Monday, October 29, 2012

The premiere of LITTLE OZE a stop motion animation by Mari Ichimasu.

November 10, 2012 6pm to 9pm

We here at Annie's are VERY excited to host the premiere of Little Oze. We will also have live music by Rats In the Grass.



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Below are a few photos of the Animation and the process.

Komari is a Seattle based artist born in Tokyo Japan.  Attending art schools in Seattle, Tokyo, and Osaka, her main focuses are stop motion animation and illustration.  Working with a DIY mentality, Mari plays writer, director, builder, and animator when making videos.  Her illustrations are filled with majestically adorable furry creatures and expansive beautifully cold landscapes.  Mari’s imagination is deeper than the darkest watercolor in her palate.  Following the traditions of eastern european masters of animation, Mari builds every puppet and set piece by hand and paints her own backgrounds making every frame shot a one of a kind original.

   “ I have been traveling the world in my imagination called Little Oze.
Anything I see, meet, listen to or feel on this endless trip, I visualize in my projects like writing in a memo pad or journal. There are some interesting views and stories that I can’t help but document.

    Concepts often come from very small ordinary scenes in daily life that are often taken for granted.  My mission is to be the voice and deliver the beauty of everything with a small and quiet existence. ”

You can see more work by Mari (Komari) Ichimaso and Rats in the Grass ar

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Items of the Week: Acme pens, card holders and key chains.

 Acme Pens are a unique earth friendly product that is ergonomically correct with disposable ink cartridges.  In addition to pens Acme has card cases and key rings that are design by meany notable designers. Below are a few samples along with the name of the designer.

Karma Rahid / Frank Lloyed Wright
Frank Lloyed Wright

Hariri & Hariri / Charles & Ray Eames

Daniel Pelavin / Constantin Boym
Frank Lloyd Wright / Verner Panton
Young Se Kim / Ron English
Verner Panton/ Alexander Girard/ Adrian Olabuenaga/ Antoni Gaudi/ Adrian Olabuenaga

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Creative Frame Projects

This 1st place frame job was built by Annie's Art and Frame for the Ever Green Picture Framers Guild event in 2011. Frame shops from around Washington were invited to compete.

Here is a poster with a double mat cut with rounded corners. The bottom mat is black and the top mat is white with a black core. We added a V-grove that exposed the black core in the white mat with a classic design in each corner.

In this project the customer wanted to show his article in a magazine along with the cover. We complimented the magazine cover with an orange bottom mat and added a gray on top. Windows where cut in the mats with rounded corners along with a V-grove on the gray mat to expose the white core. We then floated the page with the article above all the mats to highlight the article and cast a shadow on the mats and cover. Spacers were attached to the glass to keep it off of the artwork and create a small shadowbox effect.  Finally the darker gray frame was introduced.

Close up showing the detail of the mat cut and v-grove along with shadow caused by floating the page .
Here we framed an impromptu sketch by a local artist.  Artwork is floated on the bottom mat with a build-up under the middle mat to create depth. Mats were cut with our Wizard Computerized Mat Cutter. This is a sample of a fun and creative way to cut mats which enhances and interacts with the artwork.

Close up showing the shadow created from the build up under the brown mat.

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Items and New Grid wall.

We recently installed a grid wall and filled it with new items. We invite you to check it out.

Iphone accessories.

Cord wraps and organizers.

cellphone rest, usb chargers, usb hub.

travel accessories

Here is a closer look at some items on the grid wall.

Phone stands

Iphone 4 and 4s case.

Bobino cord wraps

Survival kit, first aid kit, sewing kit and hammer multi-tool.

Fun ear buds.

fun new contact lens cases

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Photos of October Artwalk featuring Mike Dipetrillo

Mike Dipetrillo in the center of this photo.
You can see more photos on our Facebook page and you can find more info on Mike's web page here.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Works by Mick Dipetrillo. October Ballard Artwalk artist.

Here are a selection of works by Mike Dipetrillo. We will be featured this evening for Ballard Artwalk and the month of October here at Annie's art and Frame. If you have any questions about a piece please call us at 206-784-4761.

All Your Might








Haley's Vomit




Monday, October 8, 2012

New 2013 Calendars.

Here is a sample of our 2013 calendars. Linnea, Nikki McClure and Cavallini.

Linnea Poster Calendar had a different 11X14 poster for each month.

Nikki McClure 2013 Calendar. Printed on acid-free, chlorine-free 100% post-consumer recycled paper with soy ink.

Cavallini classic desk and wall calendars printed on Italian archival paper.