Sunday, December 14, 2014

Creature Comforts

There is something about handmade critters... My uncle used to make amazing handpainted and carved animal sculptures, with wild colors and designs, often using uncommon objects to create texture, like bottle caps and nails.  In high school, I went through a bout of creating small clay figures sprung from my imagination. 

When I found Abigail Brown on pinterest, I fell in love with her whimsical style and attention to detail.  All of her pieces are hand made, and they're just so beautiful.  In the age of mass-produced, this is seriously so refreshing.

http://abigailbrown.bigcartel.com/product/foxen
http://abigailbrown.bigcartel.com/product/species-bird-flamingo
http://abigailbrown.bigcartel.com/product/paper-mache-fox
http://abigailbrown.bigcartel.com/product/bush-baby-paper-mache-head
http://images.cdn.bigcartel.com/bigcartel/product_images/92356862/max_h-1000+max_w-1000/trickster_eagle03_sml.jpg

I just love that last one. 

Says Abigail of her work:

The Animal Kingdom is the inspiration behind all my work. I am fascinated by its rituals and language, a world of mystery and secrets on which we can but speculate. My fabric bird sculptures are a celebration of textures, patterns, colours and forms that delight me in nature.
 See more at abigail-brown.co.uk.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Get Tatted

I found a cool company that makes temporary tattoos, and all of them are so cute and fashion-forward!  Tattly.com has tons of different designs, some simple, some beautiful and colorful, some fun and cute for kids.  I haven't used temporary tattoos since I had training wheels, but these are making me reconsider!





Love the playful designs and non-committal nature. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

In memory of Beth

We have long since been gripped into the winding storyline of the Walking Dead.  It's a show I never thought I would get into -- I remember being terrified to watch the first episode, and then I was forever hooked.

I was super bummed when the last episode aired, and we lost Beth.  In the true spirit of "you don't know what you got 'til it's gone," I started to appreciate the actress, Emily Kinney, a bit more.  (Maybe part of it is because her name and mine are just a few letters different!)

  

I found this photo on a Refinery 29 article about Emily, and I love how her "real person" spirit shone through.  She even quoted the shoes for the editorial as "not the comfiest."  Gotta love a good authentic starlet.  I'm excited to see what the future holds for her!