Friday, October 30, 2009


that's my friend Spencer from high school, intense right? Just a little something to get excited for Halloween!

tomorrow night we will heading a few places looking like the living dead, one of them being the Zombie Prom for the Finale party of Shake at the Rogue.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Let there be light . . . and books

Those are me & Tom's new bedside lamps (on top of our new Ikea Malm bedside tables :). We made them and I've been meaning to post (and brag a little) about our crafty-ness. My favorite magazine, Bust, has a DIY (do-it-yourself) section every month that I usually tear out and put in a folder of crafts to try. A few weeks ago we were having a "recession weekend" (staying in and trying not to spend too much money) and started these. The first set of books were took from the library in our house, but we couldn't find 4 more we were willing to destroy so we went to Goodwill for the other set. The hardest part about it was actually finding the lampshades, most lampshades these days don't use the harp and we had bought a kit from Home Depot that needed a harp! I finally found these at Big Lots.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Shows you should apply to (because I am!)

Spraygraphic (a clothing brand and artists online community) is having two different calls for artists. I like the Spraygraphic shows (I was in the mini mini show before) because they showcase a lot of good work, they try to include everyone that submits and really create an excitement for the arts in the community. To find out how to apply to the vinyl record show go here. The deadline is 12/01/09.To apply to the Black and White photo show check out the requirements here. This one is due 12/10/2009. (Plus the opening is at Green, my FAVORITE vegetarian restaurant).

Sunday, October 25, 2009


First of all I have to give props to my husband Tom. Last week his piece, Melting Pot, won first place in the "History in the Making IV" show at the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education in Rochester, NY.

Last week we also saw artist Kathy Butterly speak at ASU. A lot of the work she makes is using the same mold for a cup or mug and then she will alter it and fire up to 20 or 30 times to get all of the different effects in the glazing. It was pretty amazing to think about how many hours must be put into each one of those small objects. Tom and I talked about spending that much time on an artwork on our way home, I rarely spend that much time on something, but it's obviously worth the effort.
Kathy Butterly-FlashKathy Butterly-Pillow

Friday, October 23, 2009

Conspire 2nd Anniversary Saturday!!

Fashion, Live Art, Potluck, Open Mic, Treasure Hunt, Shanty Town, Smash Booth, Shopping, and Concert all rolled into one. Conspire is celebrating their 2 year anniversary with a bang! Me & Tom will be there that evening, make sure to check out Tom's ceramics for sale inside while you're there!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

GhOsT hUnTiNg CaMeRa

So I found this kitschy little treasure at Big Lots the other day for 4 bucks and had to buy it, a Ghost Hunting Camera! Since the camera promised a ghost in every frame I tried to guess the placement and only a few worked, haha. The film quality is crappy, i'm wondering if these cameras were from last halloween . . .

I did a photographic series a while back where I projected images onto my house, it's funny how similar it is. Here are two of mine, "Fireplace" and "Lake"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

i love to create

So there is this website that I love the title of:
I haven't actually made anything shown on there yet, but I was thinking about how that statement is true. I do love to create things, I'm a little bored this semester without any studio classes. No one is asking me to make anything and frankly, I'm usually too busy to have time to make things for fun.

Last Saturday I did get to make something though, and even use my sewing machine! Just making something out of materials around the house makes me feel productive. I spend too much time on the computer making electronic things that I can't touch. Hopefully I'll get more time to make stuff, the holidays are coming . . . maybe everyone should get handmade gifts this year.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Busy Weekend

Why does everything have to happen on the same weekend?
So tonight is the Season Opener for the ASU Art Museum. There main exhibit is Defining Sustainability. Jarbas Lopez-Ciclovia Aerea

But I have to work till 7:30pm and then drive to Peoria to pick up my mother-in-law from a Quincinera (and maybe do some dancing . . . we'll see how the party is going by the time I get there!)
Then Saturday is the Tour de Fat and there will be a bike parade in Tempe! But I can't go to that either . . . I teach kids ceramics for one of my classes on Saturday mornings so I will be there. But look how cute it is to teach them how to throw: After my class I'm meeting up with my craft group to work on our book (yes, we're making a craft book, it will be awesome, but it will take a long time, so we'll talk about it in 6 months or so)
Then Saturday there's also a pretty awesome looking free show starting at 2pm and probably going late at the Yucca Tap Room with Fishbone playing. But we also got invited to go see Couples Retreat which I think looks funny so I want to do that too.
Sunday is the Race for the Cure so I'll be running/jogging/walking my way for a good cause. (last chance to donate anyone with money!!!)
Anyways, the point of the post is that I would like all of these things to be spread out over a week so I can do them all :(

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

log this under things I need:

Tara McPherson embroidery patterns now at Sublime Stitching! I think this will be $5 I need to spend. Time to brush off my embroidery hoop . . .