Thursday, December 25, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
today i cleaned about 25 pieces of luggage. i figured i would get them all prepped for painting, upcycling etc. the colors and pieces are just all kinds of joy, though i must admit that it's a bit overwhelming. i have decided to take out one piece at a time so my head can focus on each piece and give it exactly what it deserves.
i'm so super geeked about the new ink delivery i have found so i can get way more detailed in my designs. the bag above was a custom order for a girl who wanted her tatoo to be the design on her piece. it was so incredible to work with my new tools- i just opened the wardrobe to narnia......
next up is a photo i took of hannah- i think she is deep in thought about what GetReadySetGo will have in it's shop come january........
yes, we are all wondering around here- myself included.... how much new? how much old?
well, my crafty hands need to get sketching in my moleskine and firm up some new drawerRINGS. i love black pilot pens extra fine point pens- ohhhhhhh how i drool over them when i sketch!
that's my update. see ya on the flip side guys.
Friday, December 12, 2008
so i'm getting by....
hannah came and rescued me from mechanical breakdown and death of my artistic side. that's what friends are for right?
well, the garage is full full FULL up of new stuff- new stock! lots of colors, lots of new designs ...... ooooooooh i am super pumped.
now i am going to sit back and
ENJOY THE SHOWWWWWWWWW!
my SHOW is life!
2 movies, my knitting needles and sleeping in tomm.
PERFECTION- well, close to it
later kids. later onnnnnnn. later when i'm not gone????
also, please go do your ears and soul a favor--- listen to my best friend annie........ i promise- she will do you good.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
that's sort of what i've been wondering as of late.
Monday, November 17, 2008
guys i've got so many ideas my head just might bust! but quotes are coming on the cases. i am wiped beyond- the dark circles under my eyes are a good indicator...... but so much is coming. so much luggage goodness.
p.s- i looooooooooove you etsy sellers so much. you rock my world. who wants to do an interview??? i want to feature someone here and i will tell you right now my questions will NOT be standard- well, maybe a few will be..... but there will be sum real randomness. enough of rambling about myself on this thing!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
and remembering what "it's" all about.
why i love what i do, why it's such hard work
but with such unexpectedly beautiful benefits
for the husband who has me brand his wife's name on the side of a train case for christmas
for the girl who is giving her best friend a treasure that is so much more than a place to carry her clothes for a weekend away.
why she is having me handprint a quote that makes those tears flow down my cheeks
"our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again, we had longer ways to go,
but no matter. the road is life"
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
we also carved a pumpkin and named him Einstein
(after the plushies i'm craving from samaria project)
and we ate lights instead of candy....
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
i would start a list of the people who have made my days brighter, those who have made 30 minutes of my day a higher- sometimes even an hour..... or 2! but if i start the list i will surely forget. and i just can't bear to leave someone out
perhaps these thoughts are mine and mine alone?
PLEASE listen to my bestest friend ANNIE STELA! she's getting me through right now
here is her newest song that will be on her next abum.
Monday, October 13, 2008
we drank cider from our cider mill- jumped on trampolines in xenotees, went down alleys of graffitti, watched a healthy dose of guilty pleasure television, bought killer comfortable hoodies and t-shirts and cuddled up in cozy beds and on cozy couches.....
staring out the window at the grey michigan sky and remembering why....
~ROBERT DUNKING DONUTS IN HIS CIDER... MAKES HIM HAPPY!~
~HAVE YOU EVER HAD A CIDER SLUSHY? THEY PRETTY MUCH ROCK MY SOCKS!~
and..... 2 hours later- still in the airport!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
have a look at the vintage pieces that she has gone to town on- making them ultra super FANTASTICALLY DELICIOUS. then read about her below.....
Here is a little bit of her profile and a link to the full thing- which i suggest you read- and a link to her fantastic shop where you will find the coolest plushies ever:
Essentially, Samaria Project is me....Jess...Me, being a big mess of nerdiness, artist, and all the other in-betweens. Samaria Project was born out of new beginnings and a new way to look at life. I felt our products should reflect that.
We don't always have to be what we started out as :) The items I make are things that someone would normally pass up without another thought; a rock, an old tshirt, or a pair of jeans. I love the challenge....READ MORE HERE
AND BUY JESS'S MERCH HERE:
Sunday, October 5, 2008
so i'm moving forward, and we all know i've got more than enough bags and suitcases to do so, but it's more a turtle pace right now. there are many reasons for this but i'm determined and fearing not!
pictures speak volumes- i like em better. what's getting me through you ask?
if i can give anyone a GREAT piece of advice it would be this..... get your bee-hind over to this girl's shop and buy something for yourself and all your friends! here are the details.