Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Holidays from APAK

Happy Holidays from APAK, originally uploaded by apak.

APAK is an artist duo -- these are the cutest little christmas cookies! This was from their holiday email greeting and I see it on their flickr page. I love their art.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Bakken Craft Fair

Bakken Museum, Tuesday Dec. 9th, Special Event with Craft Fair

I will be there with some ceramic robots, Peace Machine magnets, some art prints, and some original robot art works, priced to sell baby.

This was conceived as an event with artists and crafters who have sort of an electrical connection or theme to their work.

Join us for a highly charged holiday party at The Bakken Museum! Enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers from Let’s Dish while you explore The Bakken’s galleries and browse a unique selection of eco-friendly gifts including jewelry, clothing, accessories, toys, art and more from local “green” businesses like Artistic Edition, Barefoot Books, Cozy Corset Cuff, Danger Kitty Designs, Etta Mae, Ex Libris Purses, Fuzfrenzy, Kelly Newcomer, My Green Closet, Reincarnation Designs, Tea Tree Designs and XO Handworks. Commemorate the evening with a FREE snapshot in the Hair-Raising Photo Booth.

Bakken Evening Out takes place the second Tuesday of each month. Admission $7.
Click here for one FREE admission with one paid admission.
FREE admission for members and a guest. FREE parking.

Museum Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm,
Thursdays 10 am to 8pm

Closed Major Holidays
(Museum Exhibits are Closed to the Public on Mondays)
$7 Adults; $5 Students & Seniors; Children 3 and under are FREE!

Located on beautiful Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Lynda Barry

I love Lynda Barry. She is a comic artist, creator of Marlys, and her new book is on my wish list (at the library, where I will be content to borrow it; we have too many books in this house as it is!) Check out her book "What It Is" It's about the creative process, specifically writing.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


I'm now on facebook.
Facebook Me!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Selling Art

I'm showing my art at Dunn Brothers Coffee shop at Lake and Bryant in Minneapolis til the end of July. Then, I'll be exhibiting at the Dunn Brothers at Lake and Humboldt (next to Brueggers) for August. There are also some works at the Walker Library.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Kelly's Prints at SooVac

SooVac is a great gallery down the street from my house. I've exhibited there before in a drawing exhibit. They have a great boutique featuring affordable handmade art by local artists. I now have some prints available there. They are all 8x10 and just like what I'm selling at - $30 each.

Soo Visual Arts Center | 2640 Lyndale Ave S Mineapolis, MN 55408 | 612.871.2263 | |

Open Wed 12-6, Thurs 12-8, Fri 12-6 & Sat 12-4 or by appointment.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Buy Local, Buy Art

Did You Know? Proceeds from every piece of art sold until May 10, 2008 support both the individual artists and the annual Minneapolis 55408 exhibition, which gives every artist living or working in the 55408 zip code the chance to show their work along with Intermedia Arts members, donors, staff and volunteers. To purchase artwork, please visit the information desk at Intermedia Arts or call 612-871-4444 to find out more.

I have 3 artworks in this exhibit -- Minneapolis 55408, March 13—May 10, 2008. 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408 | 612.871.4444.

Monday, March 10, 2008

1. Magnets available on etsy -- 2. Illustration Exhibit in Northfield

Two items:

1. The Illo.Minn exhibit is on the move and now will be on exhibit in Northfield, Minnesota. 
Here's the info:
Thursday, 3/13/08 opening reception, see for more details. 
This is in conjunction with an event at St. Olaf College, 50 minutes south of the Twin Cities.
Organized by Dave Machacek.
2. Robot Magnets:
I've been selling the little magnets on etsy and need to make more.
One went to a buyer in Louisiana and I sold another yesterday to someone in California. It is so great to make sales to people who just found my work on the internet and I have never met them. 
These are the little magnets - ceramic robots - I just sold this week. I have a bunch more, but I just bought some clay and some black slip. Thankfully, I have access to a kiln across the street at the recreation center for our neighborhood park (Bryant Square Park) -- they have a craft room there.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Illo.Minn Minnesota Illustration

Illo.Minn Exhibition
January 24 to February 9, 2008

Please join me for the opening reception of Minnesota Illustration featuring some of my commercial work and original art along with 25 other featured illustrators. I'll be showing some of my paintings featuring machines, robots and satellites along with the rest of mother earth's lifeforms in harmony.

Reception: Thurs. Jan. 24th, 6-8pm
I'll be there with the kids, Everett and Baby Rocket, and there's a good chance that my husband Jamie will make it too.

Minnesota Illustration
January 24 to February 9, 2008
Opening Reception
Thursday, January 24, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Moderated Discussion
Thursday, January 31, 6:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Illo.Minn will feature the work of over 25 commercially active Minnesota illustrators. This inaugural illustration exhibition will explore an evolving profession through the work of the participating artists. Illo.Minn is being curated by long-term CVA adjunct faculty member Andy Powell. Visit for a complete list of participants.

College of Visual Arts Gallery, 173 Western Avenue at Selby, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
651.290.9379 or 651.224.3416
Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Friday 12:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Thursday 12:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Saturday 12:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Mumbleboy - E-rock, mumbreeze

I love mumbleboy and his friends
There is a show right now in Portland. I hope to buy some of his art one of tyhese days.

Annie Pootoogook

I like this Annie Pootoogook's work. I can imagine myself making drawings of the scenes of my life - this is a drawing of her grandmother I found this at
Annie Pootoogook (1969 - )

2001/02, Pencil, Ink, Pencil Crayon, 18.25 x 20.5"

When Pitseolak Ashoona was bedridden in her final years, her granddaughter visited and watched her draw. The senior artist told young Annie that some day she too would draw. "Now I can," Annie states proudly. Pitseolak's drawings from forty years ago provide valuable witness to her times; in the future, Annie's work will be similarly treasured.

Robot Valentines Craft at the uptown Minneapolis library:

Make cardboard robot valentines for your friends!
Walker Library, 2880 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis
Saturday, February 9th
Storytime at 10:00 a.m.
Music at 10:30 a.m.
Craft at 11:00 a.m.

Join Uptown artist Kelly Newcomer to assemble pre-cut cardboard pieces into a robot valentine!
Make your own unique bookmarks and valentines using reclaimed cardboard!

Cardboard robot on etsy

Saturday, January 12, 2008

My web page needs help

I have the software (dreamweaver) but I don't know how to use it. I was using GoLive. Maybe someone will want to trade me for a nice big painting. 

Blogging for news

I'm going to try to use this blog for my news for a while now instead of news.htm at my website... We'll see how it goes - ease of use - etc. 
I like the blog, because it has the RSS feature, which makes it easy to find out if anything new has been posted.