Thursday, September 29, 2011

Houses on hiatus, shows are go

Due to getting really busy with other stuff, I am (sadly) putting the Housing Project on hold for the time being. On one hand, I'm bummed to break the chain since I've been keeping up with it pretty well so far. On the other hand, I'm glad to be busy. Oh well. My thanks to all you folks who were following along every week!

As for what I've been busy with, the coming month is full of art faires/festivals/craft show-things. This Saturday October 1, I'll be at the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market Artisan Faire. The image above is a new mounted print I'll have available of one of my Horn Island pieces. 
Next week I'll be at LuvMud 2011 with the lovely Nikkila Carroll. The weekend after that, the Arts Pop Up festival. Also, possibly a couple more things happening in November, updates on that later.
In addition to the vendor events, I'm doing some work for a couple of gallery shows (also to be finished before November) among other various and sundry projects. Phew. Why does everything always end up coming at the same time? Certainly not complaining though!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Housing Project 255-257

Making a house everyday for a year.

 #255- Mother goose had a house. These are all based on nursery rhymes

 #256- Fly away home

"Ladybug! Ladybug!

Fly away home.
Your house is on fire
And your children all gone.
All except one,
And that's little Ann,
For she has crept under
The frying pan."

#257- Turtle dove house

"High in the pine tree,
The little turtledove
Made a little nursery
To please her little love.
"Coo," said the turtledove,
"Coo," said she;
In the long, shady branches
Of the dark pine tree."

I fell behind a bit this week and only have three *shame*, but I will catch up soon.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Housing Project 248-254

A house every day for a year
#248- Lovebird house. Based on this one from a couple of weeks ago. Available for purchase in my shop here!

#249- Houseboat. Wall plaque versions of these necklaces from my last giveaway. 
Buy it here
#250- Haunted house. 
Buy it here
#251- Tree house
Buy it here
#252- Bird house
Buy it here

I am going to take the position that I put enough effort into the first 5 that it excuses the total lack of it in the last 2.

#253- Lazy house


Sunday, September 04, 2011

Housing Project 241-247

#241- Jungle house
I happened upon this book at the library, Fantastic Architecture: Personal and Eccentric Visions, and have been taking inspiration from it this week. This first house is from a picture of Las Pozas, a surrealist palace built by a guy named Edward James. I want to go there.

#242- Gargoyle house

#243- Calamity tower house

#244- Fun house

#245- Temple house

#246- Sand house
Based on some amazing sand castles by Pieter Wiersma.

#247- Distribution house