Saturday, February 28, 2009

Vote for me!

Everyone is doing it!Link

And by everyone, I mean a handfull of other people...

Monday, February 09, 2009

Crafts and Kisses to you all!

Thanks everyone for coming out to the Crafts and Kisses show! It was great to see so many familiar people and meet new ones too! The smaller owls and the pins were definite hits, so look for more of those in my future.

In the mean time, I am going to regroup and use the next month or so to work on some new ideas rattleing around in my brain.
see you soon!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

new work!

I am madly making a new fleet of owls for the Crafts and Kisses show this weekend.
I keep trying to make new creatures, but the owls are just fun. And people like them. I'm going to try to have more sizes (less expensive tinies, big artsy higher-ticket ones) we'll see how it goes.
I'm using a bunch of high-end fabric memos I got from a guy who works at the Washington Design Center which has lead to probably two of the most beautiful owls I've ever done. Hopefully this time I'll remember to take photos!
I dont know if I'll have the seahorse done in's hoping!

Monday, February 02, 2009

The Kiely has landed!

This past week (Thursday) I was running an errand an popped into a Target in Northern Virginia "just to see" if the Orla Kiely schwag had hit the shelves yet.
Lo! It had!
I picked up a flat tray box, a medium media box and a large box as well as an over the door shoe holder (that I've already put to use sorting my supplies in my work room) and 2 (yes, I bought 2) laundry bags.
I hung one on the back of my door in my bathroom to act as a hamper and I don't know why I didn't think of that earlier instead of tossing my clothes on the floor in what is already a tiny bathroom.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Get out and go!

It's far too easy to sit in my house, 'East of the River' as they call it in this town and hibernate, so it's good (nay, GREAT) to have friends like Sean with whom to see shows such as the Anthony Pontius show atProject 4 Gallery.
First, their new space is *insane*. It's just gorgeous. Just watch the tall Margaret Boozer piece to your right as you enter. I'm guess it's going to have to be permanent now. I also urge you to view it as close as you can from the balcony of the 2nd floor of the gallery so you can see how delicate it is.
Love it.
Anthony Pontius' work is exciting and evocative. It has this great feeling of a flickering film frame with all the dust and visual noise common in an old strip with some really well mastered painting techniques. Particularly the eyes which all have a very well executed roundness and sense of life. Also in this show are the teeeeny tiny studies for each of the larger works- there's one study that I fins slightly more exciting than the actual piece, but I urge you to go. It's a great show and the new(ish) digs at project 4 should be checked out too. I can't wait to go to a show there in the spring.