Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hmmm, Good Morning!

well,

Afternoon..



I had a gloriously slow start this morning. Usually I wake up quiet early to see of my sister to school and my parents to work, but today I indulged in an hour more of sleep!

Here I sit with my Nutella Eggo in hand (Don't judge till you've tried it!) and my eggnog coffee, dreaming of the day I get to pull out my favorite vintage Christmas Ornaments.

Wisely, my mom marked a day on the calendar when I'm allowed to start "decking the halls"
but until then at least I'm allowed to make my Christmas Villae since technically it's an art project. :)


My beloved vintage treasure trove



Here is a taste of how my little village is coming along..



handmade paper Christmas trees will soon line the streets.

Silver tinsel garlands act as foliage filler.


Four houses so far, and more are to come!

Stay artsy!

Sarah B.


Friday, November 12, 2010

Raising a Village


Good Morning all you bloggers!
Although I 'm sick, I still feel festive for the on-coming holiday season!
Yesterday I decided to start making my own little "Christmas Village" bungalos out of card stock, snippets from wrapping paper, and an old Bible that had hopelessly fallen apart, binding, pages and all. I'm so happy with the turn out!




I've decided to highlight some of my favorite passages, like Joseph's dreams.




I thought this was a sweet quote.
Many more are to come, including a church, school, library and much more!
What sort of crafts are you all doing for the holiday season?
Stay artsy,
Sarah B.











Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ah, Hello,


This is my latest painting.


Awhile back I visited Portland, and as we drove through the Gorge looking at all the ancient trees and moss, I had this idea pop into my head. A woodland view full of splatters, trees and brush. In the center I put an all-white house as a contrast to the crazy nature consuming the landscape.

As you may have noticed, I'm doing a layer/splattering technique. It gives such a lovely effect.
However, taping, splattering, pealing then re-taping again takes patience.




I never will be one of those artists with a clean studio, but, I'm not really worried about it!


"A messy desk is the sign of a creative mind."


At least, that's how I think it goes..








Fashion Shoot #2
Autumn, Blazers and Stripes



I threw this together in a hurry to share my latest find!


I have always wanted a Boyfriend Blazer, and after months of searching, pricing, cringing then more searching, I found this little gem for $23!


Sure beats the identical one at Gap for $89!


ahh.. and its very cozy for Autumn.




Boyfriend Blazer:American Eagle......................................................$23.00


Shirt:Pacsun.................................................................$12.00


Jeans:Forever21...............................................$12.00


Brogues:Target.............................................$19.99


Necklace:LoveCulture............................$12.99

Show and Tell,
Videos

Yesterday, I was reading some of my favorite blogs, and I followed a "rabbit hole" of links
until I stumbled across this French band called Odland.

Everything they do has a completely original sound, since they use kid toys, old electronic instruments, piano, and even dog toys that squeak!

Here is a music video of their's that I want to Share.

Its so full of quaint adventure and old time charm! I must warn you, it's very long, but the music is so beautiful, I just like to have it playing while I paint or read.

Enjoy!

Défi. from Lorenzo Papace on Vimeo.

On this note, I will leave you until Monday,

Stay Artsy,

~Sarah B.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

We Take a Break From Our Regular Programming For..



..Halloween!

I hope you all had a spooktacular Halloween!
I had a small costume party at my house. I made portraits of my guests with food coloring, frosting and sugar cookies.

My sister, the jungle adventurer!
Complete with mustache, pith helmet and green jacket!




My friend the beatnik poet with
barrette, black turtleneck, glasses and a (fake) cigarette.

We also decorated with green spiderwebs, spiders, and ghosts made of cheese clothe and starch.



What did you all do for Halloween?


Stay artsy,


~Sarah B.