This week, I’m casing the joint with Baby Bunny in mind.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Missing it again this year.
Dodging the downtown zombie hoards on the crosswalk
Getting candid shots of the better of the Jack Sparrows in attendance.
Friday, July 17, 2009
I’m a big fan of anything fairy tale. I still get really excited when the princesses are out at Disney World. (But not that Jafar guy. He’s kind of a jerk. Trust me.)
What I love about Cat’s watercolors is the airy, ethereal quality they have. Looking over her shop is like seeing a cloud of feathers that, upon closer inspection, each reward you with a gorgeous glimpse into her fantasy realm. She takes her medium and, with her distinctive style, makes it her own.
This the piece that really caught my eye this week:
A bit of background information about me: I hate Snow White. With a passion. I like a good damsel in distress as much as any girl, but something about Snow White brings out the bra –burning feminist in me. Then there is the Disney incarnation of her, which I find just nails-on-chalkboard annoying. I’ll have a bulleted presentation on the subject one of these days.
So for me to be absolutely in LOVE with a Snow White drawing is exceptionally unusual. Cat’s just that good.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
I’m overjoyed to find out that my Gemini stained glass is being featured in the July 2009 issue of Viva La Moda magazine! Check me out, rockin’ page 41!
Viva La Moda is a gorgeous online magazine spotlighting the trends in handmade and indie fashion. This is eye candy at its finest.
I’m honored to have popped up on their radar. Thanks Viva La Moda!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Check out this happy chunk of awesomeness came falling from the sky and landed on my computer this morning.
Tollykit from over at Llamas, cats, and crafts just passed on to me a One Lovely Blog award. Woot! Thank you! Its nice to know somebody besides my Mom (hi Mom!) reads this stuff.
So go forth and visit Tollykit’s place, you won’t be disappointed. It’s got llamas, people. LLAMAS. And what’s not not love about that?
There be rules one must follow to board this ship:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
4. Go make yourself a peanut butter sammich, ‘cause its lunchtime.
(You don’t have to really do 4. if you don’t feel it necessary. But I do.)
Ok so here goes my 15:
This week, I’m featuring Team FEST (Florida Etsy Street team) member Nicole of Three By Sea!
I think my favorite thing about her work is the absolute simplicity of it all. The color palette is limited, yet so perfectly chosen and executed that just a couple shades of blue can speak volumes. What I love about block print art is how it reflects the artist’s clarity of voice and style, and Three By Sea’s work is no exception.
And the onesies. Oh my goodness the onesies.
You can bet my little one-to-be will be sporting a couple of these.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Because stabbing fruit is how the founding fathers intended to celebrate the birth of our nation. Along with the blowing up of small parts of it. Look it up.
I’ve done the watermelon baskets before, but this year I had some sharp new knives and a surge of ambition. The back area was my first attempt at the Asian style of vegetable carving (kae-sa-luk).
My idea was for the flower petal pattern to resemble dragon scales.
What I got was structural integrity issues.
(Glad I went with some long skewers instead of wimpy toothpicks.)
I thought about inserting and lighting some sparklers for the ‘extreme’ factor, but his eyeballs got eaten before it got dark enough. Oh well.
He still went well with the brats and bison burgers. And in the end, isn’t that all any of us could ask for?
Friday, July 3, 2009
This week’s Friday feature is Julie of Mermaiden Creations!
This wonderfully eclectic artist is a member of the Fantasy Artists of Etsy. One of my favorite things about her work is the sheer variety. There is always something new and unique to be seen in her shop!
(I love reading these descriptions—the mythology and dreamy whimsy make them inspiring in and of themselves.)
And oh yeah…mermaids!
Also stop by her blog for some fascinating reading!