Sunday, April 25, 2010

Just Another Thing to Take a Gander At

I'm not sure how this would hold up outside or how much shelac-type substance was involved in creating this, but it's pretty neat to look at.

ooooo-- and after following the link for this, I found that there's a whole company/group called bokjadesign that covers all kinds of things in bright delightful vintage fabrics.  I want to see their stash! 

Button Art

I just stumbled across these crazy funky button coated tights over at Burda Style (tons of great free patterns there).  They're certainly conversation starters, and you must be a brave, confident soul to wear these.  I appreciate the time that went into these fancy pants-y tights.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Delightful Sculpture Artist

My dad gets a copy of "Angie's List" every month here in Indianapolis, and I've started saving all of the covers from them because they're made by an amazing artist I had to look up: Red Nose Studios.
Here's a video about how the artist created the scenes for a children's book called Here Comes the Garbage Barge:

The style of his figures knocks my socks off, and I love the enormous amount of creativity involved in all of the elements of his sculptures.

Here's another about his work for "Angie's List." Good advice- "stick to your gut."

Friday, April 2, 2010

Colleen Atwood- Amazing Costume Designer

Colleen Atwood has designed many of the costumes for Tim Burton's films- from Sweeney Todd to most recently, Alice in Wonderland. I think I mentioned before how much I loved the costumes in the film, and I just stumbled across this video that shows a lot of the detail on some of the costumes:

Who knew there was even very detailed embroidery on the costumes?!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Admiration and where I'd like to be...

(Photo from NY Times)

I just stumbled across this NY Times article about the "Ouroboros: The History of the Universe" installation off in a far away place where I am unable to visit. It's only as far as New York, but it might as well be as far as the stars. Its message comforts me and brings to light some extremely interesting and admirable concepts. Reading this article made me experience a deep sense of longing for an opportunity to create something like this. A girl can dream...
It looks stunning.

(love the Mad Hatter's sash of thread spools)

Speaking of dreaming, my favorite part of Alice in Wonderland was when Alice says (quoting her father), "I've sometimes believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
1.) I love to think about impossible bizarre things.
2.) I love breakfast.

The costumes were also pretty amazing.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Eeeeeee- New PES Stop Motion

I have a borderline-unhealthy admiration of the stop motion animations of PES. Hey, I said borderline.
Here's the latest:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jackalantern is your new favorite band

Interested in some new music with lots of wonderful oh-I-didn't-expect-that's and wow-this-is-awesome's?

Head over to Jackalantern's MySpace page or watch some videos on their YouTube site to get a feel for the delightful sound waves they produce. Your ears will be happy. (and on Facebook)


One of the things I miss most about having a totally functioning healthy body is D*A*N*C*I*N*G!!! Although I may be shy about dancing to my full capacity around many folks out there, I have some pretty ridiculous moves that I miss letting loose into.

Have some dancing:

and then go dance, and check out Modish's little tribute post to inspire you. If you are able, you must dance...

Long Time, No Read

I've been away for quite some time. Well, not really away, but I'll spare the details.

I'm deep in my "exploration," to put it cheesily, and I have many new ideas that fill up my mind and also make me overwhelmed. I'm stepping along the stepping stones and this makes me happy and keeps the inspiration level up up up:

( much so that I'm actually blogging about it. Things are looking up. No one said it would be easy.)

I like the widespread anonymity that the Internet and blogging provide. I can simultaneously feel as though I'm writing in a diary that no one will read and that I'm writing something anyone in the world can access. Hmm...time to ponder.