Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Birds

I meant to post these birds a looong time ago (I put them together around January, actually) but the weather wasn't behaving. After rooting around the net for paper projects and crafts I ran into Paper Krafts and paper toys. These particular cute birds came from a site called NANIBIRD.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dog Art

Who doesn't love dog art? I think this one goes to a coffee house downtown (if they want it, we'll see). Acrylic paint.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Macabre, but...

for some reason skulls and beautiful frames go well together. More design type drawings with the pen (wouldn't that be a sweet perfume lable?)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Box in Process

Anyone ever play Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? I knew there was a computer game but I did not know there was a board game. Since this box is going to have three drawers its taking a little longer to put together.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fruit People

Well, here's some more felt fruit people. I'm trying to think of what other fruit/vegetable I would like to make (and perhaps take some better individual photographs). So far the pineapple is my favorite.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Weekend Purchases

From one of the few Asian markets in town I found Spring Roll wrappers and some sweets from Japan. One of the reasons I love going to different markets is the variety of design of the packaging - it's so nice to look at I almost don't want to open them.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

More Fabric Art

One small trial fabric kokeshi; there are a few minor adjustments I think I need to make. Felt, canvas and some old pillow cases I found at a garage sell. Taken next to my little box of vintage jewelry

Friday, June 11, 2010

Antiquing We Shall Go

If you hadn't guessed junk finding/antiquing is my pastime (or obsession) so of course I didn't pass up the chance to go the antique market this weekend! Mostly I can't afford antique markets (unlike flea markets who are cheaper, usually) but it sure is fun to look to see what everyone brings. Most of the vendors come from neighboring states - from Salt Lake City to San Francisco

Turn-of-the-century glass

I have these on my bathroom cabinet; actually I could strip down my entire house for antique fixtures.

Now THIS was fascinating; this lady had vintage jewelry and off to one side she had what she called her 'therapy' table. Literally, fifty pounds of random (or lost?) pieces of everything you could imagine.

This was INSANE. My mother and I spent at least 40 minutes combing through the piles (and never did find a matching pair of earrings). I found some sweet rings and pendants and took a picture of the earrings I liked but had no chance of finding the mate. She wanted a quarter for every piece you wanted but I thought she should either charge by the pound or give it to you for free if by some fantastic chance you managed to find the matching mate. You could spend DAYS sifting through that pile. This was a very small antique fair; I only came away with a few pieces (spending about $11 overall) but it was a good start to my weekend^^

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What I dream of riding through downtown Reno

Monday, June 07, 2010

Explosion of boxes

So yesterday was the Book Arts monthly meeting and the idea of exploding boxes went over really well; this is mine. Next month I'll bring my camera and photograph everyone elses - what I love about this group is that it's so diverse. Everybody's ideas are so different from the next persons.

The paper was supplied by our instructor (who I think got most of it at Michaels) and she lent us her paper cutting tools (which I loved using)

My favorite cutout was the flower which I used for the center. Now I have TONS of ideas for more boxes.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Coffee House Gallery Show

First two of twelve watercolor Kokeshi for a little coffee house downtown in July. Only ten more go.

Friday, June 04, 2010

My Sweet Retro Bathroom

If anyone is curious to the lack of posting over the week this is the reason why: I have been putting in a lot of effort in remodeling the bathroom.

Remodeling in this sense meaning scrubbing my tiny (the size of a closet!) bathroom top to bottom then painting it the color it was originally in 1934 when the house was built.

As you can see it isn't quite done but I am happy with the sweet retro-ness of it. The mermaids actually belonged to my grandparents and now have a happy new home with me. The flamingo came from a junk shop and I just bought this freaking awesome metal pool chair (sayz its waterproof on the bottom) two days ago. Now I need to install the new floor (you can see the black and white tiles I have chosen) and I will have myself one awesome bathroom!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Study of Phrenology-
I NEED this on a t-shirt!!