Monday, August 29, 2011

Findings: Taking a walk

Deciding to walk to the grocery store, instead of drive today resulted in these findings. I've never seen Frooties before, but by the way their wrappers are littered around my neighborhood, you'd think they were a big deal. Then, garbage. I just can't get enough of shattered glass. I used to pick it up all the time as a kid. As an adult, not much has changed.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Neither Fish Nor Fowl

Jim Datz is amazing. I'm only posting one picture, you'll have to go see the rest for yourself. He's got such an understanding of his style, and it's amazing. I love everything about his site, especially his resume (!), independent projects and collabos. 

Okay, I can't post just one picture. Here's a little snippet of his work with the prodigious Mike Perry (both of these guys are at the top of all my lists). What a fun project idea. Do you think that's register tape? I do.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We're off! Almost...

First we need your help. The husband and I are driving from Atlanta to near Gunnison, Colorado (it's tiny, look it up on a map). Have any of you ever headed that way? Any suggestions for great roadside eats, off the beaten path sights, must see views? Do you live along the way? If you know of any sights, or think we come visit you, leave a comment below!

Monday, August 22, 2011


As you may have gathered by previous posts, I have a garden.

I'm pretty cheap, and like to eat healthy, so the idea of having vegetables at my disposal, for free in my yard sounds great. Along the lines of being cheap, I sometimes refuse to spend two dollars on a pack of seeds. Vegetables are cheap. I might as well just buy them from the grocery store, with the way some of these seed packs are priced.

So from the plants I have growing (some of them are from those expensive seed packs, some I planted seeds I 'found', i.e. tomato seeds from my salad), I save the seeds. That way I can plant seeds of my own. I know where they come from, whether they've been exposed to pesticides or crazy fertilizers (in my yard, they haven't), and that makes me feel good.

Today I finally made some seed packets for the seeds from this year's garden. I carved the stamp myself, and also made the envelopes. I love the idea of homemade envelopes. I think they would be beautiful for a collage-y wedding or event. Because I made the stamp myself, not too much information could go on the packet, so labeling information will go on the back.

All that being said, I don't always save my seeds. If I buy them, I've ordered them online from the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. All the seeds I've gotten from there are great, lots of them are organic, and they're from the South-ish, which means they're probably grow better here than a seed raised in Oregon. That's all on that topic though.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sketchbook Today: a little interior goodness

Okay, so maybe there's not actually any sketching on this page. But it comes from the same stack of sketchbooks that the rest come from. So you'll just have to accept it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm dying to tell you...

Some really fun experiments with old concentrated fabric dye. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Check out my Pages!

Take a look at my pages. I'm now doing event calligraphy, check out my website for more details!

Sketchbook Today: Graceland

One of my favorite unfinished sketches! I've been toting this one around for years, and never finished it. I don't think I will. One of my favorite cheater drawing techniques is the grid. I've been doing it for years. I mean, this one I've been working on for about three years now... so... literally been doing it for years. See original below.