty rubber hands) gives everyone the giggles. 

This year she's doing a brand new series, #365AnnieDoodles, with all kinds of fun stuff in all kinds of fun mediums... Every! Single! Day! Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and here on the blog

Let's get to know this irrepressible Irish gal, shall we?

Hi Annie! What’s your role at 3 Fish Studios:

I’m one of the founders, along with my husband, Eric Rewitzer. We started 3 Fish Studios because we both love to paint and make things and were getting tired of working corporate jobs. Now it’s been ten years and it’s working out great! I spend a lot of time upstairs at the studio, painting, doing collage, and experimenting with new creative techniques. I like to say I manage the business too, but truthfully Eric does that (and he’s better at it than me).

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Eric and Annie at their first ArtSpan Open Studios, in their Richmond District garage. 

What brought you to San Francisco:

I moved here from Ireland when I was 23. I had a couple of older relatives in the US, but I only knew one woman my own age; she lived in San Francisco so I thought: I’ll go there! I’ve been here ever since, and I love it. So it’s just luck and good fortune that brought me here, to the most amazing place in the world.

Pie or cake:

I would say pie, for sure. I like rhubarb and strawberry.

Current favorite spot in the city:

I love Andytown. The baked goods are amazing and the coffee is amazing and we love the owners. Whenever Eric and I start our morning over there we’re all set up for the day and it’s great. I’m also going to say the Ortega Library as I’m obsessed with library books.

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Current favorite spot (anywhere) outside the city:

We spent two weeks last year in my dad’s hometown of Dingle, in County Kerry on the west of Ireland.  I have loads of family there, so it’s a combo of being in a beautiful place and sitting around the table with beer or wine or tea with everyone and telling stories.

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Medium of choice:

I’m having fun playing with watercolor and ink right now. They’re very versatile and I love the effects I get, but it takes a lot of practice.

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Best soundtrack for being creative:

I love listening to the Bob Moses Pandora station—really melodic dance music that I love to paint and zone out to. I also paint a lot while listening to podcasts. My top three would Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo, NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour (NPR), and Limetown.

When I’m not at the studio, I’m most likely…:

I’m catching up with friends over coffee or wine; playing with clay in my ceramics class; or taking a walk along the beautiful beach that’s only two blocks away from our house.

A favorite object you own:

One of my favorite things is an umbrella that, when opened, looks like a circus tent. I saw it in a catalog years ago when I was away on my bachelorette weekend in Tahoe; I promptly fell in love with it, and ordered it immediately.

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An artist you admire:

Mary Blair. I love her quirky sensibility and all the work she did, and was so excited about the exhibition she had fairly recently in SF at the Walt Disney Family Museum.

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January 28, 2016 by Jordan Kushins
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Friday Fish List: What We Loved This Week, 1/22/2016

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Have you heard--we're having a Really Big Sale! Happening NOW! In-store and online, we've got steals and deals for yas all weekend long. 

In other news, Annie and Orlie are making magic daily with their their series--#365AnnieDoodles and #365orliegrams--and the studio's been bustling with general goings-ons and all kinds of good stuff. 

Here's a few things that we dug this week! 


Orlie

This week Annie gave me some tips on how she makes her incredible galactic heart cards. Each one has bursts of teal and pink with flecks of silver and white which make them feel like you’re really peeking into outer space. I was interested in trying the process myself so I drew some kittens (of course) on our scrap printmaking paper. 

It’s much tougher than I expected. If the image has too much water on the surface you risk breaking through your lines when you ink and if there isn’t enough water the dark ink might absorb immediately into the paper rather than moving around to create those galactic lights and darks. 
Now that I have figured out that perfect balance, I can’t wait to make more of these!
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Jill

Looking for an interesting day trip somewhere full of history and authenticity?  Try South San Francisco on for size.  Why, you ask? well…..

Stroll through the city’s charming 100 year old downtown along a three block stretch of Grand Ave and you will find a melting pot of locals with not a hipster in site. Georgian style City Hall at 400 Grand Ave was built in 1920 and is a replica of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  It is right next to the neoclassical Grand Avenue Library built by Andrew Carnegie in 1916.
Getting hungry? For an old school vibe, hit up Bertolucci’s, an SSF landmark since 1928 for some Italian food, then grab a pineapple upside-down cake at Galli’s Sanitary Bakery (open since 1909) or a home made Mexican paleta at Pepito's--the Puddle of the Frogs--Ice Cream. Have a few dollars left in your pocket? Hit the scrappy St. Vincent De Paul Society thrift shop where you never know what you may find and you won’t pay much for it.
To get to SSF, take the Grand Ave exit off 101 and head west, or take a 5 minute taxi ride from SSF BART. Have fun! 
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Jordan

Have y'all watched Detectorists yet? Ohhh oh oh I love it. I freaking love it. It's a British series about two guys who take their metal detectors out into the fields in their small, fictional Essex town searching for Saxon treasure. It's wonderful and sweet and funny and you should check it out (streaming on Netflix, heyo!). Bonus: The theme song by Johnny Flynn is folksy and wonderful. I've listened to it maaaybe a million or so times in the last week alone. Swoon.


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January 22, 2016 by Jordan Kushins

#365AnnieDoodles Week Three: Sexy Gulls, Bad Puns, and Pink Llamas

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We're nearly a month into this year and Annie's going gangbusters with her Doodle a Day series (named, appropriately, #365AnnieDoodles). All of the originals are kept in a bright red box in her studio; yesterday we laid a selection out together and dang--what a collection!

Annie! How goes?? 

I’m really enjoying it! And I'm not freaking out, because just doing it has given me momentum.

Last week you mentioned experimenting with different materials. How's that coming along?

I already feel myself playing into different areas. I was doing some collage stuff today; I think I might use some of my clay doodles, too; and I want to do a little exploration carving linoleum plates and doing some printmaking because... why not! Maybe that would be interesting to have a totally different medium pop up in the middle of everything.

Are you planning out your pieces, or just riffing on what ideas come to you?

When I sit down and just let my mind think, I’ll come up with something like the big pink llama of love. (I have a very weird mind.) I haven’t had to jot down notes but maybe that’s something I’ll resort to as time goes on. But I just decided today I’m going to collage ext week, so I went through my box of paper ephemera and thought of some pieces I could make when it comes to it.

Have you found that these one-offs have influenced your work outside this series?

Sometimes a small doodle I do will encourage me to do a big version, which becomes something that I love a lot.

Any faves from this week? 

The gull is my favorite because it makes me laugh every time I look at it.

Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and stay tuned for weekly updates here on the blog! And without further ado, say hey to some brand new doodles. 

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Doodle 15. Back to the girls! #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 16. It's the perfect day for a big pink llama of love! #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 18. Her tattoos gave her away. #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 19. Haters gon' hate! Vintage magazine and paint on board. #365anniedoodles

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Doodle 21. Some of us are looking at the stars. #365anniedoodles

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January 22, 2016 by Jordan Kushins

20% Off (Almost) Everything in Our Studio This Weekend, January 22nd, 23rd, and 24th!

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We are gearing up for a huge studio sale this weekend. Seriously.


At Our Outer Sunset Studio

All Existing Stock is 20% Off!

That's everything by Annie and Eric on the walls--including the *big* framed prints and original paintings--plus digital prints and 3 Fish ephemera. We'll be at the shop with coffee, tea, and other refreshments for visitors. We will be open from10am to 6pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Can't Make it to San Francisco? Shop Online!

All archival prints are 20% off!

That's everything from our collection of digital prints--all sizes, with work from both Eric and Annie. Use the code NEWYEAR at checkout. 

We will even include free shipping to all addresses in the USA.  Sale starts now and goes to end of day Sunday.


Pop by--we'd love to see you!


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January 20, 2016 by Jordan Kushins

Friday Fish List: What We Loved This Week, 1/15/2015

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Heyo, happy Friday! What's up, weekend peeps? How's the new year treatin' yas? We're ramping up with some fun new projects at the studio, including #365AnnieDoodles, Annie's new doodle a day project (there she is hard at work, above). Orlie's got one going on as well--it's #365orliegrams over on Instagram. Get inspired! 

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Without further ado: Our fave bits and bobs from the week...


Eric

Stormtrooper socks!

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Annie

I recently bought a set of new watercolor inks by Dr. PH Martin, and I am loving playing with them and trying new stuff. January is always a fun time for me to explore new materials and techniques and see if there's any creative classes I can take. 

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Jill

Wondering what to do with winter beets?

Norwegian Beet Salad

Peel and shred one beet, one carrot and one Apple.

Add:
*1 cup chopped nuts (like walnuts)
*Half cup shredded dried coconut (sweet or unsweetened)
*2 tbs lemon juice
*1 tbs fresh minced ginger
*1 Tbs toasted sesame oil
*Some chopped parsley
*Salt.

Mix together and enjoy this crisp, delicious winter treat. 

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Jordan


A few weeks ago--after Christmas but just before the new year--I was driving back to SF from southern California with some pals. We stopped in Pismo Beach for a bite and wandered by a lovely little quilt shop; I collect scraps and trinkets and thought I might find a treasure inside. I was right! They had a bolt of fabric featuring the most wonderful little festive scene, illustrated by someone named Tammis Keefe. I bought two panels then did a little research, and this woman was incredible! She worked at Disney, was art director of Arts and Architecture for a bit, and made a fantastic--like, really fantastic, and really vast--collection. Here's a wonderful post for more on her fascinating life and work. Swoon.

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January 15, 2016 by Jordan Kushins