Hey everyone! So I have some updates, a rant, and prolly more ranting. First things first, we did our first live show in almost 2 years! It was thrilling! The Mountain Arts and Music Festival was a hit here in Huntsville Utah. Outdoors, fully vaccinated, fully stocked!
Next show for us will be Ogden Pride on August 1st, which we were invited too and are SO HONORED! Stocking up on those rainbow star tea towels for sure!
We will also be showing at Craft Lake City August 13th, 14th and 15th. Again we are so thrilled to be part of Utahs largest craft show.
We also ended our second ever Kickstarter, and were quite successful! I am so happy you all love the Snackasaurs as much as I do, and with MORE snackasaur enamel pins on the way I couldn't be happier. But Kickstarter isn't releasing the funds to me. For days I was trying to find out why, and no one would respond until i started a twitter campaign calling them out. Apparently my bank account isnt acceptable and neither is my husbands because thats not in my name... so what happens now? I guess I have to wait and see. Meanwhile I am still ordering out of pocket and shipping pins as they arrive to all the donors, then they will be available for sale! I am for sure done with kickstarter though, shady shady shady (and have a long history of anti woman campaigns being promoted)
Second rant, social media sucks. the end. Wait... Yeah we all know. Between the Amazon sellers stealing my art (over 100 vendors now woot), Kickstarter being shady, Instagram now being TikTock, TikTock being RACIST AF, and Facebook being a money pit, I'm... kind of over all of it. I'm tired of algorithms and trends and generally just exhausted. I have all but abandoned my UntidyVenus accounts because its demoralizing just trying to BE SEEN. And my sucess at live in person events shows people LIKE my stuff, but I'm not 25, I'm not skinny, or marketable, or whatever else is happening and so therefore not INTERESTING to the over consumption world. So I am going to stop fighting it. I'm am going to attept to just blog, and post when I want and when I can. So most likely this will become my pet project. Art, food, packing and styling tips because thats something that I have become interested in. Prolly some gear reviews too because I LOVE GEAR. So hope you all enjoy
Its been a long year! Well, two I guess. Since I last posted, we moved! From our small California apartment to a large Utah home, with room for my studio, Steve having an office (and work from home ability) and a place for Pickles and friends to roam! We adopted two new kitties last year, Cameron and Poe, adorable tortie twin who are very good girls. I havn't done as much water color, but I have started block printing again which is so freeing!
I'm hoping to use this space more, post more, do more. 2020 was a year of massive change, for just about everyone. I hope to move forward and be a stronger, and better person, artist and friend! That being said, As of this post I've started a patreon which will be linked under merch, with exclusives for those dedicated fans! I am also looking forward to making more unique and amazing merch, working on more virtual and live events as they come up, and being more interactive!
Last year was nuts, and I way over committed, in a good way if that's possible. We have some upcoming shows, and I'm super excited to get back out and meet the people! I will, as usual be showing at the UniqueCorns with the lovely and esteemed Katie Crumpton, and the voluptuous Steve from Everything I Learned from Movies.
February 23-24 TreasureFest We will be in the Art Bazaar! Come see us!
March 14 Art and Beer Night Its going to be a super fun night!
Im also excited to announce that I will have a new enamel pin shortly! Anyways, thank you all so much, can't wait to see what the new year brings!
Come on out and see myself, Steve from Everything I Learned From Movies and Katie Crumpton! We are traveling the California Bay Area a lot this season!!
April 6-8th we will be at the Silicon Valley Comic Con! (mention you saw this and get a free prize!!
April 14th from 6-9 pm The Broke Art Basel! 518 Valencia St, San Francisco, a free to attend $100 or less art showing featuring Katie and I's works!
April 28th and 29th TreasureFest! You wont believe the scale of this epic, high end bazaar! See us, as well as 400+ other vendors and more food trucks then you can shake a stick at!
May 18th-20th Maker Faire! We are lucky enough to attend for the first time! Come on out and see the marvelous and miraculous marvels!
May 26th and 27th Back at TreasureFest!
Cant wait to see you soon!
Oh boy oh boy is it about to get exciting around here! Teaming up with the lovely and talented Katie Crumpton, we will be showing at a whole slew of places as the UniqueCorns! Get it? like unicorns.. Any way, you can follow our newly launched joint instagram @ArtyUniqueCorns to see pictures of upcoming works to be released and where!
And be sure to mark your calender's with come awesome fun dates!
We will be at TreasureFest on Treasure Island San Francisco! The last weekend of every month its a party with free parking and only $5 to get in! (10am - 4pm)
March 24 & 25
April 28 & 29
May 26 & 27
June 23 & 24
July 28 & 29
August 25 & 26
September 29 & 30
October 27 & 28
November 24 & 25
Also we will be at Silicon Valley Comic Con! With special guest Stan Lee!! and a whole slew of awesome guests, We will be in the Artist Alley ANNEX, so hunt us down and see whats up!
And lastly, I will be part of a rare and beautiful show, Broke Art Basel in San Francisco April 14th from 6-9pm. all art will be under $100 and we have a wonderful collection of artists participating
We had a great Treasure Island Flea Market for September, and are ready for October! Do
you know what comes with October? Drawlloween! Inktober! All of my favorite drawing
Challenges! So be sure to check out the instagram @UntidyVenus. Also the Last of
Slothtember, and the final reveal!
With October approaching and the success of the podcast Everything I Learned from
Movies (Dont know about the podcast? Do you like bad movies and good beer? Check out this pet project with my lovely husband and I) I have been working on some fun movie
monsters who love kittens!
Check the store for new works! or come See myself and Katie Crumpton as UniqueCorns
at the next few shows!!
Jack of All Trades- Saturday October 13th at Jack London Square Oakland
Treasure Island Flea Market- Saturday and Sunday October 28-29 on Treasure Island
Looking for a Valentines Day gift or something to do with your sweetie? On February 11th myself and many other artisans and designers will be out at Jack London Square, from 11-5 for Jack of All Trades! Hang out on the waterfront eating delightful food truck meals and shopping local! Cant wait!
I have added a bunch of new Dog Designs to the online shop, so check that out NOW!
Also a new edition of the Coloring book is available. Thank you to everyone who supported the first edition, send me pictures of some of the work you have colored!!
Hey all! Sorry for the late post, and if your curios about more up to date updates, check out the facebook page facebook.com/untidyvenus .
I will be out with the UniqueCorns at the Treasure Island Flea Market for Small Business Saturday November 26th and 27th.
December 10th we will be out at the Jack of all Trades show in Oakland!
So the COLORING BOOK IS LIVE!! Started over a year ago my Prehistoric ABC's coloring book is available for Digital Download in the shop HERE
Hey all! Sorry for the delay, I was helping build, work and tear down the Hunger Games Traveling Exhibition! It was a fun, very cool thing to get to be part of, but back to the art! I have been working on some new things, including re-activating the shop and adding a whole BUNCH of Pocket art!
For those who don't know, Pocket art includes Artist Trading Cards, 3x3 inch art and pretty much a hole bunch of tiny original art. There are about to be a whole bunch of originals listened very soon at special prices!!
So first a shout out to Central Valley Con!! Such a fun and fantastic event! We had a great time and loved the costumes and the wonderful happy crowd! (shout out to the Scooby gang!! The guns were awesome)
This Friday and Sunday we will be out to launch the first weekend of the San Francisco Zoo Lights Event! Free to the public from 4pm to 8pm, come and see the giraffes, the crafts and of course cool lights!!
See you there!