Monday, August 31, 2009

I Wanna Be Artzy

I signed up at Quilting Arts and downloaded "Free-motion Machine Quilting: 67 Machine Stitching Tips and Motifs". Now if is just had this. Got all excited about sewing and making something reading Artgirlz blog this morning. BTW, they are having a sale.

Cloth Paper Scissors® 2011 Calendar Contest, readers challenge, “Make It Pretty!”

Everyday Artist Studio with Jenn Mason

I Love to Create: Top 10 Must Recycle Items for Crafters!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

NYPL Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions.

Cystoseira fibrosa. Digital ID: 419703. New York Public Library

Polyides rotundus. Digital ID: 419712. New York Public Library

Chordaria flagelliformis. Digital ID: 419720. New York Public Library

Bouquets et frondaisons. 60 motifs en couleur.

1. Foliage; 2. Flowers and fol... Digital ID: 73371. New York Public Library

[Four plant form compositions.... Digital ID: 102133. New York Public Library

Collection of book jackets, 1926-1927.

Sköna Hems

It is all house eye-candy over at Sköna hems ... I can't read it but I can love it. Sorry, I can't remember where I found it!

Black And White

I have been making many flower silhouette brushes in photoshop lately and am seeing everything in black and white.

black berries (seed pods)


black branch


John H. Abbott, form and lines powered by power lines.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Don't go look at this site while you are hungry! Tartelette, this beautiful shot, unexpected. Mouth-watering wonderful-ness!

That Time Again

Mom has been very busy this month canning! Peaches, nectarines, lemon pickle.

that time again. mom canning

that time again. mom canning

Maggie Wells Artworks

Maggie Wells creates these sculptures that remind me of bone fragments or treasures you might find in an archaeological dig.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Life as a House

For Seattleites, one more day to visit la Familia gallery to see "Life as a House", collages by Lee Richmond, wonderful!


Ersinhan Ersin's Tapeography on the Behance Network via ffffound.

Bengt & Lotta AB

Swedish Bengt & Lotta AB, I like the moose series, especially the key holder and of course, those great lamps! Via Spike's blog, thank you!

Giraffe Print

Giraffe Storage Ottoman and chair at Pier 1 Imports. Thought of B when I saw these.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Giles Revell

If you are into leaves and their rotten skeletons then you are going to be dazzled by photographer Giles Revell Flora series, amazing! Via We heart it.

Free Resources

Big fat collection of free resources for designers at Design your way and
25 Mixed Vector for FREE
at Web Design Blog via Graphic Design Links.

I have done a wonderful flower brush set if I can figure out how/where to upload it for you ... soon.

Arnold Art

This is the perfect logo in my opinion -- Arnold Art via fffound, more wonderful logos at Raphael Boguslav.

Leaf Mobile Collection

Moon-Lily Silk Mobiles' the Leaf Mobile Collection. Yeah, I want one!


Love the work at Trademark™ is the New York-based studio of Tim Lahan. "The goal of Trademark™ is to communicate visually in a simple and direct aesthetic for both fun and profit."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mitsuru Koga

Blogging can almost be the best part of a really crappy day. To know there are people out there following their dream and I get to blog about them. Going to be now after a 12+ hour day at work.

Remember Mitsuru Koga, who made those wonderful tiny rock vases, Sea Stone Works? Well she is now cutting up leaves! Exquisite, it just doesn't get much better than this! Via David Rager blog, excavation by spoonfuls. More at Spoon and Tango, more images at Tortoise. I would have love to have gone to this workshop!

Paper Alphabet

Paper Alphabet designed by Sonya Dyakova and the AIGA Design Annual 29.

Jane Reiseger

Jane Reiseger illustrations, striking, lovely, simple.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hey, Listen Up!

Hey, shampoo bottle label designers! Yeah, you! You know who you are! Would you please use something larger than 8 point, silver varnish type to call out to the contents of your products! I have not idea what I am putting on my hair in the shower. Thank you!

This is what I have in mind. Or I take these to the shower with me.


Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types book via Werner Design Werks, Inc.

Choi Jeong-Hwa

Korean pop artist, Choi Jeong-Hwa, check out the red cat party decoration incorporating everyday household products such as plastic bins, laundry baskets, bowls, and cups! Fabulous. Via Poketo blog.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Birthday Boy

I wasn't the best mom. David was a good dad. But we have the greatest son in the world! And he is 18 years old today. I can remember every minute of his birth day. It just doesn't seem possible that 18 years have passed so quickly.

birthday boy!

Illustration Friday - Caution

Caution: Handle with Care, Fragile for Illustration Friday. I forgot I wanted to add a large view, and the largest view so you can see the leaf skeleton. ;)

Caution: Handle with Care

I have created this image using a leaf skeleton. The skeleton was hard to shoot or scan and retain the delicate structure and not have have weird shadowing, so I am a little disappointed. But the general concept worked was the world map in the remainder leaf.

Also thinking of entering this in the Eco T-Shirt Design Challenge! at Planet Green via Sicka Than Average.

Snowboard Design Competition

Core77 Nidecker Snowboard Design Competition - A Graphics Competition Spring 2009. Wonderful entries! A must see.

Pill Search

Random searching for pill bottles can bring up some interesting things ... Pill bottle light (seen below) at Eco-Footprint Solutions, pill buddha and how to illustrate a pill in Adobe Illustrator from

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Time Squared

Z Gallerie has these cool Square Jeweled Watch Rings on sale.

Charting the Road to Ruin

Vanity Fair's archived stories Charting the Road to Ruin.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Summer Celebration

This is why I love Queen Anne's Lace ... small explosions of white excitement!

why I love Queen Anne's Lace!

"Hey, hey, can I help you take those photos?"

"hey, hey can I help you take those photos?'

Graceful death, flowers in afterlife

graceful death

graceful death

Dahlias are a complete summer celebration. They always remind me of our neighbor, Harry, who grew them every summer and showered us with huge bouquets.

celebration of summer!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Letter Clumps

David (my personal art director) says he can't read my new banner. I was cleaning out the punches and saw these clump of letters and thought it was a great idea. Oh well, I can always make a new one. ')

Stanley Ruiz

Stanley Ruiz Growth Series. Googled him when I saw this wonderful thing! It is so funny I happened upon this in a DesignSpotter email alert because I have been working with branches in art all week. Can't show you yet, it is secret for now. '0

Edmonds Photo Marathon

Should I participate in the Edmonds Photo Marathon.

Something To Savor

When I started this blog so many years ago, I created it quickly. Afraid if I slowed down, I wouldn't do it at all. I tell everyone who starts to a blog to have many title choices ready because your first 3 will not be available. I should not have stayed with littlesomethings, Something to Say because honestly, I normally don't say anything here. But then after many years, I didn't want to change it. So I am modifying my blog title to Something ... just Something ... to see, say and savor (as in relish, to delight in, to savor the moment). Mostly savor, this is my place to note things I fall in love with, want to remember where it is, who it is, what it is. I love my blog. Last week, I was trying to find something from years ago and I had forgotten about so many exciting entries.

I first punched leaves many years ago, then when giving away hydrangeas to friends, made sure I have one punched leaf. One loving friend gave it back to me in flower arrangement from her, once the leaf had dried. I haven't thought about doing it in some time, but I love when the leaves are going ... the words are still there! Something so simple, so lovely!

love love love

love love love

Holiday Logos

Google holiday logos are very entertaining.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dreaded Days

God, I laughed when I saw this! Via suddenly. Now I am on vacation for a couple of days to celebrate m's 18th birthday. Had thought of going somewhere but now I am just too tired. We will find something fun to do this weekend. Eggs Benedict play some part in the weekends events. ;)

Creative Coca-Cola

15 Creative Coca-Cola Bottle & Can Designs at


Jonathan Ro-Schofield is Jonnycardboard™, I am not sure how he does the magic he does!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Too Busy

Too busy for anything this week.

too busy this week to

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hugo Guinness

Printmaker and illustrator Hugo Guinness black and white flower silhouettes, stunning. Via the dearest, Dear Ada. More affordable prints at Condé Nast. Fortunately for my pocketbook, the one I love (below) was sold ;)

Larry Lytle

You must have a look at the wild and whacky world of Larry Lytle. It can make your day complete.

The Sunbathers

The baby and I took a couple of minutes yesterday to enjoy the sun.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Crossword Puzzles

Sometimes I help mom with her crossword puzzle and found this -- Diary of a Crossword Fiend, Daily Commentary on Crossword Puzzles.

Dwayne Hickman

Did you know the star of Dobie Gillis, Dwayne Hickman is an artist, selling his art on the internet? I only have to say "Dobie Gillis" and the theme song comes pouring into my head.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Am I Invited?

A 40-course meal for a 40th birthday, all I want to know, am I invited?

Poster Cabare

Poster Cabaret via How About Orange.

We Make Zines

We Make Zines via bada BLING!

PonyBoy Press

Stephan Zirwes

Amazing aerial photos by Stephan Zirwes.


Friday, August 14, 2009


I really want to make these for Christmas! FlipClips, print-on-demand custom flip books.

Ticket Collages

Ticket collages by Douglas Coupland.

Skatin' It Up

This is a fabulous ad for Quicksilver featuring skateboarding! Really! Watch it!

Philip Beesley

Philip Beesley sculptures and installations. More explanation on his work here. And a Flickr set of his work by on i-MADE Institute for Digital Fabrication.