a blog about Angela Oster's art, inspiration, and post-experience as a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts & Culture

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Kristin, Eileen, and Sylvie. I made the little shirt she's wearing.A visit by the ice cream truck and another view of the shirt..

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fabric sketch

Bouncing Baby heads in a hopper...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Got a haircut from the sweet and talented Anna at Details Salon in Rocky River. Anna says that they are participating in a project to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf - an organization called matteroftrust recycles hair into containment booms that soak up oil.

Focus group

Another word of advice from the Artist as Entrepreneur Institute: "Sit your butt down at an art fair - It's the best focus group you'll ever find" I will heed those words by participating in The Summer Market this July 30 & 31st. Time to generate some inventory...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Feral Cat Benefit on Saturday

Between 50-75 people attended a benefit for the North Collinwood Feral Cat Project, a non-profit formed by Debbie Gulyas of Blue Arrow Records, to humanely control the wild cat population in the Waterloo Arts District. Debbie was very pleased with how it went.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Hessler Street Fair yesterday

My nephew Andy joined the drum circle.Dylan & Sara cooling off with some ice cream.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Artist as Entrepreneur

Today was the last day of COSE's "Artist as Entrepreneur Istitute". It contained an overwhelming amount of information - extremely useful and worthwhile. I have plans to: register as an LLC with the Sec. of State; get a Federal Tax ID number, get a vendor's liscense; open a separate bank account; write a business plan; etc... Thanks again CPAC!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cigarette shop

My next trick will be a homage to all of the people who smoke in Cuyahoga County. I went to Cheap Tobacco in North Olmstead to get some source imagery. They were very accommodating.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Eriewood Book Club

Here are some of the fabulous ladies in my book club. We discussed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, ate snacks, and chatted. I feel lucky to know them all. You really get to know people by their reactions to literature. It's fascinating, really.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Animal revolutionaries

I had this idea a while back to do an art series about Animal Revolutionaries - a bunch of angry animals ready to revolt. Maybe it would be a photograph of tiny discarded protest signs after they rioted and were dispersed by the authorities. It's fun to think about. Here is a drawing that I will give to Blue Arrow Records for their Feral Cat Benefit.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cocktail Illustrations

Here are some drawings i made for Sarah Lohman's blog, Four Pounds Flour. They still need a little work...but I'm so glad she likes them!!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Fried Day

First day of Artist as Entrepreneur. Very useful information. Had to bug out early for Tina's big day...
Tina's BFA review - she did a fantastic job!!
made my nephew a patch for his little league team, sponsored by The Irish Barber in Rocky River - maybe the only barber in town who serves Guinness.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Featured Fellow

Yesterday, I was one of the featured fellows in CPAC's newsletter. Thanks for the plug!! read the whole story

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday at Sterle's

Tom, Sylvie and I met some dear friends at Sterle's Slovenian House. We arrived too early for the polka band, but all Mary Helen and Sylvie needed was an empty stage and dance floor - they barely stopped to eat. Thanks Eileen, for organizing this...