Tag Archives: rockthepost

wedesday . wednesday. early february 2013

friendship bracelets by lovinganvil

friendship bracelets by lovinganvil

oooooh! valentines day is approaching!  pink and red and glitter and love and LOVE!  yey!  it’s the best!

i’ll post several friendship bracelets to our etsy today.  perfect for valentines giving when guessing at a ring size feels too tricky.  (or too intense!)  ready to go and in the mail within a day or two at most.  you know.  getting to the post office can get complicated.  but it always works itself into the rotation within 36 hours.

rose quartz and serpentine drop earrings by lovinganvil

rose quartz and serpentine drop earrings by lovinganvil

and on that note, of spreading the love, only four more days left of our rockthepost campaign!   if you can help out, no matter the amount pledged – three bucks,  five bucks, ten bucks, whatever is LOW IMPACT in your life, that would be amazing.  AMAZING.  you’d have our unending gratitude.  just…oh you know.  yeah.

so if you can, please pleaseplease please click on this link if you can for a small tiny amount, we’d be so very honored!


gracias y xoxoxo y mas y mas


wednesday wednesday. mid january 2013

hey lovers and fighters!  check this out!

refinery 29 and custommade are running a sweepstakes, giving away a chance to design your dream adornment with us here at lovinganvil!  up to $1000 is covered for us to work with and create your dream piece!
enter here via refinery 29: http://www.refinery29.com/sweeps/custommade

and also check out this spot on custommade: http://blog.custommade.com/portfolio/refinery29-custommade-giveaway/

we have both of our portfolios on custommade, lovinganvil and gilcorral.  and i have followed refinery 29 for a while so it’s an honor to work with them on this project!!

also, less than a month left for our rockthepost project.  you can read on that here and if you’re able to donate, we’d be THRILLED and eternally grateful!  if you donate any amount after reading this blog, email so i can get you your extra special thankyou gift!


new year new(s)letter

wowowowowow!!  ok.  it’s been quite a while!  and we have so much to say!  so.  so so so.  where do we begin?

r o c k  t h e  p o s t

we’re really excited about working with rockthepost to promote our spring line,
c a d e n c e .  rock the post is a curated crowd-funding site and we’re honored to be chosen as one of their promotees!  there are really great awards for your contribution and we’d be eternally grateful for any help you can give!  and since you’re in the know via the official lovinganvil/hogfarm studios newsletter, we’re adding another award.   if you are able to donate $5, $10, or any amount less than the first award tier (offically, awards start at $25), drop me a line with your address and i’ll get an el chich magnet (randomly selected) headed your way if the project funds!

check out the project and please spread the word!

m a i n e  m a g a z i n e

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine.  article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine. article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

we received a nice mention and photo in the january 2013 maine magazine issue.  the photo is of our maine beach pebble earrings.  they’re available via our etsy site, for sure, along with several other one of a kind maine beach pebble jewelry.

a r t e m a s f i n a v e l v e t s

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

gil’s been painting up a velvet storm and it’s absolutely resonating with people.  many of the paintings have been sold even before they’ve gone to market via previews on instagram and facebook.  so far, frida kahlo, advenure time characters, bob ross and ferdinand the bull have all been captured on velvet.  much much more to come.

what’s that? you say you’d like to join the ranks of elvis, matadors and voluptuous naked ladies? FABULOUS.
to commission a custom velvet portrait from a photo you provide (and artist approval of photo), check out pricing as follows:
**this pricing is for a fairly traditional, single subject portrait. options are endless for a more complex layout but pricing will change. email and we’ll work out the details**

custom portrait black velvet:
8in x 8 in = $95
8in x 10in = $120
10in x 10in = $150
10in x 12in = $180
12in x 12in = $220
12in x 14in = $255

s o c i e t y 6  p e n  a n d  i n k

nina simone, by gil corral.  2012

nina simone, by gil corral. 2012

gil has a very striking body of work over on society6.com and is adding to it weekly.  the portraits in the works are mostly of hogfarm studios alumni, and will join howard zinn and nina simone very soon.  prints of the original work are of exceptional high quality and reasonably priced.  you can also get portrait imagery on tshirts, canvas bags, iphone/ipod cases and pillows.  it’s crazy.  and crazy cool!  keep an eye on it for sure.  OH, and just for the next few days, society6 is running a free shipping promotion — this code is valid until january 13, midnight pacific time!  http://society6.com/lovinganvil?promo=90f26e


the originals will eventually be available via artemasfina.etsy.com or by contacting us directly.

s a v e  t h e  d a t e !


ALASH, Photos © David Aronson

do you remember the first hogfarm show? (tom thumb and annie and the beekeepers, 2007)?  this winter, annie lynch and her husband, garth stevenson, are touring with alash, after spending time with them in alash’s homeland, tuva, russia.  hogfarm studios is soooo excited to help promote and present this show at one longfellow square.  more info to follow, but for now, please mark your calendars!

and that’s all the news that’s good to know.
los corrals