Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I'm having computer problems it seems and I'm not able to upload the main image of my new work called Monster Towers. You can see the full piece on my etsy site here. I'm really excited about these new monsters I'm creating. At my last critique my professor said I was getting to comfortable with my ghost character and that I should start inventing new guys. These came about when I was painting a lot in my studio. I love the way paint drips down so I was trying to emulate that in a controlled way. The main shapes are screenprinted on and then I drew into them with gel pen and prisma colors. Be looking for more monsters like these coming soon!
Friday, November 21, 2008
*I'm originally from a tiny town in Kentucky that is dry (no alcohol) but has bootleggers in the trailer park. It's like prohibition without all the cool jazz clubs and hip clothes.
* I love the cool, crisp sound of ice popping in water and also love it when someone's voice sounds that way. It gives me chills.
* I draw ghosts but I don't think I've ever seen a ghost and I never want to see a ghost but I kind of want to see a ghost... follow?
* I can't stand the sound of a chain rattling.
* I'm afraid of the dark.
* I may like hearing ice pop but I absolutely hate hearing people chew ice. It gives me chills so bad it takes my breath away.
* I tend to make up stories for a lot of people I see and they are often terribly sad stories that leave me depressed for the rest of the day.
* I have had a cold for the past three months. It won't go away!
And now to tag eight others:
A Fanciful Twist
Jennyfur's Sketchbook and Oddities
Millions Of People Happy
The Crochet Bakery
The Yellow Elephant
I also received this awesome Blog award from The Yellow Elephant. I'm suppose to pass it on to five other bloggers. With so many great blogs it's hard to just choose five.
afiori- she keeps a great blog and is always so kind and encouraging of my work. Thank You!
inside a black apple - I've always loved this blog. Emily Martin's work is beautiful and she's a neat person.
aesthetic outburst- A definite favorite and Abbey Hendrickson is an amazing artist.
the Adventures of Cassie - a classmate and friend, her work is so beautiful.
Paper and Stitch -a beautiful blog and they do so much for the indie art community.
Okay. That was hard. I think i distributed out awards and tags to great bloggers but there are many many more blogs that i love love love. another day...
have a good friday!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
There are many many items in the shop and they are all made from recycled felt. Since it's birthday party month for me I definitely have my eye on the cupcake.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
A friend of mine found these old photos and gave them to me because I have a current obsession with old birthday photos. Since this month is my birthday month I thought I would share these. For my birthday I really want to have an old fashioned birthday party where everyone dresses in their Sunday best and doilies are laid out on the table and fancy balloons and streamers decorate the place. But instead I'll be flying back to Illinois on my birthday and I don't think I can get the airport to do anything special. So instead I'll reminisce with other people's memories.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I recently re-discovered some old drawings of mine and I think it's funny that some things seem to never change. Not only did I draw on fabulous rainbow stationary, I also seemed to have a thing for drawing balloons over and over again. Notice how they are always in sets of threes. Those are some design skills!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
For the next month my work is featured on papernstitch! I'm very excited to be part of this website. There are a lot of amazing artists on the site. Thanks so much to the wonderful people who run paper n stitch for all they do for the indie art community.
Take a look at the website and if you would please rate my store. The shop with the highest rating gets a free month on paper n stitch. I think you have to register to vote but it's a quick an easy process.
I'd also like to send many many thank yous to the shop Hafandeg. She put a link to my site on her blog and her shop is beautiful. Hop over and check it out!
Have a great Saturday, readers. Do something lovely!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I finally added one of my new manila pieces to my etsy shop. You can find it here. I'm selling it in the frame so it's a little pricier than my usual stuff. It's called Monster Rally and it's one of my favorite manila pieces. I hope you like it!
Plus! I finally got cards made with some of my other work on them. I've been wanting to do this for a long time and I finally bit the bullet and did it. I'll wait and see the interest before I get more made. Are there any pieces of mine you'd like to see on a card? They are being sold in sets of five and ten. Check them out here and here.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I know I've featured Michelle Moode's blog on here before but she just added new work to her shop and it's so scrumptious I have to show it off. The piece above has me especially drooling. Michelle sews teabags together and then prints and sews on them. They are so beautiful and tactile.
This next piece above is called Islands Since, Almost. It's so full of texture and yummy marks. I also love Michelle's titles for her works. They take something already dreamy and give them even more of an ethereal quality.
Michelle has also made an adorable series of work based on images from her mom's 1950's Girl Scout Handbook. They are so whimsical and fun. Very darling.
Check out her shop and fall in love!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The past weekend has been busy busy. But the delightfully busy kind. We had a visiting artist in our shop and the printmaking students helped him pull an 18 color silkscreen print. I've been a fan of Mark Hosford's work for a long time so it was a real pleasure to meet and work with him. I was able to learn screenprinting tips that will save me tons of trouble. He's an amazing artist with beautiful work and wonderful stories. Check out his site here. Make sure the sound is on your computer. As soon as I get my photos uploaded I'll put them on here. We have some great ones of all of us working and then destryoying the bad prints in the end. We told Mark we were changing the word Art to Mark because he's the greatest Art!
Mark is a printmaking professor at Vanderbilt and I got the image off the Vanderbilt website at:
Monday, November 10, 2008
But Jell-o isn't just for the suburban family dinner party... These cool sophisticates also enjoy Jell-o. It's for everyone!
I love how the party above is so dedicated to Jell-o that all their dishes are Jell-o dishes and the lady's clothing even coordinate well with dishes. Okay, I know it's obviously set up for the book but I really really want to believe that the image came first, not the book. Maybe this party really happened and that's what inspired someone to write a book about Jell-o. Let's all hope...
See that awesome pink mold in the bottom right corner... I will make it my business to find that mold and make that same dish. If any readers find the mold let me know where it can be purchased. I'll check eBay of course but what else?
This blog does not make me walk away craving Jell-o. Maybe it will for you. But I do feel like my eyes have filled up on beautiful eye candy. Hopefully you feel that way, too!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
You can learn more about Pinkshirtsncarwrecks on their blog here.
This shop is so awesome. Go take a look, give it a heart, and have a great day!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Yikes! I've been away from my blog and the internet for so long. The past week has been busy busy. My friends from Drive-By Press were here. Check out their website in the margins. Katy, pictured above, stayed with me and we've had Barbie Slumber Party for the past week. We've talked about boys, tanning and art for seven days. And we shopped at H & M.