Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Etsy Store UP!

Please stop on by and take a look see...
my new ETSY SHOP is up and runnin'--
Just in time for holiday fun!
New stuff will be posted for the next couple weeks-
from Originals to LE artist proofs & hand Embellished prints!
(I'm trying to squeeze out a few more Kokeshi too!)


Please drop me a line : info@missmindy.com if you have print requests! Then I can post it up for ya.... - :)mm

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! A drawing for you...

Have a good one fellow bloggers... and be nice to you relatives.
Unless they drive you nuts- - -then just drink heavily to subdue the pain.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This Weekend!

Miss Mindy & Ricky-Dee say:
"Come on out to North East LA this Sunday for the 18th Annual Discovery Tour!"

Our artist family has been on this tour for many years..
The Arroyo Arts collective is the best grass roots arts organization- and the tour always takes you to such cool unusual artist abodes and galleries..
We'll be drawing people, hanging out in the mushroom house- creating things...
come see us!

Advance tickets are available for just $10 online at the ArroyoArtsCollective.org web site
or at Galco’s Old World Market at 5702 York Blvd.
But after 10 pm on Saturday, advance ticket sales will close and the on-site price will be $15.
All artists on the tour are listed on the AAC web site, and tourists can plan their stops in advance by checking out the site and making a list of which artists they want to see.

ALSO! I'll be at Designer Con this weekend at 3pm at the Baby Tattoo Booth,
and just hangin' around - possibly live painting--- It's such a great event, stop by on Saturday!
Here's the info:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Break on Through to the Other side!

This is a very special blog post.

I was invited my insanely talented friend & colleague Greg Spalenka,
who is the mastermind behind the' Artist as Brand' revolution,
to give my thoughts on this subject:
-what inspired me to create a career outside the confines of the corporate world?
( a light question.. ha ha ha...)

I've always had an insane passion for doing my personal work.
I started going by my artsy fartsy name "Miss Mindy" about 9 years ago when I started to take my art to conventions & underground shows. I've 'shlept' more artwork, and books to crazy events than I can name. Sweatin' so much, that I had to wear a full on bandanna! -But it was always worth it. The people I've met, are the reason that I can do what I do right now. To learn how to actually talk to my peers & clients, and network in an 'un-shysterly' fashion, is priceless. I just try do what I enjoy, and have found if you put yourself out there..they'll find you, and you them!

As for bustin' out of Corporate. (I too) have found myself in the past getting sucked into the 'paycheck.' Of course! We all need funds--- but found it would take me further and further away from what was special about myself, and my personal style was taking a major toll. So that is what inspired me to take action. To give myself the time of day, and make a name for myself in the art world so I can do my own work until I'm old 'n gray! So yes, a little creative book keeping can keep you on track, and depending on the season, 'freelance' with product companies may still be on the plate, but keeping it on your own terms is the key I've found. Doing it for the 'Company of Me' if you will! I've done everything from toys to t-shirts, but always in my 'Miss Mindy' style, it helps promote my 'pop fine art' career. Our passion for our ideas and different styles is what makes us sought after...'stay gold' fellow artists!

Miss Mindy

Read the other fascinating posts here!
Greg Spalenka/ 'Artist as Brand' founder & organizer of this blog session!
art writer/author Peter Clothier, artist licensing expert Maria Brophy,
Champion of the handmade Nicole at Lillyella, & San Francisco painter Anna L. Conti:

Artist As Brand

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Outlet! - Leanna Lin's Wonderland this weekend & beyond!

Join us in NorthEast LA -this saturday...
HEART ON OUR SLEEVE..new art 'n' goods by Miss Mindy & CJ Metzger
Nov. 13th 6-10pm
for some food, art & fun at our new outlet for artist sister stuff!
Leanna Lin's Wonderland!
5024 Eagle Rock Blvd.
art show runs till Dec. 29th
Both mine & my sister Cj's product & art goodies will be there for the season-
and beyond!
So check in regularly...for some cool things we don't make too often, like sculpted beads, & one of a kind cool Kokeshi's & LE prints!
Hope to see yoooo!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Last chance to see 'Aardbei Hoofd'!

What a fun show, rock bands that dress up like fruits, vegetables & foul---
and ya only gots until this weekend to 'take in' all the humorous/sullen/silly artwork!
Soooo get out to Bergamont Station this weekend if you can...it opens your eyes to so many different ways of creating-- the galleries are so different, And say hello to my art piece "Aardbei Hoofd" -aka: strawberry head, if you happen to go by The Copro gallery --

click here to see photos: MM FB Album
stay cool kiddos...

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween/dia de los muertos/and all the souls....

ahhh Toulouse... So Happy I got to see your art this weekend too......
-and such a great outfit, I wish we were friends.

Jorge & his wonderful art--ready to break into tune.....
"must eat my guitar!" - Dolly Pardon

-and the Lovely "bran-slice..."

I hope everyone had a creepy Halloween & froze their rears off gettin' candy!

- San Diego was great-o ! All of the art was so wonderfully done-I wanted all of Sandra's sculptures (see more pics here.) OoooH---& Bran-slice and I had fun dollin' up and painting our selves in honor of our friends & loved ones lost... they definitely came to the show with us!---- all the wonderful souls...