Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I've been invited to join this motley group of crafters:

Saturday, May 26, 2007

bye bye artomatic!

here are some photos from my installation.
I'm going back tomorrow to finish taking it down. i am really going to miss it.
I would definitely say that this has been my most favorite artomatic yet. i got an email from an online webzine about showing my stuff on their site. it looks like a cool site too, so i'm excited. i hope it really happens.

man, i have to get to work. i have a lot to do before monday...i don't know when i'm going to get everything done.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I'm about the business

In case you haven't, I really urge you to go to itunes or the mp3 purchasing site of your choice and download at *least" "chuck baby" by Chuck Brown.
At least do that. It will be the summer jam for sure.

Do it. Do it now.
I'm not lying.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

prop pod

also, in a show i'm working on, there are 3 ipods. hamlet gives ophelia a big pink one.

that they throw on the floor every night.
i'm not giving those asses a real one when they can't even keep their hands on a 10 foot length of rope.
so i made this.

(it's a chunk of plywood that inset a piece of plexi glass, and then photoshopped a screen and copied it onto acetate and laminated it to the "pod" and then coat the whole thing with "triple thick" varnish.

I have to say, it looks really good.

the song choice? "you're my miss washington DC" by nation of ulysses....naturally...

new painting

i made this little guy saturday.
i'm pretty in love with him

Sunday, May 13, 2007

great sunday

I would have liked to have spent today with my mom, but i got to spend it with rania and sean and colleen at art o matic.
i also got to see the most awesomest kid that ever awesomed:
that's him with my collection of monsters. i hope his mom brings him to fort reno this summer. as you can see, he's the coolest and most adorable 6 year old ever.
he told me all about the monsters that he's going to create- i can't wait to see them at the next artomatic.

it made me think, this time around, artomatic wanted people to do little workshops with them....maybe i'll do a monster one next time...

oh my god, what's happening? i like kids???!?!???!?

also, here's my table

and lastly- look at the size of this fucking poisonivy plant!!!!

i am beat but i need to unpack the car

but i just heard 3 gun shots, so i'll wait to go outside....they vertainly didn't sound like they were outside. but still....kinda close.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

oh well...

win some most, lose some.

didn't get into pile of craft. i'm sure sean and rania will, so i can at least go visit them.

there's a few more shows i'm going to apply for- CB, adam's morgan day probably.

I think if i don't get into either of those, i'm going to pack it up.
i'll leave my etsy page up until that stuff sells, but really....

i have no business trying to make stuff apparently.

Friday, May 11, 2007


This Sunday I'll be back at the Marketplace at ArtOmatic.

In june i'll be here:

They asked if I wanted to partake, and i think it looks pretty cool! it seems a little ultra-cool/slick so i'm honored to be asked.

I think tomorrow is either the deadline or announcement of acceptance for pile of craft. so fingers are crossed for that.

coming up:
i have to post pictures of the GINORMOUS poison ivy plant in my back yard.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by miss moogan of moogan creations, to spill 7 little known things about me.

I kinda feel like there's very little to not be known about me but here goes:

1) The reason I feel like there's little to be known about me, is because I've actually been "blogging" since february 1999. I don't know if blog was even really a word then. It's funny and humbling to read entries from when I was 25. It's mostly embarassing- particularly when i check the stats and see what/who people googled and found me. I don't tell people about that blog, since that's where I vent about my job and boys and music and whatever. although i know a lot of them know about it. i don't mind. it's kind of nice, really. like a diary that talks back and offers advice

2)I'm a chronic incompleter. i have so many half-finished projects that are just gathering dust. I'm a ditherer. A dillatante.

3) I tried skateboarding when I was in junior high. Mid throes of a crush on Mike McGill. I sliced my leg on a slide which started me on the path of worrying about hurting myself. Until then, i rode horses, did tricks on my bike (i called it bike ballet, where i would stand on the cross bar with one foot and then hold the other leg out at some weird angle. actually, there are pictures of this from college too)
I also use to be more brazen with powertools. I've ripped entire 4x8 sheets of luan by myself when i was in college. The key was having a good run-off table.
Now you can not get me near a table saw.

4)Speaking of scars- I was born with a hernia. It ruptured and started to turn gangerous when i was in kindergarten. I remember skipping across the room and then falling down in pain. When I was taken to the hospital, I remember an asian doctor pressing on my stomach and asking if it hurt and i croaked out a "noooooooooo" and my mom smacked me and said "tell him if it hurts!" i had to wear a bandage on my stomach for three weeks and i remember the doctor saying that the scars would fade by the time i was married. the scars haven't really faded and i'm not married. i wonder if it's related.

5)When I was little and we went away on vacation, i would make sure my room had nice displays in it, so if anyone ever broke into our house, they would see these magical arrangements of Byer horses and ceramic dogs and horseback riding ribbons and go "this looks so nice! i can't mess with this" and develop some weird empathy and leave my room (and hopefully my house) alone.

6) my great grandma Cad died when i was 5 or 6. i inherited a bunch of her costume jewelry. i thought pirates might try to steal it (apparently i had a lot of issues with theft when i was little) and buried them in the ground. with some star wars toys. a few years later (3 or 4) i was convinced i was going to get a pig (i had just read charolette's web) and was trying to ready a part of the yard by my playhouse and found the storm trooper.

7)I'm apparently completely un-hirable anywhere but where I am now. So i play the lottery every week to see if i can hit a portion of the jackpot so i can go back to school and learn some skills to get me out of here. I'm really good at my job, but i really *really* don't want to be in theatre anymore.

I don't even know if anyone reads this thing, really, so i'll tag:

*you* (if there's someone reading this i don't know)

Friday, May 04, 2007


I was at target earlier this week and found some kinda brilliant plastic pegboard. and some 2-prong hooks. I thought it might be a nice way to get some stuff up off my table if (when?) (if?) I do really start doing craft shows.

hahahahah....i'm pretending like people are going to let me in and i'm going to do shows and people will buy my stuff.....hahahahah.

I've applied for Baltimore's Pile of Craft. and in the fall is Crafty Bastards.

this sunday is another art-o-market. I'm helping Rania set up, and hopefully selling some things.

I know at the very least, two people want to buy dolls.

Tonight is meet the artist night. i'm nervous, but i'm going.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

I'm going to be logging a lot of hours this week with art-o-matic.
Tonight and saturday I have my remaining 5 hour volunteer shifts, Friday night is meet-the-artists, so I might go to that and sunday is the Market.


Must remember to wear comfortable shoes. The new cute slip-on airwalks from payless weren't doing it sunday.
but look how cute they are:

go here if that photo doesn't load which i think it might not.
i'm embarrassingly bad at this whole computer thing

also file under "bad with technology": I got the name wrong of the girl the guy at artomatic mistook me for.

she is
ok, that should work now.

last night i cut out and stitched the bodies of 5 Astro-NOT's. It took about an hour and a half, so maybe that's ok. I still have to stuff, sew closed, and then embellish them.

It probably takes me about 45 minutes to make each one at this point. I'd like to see if I could get it down to more like half an hour. Probably with practice sewing will be easier.