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Friday, December 26, 2008

Slip n' Slide

Yep that's what I did today when I attempted to walk to work. After the second slip and fall about 2 blocks from my house I gave up and went back home to nurse my sore butt, back, elbow...etc. Besides the crappy ice this morning that covered EVERYTHING it was a good day to nap and work on some crafts! Oh and also think of possible places to move to because I'm sick of this midwest winter crap.

Here's some places I'm considering moving to. If I go through with a move it would be next fall so I could have another summer in Chicago. 

Portland
Charlotte (or somewhere else in the Carolinas) 
Las Vegas
Seattle

Any input on these locations anyone? I have friends in Portland and Charlotte but don't now anyone in the other locations.

Anyways, here's a pictures of some gift tags I just added to my etsy shop, which you can check out through the link in the sidebar. 


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sunday Night Sketching

Weekend synopsis: Had to dig out my car from the snow the other day and realized I miss wearing shorts, bought some art and craft supplies, walked to the grocery store in minus 3 degree weather before wind chill, slept in, watched 4 fire trucks pull up for the building next door (no fire I guess, false alarm?), drank a lot of free sparks and cheap PBR, keep meeting/running into people from Florida, bar hopped, worked on some art projects, and all the while counting the days till Spring so I can be warm again!

Here's a sketch I did tonight; going to paint this possibly on the canvas I have been working on or use this for something new.....


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Work It


Started a new piece tonight..here's a peek! I'm finally using the fabric samples Sarah gave me awhile back. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cozy

It's been snowing all day and so far all night. Good time to work on wrapping presents (gotta ship most of them back to Florida). I realized the other day I haven't touched my sketchbook in awhile so might also be a good night for that too. 

Too bad I don't have a yard for a snowball fight. :(


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dear Residents of Chicago

Specifically the residents of East Village, Wicker Pack, West Town and Ukranian Village:

Shovel your f&#king sidewalks! I know it's sucks but it's really not that hard. I haven't face/ass planted the sidewalk yet this season but I can tell it's gonna happen if you all keep being lazy. 

Hugs and kisses

Monday, December 8, 2008

Weekend Wrap up

This past weekend was pretty damn good I must say. Friday was the Robbie Busch opening at Rotofugi and the first night of the weekend long Depart-ment. Saturday was a trip downtown to get Naked Raygun/Hot Water Music/Shot Backer tickets and some wandering around. Oh and that night was the holiday Christmas party with open bar action....Then Sunday was Renegade Craft fair! Whew! Here's some pictures! I'll be posting some progress on my new painting hopefully this week so check back! 

Admin shot at the work holiday party! It was a lady shot (lemon drop, haha)

Downtown Christmas Market















Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Fun Project

I started with a $5 mirror from Family Dollar


Then took out the mirror...

Spray painted the frame pink using Montana spray paint

Added some framing hardware and strung some wire across the frame and voila! A new way to hang artwork inspirations and my own work or whatever else!








Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thrift Store Finds


I found some great stuff at Salvation Army in Michigan over thanksgiving break! I picked up a few books and vintage Florida plate (pictured below) and some frames for my work. 




































Wednesday, November 26, 2008

whew

Leaving town for  few days. I love Chicago but sometimes you gotta get out of the city.

Off to Michigan Wednesday after work, Happy Thanksgiving and all that jazz.

XOXOX


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Time to purge

I have a lot of, well, just stuff. Including a lot of prints that never see the light of day because I don't like looking at them. I always think of what I could of done different to make it better. So time to purge! I'm destroying some tonight..... It's like burning a photo of an ex boyfriend, time to move on and not be nostalgic for something that's no good.....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More from the Revival Tour

One more video! This is one of my favorite Hot Water Music songs by the way...."Lonely liver suspended in liquid" is one of the best lines ever.

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Sundowner at the Revival Tour

This show was in October but I just remembered I took some video...this is from the Revival Tour, Reggies's, Chicago!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Pincushions!

A few new items in the etsy shop! Pincushions! More to come soon as well as some ornaments (ya know you want some for holidays gifts, hint hint). Check out my etsy shop here

Esperanza Art Fair and Fundraiser

This past Thursday I participated in Esperanza's winter fundraiser which included art and craft vendors. I had a great time and met some great people! Here are some photos from the event of my little display and me selling, hooray! 







Sunday, November 9, 2008

Snow!

Well almost snow, there were flurries on my way back from Sweet Cakes this afternoon. Good day to stay inside where it's warm and work on crafts! Here's some on the ornaments I have been working on for the art and craft show I am going to be doing Thursday.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Pincushions!


Here's a few pincushions I made last night in preparation for the art and craft show I'm going to be in at Esperanza Community Services for a fundraiser event. It's next Thursday so I better start working!


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Best Day Ever

I couldn't be happier and couldn't be more proud to be a Chicago resident right now


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Seriously

I've barely been home in the last week and when I am all I want to do is sleep or watch my Netflix. So yeah...some new things will be coming soon my faithful readers (all two of you). In the meantime, enjoy this lovely Microsoft paint project I did a few months ago for one of our sales guys. It's a pickle sales man. I know, I'm awesome.