Friday, January 23, 2009

so i participated in art house's "scavenger project" (a joint project with design for mankind) a few months back, and tonight is the opening of the exhibit (if you happen to be in atlanta, georgia). and then the exhibit will be moving to the museum of design in atlanta from february 3rd - march 20th! i won't be making it to either exhibit, but i am eagerly awaiting my edition of the book that has been released in conjuction with the exhibit. i'll post scans from the book as soon as it arrives.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


the little man is being particularly oh-so-almost-3, and has taken it upon himself to stop napping to boot (which until now has been my only reliable daily work time). the hubby is crazy busy with his own projects/bands/booking/teaching. and i have a ridiculous number of deadlines looming.
and so i am:
a. losing my mind
b. finishing up this piece that i'm really excited about...

go figure.

oh, and: help help!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

happy obama day!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

mom and boy piece

oooh! i just found a newish blog mention here. i think this is my first time on decor8. yay!

drying doilies

it's a bright and blustery day in portland, so i took advantage of the lack of dampness to get some doilies spray painted for the upcoming andfurthermore shop update. i hung them on our little japanese maple tree to dry and thought they looked so cute "growing" there. (and you can see the little man hard at work on his "construction site").
i'm feeling lousy today and wishing i had one of those jobs where i could call in sick and bury myself in my comforter with my book. alas, back to work i go...

Sunday, January 18, 2009

i have too many deadlines to be blogging right now but...

ok so i surely won't be doing these daily posts for the entirety of this blog, but for now i guess i'm just a bit giddy about this whole rambling-on-to-an-invisible-audience thing.

i just wanted to share these lovely remnants from my hexagon shapes (that i can't seem to get enough of these days). they turn up in pieces like this one. i free-hand cut the shapes from paper i have painted, and what remains has become my favorite "inspiration wall" item. if i can bring myself to part with them, i'll try to incorporate them into a piece someday.(you can even catch a glimpse of a matador up on the right from a brand-spankin' new piece.)

ooh, and then there is this...

i've found myself drawing again, just plain ol' pencil and paper. and my participation in nahcotta gallery's february edition of its "enormous tiny art show" has given me the excuse to indulge myself in my favorite kind of drawing--the miniscule, eye-straining sort.

here is the beginning of a piece i drew today (that i plan on embellishing with one sort of geometrical shape or another)...

she stands just over 1 1/2" tall and she must be just the sweetest thing.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

they've got legs!

ok so this has nothing to do with my own projects, but i couldn't resist. my two-year-old has started drawing appendages! his little guys have evolved from happy faces with one ridiculously long hair, to guys with a third eye (actually a nose), usually a beard (like his aapapa), and now arms and legs. i feel like a milestone has been reached!

Friday, January 16, 2009

look at me i'm blogging!!

it was only a matter of time before i finally got down to it and started this blogging business. and of course i have to start it right in the middle of everything, because i really needed just one more thing on my plate.
i'm hoping this can be the place where i consolidate all my goings on and my projects and my ideas about my goings on and my projects. i'm just not quite clear about whether this is for you folks out there who might be interested, or for my own sanity. of course a calender might do the trick too. gotta get one of those.
ok, so here goes...