Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine's Art Market

Join us this weekend for a Valentine's Day show at Art Market in Sugarhouse. We are excited to show off a few new products for the holiday along with our traditional pieces. It is the perfect time to pick out some handmade gifts for the people you love. 

Art Market takes place on February 1-2 so it is a great way to start off the new month and stock up on Valentine's products. 

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

New Valentine's Products

The latest addition to our shop are our beautiful Valentine's cards that are perfect to give to that special someone. I wanted the Valentine's day cards to really represent something soft and sweet, after all, that is what the holiday is all about. The card styles range from classical victorian to art deco to modern so there is a little bit of something for everyone. Hopefully you can find just the right card to send to your Valentine this year.

The Chocolate Love card was inspired by my sweet choco-holic husband. Let's just say, I knew he was getting serious about me when he told me he loved me more than chocolate...

For those of you with a more traditional design heart we have the Victorian Valentine
We're excited about this beautiful card since it is the first gate-fold card available in our collection. 

Sweet, simple and full of candy. Just the way we like them. 

This is one of my favorites this year. To me, it is the essence of Valentine's day all sealed up in a little envelope. 

And lastly, I don't want you to forget the finishing touches to your romantic dinner plans - Heart Napkin Rings.

Art and Other Things

I have been missing from the blog lately so I wanted to do a quick update of a few things we have been up to over the past month. The whole Christmas season was a blur of fun and chaos. We kept really busy with custom Christmas cards (Yes, we do that! Just contact me at, local events, shipping packages, shopping and family. We did have nice vacation visiting our families and taking a minute or two to relax. We also got to visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City which was a lot of fun. There is nothing like walking around a room filled with mid-century modern furniture and beautiful Monet paintings. It is very refreshing and I highly recommend it. Other than that we watched movies, ate good food, played in the snow with our nieces and nephews and had a great time.

Another big part of my Christmas break was working on completing my art installation for The Temporary Museum of Permanent Change.  The theme for this really unique outdoor exhibit was Celebration of the Hand you can see pictures of the piece below. It is actually made out of felt pieces that interlock so there is no adhesive holding it together. You can see some stitching on it but that is purely decorative. The piece was installed the beginning of January and will be up until the end of March. It is located on about 175 East and 300 South so if you are downtown be sure to check it out.

Here is the artist statement that explains the meaning behind the art: 
"Using your hands to create is often associated with producing art, crafts or other manmade objects. In contrast, my piece represents how people use their hands to control the natural world around them. Throughout history, people have altered their natural environment to conform to a uniquely human aesthetic of beauty. This work is a representation of how we manipulate the world around us to create order among the organic."

It is bright and bold and it definitely cheers up the streets of downton Salt Lake. I am really pleased with how it turned out and even more pleased that after the huge snowstorm that came just a week after installation it was still hanging on as strong as ever. Hooray!

Have I also mentioned that I have finally joined Instagram? Follow me @alexismattoxdesign to see my latest products, projects and more.