Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thank you!

Hey, if you're reading this because you came to Crafty Bastards, thank you.
I had such a splendid day meeting all sorts of lovely people and bought a few great pieces- I'll get some pictures up tomorrow...maybe even pictures of the kitten...

What a great show- Kim Dorn and Sarah Dick are geniuses.

Friday, September 26, 2008

lost afternoon

Good intentions, bah.

This afternoon, I intended to go to Ikea and pick up some things for my display on sunday. I took kennilworth ave instead of BW parkway and see what I thought was a black squirrel darting in and out of traffic. It was infact a teeny tiny black kitten.
I swung a u-turn, parked my car, ran across traffic, hopped a guardrail and coaxed the scrawniest black kitten out of weeds. Which reminds me, I should shower with that poison ivy stuff tonight, because knowing my luck...
So I have the kitty, he's stopped squirming and i'm holding him to my chest and petting him and he's calm now. I'm not sure what to do because I already have a cat, but my moms dear cat lucy suddenly died on wednesday. Really suddenly. So i figure it's fate and i know a good vet in the next town and take him there to get his feline -hiv/leukemia test.
He passes and the vet tells me he's probably 8 weeks old, since he has a full set of baby teeth, but he's so malnourished that he's the size of a 6 week cat. At this point, the cat is perched on my shoulder and licking my ear. He's really incredibly sweet and hungry so now I need to keep him separated from Sadie (my cat) for 2-3 weeks incase he has a respitory illness.
My mom isn't sure she wants a cat yet, let alone a male cat so I don't know what to do now. He's really really sweet and I shelled out for his first distemper shot as if anyone in the DC area is looking for a sweet baby black kitten, give me a shout.

Now, about crafty bastards!
I lost 5 hours this afternoon dealing with the kitten so I need to get cracking!
Weatherly of the blog Spotlight On... was kind enough to write a little blurb about me after seeing my owls at Arts on Foot two weeks ago, so if you go to her blog, you'll find a coupon good for a surprise at Crafty Bastards....which is the day after tomorrow....oh god...I need to get back to sewing!
But it's so hard to sew when there's a baby kitten in the house!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

they're here! they're here!

I had postcards made of Batty and Astro-NOT!
I didn't want to say anything until they were done, but they look so cute! And the cards have rounded corners! I'm a sucker for a rounded corner, aren't you?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Street Sculpture

There's a local artist named Mark Jenkins who I like a lot. A lotta lot. I first saw his work in 2004 or so at the Artomatic at the Children's Museum where he had his tape people and also these digital collage-things that looked like oriental rugs but it was digitally tiled images of body hair which were both intriguing and, I'll admit, a little bit revolting.

If you're lucky, you can catch his work on the street before DCRA or some other organization yanks it down.

Jenkins might be called a situationalist I guess, by taking things he finds on the street and turning it into something playful and creative- The lamp posts on Thomas Circle being turned into a Merry-Go-Round

Or large angels suspended in the unused alcoves of Malcom X Park.
I find work like his really inspiring- the ability to see something unique and beautiful and useful in an otherwise mundane and under-utilized location. His pieces are largely independant and do not cause stress or damage to their locations. Unless they are wildly misinterpreted by small minded people who apparently need something to do or complain about.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Sondra Arkin is putting on what looks to be a really cool show and she asked me to participate. To say I'm nervous is an understatement, but I am extremely honored.

The opening is this Saturday. Hope you can make it...hope I can make it!

Yikes, so much to do!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who braved Saturday's heat (and Friday's rain!). What a fun show!
Now I have to chain myself to my machine for crafty bastards in two weeks...yikes!

Before I do, I have to give Susan and Pam of As If Bags a huge thank you for their more than generous donation of gorgeous fabrics to turn into owls.
Check out their page for their beautiful bags!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Tomorrow I'll be at Art on Foot in downtown Washington, DC with some of my little guys. Cross your fingers for better weather than they're predicting!