Friday, October 26, 2007

Overwhelmed

Follow this link to Dear Ada now!
Don't question it.
Just go.
It's just. so. right.

via Bloesem

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fluffy's Gonna Save Us A Bundle

I clearly do not have TV. Whilst looking for larger versions of the cat painting documentary videos I came across this advert. Its too cute and funny!
I want a painting kitty!!!

Uh Oh...

I am becoming a crazy cat lady... but I don't have any cats. I'm allergic, but I like them. A lot. Perhaps too much.

So... anyhoo, I was parusing the shops over at Etsy and I came across a listing for a book called "Why Cats Paint- a theory of feline aesthetics" at CME scout's shop. I marked it as a favourite, because I thought that it was really funny. But then I kept going back to that listing. There was more to it than just being funny. I had become obsessed with this ridiculous cat book! I had to own it! I ordered it.

You can get your own edition of Why Cats Paint here! Or if you don't need to own it (but I doubt that), you can just visit this website! Check out the documentary section because it is soooooooooooo cute!




I can't wait for my book to arrive!
I only wish that it came with a dvd. I could watch cats paint all day!!!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

AM Gold


I've added just a few more things to the shop. And I've tidied up a bit of the clutter over there as well. I think it looks better now. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Evan Harris




This morning, Grace at design*sponge posted about the wall murals at the Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon done by Evan Harris. I had to see more of his work! I love it when dudes make art that is soft neopolitan ice cream colours that feature swirly vines, flowers and forest creatures! Especially if they're covered in tattoos. I know it's a stereotype, but I love the juxtaposition.
I am absolutely in L.O.V.E. with his work.


Monday, October 15, 2007

Licorice Cupcake


I am in love with this suit! It's October, and I want to dress like a Victorian witch!
from the sartorialist

Friday, October 12, 2007

Art Imitates Life


A few small size original drawings have also been added to the shop. I think I need a few pointers on photographing artwork. These turned out kind of lacklustre. Does anybody have any hints? Am I going to have to build a light box?

The Golden Age


More new earrings inspired by vintage amber glass lamps in the shop right now!

Don't Go Into The Woods Today


Karin just sent me one of the photos from last weeks shoot!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Karin Bubas





Last week I had the absolute pleasure of playing dress up and posing for photos for the lovely and talented Karin Bubas! (this is not me in the photo above) I love the photo of the mop and broom so very much! It's just so romantic! Love can be found anywhere; even in the utility closet. Seven minutes of heaven, anyone?

Karin has only recently made her foray into the world of the full time artist, and she highly recommends quitting your day-job to focus on your career. Albeit with a little bit of planning. Oh, and a whole lot of talent!

Thus is the plight of the artist: it's a dificult concept to imagine living off the fruits of your imagination without that safety net of a steady paycheque from some job that is probably sucking your soul anyway... so why is it so hard to give it up? Sometimes after leaving the work-job and complaining for about 1-2 hours I feel that there is nothing left to give. But I get paid, so... something has to suffer... right? Wrong. Cutting back on the "retail therapy" is the first step to starting your new, happy, and fulfilling life as a self-employed artist. It sounds easy... but it's NOT! It's that vicious cycle of being unsatisfied with life and filling the void with fancy coffee, trinkets and shoes. Do you have any idea how many pairs of shoes I have bought in the last two weeks? NINE. It was a rough couple of weeks, okay. Don't judge.

Talking with Karin was very inspirational. She said I was a natural! So with that encouragement I have decided to quit my day job to focus on modelling, full time! I already have a photo shoot scheduled for next week. Things are looking up!
... now, if only this were a viable career option for me.
Visit Karin's website at www.karinbubas.ca

Monday, October 8, 2007

Nooooooooooooooooooooo

We got the mouse lastnight. About an hour after we went to bed we heard the trap snap.
I had the worst feeling in my stomach. I was the executor. I set the trap. I killed my cute little disease infested mouse friend.
Why didn't he let me catch him in that yogurt container? whhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Shop Update!


Whoa! Can you believe it? I'm actually updating the shop! Two new pairs of darling snowflake earrings are listed as of now! Check 'em out!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rocktober!


Yesss Rocktober! I'm in the poster art segment of ION magazine this month. I had a feeling that I was going to come across as an asshole in the "interview". I use quotations because those used in the "interview" are not direct quotes! I'm way funnier than that, and I think you all know it.

That said; I also never liked horses. I never understood those girls. I never had those tell tale Freudian dreams of galloping stallions. And I still have dreams of being a housewife... well, crazy-shut-in-hermit-lady. They're pretty much the same thing right?

Dreams can come true!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Sneak A Peak


Design*sponge has moved to the new website as of today! Grace has finally let us see how she really lives... there's a lot more beige than I would have guessed.
Everybody change your blogroll addresses!