Thursday, November 27, 2008

"Happy Thanksgiving" from Bucky and Nani in Pa'auilo, Big Island

"HAPPY THANKSGIVING" says Bucky the llama! His sister Nani also wishes you a wonderful Holiday! They are so grateful to be living up on the mountain on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island of Pa'auilo. They live where wild turkey flocks high tail it thru their pasture, baiting Copper to come for a chase. Bucky's a little shy, tho loves his carrots. Nani is just pure love!
Be sure to see their humans' amazing artwork at the Annual Thanksgiving Studio Sale in Volcano this weekend. It really is not to be missed. All of the galleries, and artist studios open their spaces for you to perouse and purchase all your hand made holiday gifts. Be sure to save some cash to treat your self to a trinket or two, to adornmen yourself and home!
Tell Zeke and Randy...and all the other artists I send my Aloha! Wish I could join you...tho cooking a bird and lamb for a gaggle here in Pacific Heights. Much aloha to all! Deb

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Car decals are so much more! Decorate garden pots... motto seems to come back to "no surface shall be left unadorned!" It exists...therefore it must be altered, or be made into an alter.

Here you find a simple...tho quite hideous planter, made fresh and anew with monstera and tribal gecko decals.

Keep thinking green...what can I make special? and who can I give it to?

I'm definitely into my "alter and purge" stage.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Gallery Postings...More dimensional projects with tropical rubber stamps
This is part of the new gallery Eric uploaded last week. He went around the workshop and photographed some of the projects that are on display. Stephanie Freeman, Sharon Diskin, Roberta Wax, Syndee Holt, Marie Segal, Erin Arguenta, Debbie West, Ira Ono, Zeke Israel, Mike Todd, Lilla Levine, Tammi Hitchcock, Margie Yasui, Suze Weinberg, Michele Ota, and other amazing creatives have contributed to our revolving "Gallery" located at 746 Ilaniwai Street, in the Kaka'ako neighborhood of Honolulu.
We're nestled amongst car repair places and small ware houses...lunch trucks, Korean "spas", and ever blooming plumeria trees! Blocks away from the beach, most people know the street, not it's name.
We have barely scratched the surface, archiving and uploading inspiring projects. Keep checking back...and PLEASE send us your Rubber Stamp Plantation Artwork & Projects!
You can either email them to us...or send us the real thing!

U da best!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Food to the right, fresh lava straight ahead...

On the Big Island for 5 days, I headed south to Kalapana with Zeke. We were on our way to buy goodies for our stores from a woman who imports from Indonesia. This is where we turned left. To the right of the sign was the lava flow that you can hike out to. After sunset you can see the red glow falling into the ocean.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

New Chanukah and Jewish stamps!

So our Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El, had their first Chanukah & Chaliday Craft Fair yesterday. The day was gorgeous with light trades...a perfect day for a Hawaiian craft Fair.
Hoping to get some Chanukah Cards made with the Menorah photo shoot collection (menorah on the seen in previous blog posts), I decided to pump out some Chanukah and "Jewish" stamps...This is a first for us...and we're taking requests for additional designs!
So here they are...
Enjoy, and be sure to get them in time for all your holiday needs!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Zeke takes off with Rubber Stamp Plantation stamps and raku!

I'm escaping to Zeke and Randy's place in Pauilo on the Hamakua Coast of the Big Island. It'll be my retreat for 5 days following the election.
Zeke is a talented potter who participates in the Volcano Open House Studio Sale...
All of the Galleries and Art Studios in Volcano open their doors Thanksgiving weekend for the most amazing progressive art sale. Artisans and crafters work all year readying for this event.
Zeke brought these prototypes as gifts when he stayed with us for a trade show in September.
I hope these will inspire you to play with stamps in your clay!
Palms waving aloha!