Friday, May 29, 2009

introducing 'lovey dovey'

I finished sanding and painting my new wedding cake toppers today. I was aiming for a very simple and modern bird form that can accompany any style of cake beautifully. They turned out even cuter than expected and will most likely be appearing atop my own wedding cake (if I ever get around to planning my wedding)!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

wedding cake toppers

I started my new wedding cake topper birds today. I am making one set that is a larger version of the message bird wedding favors. A second set will have an added wire tail with Swarovski crystal beads. These are the hand formed birds prior to sanding and painting. They are looking very cute already! I will have them in my etsy shop later this week.

Friday, May 22, 2009

noguchi coffee table

Most of my college lectures have blurred together in my memory, somewhere between work and all-night studios and trying to maintain a social life. One discussion that I often think about revolved around the importance of forcing yourself as an individual to continually evolve, even in the little things, like changing out your music playlists with new artisits or reading a new book. At the time it struck me because I was still faithfully listening to most of my 90's alternative albums. And in some ways this simple concept has helped me to look at everything in a broader sense.

This is the Noguchi coffee table. Four years ago it was the one piece of furniture that I absolutely desired to own, but like everything else, my taste changed. It is a classic piece, but I have come to realize that it does not fall in line with the feel I would like in my own home. I was merely blindsighted by its elegant display of balance.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

scandinavian flower garden

This is a little graphic I worked on last week. I spent some time browsing scandinavian patterns and textiles as inspiration. Check out this blog for some beautiful patterns: