Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sickly Sweet

I put a bunch of new Valentine's Day cards up in they etsy shop, check them out here!


I got a pack of multicolored card stock recently and have been playing around with ideas for what to make with it. Here is a bookmark I made with spray paint and embroidered on. What does everyone think?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Art Day

Nothing like a cold Chicago day spent in a museum and gallery hopping! I went to the MCA today to see the Jenny Holzer exhibit before it closes next week, then went to a bunch of galleries in the River North district. I took some good notes at the MCA and will probably nerd out in a post soon and put up/discuss my notes and thoughts about other exhibitions I saw. 

Vagina elevator buttons


Saturday, January 24, 2009

This Could Be Love

Valentine's Day is a total hallmark holiday but I couldn't resist making some sickly sweet little cards. Coming soon to the etsy shop!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Guest Bloggin'

Dolan Geiman

Lovebird Collection (2009)

That's right, my first guest blog will be published tomorrow! Make sure to check out Chicago artist Dolan Geiman's blog Friday January 23rd for my "Link Love" listing. Every week they are featuring a list of links based around a central theme, and I chose embroidery and sewing in contemporary art and craft. Since that's been an obsession of mine for awhile it was an obvious choice. Thanks to Dolan Geiman for the opportunity! He is currently the featured seller on etsy so make sure to check out his interview here.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Once upon a time...

Being out of college for a few years I'm still trying to have better self discipline. Getting back in the habit of using a sketchbook would be a good first step! Here's some random pages from the last few years, enjoy peeps. 



Friday, January 16, 2009


I added a few more links to the side for some of my favorite blogs and websites. So yes, settle in with a nice beverage, perhaps a cocktail, and enjoy.


Heartless at home

The lovely Liz of Today's Special took this picture of my handmade felt heart and a super cute crocheted owl by another Chicago crafter, Tart Heart. It's always nice to see your goods being enjoyed!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I stumbled upon this great article today about embroidery and thought I would share. It's about the use of the traditional medium for more modern applications in the fine arts.

I'm a bit of  nerd for this kinda stuff. 

Check out the article here on the site We Make Money Not Art.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Here and Now

Alright new blog look and a few new items in the etsy shop! That's all the update I have for now, back to work...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Good Start

Happy New Year! It's only a few days in but it's been a good start so far! Been having good times with good friends and last night I got to see The Copyrights/Shot Baker/Hot Water Music .  I think the last time I saw Hot Water Music was the Social in Orlando about 5 years ago and since then I've seen Chuck do his solo material in Chicago a few times. Anyways, point being it was a great show! Been so busy with the holidays and whatnot that I have only been working on my art here and there...Once I finish this one painting I've been working on for awhile I want to send in submissions to a few galleries for a show. I have a few smaller local galleries in mind that seem to focus on Chicago artists so we'll see...I've been having trouble focusing lately? Adult ADD? Haha who knows? 

Time to work on some embroidery then hopefully it's off to Club Foot! Oh how I love my neighborhood!