Saturday, February 20, 2010

Seal's Live Painting!

Woooo! February is turning out to be such a busy month for Monkey + Seal! We apologize for the lack of process posts, but so many freelance projects and events are popping up, we're struggling just to keep up!

Seal has just confirmed that she'll be doing some live painting at Hyphen Magazine's latest issue's Release Party! It's the big bash at 111 Minna for Issue #19, the Trailblazing Issue, on Friday, February 26 (the night before the Pop N' Shop).

Anyway, Monkey will be on hand selling our wondrous merch and supporting Seal's first live painting event! We'd love for familiar faces (and not-so familiar faces) to stop by and say hello! We hope to see you there!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Half-birthdays + Noise Pop N' Shop

Monkey + Seal buddy Molly is having her Half-Birthday today! We thought the idea was so cute and fun that perhaps Monkey + Seal might adopt the idea of the half-birthday party: you have a smaller, "half" birthday on your actual birthday, as well as a party for 6 months from you birthday.

This concept could be super awesome for kids who have birthdays in the summer (Monkey knows this shafting by school systems all too well), as well as for kids who have birthdays during the winter, especially if your birthday falls within a few days of the commercial juggernaut of Christmas (like Monkey's younger brother).

Additionally, let us remind you to keep next Saturday (not tomorrow, but the 27th) open for the Noise Pop N' Shop! Yay! We'll be selling from 12pm-5pm in the Verde Club on Mariposa in SF! We hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What is at the end of Dreams?

Sorry Monkey and Seal have been out with the flu this past couple of days. We're both fighting hard. Seal sees sickness as a sign to take things a little slower. Lately she has been feeling anxious about having to make art and be able to live off her art. But like any worthy dream, it takes a lot of work and time, but never at the cost of one's health or enjoyment of life.

Seal has recently come to the realization that her day job has been taking much too much time away from her art. She is taking this time to re-prioritize.

She came across this quote: "What is at the end of dreams?"

What happens when you have "succeeded in accomplishing what you have striving for all these years . . ." Seal wants to find out when she gets there, but she suspects, that there will just be more dreams. You will feel triumphant, . . . then you look for another adventure. So there never really is an end to dreams.

At this time, as Monkey and Seal are pushing past obstacles, working weary to the bones, to make their art dreams come true, someday they will look back upon it and say: "From the beginning, it could have been done. That was hard work, but it was worth it. What's next ?"