I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS leaf installation by Luzinterruptus. Found at MoCo - "Imagine the magic of autumn leaves afloat just above the ground, seemingly lifted by light. Then blink again, and they are still there." Photo by Gustavo Sanabria.
I have blogged about chaircouture before. I am obsessed with chairs and my friend, Katie and I thought of doing a little business making one-of-a-kind chairs many years ago. I think we both still have many chairs squirreled away in storage ... but work, weddings, marriage, kids, life got in the way of that idea.
I have so many back issues of Martha Stewart dating back to 1991. Stacked up blocking a doorway to my sewing room. Trying to figure out what to do with them. I hate to tear them up. I have all ready given away more recent issues. What would you do with them? Goodwill? Tear them up and keep the best parts? Do you live close and want them? I hate being a indecisive hoarder.
D and I have a couple of western "Cowboy" dish sets. One we bought Cowboy Camp China as our "wedding" china. Now I wish we had bought more but we didn't have the money back then. I also found 12 divided plates with brands circa 1950 at a garage sale and bought them all. I love using them but never had a tablecloth I was happy with to go with the whole missed-match set. We are having a couple of new friends from Texas this Tday and wanted to go "western" instead of the traditional.
So I hung out at JoAnn fabrics the other day exploring some ideas and decided on denim. As a side-note - did you ever notice that all the women that shop at JoAnn's have sensible, old shoes on? I observed that while waiting in long lines. Not stylish high heels but worn-out favorites like I wear everyday.
Here is the sad part about my pre-Tday creative surge. I completely forgot how to be creative or think like that for about a half of a day. My life is so consumed with work and learning CSS or worrying about some next big project at work or getting up at 4:30 am, that I never allow my brain to go there. Do I do that because I know I don't have the time or energy to pursue them once I have conjured them up in my head? Who knows. But I forced myself to remember how many feet were in a yard while deciding how to construct my tablecloth. At first I was going to piece some old jeans in the tablecloth but consulting D decided to go with the new fabric and add pockets on the side to hold napkins, in this case, bandanas. Used Felled Seams technique.
So I am going to keep all of that jean fabric I cut up to made a table runner. I like the Westward Ho Dinnerware.
Levi van Veluw's photo series are self-portraits, drawn and photographed by himself: a one-man-process. His works constitute elemental transfers; modifying the face as object; combining it with other stylistic elements to create a third visual object of great visual impact.
As a mom of a very creative son, painter, aspiring graffiti artist ... it is fine line to walk getting him inspired to put his ideas on canvas, computer and think of the future. I personally love graffiti ... I don't encourage or discourage. I know my son is not destructive and I trust him. I just want him to experience creativity at it's fullest, most intense moment of the process. Which is why I feel so excited when I see work of Matt Moore and how all of his talent has converged into this enormous, well-rounded career encompassing his graffiti past. You need to go to his news blog to see just how diverse he is.