Thursday, November 29, 2007

friends' favorites

I have some seriously talented friends...look at the new stuff in my friends' etsy shops!

From Rania.
It's so cute, i think i need one!

Here's something from Sean's shop

From Art:

And Tina:

Monday, November 26, 2007


I'm getting so nervous for the craftacular!

i didn't accomplish quite as much as i hoped i would over the thanksgiving weekend, and last night i went to the gym and came home and fell asleep! I can't sleep!!! i have WAY too much to do!

If you're so inclined (or locally placed) I'll be in Baltimore (in the great Hampden neighborhood) showing folks some ideas on homemade christmas ornaments.
That's first holiday hurdle!

I've got some fun ideas that i think are going to work out! here's info on the :
store - Earth Alley
The ornament making begins at 2:30 pm. December 1st! COme on out

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Last night i went to the 9:30 club to see the 1990's, art brut, and the hold steady. I've seen art brut and the hold steady a few times before and I was a little afraid that a bigger venue would equal more lunchboxes yowling around me, but i have to say, it was pretty pretty great.
so thanks, crowd, for not being a total lunchbox.

Now, since i was tagged by the lovely allthose3's, here are some things about me:
It's supposed to be 5 'weird' things, but i'm dreadfully normal, so here are just 5 (maybe surprising?)things i do:

1) I always carry earplugs with me (always) because i never know when a rock show is going to break out. It's true. It's happened. And it's good to be safe.
2) I joined a gym at the end of august. i'm actually down one pants-size so far which is exciting. I never thought i'd be that person, but I'm actually really into those stupid elliptical machines. It turns out, if you stick a tv in front of me, i can go forever. the worse the tv the better. bring it on saved by the bell!
3) this kinda goes with #2, but back in the day (and by that i mean highschool) i use to play soccer and softball and fieldhockey and such and then i hurt my knee kinda badly so i stopped. i would really like to play soccer or fieldhockey again.
4) i use to keep track of all the bands i've seen. like, in a notebook. i stopped.
5) i moved to this city knowing one person and only having been here once in 1994 when some friends and i drove down from indiana pennsylvania to see one of the last dog faced hermans shows my senior year of college. it was a fucking fun night but i still wonder why i moved here sometimes.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

new for Bust!

Yesterday I made a family of owls, today i made a turtle. I'm working on getting everything to a point where i can finish it over thanksgiving up in PA.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

NYC Here I come! (again!)

I was put on the waitlist for the Bust Craftacular in NYC on the 8th, and today I got an email saying there was an open spot.


i'm going to NYC again...

it's funny, because i turned down a fun show to do something not fun because i already committed to the not fun one thinking 'i can't cancel when i've already said i would do it. i'm sure that this will help my karma'.


Meet DC artists!

At 12 p.m. on Wednesday November 28, the public is invited to the Wilson Building for a guided tour through the City Hall public collection of art on permanent display on floors 1-5 of the Wilson building. The tour will be lead by a local artist featured in the collection- Denee Barr.

This is a unique chance to meet with local artists featured in the collection and have a discussion on being an artist in the Nation’s Capitol and to see a rich cross section of local artists (both established and emerging). This will be a bi-monthly occurrence.

The tour is free; however space is limited. Please RSVP to with the number in your party. Meet at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance — the building is located at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW. ID is required to enter the building.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Originally uploaded by tigersscareme
this is a little birdhouse i painted. i need to seal the exterior.

i'm not sure what i'm going to do with it...maybe sell it on etsy.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007