Friday, April 29, 2005
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Walter will be my month of softies offering, unless I can come up with something better real quick-like. I made him a long time ago for my daughter. He's made from an old upholstery sample, some felt scraps, and embroidery thread. Everything is from thrift stores, or my stash of free upholstery samples. He has a t-shirt too, that I can't find, made from one of my son's old t-shirts, and Z wrote "I <3 Walter" on it in black sharpie.
I've been saving old clothes to make something from, if I have time maybe I'll do that. I have a red cashmere sweater that could make a pretty great stuffed monster!
Tuesday, April 26, 2005
sick and thinking
It started yesterday around lunch time, and all of my aspirations for the day were crushed by a thick headed time-fog.
Today I've mostly been in bed. The kids and I ran a few errands so that S. could spend some of his birthday loot. He bought a lego set and a game cube game and some snacks at the grocery store. I bought him this cool skateboard thing, that's basically a plain maple deck that you paint yourself. He wants to ask all of his friends that are artists to draw or paint something on it. This makes me proud and happy. He's not sure about skateboarding though, because he doesn't already know how, he doesn't want to try. He was like that with his bike too.
I'll get to the "thinking" part of this post later. Too sleepy again.
Laurel and Andy's Installation
Monday, April 25, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
At first I liked the prints I had made, but I was concerned that the cardstock was too thin, I wanted it to be able to be used as a real postcard. I went and got thicker card and the nice girl at the art supply store cut it for me into neat rectangles. I spent another $30 on gocco screens and bulbs (the down side of the gocco) and tried to make the same print on thicker paper and it didn't work, and now after working with the same image twice, I'm starting to think that it is awful.
I either need to make something new and make it quick, or I need to just go with the ones I made before.
Check out Brendan Monroe, if you haven't already, his work is really really good.
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Okay, time to turn the computer off!
I made a ton of cute stuff for Moxie this weekend, but I didn't photograph it, because my camera was busy taking pictures of my neighbor's beautiful new baby girl, Avery Ophelia. Z calls her the peach baby.
I found out that I get to have a solo show at Moxie in October, so that is exciting.
Also, it was my son's birthday this week. He is 11 now!! 11!!!! He's as tall as me now and he's the best kid ever.
Friday, April 15, 2005
Thursday, April 14, 2005
The Box Doodle Project
I think this game is my favorite
Keep in mind that I am somehow drawing all of these with a laptop touchpad and that is not easy!
And then there is Typedrawing, which is a great one. This example isn't one of mine though. It would be so cool to have one of those computer drawing tablet thingies.
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
progress is made
It's weird, I think there are less than 10 objects in my living room. Right now there is:
tv/dvd player/game cube
dining table and one chair
table with tv on it
I guess that's ten things.
It's odd to have no stacks of books and papers and no art supplies or toys or artwork. But it's kind of nice. I don't think I can become a permanent minimalist, but it feels nice in it's own way.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
working on a building
Sunday, Scott and I worked on the garage, so that I could have space for all of the furniture that doesn't get to live in the living room anymore. Monday we worked all day on clearing stuff out of the living room and pulling everything out of the cupboards in my little orange room...oh, and we threw crap away. Good lord I have a lot of crap that I don't need.
So here are my before photos:
And from the other end of the room:
After pictures will probably be posted next week.
Saturday, April 09, 2005
46 Best Freeware Programs
new favorite tool
Friday, April 08, 2005
powers of observation
One of the things Z made was a set of rolled up paper "wings" that fit over her arms. Basically rolled paper tubes, open on one end, and folded closed in a triangular shape on the other end. They are more that a foot longer than her arms.
She and I went to the bookstore and she decided to wear one of her paper arms. She was excited about it, she said "I can't wait until people see it and laugh!" So we went into the bookstore in a mood of silly expectation, with me holding her super long "hand". We walked all through the store, browsed in the kids' section, and then bought a book. No one even noticed or looked twice at her!
Then we went into the cafe for a cookie, and she used her giant fake arm to push the cookie along the counter towards the cash register and again, nope.
I thought that it was very strange.
Thursday, April 07, 2005
just like on tv!
Oh and they said lots of nice things about my paintings and that felt great. I think I'm going to work on a painting right now!!
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Is there someone who is doing some of these things who would be willing to talk with me about it?
Spring (the person, not the season) came and helped me in the morning and painted the boards for my new shelves.
I still have piles of fabric and stuff that I need to figure out where to put, but basically I feel wonderful.
I think I'll paint today while the kids are at school!
Saturday, April 02, 2005
spring and cleaning
It's one of the many things making me cast a critical eye on my own house. I need to get RID OF STUFF. Rid, rid rid, of stuff! Only keep what makes me happy, and what is useful.
My kids are with their grandma today, so I've had some time to work on things.
Tomorrow Scott and I are building shelves that he designed! Yay! I'll post photos.
The other news on my house, is that my friend Justine, the one with the great house who is starting a staging company, is possibly going to use one of the rooms in my house for a before and after photo. I'll post those too. I'm very excited about it.