Thursday, July 31, 2008

my favorite piece

my favorite piece, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

We just got back from the opening at the BellJar for Jen Lobo's new work and let me tell you just how much I love this woman's art. Everything about it. The colors, the story, the linework, the texture and pattern. Love it so much that one of her pieces was the inspiration for my sleeve tattoo. It was so nice to be able to meet her and show her my tattoo, she was very honored and I loved her reaction -- this is the second tattoo she's seen that was based on her work.

Funny coincidence about this new painting of hers that is pictured above, but that story will have to wait for a little while longer.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Up the beach

sea pickles, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

On a recent trip to Fort Funston with the dogs I photographed some strange looking sea items, like this bunch of sea...pickles? There were jellyfish strewn about and some really gorgeous seaweed. One dead bird.

Inspiration is everywhere if you just open your eyes.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

surprising mom and dad

surprising mom and dad, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

My family's got this weird thing. We really like to surprise each other. When my parents lived up in Kennewick, Washington and we would make the 14 hour drive up there, we would call mom when we were around the corner and tell her we were four hours away. Then...surprise! This weekend my older brother made a surprise visit up to the bay area while my parents were visiting from Vegas. He text messaged me from the corner coffee shop and then I took my parents down there. Hilarity ensued.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Riley on the Letterpress

Just had a letterpress lesson at Anthony's studio Ape Do Good with Riley McFerrin and I'm so excited about using the setup there. His instructions were so clear that I think I could jump on the thing tomorrow. I've got a million ideas running through my head of things I want to make on it. So many projects, so little time! I need an intern.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Extraordinary Indeed

Went to Amnesia on Valencia street sunday night for a secret Rupa and the April Fishes show. Amnesia is a tiny little bar with a tiny little stage that had to accommodate six musicians. The dance floor was packed. The air was thick with sweat. Rupa and the April Fishes played for well over an hour, with their raucous double bass-driven, trumpet-tinged, accordion-laden music. The red setting of Amnesia was perfect for Rupa's sounds. How could I have forgotten my camera!? (above photo pilfered from flickr)

Friday, July 18, 2008

four dogs are better than two

these girls are buddies, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

My brother started a new job in Oakland so for the past few weeks, and until next Friday, we have been host to his two huskies Ensign and Amber. They are really great dogs, both very affectionate yet independent -- unlike my two little needy monsters. Here are Clementine and Amber after one of their marathon playtimes. There's no guessing who is the winner between the two of them, Amber is much faster than Clemmy and definitely gets more "bites" in. I wish we had more space and acres where they could all roam, then I would even get two or three more dogs! But as it is now, Ensign and Amber are going to stay in Vegas with my parents for a little while. Hopefully they'll be back soon because I think Clemmy likes their girl time.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

chair at wide hive

chair at wide hive, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

this chair and this curtain just go so well together

learning to ride

me and my rad bike, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

I remember my dad trying to teach me to ride my bicycle, and I just couldn't get it. Then one day I went out there by myself, and I kept repeating something my teacher had said in class that day. "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" I kept falling off. and i kept trying. and soon, i was riding my bike! I supposed I've always kept that mantra with me, as I've always been very persistent throughout life and have just gone for what I wanted. Sometimes that stubborn persistence gets in the way (as in, "I WILL make my own ball gown even though I only have a week to do it!") but more often than not, I'm happy I've pushed my way through life.
If you don't, then you never will. Life is too short not to follow your dreams.

Monday, July 14, 2008

what's that sound - coming out of the hole in the wood

Cool new site my friend Kristin sent me, songza has a huge library of songs that you can stream online, plus other features.
I got in touch with my young goth self listening to Current '93 on songza this morning. She said "Good Mourning" bwaahaaa haahaaa

Friday, July 11, 2008

behold my bag!

front of bag, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

This bag took me one full day to make. I fell in love with this fabric at WhizBang Fabrics the other day and had to use it for something. I followed Corinne's tutorial for the bag and then added a different inside pocket and adjustable strap. I luckily happened across her post on craftster the day before I was going to make my bag, and it suited my needs better than another tutorial that I was going to modify even more. Corinne's tute is great! Very easy to follow, and everything turned out well. I have extra fabric left over so next week I'm going to make this same bag in a smaller size, maybe to accommodate a medium sized notebook and one paperback. This is on top of three other projects that are demanding my attention right now, but hey a girl's gonna do what a girl's gonna do. See more photos of my bag over in my Handmade flickr set.