… a seriously happy 8 year old.
I’m playing hooky from the studio today… Luke’s home sick from school.
Having only one or two days a week to work, I feel guilty not being there. But what’s a better excuse than snuggling & watching really bad TV with my biggest fan?
It seems my obsession with sugar skulls has no limits.
Right now I’m working on two- this pink canvas with a steel gray sugar skull that has undertones of this really pretty green:
and this dark gray table. I haven’t started working on his face yet- do you think he’ll be sweet or sinister? Hmmm.
I’m not through with those sugar skulls, either. What about a bright, multi-colored sugar skull on the charcoal gray? and black? or some crazy muted colors on white, deconstructing, layering, repeating in patterns? and I’m dreaming of another trip to the National Museum of Mexican Art, right down there in Pilsen.
And yet, still thinking & preparing for what’s coming next. Do you have pictures of your favorite tattoos to send me?
Here’s that chocolate & pink table, in a beautiful new Etsy treasury.
Thanks, Aunt Adelaide’s Attic- for adding it to the treasury.
Thanks to Whale Shark Websites for creating the new treasury code generator that so easily allows me to add treasuries to this blog…
Treasury tool is sponsored by Lazzia.com.
So happy to say that Vintage-Twisted is now in the brick & mortar store, Renegade Handmade, here in Chicago! Renegade is a really cool shop in Wicker Park, that sells beautiful & unique handmade goods.
Design Harvest is a brand-spanking new festival here in Chicago, taking place October 2 & 3. This fest will feature furniture and home accessory makers, vintage and antique collectors, and retailers of the home design industry all from Chicago. Beer, wine, music all on Grand Avenue, between Damen & Wood. Best part: free admission
Vintage-Twisted furniture will be featured in the Renegade Handmade tent! Yes, I’ll be visiting the festival, but my furniture will be there for the duration, in the care of the capable & fabulous Renegade Handmade team. (Thanks, Danny!)
If you’re heading down, let me know & maybe we can meet up. Good chance I’ll be hanging around the amazing Kim Chapman at the Urban Environments environment.
I had such a good time at the Renegade Craft Show this past weekend and met so many great people. Beer, dancing, music, sunshiney days- perfect! Hope you all had fun.
The 2 most popular pieces at the show were this much coveted sugar skull nightstand:
and this sweet little pink & green paisley bookshelf- two items that couldn’t be more different.
Thanks to Albert & Jim, the amazing guys of The Found, in the booth next to me. Not only were they so supportive to the newbie next door, but they also carry unique cards, coasters, buttons, magnets & lots more that I couldn’t live without. I’m still laughing at this card & hope to one day receive it from one of my beloved, evil friends…
Hey, all- I got accepted into the Renegade Craft Fair, right here in Chicago. So excited- it was a juried kind of entrance and only 1/3 of the applicants got in. I haven’t seen furniture there in the past, but it’s a very cool, handmade, crazy kind of art/craft show and sure to be lots of fun!
September 11 & 12, 11am-7pm, Wicker Park on Division
Come on down & visit me -
On June 16, I was featured in a very cool blog called IndieSpotting. You can check it out here:
Go ahead, don’t be shy, leave a comment on IndieSpotting.
Proud to say I’m starting to get around the internet!