Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mt. Manacle

















I stitched this last fall when I was on my back with two herniated discs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Shooting Star






















'"It's the END of the WORLD!" declares Professor Phostle, as an enormous star hurtles towards the earth. But he is disappointed - the star brushes past, leaving only a vast meteorite which falls in the Arctic waters." - Tintinologist

My sister Hester brought this stunning piece back from a trip to Malaysia for me about four years ago. I've read all of the Tintin books over and over again, and I've always found this one by far the strangest. The title was translated to English as "The Shooting Star."

Monday, November 24, 2008

Kalle Tannberg

My friend Pia's uncle made these awesome geometric nail and thread pieces. I really like the color gradients and the patterns that they create.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Suburbia























I made this piece for my final project in a Fine Arts Textile class that I took my junior year.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Windmills of Your Mind

I found this pastoral Dutch landscape at a Goodwill in Lawrenceville, Georgia. I love the foreshortening on the tulips and the variety in the stitchwork.


The Windmills of Your Mind - by Dorothy Ashby

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ginger Anyhow


My friend Sarah sent me a link to this set of embroidered text messages by Ginger Anyhow. All of Ginger's projects are quirky and cute. There are so many things that I admire about these threaded texts. I enjoy all of the details and love how you can follow along with the narrative of the relationship. I also like that many of her projects focus on how people relate to each other in the modern world. http://gingeranyhow.com/textmessages.html

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Ruby Sun

I made this three summers ago.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Megan Whitmarsh






















I have been following Megan Whitmarsh's work for a few years now. I first stumbled upon her magical world of elves, crystals, boomboxes, and yetis while I was still at school. I have always admired her use of bright colors. Embrace the neon!
http://meganwhitmarsh.com

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Crossed Swords














Found in a basement in Jeffersonville, Vermont.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Golden Moustache of Oliver Queen










I just finished this 'stashe for an upcoming show called the Golden Age of Comics and Cartoons at Eyedrum on December, 6th. This period lasted from roughly the 30's-40's. During this time, many heroes such as Superman, Batman & Robin, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash, and the Green Lantern were all created. Many of the other heroes from this time fell by the wayside at the end of the Golden Age. One who did survive is the Green Arrow. He was created in 1941, and his secret identity is Oliver "Ollie" Queen. Much like Batman, Ollie's a billionaire and is summoned by an arrowsignal. He also has an arrowcar for a ride and an arrowcave for a lair. Since he dons a Robin Hood style garb, his suit hasn't altered much over the years. The one thing that has is his facial hair. The dispute continues today.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jared Brown


Jared Brown lives and works in Athens, GA and makes stunning embroidered portraits of the heroes of his youth. Spock, David Bowie, Voltron, and Cyclops all make appearances in his threads. Male embroiders are so rare, so I really appreciate and identify with his work.


Friday, November 7, 2008

Tiger Triforce
















































Last night I finished the triforce. They are "Knowledge", "Courage", and "Power," descending. They will be up for sale at the MOCA GA Pin Up Show on November, 20th.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

H is for Herbivore


I was given this adorable sprig of broccoli as a gift from my friends Brian and Adrienne. They are both vegans and make subtle hints.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Burger & Fries






















Found at a Goodwill in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Retro Rockets

"Tense, excited men gazed spaceward from the ships and planes of the South Atlantic task force. Other watchers waited breathlessly in the control room of the ship Recoverer. Among these was Tom Swift Jr.
"How close to Earth is our Jupiter probe missile?" Bud Barclay asked Tom excitedly."

I found this book on a sidewalk in Providence a few years back. I always found the best things walking to and from school. Swift reminds me of the Hardy Boys is many ways; although, I don't remember Frank and Joe ever contending with Jupiter probe missiles or retro-rockets.