Happy August! | Steel Cow

Happy August!


Happy August!
Once again, it's been awhile since I wrote a blog or a newsletter, so a big hello if you haven't heard from us in awhile! We do love Facebook and post on here regularly, so if you are wanting more news from Steel Cow, please like us and make sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Pop up store
We have some exciting news to share with you - starting September 1, we are opening up a Steel Cow store in the East Village of Des Moines! We will be open Friday and Saturdays through December. We have been getting a lot of requests from fans to visit us at a physical location and so Des Moines is where we chose. The East Village is a great little community with lots of shops so if you are looking for a weekend fall or holiday shopping trip please visit the East Village and us, we would love to see you! I will be making the trip about every third time and Josh will be there every week so if you visit you will get to see one of us! Here is the address: 506 6th Street Suite 200 Des Moines, IA 50309

Summer is for vacation
We have been lucky this summer, the boys and I have been able to have two week long vacations. One to visit my sister and family in Florida and the other was a camping trip we just got back from in Door County, Wisconsin. If you are from the Midwest and have never been here - you must go if you get a chance! It is a lovely area with lots of things to do including biking, eating, swimming, camping, hiking, shopping, lavender picking, people watching, playground-hopping and more! When I travel I usually bring my paints with me. 

Here is a shot of my most recent painting with our campfire in the background. Photo Credit: Beth Winke


Our campsite in Door County - Eddie took awhile getting the hang of a hammock.



But when he did, he invited his brother to join.


Oh to be a kid again!


Harry, Eddie, and cousins Oscar and Freda on the Florida 
beach!

Meet Nico
I finished this little bull calf yesterday and I just think he is the cutest thing. We still have to introduce him formally, give him a bio and put him up for sale on our website, but in the meantime, here is a sneak peak. 

Milk cans
I tracked down another stash of milk cans last month and I am so excited about them! We will be doing another run of super cool, crazy authentic milk cans with Steel Cow images on them in the next month or so, so please if you are interested check our Facebook page. We sold out of our milk cans last year very quickly and I know many of you have been requesting more, so your chance is coming up!  
(These are the milk cans we did last time, this time they may be a touch different)


(Here are the new milk cans being power washed.....I got a bit muddy......)

New Logo
This past spring and summer I have been working on a new chicken, pig and cow painting that will be turned into a new logo when they are finished that will represent our growing line of farm animal images, and not just cows. So, if you see our logo change in the next few months, don't be worried - it is still us!



Thanks for being a fan of Steel Cow!

We truly appreciate your business and interest in my paintings and our Made-in-Iowa products!

Valerie Miller


Our family: Me, Josh, Harry and Eddie. It was great going on vacation with our family - we actually have some family photos!
Photo credit: Beth Winke
 

Valerie Miller
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