Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I hand colored some of those prints I showed you yesterday, this one got a subtle mint green shirt.
Just added this one to the shop. Their shirts have been lovingly hand painted. Couldn't decide whether to dress them in identical suits, but ultimately decided that twins can indeed have their own sense of style.
And then there's this guy... what a nice beard!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Yet another beard merit badge! I'm making a bunch of these to bring to summer craft fairs (can you believe it's time to start getting ready for those??) I realized that actual merit badges are mostly round, rather than the other badge shape I'd been making... not that I was really going for authenticity, but still, worth noting. This project has been great for using up some of my smaller felt pieces, I've got a ton of extra felt left over from beard making that I'll be using for new projects.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Have I shown you this beard yet? I've had it stored away for a while, so I am thinking forgot to show you all this lovely creation. My camera is complete crap, so the photo isn't amazing, but I'm hoping to get some better pictures and get this beard into the shop soon!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I've been so excited to tell you guys about this collaboration I did with Burt's Bees. For their Earth Day celebration in NYC today, they are dressing up to match their founder, Burt Shavitz, who is an a great model for anyone looking to live more sustainably. I made them a bunch of "Burt's beards" to wear! The Burt's Bees crew will be in Times Square today, making smoothies on bike-powered blenders, and giving out samples of their natural, earth-friendly beauty products. Go check it out if you live in New York!
Check out these sweet bandanas!
If you're not in New York, you can "find your inner Burt" on the Burt's Bees website. It's a fun app where you can get beardy like Burt by using your webcam. This was such a fun project to work on, I think you guys will get a kick out of the whole thing.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Saw this lovely print in person this weekend, it's a winner. Illustration by Rachel Caldwell (it will be on display at the Keep Portland Beard show, too!) Check out this other beard-tastic illustration she made as well:
Another small silkscreen print I made for the Keep Portland Beard show. I love this guy's weird tattoos, I had a lot of fun thinking up goofy things to tattoo him with. I will put a few of these up in the shop soon, in case anyone needs a small piece of art to adorn their home.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Found on Yahoo News, the first facial hair tax break I've ever heard of... Read the full article here, and learn more about the group promoting the tax break for moustaches, the American Mustache Institute(which sadly uses the inferior spelling of moustache... too bad.)
Some new bearded family photos! I'm loving the baby beard, I think I'll be doing a few more of those soon.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I am going to try to be more creative when posing for my beardy mugshots, I realize they are always so similar. Don't judge, I never claimed to be a model.
In other news, I have started making the "mermaid beards" with a different yarn, since they stopped making the kind I was using for this beard. It's more mint colored than seafoam, but I still really like it. Such a strange shade for a beard.
I can't believe I haven't mentioned this yet, but all you Portland beardos and art lovers are in for a special treat later this month! Mike Buchino of Beard Revue is guest curating a show at Tribute Gallery later this month, called "Keep Portland Beard." Lots of awesome artists are contributing work for the show, including yours truly. So mark your calenders people: April 24th at 8pm. 328 NW Broadway # 117. It's gonna be a showstopper, so don't miss it! Card above by the lovely Kyle Durrie of Power and Light Press.
p.s.: i'll be sharing a few of my new prints for this show soon. keep your eyes peeled!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Added another merit badge to the shop! I'll be adding many more now that I've finally settled on how to package them. I love this idea of facial hair achievement, I keep wondering what point you have to get to with your beard or moustache to earn the merit badge. Maybe effort is more important than the outcome?