6 News, Glorious News!

I have some exciting news to announce! The Director of Exhibitions at the Philadelphia International Airport saw my show at Cafe Estelle last week and immediately offered me the opportunity to show a selection of similar work at Terminal B in the airport from May through November 2010.

Eva Wylie's previous exhibition at Terminal B
Randy Bolton's previous exhibition at Terminal B

The exhibition will basically be an expansion of my "say hello to my little friends" show, with many more new items included and an installation element as well. This will by far be my biggest show to date, so I am definitely looking forward to it.

In other happy critter news, I am officially a partner of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals! All members of the PSPCA will receive a 10% discount on any item in my Etsy shop after presenting a valid 2009 membership card. Pretty sweet deal, if I do say so myself! I'll get a fancy schmancy "PSPCA Partner" window cling and everything! Once I create a logo, my information will be up at the PSPCA membership page.

I've been trying to get my work in a lot more retail shops, both online and out there in the real world. For those New Yorkers who frequent the Chelsea area, keep an eye out at Nest Interiors NY, where they will soon be selling prints of my entire "say hello to my little friends" series. Also, be sure to stop by Shana Logic by the end of the month, where my fine art prints will be for sale in the company of some incredibly talented artists. Wallets and passport cases featuring my illustrations are now available at the Tinymeat shop, so be sure to check those out as well!

I'd also like to mention that my main squeeze, the lovely Miss Laura Kicey, will be exploring Iceland this summer and is currently accepting sponsors for her trip. In return for donating $30, $50 or $100 toward her trip (or any other amount of their choice), the sponsor will receive a 8x12, 11x17 or 16x20 photo of their choice (depending on the amount spent) from her Icelandic adventures. She is an amazing talent and I can't wait to see the result of her long journey to the land o' not-so-icy-ice. I know what I'll be doing with my birthday money (I'm crossing my fingers that she'll find a field of obnoxiously cute Icelandic horses).

true north, photo by Laura Kicey



1 Weekend Update!

Thanks to the lovely Andrea of Fly for the sweet write-up on her blog! It was so nice to finally meet her at my show opening, along with many others who I had never spoken with in person prior to that evening. Also, thank you to Design Milk for featuring my work last week! I was incredibly flattered to see my work gracing their fabulous blog.

Here are a few more shots from my show opening, courtesy of Melanie!

Dresses with pockets=one of my favorite things in the world. Another one of my favorite things in the world? My bald-headed brother

Melanie & I!

In other artsy news, my wallet and passport case designs have been printed and will soon be available at the Tinymeat shop! They're ridiculously bright & perfect for sunshiny Spring weather!

Be sure to keep an eye out for cute new pocket mirrors and buttons at my Etsy shop within the next week or so! Also, prints and buttons are available of all of my critters at my solo show, "say hello to my little friends," which will be on display at Cafe Estelle through April.


3 the opening of "say hello to my little friends"!!

Thanks to everyone who came out and spread the word about my opening reception on Friday at Cafe Estelle! The show was a success, with over 80 people coming out to say hello to my little friends. City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly and Daily Candy showed me some lovin' last week with their kind previews of my show. I am so grateful to have had so many amazing people who were there to support me. I've already come close to running out of buttons and prints, which I so didn't expect! Time to play catch-up this week!

Thanks to the lovely Laura Kicey for taking these photos!