Oct 27, 2006

Illustration Friday: Wind

This weeks Illustration Friday theme is wind, and although we are in Fall, and it has been unfortunately very windy here in LA for the last 2 days, this is the image I conjure when faced with this word.

I think that one of the most interesting things I have learned since becoming a full time artist is how encompassing of the 5 senses each image it to me. A lot of my memories are triggered by smells, or sounds, and I seem to incorporate certain background noises or sensations with my experience of each finished piece. I guess part of it is that we have all had a picnic at the park, and although this image is not on of my personal memories, it is familiar. It triggers personal memories.

This is Celine, and she is enjoying an afternoon at the local park with her new love. There is a warm wind blowing that wafts in the sweet scent of freshly cut grass, and I can hear the clanging chains of the swing set nearby. I can hear the kids make that unmistakable THUD when they jump off of the monkey rings and land in the sand, and I taste the grit of the sandy splash. I can see the colors and patterns of the butterflies and the wind tosses them about.

I think I might need to have a picnic this weekend!! Right after the CRAFT: magazine party! Happy Friday!

Oct 26, 2006

Upcoming Shows
Many people have emailed me asking for a schedule of holiday events for the upcoming holiday shopping season. So here is a breakdown of all of my upcoming fun!!!

11am-6pm | THE ECHO, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park
You can see the fabulous list of vendors participating here!

NOVEMBER 18th: Sous Le Soleil
12-5 | 330 Redwood Dr. Pasadena
15-20 artists sharing their wares at a gorgeous home in Pasadena! Live music. Fun! Fun! Fun!

December 3rd: Home boutique in Woodland Hills, CA!
Paula Smail from Henry Road will also be participating! I Can't wait! More details to come. Join the mailing list on my homepage if you would like more info on this event.

4315 Melrose Ave. @ Heliotrope
This event is going to be HUGE! Over 70 crafters are participating. You can see the vendor list here.

With HannahMade under the canopy in the Arts & Crafts Section, booth 843B (or there abouts, they always seem to move us one to the left, or one to the right)!

ALSO!!!! This weekend is the CRAFT: magazine launch party in Los Angeles. I am going to definitely be checking that out! The event is sponsored by Felt Club and there are going to be amazing door prizes and events going on! I will be sure to take some photos!

Oct 24, 2006

One Step Closer

OK-so I got my logo back up (YAY!) . . . but now how do I get rid of the superfluous wording beneath it?? I do not heart beta blogger!

Any suggestions anyone??

Real Simple-finally!

YAY! It is finally here! The November Real Simple has hit the stands and I am so excited to see the article! It is surreal to see my family photos in a magazine, but it is very cool, of course! That is a school photo of my dad, and a fabulous photo of my grandmother! She was super stylish! She turned 92 last week! Amazing!

The other 3 women in the article have extremely interesting stories. Be sure that you check out the issue!

Imperfection-wk 4

My imperfection confession for this week is that, at the age of 29, I am still a nail biter. I am not proud of this fact, but I don't seem to be be able to do anything about it. My hands get so dry when I am working, that that leads to dry hands, which leads to bitten nails, and so on and so forth. And the glue I use is particularly fond of nail enamel. It will stick to polish like superglue! So manicures are a waste of time for me. My hands may be clean and tidy for a week or two, but inevitably it all goes to pot.

This photo was taken at a lovely birthday dinner that we attended a week or so ago (Happy Birthday Randee!). There was this funny, sparkly man who befriended our table and told us all about his working with disadvantaged kids and young adults. He went to the trunk of his giant Cadillac and pulled out the big box of Wet n' Wild beauty supplies and told us to pick something. Jamey picked the glitter nail polish, and then began painting her nails at the table (luckily we were seated on the patio). Despite my knowledge of the formaldehyde and chemicals in these polishes, I joined in and have spent the last 10 days picking at what is left of the sparkles. My poor, dry hands are a mess! How can something so sad, come from something so sparkly?? LOL. I should just get out the Acetone and clean 'em up! Maybe later . . .

If you'd like to see more imperfections, check out the Self Portrait Challenge site.