Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
....and something has GOT to change!
there is so much to tell and so much i want to write, there always is. i can't explain it since i can barely keep it straight in my own head.
but it's time to Hit The Switch (sweet bright eyes song)
get ready everybody, big changes coming for 2010.
place your holiday orders sooner than later- pretty please!
it will help to keep me sane unlike last year.
hope to be hearing from you guys soon.....
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
here is a random video i made. it's abrupt, choppy and the speed is increased. i think it is a good representation of how i've been feeling lately and perhaps gives a peek inside my crazy mind when it comes time to draw........
anyways, that's pretty much it. most all of my artwork is all copyrighted now. circle trip keep your mitts off!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
hey friends! it's been a while i know- i am NOT the worlds best blogger. but i do have some exciting news to share. i am going to be in Poppytalk Handmade's MIXED TAPE Market from sept 21- oct 16! i am super excited and super over-worked- which, as always, is my very own fault! i guess it's better than having nothing to do but i need to learn how to not eat, sleep and breathe luggage and art..... nice try rachel.
i remember making mixed tapes. getting one tape to record onto another and getting the timing just right between songs. those were some good times. all set up in front of all of my fathers black music equipment. 2 tape decks a record player an equalizer? i didn't know how half of the stuff worked but i knew how to make a mixed tape. i'd make them on the weekends. they would fill up my time. and the music would fill up my head and heart and take me away from all the pain and confusion of growing up. music = escape.
i couldn't ask to be in a cooler market. it's called mixed tape for cryin out loud! sweet. excited. overwhelmed and taking an airplane trip soon. to gather some of my friend's ashes and his camera.
october will be here before we know it. i will say hello to michigan for you. i will take many many pictures.
until next time.....
Saturday, September 5, 2009
there was this line in the song.....
"Are you happy
Please don't censor your tears"
it just kept playing on a loop in my head.
i don't know why and i'm not going to analyze it. i'm so sick of analyzing these days. i don't like to brush things under the rug but when you feel like emotional garbage and you know you just have to wait it out, well, what's the point in analyzing? it just makes the awfulness more severe.
i feel out of breath, i feel like i'm fading.
can't i just stay in my brother's room watching tv shows on dvd, drawing, ignoring all of etsy and why this and why that?
i think i want to walk right off this chair.....
Sunday, August 30, 2009
asked if she could use some of my photographs for her Etsy Artists Locket series i was pretty much blown away.
honored, yes, HONORED indeed.
she has put together 2 photographs and a word to make a genius, SMART and completely unique piece of art n' jewelry
this first series above is called
one of the coolest things is that Cat has chosen some of my most favorite photos and given them a whole new meaning. i can think of nothing better than when another artist finds ways to show you more art in your own artwork!
i love how much meaning a word can hold. sounds rather obvious but if you stop and think- really stop and think of all the meanings for a word...
STOP, think about it.
the next series is called:
COLOR my WORLD
it's been another wild and scary week for me so i lack the ability to type much more.
thank you for this Cat.
one of the things i love about Etsy is the community within. i am amazed how Cat has brought EVERY SINGLE type of artist together with these lockets.
she's a BRILLIANT GENIUS & a MAD COOL SCIENTIST
all rolled into one!
we are lucky to have her.
please check out her other RAD shop:
UNCORKED on ETSY
(random thought for the blog: i hate the feuding. really, i do. i hate to hate. vengence is nasty. i am both a victim AND a culprit. i'm not proud to say it, but it's true.)
Friday, August 28, 2009
JUST SOME PHOTOS OF THE WORKING IN PROGRESS
ABOVE PHOTO SELF-EXPLANATORY
and for everyone else:
find out if Levi is coming to a city near you- HE WILL BE ADDING DATES FREQUENTLY SO BE SURE TO CHECK BACK OFTEN- it will be well worth your money:)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
artwork to commence this evening with the appropriate music T.B.D.
have you still not listened to Levi's music????
get to it, go on now
i will make it sooooooo super easy
JUST CLICK HERE!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
second merch case is being made....
"We're Tornadoes When We Dance"
i suggested my making him a merch case and he was game.
we got a rough mock-up and drawing shall begin very soon
HECK YEAH I AM
GRSG out kids!
(photos of case in progress to come)
Monday, August 10, 2009
words cannot express these next 2. THEY MATCH- THEY ARE EUROPEAN VINTAGE AND THEY ARE IN MINT CONDITION! 1 is cherry red and the other is jet black!
some plain pieces for your consideration.... 1 caramel brown vegan portfolio briefcase, 1 sweet olive green vintage bag that says "brendan tours" on both sides, 1 navy blue messenger perfect for school and 1 mustard yellow giant suitcase with orange and yellow stripes, 2 wheels and a pull handle!
above is 4 shots of an ANTIQUE Seafoam Circular Suitcase. A most fabulous photo prop, use for home decor & storage. it's ABSOLUTELY Stunnnnnnning:)
a few more blank pieces for your consideration.... 1 cherry messenger purse, 1 dark marine blue messenger with a marble to it & a buckle, 1 cobalt blue messenger from samsonite and 1 cherry red amelia earhart tote.
Remember, this is just a preview- my garage is jammmmmmmmm packed with much more blank cases and bags so shoot me a convo on etsy or an email here:
let's get ready to Kick off this new year with a rockin travel BANG!
later my friends:)
Sunday, August 2, 2009
my husband teaches honors physics and he goes back august 18th. everywhere i go there are college sales for the dorm room going on. summer always flies too fast.
GRSG OUT friends!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
it's with you all the time.
when it's morning
and your bare feet hit the cold of your kitchen floor for the first time that day
and you think of coffee- you think of the last time you got coffee together.
a song plays, the lyrics float through your head, the photograph hanging above your desk, the cover of a dvd you saw together in the theater. it's there when you roll over in bed and without realizing it
you are stuck
because you remember...
you remember that he's not there any more.
that you can't call and tell him the funny thing that happened when you went to the store at 2am, or the fall you took over your own 2 feet because you were so excited about something ridiculous. you can't make fun of your quirks with him any more, or laugh at the weird habits you both still have even though you live thousands of mile apart.
and you lose your breath.
"and i'm fractured from the fall. and i wanna go home.... "
as many of you know, last week my dear friend david passed away. at the young age of only 29 he was taken from so many people.
we met at age 11 and became fast friends. he was the boy who first held my hand, who gave me my first kiss, who first told me he loved me. you don't "go out" with someone for nearly 2 years in middle school but we did. and after that ended we stayed the closest of friends.
even when i went to a different high school for a few years he was there.
and for the years we lost touch during college he was there.
and in the summer of 2007 when we reconnected- WE WERE THERE.
we fell right back to being friends like we were when we were 12.
i never knew i'd only have 2 more years. i never knew the last time we took pictures at the park would be THE last time. never knew that our last trip to the cider mill for cider slushies would be THE last one we'd drink together. you never know when it will be THE LAST.
i never got to say goodbye.....
but over these past 2 years we made it a point to always tell each other
"hey, you matter to me, you're an amazing friend, i have been and will always be here, i'm soo glad things are back to the way they used to be. we made it through growing up and we're better friends for it."
all things stupid we'd done- erased, forgiven, forgotten.
we were living in the present, living for the future.
we'd talk about when we both had kids they would play together. they would be friends.
i would knit his family matching hats n scarves- not the dorky kind but ones that are super cool- because knitting is cool!
and he wore the cuff i made him even when it stretched out
he just wore it higher up on his arm.
there was so much left to do.
but i am thankful. thankful that i got to say all the things i had wanted to say. sure, there is always more but the basics were said.
the important part of my life that he was- that all things between us was understood.
that is what i will hold onto- til the day that i die.
so for him i will smile, because i know he would want me to. and my memories will never fade. sometimes i hate how clear my memory is.
but not today.
today is a day for remembering.
That all I want now is happiness for you and me"
i will never stop loving- even though it can hurt so badly.
the loving is ALWAYS worth it.
Rest in peace David Edward Peters.
you will ALWAYS BE LOVED.
and now you're free. free from the burdens and the pain.
"the boy who stopped the world and made his own"
Sunday, July 12, 2009
my house may be a wreck, the laundry may be waaaaay behind & i check to see if i'm still sane at least 5 times a day but in the end it's all good. i've got people in my life that love me lots. some of these people i've never even met.
you know you wanna.
and then hang your locket from your neck or from your red locker.
either way you will be grinning silly!
today is a day for drawing!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
THE CASE WILL ALSO HAVE 3 BAGS INSIDE,
1 FOR CASH MONEY, 1 FOR SHARPIES & PENS AND 1 FOR STICKERS!
THE SMALL POUCH IS A HIPPACK TO CARRY ODDS AND ENDS.
LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING ON MORE OF THESE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.....
HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT WEEK!
P.S- THE STORAGE & STUDIO MAKE-OVER IS COMING ALONG....
SLOWLY BUT SURELY!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
YES, I HAD TO TAKE IT INTO THE SHOWER AND BATHTUB AS TO NOT SPRAY WATER ALL OVER MY KITCHEN FLOOR.