Happy First Day of Spring! I hope you have a great start to the new season. We still have a lot of snow here in Maine, but the snow is melting and many drips can be heard ping-ing off of the roof near my studio. I think when the kids get home from school today we'll start some seeds. Feels festive!
"Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier." -Eleanor Roosevelt
I've been thinking a lot about courage lately- with both grand and small steps. Some days it's the courage to get out of bed, the courage to stand up for yourself or others. Other days it's the courage to protest and demand justice and freedom for all. The courage to say no, the courage to say yes, and the courage to ask for help.
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Flash sale since many of us will be snowed in! Save 40% with code "Stella" today only!!! stay safe and warm today- happy shopping. www.GrayDayShop.com#flashsale #sale #stella #snowstorm #retailtherapy
HI all! your queries for t-shirts featuring The New Yorker cover have been answered! The New Yorker paired up with Modthread and are offering a variety of t-shirts and tanks for men and women! You can purchase them HERE!
Lisa Congdon reached out to interview me for her blog! This was a pretty remarkable moment for me as her book, classes, and her own story helped launch and influence my career! This was a huge honor and I'm really excited about it. I'll keep this post brief since my interview is pretty chatty! You can read it here.
hello to those who might stumble upon my blog! It's been a while since I posted here, mostly because squarespace did away with thier email your blog post while you're waiting in line- to your site option. That was the only way this busy lady blogged. Yes they got rid of it in December around the time I got the Plague. Then I rallied, knit several Pussy hats, drew some thoughts on the women's march and sent them into the New Yorker, and life has not been the same since. Well... that's not entirely true- some stuff is painfully the same- hello winter and snow days!
So I thought I would check in and say hello and share some links about my whirl wind- dream come true, first ever cover for The New Yorker.
To answer some popular email questions: you can purchase a print of the cover at The New Yorker Store. There is a possibility I might sell my own print of it without The New Yorker cover lines, but I don't know for sure, it is still being discussed. T-shirts are being made and I will share a link and more on that by Monday Feb 20th, also look for the full page ad in the Feb 27th New Yorker.
And now if you want to dork out and read up on the cover here are some links!
There are more articles, including local news papers, and I'm sure a few that I have yet to find via google, or a shout out, but these seem like a nice collection for now. So yes, that happened. It's been lovely and exciting. It feels like a game changer in some ways. Suddenly my goals for 2017 seem manageable and within my reach which is really exciting- because I've worked hard to get here and secondly because I should start saving for the kids' college funds! super exciting stuff. In the meantime, if you haven't already, please sign up for my newsletter and follow me on instagram @graydaystudio to stay in the know about future sales, shows, events and other fun announcements.
My 12 month 2017 Calendar is now listed in my shop and if you buy it tonight you can save 25% off with code "grateful" www.GrayDayShop.com
I had the pleasure of illustrating this piece by Lena for Lenny Letter. Lena discusses her Election Day experience and where we go from here. The request was to keep it colorful and optimistic. And I pulled from my own experience at a peace rally in Portland Maine on November 9th. It was an important event to come together in our community. One of many to come I'm sure!
-- Abigail Gray Swartz Fine Artist & Illustrator www.GrayDayStudio.com www.GrayDayShop.com