Saturday, February 28, 2009

Caroline Saul

Check out these beautiful forms from artist Caroline Saul and before reading further, try guessing what they are made from. :)

Done guessing? .....

They're constructed from the recyclable plastic of milk bottles! And they are stunning. I love the colors, and the shadows they make. Makes me want to cut up a carton myself and, I don't know...take the clothing iron to it or something (with paper in between of course). I have no idea what her process is but it makes me want to experiment. Wouldn't something like that look great for some sort of window display with some yellow morning light coming through it?
You can see more on her website, Caroline Saul.

Friday, February 27, 2009

New Items

Put some new photo's up in my print shop The Understory

This was taken last year in late summer/early fall when a good friend and I decided to skip class and go on a photo-taking adventure. I have lot's of photo's from that day that desperately need to be edited and posted either to my shop or my Flickr. :)

This was taken last July during an annual east coast camping trip I go on with a huge group of fantastic people from I've made a lot a friends on that site and have been a member for almost five years now. There's more to it than tattooed pin up ladies, there's a great community there.

And this was taken in the yard a few days ago. There's so much to take pictures on in the grass, you may be surprised. It's one of my favorite places to go to take photos. And it's so local! haha When I take the dogs out I stare at the ground and look at the variety of things growing (and crawling).

I've also put a new item in my main shop Tabmade that I've been procrastinating listing (among several other things, haha) for a long time. I made these last fall while I was still in school. Oh how I miss having a studio to work in!

Details on those in my shop. :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mineo Mizuno

I've just stumbled upon some artwork from ceramic artist Mineo Mizuno. You ever see something you think is fantastic and matches what's swimming around in your brain so well that you get jealous that you didn't think of it? Happens to me a lot unfortunately, haha.
Mizuno makes pieces resembling large creek stones. Areas across the body of the pieces are indented, designating where moss will be planted to actually grow on the piece itself. I loooove moss and think these are beautiful.

You can view more on the Samuel Freeman gallery website. These works are on display there until March 21st, so if you are lucky enough to be in the Santa Monica California area, you might want to check it out. I am on the opposite side of the country, but am enjoying viewing more of Mineo Mizuno's work on his website. :)

New layout

I have a completely new layout, but it took a bit of effort to get it all right. If you notice anything being completely wonkey, please let me know! It all looks ok on my screen, but ya never know about everyone elses. (I know the ad on the very bottom right is cut off but I don't really care. I may ditch it anyways). Thanks!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hair is fun

I told the boy I just wanted hair dye for Valentines day and that he could pick the color. He picked napalm orange from Special Effects (the only brand I ever use cause it's the best). I like it lots. It turned yellow where the dreads didn't get as much dye on them. It's hard to get them all properly saturated. I really like it though. smile

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My Etsy Owls Team spotlight post

I have a spotlight entry posted over at the Etsy Owls blog (Off the Wall Ladies, best etsy street team ever!) I invite you all to check it out. I discuss fiber art jewelry and how inspired it has me. :)
Etsy Owls Team blog

Sunday, February 8, 2009

New Etsy: The Understory

I finally decided to make a separate Etsy shop for my photography. It's at (an understory is the floor of the forest). I have a ton of photo's that I've taken over the past year or so that are just piling up on my computer, waiting to be made into lovely prints. :)
Here are a few I've added recently:

The rest are the ones that were already on my main shop.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Lazyness wins!

I was doing one of those long "have you ever" list posts, and then I messed it up. I don't feel like posting it again so, instead, I will post a necklace i recently made but have yet to post about here. Details on it are in my shop, right here: Tabmade

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mosaic Monday: hand bound journals

I've been hankerin' (did I just say hankerin'?) for a new journal, and I want a really nice one this time around. For now, I think I will attempt to make my own, but I really want to get one from etsy some day soon. these are some of my favorites:
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