Wednesday, August 31, 2011

(We Were Never) Being Boring

The package I had lost was found and re-sent with a happy ending. :)

Here's my original write-up for some of the contents in the package.....


When someone inspires you, you should let them know.  And sometimes, when that certain someone lives far, far, away, and you can't thank them in person, you can leave a nice comment on their blog or photostream, support their work by telling others, maybe buy their merch, perhaps give a "virtual tip", or even send a pleasant email/letter/package.

It can be anything. A small, simple gesture to show your appreciation and support.
After all, you can't take inspiration for granted, can you?

So!  This post is my token of thanks to Sandra Juto - someone who has inspired me for a long time.

Through the years, she's introduced me to the wonderful world of her artwork, Wrist Worms, Buttcrack Softies, Adolf and his lovely house, Camilla (and Morran!), Elisabeth, Martin, Johan, and her favourite places to visit in various cities, but most of all in Berlin.

Here are some of Sandra's work at my apartment:

As part of a "thank you" package, I decided to paint a little doll for Sandra.

The process...

Rough sketch:

Base coat:

Painting in progress:

Completed (multiple views):

Insides (felt and Sculpey objects based on Sandra's artwork):

Home-made card:

Getting ready to travel:

All packed up.  Har en säker resa!

Kram + Puss! xoxo

Monday, August 29, 2011

Nom Nom Nom!

Recent fave indulgences include Smoked Esrom cheese (from Germany) and Rustique Camembert (from Normandy) on sunflower spelt bread.......oohh and pepperettes made by my friend's Dad (as part of their Italian family tradition they make lots of preserved meats each year)....


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

In and Around Work

Love this type of tree...makes me smile on my walks home...

Amusing photos from work (drawings by various co-workers, and the last 2 are from another co-worker's kids)...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

**NEW** **NEW**!!

Hooray xs 2!!
My Etsy store now has the following 2 **NEW** items.... :D

A Bioluminescent Jellyfish that glows in the dark and has a musical chime....

...and a large Beautiful Bacterium....

Sunday, August 7, 2011

"This is Your Life" by Monty Winters

A very good reminder....

p.s. This is for those of you who constantly inspire me, to those of you who I love to create with, and most importantly, to those of you who remind me that I still have feelings. ;**  xoxo

(Photo orig posted via a friend on Facebook)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sova Tote

Hooray for SOVA hand dyed turquoise tote bags!

*Meow* is the time to get one!