Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Making Christmas Part 1

This Christmas, like so many before, we are making a lot of our gifts. I'll be sharing some of these ideas periodically until the big day. Most of these projects take little time (most only a couple hours) and you don't need to be a master crafter or artist to do them. This is what I think the holiday is all about it or what it should be about...taking the time to really put your heart and mind into making something for someone you love whether it be food, an ornament, mixed tape or whatever!

Not that we won't be purchasing stuff as well but we will be stepping up our support of fellow artists, crafters and independently owned businesses. We've done this for years but it's especially important now in terms of our country's economic recovery. This is something anyone can do to help boost the local and national economy...shop at local non-chain stores, buy handmade local or U.S. made goods either in your local community or online. And it's not just that....you're supporting individuals and getting unique items that you can't get just anywhere. Anyway..I'm stepping off my soapbox now...on with X-mas Craft Numero Uno...

Ruffly Hair Ribbon and other Hair Accessories...

This was my first holiday craft I made this year.(Inspired by my friend Amy.)
This is really easy. I used fabric and ribbon I had around the house! Here is the tutorial from heart of light

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Ruffly Headband Tutorial

Here are some other ideas I found on flickr...


1. Poppy Brooch & Hair clips, 2. Pretty embroidered Ribbon Flower Hair Clip, 3. Peace and Hearts, 4. modern bean hair clip - kuru kuru turquoise

So this is Christmas...

A few of my favorite holiday tunes...enjoy!




Thursday, November 18, 2010

New Tarot Print!



Mr. Hare's newest tarot print is done! The first print of The Lovers or L'Amoureux can be found in our etsy shop horseandhare. The Lovers are the sixth of the Major Arcana cards. They obviously represent relationships, passion, sexuality and temptation as denoted by the snake symbol.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Must See Monday 80's Edition

1. MY LITTLE PONY... MY LITTLE GHOUL, 2. RAINBOW BRITE IS EVIL WITH POWER, 3. EWOKS ON THE WILD SIDE, 4. JEM IS THE REAL MISFIT

I meant to post these last Monday but alas was too busy. Nevertheless check out these fun and frightening drawings by Matt Cipov from his "I Fear the Eighties" series.

Also check out Matty's Official Fun Store on etsy: Matty8080
It's filled with fantastical creatures, beasts, robots, masked men...and who doesn't love a squirrel playing a keytar?


Friday, November 12, 2010

Blood, Sweat and Tears...



Ok, maybe not the tears but Mr. Hare is literally bleeding and possibly sweating a little to bring you new prints. Check 'em out...



L'AMOUREUX (The Lovers)
Tarot Major Arcana Series



"A" is for Alligator - Alphabet Series

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Drumroll Please...



And the winner of the custom Kurt Vonnegut print is...Kim!
Kim happens to be an old high school friend...you should check out her hysterical blog Life on the Fringe...

Thanks to everyone that participated!

I think my favorite Kurt Vonnegut book would have to be Breakfast of Champions if not just for this drawing...



The practice of art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow. Kurt Vonnegut

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Busy Busy...


Chester Records



Records


I feel like I've been slacking on the blog front. We've been busy around here..in addition to our full time gigs and etsy stuff we've been working on a number of side projects one of which is an album cover Neil and I collaborated on. I can't wait to share it with you but that will have to be at a later date!

Speaking of records...over the weekend we went to our town of Winchester's First Friday event at the Winchester Book Gallery. Our friend Nate Rhodes has started a little vinyl section there called Chester Records. It's a modest but eclectic selection. You never know what you might find so if you're in the area you should check it out! I picked up Mission of Burma, VS. and won a gift certificate! Thanks again Nate!

If you don't live in the area you can check out the blog here. It features Mr. Joseph Neff's (of absintheforbreakfast) picks of the week and will indeed spin you right round.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

So it goes...

Kurt Vonnegut

In honor of Kurt Vonnegut's birthday on November 11th, we are having a print giveaway!
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us your favorite Kurt Vonnegut book and be sure to leave your name and way to contact to you. Good Luck!

*The above print is not the actual print that you will win. A custom print will be made for the winner! Drawing will be on November 11, 2010 and announced on the same day.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Must See Monday!!


Dioraaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmaaaaaaaaaa! Our daughter was recently assigned to do a diorama of a lion's habitat. Of course she had a little help from mom and dad. We started it yesterday, then she and Neil finished it today while I was at work. I love it, especially the unfortunate zebra.