Friday, January 27, 2012

starfish prints galore!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

i love going thrifting/antiquing, and my absolute favorite antique store is avenue antiques in hampden.  every single time i go there, i find something i can't live without.  occasionally i control myself, but usually i get at least one thing, some awesome find.  their prices are awesome- there's really cool expensive stuff, but most things are under 30 dollars, the limit i subconsciously have for spending on any one item when i'm thrifting.  i'm willing to go over it, but only for really special things.  when i went to avenue antiques with my friend jane last week, i definitely went over my limit, but i found FOUR incredible things (all cheap alone) that i HAD to have.  from top to bottom: leather purse, rose glass cake plate, buddha, mushroom art. 

Friday, January 13, 2012

new board @ work


Sunday, January 8, 2012

new collage!!!! more to come 

the new studio is complete! more or less, actually.  it still needs tack boards, and some more jars and bowls to hold things, but the basic structure is done.  also, i got a GORGEOUS new leather bound sketchbook from misha for christmas, because he's awesome.  it is so wonderful to draw in it, it has been inspiring me to fill its pages.  it was made by the artist melissa chao of to boldly fold, a former classmate of mine.  she makes the MOST incredible books!!!

coaster sets i made for my coworker amy.  she gave them to family and friends for christmas.  there were four altogether, and these are photos of the three i made last.

the christmas cactus candie got me last year finally bloomed- and it had so many buds!

the bakery holiday sign i made

these steaming vegetables were just so beautiful...the colors are vibrant and happy...and they were so soft and yummy!

we found awesome antique ornaments and a gorgeous wooden cutting board at avenue antiques on our anniversary.  i spotted the cool christmas beer at the wine source (we opened it for christmas, and it was delicious!).  i love shopping in hampden, so many unique things.

two years together! <3

another headband i made for a coworker's daughter, and a quilt for my friend jane's baby shower present in its early stages.

christmas decorations- i made the felt snowflakes and the tree skirt.