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Bon Weekend!

Ooops, it’s Friday again. It’s been an incredibly hectic week and I have a few posts saved in draft mode but I want to share them so I think I’ll just post photos and quick links here…

Soap Henge via Recyclart.

Urban Knitting via fubiz.

Jennifer Maestre’s Prickly Pencil Creatures via Beautiful Decay.

Recycled Volkswagen Micro Bus Pool Table via The Alternative Consumer.

And lastly, How To Describe Your Furniture On Craigslist via Lunch Breath.

Have a great weekend!

Rad Tea Party

I want to have a Tea Party using Eileen Braun‘s delightfully whimsical tea pots.

Eileen Braun

From Eileen’s homepage:

My ceramics work is based on wheel thrown and then altered forms which take a playful biomorphic turn to animate themselves. Many have developed a haughty attitude and yet beckon you to touch them.

But wait, she makes more than just teapots! Fantastical bowls, vases, jars, salt & pepper shakes, etc. Too many to link to so please just go have a look.

Originally witnessed at The Mud Bucket.

Bon Weekend – A bouquet fit for a giant.

I had another post written up but decided to go with this burst of color for today. Vintage brooch bouquets have become increasingly popular with brides these days. I just happened to be searching through the favorite photos of various photographers on Flickr last night and I stumbled upon photos of the Flower Tree in Place Antonin Poncet. It is the work of Korean artist Choi Jeong-Hwa, and was installed during the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyon, in 2003. The sculpture is made of stainless steel and painter with a polyester resin, measures 6 meters with a total of 85 flowers of polyester resin. There is another tree in Shanghai. It was his in concept, but it was not built or designed by him.

From what I can gather, it then traveled for a couple of years before taking permanent residence back in Lyon.

The Flower Tree by Choi Jeong-Hwa

The Flower Tree by Choi Jeong-Hwa
{ Both photos taken by Flickr user Simon Downham. Click on images to view larger. }

Oh, and I was very excited to finally got to see photos of my friend Suzanne’s DIY brooch bouquet yesterday.

Connect the dots.

When I first looked at the larger image below, I thought it was a new take on pointillism. In a way, it is. Ohio artist Christian Faur creates these pictures using crayons. He starts by scanning a photograph and then pixelates the image. The crayons are then placed in a grid before they’re placed into a wooden frame. Personally, I think they’re very well done!

{ All images by Cater News Agency }

Continue reading about Christian’s work at the Daily Mail. >>

Holidays on Ice

At least when the fountain is filled! I ran across this image on Pinterest and it took my breath away! Suzonne Stirling is a crafty as all get out blogger { That beaded wreath took 80 hours to make. } and is an absintheur? I’m totally smitten.

{ Click on image to see larger version at Urban Comfort }

*Has added Urban Comfort to my Google Reader.*

Lost & Fawned Giveaway: Print of your choice from Elsita

Lindsey, of Lost & Fawned, is featuring some great Holiday Shopping lists from various bloggers this month. I created a list for her that will post this week. In that list was one of Elsita’s papercut prints. Personally, I could have a room filled with her work. Earlier this year I shared one of my favorite pieces and also featured one of her stunning creations in an Etsy Treasury in October.

Lindsey became so smitten with Elsita’s work that she purchased a papercut print to go in her and Jared’s new home, which they’ll close on next month. I got an excited email from her last night that Elsita has offered to sponsor a giveaway at Lost & Fawned! So…please head over to the post before Sunday, December 12th at 9:oo PM EST and tell them which is your favorite 8.5 x 11 print. A winner will be chosen at random and will be announced the following day.

Good luck to everyone and please pass this on!

A grand SALE for the strange and unusual in your lives.

Lovely Hoodoo has just the right holiday gift for that lovely weirdo in your life… you know, that cuddly black sheep that’s always a little tough to shop for….

These handmade whimsical skully dolls and teeth jewelry in vintage settings are priced right for the season of giving. Don’t let those little teeth worry you, they’re actually vintage composite models picked up in Europe some years back. Will also ship and gift wrap.

{ Click image to enlarge }

Contact: Aileen Loy. You can see more pieces here.>>

Please keep your eye out for Aileen’s soon to be opening Etsy store, Lovely Hoodoo.

Happy Monday – Wearable Foods

I ran across the amazing designs of Korean artist Sung Yeon Ju at Tom & Lorenzo (aka Project Rungay) the other day. One of her dresses (Tomato #2) was used by H&M for an ad campaign. These are my two favorites…



Read and see more at Tom & Lorenzo! >>

Buy Handmade – Take the Pledge!

I’ve added this button to the right column. I took the pledge, as I am an independent crafter and love to buy from other indies/artists/boutiques, and those who recycle/upcycle goods.

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

Spread the love!


My very dearest Aileen will be showing her incredible art at Push Push Theater’s ‘El Fantasma: THE CIRCUS OF PARANORMAL PROPORTIONS!’ on Saturday. Hey, that’s tomorrow! If you’re in Atlanta, please stop by.

From their Facebook page…
‘From the fiendish minds at Bang! Arts Promotions comes El Fatasma! A paranormal circus event celebrating that backbone of Atlanta workshop theatre PushPush who for nearly 15 years have decimated the boundaries of contemporary theatre creating a place for Atlanta in the international arts scene and providing audiences with a one way ticket to new heights of theatrical experience. This one night only event will feature the musical stylings of Ghosts Project along with the high flying improvisational hi-jinx of Flight of Swallows. Spend an evening being tempted by the lucious cupcake treats of The Sugar Dolls as you are astounded by the talents of the renowned Imperial Opa Circus. Special guest appearance by Madame de la Mita, maven of the tarot cards. All to benefit PushPush as they launch their latest project Slow Down Atlanta, an adventure into the lives of five college roommates who grow up to run their own Paranormal Investigative team in order to buy those staples of adult living: pizza and beer. Run away and join the circus! Nov 20th. 7pm 121 New Street #4, Decatur $15-$25’

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