Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Handmade on November 7th

There's brand new addition/ expansion to the highly successful First Saturday Art Crawl in downtown Nashville! For November and December's First Saturday I will be a vendor along with a crew of other indie artists and crafty folk. Come out early for easy parking!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Refilling the Well

On a tip from a friend (thanks Geoff) I bought a new book by author and cartoonist Hugh MacLeod. The title "Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity" pretty much tips you off to it's subject matter; I'm on number 36 and have totally enjoyed it. It has an awesomely humorous edge, and a very realistic take on creative endeavors, making it well worth $23.95 plus shipping.
Chapter 25 "Don't worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually." is a pretty good example. I want to just type up the whole dang chapter, but I'm afraid you'll get bored. Also, the book is worth buying- so get it! I thought of the chapter today- this afternoon. This afternoon I was having adventures, living life with the people I love and "refilling my well". My well of inspiration needs to be full to overflowing so that I have something to offer in my work; I need enough energy and ideas that I can communicate something worth your time. I can't help myself, I'm going to type part of the chapter, but I WILL limit myself to one paragraph.
"Conversely, neither should you fret too much about "writer's block," or "artist's block," or whatever. If you're looking at a blank piece of paper and nothing comes to you, then go do something else. Writer's block is just a symptom of feeling like you have nothing to say, combined with the rather weird idea that you feel the need to say something."
The pictures are from our trip out to Honeysuckle Hill Farm. I would highly recommend it! I think we ended up with one of the most beautiful autumn days possible. The trees are finally starting to blaze with color, and after a month of rainy coolness the sun came out and warmed our faces. Plus, I got to see pigs race-
what more could I ask for?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

For Funsies

I'm working on a project just for me now, just for fun. Soon I will be the proud owner of a new road bike with a silver fleck and leopard print custom paint finish!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Done and DONE!

I wrapped up work on the door mural today. I am pleased with the result, as well as the opportunity itself. Contributing my work to be a part of a historic institution such as the Downtown Presbyterian Church is really such an honor.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fire Finches in Fall

It's a new window for the new season; the Fall window display for Fire Finch is up at the Hillsboro Village store. I kind of LOVE it. Have you been in lately? There's been quite the transformation- and all done by the Finches themselves!

Still Going

I'm in the final stages of the door mural. Yippee! Hopefully the weather will be less soggy tomorrow though, because the paint is drying super slow today.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009


It's been a rainy, lazy Sunday evening; the Mr. and I are just lounging around the house. Predictably, I've spent some time browsing the interwebs. On one most gorgeous blog, I fell in love with Pamela Love's work. Thus the stunning picture. Click here for more.

Ms.Love's website also mentions this awesome fact: "Pamela Love collaborated with retailer Opening Ceremony to create jewelry inspired by Spike Jonze's 2009 film Where The Wild Things Are. These limited-edition pieces will be available online and in-store at Opening Ceremony, as well as in other specialty boutiques worldwide." WHAT?! Yes, I love it. The ram's head ring and the wide bracelets make me want to plan a jewelry heist. I kid, I kid.

You know what else is just a bundle of badness? POSTERNA, the current exhibit at the Rymer Gallery in Nashville. Until, October 10th Julia Martin and David Hellam's work will be there for you to drool over. Or stare at longingly. Either way, get down there THIS WEEK!