Sunday, August 26, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

art*o*mat swap meet pictures

I was a little too caught up in the moment during the art*o*mat swap meet to take any good pictures, but Mary K took some wonderful ones. Check them out on her flickr page.

update: there's also an a*o*m 10th pool on flickr

Monday, August 20, 2007

back in NY

Alright, alright. I'm home from the Art*o*mat 10th anniversary party. I drove more than 1300 miles this weekend and boy is my clutch foot tired. I decided to wait until I got home to look at all the booty I got at the swap meet. Here it is...

Thanks to everyone who traded, and a special thanks to the Lanster family from Florida for the wicked cool Art*o*mat toothbrush.

peace out

Sunday, August 19, 2007

my art*o*mat weekend

I spent Friday evening at art*o*mat headquarters. Wicked cool.

[artists' bins]

[my bin is empty]

[new friends Emmet, Butter & Maggie]

Saturday was packed full of events…

[breakfast at Mary's of Course!]

[another new friend]

[the swap meet at SECCA]

[opening party at Urban Artware]

[dancing in the street]

[the art*o*mat exhibit at Seed Gallery]

Thanks Clark for an amazing weekend! And hey to all my new art*o*mat friends all over the country...see you next time!

Friday, August 17, 2007

oh my sweet Carolina

Another 328 miles...

with my two little traveling companions

Now I'm here in beautiful downtown Winston-Salem

more later...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

driving south

[New York]

...on my way to Nawth Carolahna (and practicing my dipthong), for the art*o*mat anniversary party. Today I drove 348 miles, in just under 7 hours (no stops, just lots of traffic) and took 138 pictures.

[New Jersey]



[hmmm, downtown DC...oh yahoo maps, when will I ever learn?]


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

strange birds

Greetings. The last few days I’ve been frantically working on finishing my art*o*mat pieces for the big 10th anniversary shindig this Saturday, in North Carolina. Here's how I make them...

I cut out a lot of little fabric birds

then I put them on collaged backgrounds of fabric and felt

I free motion machine stitch around them and give them legs & feet - that's what gives them their personality

next I hand stitch all around the backgrounds

I draw on (human) eyes, and add a chop that says "tranquility"

I put them on heavy interfacing and backing fabric and machine stitch around the edges...and they're done

So far I've made about 200.

Every once in a while I make one that wants to stay and live with me - like this guy.