Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sugar Tooth

Ohmygoodnessohmygoodness! I had to share this with you right away! Have you heard of the artist group Pip and Pop? This is the info from their facebook page:

Pip & Pop are an artist duo from Western Australia. Pip & Pop explore utopian and paradisiacal worlds, drawing upon many cultures' folk & fairy tales, creation mythology, Buddhist cosmologies and contemporary pop culture. In exploring the aesthetics of super-abundance, Pip & Pop use a vast collection of made and found materials.

They are Australian-based duo Nicole Andrijevic and Tanya Schult and their work is currently on exhibition at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). Their show is called "We Miss You Magic Land" and it's making my hear all aflutter. Check out thisarticle for more info on their show.

All of the pictures here are taken from their facebook page and are not just images from their GoMA show. You can Like them here.

I also found this sweetie-pie video while on my search for all things Pip and Pop. I'm not sure if it is in the exhibition or what the story is about it but it's just as wonderful as the work.

GOMA- pip and pop from Studio Joho on Vimeo.

My plan was to wait until after the first of the year to start blogging again. I wanted to get my brain refreshed and then really start putting my energy into posting daily and keeping up with this blog a lot better. Pip and Pop changed all of that. I was just too excited to show this. My friends and I all dream of one day living together in a small town or village and creating our own artist's commune. I think this is what it would look like.

I hope you are as inspired as I am!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Garlands Galore!

I was just getting ready to post pics of my banners and garlands hanging up at Cracker Jax when I noticed the Your Are My Fave blog in my feed with a DIY for making a Christmas garland. I love the white on white for the letters. I have been wanting to make banners and garlands out of fabric but haven't quite figured out what to do or how. This really helps a lot. Neat-o!

Here are my banners up and for sale at Cracker Jax. I couldn't be happier with how they look up on the walls. Because I was way too afraid to climb that high on the ladder my very sweet boss Bryanne did all the scary work for me on my day off. She sent me pics and I almost cried. I hope I don't sound braggy because I promise I'm not. It's just so excited to see your stuff out of your house and on a new wall. I hope people like them and want to throw one hundred beautiful parties and decorate with them!

wordy banners!

metallic banners!

Tassel banner!

Please let me know if you have any suggestions for making fabric banners. I really want to make fringed fabric ones but am at a loss on what kind of fabric or trim to get.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A New Age

I didn't mean to turn 29 and never blog again. The time really got away from me. Christmas time in retail is a crazy busy time. It's a fun time, too. I love wrapping Christmas gifts, especially now that I have finally learned how to fold the paper on the sides. It seriously took me 29 years to figure it out.
I've also been keeping my hands busy at home. More and more jars are being made with little animals resting on top. I seem to go to the craft store daily. It's sort of been a relief to dive in head-first with crafting. Putting my Fine Art work to the side for a while has eliminated some stress. Yesterday I had the day off and my boyfriend and I went out-of-town to do some shopping and have a sushi dinner. I never used to be able to give up a free day to do something like this because I always felt guilty for not being in my studio. I think I am finally finding a way to balance it all with free time to spare. It just means less tv watching. Finally! I'm watching less TV. I still think I have my new job to thank for all this. I come home from work and feel inspired and just want to keep moving. Unless of course it's after a long Saturday. Then I just want to curl up next to my beau and watch anything that doesn't require thinking.
This post is a bit scattered. Maybe because my coffee is kind of week this morning. Hope your holidays are playing out well and are not stressful at all. Eat a piece of fudge and say out loud one thing you are thankful for. It helps burn calories.
Here's the corner of my home that keeps evolving. I could stare at this spot for hours. Just got that Bunny head at Anthropologie. Be still my heart...

Corner of my home.