Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Kickstarter Update and MASSive Comic Con

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At only a week into the Kickstarter for the Lady of Innsmouth it is now fully funded! I'm so excited that the project has gone so well so far. If you haven't checked it out yet you really should. I just revealed our stretch goal: If we reach $4,000 all backers will receive a digital copy of a short story written about the Lady of Innsmouth by Joshua Goodreau.

In a little less than 2 weeks I'll be at MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, Massachusetts, June 27-28. I'll be there with my art and jewelry, including the Lady of Innsmouth. On Saturday from 11:30-12:30 I'll be doing the Crowd Sourcing Your Project panel with Joseph Schmalke of the comic The Infernal Pact. It's my first time being on a panel at a convention so I'm really looking forward to it.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The Lady of Innsmouth Kickstarter has Launched

It's been an amazing less-than-24 hours. Since I launched the Kickstarter yesterday (a day earlier than planned) it's already hit half it's funding goal.

The Lady of Innsmouth is 8 1/2 inches tall, I started working on her around March of last year and just recently finished her. My goal through the whole process was to mold and cast her in resin, once I added up everything I was going to need to do the casting run I realized it just wasn't in my budget. Thankfully Kickstarter exists and lets me raise money to create a project in advance. If you back the Lady of Innsmouth you can select from several reward options that will get you a completed Lady of Innsmouth statue in three different finished (white resin, limited edition hand painted resin, and cold cast bronze) as well as some lower cost rewards like bookmarks, and art print, or a resin tentacle. So go ahead and check it out.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New Sculpture, Crowdfunding, and Events

I have a lot going on right now. It's pretty exciting. First up, I finished a sculpture I've been working on for over a year: the Lady of Innsmouth. She's an 8 1/2 inch tall but inspired by the Shadow Over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft. Of course I took a more sympathetic view of the denizens of Innsmouth than Lovecraft, imagining them as alien and aquatic but still striking and beautiful. That the revulsion of outsiders was out of fear of the unknown not because they were truly monstrous looking. I'm working on a video of the creation process and I'll be posting that in the next couple weeks.

Along with finishing her I've decided to take this sculpture to the next level and mold and cast her. To afford to do this I'm going to be launching a Kickstarter campaign next month. Visit the page I set up for the Lady of Innsmouth to learn more about the project. If you would like to be notified of when it launches either like my page on Facebook or sign up for my mailing list.

Next up are events. Right now I have 5 between June and the end of September. First up is MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, Massachusetts, June 27-28. There's also another couple comic cons, a steampunk fair, and the big one Necronomicon in Providence RI. More on where I'll be exhibiting this summer will be available on my events page.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Patreon Monthly Treasure Chests

You can now support Noadi's Art on Patreon. If you choose $25 or $50 a month you get a box full of goodies from me, it could contain everything from necklaces to sculpture to sketches. You can also choose a smaller amount and get a piece of original art.


Friday, August 08, 2014

New Art and Upcoming Events

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Lots and lots going on right now so here's a brief run down of my schedule as it looks right now for the rest of the year:
Doing so many events in a short period of time is a huge financial commitment for me. So I’ve set up and Indiegogo campaign to try to offset some of those costs. Every little bit helps so if you are a fan of my work or want to support an independent artist please pitch in (there are perks including a custom sculpture for $500). If I can make this fall a success it will give me a chance to further expand range of events I can attend next year. My goal is to not have to rely solely on sales from my Etsy shop while the shop does well sales are very seasonal.


I've also been busy creating new art and jewelry. The piece I'm most proud of right now is Bastian and Teddy.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cuttlefish Wedding Cake Toppers

Cake Topper Mark I
Some of my favorite projects are the ones that customers come up with. A couple years ago I was asked to create a cuttlefish wedding cake topper. It was something I had never done before and I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing but the result was better than I had hoped for.

Fast forward to this year and I've been asked to create toppers for two more weddings. While the basic design for each was the same the resulting look couldn't have been more different due to the color schemes for each wedding.

If you would like to order a custom topper for your wedding check out this listing on Etsy. I can create one in your choice of color theme and combination of top hat, veil, or no head gear.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Creating Glass Squid in Resin

Itsy Bitsy Specimen Jars
I've been busy working on new ideas for jewelry lately, including casting transparent Glass Squid in resin. While I was creating the first one I made videos of the process from sculpt to molding to casting. The first three Glass Squid necklaces should be available in the shop next week.

Also joining them will be the first 3 pairs of new Specimen Jar Earrings! Check out this photo of the finished jars before I attached the earring hooks. They are super tiny, less than half the size of the jars I use for the Specimen Jar Necklaces.

Glass Squid Pendants

And  now for the videos. I hope you enjoy seeing how these necklaces came to be.







Saturday, October 12, 2013

Octopus Print Giveaway

Octopus in Kelp Forest print
Update: Due to some issues with the entry form (now fixed) I'm extending entries an extra 24 hours. You now have until the end of Oct. 13 to enter.

This year for Cephalopod Awareness Days I wasn't able to do my usual giveaway every day so instead I'm doing three giveaways today*. I'm giving away one 8"x10" print and two 4"x5" prints of my Octopus in Kelp Forest painting. To enter go to this form and answer the questions. I'm awarding the prizes this way:
  • The 8"x10" print is going to the best answer to the question "If you could have any cephalopod trait (bioluminescence, ink, chromataphore skin, etc) what would it be and how would you use it?" Keep the answers PG please because I will be sharing the winning answer here on the blog and on Facebook.
  • The 4"x5" prints will be awarded randomly among the remaining entries.
Today is also the last day to save 15% off in the Etsy shop in celebration of cephalopods so go visit.

* Here's the fine print AKA the rules.
  1. You must use a valid email address to enter, it's how I will be contacting winners.
  2. If you are one of the winners you must provide a US mailing address.
  3. All entries must be received between 6am and 11:59pm EDT October 12, 20013.
  4. No purchase necessary.
  5. Winners will be announced Monday, October 14th.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lewiston-Auburn Mini Maker Faire

Noadi's Art will be participating in this year's Mini Maker Faire in Lewiston, Maine on September 28. I'll have a booth there selling my jewelry and artwork as well as discussing my creative process with anyone who is curious. The Faire runs 10am-4pm at the Bates Mill Atrium/Museum L-A (off Chestnut St).

Monday, August 05, 2013

Glow in the Dark Necklaces are Here

Continuing to explore the possibilities of my cell culture necklaces I bought some glow in the dark pigment powders. The results have been pretty fantastic and now the necklaces are going up in my Etsy shop. So head on over and check them out.