I love this time of year - the week between Christmas and New Year's. It gives me a chance to clean my studio and workshop before I start working on new creations for 2010. There is something so optimistic about a newly cleaned work area. It seems like the possibilities for creativity are endless - kind of like looking a blank sheet of paper. The dust is all removed, the workbench is freshly papered, newly purchased paints are still sealed...I kind of hate to mess it all up again :(
Oh well, ya gotta break a few eggs to make a cake...or rather, ya gotta spill some paint and make some mess to make a Chicken Lips!
Happy New Year everyone!
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I just wanted to tell each and every one of you how much I have appreciated your support and friendship this year! Chicken Lips exists because of the amazing fans and collectors that continue to support my art and help fuel my creativity.
Next week I plan to clean my workshop and studio - the mad rush in getting ready for the last show has left everything looking like a battle zone! Once I get everything cleaned up and back in it's place, I'll start creating new pieces. Just wait until you see what I have in store for 2010!
Have a wonderful holiday and best wishes for a happy, prosperous and healthy 2010!
Friday, December 11, 2009
It's that time again...time for a new update on Spookytime Jingles. The site updates at midnight on the 13th. And this month I'm offering FREE shipping anywhere in the US (lower 48). My sales have been so great these last few weeks (thank you EVERYONE!) that I will not be offering any new Halloween items this month, but I will be offering two new Christmas creations. Stop by Saturday at Midnight to get first chance at mine and the other wonderful artist on Spookytime Jingles.
Posted by Chicken Lips at 2:28 PM
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
In appreciation to all my fans and collectors, I'm having my first ever Chicken Lips Holiday Sale! Purchase anything from my ETSY shop before Dec. 31st, and the shipping is FREE to anywhere in the US (lower 48). But hurry - they're already going fast!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Despite the lackluster economy, the Harvest Festival was a HUGE success for me! In fact, I had the best sales of ANY show I've ever worked! I'm still coming down off the excitement and high!
I can't even begin to tell you what a thrill it was to receive such wonderful praise and compliments for those who stopped by my booth! The comment I most often heard was... "your work just makes me smile!" As an artist, a comment like that is true validation. It is important for me to know that my art is connecting with an audience. Online sales are wonderful and are a great indicator that I'm doing something right, but there is nothing like seeing firsthand the reaction that my art evokes.
I'm so happy to be able to share my vision through my creations and am so thankful for the wonderful friends and collectors that keep coming back for more.
Thanks to all of you!!!
Posted by Chicken Lips at 5:16 PM
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I cannot believe how FAST this year has gone by! It's already December - and that means it's time for the Harvest Festival. This is the big, 3 day show that I've been frantically working towards for the last 6 months!
If you are in the So. Cal area, come on down to the Harvest Festival this weekend, Dec 4-6. There are hundreds of artists from across the United States represented at the show. There's lots of food, entertainment, and of course...Chicken Lips!
I've got LOTS of new Holiday items made exclusively for the show; angels, snowmen, Santas, and much more! But get there early, for the best selection. Last year, I almost sold out by the 3rd day of the show!
I've had a lot of requests from customers to restock my ETSY shop. I'm so sorry that it has been so depleted for so long! What with the efforts of building enough stock for the Harvest Festival and getting knocked down by the nasty Swine flu, I just haven't had a chance to "restock the shelves." I promise that next week I will be posting some new items and having a Christmas Sale! Be sure to check back here for details.