Thursday, January 28, 2010

a new month and groundhogs day is just around the corner! will there be sun?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Blog and porkflash!

Awkward and honored! I made it on Poppytalk's ballot for Favourite Handmade Artist's Blog——thanks sweet Jen for the nomination (ahh, is this nepotism and love)?!


Simple shapes lead to endless possibilities! We've been playing with this pegboard game from Playskool.

Which makes me think of these villages that I built while I was in Estonia number of years ago.

Friday, January 22, 2010

letraset portraits

On the first day of class, I have my students fill out index cards with pertinent course info, and on the reverse side they make typographic portraits using letraset——so that I can recall their names. I made these three, while they eased back in and acclimated themselves with type. Here are some great student examples from last year.

Monday, January 18, 2010

thaw???? naw!!

our first snow here was back in mid-october——it was a weighty surprise. and so much more to come. I still have to learn to celebrate the cold and white...

This sort of thing does help: St. Paul's Winter Carnival + Art Shanty Projects.
Lookie: romantic ice palace and this one!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

look at the teeth

a new semester begins!

my teaching schedule: intro to type, form and methods and foundation 2D.

and I'm taking a letterpress workshop here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

+ Estonian handknit sock debut
+ Sseriously! A light display in my neighborhood
+ the shrinking head tears up
+ my mom's lovely hands with my favorite fabric.

Go Latvia! scroll down for mitten galleries.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

history of france. pt. 1

and some more from the Philibert's Bright Ideas by Henri Avelot—1932.


I get really lost in this site

Saturday, January 9, 2010

shrinking lady

my beau and hazel have been busy.

Friday, January 8, 2010

oh la la

a good pair of nails and a better pair of socks.
(from my good pal Hal!)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

three good finds

u s e f u l and l o v e l y!

from Faulty Diction:
whack, what, which, etc
Pronounced hwac, hwat, hwich, etc.: not wac, wat, wich, etc.
The English are especially lax in the pronunciation of such words as these, almost uniformly dropping the initial h sound, while many Americans err by making the aspirate too sharply prominent.

Published by Funk & Wagnalls Company. 1909 – 1915.

I spotted and stalked this perfect club house in a fancy minneapolis neighborhood this fall. I could live here!
This is the first house I ever lived in——it was tiny! And get a load of these homemade stickers—YIKES—I made hundreds when I was six! Now that I've shared some of my graphic prowess, it's time to get rid of them.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

a new year

Wishing you all a happy happy happy 2010!