Finally! A break in the rain and I could go out and spray! I have wet knees from kneeling in the grass, and *nozzle finger* from months of being out of practice. Oh, I missed you spray paint.
I am really bad about trying to blot off my stencils. In fact, I'd rather keep working and let the layers of paint accummulate, then monoprint with it or chip it off later. As I was waiting for a perfect spray-day I took on the task of cleaning up. I carefully rolled the stencils and all the paint cracked and worked loose...some were almost to the point of being clean again (until I put them to work again today!)
My sweet friend Cindi commissioned a sprayed suitcase. I was going to keep the final look a surprise but she asked to see it. So here it is darling ;) It's on the way to you, and can be packed up in time to visit NY for the last leg of the you-know-what tour. xo
I really thought I would use red on this. But I like the look of it without - kinda tapestry-ish with some spider webs and heartagrams. Makes you look twice. NOTE: if you try this at home you definitely want to get a spray varnish. I freaked out that the spray paint remained slightly tacky (as in sticky) but once I coated with the finish it was perfect!
Whether you are just starting out - learning to cook, learning to paint, knit, garden, teach, design, or ride a bike, it all begins with small movements forward. Before long you will have mastered a new skill and will be eager to try the next thing. Hopefully, along the way, your enthusiasm for your new thing will connect you to others, and you will share your verve and your talent. Learning is good. Sharing is even better. It's a cycle of positive energy. Keep it going.
It's that time...purging clutter and clippings. Use it or shake it off. Used the scraps on my table today to make the RT pages. I enjoy being a packrat. It means I see potential in everything - the smallest thing can be used on a journal page. But it's a gorgeous day and I'm energized to reorganize and pitch!
Did you know David Cassidy turned 60 last week? In fond remembrance I blasted some old tunes in the studio.
When I first saw his work I gasped. His tattooed chair was in a Bergdorf Goodman window display. Amazingly clever. It made me want to investigate, to get to know the artist with the diabolical mind. With a few google clicks I ended up on his website - and learned he has talent beyond tattooing. I swooned over his laser cut designs. So my jaw dropped when I saw this online article announcing his upcoming show. Next week, in New York City. I know, squeee! I will be there!
The gallery is OHWOW. The site is hard to read so I made the announcement above. Address: 112 Crosby Street, between Prince and Houston. The one man show opens April 29th.
Check this out....are you swooning?
I blogged about him a few years ago, but I will revisit some of the work I had found. It deserves to be seen again. Can't wait to see what will be in the show!
If you're in the city next month (like for three HIM shows in a row) be sure to go see Scott's show!!
It's become part of our vernacular. I cracked up when Castle said it in a recent episode. Here's one I discovered today: a virtual lighter. Perfect for concert goers. I was watching Oprah this afternoon and during Elton John's performance of Tiny Dancer (my fave!) there were audience people holding up their phones with flickering flames. The coolest! I don't even have an iphone but had to share this. Found via Alan @ Artoftheiphone.com (You can also search lighter or glowstick on itunes).
When Graham took Peter to his first concert (KISS) the band requested that everyone open and hold up their phones (back when they still had hinges) and the place was glowing in white and blue. No burned fingers (or hair) or sore thumbs from reflicking. I thought that was remarkably clever....until I saw these. I think I have a reason to get an iphone now ;)
Don't you love when you find something cool and want to give it to everyone you know? That's how I felt about these handsome and clever flower pins. I found Lynda on etsy and think she has something really special going on. I got myself, my mother, and a few friends some of these. Look how pretty her wrappings and ribbons are too! Maybe you'll find just the right color for a Mother's Day gift. Her shop is HERE.
While you are there, check out the wonderful prints by Mae. LOVE this Beatle's lyric. Love her style. I want all of her prints! Her shop is HERE.
What did we do before etsy? It's a great place to find interesting people from around the globe sharing their unique talents. I know it's become my default location when shopping for gifts (for you and for me).
First, another RubyTuesday spread. It may or may not be finished. I let the pages get super dry before I decide if I'm going to write on them or add a little something else. Sometimes it will be days before I look at them again. I tend to prefer pages without writing so I will probably leave it. It's more fun to start a new set of pages. Keep moving forward.
Second, Fallon and I met Edie in the city to see the Burton exhibit at the MoMA...but the times tix were sold out. Duh! Should have checked. We still a grand day. It was a sunny and glorious afternoon in New York. We stumbled upon a cool shop - just opened that day! How cool is this scarf? Large enough to be a poolside wrap.
Also scored a garland light by Tord Boontje. I am a fan. It was hanging there whispering to me...couldn't resist. Look at this video. Can't wait to hang it in my bedroom.
We had seen a group of kilted men on the train...and later ran into hundreds of kilted men, women, and children marching in the St. Andrews parade on 6th. I loved all the pomp, and the bagpipes made me swoon. I would love to try playing one. Has anyone done it? Tell tell.
running errands, running carpool, running to the post office, running late (with my rubytuesday pages, my crusade, and my taxes)....*checks forehead*, practically running a fever in this heat....but i'm not running out of luck! first four leaf clovers of the year!