Friday, August 31, 2007
so here's a peek at calder's room and all his toys. this was taken before he was even born so we've accumulated even more. jeff and i love wooden toys and books. some of our favorite shops are www.mahardrygoods.com, www.brightoctober.com, www.oompatoys.com and if you live in dallas, whole earth provisions on mockingbird lane has a great selection!
Monday, August 27, 2007
nothing is more relaxing than painting or drawing mandalas. this simple circle shape represents wholeness and is embraced by eastern and some western religions. mom suggested lana and i use them as subject matter a few years back in mendo . i was pretty happy with mine but looking back im not so sure why i used red and green. yikes.
this has to be the absolute cutest school picture i have ever seen. and im not being biased just because it is of JB. i have to share with you one of the worst photos of me later this week. you'll see what happens when a tomboy has to put on an itchy dress.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
the family joined me on my photoshoot in seattle this week. jeff spent the day with calder at science museum and i worked hard out on the puget sound. :) a friendly seagull landed on the window sill of on our 10th story hotel wondow downtown. ill post some funky pics soon. in the meantime here is some more random shayO art.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
here are a few more journal entries from my travels a couple of years ago. i fell in love with japan and can't wait to go back with the family. i spent 15 days traveling around japan and korea with my friend eriko. we could only speak german together which was a huge challenge. and she didn't quite understand why i liked to sit and 'people watch' or draw. but she was a wonderful guide.
i actually went to school for graphic design, but these days i rarely design in the traditional sense. thought i would share this type treatment of björk's song, human behavior. it was my screensaver for ages back in the days when i worked in illustrator. :)
Thursday, August 9, 2007
according to wikipedia, amigurumi is "the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Amigurumi are typically cute animals (such as bears, rabbits, cats, dogs, etc.), but can include inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features. Amigurumi can be knitted, but the vast majority of amigurumi are crocheted."
check out www.gourmetamigurumi.com to see some of the cutest animals out there.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
remember those cyanotypes you did as a kid with leaves and letters and weird stuff? well, i finally figured out the grown-up way with real chemicals. and the color is amazing!!! the first two are actual prints and the second two i want to do very soon.
Monday, August 6, 2007
tonight we took calder to his first baseball game. he loved it! we took a ton of photos which i will post tomorrow. so for my images tonight i chose a couple of small color square paintings. "never be me" is a personal collage that i kept tucked away in a journal. until this evening. sweet dreams.