Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ledger art

Recently I saw a series of Mennonite artwork on vintage ledger pages (first image). I was so captivated, I had to try my own with a Fall theme... If you want to try it yourself, I've got ledger pages available at the store right now!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Calendar confusion

Although it's September and technically still summer, I had to wear a coat and gloves to walk the dog this morning. And this is what's on my work table today... I don't know *what* time of year it is!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Clever container gardens

Swung by the local garden center to pick up a few mums (decided as much as I miss Summer, it's time to embrace Fall) and saw these very clever ideas for potting plants...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Day in DC

This morning I thought I'd just have a lazy day. Around noon, I changed my mind and headed downtown to DC. Glad I did or I wouldn't have seen...

A giant typewriter eraser sculpture ... (I've got a mini one of these at the store right now!)

a light display called H2O (the smaller lights are the Hs and the larger are the Os) ...

this installation by Barbara Kruger ...

an outstanding typographic sculpture ...

and an albino squirrel ... did you evah?! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Art of the Book

Lately I've been cleaning out my studio. In the process, I've uncovered some long-forgotten items, including these three pieces I made in a workshop with Cathy Taylor. The starting point for each one was an old book.

This one is timely with the start of a new school year.

I was fortunate to have an old receipt from Birds Nest, Virginia for this one.

This one includes part of an old book, a key hole and a page from an old cabinet card photo album.

If you want to make your own, The Paper Flea Market stocks similar supplies:

Friday, August 29, 2014

Photo shoot with Daisy

When you have an online store, the challenge is to come up with clever ways to showcase your products. I have a selection of large body part word flash cards and I decided Daisy would be a better model than me. Here are a few out takes from our photo shoot this morning. PS the cards are available online now!