Friday, January 30, 2009

Praying to the Art Gods

I'm not a religious person but when I was in Kamakura, Japan, this past November I couldn't resist saying a little prayer at the art shrine. I've recently felt like I need some devine intervention to help me get out of my no-inspiration funk. Maybe it's the winter blues or the too long winter break I took, or the darkly looming tax season, but something's gotta give. So although I am not a big fan of sketching and planning out my paintings I think it's time I tried. Because sitting in front of a canvas and expecting something to form isn't working at the moment. Maybe I should make a little art shrine in my apartment?

What do you do to get inspired?

Clementines By The Sea- A Treasury

My Takoboto Painting is featured in a lovely treasury full of robots and fun colors. The treasury was curated by HelenGotlib. Thanks Helen!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blonde Ambition - New Etsy Treasury

Cube Craft - Obama Block Heads and More

My brother Shai recently directed me to this fun website The site contains a collection of fun do-it-yourself block head characters of everything from comic book heroes and Muppets to the new president.

So print them up, cut them out and start making your cubcraft character collection!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

DirtyAssSoaps - My New Etsy Favorite

I stumbled upon the hilariously wonderful DirtyAssSoaps's shop today, while playing on Etsy, and felt compelled to share it with the world. I hope her soaps bring a smile to your face and delicious scents to your shower!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Planto On Etsy Front Page!

My little picnicking Planto print has made it to Etsy's front page! The print is featured in an adorable treasury created by member sleepjunky. You can view the treasury here before it disappears!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My Etsy Favorites

As you can see my Favorites reflect what's on my mind lately. I've had charms, weddings and love on the brain.

Buy Handmade

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Plush Family Member

Takoboto has officially joined the Botodesigns Plush family! You can check him out along with the rest of the softies at my etsy shop.

** Squiggly sculpture made by Jo Kamm **

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bubble Rap

It seems that the colder, damper and darker it gets, the brighter and happier my Etsy treasuries become. So without further ado, I present to you my latest etsy treasury inspired by ... bubbles!

Monday, January 12, 2009


While strolling in Old City the other day I was stopped in my tracks when I noticed the window at Lost + Found. My Hajimemashite (Nice to Meet You) Robot T-shirt was in the front window display!

If you are not familiar with Lost + Found, I highly recommend taking a little trip over to the boutique. You'll find awesome clothes, jewelry, accessories, shoes and more! The shop owners are the friendliest too. Oh and of course, you'll find my boto tees and onesies. Lost + Found. 133 N. 3rd St. (3rd St between Arch and Race).

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Philadelphia Blues

With so many lovely and talented Philly artists and crafters, I thought it was time to showcase their work. Check own my newest and bluest Etsy Treasury. You can view it live here until Thursday night. Also check out the Philly Etsy Team blog to learn more about Philly's artists and crafty events.

Featured artists include: allisonostertag girlscantell AngDavidson nicolecarey RedRedOrange SewFragrant pheajean blackbird72 AthenasDisciple luckyhands SayHiBeth lilithsapothecary

Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Treasure of Muted Pinks and Purples

My first color themed treasury! I usually build a treasury around a theme but never a color scheme. I just couldn't resist sharing these beautiful muted pink and purple works with the world. You can view my treasury here before it expires.

Featured Sellers:
thejunebride corid joutomaa matilou pipodoll lovelysweetwilliam juliebcreative Cabin GemellaJewelry kmsitko studiolyon selenavallejo


Friday, January 2, 2009

Fluffy Sumo Robot!

Sumoboto's gotten bigger and softer! Now you can give the lovable wrestler a hug and a squeeze. Available in my etsy shop.