I’m back!

Not like I was doing much while I was gone- let’s see- I moved, spent the fourth of July on the White House Lawn, and just got back from a balloon fashion show in Las Vegas, you know- the usual!  I’ll fill in the details shortly- but in honor of taking out my Singer for the first time in about 6 months, I felt inspired to blog!

Chloe wanted some snuggly dollys for her bed (it’s been awhile since she’s slept the whole night through, and yes, I will stoop to bribery) So I promised her we’d make some dolls for her bed. Now it’s turned into making mermaids for her and her little friend Morgan. I’ve spent most of the late spring/summer in perpetual motion- maybe this is a sign that I’m actually settled in a bit!

I promise I’ll write more about what I’ve been up to and blog more often again, but if you truly can’t wait for some of the recent details- go check out Larry Moss’s blog, over at www.airigami.com. While you’re there you can read about what we’ll be up to in September for Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dinohats

Awwww… I’ve been digging through some old pics, and I came across this shot of my son Wyatt wearing a “dinohat”. These were a little concoction of mine from a few years back. I need to make some more of these, they really are fun to wear. Maybe I’ll bust out some polar fleece tomorrow with my daughter and she can help me design some new polar fleece hats…

Lego bracelet

Recycled Lego Bracelet by Emiko Oye

Recycled Lego Bracelet by Emiko Oye

What a sweet little find! Artist Emiko Oye creates amazing necklaces (imagine something a queen would wear to her coronation) by recycling those ubiquitous plastic building blocks, legos. The photo at left is a much simpler version, available in her etsy shop, but I really enjoy the color combinations she comes up with and how she sneaks in translucent and architectural legos.

Exhausted!

Just got back from NYC, Larry Moss (a dear friend and frequent collaborator of mine) & I spent 2 days making a balloon interpretation of a gown. He was invited to create the piece in support of the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge.

Added bonus: got to see my little sister, and had the best guacamole in the world afterwards. Life is beautiful…

Anyhow, Larry & I had gotten in far later than we’d planned on Thursday (there were 45 mph winds that delayed our trip and at one point slowed traffic to a stand still about a mile from where we were going. What would have normally taken 3 minutes took us an hour and a half!) So we were up half the night working, and had to start bright and early again the next day- since the show was that night. In the midst of all of this there were also 250 little promo cards for the swag bags,  that were not quite assembled yet. I’ll add photos of  those tomorrow, but for now I am zonked! ZZZZzzzzzz…