Tuesday, December 21, 2010

a very white house Christmas

I was so very impressed to learn that Savannah College of Art and Design was responsible for the design and decoration of this year's official Blue Room White House Christmas tree. Working Class Studio interns under the direction of Jonathan Osborne and ShopSCAD's Amy Zurcher and Kyle Millsap were responsible for creating the concept and actual handmade ornaments that were used on the tree.  See Amy's full post about the experience on the shopSCAD blog

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holiday Fun with ShopSCAD

So...still working on getting caught up here! I was honored to be invited down to join in the festivities at shopSCAD's Pop-Up shop in downtown Atlanta around the first of December...here are some photos of the incredible displays they fashioned in only two days! Photos taken by the marvelous Adam Kuehl...
Welcome...please do come in and warm yourself by the vintage faux firelogs!

Display of SCAD's Working Class Studio wares!

A view to the salon style Fine Art gallery wall and my very favorite item- the Chandelier by Virginia Wynne- decorated by shopSCAD with greenery, yarn, and a mix of happy shades.

A view to the bath and jewelry area...and the ghosts of shoppers past.

Amy Zurcher, Joe Bush and myself...happy together again!

The cozy bedroom nook with handcarved trees by Martha Enzmann, pottery by Irene McCollam, and
handmade quilts by Jen Jenkins.

My little nook filled with yarn wreaths and nests

Now, thankfully Amy Z. took some photos of the ornaments and wreaths I made for the occasion... main material this year being the humble pipe-cleaner...
snowflakes and baubles

little nests atop vintage spools

little birdies on a wire

mini yarn wreath ornaments

these are really easy to make- just cut out a donut shape from a sturdy piece of chipboard as your base and wrap your yarn and/or pipecleaners round and round like a wreath.

a few of my 2010 wreaths- i was trying to go a bit more mod this year!
many of these are now available at shopSCAD Savannah!

P.S. Thank you shopSCAD for including me in POpUP! xox

Monday, December 13, 2010

Theater Clouds by Elly Mackay

Hello, Blog? It's me, Katie! Lately I've just been enjoying being in (well, actually working, painting, unpacking, settling in) our new home here in snowy Indianapolis. I hope to continue posting now...oh, dear! Where did the time go? These magical photographs of handmade papercut and illustrated dioramas by Elly Mackay have stolen my heart today and I hope you might enjoy them too. xo