Thursday, December 18, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Fall, my favorite season, is coming to an end. You can tell winter is approaching because things get quieter and quieter. I ran in the park in the morning, and I could feel the stillness starting to wrap around Brooklyn. I think this will be good for productivity, though. I spent a lot of energy this year running around and fussing about things that don't matter. Now it's time to get lost in some art. Here are some winter drawings to get you ready for the chill!
This new-ish flea market in Fort Green, my old stomping ground, is a neat place to go on a lazy Sunday afternoon! There is lots of neat stuff to draw inspiration from, and I always love shooting at fleas because still lives are everywhere. (for more flea market pics: http://stephaniecleaver.com/photography.html) I do find this flea just as overpriced as the one in Chelsea, though. In the midwest there are massive barns and warehouses full of great stuff, and the prices are always amazing; I once paid a few dollars each for old glass negatives. I think city fleas are more for browsing than buying, but nothing beats a good browse!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Some pretty fall colors! I think this palette page from my sketchbook was used in a drawing of a squirrel.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
The month of June turned out to be a busy one, so I haven't posted in a while. Check out three fabulous new links under "fun stuff"and buy yourself a crazy stuffed hedgehog and get ready for July!
recommended July bar: "jackie's 5th amendment" in Park Slope: fun of ALL ages!
recommended reading for July: " Sick" by Johnathan Cohn
recommended cookie for July: Lemon Anise refrigerator cookies (shh, dough snuck from the fridge at midnight tastes better than the baked cookies!)
recommended artist for July: Calif Brown: summery, whimsical illustrations that'll get you in the July mood!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Clyde the spring cat has a snazzy bow tie that gives him a distinguished air. He enjoys watching his pinwheel zip around in the spring breeze!
May Flowers: I think these would make nice brooches or appliques to pillows or bags.
May Flowers Moleskin cover: My planner was looking a little funky, so I made this nifty cover for it! I modified checkbook cover directions from a sewing book, and using felt eliminated the need for fancy techniques.
Poppyseed bread: Came out alright, the whole loaf looks more like a poppyseed burrito than anything else, but it tastes good, and that's all that matters!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I think I'm approaching mastery of needle felting! I took a long walk to Cobble Hill (see below post) to visit the Brooklyn General store, which has some beautiful colors of wool and very helpful staff. So I stocked up and got to feltin'!
Bertrum Bear: inspired by Jenn Docherty's beautiful creations, I decided to see if I could tackle a more complicated form with clothing. Thus, Bertrum the pea-green bear was born! I'm quite pleased with his springy colors and smart vest.
Bunny with Warren: I used a small piece of wood to build this warren. First I covered it in fabric, then attached a base of stuffing wool using fabric glue. I used this base to needle felt the green moss that makes this bun-bun's home. Then I used the fabric from the base, more felt and pins to make flower bunches. Then I decided the bunny looked a bit lonely, so I invited over the hedgehog for a party!