Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
A short but sweet snapshot (thanks nifty iPhone polaroid app!) reminding those who may be on or around Austin this month to check out the Blue Genie Art Bazaar over at the Monarch Event Center. It's happening right now until the 24th! Yay!
I hope to do a bigger write up with pics, links and all the trimmings about the various fabulous artists next week, but for now, with limited time and camera resources, I figured I'd stick with a snippet of one of my latest projects. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I've been feeling really guilty about the rampant blog neglect I've suffered throughout this year. Really, really guilty.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
All those long, difficult months of planning, projects, moving and non-blogging are over. World, I'm back, and I'm a changed woman! Yes, I am now married. Yay!
I know, I know... Where have I been?
Well, I had so much on my plate, that it caused months of blog reading and writing neglect, but I am so very happy to be back and to be able to share that which I love to do. Make, sew, sketch, bake, etc.
These little birdies are all that are left of the whole flock I stitched up for my wedding time project extraganza. And there's more to come from that, believe me...
... Now, if only I could figure out the best place to take pictures in the new place, or where I unpacked my non-iPhone camera....gah!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Here's yourself a sparkly spring rainbow of vintage buttons to entice folks to get cleaning -- you never know what lovely thing you had tucked away in that cigar box in the closet!
These were my grandmother's. She gave me her whole stash (just a sliver of which is pictured here) when she decided she never wanted to sew a buttonhole again. Lucky me!
They turned up again during my spring cleaning, and I couldn't resist looking through and picking out some favorites to share.
I tell myself I'll use them for family projects and on precious clothing for future kids, but I like them all together in a box, too. It's like a little treasure box.
And they still smell like her house. That's the best part.
Back to spring cleaning so I can work without climbing over a mountain of craft, and so that I can make the big move soon, and so I can prevent my fiancé from calling things off when I show up to our new house with two houses worth of crap. : P
But the button box stays. And the fabric, and the sketchbooks, and the patterns, and the.....
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Remember the Biblical Proportions show I participated in over Easter weekend? Yes? No? You know, the show full of spectacular biblical art from Austin's most talented art peeps?
Well, I decided to go ahead and just use my never before posted brand new piece from it as a test case for blogging from my iPhone already. Whoot! A new tool to get things done!
So here you go... I give you my Mary Magdalene. There she is in all her classic Mary Magdalenism, translated through painted plush and yarn, and there be her seven demons.
Next to a head of John the Baptist..
I have to say it feels very strange posting unedited iPhone photos. It feels very rough, unfinished and exposed to me. Sigh.
I'll just have to get used to it, cuz it's better no posts at all, verdad? Sure...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Although my sketchbooks are hardly ever colored, and they generally contain far more, um... 'bizarre' drawings than this sweet little clover laden lady here. Far more bizarre, or far more cutesy, depending on my mood.
Monday, March 9, 2009
The STAPLE! Independent Media Expo and its live art after-party at Red7 was this past weekend. I went to both, and I larted! At least that's what my friend dubbed it ( 'lart' being short for 'live art'). I like that, and it's easier to type out and put into verb form than 'live art' so I'm sticking with lart. If I were to sing my own version of the 'La-la-la Song' from Sesame Street, I'd stick lart in there for sure.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Awww, what a cute little staple-gator we have here! And what is a staple-gator, you may ask?
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
It's actually just some food coloring and sprinkles on lemon buttercream icing. No bodily fluids were involved.
And for those of you left scratching your heads.... So, it was my sweetie guy's birthday, and he is a big time Frank Zappa fan. Big time. One of Zappa's well known songs is 'Don't Eat the Yellow Snow' of the Nanook of the North song saga. It tells the tale of Nanook the eskimo, his mama, huskies, and yes, yellow snow. Inspiration struck me when I found myself without the time to bake up a cake shaped like Frank Zappa's head. That's when I thought of making up some Zappa party picks to top off the 'yellow snow' capped cupcakes. Or as our friend, Paul, noted, they should really be called 'Utility Muffins.'
They were also far more portable, so we easily brought them into the pub for snacking. Win! Good thing I didn't carry out the massive Zappa portrait in frosting, then.
I drew up the Frank myself, printed it out on cardstock, circle punched the suckers out, and glued them into a fringed crepe paper and toothpick sandwich. Taa-daa! My friend, Jennifer, even made her own version for her dad's 60th birthday party. Super cute!
And on the baking end, I also doctored some cake mix (I know -- blasphemy! But I had not the time!) into a very lemony cake, and used Amy Sedaris' lemon buttercream icing recipe. Very yummy. Very quick. Very easy. I forgot to remove the paper liners from the foil cups though. Duh!I like to think that both Frank Zappa and Amy Sedaris would get a kick out of urination themed cupcakes, right? At least I'll tell myself that. I know we all enoyed them very much, and most importantly, my sweetie guy was totally surprised and thrilled.
And nobody rubbed them into anybody's eyes. But we did jab the picks into some sausage. Mmmmm! Sausage and cupcakes!Pin It