Thursday, February 25, 2010

Featured Artists

I wanted to showcase some great Etsy Talents. It appears I was in a green mood. Maybe I'm hoping for Spring. Check out these lovely items.

Flapper Ring

Cuff Bracelet

Mycrochetgarden Lovely cap

and JulieEllynDesigns Gorgeous Olivine Earrings.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tara Donovan at MOCA San Diego

I just got back from a trip to Southern California. We spent most of the time in Los Angeles but we did do a day trip down to San Diego. While we were there we checked out the Museum of Contemporary Art. They were having a show of an artist named Tara Donovan and all I can say is Wow. I was totally blown away. She uses everyday objects such as platic cups, buttons or tape to create these amazing pieces.

I cannot recall the name of the above piece but it reminds me of a cloud. It consists of a ton of straws of different lengths attached lengthwise to the wall. The effect is amazing. The visuals change as you move and peer down the length of different straws.

Some of the other pieces were stacks of plastic cups of different heights that created a kind of topographic landscape. There was also an object that looked kind of like a stalagtite which was created with hundreds of buttons.

If you are anywhere near the museum, check it out it is fabulous.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Win $75 worth of Goodies

My loud and wacky team is having Valentine's giveaway. Included in the goodies is one of my items. It's free and easy to enter.

Check it out!

Valentine's Giveaway

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Playing around with something new.

I've been inspired to try something new. I read a post on a simple silkscreening setup that I thought I'd try. You can actually use images printed out on clear overhead transparancies.

Today I created the screens with fabric and embroidery hoops and applied the photo emulsion. They will have to dry overnight so I started thinking about images. I'm a bit of a novice on photoshop but I just let myself play around with some photos. I really wanted to create something iconic.

I'm not sure any of these will end up on a shirt but I had some fun playing around and I thought I'd share. Here are two different ravens and a coyote.