There is a lot going on with The Sloping Companion these days. We’ve been churning out designs and refining some of our older pieces to create new pieces of art for you to enjoy. I’m writing today to give you an update on all of the current things we are working on at The Sloping Companion. You can check out all of our items by clicking on the Etsy link at the top of this page or you can click on any of the pictures below and it will take you to that item for sale directly in our store. Take a look at some of our latest offerings and if you like what you see then consider purchasing it to keep our project alive. Everything helps and we are eternally grateful for all of the support that we have been shown since launching this project. Let’s get started! There is a lot to get to in this post. Sit back and come along for the ride. Listen – Read – Rage
Elisa Rose Mountain and The Sloping Companion teamed up to honor a song by Sound Tribe Sector 9 a while ago. We depicted the song “And Some Are Angels” by developing a pencil sketch that Elisa hashed out into a pin. The pin was well received within the community when we first dropped it and we have developed the idea into a 10 inch vinyl sticker and a limited edition run of prints that we are now also offering for sale. The prints measure in at 18 inches X 8 inches and look great on a wall. The pin was fashioned into an antique silver version and a colored version. Many of them have been sold already but we do have a few more in stock so grab them while you still can! Click on any of the images to purchase the item or just jump on over to our Etsy site at the link on the top of this page to see the entire list of pieces that we are currently offering for sale.
Next up! We have started working on a series of mandalas that represent Pretty Lights songs. We have already developed five pins in the series and are trying to put our own unique spin on the song titles. All five pins are for sale separately or you can buy all five of them at once at a discounted price. The first one that we did was for the song “Looking For Love” and we did a colored version and a silver one as well of the same design. The song title is etched into the back as well to identify the track. The second mandala that we did in the series is for the song “Look Both Ways” and features the song title etched into the back in Hebrew. The third piece in the series of Pretty Lights songs is for the track “I Know The Truth” and once again has the name of the song etched into the back. The back of this pin also has the Pretty Lights logo. The fourth piece in the ongoing series is for the Pretty Lights track “My Other Love” and also has the song title on the back as an etching. You can click on any of the pins below to purchase the item or click on the picture of the entire bundle to buy all five pins at a discounted price. Thanks for checking it out. We love Pretty Lights!
We’ve released two new versions of our R2D2 pin projecting the Grateful Dead dancing bear head. We have a blue glitter version as well as a white glitter variety. We also have our other 1.0 version for sale as well in the store. Collect all three and show your love for two of the greatest things to come out of American entertainment. These pins have become wildly popular and we will keep on making them as long as we keep getting a strong response from the design. Just click on any of the images to buy or hit up our etsy store at the top of this page! Bleep blop meep erk blip blop.
Jonathon Blake and The Sloping Companion teamed up once again to drop one of our craziest designs to date. It’s called Terrapin Rising! We did a very limited number of pins on this one to see if there was any good feedback. We have had a lot of love for this design so far and if you like the concept then please consider purchasing a pin to help our collective grow and evolve through the manifestation of art, awareness and love! Click on the image to grab one before they skip out of our store. Terrapin Rising! Mad love to Jonathon Black and Crazyredbeard Productions! We love you!
Sue Coccia and The Sloping Companion team up once again to release our flagship symbol that we lovingly call ELEVATE. This pin depicts animals found within the lyrics of songs by the band Phish. How many songs can you spot? Proceeds from the sale of this pin go to help our non profit foundation of choice called The Mockingbird Foundation @ http://www.mbird.org. We have managed to raise over $1,673.00 for The Mockingbird Foundation through the generation of sales from our website since we lauched it two years ago and we aim to raise well over $1,000 dollars in 2014 towards our mission of supporting music eduction for the youth of the world. Purchase this pin now on presale as version 2.0 and a portion of your order will go to The Mockingbird Foundation. We will also reflect your name as a donor this year on our website. You can see our running donations as they happen on our website by clicking on the Funds Raised section at the top of our page or just click here to take a look! Thank you for your ongoing support! Music eduction is very important to The Sloping Companion and we hope you can help out and get something cool in return.
We are excited to announce that we have produced a second release of our highly popular Phish “Reba” pin! This pin depicts several elements of the song. This was one of the first pins that The Sloping Companion produced when we first launched our project and there was a really good response to it. It was because of this love that we decided to make a second run of this design. We rarely see this pin on boards for trade or for sale and that tells us that it is one of the more desired designs that people love and are not willing to part with so easily. We have been asked several times to reproduce this pin and we are excited to make it available again to our fans. Grab yours today before they sell out again! Bag it! Tag it! Sell it to the butcher in the store!
The Sloping Companion is proud to announce our first pin for The Disco Biscuits depicting our twist on their song “The City” that we know and love in our own Chicago way. We take a metaphorical spin on the lyrics of the song and give it The Windy City treatment in our first ever The Disco Biscuits pin. This is a limited edition pin that will be ready very soon so come on over to our store and lock in your piece before the on sale date drops. The song title is etched into the back of this pin and gives it a sentimental vibe for anyone that loves Chicago and The Disco iscuits as much as we do in our local family of artists and music lovers. Grab one today!
We’ve got some new stickers and we’d like to ask our fans to take a step back before anyone goes out of their mind with the paradox of these two images. I have spent a lot of time in both Chicago and Wisconsin over the years. It’s because of this that I have developed an equal love and respect for both regions. Our Chicago sports pins and stickers became so popular over the past year that some of my Wisconsin family began tapping me to do a Green Bay Packers design. I decided to do it after enough bottles of New Glarus and debate with myself and others. These are four inch vinyl stickers and are weather proof and very sturdy and well made. Our website offers one sticker for sale but you can also purchase a five pack or a ten pack if you poke around on our Etsy. We are also releasing more of our Paradise Waits stickers depicting the skyline and Chicago flag for the same deal. Can’t we all just get along? Show some support for the lovely Midwest and grab some stickers. It will help keep this machine moving forward! There is room in our hearts for both glorious states. Click on either of the pictures to grab a few. Again, thank you for the support this year!
Finally, we are super excited to announce another custom table that is for sale through the efforts of The Sloping Companion and Jessica Bone. This hand painted and sealed end table is perfect for any Deadhead that you may know who also likes to show their Colorado pride. This is a one of a kind end table that we made and is a scaled down version of one of our upcycled pieces that we featured months ago on our site. The reception to it was so large that we decided to make an end table too. It is important to note that this was drawn and painted freehand and without the use of any stencils. It’s just waiting for the right buyer to come along and find it a home. It can be yours. Come check it out!
We want to once again thank everyone for showing all of their love over the past two years since we have been on this journey. We have learned a lot of things through trial and error and there have been some bumps in the road but at the end of the day it has been extremely rewarding and a true blessing to have begun this project. We will keep on doing our thing no matter what kind of complications or stumbling blocks may enter our path and we will do it to the best of our ability. We will keep a steady pace with our mission of selfless service and will also try to donate as much money as we can to The Mockingbird Foundation this year so that we may exceed our goal of $1,000.00 combined with our previous efforts. We cannot do it without you and we want you to know that you lift us up into a place that is enigmatic and revolving in an energy that makes us want to do more and refine our methods of adoration and light. Stay tuned for more from The Sloping Companion – Listen – Read – Rage – Take care of each other.