Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Favorite Artist of the Week: Elloh

I'm in love with the whimsical prints and paintings by artist, Elloh. This Presidential Facial Hair Hall of Fame print set is hilarious. Check out more of her art about popular movies and tv characters on her Etsy site.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Favorite Artist of the Week: Christy Wooke

Christy Wooke's little wooden pins are so darn cute. They remind me of storybooks I read as a kid. I can't resist the rain boots. Check out her work on her Etsy shop.


This fall I did a massive project with my elementary art students. Jeff Mather, a resident artist from the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, spent a month in my class teaching my kids about sculpture. The students learned about perspective and made a design for a sculpture to go on our school grounds. Then Jeff and I collaboratively merged the drawings together to create one sculpture design. The art classes, parent volunteers, and I spent 6 days digging post holes, pouring concrete, sanding, painting, and drilling to create our permanent work of art. Once it was completed there was a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the event. The kids had a ball learning to use all the power tools and saw that when we all work together we really can accomplish something big!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Athens Magazine

My pillows are featured in Athens Magazine's "Handmade for the Holidays" article that came out in December. There is an interview with me and a photo of my pillow and another photo of me. Check it out before the end of the month

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Buy 2, Get 1 FREE!

Special Holiday Offer 12/11- 12/18 only...

Buy 2 pillows or 2 photos (or one pillow and one photo) and get a matted 5x7 photo FREE! This special offer is available on my Etsy site. When you check-out, just tell me which 5x7 photo you want for free.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Engagement Photos

I am looking forward to shooting Jason and Elizabeth's wedding 2 days after Christmas. Here are some of my faves from the engagement portrait session I did with them.

Hot New Pillows

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Favorite Artist of the Week: Monica Jones

Monica Jones has the most delightful rabbit cups and paintings. These pots with arms on them are so clever, too. Monica did the 283 Holiday Market with me today. She's a sweet lady!

Gift Idea- Digital Family Scrapbook

Last year for Christmas I took a lot of family photos that were well-worn, cracked, or discolored at restored them in Photoshop. I made a disc for each relative and created this cd cover using some of the photos I restored. It's a great way to share treasured memories with loved ones and also never worry about losing the only copy of those photos to fire, etc.

Fabric Christmas Ornaments

Nice idea for Christmas ornaments made with recyclables such as fabric scraps from The Red Thread

Black Apple Doll

Check out this great demo video of The Black Apple (#1 Seller on Etsy) showing Martha Stewart how to make one of her dolls.

Pinhole Camera

Download this awesome free pinhole camera template from Corbis.