Saturday, September 26, 2009

IF - Pattern

Ker-thunk

Ker-thunk

Ker-thunk

Ker-thunk

That is the sound pattern of girls playing a rousing game of See-Saw
Xtreme. In Korea, see-saw is a traditional sport, often played by young women during festivals. It's like the typical playground game, but on steroids.


*Guaranteed you will want to wear shoes for this.



Not to be outdone at festivals, the Korean boys perform a traditional ribbon hat dance, creating flamboyant circular patterns in the air with the wobble-wobble of their heads. That's the official term, by the way. Wobble-wobble.


Good gracious! Does anyone else's neck hurt after watching this video? Quite dizzying.




I'm going to take some Tylenol now. Tell me when the room stops spinning. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Goody Goody

How cool is it to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world!

A while ago, an entrepreneurial and talented, crafty blogger in Australia contacted me about turning some of my doodles into stamps. Andrea has since become a terrific friend, and I greatly admire her dream and ambition of starting her own company.

Well, I was more than happy to give her some drawings, and viola! Look what I received in the mail yesterday!



I have to tell you, I was enormously impressed with the quality of these stamps. They are made from photopolymer and look like those gel window clings, only much sturdier and of higher quality.






You just peel the image off the acetate backing and stick it on the lucite block. Once you've conditioned your stamp, simply ink, position and BAM! What's even more wonderful is that the stamping block and stamp are both clear, so you can see exactly where you are positioning the image. This enables you to mix and match elements to create your own custom design.



Couldn't be easier! Andrea has more stamps created by different designers, each with its own unique style, and more stamps are being introduced monthly. I encourage you to visit her site and give her your support. Congratulations on the launch, Andrea! And thank you so much for the opportunity to collaborate with you.

(Good grief, the girls think they are famous now. Hahaha!)

Friday, September 18, 2009

IF-Infinite


Infinite Love, Infinite Spirit, Infinite Peace

For Renee

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

IF - Welcome

Bringing out the welcome wagon.

My wonderful and extremely talented brother-in-law Jeff recently started his own blog about painting. Jeff's beautiful oil paintings have a pensive and passionate quality. They stir me, emotionally. He works hard at honing his already innumerable skills, which I find highly admirable. Please welcome Jeff to the blogging world of artists.

Hey ya, Jeff! Yo yo, bro!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pffft



*original illustration by Ces, vandalized by...someone.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

IF - Strong


Suzy Sullivan could suck a sockeye salmon through a straw, if she wanted to. Her lungs were that strong. But she preferred milkshakes.

Spent some time making sucky faces in the mirror for this one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Swimming in Sunshine


Look what's on the other side of the rainbow.

I was recently inspired by aimee's gorgeous photographs of a field of sunflowers and her adorable flower girls.

Summer is beginning its gentle fade, the bustle of a new school year is just over the horizon, and a new home is blossoming around the corner. If all goes well, we will be moving into our new home in about a month's time.

Hope you are having a sunny day.