"Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) is a revitalizing force for its community, and a creative catalyst for developing and promoting the arts throughout the Borough of Queens in New York City. Each year, FCCA presents an array of high quality arts and educational programs at Flushing Town Hall (which it operates on behalf of the City of New York), as well as providing vital services to local artists, arts organizations and community residents."Currently they have a student art exhibit in their gallery until June 14th and will be hosting the Queens Jazz Orchestra on May 29th. You can also take a trolley ride through neighborhoods where Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane lived. I also recommend going to the Asian market right next to the FCCA building for some grocery shopping while you are there (great prices and fresh food). Don't forget to stop buy the gift shop for your Temporal Millionaire goodies though. I'm one of about 20 Queens and Long Island based artists. It's a really nice assortment of handmade goods. A big thanks to Ellen, the director, for reaching out to community artists and giving us a great place to showcase our work.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
This was another picture from the arbor day festival we went to last week. Eli was running through huge fields of flowers with us. It was happy in a whole new way.
I made this photo using my new favorite toy, poladroid.
I think sanguine-- cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident.
Well, at least that's how I'd feel if i had on a cozy hoodie and my favorite little guy.
What do you think?
Monday, April 27, 2009
I also started working on making a patch of our yard into a garden. It is still under construction. The seedlings are planted though, and hopefully I'll be ready to transfer them in a few weeks.
Monday, April 20, 2009
1. Draw everyday for one month
2. Write Temporal Millionaire Issue #3
3. Finish the baby gift for my sister
4. Make 5 hip skirts for the summer
5. Send work to Renegade Handmade in Chicago
6. Make photo books of Eli
7. Apply to four art exhibitions (plush you!, wall graphics, womenmade gallery, mortal plush, )
8. Finish little bear project for shop
9. Finish Hoodies for shop
10. Update the TKP site
11. Update this site with new graphics
That's it for now. Eleven is my favorite number so that seems like a good place to stop. What about you? Have you reassessed your situation lately? I am more appreciative for this time after looking at what happiness it has brought my way.
Happy Monday to you.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
I heard about moss gardens somewhere and had it on my list of things to do with my little guy. I did a little looking on the internet and found this post by Ciao Birdie helpful. Like everything these days I wanted to do this project on the cheap and I did! I took my little helper to the thrift shop to see if we could find suitable containers and we did. We each picked our favorite container ($2 for both). The only other thing we need was something to keep the dirt from going through to the rock. Ciao birdie suggested horticultural charcoal, but fearing that something that sounded fancy might be expensive, I bought a small bag of sphagnum moss ($3.50). We found the rest of the needed supplies in our yard. I took a few containers and we started our collection. One bowl of pebbles, one of dirt, and then one of assorted moss. I was amazed at how many different kinds of moss we found in our yard. I had never looked at it that closely before. I think we found six different kinds. We brought everthing to the table and got to work putting in all the layers. First pebbles, then sphagnum moss, dirt, and finally the moss. He really enjoyed making his garden and so did I. Here is my finished product. The bowl is about the size of my palm...it's super cute. Oh, and I went with bowls that did not have a top because I knew my little guy would want to "take care" of his moss. I gave him a mister to spray it whenever he wants. It evaporates at a rate that keeps it from getting too wet with all the misting. Just right! A good project for about $5.50.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I drew these little guys in my sketch book the other night. Today I drew a couple on 4" x 6" matte board and added some collage. The green guy didn't scan as well, maybe that's why he looks kind of bummed out.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This little Travel Kitty got all dressed up for Valentines day and the folks over at Etsy thought he was pretty cute. He's in a special poll called "Which lovey dovey makes you say awwwww?" Does he make you say awwww? If so, give him your vote...here's the link:
(voting ends 10am EST on Feb. 16th)