Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Snowy Almost Halloween!

I bought this little dude at a craft fair a few weeks ago, and, while I commend the valiant attempt to capture the spirit of Halloween in the original, I had to make my own improvements.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Two gallery openings this week!

I'm lucky to have been accepted into two different gallery shows this month, both with MANY of my favorite artists! I'm really excited to see so much new work from so many talented people.

First up :

Lincoln Arts Project & Fish McGill present
A Collection of Bostonia Collectives

Lincoln Arts Project, 289 Moody St, Waltham MA

I'll be showing as part of the Paint Pens in Purses Collective, showing off two of my newest paintings : The Demonicorn and These Ghosts They Know Me

I even had a quick minute to contribute to one of my favorite collectives, Brian Butler's Ice Cream People!

Second up :

Revenge of Freeky Fright Nights! Annual Horror Ho-Down
hosted by Space 242 at the Fourth Wall Project

Space 242 was on hiatus until now for the past year, so naturally I was STOKED to see they were holding another opening. And for my favorite holiday : Halloween! I've got one of my spookiest paintings up for the show, and I'm looking forward to the opening reception!

Come out! To both! You'll love it! Can't wait!
(also free beer at both events!)

Some quick mini-paintings.

Cupcake Kitten, Cosmic Eyeballs, Heartsongs, and Are You Forgetting Me? preview

Looking to showcase these at the Mass Market holiday fair! I found out today that I was accepted. How exciting! It's December 11th at MassArt, you should come out!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Zombie cupcake!

Drawn from a suggestion. Thinking of putting him on a greeting card or as a screenprint! :)

©Allison Bamcat 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Social Media Warriors @ MassArt

Can you find me?

Tonight I attended a seminar at MassArt to address the importance of social media in promotion for creative businesses. This was truly one of the best things I've done for myself as an artist, and I wish I'd taken more opportunities to learn about this sooner! I feel like I have a better understanding about what will showcase my art in the light I want and what's just yelling, "Look at me! I sell art!"

Thank you so much to Kaitlin Maud of Rain or Shine Media, Danielle Spurge of Merriweather Council, and Cassidy Quinn Brettler of Boloco. And a special thanks to the Boston Chapter of the Graphic Artists Guild for hosting this event!

Overall, I feel much more informed about my wrongs and rights, and I know how to better utilize my talent and my online presence to help my followers find me!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Let's Grow Old and Fat Together :

I didn't realize until now that one of my pieces had made it onto this site! What a nice surprise - thanks Flux!

For a series of clip-out valentines available in the Boston Phoenix this past Valentine's Day, created by lovely ladies Paint Pens in Purses.

The rest of the valentines are located here!

And the Paint Pens in Purses Book release show was also mentioned here!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New painting and header!

Mr. Cupcake, 16" x 20" acryla gouache on canvas


Finished this guy up last night! I'm really digging him! I started this painting a couple of months ago and became frustrated painting on canvas. I'm used to working on super-smooth surfaces with my paints, so it was difficult to use all these fine-tipped 00 brushes on such a toothy surface.

But I fell in love with again this week and vowed to finish it in between work and kickboxing and shipping and printing and working on all my other projects. I'm really happy with it - it was worth it to give it the time it deserved. :)

Also, new header! New products to come! And I'm looking forward to a marketing/branding seminar next week to learn more about my audience and the skills I need to create my own brand. Very excited!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New items in my etsy shop!

Come check it out! I've got new work, new prints, and tons of new stuff coming! Pin sets, shirts, bags, stickers, keychains, and more! I'll be sure to keep you updated. ;)

Thanks for looking, guys!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Collectives Show, 10/5 - 10/29

New piece for this show!! Come out and check out some amazing art this month!

"These Ghosts They Know Me," 11" x 15", acryla gouache on antique wooden panel

So stoked!! I can't wait! It's a costume reception so be sure to dress up as your favorite ghouls and ghosts!