Posts Tagged ‘personal thoughts’
Anyone remember this post from May? I’ve actually made some progress – go me. It’s by no means done (lots of clean-up work), BUT it is mounted and it’s that much closer to actually being hung on one of our walls. Since we’re coming to the tail end of our new arrivals I’m hoping to devote a ton more time to it, get started on a new one, and churn out some more Pour Porter label things. So ready to do this
Angela selected some pretty awesome things for her temporary shop, and I fell hard for the Peter Shire splatter mugs. Image below is one I took of it yesterday fresh out of its packaging! I love me a good mug.
Peter Shire is an Echo Park California based artist who was associated with the Memphis Group in the 1980s and whose work runs the gamut from sculpture to furniture. He’s also well known for his ceramic sculptures and vessels. I did a little poking around on the internetz to find out more, and enjoyed this short film on Shire by Eric Minh Swenson. Enjoy!
Ok, I’m putting this up here for several reasons:
1. I’m getting tired of just making shop update posts
2. I promised some time ago to try and liven things up here with more personal anecdotes
3. I need to finish the clean-up on my weaving, cut it off the loom, and get it hung!
I started this wall hanging last year (I think it was in the fall) because I wanted to mimic a vintage hanging. Kind of a challenge finding the right yarns that weren’t too pricey and attempting to match the pattern but acknowledging this would be in no way a perfect copy. I’m pretty happy with it, and more than ready to start up on the next piece.
Anyway, this post is mostly supposed to serve as motivation to finally complete the darn thing! I’ll post after photos – I promise
I took a week off from the ol’ day job over the holidays, and, um, guys -IT WAS AWESOME. I always look forward to the end of year because I finally get a break and an opportunity to get caught up on stuff. Anyone else do this, too?
Beer and nachos were consumed, loads of tea and coffee was imbibed, new hats were crocheted, my massive 2011 weaving project was (mostly) completed, vintage books were acquired, two books were devoured on the kindle, cookies were baked, prosecco was drunk, documentaries were watched, new things were added to the shop, delicious meals made by Brannan were devoured, the horse was ridden, and lots, and lots of R&R time was had.
And yes, I documented a bunch of this on the blog’s instagram account. Can’t help it. (Anabela (aka Fieldguided) clued me into the PicFrame app that let’s you collage a bunch of photos together, like I’ve done here.) Happy 2012 everyone!