Monday, September 29, 2008


sold some of my stuff at an outdoor show in southeast this weekend. it was a rock n roll biker bar, but what super fun!!! definitely the most fun vendor show i have been involved in. lots of tats, piercings and great rock music. all outdoor. i was loading my stuff at about midnight, when some of us came across this guy. just takin' a nap. love the beer bottle next to him. the pic is a little blurry. still learning how to use my damn camera. but i have decided that i will be sending xmas cards this year with a nice caption. what do you think?
do you think he had too much to drink?

Monday, September 22, 2008

new tote bags

my first tote bag. this was the "practice" bag. even with a template, it kicked my ass!!! notice the belts i used as the handles. this was the whole idea. to repurpose items that may never be used in another way. thinkin' outside the box!!
been a busy weekend. sorry i haven't posted new stuff. went to the sidewalk chalk art festival this weekend,,,,,, totally rocked!!! i will post pics later.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Iron Artist part 3

by far the "raddest" of all the sculptures was this thing of beauty. the base is a plastic hobby horse, cut up the back, wheel inserted, egg cartons to give the look of scales, "flames" coming out of it's nose, hoses everywhere, and a cabbage patch kid on top with nails for hair. everything was then spray painted green. BTW-- the team who made this was last years champion!! we didn't stay long enough to see who won, but seriously........

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Iron Artist part duh!! 2 that is.

marcy and i tore it up at the creation tent. we made magnets. mine is on the left, hers is on the right. cool!!

here is another creation in progress.... check out the naked doll!!
teams had to "obey" the rules. referees were hilarious!! here, the refs got a little miffed when they caught this team in violation. therefore, they were sent to the penalty box, and told to take shirts off and bare bras.

iron artist

saturday, marcy and i headed down to the "Iron Artist" competition to benefit one of our favorite artist "re use" places called "SCRAP." basically, it's iron chef, but artists. they are given certain items, they can add to it, and in 3 hours, they create something out of stuff that would otherwise go in our landfills.
the pic here with the bicycle tire was early in the day. we weren't sure what they were going to come up with.
the second pic shows a nearly finished sculpture. i am really diggin' those tubes going into the mask head. fake greenery always makes things come to life.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

such a cool idea

check this out!! newspaper yarn!!!!! if you want to know how to make it, click here
or click on the pic!!

look what i found

everyone knows that my favorite place to shop is the Goodwill. i am so amazed at what i can find there. like this: it is a paper jewelry kit. they give you certain glues to make the paper stiff, include findings to make earrings or necklace, you can paint it, and voila', paper jewelry!! can't wait to try it. i will post pics as soon as i get on this project.

Monday, September 8, 2008

pretty bird

not only did i have fun picking pears in the orchard on saturday, but i came across this lovely little nest perched right on some branches. isn't it cute???? no birds around, but i am sure they will be back to have more babies.....and hopefully clean up all that poo.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

fall bounty

hello lovies!!! fall is my favorite time of year. the weather change, the coats i can wear, the end of sweating in my clothes as i sit here, and of course, the foods. dad and i went out to a local orchard 5 minutes from our house and picked these babies!! every time i go to pick fruit, i have childlike wonder at how that fruit just grows right on the tree like that :). it took us a very short time to pick over 200 pounds to give to friends and family. a real father-daughter thing we do every year. mom tries to put a limit on how much we can bring home, so she kindly refrains from joining us.

too much fun!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

my heart to yours

i found a project in one of my crafty library books, and did my best to follow the directions (not my strong suit). i shaped wire into a heart, wired up some beads, and threaded them on. pic is a little blurry, but i think it turned out ok. not what i expected, but a woman i took a class with once said "if it doesn't turn out the exact way you want, it just means it's 'organic'."

this will most likely become a necklace, ornament, adornment for a dog sled, etc.

"baby you can paint my car"

went down to the Art in The Pearl today, and saw some pretty cool stuff. but this, by far, was THE BEST. seems a non profit donated this car for all the kids to paint up, and express their inner artist. it had been painted on for the entire weekend by all the little ones. i don't know the particulars, but i am sure it will be auctioned off for the cancer non profit. the kids were going crazy!!! for me, it was really inspiring to see how they painted the tires, the back and how some just decided to splatter paint on the fender!!

should give you a smile!!! sure did for me!!