Friday, September 29, 2006

Well, it amused me



Is it me or do these specs look drawn on?

Free haircut anyone?

Chop chop: "Haircuts by Children is a whimsical performance that playfully engages with the enfranchisement of children, trust in the younger generation, and the thrills and chills of vanity. Students from Parkdale Public School, between the ages of ten and twelve, offered members of the public free haircuts, in hair salons across Toronto on May 6, 13, and 20, culminating in a two-day performance on May 27 and 28, 2006 at Harbourfront Centre's Milk International Children’s Festival of the Arts."

No flippin' way!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Chunky book Update


OK, here's my page. I've discovered another new technique - I've got 3 or 4 techniques now - maybe I should produce a little zine - what do you think?

Anyhow - I'm still waiting on 2 people, plus a few stray pages from someone. I'm going to put a final closing date of the end of this month on the whole thing - what's not here by then is too late and tough!

I so love this FLYlady quote.

New journal

I'm starting a new art journal, just for me, using a larger size than I am used to. I was given this school planner thing last year and, inspired by so many friends, have decided to be very free with my experiments. So far these pages have been attacked with colourwash sprays, aquarelles and oil pastel. I'm not finished yet by a long chalk, particularly that odd splat thing in the second page, but I am having so much fun!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Quotation to mull over

Quotations Weblog
September 26th, 2006 by Laura Moncur

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
Michael Pritchard

What have you been fearing lately? Have you let those negatives thoughts develop in your darkroom of fear? Turn on the lights and let them shine brightly on your fears. Let the sun expose those negatives for what they really are: blank film. It was your imagination that turned them into monsters.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Sarah's EDB



Theme - sunbleached and seaside

Can't get any more sunbleached than my years old, weathered into holes old peg bag! I used the reverse and added some Portrush sand, my test piece using that Ranger crackle glaze (enhanced with some oil pastels) and an ATC dangled from a chain donated by Maz.

I love the peaceful feeling this page gives me

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Just don't do it!

52 Projects: A Not-To-Do List: "A Not-To-Do List
Today is the day you start your project.
Wake up. Make your coffee. Sit down. Get to work.
Now, it should be that simple. Wake up and get to work.
But there are many distractions. Mental and otherwise.
So this is NOT a to-do list. This is a not-to-do list. You don't need to check anything off, because these are things YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO.
Do not check your email.
Do not go to nytimes.com.
Do not decide to organize your cd rack.
Do not turn on the television.
Do not clip your nails.
Do not stare at your bald spot in the mirror and begin to calculate how much time your hair has left.
Do not start catching up on the DVDs that have arrived from Netflix.
Do not update your Netflix queue.
Do not Google all your Exes.
Do not Google yourself.
Do not dust the house.
Do not sweep the floors.
Do not take out the trash.
Do not get sucked into the argument when your significant other starts screaming about the fact that you drank the last of the milk and even though you said you would get more you didn't. Just apologize, apologize, and then apologize again. (But don't be tempted to apologize 'for being such a horrible person' – that is a sign that you are getting drawn into a bigger dust-up. Stay on target with your apology, explain that you have serious work to do, and get back to your project.)
Do not decide to make yourself an elaborate lunch.
Do not take a nap.
Do not change the cat litter.
Do not decide to figure out the calorie count of your recent meals.
Do not pay your bills.
Do not balance your checkbook.
Do not freak out that you have no money.
Do not go into the bathroom and give your Academy Award acceptance speech.
Do not put on Prince and party like it's 1999. (Well, okay, maybe ONCE, just to get you fired up about your project.)
Do not start going through your closet.
Do not decide to floss.
Do not organize your spice rack.
Do not update your address book.
Do not make a list of things to do.
Do not watch Oprah.
Do not listen to NPR.
Do not start to think you don't have what it takes to actually do your project.
Do not read any further on this post – caught you! Stop reading now and get to work on your project.
Do not check what time the movie is playing later.
Do not decide to send an angry email to that annoying friend who recently pissed you off.
Do not play with the cats.
Do not clip your nose hairs.
Do not start trying to organize a dinner party.
Do not start wondering if that mole that seems a little bigger than the last time you checked it might be skin cancer.
Do not start going through all the papers on your desk.
Do not make a list of all the things you have to get done at work.
Do not start thinking you are never going to finish.
Do not make a quick run to the grocery store.
Do not search for gray hairs.
Do not start fantasizing about sex.
Do not decide to make a call to your significant other to tell him or her that you don't think you've been getting any, and that you better damn well get some tonight (you know, because that one works every time).
Do not go to IMDB to see who that actor was in that movie you saw the other night. Or what that girl from that show from way back when is doing now.
Do not start perusing your own bookshelves.
Do not organize your computer files.
Do not clean out your inbox.
Do not click into the online gossip sites.
Do not pick your nose.
Do not start reading old letters from old flames.
Do not crack open a beer.
Do not pluck your eyebrows.
Do not to give yourself a facial.
Do not start going through your photos.
Do not return your phone calls.
Do not start reading your old journal entries.
Do not start thinking about how your project is lame.
Do not scrub the tub.
Do not clean the toilet.
Do not open a bottle of wine.
Do not start wading through all the magazines you subscribe to but never read.
Do not decide to start a screenplay (unless, of course, that is your project).
Do not post to your blog.
Do not pull the ATM receipts out of your wallet and start entering withdrawals into your checkbook.
Do not get up and keep getting yourself a glass of water.
Do not refill the ice trays.
Do not do the dishes.
Do not start picking off the wax on your candle holders.
Do not start worrying about all the time you've already wasted.

There are a million more things that could be on this list, but remember, it's not a to-do list, so it doesn't matter if something is missing -- you are NOT supposed to be doing these things. Just get to work on your project.

--Jeffrey Yamaguchi"

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Real life

It's got a bit busy around here - can't quite say why yet, but it's something hopeful. I'm missing my blogging time though, that's for sure

Amazing artist


Germaine Koh projects: FĂȘte:

I'm astounded by this woman. "Swags of mostly-black hair sewn into fringes hang on a wall, like tinsel celebrating a rite of passage. Each section is discreetly embroidered with a date, referring to the year in which the artist had the haircut resulting in the hair for that section. Ordered chronologically, each section has a different character: more and less healthy, increasingly showing grey. The hair continues to be somewhat organic, hanging differently with atmospheric changes. "

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Appreciate what you have

click here

How ridiculous all of my petty concerns seem after viewing this

Sending love out into the world to one and all

Monday, September 11, 2006

Open for business!

I've done it. Finally my etsy shop is open - starting small with my soldered pendants (now complete with silver coloured chains courtesy of a kind donation from Maz). I've so much more to upload over the coming days, so I hope that someone likes what I have to offer.

you can either click on the title of this post to be taken there or click here. The addy is http://bitsa.etsy.com

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Making a monkey out of me

betz's blog

Sometimes I come across blogs that just make my heart sing. Can you go ooh ooh ooh with me over this one?

Friday, September 08, 2006

A little light relief


Lots of creating going on for this craft fair - sometimes I just have to look at a screen and find something funny. I'm so guilty of the last one, so where's the rocks?!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Oh, I love these babies


I'm having a craft stall on Sunday and anything I don't sell will become the starter stock for my etsy shop. I've got high hopes for these soldered pendants cos I love them myself

Blogging feast


I'm having a bit of a blogger feast at the moment - sudden freedom after the summer I reckon.

Here are some women themed ATCs for a swap-bot swap - you can't very well see the pearly goodness of the last ATC - I laughed when I saw that I'd got the other two to say 'sexy mother'! The stamp on the mother card is an Indian woodblock that I bought in the summer - wish I'd bought more now......



This is my entry into Elizabeth's Quotations book. I couldn't get out of my head the supposedly shortest poem in the English language, so I had to go with something that my brain had dredged up from reading my grandmother's magazines when I was in my early teens. All of those coins are individual stamps, so I had great fun masking the other evening

poppyheads


Oooh - look what you can do with rusty items!

woman of textile genius (and more)

Sylvia Gonzalez


Sylvia Gonzalez

Oooh - wasn't even looking for pear related stuff - how wonderful.

Quirky little treat

gayboyfriend.mov (video/quicktime Object)

Yay - love it!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Wallpaper-By-Numbers

Wallpaper-By-Numbers

And here's a modern slant on doodle art - woo hoo!

The Original DoodleArt

The Original DoodleArt

Oh I am so happy to have found this - did anyone else love doing these as a kid? I had a rainforest or jungle type one for a Christmas present once and made everyone who visited the house colour at least a bit of it

Mini Altered Board Book



Clearing the bookshelves I came a cross some great little board books that stripped very easily. I turned one into a mini AB as a birthday card for my MIL. No idea what she really thought of it (hmmmmm), but I had fun making it