Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This was so cute - a Wednesday Addams inspired collection by Rachel Antonoff.
Here is what it looked like in real life (if you can call fashion week real life...)
What a cool show this was! i love The Blonds, the whole thing was variation on the playboy bunny theme with as many sparkles, sequence and crystals as you can imagine. This specific piece was made from broken gold mirrors and was blindingly sparkly. Here is the original:
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
OK, now that it's been a few days since I parted with Aya's book, maybe I can look at these scans more objectively. First, a collaboration left by Claudia (I think). She pasted the arm in, I added the seed packet. The fact that it's an envelope doesn't really show well in the scan and I think I should have made some seeds tumbling out:
Leads to the page where the seeds germinate and sprout. I think I'm pretty happy with this page made from cut paper, wire, envelopes, and little pencil-drawn birds.
Oof. Then there's this owl. :( I really wanted to keep working with the black & white paper and I cut out this owl and also a second page that would have been a large deer with stuff going on between them, but when I assembled the owl I really didn't like it. At that point though, I was already against the deadline to ship the book. So I kept the owl and scrapped the deer. (the owl was better)
...I made a new deer page, and changed the banner on the owl to comment on my own struggles with ideas vs. reality.
And then bunny. He's half masked spirit, half briar rabbit. I think it needs some more work but I didn't want to ship the book any later. I'll send Aya a nicer version separately to make up for me testing out new things in her book. (#^_^#)
In my hurry, I didn't photograph the beginning of the collaboration for Andrea to complete, but I'm sure she'll show it when it's done.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ballookey's moleskine shipped to Mary today!
I like how this one turned out! Metallic gel pens on top of black fluid acrylic paint.
This was fun :) Inspired by my friend Jeremy, who has really cool paisley tattoos on his arm. He was going back to have them colored in, and asked me to help him pick the colors.
Gel pens and markers
Collab for Mary. I'm not sure what this is supposed to be. Abstract hills? I just kind of went with it... :)