Thursday, February 26, 2009

We're a Work in Progress

Today I am procrastinating. I made good progress on the taxes yesterday, so I'm back today to share a little collaboration happening in our home right now. Our first art-related collaboration happened at the end of last year when we designed our wedding invitation together. We also worked together on a logo for Cafe Au Play. There's an interesting challenge that happens when two very passionate people are working together on something that they are each so passionate about. Each one of us has our own unique ideas, styles, & processes that we're bringing to the situation. In my case, I'm bringing a non-planning kind of process of just making it happen along the way in whatever way ends up happening. I don't really think it all through when I'm painting, sewing, building and it drives Brian crazy. In the general everyday, I'm usually the over-planner and brian is the under-planner. I'm enjoying these discoveries about myself and my husband and our processes that it takes to work together to be happy with the outcome. I hope that everyday continues to bring a new challenge because it's pretty fun to learn new things and create art together. There will be many more works in progress happening in this home soon to be revealed, but here are a few for now.

Monday, February 23, 2009

february fun

It looks like I'm going to be spending my last week of February sorting thru paperwork from 2008. As the days pass, I tell myself this year I'll be more organized! I hope that it happens. Before I'm off to work on that, I wanted to share a special gift that i received last week from my love. It's the first painting that anyone has ever painted just for me and i adore it (and him too!) I just reworked the front page of my site and wanted to let you know, that now thru March, I'll be offering FREE MATCHING EARRINGS w/ every necklace! I hope you enjoy the rest of your March!

Monday, February 16, 2009

My new friend : the sewing machine

I spent some time on the sewing machine last week and I think that I can now say I know how to sew! i'm no expert, but I did use it without cursing which was fun! Maybe sometime soon I can try out a pattern from this amazing site called Burda Style I made some new badges! Earlier last year, I hand-sewed some similar ones and I have enjoyed wearing them on jackets and purses. They've received a lot of attention, mostly from guys asking me what I did to win that award! To create the badges, I heat pressed my image onto a light canvas, chose a fabric piece (from my recycled upholestry samples) to match each image, and then a ribbon or zipper to match each as well. Here's a peak at a few badges now available in the shop! Thanks to sweet Jena also for already giving the badges some love on the oh so fun modish blog!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Coraline Premiere

We had the opportunity to experience the premiere of Coraline last Thursday. It was a beautifully, magical and amazing evening! The movie was so happy and sweet and i thought Coraline was so adorable. I've included some pictures below from the night. All of the handmade sets from the movie were on display at the after party as well as the creative minds behind the characters. They were there with their work stations which was incredible to see as well. 72 seconds of film per week...i cannot imagine - and it's in 3d! very admirable work!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Snail Mail for Charity

I sent in a handmade valentine for Fred Flare's Snail Mail for Charity and it's up for sale now! 100% of the proceeds will benefit Elder Craftsmen. There was also a coaster included inside! Send some sweet thoughts (& a coaster) to someone you love! There's a very similar card available in my shop