Please note the NEW blog address: http://ripperarts.com/blog
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I now can say that my art is on display! We hung my first pieces in Johnson City, TN, at the new Mi Si Bella Salon. Hanging my art in a location such as this benefits both of us. I get exposure, and possibly a sale or two, and Krista gets free art for her walls. Mi Si Bella's web site is not yet up, but if you are a Facebooker, check her fan page out here. Below are some photos of the installation. Michael and Quinn came along. Truth be known, Michael did all of the manual labor.
I now am listing the photographs on Etsy. I will be adding a new one daily, today I added "What Lies Beneath" both the print and the wood block wall hanging. I just love all of these photos hung together... the grouping looks so very cool! <--Okay, surely I could have come up with a better adjective than that, oh well. Quinn likes the photos...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Some posts left by friends on Jake's Facebook page:
- have fun playing football with the angels:)
- you were a great guy and still are hope you having a good time with Jesus
- You're the man. Have a good time kickin it with Jesus. I'll see u again one day. Love you man
- jake u were a great guy and a great leader..we will miss u man
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
We were featured in a GORGEOUS treasury created by Sumiko Shop: "I love these colors"
We are featured in a fun Facebook Fans of Etsy Team Treasury as well by gloria of Lucky Ladybug Designs:
We (or I should say "I" meaning Talina) curated this final chakra color treasury in violet: "The Many Colors of..."
I've already got my next treasury laid out... "Summer Sounds" so stay tuned.
Lucky Ladybug Designs: Watch Out ~ There's a New Team In Town!!
Facebook Fans on Etsy Street Team! We are official! I am a charter member and so excited to be a part of the team! Check out our team leader's blog for more history and information!
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Saturday, August 15, 2009
Oh, and by the way, I missed the main Treasury opening... My "old" list wasn't expired, and you can only have one list at a time. I tried to delete it, but not soon enough, apparently. Oh well... Tomorrow...
The Treasury I am in by PunkyJane of Etsy:
The one I never posted:
Wait, no! Don't tell me! I never got a screen shot! Hmmm. Surely I can find it somewhere... Anyone else get a screen shot?
Friday, August 14, 2009
I'd like to take a moment to post a quick thank you to Theresa of Studio 618. She featured a gorgeous maple cutting board that we have for sale in our Etsy shop. Take a look at Theresa's Etsy shop and her blog.
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Defense rules at Big Eight Conference Jamboree
Kingsport Times-News Online
My son, Seth catches an amazing pass from Aaron St. Clair. Seth is in the local newspaper (that is him catching the ball in the end zone for a touchdown in the photo). SSHS has a great write up. Clint Phillips also had a great showing of his football skills. Go Rebels!
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Then she came back and purchased this cherry board (one of my favorites) today:
Tomorrow Michael is headed to Mast General Store in Boone, NC tomorrow to set up and sell his cutting boards. Stop by and say, "Hi!" or go to our Etsy shop and take some time to browse around.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This is what we did after the festival... Walked around. Took pictures. Played air guitar. Saw three deer grazing. Posed for pictures. Watched the sunset.
See more photos on our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/talinaripper/
Monday, August 10, 2009
We are still at Snowshoe as I type this. We are meeting some new friends Erin and Chuck Ball for lunch. See his work at http://www.infinitrekarts.com/ We had a poor show here at the Food, Wine and Jazz Festival. It makes me rethink the "one show a month" idea that Michael and I had. With expenses such as the show fee, our drive up, and our stay, our income from the show has us breaking even, barely... Well, not really if you consider our time invested in preparation and being away from the studio/gallery. I am trying to be positive and look at it as a free family weekend getaway.
This show, after the Blue Plum in July, reinforces the thought that when mixing food, drink, and music, the outcome for the artist (financially) is poor. Are people attending these festivals really looking to spend their money on art? That question alone makes me think that we need to focus on ART Festivals. Those shows that focus on art. We need to work on getting into juried shows next year. We have some promising shows for the fall. Creeping toward the holiday season and gift buying, sales can only get better, right?
Here are show pictures:
Saturday, August 8, 2009
We are going to Snowshoe, WV for the weekend. Actually, this post is scheduled for Saturday, where we will be showing Michael's cutting boards at their Food, Wine & Jazz Festival! We are looking to the weekend, as it is a getaway of sorts. Quinn and Aaron will be going with us. I look forward to some tranquil time in the mountains and sun by the pool. I will post some of my own pictures when we get back. Hope you are having a good weekend too!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Bad Business Ideas
this is an interesting blog post that I wanted to pass on. Funny, cause we are headed to an "art festival" this weekend. I don't know that it will be a waste of our time, like this blogger puts it. I at least hope not. I do like the author's take on social networking, blogging, getting to know your potential customers. Interesting!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Red chakra color meanings:
The first, the root and base chakra. Just like the core of Mother Earth, it pulses and swells with bright crimson radiant heat. That red is a clear sign of visceral, primitive power. It's the sparking place for big blasts of raw creation. When you see red, consider a sonic boom of powerful action propelling you forward. Consider this the spark of action. Make this hot red heat the seat of your physical, spiritual, emotional birth. This is the hot coal of your perception, and it's a great fuel-maker for whatever you want to start cooking.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
“My customers inspire me to create books that both of us love. Making something beautiful that will be cherished and loved is very rewarding for me. I love working with paper, collecting paper, coordinating papers, touching paper... and so on! Selling my books gives me an excuse to buy more paper!” says Beth about her work.From the EtsyTwitter Team blog. I had not seen this seller before. She does amazing work. This is my favorite product. It was hard to choose. See for yourself! Visit Beth's Etsy shop UberArt and find your favorite.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I am very honored to be a part of such a gorgeous treasury! Rachel from Get Ready, Set, Go curated a Treasury West today and featured one of my crochet choker necklaces. The title of the Treasury is "5 Kids around a Tree." See the picture below. Click, comment and share the Etsy love!
Oh, and Rachel has a pretty awesome blog too. Check it out!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I hope you aren't getting tired of my Treasury Posts! I am truly addicted. I love curating! It is an art in itself! Since moving, we have been looking for storage ideas. That is how this Treasury Came about. Titled "Everything Has Its Place" take a look! Click, comment, and share the Etsy love!
The Treasury above is Artists Upfront by Vicki Diane! This is such a fun idea, featuring the artists behind the art. Please, check it out, click, comment, share the Etsy love! Thank you Vicki!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
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