Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I'm so bananas.

I had this idea on April 1 that I would TOTALLY have time to participate in Effy Wild's blog-along.  HAHAHAHAHAH oh man I'm hilarious.

As you can tell by the lack of posts this month, that obviously hasn't happened!  Right now I'm in the middle of prepping for the Art Trunk at Art-is-You next week - if you're in the Memphis area, you should come see me!!

I'm on a needle felting kick:

And as soon as I make one more I have to clean up real quicklike and start working on my Artistcellar blog project.  and then make 10 journals.  And then more dolls.  And then.. then.. then.

BUT.  In the meantime, I got two awesomes today!  I won a spot in Micki Wilde's Imaginary Creatures class - I went right to the creepy section and watched her make a super cute wee creeper.  It is a really fun class, you should check it out!

Thanks Micki! :D

Then, I saw that the lovely and talented Denthe gave me a Liebster Award.  Thanks so much, Denthe! 

These are the rules for the Liebster Award:

  1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  4. Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination.
  5. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.
Denthe happily 'adjusted' the rules (thank goodness!  11 questions is a lot!), so I'm going to do that too.  But first, I'll answer her questions :D

Which kind of art do you like and why?  I like art that has a lot going on.  Whether it's patterns or textures or a bunch of crazy cross-hatching, I am most drawn (har) to art that is full of surprises.  Plus anything with florescent pink or painted by Jesse Reno.

Is there something you really want to do in your life that you haven’t done yet?  There is SO MUCH.  From visiting The Louvre to the pyramids to firing a crossbow and mastering the rice-on-the-outside sushi roll. 

How would your best friend describe you in one word?  Funny.  (I think that's what she says most, anyway.. haha)

Do you do any kind of sports? (just want to see where I stand compared to other people ☺)  hahahahah nooooooooooo.  I do love yoga and just remembered yesterday that I really like badminton, but I don't think they count as sports!

Do you sell your art, or would you like to?  I do!  I'm staring down the barrel of Show Season and freaking out a little already.  I sell on Etsy, too (link to the right!).

OKAY, so now, my nomination is YOU.  If you're reading this, I would love it if you answered these questions - you can do it in your blog or in the comments here, and you can pass it along according to the rules above if that turns you on. :D  I'm only doing six questions because OMG I HAVE TO GET TO WORK. ;)

1.  What is your favorite quote?
2.  What would you love to learn to do?  
3.  Have you ever gone sky diving?  If not, would you?
4.  Coffee or tea?
5.  What word makes you cringe?
6.  What is your favorite art-related tool or technique?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WOYWW: Always a mess!

It's the story of my life.  I live in an environment of barely-controlled chaos, probably just like you.  I have this constant need to be organized which is constantly warring with my desire to not waste time putting stuff away.  It's a conundrum.

Here's what's on my workdesk this week!  For more info about WOYWW, click here!

Wednesday is my design team day on the Artistcellar blog, so this is the remnant of that.  You can go there for a walkthrough if you're interested.  That paper hiding under the skull pouch is my to-do list, which has grown exponentially just in the last 10 minutes, I swear.  The nasty-looking orange mug is actually my brush-cleaning dish, which means I have to keep my coffee/tea FAR AWAY FROM THERE.

Now I have go clean that mess so that I can record a video.  No rest for the wicked.  

Happy Wednesday! xo!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hip Hip Hop You Don't Stop

So much busy!

Issue 22 of Art Trader went up today, and my little bunnymonster is on the cover!  SO exciting!

I have full instructions on how to make him plus an article on stenciling (shocker) and a sum-up of Chronicles thus far.  There is also TONS of awesome from Sal, Ann, and Annie, so you don't want to miss it.  PLUS IT'S FREE SO JUST GO DOWNLOAD IT ALREADY!

Tomorrow my first Artistcellar post goes live - I've proofread and checked and rechecked and inserted commas and deleted commas and tried hard for the awesome, so I hope I succeeded!  Right now I'm sitting in a daze staring at this pile of mess next to me where there used to be a clean table.  Once more into the Fray!

Here's a sneak peek at my project:

My post goes up at 6:00 a.m. on the Artistcellar blog.  You should check out what everyone else is doing and jump on the blog hop to win free Sacred Heart stencils.  These are seriously cool stencils.

Now that that's out of the way, I need to figure out what to do for 50 Canvases this week.  The Manflesh also goes back out of town tomorrow - he usually works out all over the country and is home about 4-6 days a month, but he has actually been working close to home for about six weeks.  It has been like a vacation for him and awesome to see him relaxed and happy, hanging out with the kids and annoying me endlessly.  ;)  He says he purposely annoys me so that I won't miss him so much when he's gone.  I think he just can't help it.