Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Poster Art

I was tripping around google yesterday, looking for Hotel des Arts pictures, when I stumbled upon this site , the Obama Art Report. They had done a little post/advertisement for the New art 08 show..anyhow, they had a really neat post on this other website called Poster Offensive. They have a host of great politcal posters that are available to download and print out..these are a few of my fav's..

Monday, September 29, 2008

Newman's Own

I wanted to cut a stencil to honor Mr. Paul Newman's life..but it still isn't coming out right. So, instead I thought I would digitize him on the atc backgrounds I posted a few posts back...here are just a few of the great pictures available of him online..I have to say that there are quite a few things I have always admired about this man; his liberal views, his catalog of great movies, his line of popcorn..but mostly, the relationship that was projected between he and his wife. I sometimes struggle with my codependancy, I'm getting better as I get older..but I'm often reminded of the relationship between Paul Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward. I heard her say one time that one of the strengths in their own relationship was that they each had different interests. She loves stage plays..he loves racing. So they would both go out and have these different experiences and then bring the stories back to share with each other. I love that.

I found all of these pics on google.. I guess the story on this last one is that this was one of the few races that Joanne actually went to (that's her in the background in the hat)..could that be the reason behind the especially happy grin??

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Holy sheet music, batman

I was playing around last night with my newly cut Bodega French Laundry Stencil, on some scraps of background papers that I have laying around...:) Whatcha think?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Cupcake Thanks

A big thank you to my blogging friend Diane
for passing along the sweetest of little awards..check out where it originated from http://dianaevans.blogspot.com/. This made me pause for a minute to think of the most delicious cupcakes EVER, from Letizia's Bakery in Chicago.

If you're ever on Division, just past Damen..get the chocolate cupcake with the raspberry buttercream..you won't regret it! and here are a few sweet blogs...

Stencil 1
The Naughty Secretary
Jeremy Lawson Photography
Ashley Rose

Friday, September 19, 2008

Hotel Des Arts New Art O8-I survived!

So I've had a day to rest..which I needed, bad! Mom and I had such a great time at the show..I took this picture whilst waiting for the car to park..Willie Brown pulled up in a limo and an eggplant colored jacket while I was standing there, that was pretty funny. All in all, it was a great day. Imagine an entire, tiny, hotel, covered in art and artists and art appreciators. There was a roof 'courtyard' right outside out two windows, and there was a dj playing music in one of the rooms across from us. I think I described it as a commune on steroids..but it didn't smell bad! :) but seriously, it was a ton of fun. The energy was great..the people were fun and funny..I can't wait to do it again! I'm posting more pictures on rocknrollcrafts and stencil 1!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Art 08

So I've been a mad woman as of late...I'm getting ready for the New Art 08 show, next wednesday, at Hotel Des Arts in San Francisco. I just said, out loud, to my mom and sister..just a mere few months ago, that I wanted to do an art show in the city..and guess what...now I am. I've collaborated with Ed at Stencil 1, to bring some fabulous stenciled wall art, cards, t shirts, spoke cards...whatever I can get completely done by next wednesday!! :) Here's a sneaky sneak preview of some of the card sets I'll be bringing!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Power to the Peaceful

a little music for today...This is Michael Franti and Spearhead on YouTube..:)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Welcome to the Dollhouse Minis

I'm going to be contributing to yet another blog!! http://dorisdotz.blogspot.com/ Hooray! This time I get to play with miniatures. Here's a fun project featuring their Mertens figures and some mini veggie crates! I added little bit of Palette metallic ink to the crates for a fun rustic look..

These are the Mertens figurines...they are Tiny! http://dorisdotz.blogspot.com/2008/07/vintage-germany-tiny-tiny-figures-just.html