“Mind Over Matter” by Brendan Monroe
A very special variant of Eugene Kaik’s “Rising Hawk and Chick” print is now available through Gallery 1988. This limited edition of 25 includes the signatures of Keisuke Hoashi and Suzy Nakamura, the voice actors of Hawk and Chick. Pick up a print of this beautiful one-of-a-kind item.
“Dogs: A Fetching Deck of Creative Canines” is a plastic coated poker sized playing card set. 52 individual unique and whimsical face cards showcase dogs as authors, artists, musicians and movie stars. Set includes 2 jokers and 4 suit cards and a custom back.
Standard poker playing card size. Casino quality, plastic coated. Each suit represents one of four areas of the arts: Literature, Art, Music and Film.
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Mural art by Pichi and Avo on stacked shipping crates. via My Modern Met
The “Land of Kaiju” project meets the Victorian puzzle pouch. This folded design dates back to 1782 and were utilized in a variety of countries. The Japanese version, known as a “Tato”was used to store items such as buttons and needles. Known as a Valentine Puzzle Purse in Britain, it was popular during the Victorian era, used for love notes. One piece of paper is intricately folded to act as a container for a small item. In this case the treasure included inside is an original signed ChetArt sketch card. The pouch measures approx. 3.75″ square when folded and expands to 11.25” square with colorful creature portraits and an alliterative phrase on one side. The reverse displays a fanciful moonlit battle scene and provides a container for the sketch card. An intermediate layer displays the Japanese term “Kaiju,” translating to strange beast or monster. The folded sheet is printed in color on sturdy 44 lb. cover stock.
Each puzzle pouch includes one signed sketch card measuring 3″ square.
Stephanie Hindall, a.k.a. Tefi Designs, creates jewelry with a range from elegant to whimsical, all found within her Etsy shop. The above piece from her “Pea Pod” series is both clever and beautifully designed. Stephanie is a founder and tireless promoter of the Etsy Dallas team created in 2007. Thanks to her efforts, along with co-leaders Pamela Michelle and Carrie Partch, the biannual “Bash” Handmade Arts and Craft shows are a must attend event for area shoppers. If you live in or plan to visit the Dallas area soon, be sure and put the “Spring Bash” on your calendar for May 1st.