Thursday, October 25, 2007

Handmade by my Family

Looking around my house, I noticed I had beautiful art and craft creations by people from my family.

The needle point was made by my grandmother on my moms side.

This was made by my Grandmother on my Dad's side. She made it for me in third grade.

This was made by Dad. He made it especially for me. I love it. Its carved on a piece of wood found on a beach around Humboldt.

This was made by my Dad's Uncle, who was my Grandmas twin brother. I never met him.

These are just objects I had around my tiny apartment. I know my parents have many more family creations. Eventually, I would like to get pictures of other handmade objects by family members.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Vintage Packaging

While rummaging through my desk drawers, I realized I had quite a few good examples of vintage packaging. Each desk drawer is its own little container of chaos and it always feels like searching for treasure when I look through them. Mostly there are scraps of paper and other mess, but I know I have stored all sorts of curious items in the drawers. To be honest, I don't remember what I was originally searching for in the drawers, but the treasures I kept discovering had a theme: charming vintage packaging! I didn't even realize I had a collection going.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Flapper Birds......

I drew these little flapper girl birds and painted them with ink.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Found Art and Art I Found.....

I found this peice of paper/ peice of foot print art on the ground of a warehouse.

I found this beautiful little wine cover dog in a free box close to my house. I imagine a granny made it in the sixties.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Ferris Wheel Film

I found this strip of film in an old art box of mine. Its an art box of 'mostly gone supplies.' There are broken pastel crayons, almost empty tubes of paint, short chunks of charcoal, and water color sets with the blue, yellow and red circle empty. But it smells great... the smell of possibilities and messy art projects. For some reason this strip of film was in with all the sad and broken bits of art supplies. I took the pictures in Santa Cruz when I was visiting a close friend who was going to school there. Both of us had justed started college at the time. Finding the old strip of film gave me a sad feeling of nostalgia for both adventures that were on the verge of being forgotten and for all those experiments conducted in dark rooms. Well, I can't really see myself having access to a darkroom anytime soon so I decided to experiment with the film on my computer. Fun!