Monday, November 24, 2008

A Trip to Portland

I just got home from three fun-filled nights and days in Portland. It's such a vibrant and interesting town in which to wander. Here's some of what I saw: a horse of a different color, a clown who knows my friend kelly,
bike racks at Powell's Books with quotations on them, a rose garden, the Bagdad cafe and the youth hostel in the NW neighborhood where I stayed. The hostel hasprivate rooms which are cheap and comfortable as well as dorm rooms and a communal kitchen where you can cook to save money on meals. It's an easy walk to the Pearl district from their location on no 18th and Glisan.

Extremo the clown

Sixties throwback couple stroll at the Saturday market.

Bike racks at Powell's books

Lux in the Pearl..a lighting paradise.

Cargo, an over the top, great, import store in the Pearl district.

Cup and Saucer cafe in the Hawthorne neighborhood

The Bagdad Theatre on Hawthorne.
The Rose Garden in Washington Park. It was sunny day.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Whore Moans poster

Seen on the street on Capitol Hill. I love the name of the band....

Blow Baby Blow!

Steve's birthday was celebrated with a Red Velvet cake and cupcakes. There was a lot of firepower because there were 57 candles. The cake turned out well, how could it fail with all that butter, cream cheese and red dye #2?!

He couldn't blow out all the candles with one was pretty smoky in the room after they were all out.

Museum of Bad Art Opening at Cafe Racer

Marlow Harris, poses with a mirrored Vespa at the opening of the Museum of Bad Art. She and her husband JoDavid are the curators. Stop by Cafe Racer on Roosevelt in Seattle to see some good, bad art!

Cory Gooch, one of the attendees, applies lipstick with Marlow outside Cafe Racer. Cory was a hit in her Supergirl red cape and matching red boots!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I like this blog.

Check it out. She does Recyled Tin Art and Assemblage and other wonderful things.

Art imitates Nature

This is a photo of some birds flying in formation.

I used one of the formations as the inspiration for a textile design below. Can you see it?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Random Photos from a trip to San Francisco and Sea-Tac Airport a few years ago

The pictures above were taken at the Sea-Tac airport in Concourse D.

They are part of a great stained glass window there by Dick Weiss called "Cow On Its Side".

Our airport is like a giant modern art showcases some great work. See more details about art at Sea-tac airport here:

This was a cool window display in a San Francisco boutique, click for more detail.

Lanterns in Chinatown, San Francisco

Phone Car

My friend Howie who I met at Burning Man a few years ago loves all things much he built a telephone car. His alter ego is Teleman. I love Teleman's superhero costume, especially the shoes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Golden eggs

I could use some of these right now!

I never tire of wandering around the international district here in Seattle. There are lots of great signs and sights from another era and culture. Many great restaurants, stores and a fantastic asian market, Uwajamiya live here.

International District, Bok Choy and Chinese Vegetables

Gardens in the International District, Seattle
Ghost advertising Chop Suey, Chow Mein, Dancing

Beautiful Vegetables

HoHo sign

Ho Ho Seafood Restaurant. I like their name and their sign.

Chinese Man

International District

Lady Bug sign

This sign is now gone but I always loved the ladybug. I justify my photography by using it to record interesting signs and places that might disappear one day.

Colorful Barrels along Marginal Way

I've passed by these barrels many times and always thought the colors were great. I finally took a picture of them. Amazing how the simplest things can inspire.

Dia de los Muertos Dance

Welcome to the dance!

Our Dia De Los Muertos altar with the candles lit.
My community group, the Highland Park Improvement Club, had a dance for Dia de los Muertos. I was on the decorating committee.
The altar before the dance.
Welcoming skull in the entry way.

Two ghoulish guests.

Skull brownies

After the party...tired skeletons.

Shari Elf's World Famous Crochet Museum

Big head

A photo a day

I'm going to post one photo a day from current and past work. Comments welcomed.

Cowboy, 4th of July Rodeo, Hailey, Idaho 2007

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Needle Felted Cell Phone Cozy

Here's a cozy case for a cell phone that i needle felted.

Needle Felting

I've been obsessed with needle felting for the past year. It basically consists of stabbing raw wool (roving) with a special felting needle. You can form the felt into any kind of creature or thing you want. This is a pincushion I made with needle felting.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Change a comin'

They've just called the election for Obama and he has made his victory speech to the crowds in Grant Park in Chicago and the rest of the country. Something really special has happened reminds me of when John F. Kennedy became president. He had the people behind him and inspired the youth of America. We elected Obama because of his ideals and what he stands for and not just the color of his skin. The world is also celebrating with us on this new day for the country. People are dancing in the streets in Seattle tonight because change is a comin'...

Yeah for America!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween and the election

I liked the message on this pumpkin. Vote.