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Monday, December 21, 2009

Simply Beautiful

This must be a new addition to the Modern Wing since I don't remember seeing it before. I was blown away by this piece and these pictures don't even begin to do it justice! There is stitching with yarn and thread throughout the piece, stunning detail and craftsmanship.

Michael Raedecker
Dutch
"Brilliant Gloom"
2004





Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Falcon!!!

I feel pretty darn lucky I got to see them this past Saturday for a secret Riot Fest show! They don't play too often...



Sunday, November 15, 2009

"Studio"

One day I'll have a big space to work in (sigh). For now I am lucky to have the back library space in the new apartment to work. I like seeing other people's space so wanted to share mine. I need to get better pictures when it's light out though. Now off to paint!



I like this photo because it's kinda creepy

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Goings ons

I'm realizing that I am not a good blogger. I have other things to do...day job, social life...etc.

I try.

Here are some photos from recent goings ons in the blustery Chicago




The Get ups Kids


The Lawrence Arms






Thursday, October 15, 2009

finally

Got my etsy shop back from vacation mode after the move/unpacking fun. Check it out here and buy yourself or a loved one a handmade gift today. Yay self promotion!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Showing

Good news! The latest showing on work will be paintings hanging at the Dream Theatre in Pisen, during their upcoming new performance, The Black Duckling. I hang my work tomorrow and it will be on display from October 15th- November 15th.





Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Embroidery!



A commission piece just finished! About 6 or 7 hours of work, which is a rough estimate since I didn't keep track. I free hand drew everything on the fabric with inspiration from sublime stitching and the color scheme was inspired by the Chicago flag, which the client wanted.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Moving time

Every time I move I think "I have too much stuff", and try to get rid of some things, which works to an extent, until I get to my art supplies and think, hmmm, I you never know when i'll need that pastel set that I haven't used since intro drawing class at UCF. I moved this past weekend.and have gotten a good amount of stuff unpacked, but have yet to tackle the art supplies. Time for an embroidery break! I'm very close to finishing a commission and will post a photo when I'm done!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Visits and Moving.

Sarah from Felt and Paper came to visit me recently and we had a great time! We went to the Renegade Craft fair over the weekend and also did the museums, played tourist, and hung out in the neighborhoods at night. Here are some funs things I saw while we were out and about in the city:








Friday, August 21, 2009

Pin Display

I have a ton of pins from years of punk shows and crafts shows and ones friends have sent me and they were sitting in a jar where I couldn't enjoy them. The solution was to take a frame I got at a thrift store, take out the crappy flower art and the glass and take some cork board (bought in a roll at the craft store) and glue it down on top of the mat, let dry, attach pins and voila! Right now they are arranged by color basically but since it's on cork I can re-arrange whenever!




Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Coming soon!!!



The lovely Sarah over at Felt and Paper is now taking custom button orders and I just placed mine! Can't wait to see my girl in the blue dress button will look! Based off my painting that I love so dearly I could never sell.










Saturday, August 15, 2009

Around Town

Second Friday art walk in Pilsen



Above: my work at the Chicago Art Department in Pilsen 






Above two photos: I really enjoyed the work at Artpentry

Friday, August 14, 2009

Growing up CAD

I donated a painting to the Chicago Art Department Fundraiser, which is this Saturday! Tickets are available here, or head down the the Pilsen 2nd Friday art walk and check out a preview from 6-10! There are a lot of great galleries in the area and I look forward to taking a nice summer stroll through Pilsen tonight!

Also take peek and the artists who will be featured here

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Goodie Box

All packed and ready to send my items to Etoile Boutique in Orlando. I'm starting off with some small framed art pieces, bookmarks, pin cushions and magnets to see how they sell. 

Travels

Vegas was a blast! Didn't make it to the art exhibit at the Bellagio though, we were so busy!







Monday, July 27, 2009

Vegas baby, Vegas!!!

Heading to Vegas today, so excited!!! I packed a small sketchbook so I won't feel too guilty about my lack of artistic productivity lately. Maybe do some sketching on the plane or write down ideas after being immersed in such an environment for a few days. I'm also bringing My Love Affair with Modern Art to keep me entertained on the 4 hour plane ride from chi-town. Also hoping to check out the Bellagio's modern art exhibit up right now that was curated by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

XOXO have a great week everyone!