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complete and utter joy boding well for the new year

Andy Arch and Mat Davidson (Tom Thumb and Twain, respectively) taken at the Grand Finale of Hogfarm Studios Undertheradar Music Series.
view original post here: Hillytown.com

two brand new projects from a couple of our most favorite people, and musicians, in the world.

both Tom Thumb and Twain are up to good stuff and we’re over the moon madly in love over here at the hogfarm. pinkie promise you’ll check it out.

ok. good. here are the links:

Tom Thumb: http://tomthumb.bandcamp.com/album/dancehall-elegy-2

Twain: http://twain.bandcamp.com/album/new-record-coming-preview-secret (full album available soon…)

this is going to be an amazing year. i can feel it in my bones.

oh, and guys, miss cv is focused and jamming on her ukulele daily. just food for thought on your next albums…xoxoxo

*photo credit: Bryan Bruchman/Hillytown

new year new (s) letter

wowowowowow!! ok. it’s been quite a while! and we have so much to say! so. so so so. where do we begin?

r o c k t h e p o s t

we’re really excited about working with rockthepost to promote our spring line,
c a d e n c e . rock the post is a curated crowd-funding site and we’re honored to be chosen as one of their promotees! there are really great awards for your contribution and we’d be eternally grateful for any help you can give! and since you’re in the know via the official lovinganvil/hogfarm studios newsletter, we’re adding another award. if you are able to donate $5, $10, or any amount less than the first award tier (offically, awards start at $25), drop me a line with your address and i’ll get an el chich magnet (randomly selected) headed your way if the project funds!

check out the project and please spread the word!

m a i n e m a g a z i n e

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine.  article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

lovinganvil in the january 2013 issue of maine magazine. article by joe herbert, photo credit, peter frank edwards

we received a nice mention and photo in the january 2013 maine magazine issue. the photo is of our maine beach pebble earrings. they’re available via our etsy site, for sure, along with several other one of a kind maine beach pebble jewelry.

a r t e m a s f i n a v e l v e t s

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

ferdinand the bull, by gil corral 2013

gil’s been painting up a velvet storm and it’s absolutely resonating with people. many of the paintings have been sold even before they’ve gone to market via previews on instagram and facebook. so far, frida kahlo, advenure time characters, bob ross and ferdinand the bull have all been captured on velvet. much much more to come.

what’s that? you say you’d like to join the ranks of elvis, matadors and voluptuous naked ladies? FABULOUS.
to commission a custom velvet portrait from a photo you provide (and artist approval of photo), check out pricing as follows:
**this pricing is for a fairly traditional, single subject portrait. options are endless for a more complex layout but pricing will change. email and we’ll work out the details**

custom portrait black velvet:
8in x 8 in = $95
8in x 10in = $120
10in x 10in = $150
10in x 12in = $180
12in x 12in = $220
12in x 14in = $255

s o c i e t y 6 p e n a n d i n k

nina simone, by gil corral.  2012

nina simone, by gil corral. 2012

gil has a very striking body of work over on society6.com and is adding to it weekly. the portraits in the works are mostly of hogfarm studios alumni, and will join howard zinn and nina simone very soon. prints of the original work are of exceptional high quality and reasonably priced. you can also get portrait imagery on tshirts, canvas bags, iphone/ipod cases and pillows. it’s crazy. and crazy cool! keep an eye on it for sure. OH, and just for the next few days, society6 is running a free shipping promotion — this code is valid until january 13, midnight pacific time! http://society6.com/lovinganvil?promo=90f26e

http://society6.com/lovinganvil

the originals will eventually be available via artemasfina.etsy.com or by contacting us directly.

s a v e t h e d a t e !

https://i2.wp.com/www.alashensemble.com/PhotoGallery/poisson-all.jpg

ALASH, Photos © David Aronson

do you remember the first hogfarm show? (tom thumb and annie and the beekeepers, 2007)? this winter, annie lynch and her husband, garth stevenson, are touring with alash, after spending time with them in alash’s homeland, tuva, russia. hogfarm studios is soooo excited to help promote and present this show at one longfellow square. more info to follow, but for now, please mark your calendars!

and that’s all the news that’s good to know.
xoxo
los corrals

summer in maine! and pearl and the beard!

it’s been a crazy busy summer over here at the hogfarm!  and of course the blog is painfully neglected.  so we’ll revisit things in reverse order.  or out of order, at any rate.

celebration!

 

we just had a wonderful visit with the pearl and the beardies while they were in town to play a show in portland, maine!  ice cream cake!  the keyboards!  monster high and winx club!  just general joy and love!  xoxoxoxo

 

miss cv

yey! ice cream cake!

love,
loscorrals

 

 

so much to absorb

miss cv y gil - by bryan bruchmann

sparkle 5's miss cv y gil - by bryan bruchman

the shows were so lovely.  so amazingly wonderfully lovely.  hard to describe it all.  we’ll start with this piece written/photo’d by bryan bruchman, mr. hillytown himself.

check it out here.  we are so very very honored.

xoxo
los corrals

S O L D O U T & S E L L I N G F A S T

esteemed lovers and fighters:

the may 20 show has sold out – and the may 26 show is filling up fast.  click here to secure your spot!

xoxo
los corrals

tickets for the last two shows

hey lovers and fighters –

we decided to make brownpaperticket pages for both of these events.  they’re filling up fast and with lots of people coming from far, it just seemed like the right thing to do.  so.  here are the spots to purchase:

bit.ly/humdinger

bit.ly/hogfarmfinale

would love to see you there!
xoxo
los corrals

lovely

laura gibson . twain (mat davidson of low anthem) . tom thumb
at hogfarm studios may 26.  8pm  $12

xoxo
los corrals