Mark and I just returned from our honeymoon! We got some street art shots while we were there:
Happy Holidays Folks! December 29, 2009
I missed blogging while I was away for Christmas! I get to say to you now: Merry Christmas. I have a wonderful New Year’s resolution to share with you, so please check back later in the week!
Sugar Skulls for Dia de los Muertos October 29, 2009
Sugar skulls are a Mexican tradition for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. November 1st and 2nd are the days to honor the dead, and one way of doing that is by decorating sugar skulls. I found this sugar skull below at La Mexicana Bakery here in Austin.
Here are some more traditional sugar skulls:
Rachell Sumpter October 15, 2009
Pure Positivity: Michelle Devereux October 5, 2009
Michelle Devereux’s Turn Your Life Right Side Up is pretty amazing. This girl is my new favorite artist, and she lives right here in Austin. To celebrate her new book/dvd there was an awesome performance and screening this weekend. If you missed it don’t worry, you can buy the book from Monofonus Press.
Here’s what they have to say about the book:
“Do you need Help? For your Self? You’re in luck! Art Healer Michelle Devereux has just what the doctor would order… if you had health insurance and could go to one.
Turn This Book Right Side Up: An Interactive Guide to Self-Improvement gives new meaning to “this book will save your life.” She might even have called it that if it weren’t already taken.Part art book, part workbook, part comedy book, all fu-un! Turn This Book Right Side Up: An Interactive Guide to Self-Improvement has everything you need to turn over a new leaf. Or masturbate in front of a mirror.
A new take on the IF Series, which usually brings together writing, visual art, and music, IF08 replaces the music with some video art – in this instance, a Self Help Read Along DVD, complete with a wizard guide and a workout segment.
What else could you possibly need to make your Life Better? How about a party!?! Featuring the manifestations and positive vibes of fellow gurus, the artists Elana Farley, David Israel, Amanda Joy,Max Juren, Drew Liverman, Duncan Malashock (who made the fabulous poster below), Carlos Rosales-Silva, Christina Simon, and more!”
Check out more of Michelle’s work in this video:
Studio Inspiration! September 15, 2009
I’m still looking forward to moving this weekend, even though I’ve barely started packing. I guess what I’m really looking forward to is decorating the new place. I get to have a fresh start with my studio. Here is some inspiration:
From Apartment Therapy:
Surprise Gifts! August 21, 2009
I’m really into the trend of vintage grab-bag gift baskets. All the ones I’ve seen have been so fun.
This handmade surprise ball is filled with at least 15 surprise vintage items. So cute!
Just Got Back from New Mexico! August 17, 2009
It’s been over a week since my last blogpost, and I have a good excuse. I was on a roadtrip vacay to New Mexico. We went to Albuquerque, Madrid, Santa Fe, and on the way back we stopped in Marfa, TX.
My favorite part of the trip was Tinkertown Museum which was on the Turquoise Trail between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Tinkertown Museum is a folk art museum of one man’s life work. His name is Ross Ward, and he worked/lived in the museum from 1964 until his death in 2002.
ninainvorm July 23, 2009
Nina lives in the Netherlands and makes wonderful ceramics and prints. I can’t wait to get one of her teapots! She also has a wonderful blog.