Tuesday, November 30, 2010

holidays fast approaching!

here's a zoom in on 100 paper stars i just made for my mom. it doesn't look like so many from far away, but my fingers know how many i made! they look so lovely in all different colors... i chose solids this time, but also like to make them with either 2 or 4 different colors. these stars are also for sale in my etsy shop, buckethead and bear, along with a slew of other great gifts for the season. please do stop by and browse, and spread the word!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

new orleans trip

went to new orleans last week, fell in love. it was my first time. i can't wait to go back. this city might even be on the list of potential moves (it'd be higher up if it weren't so warm-ish all the time, since we're really tired of constant warm weather at this point). it's very friendly, and diverse, and full of creative energy. i'm grateful to have been somewhere new to me, it's interesting to see a city on the rise...seems like everything is more local there, more energized and inspiring than here, very different. i realize that's an outside view, but i also know what i like in a place, and found lots of likes in nola:)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DADA dallas

this saturday, i'll be here, at the 25th anniversary party of the dallas art dealers association. it looks to be a good time, and i'll be making dada inspired collages with all the attendees! buy tickets here, and see more info below.

Buy tickets for the DADA 25th anniversary party.

Join us Saturday, Sept. 25th from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm for an amazing shindig at the new Dallas Contemporary in the Design District. Celebrating the Dallas Art Dealers Association's 25th anniversary, this party is inspired by the DADA art movement of the 10s and 20s. Your $25 admission goes to a good cause, The Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, and includes:
  • DJ Masai spinning the best of the ’80s, ’90s and 2010s for dancing
  • Pop up fashion show from Darian Thomas
  • Pop up dance by members of The Dallas Conservatory
  • Pop up DADA rants by The Robs of Art Conspiracy
  • Impersonations of DADA art movement stars Marcel Duchamp and Tristan Tzara
  • Art exhibition: Here. There. & Beyond, a group show of international, national, and regional artists
  • Preview excerpt of new film Dallas Art City, directed by Colby Allen
  • Chess
  • Paper collage making with Dallas artists Tish Brewer, Shannon Driscoll, Kayli House, Margo Miller and Pamela Nelson
  • Exquisite Corpse poetry creation
  • 25 mobiles by Dallas artists made especially for the party to represent the past 25 years of DADA history
  • Slide show of images from Dallas art spaces over the past 25 years
  • Food and drink from Corner Bakery, DeLos Vodka, Heinekin Light, Wendy Krispin Caterers, Margaux’s, Mokka, Republic Tequila, Stella Artois, and Two Sisters Catering
  • Furnishing by Lilands Special Events and lighting by Martin + Martin
  • Gold Crown Valet Parking will be available for $3.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

revamped website

the center for art conservation has a newly tweaked website. hope you like! next on the list is attracting more folks to it...any suggestions? let me know. google apps finally got around to making their pages easily editable, and this i could do myself well enough to feel i don't have to make an entirely new and flashy site, at least for a while. gotta watch the funds you know. stay tuned for a blog dedicated solely to conservation, and perhaps a photo tour of the new studio setup...once it's finally done.

Monday, August 30, 2010

de ridder antiques

this place is, no kidding, one of the coolest places i've ever walked into. were it not for the heat yesterday, i could have easily gotten lost for about 5 hours. it was literally as if we'd walked through a wardrobe into a strange world. if you need anything out of the ordinary, get yourself over there to forney, texas, and don't forget wear some comfortable shoes. i'm particularly enamored with the gypsy wagon (at a price of $30,000) that we've always lusted after as part of a dream outdoor living space. i wanted so many things, but at the same time was never sure what in the world i'd do with them. it was the best sort of museum, like walking through a carnival of still life. too bad i wasn't equipped with an actual camera...next time for sure.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

introducing buckethead and bear!

hello all! i'd like to announce the arrival of my new blog and brand new etsy shop, both named buckethead and bear. i'll continue to post here, on the clever whatever, about more personal notes, happenings, and travels...at least as long it still makes sense, or until i'm no longer inclined to:)

buckethead and bear will focus on my creative endeavors and related inspiration, lessons, and musings. as for the conservation work, i hope to be starting a new blog focused solely on book and paper conservation treatment, so stay tuned for more news on that as soon as i have some. for now, visit my new blog and shop, and please, let me know what you think.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

catching up

i've been meaning to post these from my iphone for a while. blogging hasn't been at the front of my mind lately, but i'll try to post more often again, especially as there are soon to be some new creative developments. the hanging garland below is made of recycled paper beads and cardstock punch outs...i made it one evening while hanging around the house. the graffiti art is by sour grapes, from an opening at we are 1976.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

gun control (in a sense)

we're about to start working on a group (nine total) of these great blueprints and bluelines, plus one photostat (this one is a negative, particularly beautiful in its coloring with age, including a moderate amount of mirroring), that were drawn up for the manufacture of several types of handguns. none of you are likely to know how much i love pretty guns or shooting them, so i'll just tell you i'm fascinated with this set of reproductions. these working "drawings" are so amazing...we love it when clients bring in things like this. they are quite large and have been folded, rolled, and unrolled many times- so most of the damage is along fold lines and edges. we'll be doing a lot of mending and flattening, and they'll be housed in large polyester sleeves.

Monday, June 14, 2010

paper chandeliers

made these pretty things over the weekend, and during our super paper chandeliers workshop yesterday. i used card stock, magazine pages rolled into beads, tissue paper, string, and ribbon. the blue/yellow and green one also incorporates a dream catcher and a god's eye.

we have lots of paper nerds classes scheduled this summer, including more paper chandeliers and screen printing at bows and arrows...a shop we really love. check our blog for more info, and come hang out with us if you can!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

in the works