|printed fabric drying in my entryway|
|print inspired by cross-section of a pomegranate|
|A pile of printed fabric designed from nature: onion, hasta leaf and gerniums|
|incomplete skull painting|
|rearranged studio to accommodate printing projects|
|photo of a photo of a Mexican altar|
1. A meeting with West Elm which opened a store in Oak Brook. They want to sell locally made goods and reached out to me and others after finding me on Etsy. I'm not entirely sure what I have gotten into, but I do know that I am bringing my products to their store on the 19th to be incorporated into their displays. They are mostly interested in my block printed pillows, towels, and totes, but I am going to take it all. Why not?
2. Finishing of kitchen should happen next week which means Pat and I will have to apply more paint to the walls, trim, and bead board. We also want to refinish our kitchen table and reupholster the chairs. This is a first for both of us; although, I remember watching my Dad work in the driveway with his transistor transmitting scratchy baseball games and oldies while he skimmed wrinkles of avocado, pistachio, and harvest gold off of countless pieces of molding and solid doors. I can feel the steel wool in my hands, conforming to the grooves, forcing the stubborn paint to the surface. I'm hoping to channel his patience, knowledge, and experience into this project. No doubt, dinner will taste better after all of that hard work.
3. Lisa, my sister and mother hen of Nido Art Studio, and I are going to collaborate on a hand printed calendar for 2014. We'll have them available for sale in December. They'll be great for gifts. So, keep us in mind. I promise originality, coolness, and affordability.
|my personal calendar/craziness|