Saturday, January 24, 2009

a new pendant

i set up shop today on my desk i found in the trash. look at my tools out!
i should celebrate actually making something with them.
(and i did a pretty bang up job considering what i lack- like a flex shaft/drill press)

so i took an old enameling sample i made years ago that i've always been found of and i made a setting.  i pierced out the back (getting used to my saw again was a challenge) and then i put it on an chain i made this summer that is really bulky and nice. 

plus i think i like the back more than the front, which is an extra bonus! but i'm pretty happy about actually spending 2 hours or so making it. it was super easy even though i have the most incomplete metalworking studio these days (which consists of a few hammer and some pliers and a bench pin.) but it's worth celebrating!


this is one of my worst nightmares. from here thanks to emily. 

in the places you go you see the place that you're from

i'm trying to find a clip from the (inside) out documentary made 5 years ago about the last album warren zevon made before his death.  when i find it, it will be up. otherwise you should find that or any of his cds and enjoy his raspy/wavering voice. i love it!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

henry darger

jeanne quinn

these pieces are quite stunning. this work is what i wish i could see everyday, thoughtful or at least thought out at an experience and a discovery. they each have a delicate complexity and aren't what the first appear to be. lovely.
find out more about jeanne quinn

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

inauguration day.

after watching the inaugural speech, i can say i'm simply  filled with hope and excitement and pride. 
who knows what the next years have in store, but i have a good feeling that we'll all be ok.
watch the speech here on cnn

Monday, January 19, 2009

new etsy things i love

check out these incredible Lace Knuckles by EMCjewelry on etsy!

bird pin by annarubyking on etsy


they say i'm no good

Nina Simone.
listen to ever song she's ever sang. you will fall in love.

i'm not sure what i'm looking for, but here is what i found and enjoyed.
beautiful boots from shopbop by a variety of designers and this adorable dress by anna sui.