Leah Giberson - Art & Design

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

My own island

So this past Tuesday was my son's birthday and I was so busy cooking up a storm, wrapping gifts and toasting him (and myself) that I neglected to see who Tiny Showcase was going to unveil for their print of the week. I was so wrapped up in the festivities and already exhausted from my week that I didn't get back on the computer until the following morning.

When I did check in, I couldn't believe my eyes. As soon as I saw the image, it didn't surprise me one bit that the print was sold out, but when I realized that I'd never get to live with this image myself, the core of my heart ached. It's not often that I have such a physical and emotional response to a piece of art, but this was one I couldn't get over.

In a heart broken panic, I tracked down the artist, Nathan Abels and Ivar Zeile from Plus+ Gallery - asking (with fingers crossed) if they had any other prints. After many emails back and forth, I now have a new friend named Nathan and am the soon-to-be proud owner of the original, "Island".

I am a very happy lady.

... and hopefully have learned my lesson not to miss another TS print.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

The start of my etsy art collection.

After such an amazing couple weeks, I am now caught up with orders and decided to treat myself to a piece of original art from one of my new etsy friends. I purchased this new painting by Michele Maule. Happy (early) Mother's Day to me!

Soon to be found at...

It's been busy around here ever since the Tiny Showcase print excitement. Happy to say that I just sent off a package of prints to Lisa Congdon at Rare Device in San Francisco. 

I am also participating in the "Papergoods & Affordable Art Market and Showcase" at Poppytalk Handmade May 12th - June 6th.