Monday, January 31, 2011

knobby knees

I went into the studio on Sunday to do some work and my best friend Nicki and sister Melissa stopped by to keep me company for a while. They must of had an ulterior motive though, because they asked me to direct them to certain craft supplies and became really quiet working on the other side of the room.
In under 2 hours, together they whipped up a quirky giraffe and surprised me with it! He is made simply from 2 different size styrofoam eggs (head & body), mini styrofoam balls (knees & feet), googly eyes, yellow paint, tiny felted balls, crepe paper decoupage spots and crepe paper rolled around wire for the appendages. They brillantly crafted what I call Knobby Knees! 
All my crafter coworkers were just as pleasantly surprised when they came into work this morning and caught him waddling across my desk. Who doesn't love a clumsy baby giraffe!?!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

skull

Three skull charm necklaces I've somewhat recently made. Each skull is unique—carved out of wax and cast in sterling silver. 
Currently mourning my Yiayia (grandmother), who passed away on Monday evening. 
I loved her very much.
oxox

Psittacus

parrot earrings
parrot painting by Sarah McNeil
 unhappy parrot :(
parrot preening- my funny little Pico
parrots as specimens
I have been dreaming of parrot friends.

Boathemian

Meli met Ty at a trade show recently. She showed me his website & I am digging his delineation. He doodles in Brooklyn, an island off New York—I forget I live on an island too.

all work by Ty Williams

Monday, January 24, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

awaiting the wonderful white

Forecast says SNOW. 
paintings by Agnes Tait.
painting by Allison Schulnik

and if the weatherman is wrong, we can always ask Heidi Neilson to sprinkle the city—she's an expert in fake snow.


I like it when it snows in Manhattan.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

some nights

I just don't feel like blogging.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

yummy olive oil.

A fellow Greek over at Lea's Suitcase posted about her visit to an olive oil factory. I've always wondered how oil was squeezed out of a little olive—I imagine an old chubby yiayia rolling droplets of oil out of each and every olive. Not quite. 
Check out Lea's photos of the process so next time you soak up the goodness in a warm piece of bread, you'll know what those olives went through...
 And you'd be surprised to find out what happens with all the pits!

Ashley & I

Wow, do we have lots of photos of us together from over the years! Here are some old ones in Polaroid form...
 
 
what weirdos.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

postcards from the edge

Friday after work, a group of us walked west to the CRG Gallery hosting the benefit for Visual AIDS that we participated in. About 1400 people created a postcard size original piece of art for the event and opening night was quite a success. There were so many pieces to look at and love and I tried to photograph my ABSOLUTE favorites and the ones that really stood out to me. Sorry for the crooked shoots but the space was packed and hot and full of drag queens (awesome). What I love about this show is that you have no idea who made the art until it is purchased and flipped over. totally anonymous.
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and 34. (mine)