Monday, November 30, 2009

working the midnight oil

Lately, I've been working the midnight oil on many new projects. Particularly those for the upcoming Bust Craftacular on Sunday, Dec. 6th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Here is a sneak peek at something me and Bryn Smith have been working on since forever ago. It has finally come to fruition, almost...

Here's some process shots:

our printing assistants are pooped as well.

Everything will fully launch later this week with special pricing at the craft fair. STAY TUNED!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

um, wow...

These beautiful paintings created by an Aussie. Reminds me of early Laura Owens.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Save the Date! Craftacular CRAZE!

So this year, I'm joining the Craftacular Craze. And none other than the amazing BUST craftacular that takes place Dec. 6th!

It's a one day only event, filled with fun, djs, crafts, and goodie bags! In days to come, I'll be posting some sneak peeks on some new projects that will be launched at the Craftacular. I'm so excited for these new projects so I hope you'll stay tuned in.

Dec 6th, 10am-7:30pm
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th Street NYC
The annual BUST Holiday Craftacular is back again! Following the huge success of theBUST London Summer Craftacular, BUSTMagazine brings you the Holiday Craftacular yet again! It’s an all day shopping and music extravaganza featuring the nation's hottest DIY talent. Over 200 crafty vendors, DJ's, tasty treats, and much more. Listen to the best tunes as you browse handmade wares, from jewelry and essential holiday accessories to home d├ęcor and cards.Goodie bags for the first 500 attendees, amazing raffle prizes and more! Admission: $2
Independently owned and operated, BUSTMagazine has been a leader in the crafting movement since 1993. Now in its 16th year,BUST continues to support and influence the handmade revolution though constant editorial coverage, sponsorships, and events such as the BUST Craftacular. Always on the cutting-edge, BUST is a revered and trusted authority in the DIY and crafting community.
The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 West 18th Street in NYC, not far from the 1 train at 18th street, or the F, V trains at 23rd street. BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular will take place from 10:00 AM – 7:30PM on December 6th. Your entry ticket also gives you a shot at winning a BUST-load of booty in the Craftacular Raffle!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

oh and...

i joined twitter....eeps!


these are one of those things where i sit and stare at my computer wondering, "dammit why didn't i think of that first?!" i've been trying to figure out how to marry my love of food and my art together and never had i thought of this...

Will Cotton has set up a temporary bakery at Partners & Spade and yes, that is all edible. Looks pretty delectable to me!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Make A World

Ed Emberley's drawings and "how-to" books are a memory from childhood and a rediscovery from college. But they have always had a profound impact and still do. I'm so excited to see a documentary being made about the book "Make A World" and the impact of it.

"Make a World : the Film" Teaser from makeaworldfilm on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

light as a feather...

Love these feather sculptures by Tee Tee Tee.

Monday, November 9, 2009

A day in Paris

I have a couple of things I can't say no to, coffee and food being my top two. So when Anna invited us out to brunch at Egg, I leaped and jumped to go.

Anna, an amazing photographer (if you haven't seen here work you should, duh), has been doing a project with YSL Parisienne where she and several other bloggers are being sent around the country. Here are a couple of shots from our brunch, check out the blog to see more.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"my fabd ib habing down..."

the other night i flipped to thirteen (pbs in new york) and started watching the Mark Twain Prize for Humor honoring Bill Cosby. my only memory of bill cosby was the cosby show and I absolutely loved it, but this 1983 skit about dentists is exactly how i feel about dentists...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

behind the scenes

when i was in junior high, i wanted to be a set designer. for movies, broadway shows, everything. i think that's where i got my love for installation work. that's why i love that the crafts dept. of martha stewart posted some behind the scenes photos of their halloween episode. it looks so cool, i envy their jobs.

crystals were made of clear packing tape.

paper leaves sewn onto burlap

paint cans covered with craft paper as tree stumps

Monday, November 2, 2009

so good to be GOOD

Have you seen the new issue of GOOD magazine? Its far beyond good, its pretty freakin' awesome.

I admit it, I look at pictures rather than reading the articles in magazines. I do judge a book by its cover, and in this case this cover leapt out at me and screamed "BUY ME!" Each page is filled with paper sculpture illustrations that look like it was so much fun to make. Now, all I have to do is start reading it... I have my weekly 3.5 hour ride down to Baltimore today and I think that's what I'll do.