Hello wonderful friends and fans!
Annie and Eric returned to the studio last week and brought all that Hawaii rain with them, but that didn't stop us from being productive.
Last week was the grand opening of the new Rare Device, which features an entire wall of 3 Fish art and a store full of glorious artistic and creative goodies for the home. The event was a lot of fun, and the new store is getting a lot of love from friends and fans alike. Annie's new colorful California bear is front and center in our display, and Eric has some work in the front window. It's pretty exciting!
Both Annie and Eric have been working on brand-new pieces, and the shop is full of surprises. Annie brought back at least 20 works on paper from Hawaii, including several Rainy Day Bears, a fitting epilogue to the stormy paradise vacation. We also added a new print to the shop based on one of Annie's new original paintings--but this time we're trying something new. We love the colors (and we still love California), so what do you think of the iconic image of the bear and the state all by itself?
Eric has been carving all week; remember that linocut of the Bay Bridge we were excited to see him get started? It's turning out to be quite a dedication to intimate details, but it's coming along, and we think it's going to look pretty sweet in two colors when it's done.
Forget Godzilla--robots attack!
This week we secured a spot for the upcoming Bay Area Maker Faire, happening May 19 and 20 in San Mateo. We had a lot of fun there last year, and it's a great opportunity to get out of the city and commune with the creative and curious. Mark your calendars!
We're also really looking forward to Dogpatch Spring Open Studios on March 31st and April 1st, and while it's no secret that we always want our friends and fans to stop by and say hello and to see how we work, we'll be joined by a great group of artists in the neighborhood who will open their doors to the public as well. We feel fortunate to participate in such an awesome artistic community, and the weekend-long event is a unique peek into how neighborhood artists create and share their work. So come and explore the historic Dogpatch area and see whats shaking next Saturday and Sunday.
See you there!