ordered

I finished that piece on Thursday… and yesterday I ordered postcards with that piece to send out for promo purposes.  Here’s the front and back of the postcard:

Hopefully these turn out nicely.  They are slightly larger postcards: 5.5″ x 8″.  I like that size.


scan, furrow brow, repeat

I finished the piece I had been working on for so long!  Wrapping up all the loose ends was not as daunting of a task as I imagined.  I did scan pieces FOREVER, though. I kept getting frusterated during the process and wanted to give up.  To amuse myself, I:

- Tweeted about how much I really want a cat.  Then received some @replies that made me want a cat even more.

- Thought of the motivating words of a Project Runway, season 2 contestant: “You can cry and cut, but you gotta be cutting”.

This is the largest piece I’ve made in… at least three years? Probably more like four or five.


snippet

I forgot to post this morning, so here I am, Wednesday night!  I was sewing this evening and suddenly remembered to scan.  So, here it is, fresh out of my hands and to your lovely eyes:

This piece is pretty big, so this weekend I should be able to show a scan of the whole thing.  I hate it when I have been working on something for a while and get disillusioned.  I’m at that point with this piece.  I lose track of where I started and where it’s going.  Must see my vision through!

Also, danke to a couple of (awesome)blogs that have shown my work recently:

Where the Lovely Things Are

+ 22:BLOG

Its always interesting to see what people pick to show!  Seeing this sort of stuff always makes my day.


a slice

A portion of what I was working on this weekend.  I am really hoping to finish this piece by the weekend, but we’ll see.  All the heavy lifting on it is done.

Detox from a really great weekend:  Annie was in, and we ate out nearly every meal. I got a new piercing and I love it!  I’ve been wanting the Monroe for years and finally felt comfortable enough to get it.  Good choice.


moar

More skulls!  These are done, now they just need bodies to go along with them!


skullz

Sorry for the no post on Monday, but on Sunday I worked on freelance work all day and didn’t get to my own project.  I made these guys last night, to go along with what I am currently doing:

I love dia de los muertos, so that’s where those guys are coming from.  You might have seen them show up in my earlier work (like, 2008 earlier).

My friend Annie is in town with an ensemble at a local venue tonight.  Annie plays the bass clarinet and is currently living in San Francisco, so it’s really a treat she’s here.

Also, one step closer to the triathlon:  I bought a racing swimsuit today via ebay.  Don’t worry, it’s new with tags.  I also went to the gym at 6:30 this morning.  It was worse than I thought it would be, but that’s probably because I only got 4 hours of sleep.


o.n.e.

It’s snowing again. Wahhh!

More progress on what I posted on Wednesday.  My friends are hosting an art show in their house and I’m putting a piece in it.  I would (ideally) like to see this hanging in the show.  We’ll see.  There is a lot to be done.

I’ve thought about starting to wake up early to go to the gym.  I don’t relish the idea, but there’s nothing more difficult for me to work for 8 hours and then come home and leave again to work out.  The gym opens at 5:30am, I work at 9am.  I think I could do it!  Plus, I am participating in a triathlon in June, and I better get to swimmin’.

Hair will be cut and dyed this weekend.


nonsense!

This scan will probably make no sense, but give you insight into my:

1. Process

2. Cheapness

I refuse to throw away old sketchpads, bristol pads, and other pads of paper because you never know when you can use them!  Here is something that I saved from Junior year of college.  Over this ink drawing, you can see some pencil lines, which will eventually be filled in with paper and thread, among other things (probably).  You also see what I’ve been sewing as well.

At the beginning of the year I decided that it was Year of the Sara, meaning that it was my year to do fun things and really get back into personal work and things that interest me.   So far, pretty good.  On Monday I had a video meeting with a company I’m going to do some freelance work for.  I’m really excited about the project and will post about that when I can. Yay!

ALSO:  Have you looked at Brown Paper Bag yet?  It’s been up and running for a week and a half.  So far, so good!  You can also follow that blog on Twitter.  I post neat stuff on there that isn’t on Brown Paper Bag.


chili cook-off

Happy Monday (I suppose).  The weekends always seem too short.  This weekend I broke down and bought a new Wacom Tablet – the Intuos 4.  Let me just say that it is AWESOME.  Vast improvement over what I previously had (Intuos 3).  Sleeker, more functionality, smoother sensor pad – totally worth what I paid.

In my never-ending quest of eating, I attended a chili cook-off.  It was pretty great, with the exception of the chili that tasted like beer.  I was really glad that one did not win.

I also went to my friend’s closing reception for her art exhibition!  I haven’t been to one of those functions in quite some time.  Very nice to go and revel in Amanda’s wonderful installation.  Sadly,  my camera battery died before I could take any photos.

Here’s what I worked on, a revamp of a previously attempted project:

I also updated my website with two illustration pieces (that I have posted on  here).

You should also check out Brown Paper Bag while you’re at it!  I have some exciting things to post this week.


root beer bundt cake + sewing

Last night I was so tired I could barely keep my eyes open.  It was 11:30pm.  I didn’t get nearly anything completed last night (art-wise), so I woke up at 6:30am this morning to try and be productive.  Here’s what I was sewing before I left for work:

Part of the reason I didn’t get all my sewing/blogging done was because of this cake:

That is a root beer chocolate bundt cake. Root beer fudge frosting to be added tonight.  I love to bake.


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