Looking for a sweet Easter treat that isn’t loaded with sugar? Try making adorable bunnies from plain white washcloths. These bunnies make neat basket stuffers for children, small surprises for the elderly, or place card holders for your sit-down holiday meal. This project is fun, easy and perfect for crafty Grandmas, working with children over 7 years of age.Read More
I collect objects that feel orphaned in some way; old dolls have become a special weakness. But what to do with them, once adopted? Discard those nasty cloth bodies, repurpose the doll’s head, and voila! You now have a punk-looking new home for a baby succulent plant.Read More
Nick Catania and I have been fast friends since we first met - in fifth grade. We've always shared a love of music and art; the first band I was ever in was with Nick on drums, and we were both marching band geeks. We grew up supporting each others' creative endeavors, and to this day enjoy the unique rapport that comes with knowing someone since childhood. So, when Nick, who is New York-based, told me work was bringing him to Oregon, and asked if I would like to drive down from Seattle for a visit, I said yes (of course).Read More
I had the privilege of photographing a ton of happy people for Oni Press (Scott Pilgrim) and Comics Alliance at their joint kickoff event for this year's Emerald City Comic Con. I teamed up with my buddy Ed Peterson for this shoot, and we had a blast doing it. As the night revved up it was easier for us to convince people to take to the air, supplying all concerned with great visuals. Thanks, everyone, and thanks for the mention, Comics Alliance!Read More
In this thoughtful article, Seattle painter Kate Vrijmoet addresses a growing dilemma. She joins a chorus of those who've dared to illuminate the darker underside of fundraisers/art auctions. Here, she outlines how artists' donations can actually put the loftier cause and the artists' own careers at cross-purposes. See what she offers as alternatives to this conflicting paradigm. The article is worth the read, as are the comments and responses.
Wouldn't it be swell if you could exhibit more of your cool stuff without pockmarking your walls with a Tommy gun's worth of holes just to figure out how to make it all fit?Read More
Our Swedish-style kitchen is still receiving final touches. This blustery Valentine's weekend was the perfect opportunity for staying inside and helping some unfinished kitchen window areas to really "sing"! I've long been a fan of blue glass and birds. Thanks to John's handy installation of curtain rods and glass shelves, my collections now catch the light - both from the inside and outside!
Mister Jimmy could hardly contain himself as the skiing competition heated up.Read More
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Greg Bensinger addressed Amazon’s practice of using so-called “bar raisers” to vet potential employees. Amazon believes the use of these uber-interviewers protects its corporate culture and ensures a workforce that will do well anywhere they are placed. How does it work?Read More