Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm spec'ing some paint colors for the dinosaur museum. We have our big presentation tomorrow and this is one of the presentation boards, in progress.

I am watching paint dry, literally, and sticking my hand in it, by mistake of course; I do love the pattern it made, though, and I almost scanned my hand to get the texture.

Friday, January 28, 2011

These are almost-beasts... very near completion.

I'm really pushing hard to reopen the Etsy shop soon.... I think I'll start the official countdown in a day or two once I know exactly when the reopening will be.

A countdown to a countdown... hmm. Kind of silly, when I think about it.

I should just get on with it!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My favorite part of Exhibition Design is the final installation.

The show I'm working on is finally at this stage.

Yesterday, all the graphics went up (the image above is part of the title wall) and today the first wall objects and part of one showcase were installed. I'm very proud of this show, it's been a tricky one...

If you're in LA, I hope you can come and see it at the Getty Center. I'll post a link with more info as soon as they update the site. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: here's the link to the show......

Monday, January 24, 2011

The studio as it exists now.

I could use an extra table for the sewing machine, but I'm not complaining... that will come. Along with the wall we still need to build..

I am happy that my plants continue to thrive. Plants make me so happy. I can't imagine my work space without them.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I am drooling over these spaces.

{via solid frog}
I know it's a poor excuse, BUT would you believe it????... my puppy ate my blog!

It's certainly believable... he eats everything in sight. Or at least tries too. I am really good at sticking my hand down his throat to pull out god-knows-what. Doesn't even phase me anymore. I don't mind though. He's worth it. I love him to bits and pieces, and then some.

My days are flipped; I work at night now (when I can muster up the energy) and take care of Arrow in the day. Its pretty hard to get any serious work done in 2 hour stretches here and there. R takes over at night when I need to head to the studio.

Sure, he's a dog... easy enough to say, but really, I think there's a little human baby hiding inside of him... that's how demanding it is to raise this puppy.

My goal of training him to be a studio-dog is going to take a while. A studio full of yarn, fabric, paper scraps, and delicious little tidbits I find here and there amount to an all-you-can-eat buffet for a puppy.... suffice it to say, this is no place for Arrow while he has this appetite. So while I wait for the studio-dog of my dreams and train this little guy, and if you don't know them already, take a look at some other really great blogs that inspire me get back to blogging:

Man Make Home

House of Brinson
April and May

Monday, January 10, 2011

This image oddly matches my mood today.

Hard to describe.... yes, but trust me; it's a good match.

{love the work of Anna Gleeson; definitely worth a look... via catkin and teasel, via I'm revolting}

Thursday, January 6, 2011

With the help of Meg Mateo Ilasco's books, I'm slowly figuring it out... where I want my business and craft to go; what I need to do to get it there.

The biggest lesson I'm learning is about self-promotion and that being successful means a lot of (invisible) work behind the scenes to make myself more visible to the clients I want to attract.

So, that's one change I'm ready for, though it's going to be hard. I'm not one to say "hey, look at me!" but I'm going to try.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I don't know yet what the change is; I just know that something's got to give.

Monday, January 3, 2011

We woke up to this amazing sunrise on the second day of the New Year. We've had such torrential rains recently, its so nice to see the sun.
I love the shadow of the Christmas tree on the wall. It's a tiny tree and sits on Arrow's crate (for lack of floor space). I think it's time to take it down and make way for different sunrise shadows on the wall.