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Branching Out

January 7, 2013

If you follow my Instagram  then you may have seen some of my new paintings I’ve been working on with some abstract portraiture involved. I’m not abandoning my style at all, but I am having fun trying something new. I kept saying that I was done with painting portraits, but it felt like every time I started painting someone, I got really bogged down in the details and it started feeling like an assignment or a long checklist of items I HAD to complete to make it RIGHT. This new style feels really natural and fun for me, and adds an interesting dimension to abstract color play. I don’t know where it will go, or for how long… But I’m enjoying this little experiment.  07-IMG_587304-IMG_5869
You can purchase these paintings, and others in my Etsy shop

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013

I hope you all had an amazing holiday. I spent some time catching up on paintings, playing games with my babies, and snuggling with the hubs. I am itching to get back to business, especially the business of promoting my artwork a little more. One of the steps in that process is launching my little shop at Society 6, a website that allows artists to create prints & products showcasing their work. I’ve been wanting to create iPhone cases for a while, so in response to a few requests, here are the 3 designs I’ve settled on.

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You can purchase these fancy little cases for any model iPhone at my Society 6 shop. Go have a look and be sure to comment here telling me your favorite design, and if there are any paintings you like to see added to the collection.

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From Us 2 You

December 19, 2012
Layout by Erin Cooper - Image by Glass Eye Studios

Layout by Erin Cooper – Image by Glass Eye Studios

Well friends, then end of 2012 is nearly here. Exactly one year ago tonight, I was pacing the floor of our house, about to give birth and wondering how different our lives would be. (Happy Birthday Eve, Bebedele!)  It turns out, starting a business and having a baby make you REALLY BUSY. I tried not to fall into the Busy Trap, but only partially succeeded. Our little creative studio, CooperHouse, took off like a rocket thanks to our amazing friends & clients who shared about us online. We have worked hard to find a balance this year between our family & our work, and we hope to do even better this year because we are finally getting so many leads that we can afford to get a little help from our talented colleagues, and choose awesome clients that are a great fit for us. We’ve also look forward to hosting & teaching more WorkShops in 2013.

I thank every one of my readers who commented & emailed me this year. I appreciate all the love you have shown for my work, my art, and my posts here. I’m also really excited to be attending Alt Summit next month with some of my favorite girlfriends, Rachael(Really) & Rachel (PencilShavingsStudio) where I will meet lots of other design bloggers (and some readers!) and soak up all that creative bloggy energy. (Wheee!)

I thank everyone who shared in our ups & downs with our sweet babies in 2012. I’ve gotten close to some of you via Instagram, and I love sharing that little window into your lives. We are fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing community here in Oklahoma City, and in the online world. So… IF THE WORLD ENDS (ha!), I just want you all to know. It’s been a great ride. Catch you on the flip side.

Happy Holidays from Erin + Tim + Elise + Adele

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December 14, 2012

I really can’t express the sadness I feel for the families of the children lost in the Connecticut shooting today. Sending peaceful thoughts to everyone touched by this tragedy, and taking some time to hug my babies and be grateful for every moment we have with them.

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it – always.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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November 26, 2012

They are here! I’m getting my proofs today for my 3 new calendar designs. I’ve been contemplating making prints for a while, but I was inspired by the Design Crush calendar swap to create my own version of the one year calendar. Each calendar is 13″ x 19″ and printed on 100# archival quality paper and will sell for $20. Each print is signed & numbered by yours truly and at the end of the year you can snip off your calendar and frame the 12″ x 12″ print.

I created these limited edition calendars to sell at my two big events this year, the Mayfair Heights Merry Market (1 December – details here)  & Deluxe Oklahoma City ( 8 December – details here). If you’d like to purchase one of these calendars, please visit one  (or both) of these fantastic local events. I have waffled on offering these online simply because of my hectic event schedule, and also because I want to be sure that I can find a cost effective & easy solution for shipping that doesn’t involve rolling them. I’m still trying to work that out. I’ll keep you posted.


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