Monday, September 29, 2014

Weirdos Abound

Greetings, Glow Clouds!

I received a fabulous comment on Artistcellar the other day from Amber K... HI AMBER!  Here's what she said:
I’ve already been following (stalking really) your blog and Wonderstrange and I just adore you guys! I’m always excited to see when you have a new canvas video up!! I would love love love to see a post that just shows your studio table/art area and how you “organize” your stuff. In all your pics/videos you look like you work in a narrow space b/c you have so much other wonderfullness on your table, I and a lot of others out there end up working the same way. I’m always scanning the outside edges of your pictures to see what kind of supply I might find laying around. How about a tour! And not a fake, my studio is clean and pristine and never gets used tour. The real, bare all tour.
Ask and ye shall receive!  I say "crap" a lot.  I'm also a little scatterbrained.  WHATEVER.

In other news, I just designed this pattern which is my new favorite thing.  I swear I would be happy just designing patterns and stitching all day, but that's not so financially lucrative.  Bah.

I should be working on pieces for a gallery show (gulp!), but clicking stitches into boxes was really the sum of my energy.  And remember, in the immortal words of Cecil of Night Vale:

as you watch the sun rise again tomorrow morning, think to yourself: past performance is not a predictor of future results. And then force a smile, drink another cup of coffee, and try not to look down as you walk across the soil that will eventually fill your lifeless lungs and repurpose your corpse
With that cheery thought, I am off to bed!


  1. love the tour! looks remarkably like my mess and i too always manage to have only a tiny little area to work in. i'd love to see how you set things up for filming and photographing your work.

    1. Thank you!! :D I think you can see my tripod thingie.. it's right by the brayer collection! My camera mounts on that and gives me an overhead! I do product pictures on the ironing board, but regular pictures I just take with a camera (it's a good camera with good shake reduction.. lol!)

  2. lol, OMG! I just squealed and laughed so loud our cat went running off the computer desk! he is now hiding, maybe a lil concerned that I just went crazy. Something about being singled out and responded to b/c of a comment makes me all giddy! I LOVE your tour, it was really awesome. Isn't it amazing how it looks like we have so much stuff and it looks disorganized to others, yet we know where everything is at, "in that pile over there". I also follow Seth Apter's blog, The Altered Page, and he just had this blog event that called for artists to show off their real working space. And I got to thinking how I would like to see yours!! After looking at a bunch of others, I feel now that I'm not so different as everyone else! We all have the same tendencies. It absolutley drives my husband nuts, because he is so neat and tidy he doesn't even have wrinkles in his socks. (not joking, he has to fold his own laundry cuz I refuse to give so much attention to a pair of socks.) So it is reassuring to me that I'm not some oddball, well, i mean I am, but not in the messy work space regard. I love how your table is covered in paint, by the way!

    1. HEY, ask and you shall receive!! ;) That is probably the best response I could have wished for.. lol!!

      You are in good company with the rest of us oddballs!! That sock thing slayed me.

      My husband built these tables for me, and I freaked out the first time I got paint on them, thinking he was going to give me a bunch of crap about it.. haha!! He said, "that's what they're for! mess them up!" and I haven't held back since!


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