Monday, October 25, 2010

I am in LOVE!!!

My friend Eric is living in Japan for a few years and I thought it would be cool if I could send him to find me some craft stuff from there.  In my mind I was picturing something exciting and unique that I would not be able to find or be able to order in the states (like cool tapes or ribbons or fabric).  So I got on facebook and I sent him a message...Hey Eric, since you are in Japan, can you trying finding me washi tape... just to give him a specific thing to look for because after all he is a guy and I'm asking him to look for crafting supplies.  I even sent him a link to the Etsy site for Pretty Tape so he would know what he was looking for.  I was a little excited that he might find me something really cool, so you can imagine my disappointment yesterday when I got a message back from him stating he didn't even know the symbol for craft store or where to begin looking. 

I decided that if I want to have him go to the craft store for me, then I better find one so I can tell him how to get there. I got online today and began searching Google for something, anything about craft stores in Japan and I ran across a great blog called Okinawa hai! which has a craft section.  After looking through the blog a bit I thought it might be a good idea to see if I could find any cool fabric so I could give him an idea of what kind of stuff I was looking for.  And while searching for Japanese fabric I fell in love.  I found surfing ninjas! 

 This beautiful number can be found at Quilt Taffy's Etsy shop here. I think this is the most amazingly awesome fabric I have ever found. I want to get some and making something amazing for Peanut out of it, although I don't know what I could make him that he'd wear besides pajamas. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tweet, tweet

This little birdie has troubled me for some time. I kept seeing it's image in my head, but couldn't get it right on paper.  Today I decided to try to extract the little bird again... and it worked! I really think my new drawing medium is those really big Sharpie markers.  For some reason I just love to draw with them and I seem to be better able to get my brain images onto paper. Too bad they can't make them in those love scents that the markers I had as a little kid came in...  the blueberry one was always my favorite! So, now that's the bird's out of my head, I think I am going to put him on a shirt tonight.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My!!!

So I haven't had much time to work on anything for my shop because I have been adopted as the set/decoration designer for the Halloween party (Hallapalooza) at our church.  All of my free time has been taken up by lions and tigers and bears, oh my! But now that I am past the planning stage and I just have to paint I think I should have some time to do my own work this week.  Here are some of the drawings we are using (it's a circus theme):

Hobo Clown

It's a monkey riding a horse!

Tiger on a ball
Also, if you are in the South Denver area and are interested in joining us on Halloween the party will be at Jubilee Fellowship Church Highlands Ranch campus - 8200 Southpark Circle - October 31st - I think it starts at 6pm =)
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