Monday, May 30, 2011

Who made THIS mess?



I am just getting ready for open studios in Oakland this coming weekend. Believe it or not, I think I'm about 70% done with the cleaning, but I have deceived myself in the past about this sort of thing. The dragon is holding a felted blue wand sent to me by Yvette.

I expect to have some time in between callers this weekend, so I'll be posting a few After shots here.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Another post about obsession

What is it about changing the world as it is 
that fascinates creative people,
and why do people become obsessed with making 
the things they make?
In this case, back about 50 years ago, someone crocheted 
around a miniature rolling pin and then attached two cup hooks,
from which they dangled matching doilies
(Listed in my etsy shop).
It's a strange elaboration of a handsome, useful object-
the rolling pin- into a completely inutile one, 
which can only be hung on the wall and admired after the maker
has finished with it. 

Was this a kit?
Or did the maker come up with an original design?



swiped from Andrew Sullivan

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tribulation or Jubilation?

And is Johnny Depp Jesus?

Bad, bad ad men.

Titus pointed out this has been done before -
I think she may have been thinking of East of Eden though -

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Who's abducting whom?

One of a series of illustrations for the East Bay Monthly for personal essays about childhood, in this one, the narrator's sister claimed that she had been abducted by aliens who were mutilating the family chickens.

One of the pleasures of an overcrowded environment with flotsam and jetsam is how things drift together (as with the phone receiver and board in the previous post). In this case, a printed chicken figure a friend gave me and a map a nephew rescued from a city sewage facility - smelled bad when I got it, yes.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

From the Streets

This is a phone receiver my sister found on the streets of Budapest a few years ago and brought to me. Here you see the beginning of my making it into *ART*

Here you see it incorporated with a bit of molding board I found on the Streets of San Francisco.

One of my entries into a juried art competition, when I went to the Post Office to mail it, I waited in line behind a very handsome 25 year old guy with a large ALIVE snake around his neck. Too many dates? Not enough interesting dates? Only dates snakes?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

That's What Happens...

...When you think too much.

A public safety message.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy International Worker's Day

This is a detail of the cover of "The Jolly Blacksmiths", a march by the extremely prolific E.T. Paull which was published in 1905. It's for sale in my second Etsy shop, but if it doesn't sell, I can give it to my sister's husband, who has some blacksmithing skills, is studying piano, and is fairly, well, jolly - in a reflective way. He loves the rosbif, too, as do these guys, I'm sure.