Saturday, February 7, 2009

It's a Quiet Weekend In for Us

Even though we're supposed to get 6 more weeks of winter, I've got a few new items that would be purrfect for Spring in my shop.

Today feels quite Spring-like in fact, with temperatures above zero and some drizzling. But I will probably spend the rest of the weekend mostly indoors screen printing some new offerings for a fellow designer and friend.

Matt and I did our socializing last weekend when we checked out this friend's art studio party. It was the first art party/opening we've gone to in years and both of us noticed how much the crowd has changed. That is, we didn't recognize anyone except for one guy who we seem to always see at these kinds of events. Needless to say, I felt a bit old.

But we enjoyed a yummy dinner of
gluten-free spaghetti, garlic bread and red wine courtesy of my friend, as well as some interesting conversation with her and her friend for several hours before heading to the party. And (no bias here), my friend's art was the "highlight of the show" in Matt's words and in my opinion too.

Here's my favourite piece of hers from the show:

I think this would make a great print. As would this piece, another favourite of mine (not from the show):

Isn't that image just the sweetest? I'm trying to convince her to make prints (so I can have one - hint hint, lol) since the original has already been sold. I think they'd definitely sell well on etsy! She said that her friend (who owns the original) probably wouldn't like the fact that she was making prints of this image. But hello, who owns the copyright? That's right. The artist!

What's your opinion on this?

1 comment:

  1. Those are great prints! I'm not sure about the rights when it comes to printmaking from a sold original, but I would tend to side with the artist as well, unless there was some kind of "no-reproducing" clause in a contract between her and the buyer. Good question, though!