Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Holga

This is my first attempt at using my holga camera. I got this camera last year but I have always been a little afraid of using it. I took one photo class my first semester of college and wasn't very good at it so after that I stayed away from photography until now. So we will see if I even figure this thing out. Here were some of my photos.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My new Dress Form!

My parents gave me money all the way back in August for my Birthday to get a dress form and after lots of comparison shopping and ebaying this is my final purchase. I wanted a vintage one because I wanted it to look good as an art piece but also be useful in making clothes.

I tested it out too! This was a sewing apron I made a few months ago.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Talented Friends

So I just want to tell you all that I have been blessed with some of the most creative and talented friends and family. They all work in such different mediums and do such amazing things.
This is my good friend Brent Colbert's music The Awful Truth. He just release his Cd last month. You can check out his music here. With this album you can pay as much as you want for the Cd which I think is an awesome idea. One of my favorite things about his music is his song writing which is so honest. You cant really tell its me but I was lucky enough to be part of the cover. My Friend Maddy Lucas who just happens to be the best photographer I know took this rockin' picture. If you have time I would check out her website and blog. She has some really fun stuff on it. I am so thankful to have them both as friends.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Paper me

At work we have these really cute paper doll kits and I was doing samples of what they look like and decided I needed to make one of Me, Ryan, and our little kitty Sushi.

I also have been decorating my art and sewing room and made this bulletin board.

While I was painting the wood panel Sushi decided she wanted to jump on top of it. I grabbed her before she could get to the carpet. However, her paw prints were left on my art table and I thought it was pretty cute and kept it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Home!

I've been a little busy the past few months with Ryan getting hired by Apple, moving to California, getting a kitten, and starting my new job at Paper Source. Well, I'm am finally getting around to updating. Here are a few things I have been working on.

These are some flowers I learned to make at work.

I wanted to add a little Halloween spirit to our house so I made a skull garland to go around this awesome monotype my friend Amy Royer did that I have hanging in my living room.

This is a stamp I made as a sample for the stamp carving class I'm teaching.

Friday, June 5, 2009


A few weeks ago my husbands grandmother Beverly came and visited us in Idaho and brought all of her old sewing stuff to share with me and my very creative sister in law Maureen. My favorite thing I found in the boxes were buttons. I have been a collector of Buttons for many years but Beverly's contributions at least doubled my collection. I now have lots of sewing and art to do in order to use all these awesome and unique Buttons. This is one of the pieces I made using my sewing machine with gold thread to decorate the Grey felt I had which I then embroidered the stems and putt button flowers on.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Back to monotypes

Well I decided to do some more monotypes recently. It had been almost 8 months since I did my original set for my BFA. These ones are a little different since they are on a 30x22" pieces of BFK instead of fabric. The nice thing is the colors show up a lot richer on paper. However, they will be a lot harder to sew on my sewing machine.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Socks!

I have been making lots of sock animals lately...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's!

I thought my little apartment needed some cute Valentine decorations so I cut out a bunch of felt hearts and sewed them together last week. They are now hanging over out living room window. Now that its after Valentine's I'm going to have a hard time taking them down because I like them so much. Well I hope everyone had a great Valentine's day. I know I did because Ryan and I found this in Idaho Falls...I think this was Ryan's second happiest day of his life!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My New Toy!

I just bought a saw and besides my staple gun it is my favorite toy. Isn't she pretty...Well I used my saw to make some frames for my little collages. I just used wood molding I bought from my local hardware store and it was the perfect size. Here is what the finished project looks like.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Our cat Sushi!

Sushi is a new member of our family. I made him for Ryan. I'm hoping we can get a real one soon.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Im not so good at updating...

but I'm working on it. A few people have told me recently that I should really post some more so I thought I would. My life has been a little crazy since graduating. It was a little hard finishing school and trying to find ways to work on my art and then to add to that planning a wedding but since then my life has really calmed down. I just started to use the printmaking lab up at BYU-Idaho again so I can try and make some more monotypes. I also have a new goal of doing one little 5x7 collage a week. These are the ones from the last two weeks. I bought some bees wax and tried experimenting with that and melting crayons for the second one.