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Corey Miller’s Owls

Posted in Art, design, television, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 2, 2010 by darcyarts

This is an image of a Corey Miller owl tattoo is from a tremendously cool blog out of Nottingham, UK, that posts pix of Owl Tattoos!!

If you ever considered getting an Owl on your bod this is the place to check out. There is a serious gallery of good photos of tattoo artists, owl by owl, from all over the world.

Corey Miller did another owl tattoo for Amy at American Electric and it was so cute. It had sweet girly eyes, perfect for Amy. Here’s a link to that photo.

Corey Miller is so very talented. Here is a link to his shop Six Feet Under.

I am watching LA Ink but I am watching it a week late to catch it at 9 p.m.

Still getting up really early. It’s so nice and quiet before the sum comes up.

I still can’t stand some of the high jinx on the “reality” tv show. Rooftop sucks. I hope Kat got really tired of his crap. I wondered if he really stayed at her house or if that was faux reality TV bullshit. I hope so.

Kat seems to be maturing and damn, she really tries to get her thing going on in a major way. Gotta respect that, for reals.

Purple Candles and the Starry Dynamo

Posted in Art, design, dolls, esoterica, etsy, gardening, handmade, television with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2010 by darcyarts

It is usually dark when I get up. In the cool weather I light candles to brighten the space a little and to remember my connection to the starry dynamo.

Yes. I am burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the stilled machinery of  black morning.

Thank you for your brilliant, bodhisattva spirit, Allen Ginsberg.

There was a time when Allen Ginsberg was everywhere, always with the hipsters, as generations passed, and children bloomed into ecstatic, hopeful adults. I miss his curly-haired, bespectacled physical presence though I don’t feel that he is really gone.

I gave this fabulous plant, rescued from the lunchroom at Record Searchlight, a bigger pot. It has done so well since coming to Hamilton Street. It’s little gnome buddies keep it company. It’s in my main work space, where the southern light shines in the windows.

This plant is completely agreeable and asks for very little, unlike some other plants I know.

It’s time to go to the workspace but I linger a bit.

I stayed up late last night sewing a donut and squiddies and watching Flipping Out and The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo.

I am way too caught up in the soft Virgo drama of Rachel Zoe’s life. Balance, Rache, balance. You’ve blossomed in the outer world. Now you need grow a bigger heart emotionally. Babies will do that. Don’t miss out. Listen to Rodger, honey. 

If I’m not careful this will become an advice blog for “Reality” TV stars that I do not know in real life. That would be sad.

I did have a moment of  inspiration this morning. I was enchanted by a sort of creepy YouTube video of  David Bowie at Andy Warhol’s Factory. David is way dorky, trying too hard to be odd, and wanting, oh, so badly to be noticed by Andy. He fails.

I would like to make a set of dolls from these images. I confess, I have an imaginary love/hate relationship with David.

ReDo # 99

Posted in constructions, design, handmade, projects, television with tags , , , on July 22, 2010 by darcyarts

I must admit a fondness for change but it often stems from a practical need. In my work spaces I try different things usually to gain more space, have things more readily at hand and, yes, so that things look interesting.

I’ve redone the kitchen work space for about the fifth time. This redesign gave me the most space and the most desk top area.

Lots of light for a portion of the day. Lots of lamps when the sun is farther to the west.

Everything is within reach and I got rid of the claustrophobia-inducing dark shelf and the table set up that cut into in the middle of the small space.

I back slid and bought a little HDTV for the space. It was ridiculous to have TV in this room when the TV was as big as a safe. This little screen is nice and I can listen to and occasionally glance at my favorite HGTV and Bravo shows.

I’ll tune into MSNBC when Tamron is on, or when the President is speaking, or if there is something really important going on but I can no longer take the nattering of most weekday politi-news shows.

I’ll tell you something though, I ♥ Florida Congressman Alan Grayson!

This man speaks his mind in a ballsy straightforward and, yes, theatrical way. He’s smart and I like his intelligent no-bullshit way.

I love all the little crap I collect in my workspace, too.

This little robot lights up when you push on his head, I gave him a little red plug buddy.

Here is my yellow mushroom with spools of pink embroidery thread, an old photo booth pic of Frank and I and a decorated matchbox I did around 2004 or 2005.

Color, baby! I love it so much.

I made my first plush, beaded mini-donut from the hole cutouts from the giant donuts.

It came out nicely. I had slightly smaller tube beads to use for sprinkles.

You can see the small donut against my new storage shelf. Above it is a bag of patterns for my dolls, mushrooms and a dragon tail.

My old heavy cardboard shelf fell over earlier in the week so I grabbed up my remainder pieces of wood and cobbled together this shelf. It was made to fit in this space. It’s long and narrow and I’m glad I had just the right pieces.

I took out nearly all the materials for doll cloths. I had big plans to make a million dolls with skirts and blouses made of cute, glittery socks.

I’ll get to that if anyone buys one of my Soft Girls.

I am giddily happy and thank the beings of light every day that I have a patron for the Soft Boys. My rock n roll dreams made into goofy, embroidered 3D portraits of my favorite musicians. ♥♥♥

It’s easier to do in this new space.

Here I will create donuts and dolls. Joe Strummer with a mohawk, David Bowie circa Ziggy Stardust, Robyn Hitchcock and Marc Bolan must come next!

I’d like to do other Mick and Keiths, Frida Kahlos, women artists and just plain ol’ weird cute dolls. I will.

I got an idea yesterday for some crazy little kid lamps surrounded in plush critters I want to try soon. That means a trip to the thrift stores.

I may stumble upon just the materials I’m looking for.

I was reminding myself that I need to get it together to find garage sales soon. There have been a few in my neighborhood over the last month that I have just blown off. I don’t need more junk, I tell myself, but there could be treasures I could share with my Etsy friends. Maybe this weekend I’ll go out early with a pocket of cash and hut for good finds. The latest check of Etsians selling in the north state reveals I’ll have lots of competition out there. Game on, eagle-eyed buyers. Scavenger hunts as recycling is the mode o day.

It will be hot soon so I better end this long blog post.

Frank and I want to catch Inception later today.

Cold Fried Chicken and Jello

Posted in Art, family, food, television with tags , , , on July 8, 2010 by darcyarts

Time is flying by this summer of 2010. I am happily working on art projects and experimenting with domestic adornments, recipes retro and classic.

Frank and I finished of all available episodes of The Tudors and are impatiently awaiting the release of season 4 on DVD.

Season 3 of Breaking Bad is in our Amazon Video on Demand library and we are watching two or three episodes a nite.

If you recall, I was pretty groggy while viewing most of the season. Getting up at 5 or 6 am and trying to stay up until 11 p.m.  It’s great to get a second look at the season. So brilliantly acted and written and filmed. I love everyone who participates in creating this show and that include Albuquerque itself. Looking good ABQ.

In Plain Sight, another series filmed in Albuquerque, is aided by location. I love the actors in that show, too. The writing is good. These are the pleasures of summer.

We’ve eaten dinners of cold fried chicken and jello! I was delirious the day we slapped it on the plate and forgot to take photos. Next time. Here are the leftovers.

The cherry jello was stuffed with slices of real cherries, thin bits of cantaloupe and fresh raspberries.

Delish!

The Finish is the Thing

Posted in Art, constructions, etsy, projects, television with tags , , , on May 2, 2010 by darcyarts

Must work! Must stay with it!

Battling through the aches and irritation of carpal tunnel to get the last stitches in my custom project. All must be photoed and in the mail Monday. Deadlines are good but the farther out they are the more time I feel I’ve got to enjoy the sweet pleasures and responsibilities of daily life.

We had a week touched by rogue donut consumption. I swore to myself that just because I enjoyed making cute donut pillows I would not allow my enchantment to lead me to Heavenly Donuts downtown.

I confess that I failed to stay away. The good news is I’d never been insie before. I bought half a dozen donuts — two chocolate bars (research, okay?), two glazed old fashions and two buttermilk bars.

I ate half a glazed donut in the car on my way to the Attic.

It was good. Later at home the buttermilk bars were a little stiffer than I recall them being in the far distant past.

I really can’t eat donuts. They are gut bombs. I didn’t touch the chocolate bars or more than a couple of bites of the buttermilk, so really I came out only semi-scathed. 

A little temptation is a good thing.

As I sew today I will be sorely aware that my May Day Sylph is late to her party. She’s the very next thing on my list after the custom order goes, though I may stuff her long thin body with tired hands because I want to see her finished.

I put red and pinkish rhinestones on her face.

They are barely visible in these pix. I wonder, looking at her face, if I was influenced by Amy’s makeup on LA Ink. Perhaps. It’s pretty rad.

Okay. Back to work.

One last photo from the Canon this a.m. OctoRose.

I’ll return when my wrists are rested. ♥☻♥

Worth It!

Posted in television, writing with tags , on April 26, 2010 by darcyarts

Readers know I’ve been in the habit of keeping farmer’s hours. I’m up at 5 a.m., sometime earlier but I’ve been trying to stay up a little later as we head toward Sunday nights.

It’s all for the love of Breaking Bad. I have to stay awake until 10 p.m. and be somewhat coherent to really enjoy the show.

This season seems just as intriguing as the last. I am invested in the characters and the writers are so very good at building believable, engaging tense drama.

Hey, LA Ink producers, stop trying to create drama the cheap way. Nobody respects you and your fucking with peoples heads in the most irritating way.

I rarely have any idea how the Breaking Bad writers will work their characters out of their jambs. It seems the stakes are always growing and everything is on the table. It’s spell binding.

Chains

Posted in finds, television with tags , , on March 27, 2010 by darcyarts

I did a little dumpster diving early Friday morning. Not really diving but peeking into large containers that might harbor some nice cardboard.  I found a really nice, humongous container that I’ll certainly revisit.

Most things were wet from Thursday rain and hail. I found some old rusty snow chains that I just had to rescue.

They are very heavy and may be made for truck tires. They are wide, right?

I have never had to deal with tire chains in any way. I just like rusty things and chains and metal and here they are like metal drapes.

Since my last move four years ago I swore off dragging home rusty junk. I don’t want to end up like the junk farmers I see in American Pickers, acres of stuff they’ll never use, piles that just grow and grow until the earth reclaims  all of  it.

The hooks caught my eye and I’ve imagined being able to take lengths of the chain to make really butch jewelry.

Will my little electric saw cut through these links? I have metal blades.  These chains are completely functional, not broken at all. They are too heavy and well made to fall apart.