Sunday, December 21, 2008

We're off to Arkansas...

Dear Friends and Family,
Best Wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Peaceful Holiday!

See you back here sometime next week! xo

Friday, December 19, 2008

Columbia Antique Mall

I don't usually mention too many places around these parts...never really too impressed. But today I visited Columbia Antique Mall on the corner of Blossom and Huger streets and was blown away by all the antique treasures! There are two old filthy warehouses full of expensive things...the dirtier the costlier it seemed. I managed to finagle a few items which hopefully will appear in some artwork shortly. I've been preoccupied with setting up my new studio digs. I could not have picked a worse time to you may have noticed, I've missed out on selling much for the holidays...woe is me! Hoping to be more productive in the new year, in my new space, with a lower overhead! xoxo
Columbia Antique Mall-South Carolina

My favorite kind of shopping experience!

Be still my heart! She has the most beautiful blue
bow in her hair too! There is also a matching girl with a little
flapper hairdo that was too blurry to post.

Pretty white wood tramp art box mixed in with all sorts
of dirty treasures!

I've always wanted a great set of gams!

Tiny wood and metal sink-did this really work at one time?
The plug seems to suggest a yes!?

I wanted this so badly, it hurt! Maybe if its still there
in the new year! Those are chenille flowers-tag read
"mourning box"

Incredible blue chandelier I cannot afford.

Handmade Tabby Church

Interior of Church

On the way out of the parking lot I noticed this
perched in the bushes.
So lovely!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

my dream gift...

Oh, how I wish I could buy a pair for me and you and everyone-especially for a certain gal who was quite the roller-skating champion back in the day and probably rocked a similar pair in junior I right?? Actually hers were probably fancier...and speed skate equipped!
Limited Edition Colorblock Roller-Skates
from Fred Flare

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Keeping warm...

Its been a balmy 70 degrees here in South Carolina, which I understand is quite different from what many of you are experiencing! In the hopes of wishing everyone warmer days (or at least electricity-I do love a snowy holiday!) here are some cozy items I've gathered for you...xo
Cashmere legwarmers
by Adventures of Jessica Rose


The Gatsby Scarf in Yellow
by Brown Sparrows Nest

Homespun Throw

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jason Hackenwerth

Jason Michael Hackenwerth is an amazing artist I was fortunate to have known while we were painting graduate students at Savannah College of Art and Design. Since graduating in 2003, he has exhibited his truly original and astounding balloon sculptures worldwide. The last thing I remembered about him was his incredible encaustic work (which inspired an entire class and which he generously and probably regrettably traded a few with me) and his famous balloon sculptures that were a hit at all the parties. Who knew what he had up his sleeve!? Jason received a Scope Roving Artist Grant for Public Art which he premiered at the 2005 Venice Biennale in Venice Italy- see here. I'm just so proud to know him as he is a creative genius but also a fantastically fun and vibrant person-as his sculptures would suggest! Visit Jason's website to view him in action!
Liminal Space, 2007
Installation view of Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery

The artist as Megamite.
Photo from article about Jason.

Friday, December 12, 2008

S.HOPtalk Interview

Goodness, gracious! Suzanne Hopkins of the amazing blog, S.HOPtalk interviewed me for today's article: My Place or Yours and I am beside myself with gratitude for the kind article she created! I was invited to share some of my favorite haunts in Savannah. Hopefully, you will be able to check them out on your next visit! Thank you, once again, Suzanne for your generous support!! xoxo


Thank you to Uncle Beefy for introducing me to Sia. Why haven't I heard of her before...she is amazing! She has some seriously incredible pipes and I adore her creativity. Here's here recent performance from Late Night with David Letterman...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Doe-San Francisco

It had been awhile since I checked Doe's website and I wasn't prepared for all the gloriousness that ensued! I didn't realize just how extensive their clothing and accessories offerings were-and most from independent designers! I thought they mainly carried creative housewares and papergoods-but I was seriously and thankfully mistaken! xo
Doe's online exclusive Atelier Bath and Body line.

Misha Lulu

I found out about the incredible kids clothing line, Misha Lulu this morning thanks to Abby Hyslop's blog, Lovey Dovey. Visit the Misha Lulu website and blog for all the fun!

images via Misha Lulu

New Wreaths!

Amid the chaos that is me buried underneath years of collected junk and supplies whilst unpacking my studio...I stopped for a moment and made myself feel much better by finishing two new wreaths! I hope you like them! xo

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Modish Gift Guide

Click on over to Modish to view a great collection of gift ideas curated by a selection of your favorite artists and craftsters....including yours truly! Wheee! A great Big Thank You to Jena for including me!! xoxo