Monday, July 28, 2008

Flax Kidfest

This past saturday I attended Kidsfest at Flax in San Francisco. I gave temporary ink tattoos to the childrens...I had a great time!

she just loved her smiley cheek...too cute!

I had a moment or two of no's a view of the Chronical Books table where they were making Spoon Puppets..that looked like a lot of fun!

tools of the trade...clear tattoo stamps and some tattoo markers..

This little girl was too cute. She asked me if she could have more than one stamp and I said, sure you can have two, three, four..she says, "My dad said I could have, I mean, he said I could have 6." and 6 she got..when I asked to take a photo of all her cool tattoos..she made this pose. Reminds me of a young me..always ready to pose..:)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Naughty Secretary and me

I'm back from CHA, with a few pictures this time, I'm getting better at bringing the camera along. I'll post some pics of me and of the Stencil 1 booth as soon as I get those from the sister. In my camera, I only just had my one excursion trip away from the booth. Much to my surprise, on the way to the Expoteria, I saw the Crafty Chica (also on her way to lunch). I didn't get the chance to chat..but it made me stop and look at the booth she was coming out of. Smart ol' Duncan picked up some of the Hottest Craft Designers to demo in their booth. Jenny Hart, Jennifer Perkins..oy the talent.

I got the chance to sit and make a brooch with the Naughty Secretary..the table was piled high with goodies! I couldn't choose...I wanted to use them all! Jennifer was very nice, sooo funny!

and a little extra time for a picture! Thanks Jen..and I hope to see y'all at the next CHA!

Arte y Pico

I've just returned from a weeklong trip to Chicago. CHA was a blast! I'll have pictures from that up this weekend! So I'm home now and catching up on messages and emails..and what a very nice surprise from Diane (, an award...Oh my. Here are the details, and my list of awardies at the bottom! Thank you Diane! You inspire me too!

The Arte y Pico Award is meant to be paid forward to five bloggers who you want to recognize for their creative talents, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community...helping to make the world a better place, one blog pots at a time!Now it's your turn...If you have been selected for the award, please pay it forward, following the steps below:1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog so everyone can view it.3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.4) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the "Arte y pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.5) Please post these rules! - Be my guest to copy and paste from here..The Arte y Pico blog is in Spanish.To read it in English, click here. The translation is not perfect.
The blogs I have selected are:
1. Jenny Elwick,
2. Jeremy Lawson,
3. Petaluma Craft Mafia,
4. Zeborah,
5. Ashley Rose,

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Petaluma today, Chicago tomorrow

Tomorrow early morning, I head to Chicago. So I thought I should leave the week to my kitties..enjoy and I'll post ya when I get back! :)

a lil' morning snuggle and photo shoot..

...LOVE this picture of him...

stolen moment..for sure..they both took off as soon as they heard the camera "snap"..I was lucky to get even this one..

Monday, July 14, 2008

I'm getting everything ready for CHA..and I ran across some pics of a very little me. This one makes me so nostalgic. I could just cry. I just love my Dad to pieces...I might be saying in this one..."Whoa...where'd all that curly hair come from?"..oh, and the candlestick..yup, Microphone!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Memories Mists Vivids's the newest release of colors for the Memories Mists! They are all vivid, neon colors that work on light and dark papers and fabrics. They are more opaque than the originals and thus take a little bit longer to dry..but boy o boy..they ARE worth the wait. I've been having fun pairing them with the og colors, the metallics..and of stencils! Too much fun!

I'm heading to CHA next week. Stewart isn't going to have a booth..but I will be there with Ed from Stencil 1. It's his first CHA..I'm just there to help and support and schmooze..what I do best. :) If I don't post for a week..that's why. sister will be there, so I will have lots of check back! and have a great week!

Monday, July 7, 2008

So You Think you Can Dance?

I know I can't dance..but I can stencil! I got this email from Ed at Stencil 1..this shirt Gev is wearing is made with Stencil 1 images! Uh Oh..time to go make one for myself!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Random PIc Day

everybody get random, random...

yes..that is an mtv macrophone..he just loves his karoake..