Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Press Time

'Watches' 2011. Silkscreen on paper. 24"x30"

This is the image I sent off as my "signature piece" to be printed in the catalog for my BFA show. Heaps and heaps of work left to do, but I'm so excited to show my own collection in May. Here's a sneak peek at my thought process...

Landscape comprises the visible features of an area of land, including the physical elements of landforms, water bodies, and living elements of land cover including vegetation. Time creates the landscape, the bodies that surround and support us. These forms invite us to transcend our base functions by scaling mountains and visiting space to experience high places and feel small, diving and spelunking to understand the low and strange. We are spiritual because of the landscape. By dissecting the landscape into its vital parts, I reassemble the spaces that drive us within and beyond ourselves.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Akasha Rabut

-Discovered photographer Akasha Rabut today via Erin at Design for Mankind Loving the earthy colors, fun action shots and that porch!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Organization is kinda like heroin

I just started using Pinterest, a beautiful image clipping platform. This is on top of my Evernote, my weheartit, my inspiration folders, by blog and my "starred" items in google reader. I'm addicted to visual organization, categories, sorting- but it never seems quite as glamourous and AMAAAYYYZING after I've used a system for awhile. weheartit was too slow, evernote doesn't retain formatting, files I drag into a folder don't have source info- I'm always on the prowl for the Perfect filing system for images. Maybe Pinterest is it? I'll let you know in a week. Do any of you use it? What do you think?

Piles of Pottery

Another haul home from the kiln- a set of two salad plates, dinner plates, mugs and two mismatched bowls. Next week is Raku and potluck day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Building Houses

It's the Sims for grown-ups! Without all the babysitting and life decisions, that is. An easy way to play with floorplans, wall color, furniture placement, or to build really ridiculous fantasy houses- Autodesk Homestyler is a free web app that allows you to take detailed "snapshots" of your design, view in 2-D and 3-D, expand walls with a click and drag (who doesn't dream of that?) add floors, build patios and landscaping, all from a database with plenty of options. Want to know what your bathroom would look like in eggplant? just replicate your floorplan, approximate your fittings, try new ones, even shop for the items you like. If you're anything like me- constrained in real life by rental agreements- you may find ultimate freedom in design addicting.

Disneyland Lo-Fi

Having lots of fun this morning playing with Lo-Fi: a Retro Photography app ala Hipstamatic. Vintagizing photos of Disneyland? nostalgia overload!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Bunches of Bowls

More handmade pots to fit in the cupboards. I have a feeling everyone I know will will be receiving bowls when I get my next batch out of the kiln.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Favorites

 The Future Journal from WAFA Collective
Ms.  Robertson's loft from SF Girl by Bay
 Covet Garden Issue 8
Pyramid Mirage from Mammoth Collection