Made this earlier today, while I put off larger, more intimidating projects.
I’ve got a busy weekend coming up. Craft fair, scanning slides, trying to get some prints finished, beard orders pending, etc. I really want to ignore all that and just make tiny collages.
Do you know what today is? It’s the day I post my 200th post on this blog! And what better artist to post about for my 200th post than Keetra Dean Dixon. She did an art project called Anonomous Hugging, which I find hilarious.
by yeehaw press.
TED talks are amazing. This is my new favorite way to find inspiring women (artists, writers, scientists, etc.) to motivate me to make something of my life. Margaret Wertheim is my latest TED find; what a cool lady!
A couple shots from the portfolio of Geoffrey Cottenceau and Romain Rousset. They got me thinking this evening, so I figured I should share them with you.
Love these new shoes from Marc by Marc Jacobs. Of course, way out of my price range. Also, why do the model’s legs look so… normal? No spray tan? No waxing? Whoa!
After almost two months with only minimal stuff on the walls, I finally put up a small fraction of my envelope collection over my couch. I love looking at them every morning, reminds me of why I started collecting them in the first place. Amazing how these little things I dug out of post office recycling bins ended up bringing me a so much happiness.
As much as I love the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, I have been noticing a huge number of equally excellent motivational posters recently (on Etsy, mainly). I decided to collect some of my favorites here, to get lots of good feelings into one little blog post.
The original… kinda. SFgirlbybay does some great hand silkscreened reproductions.
by hijirik studio.
by Heidi Burton.
by Mati Rose.
by Sarah Gardner.
by Jason Hill.
one of my all time favorites, by Danna Ray.
Not exactly motivational, but comforting somehow. By Les Incompétents.
Helpful chalkboards! By Mary Kate McDevitt.
Not a poster, but I love this shirt by Print Liberation. Think of how many people you could cheer up on your afternoon walk!
made this last night. looked up and suddenly it was 3 am. i love making these cut paper drawings, you can get so focused on the tiniest detail.
Hilarious shower art by Conny Kuilboer.
Excellent flute beatboxing by Greg Pattillo. This guy played in Portland on Friday night! I’d say we should have gone, but at the same time, I wonder how many of these “flute remixes” i could handle in one sitting. This Seseme Street version is fun, though!
“I believe that the familiar must move towards the fantastic. I want to evoke feelings that are unnamed, that aren’t realized except in dreams.” -Nick Cave
Incredible “sound suits” created by Nick Cave, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Found via ///.
Made these yesterday. Not sure what prompted me to make them, besides wanting to figure out a way to fit triangles into circles… a seemingly impossible task. I also made chocolate chip banana bread. What have you been making lately?
another image i’ve saved on my desktop too long to remember where it came from. if any readers can identify the artist, let me know.
it’s true, though. let’s keep it in mind.
remember this guy?
i found the photo through ffffound, which is guilty of posting awesome photos like this without crediting the people who made them. pretty frustrating. earlier today, i managed to track down who the artist is. artists, actually. it’s a collaborative effort the artists are calling lucy and bart, technically Lucy McRae and Bart Hess. Here’s more of their amazing work, which I found on their blog.
I want to live here. Can you even imagine what it would be like to build a house like that? I’m officially making that a new life goal: build my own house (and make it an amazing one.) Can’t remember exactly where I found this photo (noticing a pattern lately?), but I think it may have come from Apartment Therapy.
I can’t remember where i saved this photo from, but I LOVE THESE SOCKS. I can only imagine how comfortable these would be. Perfect for walking around the apartment.
Beautiful photo taken by Camil Tulcan. How perfect is the positioning of the mirror?
can’t remember where i found this, but i googled mitch ansara, and he is a real person.