Mats for Matte Stephens
After the purchase of our new HDTV and an early December trip to Disney World, Jenni and I decided to keep out Christmas spending budgets for each other to a minimum. As my ever-resourceful wife oft does, she made every penny count, scoring me two prints from artist Matte Stephens, via his Velocity store: Bavarian Bear Monster, and Moose Mombo.
Like some others in the blogosphere, I used some Christmas money that I received to purchase frames for the prints. Now all I need is to take it all back to the frame shop for a couple of mats, and the bear and the moose will be set.
As I've said before, I love Matte Stephen's art: it whimsical and happy, and I can always use more happy. So thanks, baby!
Speaking of Matte Stephens, he is currently the featured 'Student of the Month' artist at ReForm School and just had new paintings and a new print featured at the ReForm School opening on January 19th. Matte's new print is an 11x17 entitled 'Fossil Fuel Fun,' and at only $40 is quite a steal. And as there are only 50 of them, I'd go get one now, if I were you.
(Fun side note: on August 23, 2007, I blogged how I wanted someone to buy me some of Matte Stephen's fun art, and noted that, as of that date, he had sold 715 items on his Etsy store. As of January 20th? Matte has sold 1,333 items...yowza...)
Keep up the great work, Matte!