Friday, October 30, 2009


Ninon- an Italian born craft maven living in Berlin and making all kinds of fanciful soft goods! Her blog is full of goodies too! xo


(sold separately)

Artwork created for "Small Stuff" Exhibition
at Bear and Bird Gallery.


Amy sent me a photo of what she saw on the door
going into work this morning...thank you, sweet friend!
I miss you, too! xoxo

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ferry Staverman Sculpture

The paper sculptures of Dutch artist, Ferry Staverman have been circulating the blogosphere lately and I can't help but catalog them here too. I think their allure to me is due to their similarities to honeycomb paper ornaments-but on a grand and curious scale. Her chalky and modern color palette is gorgeous too! If you're lucky to live near New York-her work is currently on exhibit in Slash: Paper Under the Knife at the Museum of Art and Design through April 4th 2010.

Weekend Galerij Loolaan 49 
Apeldoorn 2006

Weekend Galerij Loolaan 49 
Apeldoorn 2006

Weekend Galerij Loolaan 49 
Apeldoorn 2007

 Beekpark Stroomt, CBKG Apeldoorn, 
Beekpark 28, 2008


Interior-Outside Arnhem 2007

Monnikenwerk de Refter Ubbergen 2006 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Alyn Carlson's Found Paper Finery!

I don't know Alyn Carlson....but I believe I like her!
Check out her website, shop, and more of her hats!

The Fat Finch!

A shout out to my dear sponsor, The Fat Finch! I am increasingly becoming reliant on sponsorships and my graphic design work to keep my blog afloat-so THank You, Roberta and Barbara! Now, for interested Christmas wish list includes one of aNyThinG from The Fat Finch! xox

(this would keep me busy for some time!)


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lauren Clay...Hootenanny!

It is always thrilling to find out when a former classmate has an opening at a major gallery! Such is the case for Lauren Clay-her new show, Hootenanny is coming up this weekend at Larissa Goldston Gallery in New York, October 29-December 19. Her work is so fresh and different-a mix of sculpture, installation, paper and plastics-its hard to know how to define it. What impresses me the most is how her forms are so seemingly geometrical, rooted in engineering or science- and at the same time are overtly "Girlie" with their pastels, curves, and occasional scallops! Her titles are brilliant and curious as well- giving context to otherwise baffling scenes that are familiar yet totally new and out of this world! Hooray, Lauren! xo

One way ticket into the nirvana thickets, 2009
Acrylic on cut paper, papier-mâché, foam, wire, wood
29" x 26" x 13"

Inverted Continuum, 2008
Acrylic on cut paper, acrylic mirror, papier-mâché, wood
45” x 27” x 10 1/2”

The Worlds Were In His Speech But Now They're In Reach, 2008
Acrylic on cut paper, acetate, foam
30" x 17" x 17"

Constructing Visions for Kublai Khan 2008
Acrylic on cut paper, acrylic mirror, acetate, foam
8 1/2 x 13 x 13

Your Relentless Tenderness is Our Prism Pivot Point, 2007
Acrylic on cut paper, fabric, mixed media
70 x 75 x 78 inches

There is a Place for You, In my Heart of Hearts , 2006
acrylic on cut paper, wall painting, flocking, light
85 x 96 x 45 inches 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Last Hurrah!

As a final note to the behind-the-scenes look at Grace's incredible wedding-The Bride's Guide has posted a note (including my scratchy little drawing) about the cake collaboration by me and Cheryl Day! I can't thank them enough for including my little part of the story! Its been a dream come true! xo

photo by Tara Donne for MSL Weddings.


How sweet are these artful blocks and other designs by fidoodle!  Their puzzles can be made into puppets and the blocks can intermingle.  It reminds me of the game my dad and I used to play where you fold a piece of paper in half and draw a neck in the center- then you each secretly draw the top or bottom half of an animal and see what strange creature you've concocted. Surely there's a name for this game? And don't call you Shirley. xo

(Stick a kid in those goggles and
I'll take whatever yer sellin'!)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Film Footage of Anne Frank

This is so incredible to watch. You can't help but hope that the footage will continue but it never does- no matter how many times its replayed.  Thank you to The English Muse for sharing!
A newlywed couple leaves an Amsterdam apartment building. People hover on the sidewalk, watching them go. Then the camera pans upward -- and there, gazing down from a balcony, is Anne Frank.

The date is July 22, 1941. She's 12 years old. It's a year before she and her family will go into hiding, less than four years before she will die of typhus at Bergen-Belsen in the waning days of World War II. We watch her watching, watch her look back over her shoulder, quick and coltish, as if in response to someone inside.

"As familiar as we are with images of Anne Frank," Francine Prose writes in her provocative "Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife," "as inured as we may think we are to the sight of her beautiful face, the film pierces whatever armor we imagine we have developed. . . . It's less like watching a film clip than like having one of those dreams in which you see a long-lost loved one or friend. In the dream, the person isn't really dead. You must have been mistaken. You wake up, and it takes a few moments to understand why the dream was so cruelly deceptive."

Jessica Quinn

I've fallen in love this morning with Jessica Quinn- a bona fide pixie-dust generator of an artist! Her Flickr albums have left me feverish with joy and anticipation- for what? I don't know exactly- maybe creating? Do you get that feeling when you see new work that just sings to you!?  She draws and sketches and creates the most magical of handmade dolls and well...anything she has a mind to! Her creativity permeates her entire world- the photos of her house and children are equally enchanting! Spend some time at her blog, A Twisted Yarn to see for yourself! xo

I love her tight curls and I'd like to borrow
her sweet green sweater jacket!