Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Getting Ready for ATHICA Gallery Show

Tonight I went to local gallery, ATHICA, to draw on site for a group art show. What a thrill to draw on the walls with a paint pen!

I drew this comic on the wall of ATHICA.
Here is my completed comic. I hope ATHICA likes it.

Me working late on my Tofu Baby comic.
The interns helped me cover the work that they already had in the wall, just so I might not mess it up when I drew on the wall above it. Everything went pretty good and it was fun to draw with giant paint pens.

My wall of art.
Here is my section of the gallery. We are displaying a bunch of my handmade wood items on the wall. The center one is one of my wood string puppets. This piece was part of the Mystery Triennial from last month. I was selected, with a group of other amazing local artists, to have an extended stay at ATHICA. What an honor! Everyone is working very hard to get everything completed before the opening on Friday, September 30.

My wood designs at ATHICA.

My collages on display at ATHICA.
These are a collection of some of my collage artwork. They are made from cut magazines.

Some of my drawings.

Pinning my artwork to the walls for ATHICA.
Here is the rest of my space - so far tonight it is still a work in progress! More art will be added tomorrow, like drawings, colored pencil drawings, and gocco prints.

Getting ready for my art show.

Some of my collages at ATHICA.

More collages.

Here are my collages!

Drawings pinned to the gallery wall.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tunesday Tuesday: Alessi's Ark

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Today one of my favorite artists, Alessi's Ark put out her new album. It is called Time Travel. So far it is very good, but I have heard some of the songs, as they were released as singles and iTunes exclusives. I did not know they were going to be on the album, but I think my favorite song is "On the Plains." I love Lauren's voice, and she is right up there with my other favorites, Joanna Newsom and Laura Marling. To me they are my "holy trinity" of girl voices/musicians, as I feel they are very creative storytellers with their songs. And Alessi's Ark is currently on tour with Laura Marling! SIGH! Please come farther south next time, please ladies! What a perfect bill!

Now for some videos... Alessi's Ark has some amazing videos. I think the videos for her older albums are so clever. Cracker animals! Teacups! Animation! You can't get much more into my imagination than these.

Alessi's Ark - The Bird Song from Kid Solo on Vimeo.

International Rabbit Day

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Totally did not know, but yesterday was International Rabbit Day! How could we forget our beloved buns? I knew about this from this article on Etsy's blog that I read this morning. You really need to watch the Bunny Playlist cos it features the very talented and funny Amy Sedaris! And Amy also has pet rabbits, too! I have also made the Dynamite Sticks for our bunnies.

Hooray for Bunnies! Hooray for our bunnies, Oreo and Jumbles!

We made a bunny heart.
Aw, look - they made a bunny heart!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Material Girl

I ordered some fabric I designed from my Spoonflower Fabric Shop. Please have a look at my new designs!


The top photos are Biscuits and Bows in two different color ways.

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Here is a Leaping Squirrel, some of my favorite cookies, French macarons, and Wonderful Whale fabrics.

This one is inspired by the teacup ride at Disneyland. It was one of my favorite rides.

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Raoul said he really liked these rabbits the most.

What girl does not love ponies??

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All of these are ready to order from Sugar Cookie on Spoonflower. Now, what should I sew with all my cute fabric?

Prickly Pair Buttons Featured on Cuteable

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Earlier this week My Prickly Pair Button Set had a write up on the awesomely adorable blog called Cuteable! Wow! We have been Cuteable fans for a while now, so that is very nice. Thanks so much Lynsey and Matt!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cloud Drawings - Duckling and Baby Bunny

Cloud Drawing - Duck

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We saw some very good clouds while driving around one day. This is one that looked like a duckling! Can you see it?

Cloud Drawing - Bun Loaf

Cloud Drawing - Bun Loaf
I know I always see bunnies in the clouds, but here is another baby bun! Maybe I always see bunnies in them because it reminds me of our bunnies, Oreo and Jumbles?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Zoo Birthday

On my birthday we went for a trip to Zoo Atlanta. We had so much fun. The zoo has many baby animals that were born within the last year, so I thought this was our chance to see the little ones in action. Here are some of the animals we saw that day.

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Check out those eyelashes!

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Here is the momma kangaroo - you can tell cos of her pouch. She had a baby joey six months ago.

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You can see the baby's little back paw peeking out of the pouch in this photo. The zoo keepers told us the baby will come out within the next month or so.

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Next were the pandas. There was a newborn panda, but we did not get to see it. I think it was hiding in another part of their home.

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This is the three year old panda. They love to eat bamboo.

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We also got to go to the petting zoo. Doesn't this goat have such a happy smile?

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I love how the wooly sheep feel.

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Then we came back around to the kangaroos. We got to see thet little joey peeking out of the pouch! What an exciting day!

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Look how sweet they are - momma and baby!

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Then we got to see the baby giraffe! This baby giraffe was born in July.

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These two were helping each other reach the leaves. they also were very snuggly.

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We also saw the baby gorillas. This is the younger of the two riding on the momma's back.

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This is my best picture of the two tiger cubs, too. Notice the white spots on the back of their ears? Those are to make other animals think those are eyes.

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I love the otters! They were very playful when we got to see them.

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The little orangutan was showing off for everyone watching.

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This is the baby orangutan and the momma. This is my best picture of them together.

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This is one of my new favorite animals, the red panda!

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The naked mole rats were so strange!

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And here is my Dad and Mom enjoying their day at the zoo!