Sometimes the simplest things can be so ingenious.
Using trash bags and tape to create creatures who come alive with subway breezes, Joshua Allen Harris gives birth to amazing street art that makes me smile.
Also from New York Magazine is this collection of clothing fashioned from paper by Greg Lauren. Another example of an artist using simple materials to create something that mimics reality.
Today I am inspired.
another link with a smile from my friend Sara. I copied the info from You Tube on this:
hedgehog in the fog ( yozhik v tumane - ёжик в тумане ) Classic Russian animated short film from 1975. Based on a story by Sergei Kozlov, directed by Yuri Norstein.
In 2003 "Hedgehog in the Fog" won the "№1 Animated film of all the time" at "All time animation best 150 in Japan and Worldwide" contest in Tokyo, Japan.
with english subtitles
I am not leaving until Sat- I need one more day to finish up some stuff for my super secret Cloth Paper Scissors magazine Project.
Besides that there is a cold front coming through and its pouring rain and that would not be fun. Not that an 8 hour drive is fun- unless the skies are blue, traffic is light and there are cows along the highway.
I was up at 5 and got some dolls in Etsy. I am taking them already boxed and ready to ship. Ever the optimist.
The car is almost loaded.
Checking my list. Felt for pincushions.....check sewing machine and thread.....check buttons, embroidery thread...check
bunting ready to be sewn to bias tape...check fabric...check
address book, stationary, stamps...checkno, wait, that was paper dolls! book on cd and driving mp3 from Troy...check cold mountain, david gray, dave mattews Band,squirrel nut zipper cd's...check
books to read...check
water, apples, cash, gas (I always have gas!)....check
camera, laptop, battery recharger... check
That's what I do with the camera!!!
wings, Japanese lanterns, tea pot for fairy tea party with Amanda who I finally get to meet in real life...check
I am almost gone.
I will check in and leave a message when I get there.
I should be back home in March- all you Surface Design Guild Members who wanted to do the Paper doll thing at my house will hopefully still be interested in March.
I gave my technique pages to the lovely and kind Cheryl yesterday to bring to the meeting for me.
I hope I can make the March Altered Clothing Fashion Show.
I will try to Blog as much as I can and please stop by here and leave me a message or over at Flickr or with my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for all your kindness and support.
I felt like I had accomplished something when I weeded through and cleaned out my 2, 198 emails stuffed in my netzero box- I have addresses for Smoochie Lips, Infinity Monkeys, Scarlett and a bunch of you other peeps-
I need Jude's address- I thought for sure I had that one- seems like I have gotten it a few times...its like a cupcake- it just disappears when you aren't looking!
anyyyyyyyywayyyyyyyyyy... ya'll have a nice day.
I'll be back with my Southern Magnolia drawl firmly established...
Is there anyone you know that you would like to bombard with fruit? Sometimes I think it might be fun to hurl some apples and tomatoes and broccoli maybe, at a few people. I dunno. Might be funny.... Just drifting through You Tube and Flickr for a moment before I go ride my bike to the library...
Here's something else to look forward to in December! The O Z indeed! Richard Dreyfus as the Great and powerful Oz... It's called Tin Man and will be on the SciFi channel. It appears to be a mini series. Oh, what a wonderful world! Maybe I can buy the fabric in the next post and make an outfit to wear and a quilt to wrap up in while we watch! I want to thank Betty for giving me the heads up on the new series...I am delightfully intrigued!
This is the trailer for the New Sweeney Todd movie directed by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Don't watch it if the sight of blood bothers you....I am too busy today to be Bloggin so this is a quick one to say hi and share another site that Amanda shared with me: Pushin Daisies.com I just ordered the skull cupcake pan, skeleton beads, skeleton jello mold and can hardly wait!I didn't order the skelly flamingo lawn ornaments...but aren't they cleaver, I mean, clever?
I love their stuff- I must admit that I have a wide morbid streak...in case you didn't know....its almost Halloween...have you seen Jack or Sally lately? Gotta go- my lovely sewing sanctuary is calling...and somebody needs a bath...can you smell Sadie from here? hahaha! No, really, she missed her bath last week and loves them so much- plus its like 90 degrees outside! I really wish we'd get a cold front! anyway- happy Tuesday!!!
Hey Blog Peeps! I was so inspired by Pushing Daisies on Wed that I bought a bunch of Granny Smith's and I'm making a mile high apple pie!!!!!I wove the top and put some grated Gruyere on top! YUM!!! Painted all day and the room is coming along nicely! I am going to get pictures tomorrow...really...I am !
Every Sunday night we wait for this new show- Flight of the Conchords... I think these guys are so funny! Last night the show had a David Bowie bit, and after checking You Tube, I found this from their act. It's on at 10:30 on HBO if you think this is funny then watch their show...if not then forgive me...I really think they are very funny...
This is a future post: for tomorrow morning, so that I can start working right after coffee with Amanda! I have a list. A big list and 2 things that I need to finish before the Softie Awards are closed to entries....so here's some Dave....and some Blue men....you've probably seen it before, but just bear with me (*teehee*) and turn off the radio first or you'll want to gouge your ears out with that pen on your desk! ........
The sun is out! The birds are singing! The amaryllis is up and about to bloom! The squirrels are running around and the fur is a flying!
I have been Making and Doing and whistling while I work! I was so excited when I sold my art apron yesterday! It was listed in Etsy and then gone in a flash! Thank you Rosanna! I am delighted that she found my work after I just admired pictures of her fabulous sweet collection over at Jenny's- Where Everyday Is A Holiday! You better run over and have a look...and sign up for Jenny's Vintage Kitchen Swap she has open also! It is sure to be amazing if hosted by Jenny! (Have you ordered your own gorgeous Jenny look a like paper doll yet? Better get one fast before they are gone!) I have dreams of her fabulous Coconut cake art on my kitchen wall someday soon! I just can't decide between green or pink?
Anywho, I just listed something new at Etsy and will be listing some items to go with it, but first I have to run to the post office! Yippee! Yahoo!! Thanks for the boost of confidence and the kind compliments. I appreciate them very much....I hope it's a beautiful day where ever you are!!!