WELCOMING THE PAPERY!!
I just wanted to welcome another fine retailer to the Rob Croxford merch. family!
Mon - Wed - 10am to 6pm
Thurs & Fri - 10am to 7pm
Saturday - 10am to 6pm
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm
124 Cumberland Street
Canada - M5R 1A6
Phone: (416) 962-3916
They have tonnes of GREAT stuff...cards, stationery, gift wrap, journals....and well....pretty much anything made of paper!
OH....and now they carry a selection of my DELIGHTFUL postcards!!!
Below....is only half the store - as you can see it is chock-o-block:
This place has been around for over 40 years!!!
If you haven't been....YOU MUST go!
NEW HAMILTON MERCH!
So....this is a great new print available in my store - and is also available as a postcard:
It is based on my painting.....and I told you all about the production of this piece HERE! So here are the deets on this print:
A Giclée (pronounced "jhee-clay") is a sophisticated inkjet method of printing on acid free watercolor paper. These are produced for Rob by a professional Giclee Printer on an Epson printer with K3 pigment inks. Each is printed in 2 sizes, 16" x 20" ($80.00) and 8" x 10" ($35.00). These are small editions.....so you'll wanna get 'em while you can!! The imagery is 100% MINE, and is based on a portion of a previously painted original. The paper is high qualtity, acid and chlorine free 100% cotton rag paper. Which is NICE paper!
You can buy this one in my store....and you can also buy it in Hamilton at The Hamilton Store or at The Cotton Factory.
You can't see the original right now......because it is currently hanging at Hamilton City Hall:
That's me above with Mayor Eisenburger of Hamilton!
SUPER EXCITING TIMES FOR ME!!!
So....there you go!
Go buy a postcard or print of the NEWEST Hamilton print!
The Hamilton Store
I am so happy to have my Hamilton prints and postcards with a new retailer.....
THE HAMILTON STORE:
They are celebrating their 3 year anniversary this week.
I am a big fan of the store, and of Hamilton.
If you are a regular reader here, you know that already!
But I really do love this store - partially because the owner is spectacularly lovely and charming!
One of the things that is special about The Hamilton Store, is the curation of the products. Almost everything is made by local people, and THAT is amazing! There is a hugely diverse line up of things....from condiments to art!
This is the perfect store for your holiday gifts!
Whether you know someone in Hamilton, or ARE someone from Hamilton, there is going to be a great gift (or gift to self)!
I LOVE the city, I have a bunch of relatives and friends that live there.....and they MUST go down to The Hamilton Store at
165 James Street North, and pick up something special!!
Also check them out on the interwebs:
The Hamilton Store Website
on their Facebook page
and on Twitter!
Well, my first show of the year is ALMOST HERE!
(Sunday May 29th, from 12pm-7pm at 77 Nassau Street)
Read all about The Kensington Market Art Fair HERE...
And there are a BUNCH of exciting NEVER SEEN things I wanna show you TODAY.....like this...
Yup. I am testmarketing a line of small coin purses!
Truthfully, I only did a FEW as they are a little expensive to make....but I thought I would see what people's reactions were and perhaps do a few of the most popular style(s)
Here is what you need to know about them:
Currently there are these 4 styles.
1. "Slush Fund" - which has a black and red flower pattern on the back and my imagery on the front
2. "The 6IX" in black and white. The same imagery is on BOTH sides!
3. "Cash Cow" has the same imagery is on BOTH sides!
4. "King of the Road" also has the same imagery is on front and back!
WHICH CAN I ORDER FOR YOU TODAY?
Now....if these are too "girly" for you....and you cannot see yourself taking this sweet little coin purse out for a night on the town.....how about one of these:
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!
This silver chrome case has a matte finish with an enamel covered image of my original artwork!
It is a double sided case which can hold your cash and ID and your business cards..........and I guess can also hold cigarettes.
(But shhhh don't tell the kids that!)
The size of the case is approximatly 4" x 2 1/4", and 1/2" deep.
Right now I have 3 designs.....available for pre-order:
The 3 I have right now are:
King of the Road
Travel by Streetcar
These were all just tests to gauge interest....
So if I get lots of people emailing - I will know I should place a bigger order! Let's hope for that!
I think they are all pretty FUN!!!!
What do YOU think?????
Good Mugday! I mean MONDAY!
For FUN I made these mugs!
They have 4 scenes from my prints:
- Honest Eds
- The Flatiron Building
- New City Hall
- Yonge Street
I only did a few as a test sample.
If you would like one, I will have them for sale ($25 a piece) at The Kensington Market Art Fair on Sunday May 29th!
(YES, I will tell you all about THAT show later this week!)
But for now, please enjoy this photo of what I look like before I finish my first coffee.....
Pay special attention to the mug....
Get a little glamour for yourself!
Have a great week, y'all!
BEACHES OF TORONTO
I got some merch back from the printer today!
YAY! To save some money and to maximumize exposure, I decided to combine a few of the beach paintings together!
Here is how it turned out:
I am thrilled with how these "Beaches of Toronto" prints turned out!!
This is my very first multi-image gicleè!
I really hope everyone LOVES it!
These will be available next week in my store, and I will have these for my summer outdoor art shows!!!
For those of you who are NEW to my merch.....
A Giclée (pronounced "jhee-clay") is a sophisticated inkjet method of printing on acid free watercolor paper. They are produced for me by a professional Giclee Printer on an Epson printer with K3 pigment inks.
This beachy giclée is printed in 2 sizes, 16" x 20" ($80.00) and 8" x 10" ($40.00). The paper is high qualtity, acid and chlorine free 100% cotton rag paper. Each one is signed and numbered in ink - by yours truly. Please note, they are small (limited) editions.....so once they are gone - they are GONE!
So there you go!!!
Have a great weekend!
MORE TORONTO POSTCARDS!!
HEY! Busy days!!! I wanted to share the NEWEST postcards that I have!
They are pretty great, and only available RIGHT HERE!!!
First....I have "Golden Horseshoe" as a print, NOW as a postcard:
The other postcard I now have is "Sign-sational".
If you wanna read about the creation of this painting, you can read that post HERE! I am especially happy with the BACK of this postcard - it is a pretty awesome begin (insert pat on back here)
So go BUY the postcards!
AND YES, prints of this piece are also coming soon in May!
So there you go!
You can buy them both for $3 a piece, here on my site!
And remember - you can either pay to have them shipped - or you can pick them up at my studio space!
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