May 29, 2009

nyer sketches


I'll have to do a second set of these... as I was coloring I thought of about thirty more I wanted to add (the saw lady, the guy with the accordion, and the guy with the erhu to name a few)

May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

Here are some photos of my great uncle Albert R. Eibel (bottom row, third from the right- in both). He was lost in the North Sea along with most of the others in this photo on Dec 27, 1944, when they had to ditch their plane.

May 20, 2009


Here are some great sites I've been keeping tabs on:
Our Children's Gorilla
An Ambitious Project Collapsing
Seed Magazine (at some point I'll break down and get a subscription...)
Three Potato Four

Awesome 1920's fabric from Ilana ^^^
I have to find a worthy project since it took nearly 90 years to find it's way to me!

May 18, 2009

ribbon dancer

An illo for this article here about a link between creativity and mental illness.
via Seed
This is the coolest jewelry/antique store ever... (and it's right next to Saipua!)

Also- a big thanks to Design*Sponge for featuring my work on this week's Weekly Wrap Up!

May 13, 2009

book cover porn

This site is heaven.
These are particularly awesome:

via ffffound

he sees seashells

Here's an illo I knocked out yesterday after reading SEED's article about how studying the growth of seashell patterns may lead us to a better understanding of the human brain and memory!

May 12, 2009

May 10, 2009

Happy Mom's Day!

This is the mug I made for Mom's day using Pebeo Porcelaine 150. I'm having a love affair with that stuff. I may go out today for more colors. I wish I could paint it on a little more delicately, but it's still great. Just be sure to allow yourself 24 hours of drying time before you bake it in your oven... (I didn't realize, so Mom is getting it a day or two late.)
(That's the fam in the yard- Dad using his reel mower, me in my tree, and Andy shooting stuff with gun shaped sticks--- he wasn't allowed to have toy guns so he had to improvise.)

May 8, 2009

I've never been much of a fan of post-Seinfeld Larry David but it seems Woody Allen has possibly changed all that for me. (knock on wood)

Knickknackerbockers (or Hobbeldehoys?)

I can't wait to make more of these guys! Need to restock the blocks first though.

Also here are a couple of awesome acquisitions via trades with Ilana and Evah ---
I've been meaning to post these photos for ages!

May 1, 2009

Brooklyn Flea!
This Saturday, May 2! It's open from 10am to 5pm—rain or shine.
Fort Greene, 176 Lafayette Ave
A/C to Lafayette Ave.
G to Clinton/Washington Ave.
2/3, 4/5, B/D/Q, M/N/R to Atlantic Ave.-Pacific St

I'll be sharing a booth at the Brooklyn Flea tomorrow! Come on by and check out my hand-painted wooden toys, candlesticks, giclée prints and hand-sewn pillows! Hope to see you there!
Man, it was so much fun making all this stuff!