Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Earth Kokeshi

Here she is, my "Earth Kokeshi" shirt design through Spicy Brown. First debut will be at San Diego Comic Con this Wednesday through Sunday (7/23 - 7/27) at the Spicy Brown booth #4832.

Blank Kokeshi

It took a little while to get these sweet Kokeshi dolls made, but they are finally ready. All are U.S. made from Hardwood Maple and Birch (sorry, not the traditional Japanese woods) with removable head. Minor sanding may be required to finish cut edges.

The original (D) is the same size the artists used for the Fall 2007 show, the previous model I sold had a slightly larger head. I have a limited quantity of every style due to the fact that these are individually created and not manufactured. Write me if you would like to purchase any, this is the "official shop" for now :)

Happy Creating!
Christina Conway
cconwaydesign @ yahoo.com (no spaces)

Sunday, July 20, 2008


I cannot tell you how excited I am about having my patterns on stationery! The above "collections" will be in stores this Fall, SUPA YAY!! International Arrivals makes beautiful quality office supplies and I'm proud to have my work part of their product line.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Pageant of the Masters 75 Years

©2006 The New York Times/Monica Almeida

©2006 The New York Times/Monica Almeida

click on image for article from www.welcometosocal.com for the history of Pageant of the Masters.

click on image for article from www.welcometosocal.com for the history of Pageant of the Masters.

All the above pieces have one thing in common... they all use live models to recreate famous works of art. I attended the Pageant of the Masters this last week and had been waiting years to see this incredible homage to fine arts and I was not disappointed. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take any photographs so I can only share images I found through the internet, but maybe this is better so as to tease you into seeing the real thing. It's amazing what is put together and the show is beautifully set at a permanent outdoor theater created solely for the event that happens only twice a year and always sells out early. I have a wonderful and generous art loving client that bought our tickets back in December to make our outing possible. There were six of us venturing to Laguna Beach (just about an hour south of Los Angeles) to see the show and despite having only two sets of binoculars (which are a MUST) we shared close-up views of paintings and sculptures that from where we sat looked just like the real thing. But to steal the up-close peeks you truly appreciate what you are seeing before you. Maybe this should be the 8th Wonder of the World?

PES Yumminess!

I have been meaning to post this video for a couple of weeks and I see everyone has caught on to its mastery of creativeness. It's posted just about everywhere now and for good reason, if you haven't caught the PES video fever, check them out here and DO NOT MISS "Western Spaghetti" my favorite of all their videos. Supa cleverness!