Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Resurrection Fern - Inspirations and things to make with your two hands

I'm blown away by the blog, Resurrection Fern by Margaret Oomen. I showed some of Margaret's crocheted rocks a few posts back. Now she is sharing tutorials for all sorts of wonderful handmade things. You can learn how to knit a forest,make a snowflake pendant and much, much more. She's my new favorite artist and her website is so inspiring. She also has a store on Etsy where she sells her handmade things. You can buy pictures of the crocheted rocks there.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Window Displays

Check out these cool windows from Barney's in Pacific Place. Notice the pot scubbers they use for trimming their tree. I love anything with mannequins and old globes.

Down the street at Mario's they do cool things with their windows too.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Banned Books Project

I was one of the artists who took part in the banned books project created by librarian Elsa Steele at the Kirkland Public Library. The was my second time to participate and this year my book was We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier (Young Adult Fiction). The assignment was to read the book and then alter it in such a way that it can no longer be read. Since the main event in my book centered around a house, I cut the pages into the shape of a house and cut out windows on each of the pages so the content is altered. The book sits on a base of the collaged remnants of my cutouts. I hope this project will inspire people to fight for the free flow of information.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wow, Look at this crochet!

I just saw this over at Lucky Handmade...the crochet work of Margaret Ooman.

See her etsy shop here http://www.etsy.com/shop/knitalatte

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Linoleum block carving for Christmas cards

My friend Kelly had her annual lino-block carving party. This is about my sixth year to attend and I'm finally getting the hang of it. Here's my card for this year.