Monday, July 27, 2009

More From Silhouette Masterpiece Theater

You may remember awhile ago I posted about the brilliant artist behind the darkly hilarious Silhouette Masterpiece Theater, Wilhelm Staehle.
Well there are some new pieces up on the site and I couldn't bare not posting them. Hopefully they will make you laugh as they did for me. Enjoy!
P.S. Sorry I can't make them any larger....I suggest checking out the site to fully enjoy their beauty.

Maru Getting Into Trouble Once Again

Seriously Maru is the most entertaining cat EVER. He's just so fat and round and curious I can't stand it! It's almost like it's a scripted comedy show or something....Maru has perfect comedic timing don't you think? Another note: How the heck does he jump like that?!
Check out his blog here or my past Maru post here.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Perfect Book: Pictorial Webster's

Amazon just recommended me the perfect book..........Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities.
Just released this July, this book is for anyone who lusts after clip art, curiosities, or reference books. I thought this book would be way out of my price range when I saw it BUT instead of the relatively low regular price of $35, on Amazon it's only $23.10!!!!
Definitely adding this to my wish list......I'm drooling......

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Play Him Off Keyboard Cat!

New Threadless tee "Three Keyboard Cat Moon" tee Keyboard Cat Moon" combines the best of cute kitty keyboard cat with the #1 best selling "Three Wolf Moon" tee on Amazon. I don't know about you but it seems like a masterpiece to me!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Just finished watching this brilliant film, Tokyo!, made up of three mini stories by three brilliant directors, which takes place in well....Tokyo. The first short film and also my favorite, was directed by Michael Gondry who is the director of the Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of an Endless Mind which I'm sure many of you have seen. This comes HIGHLY recommended. Go and rent it now!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ballard Billboard Vandalism

Lately the Seattle neighborhood I live in, Ballard, has experienced a number of acts of vandalism on high traffic area billboards. Personally I think they're hilarious although I'm not so sure the companies that paid thousands of dollars do. Thank goodness for liberal Seattle activists! They keep us all young.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

FaerieWorlds 2009 & New Faerie Wing Tutorial

So I finally bought my tickets to FaerieWorlds '09! I've missed the scent of incense, sweat, and craft booths, and I've missed being in that little secluded spot of fantasy and magic lovers, dancing and creating for 3 days.

And now as the countdown begins (24 days) I'm trying to energy drink my creative flow into overdrive so that I can pump out something truly fairy-like for the festival. Last year I posted a wonderful fairy wing video tutorial which I used to make my own wings since I was a beginner.

This year I'm trying something a little more challenging. I will attempt to make some insect like fairy wings out of iridescent cellophane paper, using wire as veins to create an open frame like these ones below.

Thank goodness for Faerie Muse and her extremely helpful tutorial! Wish me luck! Keep checking by for updates on my costume!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you all are living it up and enjoying this beautiful day and night we have for BBQ and fireworks!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Etsy Blog: New There's No Place Like Home

I love when Etsy posts little videos of artists in their homes! It's always so inspirational and personal that immediately afterwards I find myself wanting to reinvent my own place. This week the creators of the blog The Snail and the Cyclops, Alice Saunders (Forestbound) and Francesca Zmetra (Thirteen Eighty-Five) let us into their flea market filled home. I love Alice's wood crates and frames that she uses in so much of her decor and Francesca's walls filled with delicate vintage clothing on hangers was gorgeous. Enjoi!

Etsy Find: Chipmunk Cheeks

Who wouldn't love the flowery illustrations of Katie Vernon from her Etsy shop Chipmunk Cheeks?! They're so cheerful and folksy I would love to frame one in a gaudy gold frame don't you think? Cheers to design*sponge for the link!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Colin Thompson

If you've ever visited Gelaskins for a new phone or laptop cover, you might recognize Colin Thomson's "Bookshelf" or "Underworld" (which is the one I have for my mac). He's an amazing artist and I've always been drawn to his detailed illustrations.

Well...yesterday and I browsed the sale bin at Borders I found a large picture book titled "How To Live Forever" and I recognized right away the Thomson's style that adorned the cover. Of course as I'm a fan of children's book and his work I had to buy it! (only $5)

It's a story about a library that houses all books ever written which come to life every night. It's so beautifully illustrated and all the little hidden details kept me reading longer than the short story demanded.
After discovering this book I've realized that Colin Thompson actually has a huge collection of storybooks that he's written! Here are a few of them. I can't wait to get ahold of more and you should join in the search with me. These books and Colin's work are so worth it!