Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sweet Hair poster: PRINTED

Busted this mother out yesterday. And now, with sore muscles, I say to you: Come to the Sweet Hair Poster Show!

W H E N : Saturday, June 13th 7-10 pm
W H E R E : Art Minion (1828 NE Marshall St, Mpls, MN 55418

It's sponsored by Surly Brewing Co. ( so there will be brewskies! And it's for a good cause: proceeds go to Locks of Love. Come one, come all, get shitty, buy some art, get all your hair cut off and request that it be made into a wicked pompadour wig or something. This is gonna be great.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

More lanterns... is this marketable?

I bought some wood-grain Con-Tact paper on impulse from the hardware store a few months ago, and I've finally found a use for it! So far I've made 4 lanterns with it. 3 hang from the ceiling, and one is holding some dried flowers on my kitchen table. Personally, I think it's super fantastic. But would you buy this if I put it up on Etsy (for cheap)? Like, in sets of 2 pieces (1 hanging lantern and a smaller matching vase/pencil holder one?) Hmmm??

Monday, May 25, 2009

No. 5 — Paper Lanterns! FUN!

Paper is fuuuuun! Last week I saw some of these things decorating the window of a paper store. I had to make them! Plus, what else are you gonna do in Iowa? These amazing, cheap decorations are truly underrated.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No. 4 — Tableaus at Home

Here's something about me y'all should know: I collect shit. Cute shit. Charming, adorable, shiny, laquered shit. And I arrange it all over my house. Can't help it. My friends made fun of me at our last BBQ because I was arranging the condiments, like there was gonna be some kind of Trader Joe's photo shoot.

Needless to say, this blog has become a convenient outlet for my neurotic tendencies! Onward, to more arrangements!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sweet Hair Continues...

I just finished my first draft. Gotta add a missing letter to this one, then make sure to exhaust all creative possibilities before I pick the final.

This one would look cool with metallic gold & chocolate brown on off-white stock, yeah?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sweet Hair BEGINS!

Oh man. It is SO on. With just over 2 weeks to the due date, I have sparked the fire under my own ass to bust this poster out. Perhaps that was worded strangely, but you get my drift. These sketches are just the beginning of something awesome. Remember that poem by Shel Silverstein called "My Beard" from Where The Sidewalk Ends? If not, it goes like this:

My beard grows down to my toes,
I never wears no clothes,
I wraps my hair
Around my bare,
And down the road I goes. cute, right?! This poem was my favorite as a kid, and I can't wait to incorporate it into a poster design. The hair-type from the sketch will spell out the words. A large bearded-man image may be overprinted. (BTW, the guy in the sketch resembles my dad during the late 70's...yay dads!) Check back for design updates, or just come to the poster show!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No. 3 — Owl Casting Progress

Here be the progress. 3 owls out of one mold... not terrible. At this point, however, I have determined that new materials are needed. Plaster of Paris is all chalky and brittle (again, a situation where you get what you pay for... have I taught myself nothing?!) and this Moulage stuff is too flexible and doesn't last long. An upgrade is in the works.

One thing that does rock socks, though, is the enamel colors I picked. They are so rich! Mmmmm...enamel colors...

Next order of business: figure out how they will hang on a wall. Back to the hardware store. On that note, I think I may be falling in love with the hardware store...lately we've been spending a lot of time together.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

No. 3 — Owl Casting

Wow, can you believe it? Another 2-day project?! How do I manage this?

The answer is simple: I am neurotic. When convinced an idea is sweet, truly sweet, I will stop at nothing to see it happen. Currently I am convinced that I can reproduce my favorite vintage owl-wall-thingy via Plaster of Paris and a lovely compound called Moulage. I may be wrong. I may fail horribly. But that is the fun of it!

Check back to see how it turns out. If this one ends up rockin' socks, I'll start mass producing and selling to people like you—yes, you!—on Etsy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dedicated to the one I love...

Here's a banner I made for my bf's blog, "The Future is Now." He'll post it if he knows what's good for him...


Friday, May 1, 2009

New Website - In Progress

Over the past few months I've been learning Flash, which I've come know more intimately as the Devil's Program. It's hard, man. Once you think you've solved all the problems, there's a truckload more awaiting you. This image is what my new web page is supposed to look like, but doesn't yet, for reasons I haven't yet uncovered. If you visit the page now, it has no background and the footer is displaced. Soon, though. Sooooooon...