Friday, January 27, 2012
Its that time of year again, well almost. Valentine's Day. and that means the gallery at my University is having its Valentine's Auction and I'm a participating artist :D
So I decided to donate this piece; it was made for a magazine entry but was rejected so I hung onto it, not really knowing what I'd do with it until now. Its made of recycled pieces. The frame is an old game tin without the lid, the center flower piece is made out of a soda can and the text at the bottom is from this wonderful 1940's woman's etiquette book that has outdated and frankly destructive lifestyle advice. Would love to do more pieces like this if I get the time.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
I'm sure some of these products look familiar; everytime I go to my college book store they always have these unique and freaking awesome gifts with fantastic vintage imagery. Bright, bold colors, one-of-a-kind products and CUTE - all things I adore in my shopping experience. Well, if I had a job it would be. As it were I can only look, dreaming of the day I win the lottery. Until then BLUE Q is a store I can only dream of shopping at and I will pass on the awesomeNESS to all who read this blog.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Mmmmm, speaking of recent things (well, recent for me) Bakemonogatari AMV. Short, sweet and on crack. I don't know where I was when this came out and HOW I missed it. The anime reminds me a little of FLCL; you have to watch it a few times to get any sense of a plot but its fun.
How I like bright, shiny things.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
What could his name be? He does need a name....Horace? Emerson? oh, I like Emerson. I am in the process of making another Emerson to place on the Etsy site and will be attempting to bring him to various gift stores in town to sell.
He's a big boy; almost two feet (most of which is his feet). He's made out of recycled materials (suits, shirts, pants from a second hand store) and has beautiful vintage brass buttons for eyes. The hat is silk brocade and the monocle and metal are elements from Tim Holtz.
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Finally got around to making use out of one of my Christmas presents; a book full of bird patterns to make. So I give you Raven with Attitude. I have a ton of new ideas for Etsy so be prepared during January as I crank out lots of new and unusual pieces to sell like this guy. I want to bring him around to a couple of stores in town so it won't be for a while though. Looots of work to do :P