Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
I'm not one to brag, but just look at this month's coffee table installation! Daughter O' Mine did this lovely model livingroom set, completely on her own, with absolutely no art direction from me. Table, love seats, & chez, all made from Dora Dominos. The outside pieces are the sleeping bags for the invisible people. Not bad, for a 5 yr old, huh?
Thursday, April 24, 2008
On a walk with T, we decided to go in the opposite direction. It was amazing how many new things we saw by walking the OTHER way. Like this chair for example. Of course, I wanted to shoot it immediately, but all I had was my phone camera. So today, we set out once more, in the opposite direction. I am in love with this chair. It speaks to me. If only I had the balls to trespass, I could have had a closer look. *sigh*
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
It's hard staying inspired when you work alone. Especially when you've spent most of your career yelling things over the wall into the next cube. Here are 2 inspirational quotes that I re-created in collage form. They remind me of what I'm doing here.
It was March, 1997. I was freshly laid-off from my Big Job at The Big Famous Publishing Co., and I needed answers to some of life's biggest questions,
like: WTF am I going to do to pay the rent on my overpriced west village apartment??!!!! Am I supposed to be doing what I'm doing? Is the Universe telling me something?? WIll I ever get married & have varmints of my own? If I dropped dead suddenly, how long would it take someone to find me, if I don't have an office to report to? WILL I BE OK?
Relief came in the form of art, of course. An upstairs neighbor asked me to do a collage, to meditate over what I might want my life to be like. Here is what she wrote: "....the collage should include what you want to bring into your life, spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Look for pictures that talk to your heart... do not pick from your mind. You may be surprised at what you pick."
Here is what I did, on that fateful day. Exactly 11 years later, all of my questions have been answered, and all of my images have been coaxed & weaved into the reality of my life. I encourage all of you to do the same. Seriously. It's way cheaper that therapy! Email me pics, & I'll post them here.
Inspired by Erin, who has been posting about "roadmaps" for life on her blog: http://designformankind.blogspot.com/
Monday, April 14, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Look at this lamp... it's one of a pair, mid-century, rescued from my mother-in-law, re-wired, etc. See this new linen-covered shade that i bought 3 months ago? The one that still has the cellophane on it? I haven't found a decent medium to draw on it with! I found some beautiful mettalic pens & markers, but the liquid spreads out on the fabric. Any suggestions from you brilliant & crafty folk out there? I can't just leave them white, they are taunting me EVERY time i walk past them.