Monday, February 28, 2011


Oh my goodness do I love vintage aqua! I was going through my Flickr favourites and realized that there's a dirth of this hue in my collection. I figured I would share what's inspiring me of late.

I don't know about you, but I enjoy looking at other people's mosaics-it's a good way to discover other artists. It also lets you learn a bit about the person who posts it. You get a glimpse of what makes their world go 'round. 

See that pillow with the View Master reels on it? Well I had one of those toys, a red one when I was really little. My grandparents bought it for me and they would travel all over the US, a good part of the time with me in tow and buy reels for it. They'd get them at touristy places like Disney Land, Carlsbad Caverns and such. It was cool seeing where they had been and having reels to remember our trips together. I also had cartoon reels from various Disney movies. I wish I still had it. I'd love to have this pillow because reminds me of these good memories.

There's a story behind why I like each thing in this mosaic, but I'll just let you enjoy it for yourselves.

*EDIT: I tracked down that fabulous fabric via Etsy and bought myself some. YAY! It's called Ruby Star Rising. If you have to have it too, you can find it here. The shopkeeper, Francis is super nice and I've never ordered fabric all the way from Japan. Fun! What ever did we artists do before the internet?!

Speaking of eyecandy, over the weekend, I was busy in the studio working on zines of all sizes. We got some sneaux here on Saturday (highly unusual) and so it seemed prudent to just hole up and get creative. My mini zines have been flying out of my Etsy shop. Thank you! I am just finishing up some copies of Manual Dexterity Issue #2.

 I had a couple copies of issue #2 left over from the zine exchange which I posted for sale and they were snapped up, pretty much instantly and then I never had the chance to restock. I've finally gotten around to it now. (It's pretty labour intensive, so I needed to wait till .I had time to work on assembling them.) This will be the last run of issue #2-there are only a half dozen copies and once they're gone, they're gone! If you'd like one for your very own, please visit the Tattered Edge Mercantile. I'm now beginning work on issue #3!


halo said...

I still have my Viewmaster-- also a red one! I even have the box it came in when I got it as a xmas gift many, many years ago. it was one of my very favourite things as a kid, and I looked after it really well, which is why it's still in great shape. I have Disney reels (photo and cartoon), The Flintstones, Barbie (the original 60s/70s Barbie-- so very retro-cool) and a bunch of travel reels, too. :)

greta ann said...

sigh. i too was a viewmaster kid! i loved loved loved that thing!

awesome about the zines! they rock! so i'm not surprised they are flying out of your shop. yay!


MB Shaw said...

Love that mosaic, have no idea how you made it though? Maybe a flickr thing.....
Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left over on Seth Apter's blog. That was very kind.

michelle allen said...

yummy collection. i love the colors together! can't wait to see what you do with the bicycle paper :)