Color Splash Collection, Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 release of the Color Splash Collection is in!

Wooden, colorful necklaces

Made from wood and painted in acrylic paint, each necklace is uniquely painted and secured with a silver wire. The color pallet is rich and drawn from nature. The wood is rough cut to give a natural, unrestrained look and feel.  Look below to see each necklace in detail. 

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Sea Foam

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Lava Flow

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Night Ocean

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Red Night

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Summer Pond

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Orange Sunset

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Night Waves

All jewelry made at HipMonsters is crafted and designed by kids. Each is made with love and inspired by nature, science and a love of creating something new.

Happy creating, and wearing!

Indie Mart in the City

Indie Mart in San Francisco


Last weekend Indie-Mart got back into action with an outdoor event in San Francisco.  The weather was perfect, there was lots of vendors and everyone was in a festive mood. It has been awhile since the last Indie-Mart and we are very happy to see event return.  For those of you do not know about Indie-Mart it is a festival featuring indie artists and craftspeople. It is a great place to shop, eat or just hang out.
Indie Mart in San Francisco



There was a wide variety of vendors this year.  Soap seems to be in the new DIY trend.  The food variety this time was also greatly improved with chicken and waffles and Chairman Bao Bun Truck.  As always, they have a lots beer and wine to choose from. Check out Indie-Mart to see when the next event is.



Maggie Hurley's Art

I bought a great three piece series of robots by Maggie Hurley that I have been eyeing for sometime. I love her robots.


The Black Apple

The Black Apple Art Cute, clever and just beautiful to look at a Hip Monster will dig the art from The Black Apple. Her work has a timeless quality yet is thoroughly in the now. Mostly portraits of young woman, her art has symbolism hiding in every brush stroke. A blend of big eye art, folk art and Symbolism a Black Apple painting is a work to be explored.

The Black Apple Art
Squirrel Girl Print
shown on the left at first seems simple, a girl dressed up as a squirrel. But soon questions begin to arise. Why does her poise seem defiant yet defeated? Was she forced to wear the costume or is it her defense against the world?



The Black Apple Art Bubblegum Betty, shown below, is one of our favorite pieces. A sassy young girl staring back at you using her bubble as a mask.

Monster Recommended for Art
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Catia Chien

Catia Chien Logo Artwork for the pensive Monster, Catia Chien s work draws a Monster in. Saturated colors embrace her figures who reside in a dream world all her own. Her books are among our favorite short graphic novels with beautiful art and memorable stories.

Catia Chien Art Dark, organic and ,moody Catia Chien s Valentine captures the feelings of loneliness we have had at one time or another. Emotions always run deep in her work and this can be seen here.

Recommended Modern Prints

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Tiny Sparks Design

Tiny sparks design wood crafting indie art Simple, elegant woodworking Tiny Sparks Design makes art from the everyday object. Following the Japanese wood-crafting tradition, the wood is allowed to speak in their art. The grain, patterns, and defects of the wood are exploited to make designs that have a living quality to them.

Tiny sparks design wood crafting indie art koi printkey holder on bamboo The koi fish seems to just be just passing by on the Koi Print Key Holder on Bamboo. It is a well-balanced piece with a bolder design than most of Tiny Sparks Designs.

Monster Recommended for Modern Designs
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