Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Old Mill Mercantile

As I mentioned in my last post, I have a new shop name, and shop opening soon, called "Old Mill Mercantile".  Here are some photos of hot pads and linen aprons I made as part of this new direction.

Updates

It has been a long while since I have posted.  I am in the process of creating a new website with new shop and blog, but for the moment I am posting some information and images here to serve as a temporary catalog.

As some of you might know, it has been a very eventful year for me as I moved to Vermont in August.  This is where I have wanted to live ever since I attended school at Bennington College over 20 years ago.  Happily things came together for me making a move possible and I am thrilled to be living in the country again.  I am working on a shop here (mail order to start) that encompasses all the things I enjoy making and creating, including textiles, calligraphy, and housewares.  The shop name is "Old Mill Mercantile" and will serve as a place where I can create a variety of products beyond just my fine art, and possibly things I will source out to other artisans.  In addition, I will continue my "signature lines" that are more actual art.  Anyway, it will be a mix of interesting handmade things.

 I have finally stopped making the copper framed version of my Affirmation plaques for a number of reasons, but they are still available for special order if anyone needs one to fit in a collection.  Now I have a wooden version that I just love.  There are two sizes available: 2.5" x 3.25" that have a small peg as an easel back or can hang on the wall.  The larger size is 5.5" x 7".  The large are a nice wall size, and the small are an adorable gift size, perfect for a desk, dresser, or anywhere.  The wood is poplar, and feels nice to touch (it is 3/4" wide and feels substantial.)  Also, I have a small black and white (or natural wood) version that has a chalkboard back.  Here are some images.







Friday, November 7, 2014

Medicine Cards



I can't believe a year has passed since my last post.  So much has happened.  For now, just a quick announcement about my newest project.  I have made my series of Affirmation images into a deck of cards.  I am so excited about these, as they capture the essence of what these images really have meant to me, perhaps more than the plaques because they come as a series, with a full narrative.  And the little bag and feel of the cards is so nice in the hand. I have decided it is finally time for me to "do the intellectual part of my work" as one painting teacher used to say of artist's statements and such.  So I shall start to tell the story of how these cards came to be, a journey that began over 20 years ago.  For now though, just some photos of the little gems.  The printer has done a fabulous job, and it all came together even better than I had envisioned.  Available at the shop via the link.

Friday, September 20, 2013

new shop is open

My new site is open here http://katemcphee.bigcartel.com/

Finally it is much easier to shop and to see my new designs!

Please visit soon.

strangely the new design for "Equality" would not load.  See it in my shop.  Look for new Custom Products coming soon!  Enjoy the Fall Equinox and happy weekend...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Affirmations available

Many have asked why my etsy shop is not working.  It is because I am putting together a new web site with a shop.  Stay tuned...in the meantime, here are the images I have available.  You may order these as the regular size copper-framed plaques (4.25 x 5.5") or as the new mini-size (2.5 x 3.25")  framed in copper with copper hook, just as the original size ones are.  Prices are $22. for the small and $36. for the large.  Send me an email and I will send an invoice that you can follow to make payment and give address details.  Thanks!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

new painting, after Keats, "Endymion"

maybe not quite finished, it is on canvas, acrylic and collage 36" x 36"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

linoleum block prints on muslin













I have made some new carvings on linoleum blocks and printed them on muslin.  I made "Festive Garlands" with the printed pieces, and some little bags which are quite cute, if I dare say so myself.  Something about the little size makes them irresistible for keeping precious little things.  The garlands have been selling really well at a few local shops.  I finally got around to photographing them and putting them in my etsy shop.