Thursday, September 29, 2005
When I saw the prompt of FRESH for Illustration Friday, the first and only thing I could think of was the fresh air that would slap me awake when I worked a 430a shift last year. The air would be different depending on the tide, or whether we had a blustery night to blow away exhaust fumes, smoke and leave the most brisk, clean, pure air I had ever inhaled. I would stand on my front porch, looking at the moon and stars for a good 10 minutes or so just experiencing it. That is it - is was, AIR AS AN EXPERIENCE. Some mornings, fog would be so thick that I could taste minuscule particles in my mouth, dense mist would wrap around my face, tickling my skin. And the best would be when blooms abound in pre-dawn, baby birds chirping loudly, the air would be so sweet that I would laugh out loud alone in the dark. I was never an early-riser but each morning I had one of those experiences, I would say a little prayer of thanks for letting ME have that air-encounter in a dark night, under moon and stars.
So with that little story in mind, this is my entry for Illustration Friday for Fresh (Air), illustration by Kim Carney (snorting flower scents up her nose).
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Scary Halloween sound effects, Pumpkin wizard pumpkin patterns, Virtual pumpkin. George W. Bush as a pumpkin-head from pumpkingutter.
Silver Swirl Pumpkin, Spellbound Pumpkin, A Unique Vase.
Very cool collection from The Halloween Collector. Halloween vintage postcard images. Vintage Trick or Treat bags from the 1950's and 60's.
Tom Pritchard's collection fof Candy containers, buy some spooky stuff, Devil guy by Shiverbones, Bethany Lowe Designs, Clown seated.
Scary desktops, Edward Gorey, lots of great old photos and fun stamps at Old Fashion Halloween.
Gravestone cards and Tomb-stone inscriptions. Miss Mary's Gothic Victorian clipart.
You might need a VooDoo doll for the special night or a corpse. Kerry Kate's Effigies. I love this - Museum of Ouija boards. Box lanterns.
Paper mache fun with Debra Schoch, Mrs. Wickett and her cat, Hooray for Halloween Gang, Folk Art originals by Johanna Parker Design. All kinds of folk art Halloween eye candy here in the participating artist section. Veggie Parade at Momentos by Stacey Bear and our own wonderful friend's work, Amy from APL Creations.
Terri Brush design and Trick Or Treater Spider Ride from Papier People Originals by Julie Karanik. Kristen Beason is out of her gourd!
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Friday, September 23, 2005
A tragic fire this morning destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. The fire began in the presidential bathroom, where both of the books were kept. Both have been lost. A spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had almost finished coloring the second one.
Sorry, this came to me via email and I had to share it. I know I am sinking into my adolescence period. Constant bad news drives me here!
16. It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chewed Your Ass Out All Day Long
15. If I Can't Be Number One In Your Life, Then Number Two On You
14. If The Phone Don't Ring, You'll Know It's Me
13. How Can I Miss You If You Won't Go Away?
12. I Liked You Better Before I Got to Know You So Well
11. I Still Miss You Baby, But My Aims Gettin' Better
10. I Wouldn't Take Her To A Dog Fight 'Cause I'm Afraid She'd Win
9. I'll Marry You Tomorrow, But Let's Honeymoon Tonight
8. I'm So Miserable Without You, It's Like You're Still Here
7. If I Had Shot You When I First Wanted To, I'd Be Out Of Prison By Now
6. My Wife Ran Off With My Best Friend And I Sure Do Miss Him
5. She Got The Ring And I Got The Finger
4. You're The Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
3. Her Teeth Was Stained But Her Heart Was Pure
2. She's Looking Better After Every Beer
And the Number one song is. . . .
1. I Ain't Never Gone To Bed With An Ugly Women, But I've Sure Woke Up With A Few
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Pica is master of his domain.
And sleeps in and ON my side of the bed.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
The artist Jos van der Meulen found out how clothes-pegs grow on trees with these Pinch. Paperbags are made of unused billboard posters that have been sewn together. Every time it is a surprise to see what design there is on the bag.
Pencils with Personality.
Hella Jongerius, Nymphenburg porcelain.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
Other designer collections from Amatas, Fashion from Asia. A fashion discussion board, could be interesting, for ideas and good links.
Fausto Sarli - photo below.
Sau Paulo Fashion Week Spring 06, pick a designer.
Paul Gaultier’s folkloric costume, shown below.
Christian Lacroix (below) on fashionlines.com. I can't get enough!
Fashion that is a little wooden from on aura tout vu shown below.
Silent liquefaction, gowns by Dominique Sirop.
"Les Fantomes de l’Opera" by Franck Sorbier
A little more "Phatom" with Eymeric Francois shown below.
Fall 2005 Ready-to-Wear Comme Des Garçons - Runway, shown below.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
I sanded, kilz, primed, painted grey, added a red top coat, but when I added the crackle medium, it all ran, oozing all over the place. It would not dry. SO, I scraped that off, determined to salvage my complete disaster. The next time I painted, I dried as I went with a hair blower. I added the crackle and dried in small sections. It worked! Then sanded and distressed with steel wool. Stained the top wood piece and finished it all off with Varathan. The top has a cracked in it but I think it just adds to it. So, for a little money, I found and painted a piece that fit the space. Next up, D and I are building a built-in bookcase. Keep you posted on that.
A collaboration between 2 danish artists, one living in Denmark (Peter), the other living in Australia (Lene). 8861 miles apart their work takes form in sketchbooks, travelling back and forth between the continents.
The animals of Almacen Marabi, terrific work.
My precious Scooter.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Flower Hats from My Perennial. (via candlelight, via Thrifty Boutique).
So in love with Grainne Morton's work, especially the button brooches and bracelets can also see her fabulous work here (not for the faint of heart price-wise).
Amy Peters' Studio necklaces.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
And received my prints from Katy! Prints are great, thank you.
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Tara's assemblage art.
Tara's art journals.
Tara has a great dog, Bailey. And here she is waiting for us to stop visiting outside and come indoors!