Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to the Art Teachers

Adventure Glue from Karen Abad ♥s Dinosaurs. on Vimeo.

Monday, December 14, 2009

so happy for my friend!

Aren't friends the coolest? One of my best friends and soon to be bridesmaid Angie was recently featured in Chicago's Timeout Magazine. Read the full article here.

I am so proud of her. Stay tuned for more friend bragging.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New medium?

I have been thinkingof new ways to create work and recently stumbled upon an artist that made me question my use of materials. I find painting, drawing, and collage to be my preferred media but wonder if I choose them out of comfort. Barbara Abel's photography of vintage mannequins, posed to create a tension between life and non-life is inspiring. Check it out, tell me what you think.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What's your favorite color?

I rrreeallly need to create more artwork. In the meantime, I will take pictures of my doggus and decorate for the holidaze.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sentimental objects

I remember finding pin cushions at my grandmother's house, thinking they were stunning....almost toylike in shape and candylike in color. Recently I have dusted off my sewing machine to work on a few projects and have enjoyed the memories sparked from this process. There is value found in objects that are often overlooked. Do you find time to recognize when ordinary objects remind you of precious people or places?

Sidenote: 4 months to go people! We are looking forward to the "I dos" and to spending time with our best friends and family.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

This is new....

I am officially new to the blogging world! Looking forward to posting art, inspiration, creative ideas, and frankly awesome things for friends and family to see, respond to, and to further promote a shared dialogue of all things artistic and amazing.