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May 07, 2018

Artist in Residence


Holy Moly, Artman! Can you believe it's been over a year since we first introduced you all to Andrew LaPatin? Well, a lot has happened since then. For starters he finished his masterpiece!

But just as importantly he became our first official Artist in Residence! We all grew to love having him come in and do his thing so much that we didn't want him to ever leave. And, as it happily turns out, he didn't want to leave either. Things like that kind of have a way of happening around here. You spend a little time with us and you just sort of become family.

It's so cool that Andrew has a little space, all his own, waiting for him whenever he is ready to do his work. And it's not just work for Blue Q either. We encourage him to work on anything he wants – personal projects, work for other clients, whatever!

We all love to have him here, parked right out on the warehouse floor amidst all the hustle and bustle, with his easel and paints, or his pencil and sketchbook, or, my personal favorite, his wood burning kit. He just locks in and enjoys his process and fills the whole place with an electric pulsing creative energy. He is a true inspiration. This guy has a real knack for color, lines, and florals, not to mention an incredible imagination. And words! Andrew is a true wordsmith and loves to play around with their sounds and shapes and how they go together. This is especially wonderful when, in his deep, drawling voice, he and Sergio have in depth talks about Darth Vader's likes and dislikes around the lunch table.

So anyway, we just want to extend a big old warm official Blue Q welcome to a wonderful addition to the fam. We hope this relationship continues to flourish and benefit us all for just about forever!

Thanks a Bunch!

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Cool artwork, Andrew...I dont think I've ever seen such a big piece of wood burning! I love the mix of media. As for Blue Q products, they are just the best...I'm hooked! I have numerous products from shoppers to socks. I am a huge coffee lover & my husband has lovingly dubbed me a "filthy addict". Please offer some coffee themed items....feel free to slap my nickname on there! I'm addicted and dont plan to stop!!
Comment By: Susan1 year ago 
What ever would I do without Blue Q socks.....Another Christmas party...another big hit with my coworker friends !! Thank you Blue Q and Merry Christmas to you all !! Donna
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Comment By: Lindsey2 years ago 
I work in surgery, the doctors are mean, coworkers are stressed and my patients are high. I use my superpower black humor to avoid stress based mental shutdown. I like the socks and I feel a strange pull toward the creator. I want to work there, do any of you need surgery? Jk...I love the shit out of these socks Little B
Comment By: Beth2 years ago 
Love your site. Love your socks. And the gum. Keep on keepin' on!!!
Comment By: Emily2 years ago 
I found my first pair of you socks while visiting my mother in PA. I then found your site and ordered more. I have MS and am in an online support group. I started sending socks to a few members for fun. They posted pictures online and now people are starting to go crazy about your socks. Our group is called "We are Fucking MS Warriors" so as you can imagine your socks fit right in. Thank you for bringing easy smiles into lives that face so much difficulty. Katie Rimdzius
Comment By: Katherine2 years ago 
Love this! I am addicted to your socks and bags...and the humor and art on them. I've gone and gotten my sisters and daughter addicted too. I'm like a pusher for Blue Q....the first one is free and then they are hooked. It's a good kind of hooked though!
Comment By: joyce2 years ago 
My sister introduced me to Blue Q when she sent me a care package full of Blue Q goodies about 10yrs ago! I've been in love ever since!! Keep up the Awesome & Creative work!! Sincerely, Cresta McInnis
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I came across your socks in a little out of the way off the main road little store in Durham New Hampshire. I laughed so hard as I read the socks I had to buy. Of course I bought more than a couple. I saved one of the tags and one day decided to go onto your website. Since then I have gone on at least twice more and bought more socks! I am obsessed with these socks! My coworkers are constantly asking me which ones I have on that day. After all they my new work socks. Love love love them! Thank you!
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I came across your products for the first time on Block Island and I’m hooked! Checked out your website online! Can’t stop laughing
Comment By: Jenn2 years ago 
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I gots me some more socks today!
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