Friday, December 9, 2011

Yeti time

It's Yeti time...
Last night I did a fun Make-it Thursday event at the The American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan. It was a great evening filled with Yeti making. Check out the upcoming craft events on Thursday nights or visit the museum's beautiful collection.

Tonight is the opening of the Pictoplasma Missing Link art show. There is over 500 artists' work of Yetis, Abominable Snowman, and other creatures in the gallery, La Gaîté lyrique in Paris, France. I wish I could make it. There is lots of other character design lectures and events to check out. I can't believe I was able to spot my yeti in the installation.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Brooklyn Design Lab Display

The Brooklyn Design Lab is a great studio that teaches children's art classes in Park Slope. A variety of classes for all ages are offered such as robots and aliens, textile design, toy design, lego architecture, and many more. Amy who runs Brooklyn Design lab invited me to dipslay some of my plush characters. Check out "Animals and Monsters" in the window from November 20-December 2.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Maker Faire recap

This post is a bit late. Its been a week since my first Maker Faire NY. I had such a great time making zombies from my craft book, Beasties. It was none stop crafting for two days. Luckily I had the three crafty assistants to help me out. I met some sweet kids, parents, and awesome zombie loving crafters. See you next year at Maker Faire!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Rollingstone Music Video premiere

Andy Cahill and I worked together on a music video for local Brooklyn musician, Kevin Devine. His new album, Between the Concrete & Clouds was released September 13th on Razor an Tie. Andy and I were excited to direct, animate, and create puppets for Kevin's debut song, Off-Screen. Watch it on Rollingstone Videos or You Tube.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Maker Faire NYC is in less than 2 weeks

The countdown begins! I will be hosting a craft booth at Maker Faire NYC on Saturday Sepetember 17th and Sunday the 18th. Stop by to chat and make your very own soft stitched zombie. Remember Halloween is just around the corner.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Simple Better

Check out my friend Carly's blog for posts about design, art, fashion, DIY, and interviews. She invited me to do a guest DIY post. My first DIY project shows you how to frame art.I had this lovely armadillo art from Italy that my friend gave me and I finally found the perfect frame for it.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lucian Freud

Last week Britsh artist Lucian Freud passed away. I remember seeing a retrospective of his work while traveling in Italy 6 years ago. Seeing his work in person left an impression in my memory. His large paintings are so rich, raw, and surreal. He studied the human form and painted the figure with intense detail. Here are two postcards I bought at the exhibit. He is known for his figure paintings but here are spme animal portraits that represent his beautiful brushstrokes.