What can I say? It’s been some time….a lot of time…since we’ve posted anything, Plans are made, then life happens, and plans change. Last year was a pretty good one. Until there was a very significant death in the family. That put a lot of things into perspective, and….changed plans.
Bobbi Marbles has not been put on hold. Not officially. We still have our Etsy shop, and we have some product in our lovely local shops (The Octopus and the Fox and Haven Skate Shop, wassup ladies!). But as far as new designs and product, we’ve taken a bit of a hiatus. It was more natural to focus on a few other projects for the time being. We do plan on pursuing new designs and products, we just haven’t been able to wrap our heads around anything else for now.
That being said, we have both been so very very busy (call it a grief coping mechanism…call it avoidance…or call it growing up *barf*). We’ve been working very hard, and trying new things. One of these biggest “things” has been Karl’s new work for Stranger Factory‘s three person May exhibition, “UNWOUND“! Karl is making his largest body of work, to date, for this show. The last post here, on this site, was from his participation in last July’s SF x CCM exhibition. We didn’t think we could be more excited for his artwork being in an exhibition, but here we are. Nearly a year later, and Karl finalizing his pieces for this incredible opportunity to show with two other insanely talented artists, Joe Scarano and Scribe.
It’s amazing what can change in such a short amount of time. My dad, Martin Garley, the wonderful man we lost last year, was always so proud of Karl and his artwork. He always teased and said, “One day people are going to point to your paintings and say, ‘Hey look! That’s a Deuble!'”. He even had one of his small paintings hanging up in his kitchen. He won’t be here to see all the hard work Karl has put into his paintings, but I can be proud enough of him, for the both of us.
I don’t know why I decided to get so personal on a blog post that at most, only a handful of people will read. But I feel that it is all connected. Dad dying. Not working on our Bobbi Marbles project. Being too busy to think. And being so excited, happy, proud, and nervous for such a great achievement. I just wanted to share that Bobbi Marbles is not gone, she’s just cat-napping, and that if you need some creepy weird-teethed artwork in your lives for the meantime, go to Stranger Factory in May to see “UNWOUND”. Better yet come to the opening reception on Friday, May 1st, from 6-9pm. We’ll give you awkward high fives!