Elsa Mora

Elsa Mora of the blog Elsita and the etsy shop of the same name does some incredibly intricate illustrative paper cut works, but digging deeper into her blog (a post from last spring) I found these beautiful porcelain pieces that are from a project titled "Mute". The installation pics on her blog show a vitrine full of them and you can read her thoughts on the project. Really beautiful objects.


Christmas on cccccraigslist

I leave you for the next week or so with these festive images of Christmas from craigslist. Hope everyone has a warm and peaceful holiday season.


Michel Alexis

More here


No 2 alike

Marian Bantjes designed 25 unique snowflakes for Saks Fith Ave.
I also love the project she did with them before this
her Maya Tattoo is one I wouldn't mind having inked on my skin.


found on ccccraigslist

Some eerie landscapes on Craigslist.
(we were surrounded by the fog all week)



too good

Because news this good must be shared.........

kitty wigs here


13.......wow, 13!

What a tender age....

found on ccccraigslist


Jess Hirsch

Jess Hirsch, also from the Autumn Sweater show at the Fontanelle Gallery in Portland, OR which I mentioned a few posts ago.
Jess also has a gallery, Homeschool that is selling work for $25 a pop......$40 framed, in Portland.
Is that right?
AND they have a pretty clever alternative to framing, one that might make some people shudder.


Revisting Misako Inaoka

New work up on Misako Inaoka's website. Take the time to find her automaton pieces, also.....I have the videos on my ipod and love to revisit them.


found on ccccraigslist

From here on out,
(until I grow bored of it)
Fridays will be dedicated to
the slyly sweet images I've
been finding on craigslist.

Back from New England
where I visited this lovely friend
and artist,
enjoyed great food and sites,
toured around with the dust of life,
and watched him speak at this tiny college.
More pics and details to follow!


Jeff Fogel

Found these drawings by Jeff Fogel
amongst many great drawings in a show called Autumn Sweater.
Tons more here,
but I couldn't get all the pages to work.......
was so curious to see more.



(One giant sigh of relief)


Mariska Kasasz

Sitting in waiting rooms is usually my imposed celebrity gossip reading time. This week I spent an hour in a lounge that offered American Craft Magazine. A warm spark was lit for a new enthusiasm for fibers and textiles solely by discovering the embroidery of Mariska Kasasz and reading about her love of the textile she was using. These are some amazing, busy, passionate pieces of needlework (and "passion" and "needlework" are not two words I ever imagined putting together!). The detailed images in the magazine are so much more satisfying than these here. I'm only disappointed to not be able to see (feel) up close the textiles she's using because she was actively gathering gorgeous fibers from around the world to work with, including hand spun yarn and threads, hand woven linens, pieces of broken cello wires and other odds and ends with a bit of history and touched by the hands. There is a book. Looks amazing. Read more about her here.


All Hollow's Eve

I was introduced to the animations of The Brothers Quay in college. Their films are amazing. A visual eye-candy of sorts, but very dark, more like a strong dark licorice. I hadn't heard or seen anything from them in years and began to wonder what they're up to.
Turns out they've been very active. In the last few years they've released 3 feature length live action films, mixed w/ some animation (Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life (1995), The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (2006), Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass (TBA)) and have now have a DVD available of their short animations. You can get it here. They've even done a couple of videos for His Name is Alive, Michael Penn, Sparklehorse and some others. Check out the His Name is Alive video here, can't seem to find the others yet.
Now I've got to get my hands on these feature length films! Has anyone seen them?



Wish I could remember where I found this. Have been looking at lots of textiles and swooned when I saw this one. Thought I would share it.......will add the link when I find it.....promise.


What I was working on just minutes before my poor little letterpress broke.......


Jose Parla

My young sons, while dabbling in a bit of delinquency via an active obsession with graffiti, first introduced me to Jose Parla, immediately a favorite of mine. I just stumbled upon news of his first London show over at The Lumper. See the show here......check out that signature some lucky one is getting in her book!


Mr. Aves

Meet Mr. Aves, the typeface.
Via Quipsologies.


Dream Home

This popped up on my blogroll the other day and in case you might have missed it, this article is so worth reading, as are all the posts on this blog are. It's a modern comic-tragedy. And it takes place in a castle. Warning: it will dampen your dreams of living in a castle, leaving a slow-growing mold on them.


Give your eyes a workout.

Now take a fresh new look at color, here, where the research has been done for you by Susie Q at eyespy.
Though, I'm more of the intuitive/accidental (what's at Goodwill) interior design and fashion school, I'm intrigued with the idea of some new color combinations popping up around us and am personally into the dark citron, super lemon, fuchsia red and lavender. I haven't seen these colors around much and am wondering seeing what would happen with them in my studio.

Amelia Bauer

Amelia Bauer via wrongdistance.