Friday, October 31, 2008

Double Double Weaving (weaving)

We started a double weaving sample today! It's a really interesting process and I'm excited to explore it through the sample. These photos are just of my first couple of inches. So far, I just am weaving two separate layers of fabric. You can connect them at the ends and then stuff and you can connect it just at one end. All kinds of stuff. I'll keep you updated with all the crazy stuff I try!

CCS 10.31.08

It was such a beautiful day and the light in the Yamasaki was just gorgeous. The Yamasaki is the Crafts building, my home. The third picture is of the Oval, the middle of the campus. Basically, CCS is centered around a courtyard called the Oval. And there are pretty trees. The building in the far background is the back of the DIA.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Autumn, not Fall

CCS 10.30.08

This piece has been in the Yamasaki (crafts major) hall for a couple weeks. I really like it. The color, the texture, the fact that it is a panorama of clay. I don't know who made it, though...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

More Tomorrow

Sorry guys and gals. Today is not a good day for blogging. I simple did and do not have the time. For shame, huh? I'm being forced to write a paper about 5 different versions of Sleeping Beauty. I love the subject, but I basically have to retell every single one, so it'll be a while. I hope you had a wonderful day, wherever in the world you may be. It was pretty cold and blustery here this morning, but around 2 or 3 the sun came out and warmed things up for a little bit. It was so welcome!

I'll have some pictures for you tomorrow. Maybe something I've done. Definitely another CCS photo, since I took a few today. And, I'm only 20 posts away from having 100 posts! Oh my goodness. And I'm so happy for every little comment you guys leave me! I'll plan something super awesome, just you wait.

For now, have a wonderful night and Thursday morning!

Monday, October 27, 2008

I Heart CCS

I think I'll start posting a series of photos from around CCS. I'm not going to commit to a day or anything because I can't handle that right now. But, I'll commit to doing it. Today's was in the Liberal Arts hall with all of the drawing classes' work.

Busy Bee

These are the result of my collage project for silkscreening. More to come! It's a cross-section of the farming landscape in the spring. I love how the textures and colors came together. It's a very tactile piece.

My loom and I added brown to my weaving. I like it, I think.

Playing around with different ways to wear this scarf. I think I like these ways the best. And the drape and fold in the second photo are purely for your pleasure :)

I know I haven't been speaking much the past few days, but hopefully my photos will hold your attention until I become a real talking person again.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another Quickie

Sorry guys, I'm just so busy. Here's my weekend in pictures.

Friday, October 24, 2008


We did an indigo bath in weaving. This is rayon fabric.

Hung at the Hangar

Good morning! I just wanted to throw it out there that my friends Matt Chung and Megan Boltz are in a show at Cranbrook called Hung at the Hangar. It's the first show of a new student run gallery. The opening is tonight from 6-10 and I'm so excited! I don't think Megan has a website, but that is some of Matt's recent work. The portrait isn't very recent, but I've always loved it, so I wanted to show you.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Short and Sweet

Hello and I hope you had a wonderful Thursday! Mine was pretty decent. I made more progress on the seed packets and have my final design. Hooray! Now, I just have to make a ton of them. I'm very tired, so here are a few pictures I've taken over the past couple of days:

Lunch today. The last green leaf.

My new Audrey cup. I love it and can't get enough of it. The shape, the glaze, everything. Perfect.

The black walnut tree (one of many) by my apt. is unloading it's fruits onto our cars!

And the lawn.

Loom heddles.

Lauren hard at work. I love pleating!

Gorgeous Lauren fabric. Shibori silk knit.

Inkjet printer!

My magic embroidery tin.

Color and weave. See the houndstooth in the top left?

I promise I'll keep posting more often and such. Especially now that I have my camera and will want to show you pictures. Yay!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Teeny Tiny Little Blog Update...

Guess what it is....

wildflower seed mix. i love the colors and textures and shapes

light gray/purple silkscreened seeds

don't mind the gray marks on here... it was a quick one.

bright olivey green silkscreened seed packet

Keep coming back during the next week, I'll be sharing tons more photos of stuff! Tomorrow: new student ceramics!

Oh yeah, the update. I got a camera. Obviously. I'm so happy with it. It's a Canon Powershot. Macro is amazing!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


So, you all (hopefully) saw the two color schemes I've printed of my echinacea/wildflower pattern.

I'm planning on selling my seed packets and variations on Etsy.

First, what do you think of them in that way? I'm thinking various sizes and such, maybe a tote, smaller ones the size of real seed packets, bigger ones... bigger than that (I'm tired). What would you like to see with these flower patterns and with the seed packet construction (two separate things, i.e. flowers could be on different things)?

Second, are there any colors you would like to see in this wildflower design?

Thanks in advance for your help!

P.S. You guys are great! I just want you to know how much I appreciate your presence here.

This was going to be so happy

So, I worked two shifts today (they only added up to 7 hours, don't worry) and in the hour and a half I had in between them, I went out and bought....

a new battery charger for my camera!! Ahhhhh! I'm so so so happy. I have so much to show you!

Ummmm... That's what I wrote at around 6:30, before I saw Wall E at the Penn. Which was a wonderful, inspiring, frightening movie that I really connected to.

Anyway, the battery charger won't charge my battery. Why? Because the universe hates me. Which one of you has made a voodoo doll of me and what do you want?

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Finally, I am having success with the inkjet printer. I figure out the right color profiles and everything. I am so excited! I'm going to Circuit City tonight, so hopefully I'll have pictures!!! Here are my colors so far: