Category Archives: art

Indoor Cloud

I was taking a look at CNN’s top inventions of 2012 and was pretty excited about the featured genius. Berndnaut Smilde’s Nimbus installations – indoor clouds – are all science, wonder and I would imagine pretty stunning to behold. I would love to have my own cloud for my wedding or 30th birthday.

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Cute Fruit

Whether it is an Enzo Mari print or an apple shaped cuddle pillow, fruit is cute. Everywhere.

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Etsy ♥’s of the Week – 04/13

belafontesbunsa

ReadyGosantokivintage

dirtybirdiesvintage

joevintage

santokivintage

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Toy Stories

These ‘Toy Stories’ prints by Aled Lewis are heeelarious.

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Spring Project Time!

This week as I sat in my living room floor staring at Freddie’s furniture projects, my mounds of work work and frustrating GIS homework, all I wanted to do was find some fun escape. Maybe I could color. Maybe I could watch 20 youtube videos in a row. Maybe I could organize my closet by color and sleeve length.

While all of those things are fun for a moment, I wanted something that would last… like a club to join or a project that was strictly for fun having rather than money making or degree getting.

One morning as I ran my normal blog rounds, I found it. Spring Project #1, that will probably take me 12.5 springs. My great grandma Myrtle quilts. She is fantastic and I sleep with the quilt she made me nearly every night. Quilts can be very fun and dear, and I hear the process is therapeutic, and sometimes frustrating. But, if I can sit down every night and devote a little time to something that could be so exciting to complete, I believe it is worth it.

I have not, however, sewn a single button onto a single piece of clothing in my life. I am illiterate when it comes to the world of needles and patchwork. It wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot though.

First I will need this (which could be a project on its own):

DIY Sewing Table

Then I will attempt to do this:

pick my colors and fabric

Work feverishly with friends

Bammmm - Quilt.

The quilt above is the goal I am working towards. You can find out how to make this quilt, and many other fun things here.

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Free Art Project

I was reading IndieFixx blog today and ran across this. Feed Your Soul: the free art project –  just what it sounds like. It has some great art/illustrations that are free to download. Many of the artists are familiar if you are an etsy regular. Not many things are free these days, so enjoy!

Jen Oaks

Angela Stasio

Nan Lawson

Jo Cheung

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