I like to set aside the beginning of the year to work on new designs. This time, I went through my notebook until I found an idea that seems worth working on a little more. I’ve got it in mind to turn this into a paper print. So, this is how I fumble my way through the art.
Summer Renegade is always a blast and it’s coming up soon! I’ll be sharing a booth with the lovely Krank Press in the Herbst Pavilion.
Renegade Craft Fair – Summer 2015
Saturday July 18th and Sunday July 19th
Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion & Herbst Pavilion (The Heated will be in the Herbst Pavilion!)
San Francisco, CA 94109
11:00 am – 6:00 pm both days
FREE TO ATTEND
I’m really excited about this new batch of designs for 2015. I used a new technique to make the California Coastline stencil, which I pictured below. Also, I’m so pleased to add the bench design from guest artist Michael McConnell. Anyway, check it out and if you are interested in buying any of these new kids, visit my etsy shop.
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be a part of the SF Etsy’s Summer Indie Emporium. It was a really fun show and not only did I hit my sales goal for the weekend, I surpassed it! The Culture Trip saw it fit to choose their 4 favorite booths from the show and The Heated made the cut. Check it out: http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/california/articles/the-4-best-booths-from-etsy-s-summer-indie-emporium/
Burning a screen is all about blocking out light. Lately I’ve been trying to come up with new ways to create stencils. Normally, I draw designs in black ink, then print that image on a transparency. But lately, it occurred to me that there are a lot of ways to block out light. What I’m trying to say is that I’ve had an artistic breakthrough and I’m excited to try out a bunch of ideas. This is the part where I throw it all at the wall and see what sticks.
The fine folks at Rickshaw Bags are hosting members of the SF Etsy team at their headquarters in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco this Saturday from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. You can check out who else will be selling their handmade wares on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1550104221895371/ Here are the details:
SF Etsy Pop-Up hosted by Rickshaw Bagworks
904 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Saturday, February 14th
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hitting the city on my bike is one of my favorite things to do on a holiday. A lack of traffic and the general quiet that comes on a holiday makes for ideal riding, in my opinion. On New Year’s Day, I made my way over to the Dogpatch and found that there is an abundance of my favorite kind of beauty, the abandoned, busted kind. If it ain’t ugly, it ain’t pretty.
Let’s all give a big welcome to the latest stores who are now carrying The Heated’s dish towels in their fine establishments. Paulie’s Pickling in Bernal Heights, Faye’s Video in the Mission, Merch in the Lower Haight and The Mason Jar in Cow Hollow. Looking at this list, I love how varied these neighborhoods are. San Francisco is the best! You can always check my FIND A STORE page to find a store near you. I’m pretty good about keeping my site updated. Anyway, during the holiday season I managed to get a few shots of some of these stores.