Mar 21, 2007

a little braggin'

decided to take a break from painting my sewing room/office to check in on some chores i have to do like beginning to take digitals of my AP students work. looked on my iphoto to find these janet fish copies we did in class. each student had a section to study and blow-up. the final murals look great! the final size is 40" X 60" for both. still trying to find some plexi that won't cost an arm and a leg to put these up at school. any suggestions?

Mar 18, 2007

for Tricia

Spent today switching rooms as well as painting our new bedroom. Will posts pics soon. only had an instant to make a post. started doing some quick searching and found this beaut. Tricia and I were talking about how to present fiber pieces and she mentioned something about framing fibers with embroidery hoops. found this on happy mundane blog.

Mar 17, 2007

Paint Explosive!

Check out this ad that was posted on design sponge yesterday...very cool! paint explosions!

Mar 13, 2007

a new site

A new discovery...make's blog. , the winning blog for best craft for 2007! where I found today's posts on British artist Benedict Radcliffe who created this amazing, full-scale sculpture of a Subaru Impreza. It looks like a computer model overlayed on a street photo, but it's real, complete with Yokohama wire frame tires.

Apparently local traffic cops weren't pleased that the art was parked outside of the gallery on the street, as over the course of a few days, it was issued a few parking tickets!

Mar 11, 2007

pass it on

Check out bookhou. for these great bags, pillows, furniture, etc.

Mar 7, 2007

drawings for letter press ideas

had a great day with my sketchbook as well as being lazy in front of the big flat screen. these are the two favorite ideas for now.
i love snow days!!!!

snow day dreaming

another snow day off! i love these unexpected days off. you learn to convince yourself that the weatherman is wrong the night before so you don't get your hopes up. you set your coffeemaker, do your homework(sometimes) and set the alarm...hit the snooze as you usually do, not looking out the window the very sleepy eye walk to the computer to check your email for the school's out email...and there it was. Schools closed due to inclement weather! i try to sleep but that coffee aroma wakes me up and I know it will turn itself off at 8:10AM. So i'm up at 8:15 for a stale cup of coffee and some jenny time in my studio space. we're in the process of moving me. i need a separate space between painting and sewing. so painting is going in the basement, where it probaly should have been from the get go. I am currently in the master bedroom. so we are moving our bedroom to its rightful place and i will be taking our curent bedroom for my sewing room/office. its very exciting but moving slowly. i really want to go back to my sewing machine. i keep thinking about new apron designs. something faster yet still having that vintage look. i was looking at angry chicken this morning at her tie one on post. thinking about Joyce Cheney's too expensive to afford book on aprons Aprons-Icons of the American Home. These aprons are my favorites...really love the chickens!

Mar 3, 2007

Letter Press ideas

thanks to my buddy tricia and her friend kelly blair., i get to do my first letterpress . this being a new process for me i did lots of research.
thanks todesign sponge. for posting a wonderful guide for letterpress. Here are some of my favorites.