Thursday, April 29, 2010

Virtual Shoe Museum

I've never considered myself a shoe gal,
but then again, no one ever offered me a pair that looked like any of these.

Liza Snook, is the creator of the
Virtual Shoe Museum.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Huddleston Coat of Arms

I was flipping through some old pictures and I came across this
Coat of Arms my hubbie,
Dave the Famous artist did.
I love it.
It speaks to everything we are about: our faith, family, life group and the arts.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Why am I an artist?

Name this shape.
Name this shape.

Now, name this shape.

While teaching a second grade art class, I informed the students that a hexagon has 5 sides.
I was corrected and told," No, it has 6 sides" by one of the kids.

I then attempted to faked my inept answer by saying,

"Correct. Just like a STOP sign."

And to think I graduated with Highest Honors from the University of California at Davis!

What can I say.....I was a Design major.
What a dork!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Notes on Peru:

Here's Joanne and I in Aguas Calientes, Peru.
Joanne's the blond, I'm the brunette.

Just kidding, we were actually in Trujillo.

(cool photos from Style Copy Cat)

Notes on Peru:

Flickr photo by: Hugo!

The colors and textures of the Peruvian culture were wonderful. While there, we were able to see the Danza de las tijeras also known as the scissor dance. I couldn't help but think how it looked like the forerunner to "krumping".

Flickr photo by: Hugo!
The dance is done with elaborate costumes and Keds tennis shoes!
The dancers do elaborate steps in unison, as well as facing off with extreme freestyle dancing showcaseing impressive moves all the while cutting the air with scissor in both hands.

Puts a whole new spin on Running with Scissors.
I am grateful for finding these great photos. The dance is so fast mine were just a blur.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Felt flowers

Felt is no longer for under 6 and over 60.

Good bye tissue box cover and Christmas ornament.
Hello wedding bouquet!

Above bouquets were created by
Johanna Stapleton, Miss_Violonjello

Bouquets below were created by

I'm coming home soon! Can't wait to blog about Peru!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Recycled Plastic Bottles

I'm not sure what is more stunning, Rod Pujante's flower art or James Addison's photography.

Either way it makes me want to dig through my trash!

Artist, Laura Astor creates these gossamer brooches.
You can read an interview with her at GreenMuze

The City Cradle gives a pretty good "how to" of this whimsical wall wreath.

And what can I say about Anthropologie other than I want to own one of everything!

This bouquet created by Jan has instructions on how to make a flower bouquet at How Can I Recycle This .

From everything I've read it's as simple as clear plastic bottles,

photo credit


or spray paint like Krylons fusion for plastic.

Cut, paint and cluster.
Easy Peasy

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Artist: Dave Huddleston

Still in Peru and I am hoping that I am not seeing anything that looks remotely like this painting.
More of hubbie, Dave the Famous Artist's work here.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Carding, dying, spinning. Oh my!

Holy Calamity!

Are you kidding me?

Flickr photo by: Elvis Pepin

If you were peering at me through my computer screen, this is exactly how I looked when I clicked into Calamity Kim's the other day.

Then I clicked over to here



She is busy dying and spinning fibers lately and now I want to try it.

I WANT yarn that looks like this.

I don't know what I would do with it yet.

It just seems that seeing it, smelling it and touching it could be enough.

Is that so wrong?

By the time you read this....

I'm hoping to be up close and bonding with one of these in Peru!!!

Flickr photo By: Janruss

Yes, I am off to Peru to meet up with women involved with Project New Hope International and we will be talking about FIBER!!!

To be continued.....