Thursday, May 28, 2009

Finally got some decent images of my work. Working on putting them all on my flickr site

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rock Pins for Mini Swap

The annual SNAG Conference starts tonight, and after I thought long and hard about it, I decided to sit it out this year, mainly due to finances. I'm a little bummed to be missing all the fun, especially the pin swap, (one of my favorite events), but I'm not the only one stuck in Greenville. A few of us have decided to get together tonight at our favorite bar and hold our own little pin swap. This is what I came up with this afternoon and I'm pretty excited about them!

I hope everyone has a great time and the conference and swaps for some great pins tonight. If you're interested in one of these, I'll happily swap by mail.

Check back later to see what my comrades come up with!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Quote of the Week

"My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place. A camera. A notebook. A traveling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. I don't want to trudge up insane mountains or through war-torn lands, just a nice stroll through hill and dale. But now I walk everywhere in the city. Any city. You see everything you need for a lifetime."
~Maira Kalman

Laugh of the Day

Friday, May 15, 2009


The vessel is meant to be held in the hands while the neckpiece is being worn.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Well, in case you haven't noticed, I haven't blogged in over a week. I finished up the semester a week ago and have just been relaxing, cleaning my apartment, note card making and tying up a few loose ends. Eventually I'll get motivated enough to post the work I presented at my end of semester crit. But for now, here's two note card sets I just added to the shop:

Next up, gift tags!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


So I was asked through my etsy site to do a custom paper wedding gown to match the dress the bride is actually going to wear. This is always something I've wanted to try, just to see if I could do it. But once I agreed to it, it was more of a challenge than I expected. First of all, I had to re-size my patterns, since the customer wanted a 8"x10" scaled dress. This wasn't so big of a deal, and neither was getting the shape of the dress, but imitating the texture and the detail of the dress was another story. Especially since this was the best picture I had to work with. And no, I could even find it in a bigger size. So here's the actual dress:

And here's my version:

I'm actually really nervous. I haven't heard if this dress will be acceptable or not. It was really frustrating not to have a clearer picture. Oh well, live and learn I guess.