Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Veda Art + The Fancy Button = Collector's Paradise

Now partnering with to reward you for all your late night websurfing and on the clock wishlisting!! We've got a new "Brand Profile" page on The Fancy to help fans of VEDA get the inside scoop on our new promotion: "Fancy"3 items in our store and unlock a special discount on all future purchases! It's super easy (just click the Fancy button) and creating your own collection of desirables is highly addictive. (you've been warned!)
"Fancy is part store, blog, magazine and wishlist. It's a place to discover great stuff, to curate a collection of things you love, to get updates on your favorite brands and stores and to share your discoveries. Use it to create a catalog of your favorite things around the web and around the world. When you find something you love somewhere on the web, Fancy it."
Check out deals from other hot retailers like Rebel 8, 80's Purple, Karma Loop, and Warmi Paris to name a few...

They even have a nifty App for your Iphone, Ipad, or Android... as if android users were cool enough for this service ;)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Blog Love // Down and Out Chic

Thank you to Down and Out Chic for showing some blog love for VEDA and Sandra Dieckmann! We love the wish list they put together - beautiful oranges and blues - I especially love the "nudie mug" by Fishs Eddy

Monday, June 20, 2011

Skateboard Art Auction \\ Poseiden Foundation

(by Meredith Butler)

I spent Saturday night drinking for a good cause! Hensley’s Pub and Grill teamed up with the Poseiden Foundation, a non-profit that promotes positive influences for youth. Artwork donated by local artists to raise money for skate and surf events for underprivileged youth. The silent auction included art from local San Diego talents like Sarah Spinks, Sam Phillips, Tiffany Laing, Ron Rauto, Duke Duel, Marc Sandoval, "Hot Dog" Pete Finlan, and our own Yelley! The place was packed out while everyone listened to live music from Angel City Outcasts, No Prophet, and Jeff Diamond.

Ron Rauto with his working Iphone speaker deck & Tiffany Laing with the winner of her fab board
Six Board Piece by Marc Sandoval
The Auction Getting Started
Artists Ron Rauto, Yelley, and Poseiden Foundation's Michaela
"Old School Voltron!" by Fotog Ink
Party People! - The night was pretty lively
One of my favorites from the night was Tiffany Laing’s leather artwork. She tooled a whimsical piece of a vintage tattoo inspired maiden fanning herself. Her bold coloring only intensified the texture of the piece and made it an instant crowd favorite. Tiffany describes her process like that of tattooing, “It’s having an idea, working from the detailed line work, the transferred image and onto the coloring. It’s time consuming but organic and totally worth the finished result!” I would have to agree with her. I couldn’t stop coming back to her artwork all night. There was something mysterious and daring about the girl with the feather fan. Check out her etsy and blog. She’s selling some gorgeous stuff! I’m in love with the Mermaid Scales belt.

Jon "ARTOO" Sajonas with his snake deck and a hand-tooled Leather Lady by Tiffany Laing
Sarah Spinks and her mermaid piece and My boyfriend Ed with our new piece by Yelley
I was lucky enough to score Yelley’s original artwork of buildings in Amsterdam. Yelley described the dreamy scenery as her “happy place,” and its obvious why. Her girly, bright style transports me immediately into a daydream land full of cute designs and Zooey Deschanel look-alikes. I can’t wait to hang up this piece, I know the perfect place… Make sure to check out Yelley’s work. And to join in the great cause, you can donate money to Poseidon Foundation via

Veda's own Yelley showing off her Amsterdam Inspired Piece &  a Deck by World Class Pinstriper "Hot Dog" Pete Finlan
Lovely Ladies of the Art Show
Tarot board by Mandy Windham & "Tattoo Cat Lady" by Jesse Day
photos curtesy of Ron Rauto

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Veda's New Summer Intern \\ Welcome Meredith!

Pleased to introduce you to our new summer intern Meredith Butler (i know, she's easily mistaken for Abby Elliott and has just as much personality) she's cute as a button, she's driven, and she's already breathing her fresh energy into every task thats been handed to her - Meredith Rocks! Look out for her upcoming reviews on Art Events in the community, Artists Features and all kinds of promotional work!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Featured Artist : Sandra Dieckmann // Part 2

If you missed our Featured Artist: Sandra Dieckmann // Part 1 catch up quick because we've got even more hand drawn goodness to share.  When I first laid eyes on her "White Bison" illustration I was drawn to it's sadness and warmth - such delicate line work and emotional presence... It stuck with me for some time until I was finally compelled to contact her about our new gallery. 

"White Bison" 
Big surprise - "Sani" (as her friends would say) is as awesome as her illustrations. She spoke with me a bit about the significance of the white bison illustration, part of a larger project - a book titled "TUKOTA", which has currently no release date in sight. NO RELEASE DATE?! How could the book who's illustrations visit my dreams so often be back-burnered with no plans for a release? I quickly understood why as she described her intentions.
"The Tukota book is a personal project that I'm taking my time with. I feel like a lot of illustrator/ illustrations are rushed by feeling like they constantly have to keep people interested. I wanted to enjoy doing something for myself amongst all the other work. Experiment a bit and that."
Whatever it is she's experimenting with, it's working out well for her - the work she's done already on the book is really fabulous - with all the texture and line quality of her other beautiful pieces, but with a personal emotional intensity thats breathes life to her subjects like never before. 

Tukota - Illuminated Type
In this industry of crank-it-out artwork licensed to heartless conglomerates, packaged and sold in mass to naive consumers, it's rare to find people making art for art-sake. Sandra Dieckmann is one of those few honorable creatives still yearning to share something personal through her work. When pencil meets paper anything can happen, but when a person tunes into the deepest parts of their being to express the things we find it hard to talk about, it becomes more than a drawing, takes on a life more important than marks on a paper. It makes people feel - have a gut reaction - and contemplate what that feeling means to them and their life... This is the definition of true artistry. 

Sandra's TOKOTA project has all the potential to be a commercial mega-success, but for now, she's in no rush - as popular as ever - Sandra Dieckmann is balancing Commercial Illustration and Graphic Design with some self exploration and late night sketching sessions, and what's been seen of her Tukota work to date is drool worthy. 

Tukota - White Bison eye study
“The eyes of an animal and the way they move, observation of all living things somehow hold so much truth about worldly balance and the sensitivities we ignore too often these days. I don’t trust people who don’t love animals very easily.”
Tukota - White Bison sketch
So what exactly will Sandra's bison story reveal? "It's not written in stone. It has as such no planned narrative ... I'm letting myself flow from thought to thought and from image to image. In essence it is in memory of my mom who died of cancer. It was her favourite animal and I'm enjoying finding out more and more about the native american legend of the white bison while thinking of her. I'm really beginning to love that creature. Currently watching some beautiful documentaries on bison ;-)" 

"White Bison" fine art print available at
Luckily Sandra is a fan of what's going on here art VEDA ART (did i mention she's super cool?!) and she knows how much we appreciate her albino apparition the white buffalo - Soooo, While we all wait with baited breath to see the finished Tukota book,  Sandra has decided to release a print from her "White Bison" series to be sold on - WOOHOO! and it's available for only $35 in our online store go check it out!  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

N.E.E.T. Advert // Summer 2011

Check out this pretty little web mag - N.E.E.T. Magazine - a wonderful source of inspiration and visual candy - Eclectic Street Fashion, DIY Projects, and Grassroots Creativity. Look out for our funky new advert in the June 2011 issue showing off some of our fabulous new artists (clockwise from the left) Sandra Dieckmann, Bug Under Glass, Jennifer Parks, Sanya Glisic, Diana Sudyka and John Delucca, all prints are available for purchase at