Friday, October 31, 2008

Three Potato Four

I love everything I see at Three Potato Four, especially, these bowls and these prints by artist Geninne Zlatlkis. But everything there is delicious!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! Yeah, I am home! To hand out candy to our little goblins.

Happy Halloween!

Shooting A-Go-Go

The elections can't be over quick enough for me. Although you all know who I want to be our next president, today I would take anyone ... just to have it all over with and have our lives back to normal. No more Sarah and her wardrobe. No more analysis on NPR. No more talk of hate-groups of home grown terrorism and threats against Obama. Just getting back to normal stories of the day, doomed economy, future depression, Iraq war ... sounds pretty darn good about now.

I need what little time off I do have back! No matter how I say I am leaving on time today, something comes up and I end up working extra hours. On top of that, caught a little cold so have been going home, hour of quiet time and straight to bed.

The only shooting I have been doing is: on-the-go ... camera at the wheel. Caught the sun setting on the way home night before last. I had a dream last night that I was driving somewhere and ran out of gas ... nice metaphor.

Red on blue

Cutting through the sky

Antler Envy

I would rather know that any antlers I have came from death of natural cause.

Crystal Farm Antler Chandeliers and Antler Furniture.

Lazy CF Ranch has created Outdoor Aluminum Furniture that is not only different from the traditional styles, but artistic, creative, and representative of nature and the great outdoors. With the look of Rustic Oak, Bent Willow, Mountain Pine, and Antler.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming Elk Antler Auction.

Antlers in Domino Magazine.

Agricultural Museum housed in the beautiful Transylvanian Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest, Hungary and more here.

Deer Antlers & Skulls

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hauntingly Beautiful

Halloween in the Time of Cholera Flickr set of Steven Martin is hauntingly beautiful!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Garamond Powerline

Garamond powerline alphabet created by Daniel Adolph via urban preschool.

Anthony Bourdain

I love cable's dvr service. I haven't really used it to it's full potential but I have been recording Anthony Bourdain. Since I really don't watch reality TV, except for Project Runway (when I am awake to see it) ... it is nice to know there is something I have recorded that is entertaining before I go to bed.

He has a blog and his crew has a blog. And I am now following him on Twitter. Hey, Tony ... when is the new season coming out?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

David Franklin, Duane Pasco

David Franklin goes solo at Stonington.

Duane Pasco master carver and his totems! Detail seen below.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Castle Editions

Contemporary Limited Edition prints by Boudicca and Graham Dolphin

The Genius of TerraCycle Inc

TerraCycle Inc's Pencil and Pencil made from recycled newspaper, Used Disk Jot Pad.

They have a Cork Brigade sign up page for making their cork boards!

Papier-Mache Pumpkins

If I had any extra time I would make these Papier-Mache Pumpkins. Maybe next year. In the meantime, Matt, Bri and I carved a few last night.

hydrangea mane



Build-O-Bama via Paper Forest. You know you want one.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cannelle et Vanille

Warning ... don't visit Cannelle et Vanille if you are hungry for something sweet, all treats photographed beautifully.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oh, So Smelly

I was reading an old Glamour magazine on the free table at work this morning in the toilet and an article about scent popped out at me. Tuberose, orange blossoms, jasmine, honeysuckle, oh my!

If we weren't about to plummet into the second great depression, I might spend $300 no Henri Bendel'sTuberose Perfume, what I have read, it would be worth it! Or the Orange Flower perfume... sounds magical ... but out-of-stock.

Jo Malone's version, if I could afford it. Then there is the Perfume Blog.When Fabulous Fashion and the Real World collide, Style Spy is there.

Walling Me In

Philippe Gronon's blackboards are beautiful via Le Divan Fumoir Bohemien.

Bañistas by yosigo's these walls around me.

Pumpkin Way

Lots of pumpkins with winning smiles over at Pumpkin Way. Reminds me, we need to carve pumpkins today. via Lisa

Luscious Lizness

Tara and I skipped over to Port Townsend after work yesterday for ArtFiberFest vendor night. Always a great trip because I get to see friends. Liz was there. Look at this wonderful pillow of hers. Matt saw it and said he really liked it (something more like, this is really cool) ... which I repled ... great, because I thought it would look good with the grey, red and black in your room. And it did! Thank you, Liz! More of her luscious goodness here.

Pillow from Liz Lamoreux

Microscope Imaging Station

Exploratorium's Microscope Imaging Station and the gallery of amazing images. This video of zebrafish development from the single-cell stage to hatching is fantastic!

Art That Moves Me

Arthur Ganson Kinetic Sculpture. His Thinking Chair and Small tower of 6 gears, I love looking at his pencil sketches.

The wind loves Tim Prentice and his kinetic sculptures.

Steve Stackpole

Ben Hopson designing movement, exploding "T"

Mathematics of the Slider Cranks

Rabbit clock by Minoru Takahashi

How it works and lots more from Automata.

Art of automata by Bud and Suzi Richards

The incredible work of Tom Haney, go see it move, art seen below.

Chain Gang

Chain stitch sample from Tiny Happy, looking makes me very happy.

Making Your Mark

Ruth Mark's wonderful creations, amazing!


Can I have one of these in an extra large please and maybe something from CHIP TRIP.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Never Fails

Fail Blog, I needed that. Thanks.


Classic Actresses

I think I found someone who is obsessed with owning music as my husband.

WWI & WWII posters

Old Life Magazines

Typographic Concept

This is fun ... Designing a Typographic Concept Poster.

Kiss Me And More

Isn't this Kiss Me photo from iStock adorable?

Lots of Vintage Ephemera, I really like this one.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Best of Suspense

When we were in high school and driving miles and miles to go to the movies, a rodeo, roping or anywhere far away from Breckenridge, we would listen to suspense radio. A dark road in the middle of nowhere made the story on the radio more exciting ... even if the radio program was 40+ years old. ;)
David buys old-time suspense radio programming shows for me to listen to all the time. I also have the "Best of Bob Hope", which I gobbled up in my tape deck in about a week. So this is so much fun to think about getting more of Best of Suspense, Old Time Radio. Is there anything better? I don't think so.

Race in the U.S.A

Looking through the eyes of history, science and lived experience, the RACE Project explains differences among people and reveals the reality – and unreality – of race. The story of race is complex and may challenge how we think about race and human variation, about the differences and similarities among people.

Animator Vs. Animation

This is the best! Animator Vs. Animation by Alan Becker. Sent to me by my SIL.

Kerry Meyer

Children illustrator Kerry Meyer, sweet and delicious. Hello, Kerry!

Urban Spectacles

Urban Spectacles providing Wood Eyeglasses, Handmade Eyewear, Wood Grain Sunglasses, One of a Kind Accessories, Unique Frames, Wood Fashion and Custom Designed Glasses. Fabulous!

A Fine Line

Sam Messenger, delicate complexity.

ComplexCity Seoul by Lee Jang Sub, seen below.

both via Le territoire des sens

AMAIA MARTÍN, seen below.


This is smashing!

How To Get Rid Of ....

Informative how to get rid of things and the blog via art for housewives.

Barbara Bouman Jay

Beautiful monotypes by Barbara Bouman Jay, love the rich, soothing colors!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One Unreal Alaskan

Seattle Post-Intelligencer guest column by a native Alaskan is a whole new take on Sarah Palin.

Art Brokers

Love the colors of Jennifer Beckman work, seen below. (Looks like they put the wrong credit on art, but I checked the site for accuracy)

Irene Belknap's Ithaka, seen below. Her skirt is luminous.

Colors of Joan Gold

Turned Me On

Urban Retro turned me on today. Designer iPod Skins

iPod Nano 3rd Gen GelaSkin Jealousy by Jen Lobo

Travis Louie's Rusty Of Unusual Circumstance skin, and his blog, The art of Travis Louie

Brian Despain The Exchange. Ten Stone Tea, love this piece by Brian.

Nathan Ota, Judgement

Colin Johnson, My Pop

Energy Savings

You'll Never Think About "Energy Savings "The Same Way Again found on TreeHugger.

Hat In The Mirror

"Mirror" for Self-Portrait Challenge. Just one of the hats I wear very well.

I must say a heartfelt thank you to Kathreen, who has kept SPC going for so many years. And Jeremy for taking up the reigns of keeping us straight during a transition over to Flickr.

Self-Portrait Challenge

Quick Pick

Think I will have more luck using RANDOM.ORG picking my lottery numbers?

Really Scary

Want to really scare your neighbors this year, try wearing this.

Carrie Marill

Houseplants and color studies cohabitate in these pieces by Carrie Marill, at Jen Bekman gallery. 20x200 Artist Interview: Carrie Marill.

Pretty Pumpkins

I am going to make these this week!

The Car of MY Future

The Car of MY Future” 2009 Student Scholarship Program. "In the short time since you were born, society has experienced dramatic lifestyle changes, amazing scientific advances, and growing concerns over the environment. Chances are the vehicle you drive today will be very different from the one you will drive 25 years from now." Sponsored by Washington State Auto Dealers.


How cute are these rings from Shannon Carney, seen below. Wow.

Haunting jewerly of Bettina Speckner.

David Neale brooches

All via another ring/jewelry-lover mar de color rosa, Thank you!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

a: hover

This is how I feel most days, lots of good information going in but no time to file it in the proper locations for re-use ;)

a: hover

Monday, October 20, 2008

Closet blogger

My friend Michael has been blogging since 2004 ... and didn't mention it. "West Coast, Gemini, omnivorous bipedal carbon-based life form (high-melanin model), reporter, editor, Web producer, essayist, novelist, critic, blogger, heckler, fan, force, green fuse, flower, 21st century male of the species "

Closet blogger! ;)

Vintage Brushes And More

20 Amazing Vintage Brush Sets for Photoshop - Over 50 Brushes found on Speckyboy. Be sure to check out the Top 10 Articles.

Cool stuff at createsk8.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Raquel Issima

Amazing art of Raquel Issima.

Sunday Softies

Cute softies at a snails pace with Beetlegirl Design

Sebold's Originals

Sew Cute Sweets

mummysam's Mini Tristan


The Toy Society, softies are afoot

Delicate Yellow To Blue

yellow to blue

Collective Talent

Art and embroidery by Kate O'Connor

Co. & Co. Design Collective

Kate Bingaman-Burt's Obsessive Consumption

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Bowled Over With Nested Goodness

Why am I addicted to little wooden boxes and nesting bowls?

Gravity bowls by ceramic artist Jennifer Graham

I love the simple shape of these dishes by up in the air somewhere

White Forest Pottery by artist Nancy Bauch's stunning nested rose bowls. Yes I have blogged these before because when I see them I want to weep.

Yellow poppy bowl by Whitney Smith via Ooh, I've Got Something to Show You!

These are wonderful by Susan Roden

These sweet little bowls from Baily Bowls look a more sturdy than most.

Footed utility models from Zak Designs Ltd are sweet! via Helen Grave's Food Stories, these bakeware mixing bowl variety . Very practical, Joseph Joseph Mix & Measure Prep Set

Glass version by Jill Allan.

Love the colors of these by Sarah Gee

Will take anything from here, ceramics by Gailan Ngan, nested or not.

Alex Marshall Studios bowls

Sunami Sobu two tone cocoa, blue nesting bowls -- that's what I'm talkin' 'bout.

I love these from Nussha Japanware nesting bowl Set

Perfection by Co. & Waito

Even felted nesting bowls are perfect.

Fall Babies

I still have lots of news blooms coming on the hydrangeas. The first cold snap, they will die.

fall baby

fall baby

Virtual Becomes Personal

I spent most of the morning reading Stepanie's blog after finding this story about her tragic accident in which she and her husband were left in critical condition and the blogging world begin to host auctions to help their medical cost. Mind-numbingly sad and inspiring at the same time.

High Drama

I was updating my Classmate profile last night, adding a few photos because I am letting my membership lapse. I hardly ever check it or even visit the profile unless they send me an update email. I joined for 3 months. I don't think it is so user-friendly but it is fun to look at classmates names and try to remember their faces. Which brought me around to digging up my yearbooks last night.

I paged through a couple of them mainly focusing on the beautiful faces of girls. Even in the black and white dorky school photos they look luminous, happy, confident. Perfect hair and toothy smiles. They look like they have act together, knew themselves, happy. I was the complete opposite ... uncomfortable in my own skin and surroundings. Did I compensate by being bitchy? Generally, I don't think I was very nice back then, not that I can remember any one act of unkindness. I had a hand full of very close and loyal friends, whom I am still very close. I didn't really have a "boyfriend" although I was blessed to have lots of good male friends. I wonder, I was I not interested in dating them or did I instinctively know they were never ask me out so penciled "boyfriend" of my agenda. I also think seeing M have with his girlfriend at 17 makes me start to think about what age I had a boyfriend. I did have a huge crush on one person for a very long time, more of a long-distance relationship. Even in high school I had unattainable relationship problems, featuring "distance" as the big hurdle. ;)

I felt like such an outsider in all of the high schools I attended. I look awkward in my photos. My hair just as "undone" as it is today. I am comforted to remember that I never had a "hair style" even back then. Why are school memories so painful even when I can't recall details. I feel unsure that I was authentic. But the real question is, do the "beautiful", popular girls have the same feelings about "back then"?

Why am I wasting my Saturday trying to remember this stuff?

Short Letterpress Documentary

A thoughtful documentary on the history and workings of the letterpress, featuring Firefly Press. Wish I had one, a letterpress, that is.


This incredibly piece called Growing Woman by Elsita and her new blog, All About Papercutting. Each piece of art making me giggle with delight. Lots of great video links on the subject of cutting paper. More Paper Sculptures and Papercuts on Flickr via Ana Ventura.

Cray-Pas Contest

For students and teachers, the Cray-Pas Contest.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Love Quilting

Sherri Lynn Wood's Passage Quilts

Send Fiberart your love, Fiber-Postcard Valentines.

Karen Flame In Memoriam

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Carving It Up

Country Living: How to gild a pumpkin and carving ideas.

The Pumpkin Lady® has lots of patterns you can purchase.

Goodnight Moon Pumpkin with free pattern.

Jaggedy Face

Tiger Woods and other celebs

Pumpkins and more on flickr. All of this talk of carving makes me want to get my pumpkins carved and out to scare the neighbors.

Yes We Carve

Yes We Carve, Barack O' Lantern. Might have to carve one of these this weekend.

Zombie Pumpkins has some cool patterns.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Keep It Simple

Yeah, that's what I am talking about! Don't make everything so freakin' complicated out there in digital-TV/computerland! Keep us, the purchasing public, in mind when you are writing those instructions.


Duane sent me this today, Totally Looks Like ... OMG. A must see.

Sexy Smarts

Kurt Schlosser's list of OK male celebs, hysterical. And I like his list! A tux and a sexy accent ... fine by me.

Gerrie Shoots

My friend Gerrie shot this with her new camera and a test tube vase-thingie we bought at Salvage Studios, had to share.

Know Hope

Know Hope's Temporary Residence exhibit flickr set at Anno Domini gallery. Love the name, the art.

4:30 AM

Waking up before my alarm goes off almost every morning. Do you ever think to yourself "Is this the day I lose my mind?" I hope not today ... maybe one more day to get something right ....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jonathan Puckey

Jonathan Puckey's the beach

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pencil Me In

Vintage Pencils collcetion at The Collectors Weekly via Angry Chicken

1800's Magic Pencils


Wahl-Eversharp Pencils

Amber Sigman

My friend Amber, got her website up and running! We miss you!!!!!

Mission Accomplished

I finally finished painting the window frames in the basement, mom's wall, 2 studio walls. Moved everything back in place ... as it looked like a bomb went off in the basement. Installed mini-blinds (again). Worked on that most of the weekend and I am so thankful it is all back in order. Now back to work. I sure wish the markets were closed today.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ring Around

Concrete Rings by 22 design studio, Taiwan.

Corinne Jeisy's marble rings at Carrotbox

Kyuma Split Ring, Sa Ring (seen below) from Andrea Williams at Bound Earth ... I am totally in love!

Cold Dew

Cold snap.

old pink

evening primrose

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Riverdancing for fingers but without a shirtless Michael. Boston Typewriter Orchestra, fantastic and fun, sample here.

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the blurriest of them all, this is after I finally worked up the nerve to look at my 401K. If you haven't yet, don't. It is a very scary thing! Self-Portrait Challenge in honor of my new hair style. (Had to join SPC again, I couldn't find my old password ;( it has been awhile).

Friday, October 10, 2008

That One

I think I need of of these from xerotopia - I'm Voting for THAT ONE.

AIG CEOs Didn't Get The Bankruptcy Memo

AIG didn't get the message that they had gone into bankruptcy and were now spending bailout money for a retreat! Are they really that arrogant? This makes me really angry. They should absolutely have to pay that back.

I *Heart* This

I *Heart* this illustration by Crushed.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Stacey Durand

The housing market never looked so good. Stacey Durand at The Enormous Tiny Art Show.

Laugh Anyone?

Need a break from bad news? Scoot on over to New Yorker's Cartoonbank and covers.

Bodo Korsig

I love the shapes that are Bodo Korsig's head!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Sarah Writed

Sarah Palin's '96 doodles as meaningful as her '08 speeches, please make sure you see the "real" doodle.

Okay, I needed this! Hysterical! Sarah Palin's Debate Advice to John McCain Leaked to Press. Thank you Lee Camp.

humus #12

Remember humus? #12 is wonderful, the opening movie ... stunning! A digital magazine featuring artist from around the world. Yeah, I submitted something years ago, around issue #2 but never heard back from them. Guessing I wasn't edgy enough. Heck, I might try again. ;)

Tibetan Prayers

Benetton Colors Magazine has prayer flags with inscribed prayers, beautifully done.

Photo studio.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My New Do

We found many auction items that we had bought in the last Jazz Band get-together. One of them was a color and cut from Salon 512. I haven't had my hair cut in almost a year and thought ... there, that is something I could really use. Called. I hate to make appointments. I hate to be committed to something I must show up for at a appointed time (I am always late). I hate to spend an hour in a chair to get my hair cut. I hate the 40 minutes+ for a color. But it was soooo totally worth it tonight. Beth gave me the best cut, the best color I have ever had!

I even made an appointment in 5 weeks. Mom cried. My neighbor (who was here watching the debates) gasped. My son said "cool". This post is also for Kathy ;). My husband said "maybe you should spring for cut and color more often".

So, thank you, Beth! (If you want her email ... I have it!) You spent 3 hours of free time making me feel great, my hair looks fabulous. And I really appreciate it. I also bought many products to keep this look ;). Okay, I don't look that good in the middle photo ... but it is my "normal" look.

That's Fishy!

Creepy Cupcakes' makin' fish here.

Why We Vote

Why we vote, 24 Americans tellhow they make their ballot decisions. This is very interesting but I found Jeff Stonestreet's views sad and disturbing ... "I could never vote for a closet Muslim like Obama, whose middle name is Hussein. That's suspicious to me." ... WHAT? What? What? Do you think George W. should viewed a suspicious given all the under-handed deals he and Cheney have been involved in? Is this why I am feeling so frustrated and depressed?

Why you are there, also listen photojournalist Ola Torkelsson discuss why he traveled the U.S. to speak to voters.

Ben Strawn

Ben Strawn, his LiveJournal, work seen below via Just Jody.

Monday, October 06, 2008

I Don't Get It

I am sorry Nina, but I don't get this look?

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Not Quite Myself

I know I don't have to apologize to you but I do feel the need to explain that I just don't feel like myself in many months. The last two weeks I have been working 12-13 hour days. We had windows installed in the basement and of course, that has led to putting new wood on the interior of the windows, new moldings, lots of wall work, cutting down the blinds. Not to mention I am never here to clean or do anything constructive. Saturdays are really just for vegging for me ... completely. And then scrambling on Sunday to get what I need to have done for the following week.

No fun craft things to blog. Or art. Just a random photo now and then ... but nothing to call home about. Basically, I am not feeling quite like myself these days. I could be living in Mars and I wouldn't feel any more foreign to myself than I do right now. I just blog enough to feel like I am still connected to a world that I love, a creative community that I am not really a part of anymore ... but just blogging random links makes me feel better.

Not much time for reading blogs, commenting, answering email. So, although I know it is not really needed ... I am sorry for being such a "bad" blogger, commenter, e-mail corresponder. ;( I know you will understand.