I’m in the process of establishing a routine rhythm for my blogging schedule. Others refer to it as consistency. I know. Crazy concept, right?
To launch this newfound consistency, I’ve decided to introduce two new blog series that will hopefully help me keep to some sort of regular writing schedule. The first of which premieres today—as you may have noted by today’s blog title—called Tuesday Transfers.
I really wanted to post these on Mondays so I could call them Monday Morning Wood because apparently I have the mental maturity of a 13-year-old boy and that title makes me giggle. Every time. Then I decided it would probably be best for everyone if I went with something a little less prepubescent boy and a little more grown-up adult woman.
So, Tuesday Transfers it is.
This new blog series is going to be all about my art pieces. Due to the fact I physically transfer images to wood and other surfaces to produce these art pieces, the title fits.
My sister and I are hoping to participate in more than just the Cooper Young Art Festival this year. For this, we’re going to need a substantial inventory to keep up with what we hope will be an increase in sales. By posting finished products weekly here on my blog, I’m hoping it will keep me from my usual artistic process of wait until the last minute. That’s the goal, at least.
If you want to learn more about my actual process of transferring images to wood, you can view my blog post about it here.
First up today, we have two pieces featuring one of my favorite—as well as most popular—quotes:
So many books, so little time. – Frank Zappa
Unfortunately, this red piece has already sold.
This version with black graphics against a yellow painted background is available in my Etsy Shop here.
Next up are two of my Memphis Typography pieces, the first of which is comprised of 31 words/phrases that encompass the attractions and hot spots of my lovely hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. With blue and black ink on a painted white background, this block features the following phrases:
Levitt Shell, Memphis, Beale Street, Tigers, Grizzlies, Autozone Park, FedEx Forum, National Civil Rights Museum, Elvis Presley, Graceland, B. B. King’s, Rock-n-Roll Blues, Memphis Cotton Exchange, Arcade Restaurant, Redbirds, The Zoo, Lorraine Motel, Stax Museum, Sun Studio, Orpheum Theatre, BBQ Fest, Poplar Ave., Memphis in May, Pink Palace, Botanic Gardens, Huey’s Restaurant, downtown, midtown, The Pyramid, Mud Island & the Peabody.
As these usually don’t last very long in my Etsy Shop, this one sold last week.
This next version features only black graphics on a teal painted background. Slightly larger in size, this block is more for hanging on the wall, as opposed to resting on a mantle or bookshelf like the white/black/blue piece. To fit the different size and shape, I switched around the typography and added in a few places, resulting in 33 total Memphis places:
Levitt Shell, Memphis, Beale Street, Tigers, Grizzlies, National Civil Rights Museum, FedEx Forum, Autozone Park, Elvis Presley, Graceland, B.B. King’s, Rock-n-roll Blues, Memphis Cotton Exchange, Arcade Restaurant, Redbirds, The Zoo, Lorraine Motel, Stax Museum, Orpheum Theatre, BBQ Fest, Poplar Ave, Memphis in May, Pink Palace, Botanic Gardens, Huey’s Restaurant, Downtown, Midtown, Mud Island, the Peabody, The Pyramid, Sun Studios, Cooper Young, & Mississippi River.
This Memphis wood block is available in my Etsy Shop here.
I don’t know why I’ve recently become obsessed with the birds on a wire theme, but I absolutely love it. Which makes no sense considering I hate real, live birds almost as much as I hate wiener dogs (a lot). Both are yappy and annoying.
This block features black graphics transferred to a painted blend of gray, yellow and white. It actually matches my recently updated bathroom perfectly, where it is currently hanging until it sells in my Etsy Shop here.
That’s all the wood pieces I have for today. To view my full Etsy Shop, you can click here.
Check back this Friday for the premiere of my next blog series—Etsy Friday Finds.
– lindsey archer