Thursday, December 31, 2009

oh my, it has been a busy month. my little booth at I Heart Rummage in Chop Suey went marvelously, and it made my living room table look like this for weeks beforehand:

and it involved lots of these sorts of messes:

and i was surrounded by lots of familiar themes. i am sure you know them by now:



and dinosaurs!

and to make matters worse, i made things in the kitchen as well.

thanks to everyone who came to visit. I'm trying to wrangle a spot at the Fremont Market on Sundays, and I'll let you know if that ever comes to fruition....

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

La Chanh Nguyen is a ridiculously briliant girl.

anything that combines functionality, plants and artistic design gets an A+ and a gold star in my book. i am making one of these immediately, as soon as i figure out where to get a hold of some mold-resistant foam backing and some lovely moss-colored matching towels.

feel free to peruse her other examples of geniusness here.

coffee makes painting much more entertaining.

apparently fish and bicycles are inspiring me a lot at the moment. they're looking for homes...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

new bits

fresh off the painting table, now for sale in the store!

Monday, November 30, 2009

windows all holiday-ed up

Because I have more paint than I know what to do with, I'm painting windows in the Seattle area. Your windows know what they want for Christmas, and it's me! email me at and I'll come on over with my Windex and paints.

the owner had this ridiculously cute puppy, Henry - so he got painted into the window, too. I couldn't stop myself.

one part gruesome, one part fun

I suppose it's time I did something with those deer skulls I found last winter - these two will be shown at the Robert Daniel Gallery in Tacoma this weekend. There's nothing more satisfying than getting paint over every little curve of those turbinates.

(what? you don't know what turbinates are? don't worry, i didn't either. but they're lovely little spongy bones inside your nose, and these deer skulls had lots of 'em.)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

i found my paint!

after an epic cross-country drive (five national parks, two flat tires, one busted rim!) and making sure my bikes still work once i got here in seattle, i finally dug out my brushes and put some things up in my etsy store!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Roadsworth's good things

Roadworth is one of my absolute favorite boys with a can of spraypaint - he's just created two new treats for your enjoyment in North Carolina.

see more drool-worthy images of his blatant brilliance here.

I'm back - and I'm on the West Coast!

After an epic move and a great deal of adventures, the move is over. We're safe and sound on the west coast with paints in hand - time to scavenge for some scrap wood for new paintings!

keep posted for good stuff to come, on etsy and at Seattle area craft fairs!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gaulicho's supports

Seen in San Jose, Costa Rica.

via Wooster Collective.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Tord Boontje's lacy underthings

So Tord, a Dutch designer, finds himself in Philadelphia University's lacework archives. Suddenly he's inspired to make all sorts of gorgeous lace pieces in all the spaces where lace never gets to go! Lace is not just for geriatrics anymore, people.

Friday, October 9, 2009

ridiculous amounts of sweetness. you can buy it here.
wishes always come true when your eyes are closed - now available on the etsy site!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dan Witz's urban flock

Dan painted (by hand! with acrylics!) life-sized hummingbirds around new york city. apparently each little beast took him around 2 hours, and he was brave enough to create them during the day. The best part is that most of the folks who caught him in the act were happy to let him finish. yes, it was a while ago, but it's still a delight to think about.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cardon Copy's secret graphic designing benevolence

Cardon Webb has this project called Cardon Copy. He's a spectacularly benevolent and talented individual who finds hand-made signs on telephone poles and fixes them up, lovingly, to become the kinda posters that elicit jaw-drops. He gives a new prospective on the usefulness of good design, and his choice to put his art on street corners is an accessable kind of approach that is dear to my heart. How noble! I would love to make this fellow some cookies (I make great dark chocolate raspberry macaroons, Cardon).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Broken foot = more painting time!

Oh right foot! It's only been a few days and I already miss using you so. I've been splitting all this free time I've found for myself between painting and watching updates on healthcare reform, which unfortunately does not seem to be reforming itself today.

Anyway, this means more paintings for you to see! Here's one, now available in the Etsy store.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The only thing better than Yo La Tengo is Yo La Tengo with great album art

The new Yo La Tengo album has been out for a bit now, and the apt piece of art chosen for the cover was done by Dario Robleto. This piece is titled "At War with the Entropy of Nature / Ghosts Don't Always Want to Come Back", and here's his amazing list of materials:
Cassette: carved bone & bone dust from every bone in the body, trinitite (glass produced during the first atomic test explosion at Trinity test site circa 1945, when heat from the blast melted surrounding sand), metal screws, rust, letraset; audio tape: an original composition of military drum marches, weapon fire, and soldiers' voices from battlefields of various wars made from Electronic Voice Phenomena recordings (voices and sounds of the dead or past, detected through magnetic audio tape).
To add to the adorableness, YLT also added a materials list to their album in the liner notes, with things like "espresso" and "special guitar amp". it does not get any cuter.

Friday, September 11, 2009

happy engagement, audrey!

I present to you the amazing Julene Harris, who has the hardest working Exacto knife the world has ever seen.

What was that? Oh yes, you CAN see more!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New things in the etsy store!

followed by fifteen more patiently awaiting their completion, perhaps even tonight!

take time to take a peek!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

speaking greenly

watch where you swim

friend Gwen does all sorts of gorgeous things with textiles and words and photography and sometimes, if we're lucky, all those things at once. among a zillion other things, she knits and felts cozies for rocks which might be the most fantastic fate a pebble could ask for.

you can see gwen's lovely things here.

Friday, September 4, 2009

what on earth is going on in this painting?

It's hard to tell. But whatever it is, it'll be done by the time I bring it to the market this weekend. I'll be at both the Silver Spring and the Dupont Markets this weekend - watch out!

plants wanna make art, too

Patrick Blanc is installing a 8-story "anti-gravity forest" consisting of 12000 plants in London, which is very, very cool. and funny. but mostly cool.

Wanna see more plant art? There's the collective of N55 in the Netherlands who make soil loaves,

Mikala Dwyer's hanging garden

and David Bowen's growth rendering device. Yup.