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Busy is Good

Posted in Art, socialization with tags , , on April 28, 2009 by darcyarts

Slow as molasses and still crankin’. That’s how it feels when in the midst of a big project. The overriding goal is to make each stitch, in each chimp, a beautiful thing.

I’m cutting and crafting like a motie, but . . .

Over at the cbt’scloset the girl is busy!

Check out cbts blog. She’s assembled 688 necklaces for the Bamboozle music gathering/festival May 1 and 2. Man, that’s full time work.

Part of a good team, her partner is moving it to, orale! Here at nbscloset.

Look what I just nabbed>

Tremendous and right up my semi-apocalyptically inclined alley. Now that I’ve treated myself to a treasure from San Antonio I must turn my attention to readying squid for the Frugalista Flea Market.

I still have a few cabinets and closets to rummage for saleable, soon-to-be discarded gems.

My son is visiting so he may be able to contribute his cast off video-game related items. He’s got all kinds of gamer mags and cords and things. It’s nice to have an interpreter of tech gear in the house.

Rainbows of Delight

Posted in Art, etsy, plush critters with tags , , , on January 29, 2009 by darcyarts

Today is the last day of my vacation and these days have been a wonderful milestone along my creative path.

I can see the light at the end of the dragon-filled tunnel and will ship them by this next Friday.

dragontableclThis is my listing for the special order.

They are very cute.

fourdragonheadsaHere is a little gaggle of dragons waiting to be completed.

I hand stitch the heads to the bodies, sew on the legs and arm. Each is given great care and attention.

I will shut up for good about the dragons after telling you that I have created a dragon listing in my Etsy shop. Now on to other things.

Yoko D’Holbachie is an amazing Japanese artist featured in Hi Fructose magazine last year.

dholbachiecoverHer work is very colorful and I love that.

My pictures aren’t nearly as bright as the work.

The page looks fuzzy and glares under the lights.

But , still, dig it if you will.

A quote from the mag:

“d’Holbachie says she has always had a maternal feeling toward her images, that she thought of her creations as her children.”

dholbachiepile“Her attitude seems to be changing.

‘Now I take each of then for my twin brother in a sense becausewe have been ever together since we were born. Some one has told me __ all of your pictures are your self-portaits. It might be true in the sense that he is my twin brother.’ ”

These images seem to be related to stuffed creatures.

In Japan, according to David Sedaris in his latest book When You are Engulfed in Flames, the department stores all have handmade stuffed toys. I heard him say this on the radio. I would like to know more about this.