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July 12, 2010

I haven’t updated since March! Crazy! Things have been hectic in my lil’ old life, but I’m planning on updating as frequently as I used to. Funny thing, in the time I’ve ignored this blog the number of daily visitors has tripled! If anything is a sign I need to keep this alive, that’s it.

I thought I’d start with a peek at what I’ve been doing. I recently moved, and finally set up my studio space the way I’ve always wanted. I am already on the path of productivity, and have a few projects going. Here’s a view:

I stole an idea from my friend Adrienne, and put my computer right behind my cutting mat. My desk, given to me by my friend Avalon, is giant and perfect for someone like me who works with a variety of materials. It’s large enough to cut fabric on, keep my sketchbook and other books, and still have my laptop right by. I also love having all of my fabric and yarn right next to me and in perfect sight. It’s easier to select my materials when they’re visible and organized.

Underneath I have paints, my sewing machine, various pads of various kinds of paper, and current works on canvas. To the right I have my mannequin bust, who currently is taking the role of sitting pretty, but will soon be used to host a dress I’m designing. In addition to my more serious super fine art or super design work, I’m doing some fun stuff.

It’s a little hard to see because of my camera phone quality photos (note to self, save up for a new digital), but I’m trying my hand at cross stitch needlepoint with a mini-kitty pattern, working on buying a couch to tie the room together, starting a gold foil lion engraving, and designing two new tattoos in memory of my grandfathers who died within the past year.

I’ve thought a lot about what makes a good studio space, looked at friends’ spots and pictures from great artists, and realized that most of all you need organization, materials readily available, and to surround yourself with inspiration and the things you love. For me, it also doesn’t hurt to have a cat and my book and movie collection nearby to keep productivity levels up. 

Fun fact: It took one and a half Lord of the Rings movies to set up my studio and living room area. I highly recommend watching all three in a row on a day you need to keep yourself in the house to work. Wanting to finish the story is great motivation!

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Kittens!

March 24, 2010

Another reason to love Best Coast: this video was on their blog. I think she is as obsessed with cats as I am, OMG.

g/boob/cat chattin’

January 27, 2010

I video gchatted for the first time this evening, and it was a fun experience. Kali was the friend, and we were closer to hanging out than we have been in awhile. She is in LA, while I am in Philly.

It started out pretty well, just normal talking/being weirded out by the youtube-like quality of the conversation.

She thinks her face is scrunchy and didn’t want me to upload this, but I think she looks adorable.

Kali is going to have her work shown in Korea, and is offically an international artist. She also makes minature kitties that will be stuffed with catnip for her kitty.

This is her kitty, Luka. He’s a snuggler and a drooler, and I miss him.

We then realized that it’s possible to have the entire conversation with the video directed at our boobs. We experimented with boob expressions and emotions, which was partially successful and entirely hilarious.

This is Kali’s view of me, as well as her view of the pictures I mailed her. She asked me not to post these online, but I think they’re too funny to hide on our computers. Note the time difference, as I am in the future and she is in the past.

Conclusion: must video gchat more. Will be taking requests from email friends.

reblog: sallyspark especially kittens!

January 18, 2010

especially kittens!

i LOVe caTS!

September 11, 2009

Glitter graphics are hands down the best internet invention ever created.

Echo’s On the Internet!

August 19, 2009

Poor cat.

This is PJ

July 23, 2009

PJ

He is totally rad.

It Always Is!

May 30, 2009

It’s my birthday! Everybody celebrate!

April 4, 2009

 

Look at its face!  WTF??!!

Look at it's face! WTF??!!

 Sally gave me these kittens: