November 30, 2010
November 29, 2010
It's that time of year again ... for prints! Over 30 printmakers have sent us their beautiful works and we are thrilled to unveil them this Saturday night at our holiday party. Do join us for some live music, great nibbles and some incredible affordable art! A sneak peek from a few of the diverse work from some of the IPS3 artists above!
November 26, 2010
Think small businesses, the heart of most communities, working to preserve the "feel good" place your city center is known for. Think handmade. This movement has changed the way many people live in your neighborhood and the way people do business across the country and around the world. Support the green-ness of not having your presents travel from the far reaches of the world but from hands of an artist just around the block. Remember, we are all in this together. And did you know that artstream supports your efforts by giving back 15% until December 24th? Plus this weekend in our shop, we are throwing in free shipping in the USA and discounted shipping for worldwide! Mention this post in person or put poppytalk2010 in the checkout process! Happy Shopping!
November 24, 2010
Early this year I gathered three artists up for a group show to end this year. The result was a trio of women whose work I admire very much. The theme was chosen: Newness. Words flowed from that theme. Newness, shiny, tangle, holding, reflection, needle, white. The show will open with our holiday party on December 4th from 5-9 p.m. full of cheer, live music and some really amazing art in two shows - yes two! More on that on Friday ... have a lovely Thanksgiving if you are celebrating in our part of the woods.
November 19, 2010
So excited to have our table finished up by friend and sculptor Adam Pearson. He created this table top from old pine which he put together to make a new top from our old glass and steel coffee table. We are thrilled with the results and love it even more now!
November 16, 2010
November 15, 2010
Q:Tell us about your younger years relating to art ...
As a child I was in the indefinite mode of imagination and creativity.
Constantly drawing, painting, sculpting with clay, participating in the local
theater, I even had a knack for puppet shows! Art was a big part of my life in
all shapes and forms. My parents also made it a point to take me to museums,
plays, sign me up for classes involving the arts and really encourage that part
of my personality. I owe a lot to them for allowing me to pursue my passions
with no reservations.
Q:How did you decide to work full time on your art?
After college, where I received my Bachelor's degree in Fine Art
Photography, I had an abundance of prints from projects and my own experiments.
I decided to open up an online shop to try and clean house a bit. After I sold
my first piece, it was a mad addiction. Since that first sale, I have
transformed my images beyond the realm of 2D prints and created a large line of
functional art such as clocks, lamps, jewelry, cards, and other unique gifts
based exclusively on my Polaroids. The shop took off within just a few months
of opening and it's been on the steady uphill growth ever since. I still get a
rush with every sale, with every happy customer, with every crafty relationship
I get to form in this wonderful handmade life!
Q: What is the soundtrack playing behind your work?
My soundtrack is on constant shuffle. Throw in a little modern folk with
some old classics, a few dance-ables, a dash of 80s and 90s and that's a good
start! My music is easy to listen to, makes you feel good, and you always know
the words. I try to make my work reflect the same - easy to enjoy, fun,
colorful and dream-like with some hints to the old vintage classics we will
Q:What are your three favorite things in the world?
I don't know if I could sum it up in just three! But I would say the
people/animals I love, my music and my Polaroid camera equipment. I can't
imagine life being complete without them.
Q: What sort of advise would you give to someone starting out in your field?
Go with your gut. In this fast-paced digital world, I knew in my heart that
my place was with analogue photography. People think I'm crazy and if I had a
dime for everytime I heard "where on earth do you find the film?" or "it's so
expensive, I don't know how you can do it!" or "isn't there a Photoshop filter
that does that?" I would be a rich lady indeed. The thing is, there is nothing
quite like film out there. The way it captures light, the dreamy images, the
unexpected mistakes that become miracles, the anticipation, and the awe I always
feel of watching that image appear out of nowhere right in the palm of your hand
- waiting for what feels like ages for that old-school "instant" gratification.
It tries your patience, it pushes you to new limits, it makes you truly think
about what you're about to do. And most importantly, it still feels like
magic. I knew in my gut this is where I belonged and it's taken me farther than
I ever dreamed...and I know this is only the beginning.
November 11, 2010
A quick peek at some of the new smaller works of Molly Bosley which just came into the gallery today. Tiny and very affordable, these beauties pack a punch ... and are going up in the shop first thing in the morning - but don't wait, they won't last!
November 09, 2010
Wonderful NH Open Doors weekend + opening for Nostalgia. Lots of warm cider, wine and nibbles were consumed as well as new art pieces going home with nice patrons! We have new classes starting this week, so we are extra busy with everything around the gallery!