The world’s greatest tomato art pots!

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It’s tomato time again!  For the past four years I’ve been sending tomato-themed pots to The Tomato Art Fest at the Art and Invention Gallery in Nashville, TN.  This is a wonderfully weird art event that even includes a parade of people dressed as tomatoes.  Apparently this year they are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people dressed as a fruit or vegetable. This year’s crop of pots is by far the best one yet and the 36 pieces I made for the show are some of the most ambitious pots I’ve made all year.  If you want to purchase one of these items, you’re going to have to call Meg at the gallery and hope that it’s still in stock as the show opens on August 11th.

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Here’s the entire group of pots being painted by my assistant, Kelly (in an obviously staged photo).  The time it takes to decorate these pieces is a bit overwhelming and these are definitely some of my least profitable items to make.  They retail for just $38 to $42 each. Posted below are some of my favorites.

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Musk-mania 2.0

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Last Thursday I came home from a trip to California to find dozens of orders via email for my electric car mug.  This happened a couple of months ago and it was a wonderfully weird mystery that was caused by Elon Musk, the scientific genius/visionary industrialist who had fallen in love with my mug and tweeted about it, referring to it as “maybe my favorite mug ever.”  So this time around, I knew it had to be him again.  But what I didn’t know was that he had tweeted the above graphic as a way to pitch the new screen software on his Tesla cars.  At first I was a little aghast at having my artwork copied, but after consulting my lawyer (AKA my brother-in-law), I realized it was all good and the fact that I sold 40 mugs in a very short period of time lightened my mood. Wanna buy one? Click here!

The really fun thing about this new wave of minor fame is that there have been a slew of articles written about Elon using my wacky cartoon, and most of them have the words “farting unicorn” in the title.  Hot damn!  I might just might get my own wikipedia page for this, huh? Some of the articles have a link to my online store, and entrepreneur.com profiled my part of the story really well in the article, “He designed Elon Musk’s favorite mug, now he’s getting a boost in sales.” To see how many write ups are out there, just google the words, “Elon Musk farting unicorn” and marvel at the fact that I can now be called, “that farting unicorn coffee mug guy.”  (photo credit: Elon Musk)

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NEW STUFF! WOO-HOO! NEW STUFF!!!!!

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I rolled out a really good firing yesterday and it had a record number of mugs in it: over 180!  I just shipped out all of the backordered Electric Car Magic mugs for the followers of Elon Musk and it felt good to get those pots out the door. For your perusal today we have some crazy new items.  The mug above has the words, “DON’T TALK TO ME ABOUT POLITICS! I’M ON A POLITICAL THOUGHT DETOX RIGHT NOW.” Timely, huh?  You can buy it in my online store right now.

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Yay Wally! Here’s his latest foray into The Trump Era, a morning after nightmare where untold damage to the fabric of world history has been wrought by the my imaginary dog friend.  When Trump got elected, I told myself I just couldn’t do fluffy jokes about this crazy guy in the White House, but here I am, normalizing the most dangerous man in history.  What the hell…. let’s see if it sells in mugs, plates and bowls in my online store.

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Whoa! What’s this stuff?!!!  I’ll tell you.  I did some weird “cartoon pots with Braxton glazes” experiments in this firing and they got mixed results.  I don’t think I’ll be going in this direction again. But these precious little one (or two) of a kind items are available in my online store and you could own them if you rush on over and get them!

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Trump family ski vacation! Who’s in?

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You heard it here first:  The older Trump kids planned a big ski trip in Aspen this week and they didn’t include little Barron.  And it’s his birthday tomorrow!  What a bunch of selfish siblings.  I just hope Mr. President has some big kick-ass party planned at the White House.  If he forgets, it’s his fault, not mine as I sent him not one but two postcards reminding him of his son’s birthday.

The other big news of the day is that this is the last postcard I’ll be posting on this blog for a while because I have a kiln coming out tomorrow and I want the front page of this website to have pots on it instead of all these snippy political postcards.  But rest assured, I’m still doing a postcard a day and you can see them all on my Facebook album, “Postcards To Trump”.  Thanks for following this crazy little side trip into political humor!

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Springtime for the Trumpster and Germany.

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Angela Merkel now knows for certain that our new president is a dimwit.

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We’re all paying for it now….

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I just wasn’t in a jokey mood when I wrote this one…..

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The truth is out where?

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Obama wiretapping Trump Tower is downright blasé compared to the theory that all of our modern technologies come from a downed spacecraft from the 1950s.

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Beware The Ides Of March!

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The template for this postcard came from a creepy alt right website called fellowshipoftheminds.com.  They believe, among other things, that the Sandy Hook shootings were a hoax.  This postcard is their attempt at diluting The Ides of March campaign.  The Quiverfull Movement is an odd bunch, and I’m aghast at how the religious folks on the right are such steadfast supporters of Donald Trump.

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The lobsters are listening to us through our microwave ovens. Really!

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It continues to amaze me how Trump’s spokespeople so inept at understanding and explaining the things they are supposed to understand and explain.

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The anti-Trump movement is huge.

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Awesome postcard by 80s xerox postcard wizard, Edmon Rodman!

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