Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ZackAttackArt



Some of you already know about this from my post a few weeks ago on Facebook, but Zack has his own store on Etsy now!  It's of course run by me, but the art is a collaborative effort between me and Zack.

To start off, we did a limited run of "surprise me!" bookmarks and they sold out almost immediately (thank you, friends!).  Today I listed one last bookmark, the cute one with the owls....



It's made on heavy-weight cold-press watercolor paper, has rounded corners so they don't get messed up in your book, and is made with a wash of watercolor, stamped ink, and colored pencils.  They're signed and dated on the back.  


Here are some of the others that sold, along with the sweet owls:




Zack and I take turns on the art work.  We dig through my folder of ephemera and stickers and cut things out, stamp things, draw things. 
  

There's a lot that goes into his work -- first, we cut paper to size.



And then we go through a ton of art supplies to rival any Michaels out there.


Rubber stamps, ink, Prismacolor colored pencils...


Some very cool metallic Faber-Castell colored pencils...
(can't have too may colored pencils!)


And, of course, palettes of paint -- regular and shimmer.
We haven't broken out the watercolor tubes yet but that's coming. 


The above photo is of Zack with his art on exhibit at the Art Academy Museum when he was in 2nd grade.  That painting (and several others!) are framed and displayed throughout the house.


He even has little Moo business cards now, so if we see you at BeadFest in Philly in August, you might just get one!


Stay tuned for more art updates!  You can also sign up for his RSS feed at www.ZackAttackArt.com



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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party tm.   


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22 comments:

  1. What a great thing to do! He is lucky to have you as a mom to help him discover his love and talents.

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  2. I really love the bookmark that says "books make you travel in your mind"! They're all great.

    My daughter made me start an Etsy shop for her jewelry :-) We both contribute to it now, and I find it a wonderful outlet for my artistic leanings.

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  3. These bookmarks are so adorable. And I'm sure Zack is THRILLED something he's made is selling like hotcakes. =D

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  4. How Brilliant!!
    A budding entrepreneur like his brilliant Mama :-)

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  5. How creative!! That is so awesome, Lori! Love these bookmarks!

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  6. That is so awesome that you are helping him with his venture. My 11 year old son wants to sell his art too. But his art is a little out there. Don't think the general public is ready for it, lol.

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  7. This is awesome! Art and entrepreneurial endeavors. Love it!

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  8. These bookmarks are so cute! Hope there will be more in the future.

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  9. I just LOVE that you two are "in business" together! What a wonderful time you'll always treasure. I've added Zach's store to my circle and I just pinned his newest listing to my board. I'll be glad to add any others he does, as well.
    http://pinterest.com/craziersister/art-i-like/

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  10. Congratulations Zack! And huzzah Lori! I love the way you support and encourage Zack to stretch his wings in so many ways. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Go Zack! Great sense of color and design. Good work!

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  12. Too cool, great job Zack!

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  13. What a little creative enrepreneur you've got on your hands! He must take after his mom :)

    I love your guy's beautiful bookmarks! I'm always drawn to mixed media artwork.

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  14. Oh Lori!!! You're a good Mama =)

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  15. These look like really GREAT bookmarks, and being a librarian, I've seen a lot of bookmarks in my time! I really admire Zack's artistry too. I hope he keeps adding to his store collection! I'm learning about this venture a bit late, but I'm excited about it! Congrats to Zack (and his Mom)!

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  16. I got the owl bookmark! Excited to get it Zak, you did such a great job on these. Can you autograph my bookmark (might be worth LOADs of money when he makes it BIG!, heheheh, SERIOUSLY!)

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  17. Now there's a kid with talent! I'm so glad you are encouraging him in this endevor. That painting is spectacular!!!!

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  18. oh wow, first it was lemonade stands, now it's your own Etsy shop!

    And i'm still waiting for the gumption to put mine up!

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  19. Make sure he stops by my booth so we can swap Moo's and he can get some beads!

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  20. That is so cool:-)

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  21. My favorite is "Bloom where you're planted!" It wants to go off the edge and hangs in there. Just like the sentiment! Got there too late...

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  22. Great Job! I see my bookmark and I love it the best! I even had it laminated so it will last all my mind travels! Thanks Zack and Lori!

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