Monday, May 24, 2010

An Exercise in Creativity

Sometimes you just gotta get out the glitter and let the creative juices flow. Plus, we needed some coasters.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Studio Time

Photo via the Daily Heller

So, undoubtedly I am late to the party, but have you seen Daniel Merriam's work? It is amazing, breathtaking, inspiring... and makes me want desperately to pick up a paintbrush. I don't think my family will mind if I take over the kitchen for my studio, do you?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Only Terry Gilliam Movie I Have Ever Loved

I want to love Terry Gilliam's films. They have everything: Quirky characters, witty bon mots, unique story lines, and interesting sets. Still, every time I sit down to watch, I find that I just... don't. Until now.

The truth is, of course, I am going to be biased towards anything with the word "imaginarium" in the title. Disregarding that for the moment, I have to tell you: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnanssus is just gorgeous. It is everything that I have ever wanted in a Gilliam film, and have never been given. I may never forgive myself for missing it in Theaters. The set and costumes are so fantastic and multilayered that it is a small miracle that they don't overpower the characters. Plus, Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell, all playing the same character. Can we just stop and think about that for a moment.

Ok, now that we are done with that. It is safe to say that even the 4 in 1 mysterious stranger did not diminish the other characters who were so mesmerizing as to appear larger than life even on my small screen.

This one is making the list.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Work Week

I took some pictures at work to show you. Last week we were scrambling to finish a mini-line of firefighter tees for the Fire show in Portland. Here are a few of the works in progress.

A layer of white ink.

Add some color.

Voila! Fiery wings!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


A little bit of neglect can sometimes thrill me.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Corners of my Own

I won't play catch up. Not today, though I have pictures from as far back as Easter that I took to show you, but then did not. Mildly ironic seeing how my first post ever was candy colored Easter eggs, 151 posts ago. Instead I will simply show you a few corners of my own. Little almost vignettes that have been making me smile lately. A few special 25 cent purchases from our morning yard sale foray. Yes, that is an aluminum needle gauge. Yes, I did plop down a quarter for that pamphlet of lacy crochet edgings because the cover is so perfectly lovely. Yes, I am very pleased with the color combination of my morning 75 cents well spent.

This last one is for Lynda, kindred spirit across miles of land and ocean. There are more in my collection, but I am only showing the most organized bit.