Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Xiong Mao Bao Bao by Mall





Yoka from Mall on Vimeo.

I haven't updated in a long long time... and while this isn't the only amazing thing I've seen and knew I had to post... it's the first to get my fingers back to typing and taking the time to save on my blog. MayAnn Licudine, aka Mall, is an incredible artist from the Philippines whose work I first saw on the Gallery Nucleus website last year. I've been following her blog and work ever since... and she continues to bring me goosebumps of awe and wonder. Such lovely, bright, fun, happy colors and subjects all worthy of their own story-books.

How amazing is the above video she created too??? wow! She is a girl of multi-talents... check out Mall's Flickr to be inspired. :)



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

TED + Tim Brown + Creativity & Play

letter P chocolate letter L A y11

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/tim_brown_on_creativity_and_play.html

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Process and Admiration



When it comes to painting skills, Mark Ryden has them beyond the average human. I've been a long time admirer of this talented artist's abilities and unique perspectives on visual story-telling. He's been copied many many times so if you feel you've seen this subject matter and style before... it's true. I guess copying is the sincerest form of flattery. I only wish less people would accept it as being okay.

Mark had an opening in NYC this weekend that several artist friends were able to attend in-person. I'm rather envious, but hoping when I travel there in 2 weeks I can view the work for myself. yay! NYC, stop flaunting all your wares... I'm ready for you already!

My personal souvenir of Mr. Ryden can be found here: Yearbook Drawing by Mark Ryden

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Heart First Aid Kit


Oh Blogger why do you insist on cutting off every video width despite how small I make it???

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Snifty® Cameo - My Work Gets Its "15 Minutes"

*UPDATED IMAGE from "Parks and Recreation" sitcom... Schweet!

(Click text above for link to "Kimora: Back to School Shopping" video clip.)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The Secret of Kells

It's not often I'm tempted by a movie trailer to spend a handful of cash to sit in a crowded room with usually too loud speakers blaring... but for this I might just make an exception. Looks pretty amazing. Love when art and films collide.

☞ UPDATE: I saw, I loved and I recommend! ♥

Sunday, March 14, 2010

** Spotlight Artist: Gizem **





Found through TokyoBunnie's blog, Turkish artist Gizem is a gem of a find! Love her colors and quirky scenarios filled with layered details of fun chaos.

Learn and see more from numerous sources about this artist:



♥ The High Road


Broken Bells "The High Road"

Great album, incredible song... I could listen to this on repeat all day... maybe just might.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Darn (därn).





I didn't win getting one of my designs put onto socks, 10 free pairs of socks or cash, but I had fun playing sock designer for a day. Congratulations to the winners!

Hide and Go Sleep

Baxter

I couldn't resist posting this 'cat nap'. Other bloggers have their children to post and well... I have my cats... thank you for understanding. Have a wonderful day and may you enjoy many cat naps and pleasant daydreams.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bee Mine!

© Christina Conway 2007

Happy Love Day
365 days a year!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Smell the Love

Since I'm posting so close to Vday, thought I'd throw out these smellicious designs I created for my client, Snifty® - "Nifty Scented Pens".

"Love" the Write Way... ha ha.
Now go out and buy them for all your loved ones so I can continue to work with such a fun product. :D

Friday, February 12, 2010

Sometimes Love Takes Time


My contribution to LOVE this year.
It's not always pretty, it's fun though and eventually you get it right.
Happy Love Day All Year Long to Everyone!

Designed to Love



"LOVE"ly font by designer Thomas Fuchs. He's been drawing hearts every day (weekends excluded) for many many days now, showing hearts are not just for Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Encore!

Passion Pit-Sleepyhead from ssarenofun1 on Vimeo.

I posted this before, or maybe only on Facebook... LOVE this song by Passion Pit, "Sleepyhead". Before today I had only seen the one thumpin' video and now I discovered the awesome one above... These guys have more fun than you can shake a stick at.

Surprises


A place to keep favorite items that I wouldn't mind showing up at my front door. This is not a hint, just an on-going list so I can remember my favorite finds. If you choose to use as shopping suggestions for future birthdays (Feb. 23) or special occasions (Jan - Dec) I certainly can't stop you. :)


Every issue and a subscription would make my century!


*Henry's sells large size too! UPDATE: I found at Costco, 'ells ya!


UPDATE: A brilliant boy and awesome crocheter
gave me this book for my birthday, it's even more wonderful than
I could have imagined! Thank you, JK. You made my day (and evening too, yay! Donuts!).












[Buttloads of books I've come across
and now suddenly can't find...
to be updated soon... hopefully.]

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What A Difference A Day Makes or "Black Is The New Happy!"

Last Saturday I was pouty (not really, but for dramatic effects I worked the look) and red/dk blonde; This Saturday I'm peppy and dark dark brown (okay, black, but who's really analyzing). Just catching everyone up. :)

Kitchen Antics

Homunculus from HUMBLE TV on Vimeo.

I think this may be happening at night in my own kitchen. I knew some "good" would happen by leaving everything to nature.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Haiti Earthquake 1/12/10



I researched a little and found Direct Relief International to be honorable and use donations efficiently. The heavily posted codes for texting donations from cell phones may have delayed availability for charities (90 days) due to billing processing procedures. Article HERE.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Night with Kipper

Monday night I stayed at a friend/client's home and not only is it a lovely place but the visit included my own personal bed buddy, Kipper. I'm pretty smitten.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dare Mighty Things

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt

Friday, January 1, 2010

To Remember...


Thank you, Natalie at Dearest Pan, thank you! (I hope it's okay I reposted, it was just too important not to.)

To A New Year!