Customized Sea Creatures Prints and Gear

"Sea Horses" as custom I Phone 5 case. Also available for the Galaxy and I Phone 4.
“Sea Horses” IPhone 5 case. Also available for the Galaxy and IPhone 4.

Now your IPhone can have any of my most popular images on its custom case. Many have expressed wanting an art piece at a lower cost, so now I have prints available for $22 or get some of my best images as a $6 greeting card. Go here for this octopus and more.

"Gray Octopus" by Yabette in many forms.
As seen on pinterest: “Gray Octopus” by Yabette

Thank you for your support and may we all live with partnerships to abundance! xxooYabette

Live Painting at Lil Red Presents

Today I helped set up the rabbit hole studio space, and worked in collaboration with Joshua Page in Rubber City.

We’ll be doing another collaborative mural at The Rabbit Hole at Lil Redpresents in Akron, Ohio to be sold as a fundraiser for future art endeavors via silent auction . Location: 60 S MAPLE ST, Akron, Ohio 44303.

The night will feature DJ sets from  Dj Orion Rob, Kflow, and Derek n the Rabbit hole.

Here’s our work in progress today…  See you Wednesday night Akron! xxoo Yabette

arrival
arrival
first glimpse
first glimpse

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Embracing the Grit

rustI’ll admit right away that I have been quite biased towards wood. Building, refinishing, repairing, and beautifying wood has been my artful pastime for many years now. However, metal runs deep with my family lineage of steel workers, machinists, and builders, yet I rejected it as dirty, dangerous, and rough. While it IS all of those things, I am now embracing the grit and seeing the joys of metal. For me, it was coming home. Besides working in my literal home state of Ohio this summer, I recognized the smells of burning steel, the dirt, and the intense sweaty, grungy heat emanating from this place. I thought often of my Father long ago, coming home from work with black hands and curled metal chips embedded into the souls of his heavy, black work boots.

Of course my Father didn’t work for a creative master who admits he hails from the planet “Ooob” and plays The Orb remixed by Lee Scratch Perry on the sound system. In fact, an artist like myself would not have been welcome into my father’s production steel shop where parts for the industrial/military complex were produced. But there I was, part of the assembly line for Doug Meyer’s Rustbelt Rebirth creations.  Offering me an opportunity to be a part of his East Coast Showcase booth at Brimfield, he created artful frames for my oil paintings that matched his fantastic, industrial furniture. Using recycled scrap metal, he and the crew fabricate his art deco inspired designs that fit into a beautifully modern and artful home, office or studio.

"Sea horse" oil 24x18" framed in upcycled chocolate brown with a rolling serving cart inspired by travelling trains of the past.
“Sea horse” oil 24×18″ by Yabette framed in upcycled chocolate brown metal with a rolling serving cart of the traveler’s train era inspiration by Doug Meyer.

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