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Hi, I’m Valerie. I like string cheese and long walks anywhere. I just joined the team at Red Rocket Farm, and guys, it’s been pretty amazing. I’m learning all sorts of wonderful new things from screen printing to which Fall colors look best on Wendy.
A farmers life is full of many shop hours but we get plenty of opportunities to stretch our legs.
For example, we just had an amazing Farm Day. What is a Farm Day you ask?
Farm Day [farhm dey] noun :
1. field trip for Red Rocket Farmers; destination determined by the most inspiring idea
2. a social outing, a gathering of people not holding jigsaws
3. an opportunity to travel, see new things, meet… [read more]
We had a contest today to give a full set of Snack Puppy art prints away to a random fan who shared the comic post on Facebook. Here’s how we picked! Congratulations, Adam Hughes!
It was so fun, we decided to do another “Wendy’s Choice” tomorrow! One person who shares this post, and another who shares tomorrow’s comic (“Snack Puppy, Part 3″) will win a full set of signed Snack Puppy art prints!
NOTE: Please make sure that you either “Like” Red Rocket Farm, or that your privacy settings allow us to see you, so we know you shared!… [read more]
This is a concept for a painting I did years ago, involving a robot who has found an old LP. I had made a smaller painting of it, but I wanted to make a four foot tall version for my three piece series, “Tortured Robots”.
“The robot pauses, and regards it for a moment, processing what it might be. Whatever it is, it is of no real use to anyone anymore. It is obsolete, and irrelevant. He realizes that eventually, he will share this fate, as all technology must.”
The next step is painting the robot. I use acrylic paint, and use dry brushing to get the shading wherever it’s appropriate.
Here, the robot is almost done. The next step… [read more]
It is four in the morning as I write this. The work has calmed down for the night. Everyone has gone home. The scroll saw is resting in its blanket of sawdust, the airbrush is quietly cradled in its stand. The classic Star Trek episodes have been turned off. There is a satisfying stillness. These are the moments where The Farm is the most beautiful.
We’ve made so many new friends, met so many fans, and grown so much. As the year comes to a close, it is difficult to not be sentimental about how far we’ve come in the last three years… especially in just the last year.
2012 was so amazing! So many new designs and products were… [read more]
So, we went to visit Teeter’s Brother Michael, Sister-in-Law Emily, and Niece Ellie for the holidays. The drive was harrowing, because of a tornado which had set down a few miles from us. About a mile from their home, Teeter looked at me. “We can either be in a tornado in the truck, or try to get there and be inside,” she said over the wind pushing branches and signs around outside the truck. Sounded okay to me. I figured if it got too bad, we would pull over and try to find cover. We made it there safe, and hours later the wind was so powerful, it blew a large piece of metal off a roof that blew by… [read more]
Happy Thanksgiving from Red Rocket Farm! This Thanksgiving, we’ve got some story time from Teeter!
Many years ago my cat Samantha and I were holed up in a tiny studio apartment that was located in the rear basement of a house in Little Five Points in Atlanta. This apartment had many unique amenities such as: a street number address that ended in 1/2 (just like I’m in Harry Potter, accept that my mail never gets delivered right!), a hole behind the hot water heater that Samantha used as a portal to Narnia (aka, outdoors), and the ability to place a marble in the bedroom and have it roll through the living room and into the kitchen (I don’t think it… [read more]