Welcome to my blog which gives a peek at the "behind the scenes" of my shop over on Etsy, Ji Babu. I create a little of this and that, trying to reuse or repurpose items that otherwise might have ended up in the garbage. I love hearing from my fans, so drop me a note to say Hi or if you have any questions - ji.babu.shop [at] gmail [dot] com

Friday, April 29, 2011

New Art!

Here's a peek at some new stuff I've been working on the past few weeks.  The show debut for all of it shall be tomorrow at MayDay Underground.  I'm super excited for the show and am planning to have a blast.  =)

Shown below are prints of my photographs on a natural muslin fabric.  I then framed them in embroidery hoops that I painted.  I think they turned out pretty fun!

Hopefully, within the next week or so these will be up for sale on my Etsy site :  www.jibabu.etsy.com  Nothing is on there right now, so be on the lookout for a blog update next week promoting the "Grand Opening."

Monday, April 25, 2011

Giveaway: $50 Target Giftcard over at Everything Etsy

Win a $50 gift card to Target.  All you have to do is check out this post:
Groopdealz Check it out!
over at Everything Etsy, and follow the instructions from there.  Good luck!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Treasury

A friend of mine made this Treasury inspired by Alice in Wonderland...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Art Garage Sale

Rochester Local art group, Local Visionaries, held an Art Garage sale this past Sunday over at Lovin Cup. I was able to participate, which was great.  The weather was horrible, and I lucked out with an indoor table (the perks to arriving early!).  The above picture shows what my set-up was like.  My set up for shows changes with each one.  I find new display "racks" and try new things each time.  One can only hope that eventually I'll find the perfect flow.

 In September I'll be doing another show with Local Visionaries... ReHatched, a showcase of Woman artists, musicians, and poets.  If you're in the area & want to come, contact me - I have tickets for $10, which includes 2 ReHatched events + a complimentary glass of wine.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


So, first post... finally!

Yeepers, it's taken me forever.  I keep getting behind with work due to at home illnesses and what not.  Spring is supposed to be here, yet yesterday Rochester had snow.  Oh well, eventually it shall arrive.

Ji Babu officially debuted its wares at the Hodge Podge Arts + Crafts Show at Roberts Wesleyan College a couple of days ago.  Although I also was showing work from Sarah G. Ortiz Photography, I only sold Ji Babu merchandise, which was neat.

The Etsy shop remains empty at present since I am building inventory for MayDay Underground, a huge Indie Market here in Rochester that's happening in less than 2 weeks.  Once that's over, I can concentrate on listing some items online.  For now, keep in touch here, and check out the Facebook page - link to the right!

As an intro to what's been happening behind the scenes, check out the photos below.

I discovered I had kept many, many bottlecaps over the year.

Solution: Paint them for magnets!

Some random old children's books and paper from my saved supply added some funk.

Found the perfect storage and display at a garage sale.

And ta-da!  Several of these sold the other night, so now onto making more!