Since December 2013, I have been selling my art through Art-o-mat which has a mission of vending art in refurbished cigarette machines. You can see some of the locations where I've sold my art on the above map. (I cropped Hawaii off the map this time in order to zoom in.)
(If you are an Art-o-mat artist and want to make a map of your own, then check out this blog post where I walk you through this step by step.)
Recently, my Endearing Young Charms (EYC) series has been my focus. The goal of this series is to provide affordable, fun, youthful handmade bottlecap jewelry for the public.
I recently received two very kind emails from patrons of my EYC series. One patron bought her floral necklace in New Mexico. Another customer, eight-year-old Aliette, bought her necklace at the New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU).
Here is a shot of the machine at NUMU, courtesy of Art-o-mat.
Here is Aliette's sweet email:
Hi im Aliette and i am 8 years old. I live in almaden and i love your charm art. I got one with a flower on it at the museum in Los Gatos. I love the way that you put your amazing art in a smushed bottle cap.:-)PS your art is so cool.
This little note brought me so much joy. I really appreciate Art-o-mat for facilitating delivery of my handcrafted works to folks all over the world. Before I participated in Art-o-mat, I created art mostly for my own enjoyment or commissions for select patrons. Since becoming an Artist in Cellophane, I have had the opportunity to get my work in front of vastly more people. It has been such a valuable affirmation of what I do and why I do it.
Thanks for being a part of this art adventure with me. I appreciate you as a member of this artistic community.