Tuesday, October 30, 2007
HERE VIA (BoingBoing)
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
DUDE LOOK WHAT I MADE! Ho hum what to do with a vinyl cutter? I know! Make a milk carton helmet out of cardboard, hot glue it together and make stickers to put on it! Now is it going to be the lost child on the side of a milk carton? or the dead milkmen? or just plain milk hmmmmmm who knows.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Dude if you live in Richmond and you are interested in selling your handmade awesomeness go hereThe Richmond Craft Mafia. They have a lot of good info on what is happening in the tri-state area (shows, craft fairs, business solutions, etc etc etc) check em out. They are having a holidaze sale(see info above). Even if you are not selling you can go buy some righteous x-mas gifts for the fam or your loved ones. Their slogan is "Rubbin' out the mass produced". They also had a booth at the Bizzare market at Chop Suey Books (a local used book store here in town).
Monday, October 22, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I finally got my custom kitchen cabinets. Man they are great. Especially the little slide out thing for the trash can. I can't believe how big they are. I have enough room to store all of my crap and then some. It was a tough design. We decided to make some that matched some of the ikea furniture that we had. Its all birch veneer, the base cabinet is elevated and all of the hardware is the same.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I started using some chip board in my vinyl cutter. Might have to invest in some new blades. I have to do a lot of the cutting by hand. Might be nice as a punch out jewelry piece. Maybe with a poly coating? hmmmm. Flocking? dunno. Maybe I will try some plastic sheeting soon.
Got picked up by the sienna gallery a while back and they have been posting a lot of my work on their website. Thought this was a great shot with the moss brooch.
They have a lot of GREAT artists that have a lot of GREAT work on the website. I also really like the design of the site. It made me think how my site is way too busy.... Go check it out. -Arthur
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Just thought this was cool. I have been playing with my patterns to create custom brushes in illustrator and its a lot of fun. For some reason these wolves reminded me of this process. Don't worry they are fake. I thought the same thing. But oddly enough there was a comment on wolves in sheep's clothing being that they are made of sheep skins
The wolves were produced in Quanzhou, China, from January to June of 2006. The commissioned local workshop in Cai’s hometown specializes in manufacturing remarkable, life-sized replicas of animals. First, small clay models were created as movement studies, out of which Cai subsequently developed Head On’s artist editions of cast resin wolves. However, the realistic and lifelike 99 wolves that grew out of these models and drawings possess no literal remnants of wolves: they are fabricated from painted sheepskins and stuffed with hay and metal wires, with plastic lending contour to their faces and marbles for eyes.
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
OURA SANANIKONE- an amazing illustrator/object maker/comic book artist/all around nice guy had a booth across from mine at the Master Quirks sale. It kind of sucked cause I just looked at all of his stuff all day and wanted it all. Then I went to his website and felt better cause I got to see a bunch of it whenever I wanted. This is his site
click on everything and check it out.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Photos from the Master Quirks show in Richmond Virginia. New set up for me. IKEA tables and Vinyl stickers. I think it works. the gallery let me borrow the plexi bonnets. I made a bunch of moo cards for the event but they have not yet arrived. :(