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Meghan O'Connell, the creator of Dirty Teacup Designs, is an Arizona based artist, whose art style evokes the macabre blended seamlessly with delicate femininity. Her love of depicting the intricate details of fabric and design started when she was just a child but blossomed after graduating with a degree in Fashion Design, and a strong focus on fashion illustration.She professionally established her brand, Dirty Teacup Designs, in March of 2013, with the intent of exploring the dichotomies in human nature. Creating stories within a single page, combining mischief and beauty, ominous scenarios and their consequences. Sightings of this eccentric artist are rare and usually occur at local art walks, conventions and gallery shows. Her line of "Fashion Villain" greeting cards, female versions of classic horror film characters, can be found in several shops throughout Arizona.

40% OFF BLACK FRIDAY-CYBER MONDAY SALE!

Take a peek at my SHOP, pick out some art morsels & enter the coupon code FOURTEA at checkout for 40% off your total purchase now through Monday November 28th!ūüíö

Also! If you’re local to Arizona; I’ll be selling my art work this weekend at the JACKALOPE ART FAIR¬†(Booth 99) November 26th & 27th from 10am-5pm each day at WestWorld of Scottsdale, AZ – with TONS of deals on all my prints!

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NOVEMBER 2016 ART SHOWS!

fashion-villain-collagefashion-villain-ogsFIRST FRIDAY November 4th outside of Revolver Records on 2nd st & Roosevelt from 6pm-11pm in Phoenix, AZ

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT November 11th from 6pm-10pm on Main st. between MacDonald & Robson in Mesa, AZ

DOWNTOWN CHANDLER ARTWALK Friday, November 18th from 6pm-10pm in Chandler, AZ

JACKALOPE ART FAIR November 26th & 27th from 10am-5pm each day at WestWorld of Scottsdale, AZ

The best way to creep on & buy all of Dirty Teacup Designs art work is through these local art shows! (If you’re in the area, of course ūüėČ If not, I have everything available through my SHOP) I’m working on adding more shows to this list so be sure to follow Dirty Teacup Designs on¬†Instagram & Facebook¬†for the latest updates!

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SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2016 ART SHOWS & SHENANIGANS

Comic Cons, Art Walks, Burlesque & Halloween Shows, OH MY!SepAndOctArtShows

SALT LAKE CITY COMIC CON September 1st-3rd @ the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah (Find Dirty Teacup Designs at Artist Alley table Silver 12)

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT September 9th from 6pm-10pm on Main st. between MacDonald & Robson in Mesa, AZ (if the weather looks promising & free of monsoons, keep an eye out on my Instagram & Facebook for any changes)

CINELESQUE: NETFLIX & CHILL¬†Saturday, September 10th from 7pm-11pm¬†@ Joe’s Grotto¬†in Phoenix, AZ

KEEN HALLOWEEN September 24th-25th at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ (Find Dirty Teacup Designs at Table 402)

FIRST FRIDAY October 7th outside of Revolver Records¬†on 2nd st & Roosevelt from 6pm-11pm in Phoenix, AZ (Oh, how I’ve missed you)

PHOENIX PUNK BOWLING October 8th & 9th at the Time Out Lounge in Tempe, AZ

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT October 14th from 6pm-10pm on Main st. between MacDonald & Robson in Mesa, AZ

DOWNTOWN CHANDLER ARTWALK Friday, October 21st from 6pm-10pm in Chandler, AZ

HALLOWEEN COMIC FEST at SAMURAI COMICS (Camelback location) October 29th from 11am-5pm in Phoenix, AZ

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Summer Art Shows and Retro Delights

The past few¬†weeks have been filled with some wonderful indsnes goodnessie shows! I reluctantly (or not so reluctantly) take a break from outdoor shows to hide myself from the intense Arizona summer heat & unpredictable storms, so it is lovely to have found some interesting indoor shows. I’ve been selling my goodies at the The Grid: Games & Growlers in Mesa every last Saturday of each month at their Geek Rummage Sale & it has been a blast the grid goodiesso far! I also just wrapped up selling at the AZ Game On Expo & had a wonderful time, it’s always fun trying out new shows, especially ones where I have the opportunity to sell next to such talented and kind vendors, as well as collect some great gaming merchandise!¬†Soon, I’ll be back to my favorite grind of Art Walks like First Friday, Second Fridays – All the Fridays! I can’t wait to see my regulars, I miss you guys tremendously & your¬†support really keeps my head up. September is going to be a busy month, so stay tuned – I’ll be announcing my upcoming shows quite soon (Including¬†Keen Halloween¬†& so many more!) Be sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK to see where I’ll be selling nextūüíö

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PHOENIX COMICON 2016!

Dirty Teacup Designs at Phoenix Comicon 2016Phoenix Comicon is right around the corner!

This year Dirty Teacup Designs will be in Artist Alley table 703 at Phoenix Comicon all weekend long. As part of the show, I’ll be debuting BRAND NEW prints – and they all just so happen to be my most requested characters by you guys! In addition, I’ll be posting teasers of my new pieces as it gets closer &¬†closer to the event. So stayed tuned to Dirty Teacup Designs on Facebook & Instagram <3

PCC is an annual comic convention held June 2nd-5th, 2016 at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Looking for more information about the show? Visit their website for more info!PCC Announcement

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May 2016 Art Shows & New Art Prints!

May 2016 Events

FIRST FRIDAY @ Revolver Records in Downtown Phoenix РMay 6th; 6pm-11:30pm

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT РMay 13th, 6pm-10pm (Mesa, AZ)

Downtown Chandler Art Walk РMay 20th from 6pm-10pm (Chandler, AZ)

& more to be announced!

As the¬†Arizona weather is begins its morph into weather of the face-melting variety; I’ve been a busy bee creating some new pieces for my last Arizona art shows for the summer!

Among the new art prints are: “See Right Through You” Most all of my art is based off emotions I’m going through or currently overcoming – and this one is no exception.¬†We often come across people in life we turn a blind eye to; Either for the sake of keeping our idea of them or yourself up to certain ideals, or from their ability to cleverly conceal their intentions. Then there’s the moment of clarity that blooms, letting you see them for who they truly are.¬†Exhilarating.¬†Disappointing.¬†Beautiful.

“Bottle Envy” which is inspired by the sticky, sweet scent of Viktor&Rolf’s Bon Bon & it’s gloriously unique candy-shaped bottle. A little closer to my Fashion Design roots.

“Drown Your Sorrows” A down-on-her-luck broad taking a load off in a delicious glass of whiskey.

“An Affectionate Facehugger” Because hugs come in all shapes & sizes.

With the sudden and saddening loss of one of the most influential & favorite artists of mine (and countless others) I created a Prince inspired surreal version of “Purple Rain” to show my respects to this tremendous loss to music, art, fashion & so much more.

These will all debut at all my May art shows. Each of them are 8×10″ – with the exception of “Facehugger” which is 8×8″. I hope to see some of you for my last outdoor shows of the summer. If not, I’ll see you at Phoenix Comic Con is next month with even more new art!

<3 Meghan
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APRIL 2016 ART SHOWS!

FIRST FRIDAY @ Revolver Records in Downtown Phoenix РApril 1st; 6pm-11:30pm

April 2016 Fashion Villains by Dirty Teacup Designs
(From the top left: Penny Weiss, Frederika Krueger, Jane Voorhees, Barbara Sawyer, Patricia Bateman, Dr. Harriet West, Ashlee Williams, Michelle Myers, Helen Raiser)

A smorgasbord of my¬†Fashion Villains – and this is only a few of them! What started as just one fashion illustration of “Michelle” Myers I sketched for fun while watching Halloween II in 2013 turned into a whole collection of all my favorite horror villains/characters as classy dames. I’m happy so many of you love these as much as I do, as they are¬†one of the¬†first real collections I created. You can see all of them in my shop!

Next month I’ll be preparing for Phoenix Comicon, I can’t believe it’s that time ALREADY! I have lots of new pieces planned for the show, most everything I’ll be debuting are characters/concepts you guys have requested at art shows to show my appreciation for your support<3¬†Phoenix Comicon AnnouncementThe Dirty Teacup Designs booth will be in Artist Alley table AA703 June 2nd-5th! Hope to see some you there!

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FEBRUARY & MARCH 2016 ART SHOWTIMES!

FIRST FRIDAY @ Revolver Records in Downtown Phoenix РMarch 4th; 6pm-11:30pm

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT РMarch 11th, 6pm-10pm (Mesa, AZ)

Downtown Chandler Art Walk – March 18th from 6pm-10pm (Chandler, AZ)

For the first time after about a year or so – I’m excited to announce, I finally have new buttons!
There are 10 different styles to choose from. Pick your poison.

New Buttons by Dirty Teacup Designs
Buttons From Left to Right; Top to Bottom: Snow White and the Seven Plastic Surgeons, Spiders From Mars, Katia’s Domestic Bliss, the Dirty Teacup Girl, Feline Fringe, Bird Nest Bouffant, Parasitophobia, Painting the Roses Red, Elebouffant, and Viviana’s Domestic Bliss

Dirty Teacup Designs February 2016 Art ShowtimesFIRST FRIDAY @ Revolver Records in Downtown Phoenix – Febryary 5th; 6pm-10pm

(I’ll have new art prints like Spider From Mars¬†*My tribute to David Bowie* & Clara the Broken Ballerina!)

AMAZING ARIZONA COMIC CON @ Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix – Friday February 12th- Sunday the 14th.

I’ll Debuting tons of new art prints! Wear Your Feelings *also, known to many as simply, “Pizza Girl”*, Feline Fringe *the newest edition to my Bouffant collection*,¬†No Disintegrations! A Star Wars/The Cure hybrid¬†set of¬†Fashion Villains, Succulent & Limited prints of Vanessa the Sea Witch because a lot of you have asked for her!

Dirty Teacup Designs at Amazing Arizona Comic Con 2016

Downtown Chandler Art Walk – February 19th from 6pm-10pm

More updates soon, I hope to see some of you this month!

<3 Meghan
Instagram & Facebook

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JANUARY 2016 ART SHOWS & SHENANIGANS

Dirty Teacup at First Friday on New Years Day; January 2016My very first art show of the year will be this First Friday!

Ironic, with this being the first day of the NEW YEAR! I will be set up in my usual spot on 2nd Street & Roosevelt outside of the fabulous Revolver Records in Downtown Phoenix. No doubt it will be a major event! There will be lots of commotion going on in the area because of the holiday festivities. So stop on by, say Hello & check out my newest art prints!

If you can’t make it out to that show, no worries. I’ll also be here this month:

DOWNTOWN CHANDLER ART WALK January 20th, 2016 in Chandler, AZ from 6pm-10pm

If you want to keep up with all my latest artwork as well as some artist ramblings & adventures, follow Dirty Teacup Designs directly on my new Instagram & Facebook!

<3 Meghan

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DECEMBER 2015 ART EVENTS!

Dirty Teacup Designs at First Friday in DecemberDirty Teacup Designs will be at 1st Friday in Downtown Phoenix, outside Revolver Records on December 4th, 2015 from 6pm-10pm!

I’ll have 4 lovely new prints including: Arsenic on the Rocks, Queen of Thorns, Chop Til you Drop & Stuffing. ¬†Fill your void with weird art for the holidays! I’ll also be¬† at these shows this month:

2ND FRIDAY NIGHT OUT December 11th, 2015 in Mesa, AZ (Between McDonald & Robson) from 6pm-10pm

DOWNTOWN CHANDLER ART WALK December 18th, 2015 in Chandler, AZ from 6pm-10pm

Oh Look. New Prints.
From Left to Right; Top to Bottom: Arsenic on the Rocks, Queen of Thorns, Chop Til You Drop, and Stuffing

If you want to keep up with all my latest artwork as well as some artist ramblings & adventures, follow Dirty Teacup Designs directly on my new Instagram & Facebook!

<3 Meghan

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