Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saving Jesus by Mike Turney

My husband is not an articulate man. His words are few, but his voice is loud. It comes out in his art. His latest series of concepts have been coming together nicely and we're hoping that 2009 will be the year that he's coming to make his debut as an independent artist. In this series, Mike has used found objects in assemblages depicting his voice and experiences with organized religion. Within me, each piece has provoked a strong reaction of thoughts, feelings and memories. This is just a small sampling of his current work.






Sunday, April 12, 2009

Back to happy thoughts.

It's a beautiful day and the snails are happy. The rain has wet the forest that will shelter and feed them. Such interesting creatures. It;s no wonder so many crafters use snails for their subject matter.

From Amy Gaines, the amigurumi crochet pattern queen of Etsy.

From Platines, the sterling silver version for your neckline.
From Laurel White, baby accessories with adorable snail fabric.

From Alison Tauber, a lovely throw pillow.

And of course, I make things with snails too.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Things that give me the creeps

Yeah, yeah tomorrow is Easter. Everyone is happy, flowers are blooming. Blah, blah, blah. I don't know what, but today I started thinking about the bat boy. Remember him? He was on the cover of the National Enquirer in the early '90's and he gave me nightmares like nothing else. Today, instead of bunnies, I share my nightmares with you. So much for happy spring thoughts. I'm not sure what kind of craft-therapy will rid these from my brain. Maybe I'll post something cute tomorrow. www.scaryforkids.com/antique-doll/



Sunday, April 5, 2009

I can't pay the rent. But you must pay the rent.

I'm a little obsessed with the recent influx of moustaches in indie crafts. I haven't incorporated this trend in any of my items, but I don't need to since these fab crafters are doing such a bang-up job. I love me some waxed handlebars! Links below each pic.


http://www.avrilloreti.etsy.com/

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I wake up early to plan my crazy.

And therefore I drink loads of coffee. These coffee cuffs are made from recycled and renewable materials. I use old felted wool sweaters from thrift stores and vintage flour sack fabrics -- the main goal is to get as many colors as I can onto each cuff. Anyone can match colors, I'm trying to create some diversity in my little woodland creature world.



Blue Bunny ♥'s Yellow Squirrel!

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Purple Snail ♥'s Green Birdie!
Many of these can be found at the following local shops in the 'Lou:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wooly Wall Squares

I know, I know. I haven't blogges since I promised I would. So shoot me :-( ...no don't; I want to live. I have been busy. I've blown many resolutions, but I've kept a few. I've been busy craftin! Here's the newest creations that will be available at Laumeier Sculpture Park this weekend.
Made from recycled wool sweaters & scrap construction wood!