One of the early type animations that totally inspired my love for the craft.
A little history… Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
I’m sure I’ve shared this before, but I ran across it the other day and realized how much I’m in the mood for a little creative awakening! You?
Because why not. I’m feeling playful and silly, I guess, and crave the charm of a talking shell… with shoes on.
In these wintery, bleh days, one needs a jolt of color, no? In times like these, I like to explore the blog, Love Print Studio, who always seems to have gorgeous collages to tempt my palette (see what I did there?).
I loved this piece! Hope you do too.
What a fun discovery! Sidney-based Michael Pederson creates mischievious and irreverent street art that pops up around town – to what I must imagine is both the delight and bewilderment of the public lucky enough to stumble upon it.
“I like the idea of interfering with the overly familiar background blur … Ideally with something a passerby might see out of the corner of an eye.”
Okay, I know. This is totally weird. I guess I was just in the mood for something absurdly post modern, and this experimental short (created by Terri Timely and Park Pictures) fits the bill!
My collages embrace the imperfection of old, used, discarded and damaged paper. These papers depict moments in time – often bearing marks and traces of a past life and the human hand. I ‘rescue’ these unwanted fragments, creating layers and building connections into some sort of new, elusive and unpredictable thing. The process is wholly tactile – nothing is digital. I like the restrictions that this creates… the hand-cutting and gluing down, the use of only original papers and ephemera. Elements are added or removed, or covered over and reworked. Ideas and narratives may emerge, but often a series is initiated through the acquisition of a certain type of raw material – an old photo album, a stash of old maps, a pile of old postcards…
I just watched this video for the first time over the weekend – I was really needing a dose of joy with all that’s going on in our world, and so this lovely reminder about generating happiness seemed like the right thing.
I love stomping around the city, peering into homes far out of my reach, and imagining possibilities. The Artisan Home tour provides the chance to see the work of local builders and designers, on projects most of us would only dream of! Yes, one can get a bit of a complex touring these multi-million $ homes (um, yes, I do), but at the same time, it’s totally inspiring because there are ideas that you totally can apply to your own home. Here’s a few pics from the tour last weekend: