Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Found this in the Loop yesterday...
Run, Blago, Run!

Hee hee!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kids and other Stories...

A friend of mine asked me to make her a stencil portrait of her kids, Mila and Liam. It's been a few months since I've made one, so I'm happy to be back in the swing of things. I finished the stencil last night and hopefully I'll get to painting it tonight.
Mila and Liam

I have a lot on my plate this coming week. I have and audition on Saturday, so I'll be working on my monologue like a fiend tonight and tomorrow night. Cross your fingers and think happy thoughts on Saturday! Next week I start rehearsals for the deadline work shop with Chicago Dramatists. My theatre company, Babes With Blades, signed up for this work shop where six playwrights will be writing six plays with characters written specifically for the five of us actresses in the work shop. So, in ten weeks I'll have six characters written with me in mind and then we get to perform them in a couple of public readings. I'm so excited!!!

Speaking of my theatre company, our production of Macbeth opens April 27th. I've only seen the first act so far, but let me tell you, (and this is completely unbiased, I swear) it looks amazing and I'm so proud of the work everyone has put into it. If you're in the Chicago area you should definetly come check it out!

Yay! It's almost the weekend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

I've decided....

...when I grow up and have a house of my own I'd like it to be designed by the art director from The Royal Tennenbaum's, Carl Sprague.


Friday, April 10, 2009

99 WaysTo.......

I used to hate throwing old jeans away after they fell apart. What a waste. But then I bought 99 Ways to Cut, Sew & Deck out Your Denim and finally put it to use last night.

My first recycled jeans project:
Recycled jeans bag

It needs some embellishments, but I'm very happy with how it turned out.

:) <----Happy!

I've been thinking a lot lately about what to do to help livin' up the sales on my Etsy store and one idea I've been toying with is working with more recycled materials. Specifically, used t-shirts. I really like the idea of screen printing over old screen prints and bring new life to old garments. I just need a free minute to get to the thrift store! Ugh! I've come to both love and dispise being busy. What a curse and a blessing. Oh well, I digress....recycled shirts. Yes. Top priority on the To Do List...of 1001 Things to Do. ;)

Happy Friday kids!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I need...

...a vacation.
Like now.
The World's Largest Ship


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Badass Portraits and the Hotei Gallery

On Saturday I went to the Hotei Gallery (1445 W. Morse) to see their Erotica Exhibit where they put some of my crocheted penises on display. What can I say? They were a hit. :) My friend Melanie came with me and hot damn, did we have a blast! Aside from them having a variety of erotic art everywhere there were body painters, a henna artist, a burlesque dancer and belly dancers! Normally I don't bother getting Henna done because for some reason it doesn't like my skin, but this one did! Woo hoo!
And one of the belly dancers locked eyes with me and pulled me up to dance with her. I can't say that I knew what I was doing...because I didn't!
Belly dancing...

I came across the Hotei Gallery the other week and talked to one of the owners about putting up some of my stuff. He told me to bring stuff in and they would put them up. I'm been working on what pieces I'll be taking over. So far I'm pretty sure a couple of prints will make it, along with some fiber pieces. Such as.......

A friend of mine back in Detroit has this joke that it's impossible to look like a badass while drinking through a straw. I recently decided to turn his joke into art.

I made a list of historical and fictional badasses to embroider while drinking various things through straws. I recently finished Napoleon drinking a Big Gulp:

Unfortunatley, I don't have a picture of the final piece. Oh well. The only difference is the straw he's drinking out of now is green. :)

If anyone has any suggestions for badasses I'd love to hear them!
Next up, Pam Grier as Coffee. Hee hee!