Monday, December 21, 2009

A Very Merry Cart Before The Horse Christmas

I'm told I'm a creative gal.

Lately, though, my creativity's ego has been taking a few hits.

It's become increasingly difficult for me to think of things to give people for Christmas that don't involve canvas.

Thankfully, the artsy creative geniuses over at Cart Before The Horse have so much creativity that it flooded over and helped make Christmas happen around here.

For my parents I made puppy ornaments by altering their Cat Cone pattern.

Introducing DOG CONE!

There's Killer; the chihuahua

and George, the sweet old basset hound

another knock to my creativity's ego is the fact that a pattern is emerging... a pattern of puppy themed

presents. Last year they got original paintings: What next? dog sculptures?

******* Post Edit: These sewn/stuffed/ painted scultpural ornament things are NOT very easy to make. Big props to CBTH for being able to crank out so many of these every week. These two took me for-friggin-ever to finish!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Be a deer

I hope you are all having a loverly holiday season!

This year I made a little pact with myself. I sat myself down and said, "self, you are not allowed to go to the mall this year. You don't want to go to the mall for many reasons, but dear forgetful self, let me remind you of a couple of them.

1) You hate crowds

2) You hate impersonal mass produced cheapery

So far, so good! I'm almost completely done acquiring Christmas gifts for my loved ones and I've yet to step foot in a single noisy crowded shopping center.

I did, however take a trip out to the One Of a Kind Show. Twas simply amazing. All that beautiful handmade stuff; Reminds me of why I love Etsy so much.

So... be a deer and buy handmade!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Another Magical NYC November

5 Unforgettable NYC November Moments: 1) Wrapping things up at Climate Gallery.

Me and a slew (sp?) of my paintings in their salon style show "Paint!"

2) Watching the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the incomparable Rockettes.

3) Enjoying more singing and dancing at Ellen's Stardust Diner with the even more incomparable Mr Ackerman.

4) Joining the thousands of folks swarming our fair city for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 5) Drinking what might possibly be the world's best hot apple cider while enjoying a traditional thanksgiving meal of wonton soup

How about you? How are your holidays going?