Monday, November 30, 2009

Botodesigns First NY Show! Recap

Last weekend marked the first ever Botodesigns craft show in NY! I decided to test the waters by selling two days in a row at Artists and Fleas Indoor Designer Market in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show was great and it was wonderful to have so many NY friends come out to show support.

The show goes from 12-8 on Saturdays and Sundays so it was a long two days but the atmosphere was warm and friendly. I made some new pals and even reunited with a classmate from Pratt, Brookadelphia's Amber Zezeck. Amber and her sis make awesome laser cut jewelry with quirky words and images. Sam and I just couldn't resist buying a pink unicorn necklace for his sis Amy's birthday (which she loved!)

Photograph by Artists & Fleas

We also bought a beautiful shirt for Sam's mama's birthday from Umsteigen, an amazing clothing company, who I will be coming back to for some personal shopping ;)

Since the show was a success I will definitely be looking into doing more shows next year in NY. Can't wait to see you again soon!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

NEW! Robot Bicycle T-shirt

New to the Botodesigns shop this week is the Robot Bicycle Mens/Unisex T-shirt.

The shirt features Boto the roboto riding his beloved 1-speed bike with Planto hitching a ride in the bike basket. The Japanese characters say "Charinko" which is slang for bike.

The shirt is a 4-color screen print on a super soft and comfortable Lemon American Apparel Fine Jersey Cotton T-Shirt.

I made a very small run so go and grab yours today before they are all gone!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Where in The World Is Carmen Sandiego?

My new etsy treasury is inspired by the travels of Carmen Sandiego. I had the theme song from the show in my head all week long so I couldn't resist making a treasury based on the show. If you are unfamiliar with the theme song from Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego then do yourself a favor and listen to the clip below. Enjoy!

Friday, November 13, 2009

West Philly's Satellite Second Saturday Nov. 14

I got a last minute spot in a great show in West Philly!

Satellite Second Saturday's is a fun new West Philly event that brings local artists and musicians together for a craft show and performance. Stop by this Saturday, Nov. 14 from 11-5pm at the Danger Danger Gallery at 5013 Baltimore Ave. for the craft show and make sure you go across the street to VIX Emporium's 2nd Anniversary Celebration which will feature live performances and refreshments!

Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Boto Holiday Cards Are In!

Just in time for the holidays, brand new Botodesigns greeting cards!
What could be better than a robot hanukkah card or a big plant Christmas tree??
Now available in my Etsy shop and 1000markets shop.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Planto Loves My New Custom Boto Baby Painting!

I love making custom art, so I was psyched to be commissioned by one of my favorite buyers for a Boto baby painting to put in her newborn's room. Here's the little painting that I created pictured with Planto, Planto seems quite fond of it.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Feed Me!

Inspired by my recent Halloween costume, Audrey II/Piranha Plant ...

A new etsy treasury full of hungry creatures.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Botodesigns on ArtFire.com

Don't get me wrong I love selling on Etsy, but I decided recently that I would test out Artfire.com. What sold me was the fact that buyers don't need to become members of Artfire in order to purchase. They can simply add something to their cart and buy it via Paypal or Amazon payments. Etsy is a wonderful community but the purchasing process can sometimes be confusing for new buyers who are not yet members.

So if you've been looking to buy some Boto goodies but don't want to sign up for an etsy or 1000markets account then you can head on over to the Botodesigns Artfire webstore!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Magnets!


Botodesigns Magnets, originally uploaded by botodesigns.

Freshly listed in the shop, my new Botodesigns Magnets!

Measuring 1-inch, these strong little magnets are perfect for hanging up your favorite postcards, notes and more!

Choose from - Botoka and Geisha, Doki Doki Love Bots, Domo Botos, Boto in Tokyo, Robot Sushi, Night Owl and Mt.Planto.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Autumn in New Haven, CT

A little glimpse of my new neighborhood from the top of East Rock Park. For more pictures check out my flickr set.