Tuesday, November 17, 2009

up and coming

below are details of a large drawing we have in the studio by an artist named lawrence lee. he is currently a grad student at my dream school.





word search

best recent search words that brought up this blog (i know this because my stats tell me): "where to buy fuzzy face moustaches". that's funny. can't get them here, but it did remind me of this screen print shannon recently made. it was pointed out that it also looks like the face (hair to mustache to beard, or tie) of a barbershop quartet guy. can you see it?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

what a treat

here are some detail shots of wallpaper we looked at in this house. there are two panels, about 10 x 22 feet each, of chinese wallpaper elaborately detailing flora and fauna. very pretty...but the view from the patio was spectacular.



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

come get your craft on

unless we get some support, paper nerds may die a slow death like so many other things in this economy. i have no doubt it would eventually rise from the dead, but the current lag is so disheartening. the last workshop was canceled due to lack of interest/bad scheduling/whatever. we only have one person signed up for the next super rad workshop on the 15th of this month, which is gocco printing- and classes with only one or two people signed up get canceled too. we realize money is tight, but we try to offer classes at a really fair price...and in this age of DIY, our classes are a perfect way to come away with lots of gifts for very little money. so come on folks, please think about attending, or spread the word to your friends. isn't supporting local craft and community worth giving up this month's mani pedi? come attend a workshop soon. we promise you'll have a blast. if you can't attend or aren't interested, write and tell us why- we are always open to suggestions. and thanks:)

Monday, November 2, 2009

new visuals

below are details of objects i wrote estimates for today. obviously, we get a huge variety of things through here. my favorite of this batch is the historical document (not a big surprise if you know me), which is very fragile and covered with brittle silk. it used to be a common treatment to adhere silk to both sides of documents with paste to stabilize them. i think this one was also dipped in wax before it was silked as well, so the reversal should be interesting. notice the signature.