Most of y'all know that Abi handles print separations and color-matching here at Bearded Lady, along with a lot of other daily print operations. She is also an active freelancer, providing design and illustration services under the moniker Hoarsefly, and this past year she began teaching wood-burning workshops, introducing creative folks to a process that she loves using in both her personal and client work.
Read more about Abi's wood burning technique and a few recent workshops
This is one of a four-part series she was commissioned to do earlier this year that showcases that wood burn and watercolor process.
Trans Pecos Festival
Photo by Daniel Cavazos
In addition to helping man the Bearded Lady/Decoder Ring screen printing workshop out at the Trans-Pecos Festival, Abi led a wood burning workshop as well.
Pancho Villa piece above by a most enthusiastic workshop attendee at Trans Pecos, Mark, who borrowed a wood burning pen and continued working on his piece all weekend.
Abi was selected to be one of three featured artists (along with Jules Buck Jones and Will Gaynor) for The Contemporary Austin's annual fundraiser, Camp Contemporary. She created designs for commemorative patches and bandanas for the event.
She also hosted a wood burning workshop for the event, on the beautiful grounds of Laguna Gloria. Attendees spent the day embellishing slabby raw-cut wooden coasters.
Check out these rad one-of-a-kind custom-stitched back patches that Ft. Lonesome executed at Camp Contemporary.
Each was designed by artists Abi Daniel, Will Gaynor, Ft Lonesome, and Jules Buck Jones, and auctioned off.
Abi Daniel, left / Will Gaynor, right
Jules Buck Jones
Thanks to all our awesome participants in our first public workshop for bringing their creativity to the table.
Beers were had, pizza was eaten, rad koozies were printed. Special thanks to Her Ladyship Productions for generously supplying us with cold Lone Star Beer.
Keep an eye on our schedule for more public workshop offerings, and save the date for our August 20th end-of-summer sale and open printing demo. During the event, we’ll be debuting new designs on press and printing custom t-shirt variations. Stay tuned for more details.
After several years of hosting private workshops for entities such as IBM, The Chinati Foundation, and Trans Pecos Festival, we are finally starting a series of workshops and demos open to the public. We are excited to share our Austin studio with creative folks of all ages who want to learn and have a good time making stuff.
Our first workshop in this series is on Saturday July 9th, and is geared toward people who want an introduction to the screen printing process. Come spend a Saturday with us and leave with a set of custom koozies.
We'll provide everything you need and also supply the beer, pizza, sodas and tunes.
Boozin' Koozin' Bonanza
Saturday July 9th, from 12-4pm
A five-hour easygoing workshop using the noble form of the koozie to introduce the screen printing process
Attendees will be guided through the basics of screen printing, and will be shown how to create a film, burn a screen, set up a screen on-press, and pull a squeegee, finally printing their own set of koozies. Workshop includes 10 blank koozies, pizza, and beer. $75 per ticket. Sign up with a buddy and save five bucks! Workshops are non-refundable, but you can always send someone in your place.
"Sweet Magnolia" by Abi Daniel
16"x19" 7-color print
on Savoy Natural White with split fountain, transparent overprinting, hand-drawn films
signed and numbered in an edition of 30
$50 - click here to purchase
Thanks to all the artists who participated in the event.
Brian Maclaskey, Mike Combs, Rich Cali, Sophie Roach, Jill Becker, Brian Phillips, Abi Daniel, Graham Franciose, Michelle Devereux, Kenneth Holland, Heather Sundquist, Cody Haltom, Adam Young, Elizabeth Kovach, Denton Watts, Michael W. Hall, Rachel Martin, Theresa Moher, Conner O'Leary, Jonny Mac and Slim Pickins, Ryan Duggan, Manik Raj Nakra, Motherbrain, Max Juren, Jessica Clark, Andy Rihn, Autumn Spadaro, Ed Davis, Alex Bond, Caleb Everitt, Peachfuzz Magazine, Mother of God, Alchemy Design, Cory Plump, Ryan Rhodes, Mason McFee, Beth Schindler and Claudia Gizell Aparicio Gamundi
Come see the show during open hours this week or next.
Wednesday - Friday 11-6 PM and Saturday 12 - 4 PM
Hope to see you soon and sign up for our newsletter for announcements and invites to shows and workshops
There's way more rad stuff in this show. Make sure you stop by to see the rest or contact us for availability of works you see above.
Join us at the shop on Wednesday, 4/20 for Best Buds
Opening at 5:00 PM Wednesday, April 20th
Show will hang for a week, so if you can't make it join us during open hours
Over 20 artists and vendors
We had a great turnout to 100/75
There are still a number of rad works for sale
All proceeds from the show will be going to Arc of the Arts, The Tea Fund and Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Our gallery hours will be limited during SXSW to Saturday from 12 - 4 PM.
Stop in and check out the current show and buy some goods.
We're pleased to announce an upcoming show in the gallery featuring Will Gaynor.
Will has been working on a series of artworks on old books covers for many months now. He has been releasing these artworks on his Instagram feed, so you can see a sneak peek if you take a look over there.
Come see all his hard work and bring some bucks to support a good cause. All proceeds from this show will be donated to charities that Will has selected, including Arc of the Arts, who provide an artistic bridge between people with developmental disabilities and the community.
"Between the River" collaborative print release and closing show
We worked with artists Adam Young and Aaron Michalovic on a collaborative print in commemoration of their closing show. The print was a mixture of relief print method and hand drawing, turned into a screenprint.
Stop by the shop to pick up a print during open hours or buy one online here.
Afterwards, we invited our friends over to celebrate the print release and we tore down and burned the on-site installation in our parking lot.
Photos from the closing party