Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 124 ~ The Heart

This heart is a recreation of a heart I made for a postcard and poster my partner and I designed for a good friend's theater production called fig. a: the heart

Card stock, stationary, vintage lace and a straw.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 122 ~ ONE

This is in honor of my darling boyfriend Thomas' birthday. Happy Birthday my LOVE!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Day 120 ~ Hunker Down

We are prepared! Ad a flashlight, a battery powered radio, a pile of batteries, many bottles of water, and a bathtub full of water. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 119 ~ Good Night Irene

Strangly Hurricane Irene's pattern looks like a heart shape. Here is my song to you, Irene.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 117 ~ 101000


Xerox paper, scissors, and an inkjet printer.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 116 ~ Hearts a Flutter

My hearts still shaking after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook New York City today. I know you must be thinking what I thought, earthquakes don't happen in New York City. Well, apparently they do.

Photographs of a shaking cloth heart. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Day 113 ~ Heart of Gold

Today I was inspired to start hand beading again. I pulled out all my beads, beading needles, threader, tiny scissors,  and hoop, and spread it all out. I mapped out the heart on a piece of fabric, placed it inside the hoop, and began to sew the beads onto the fabric. After 10 minutes, I'd only sewn on maybe 3 beads. I'd forgotten just how time consuming hand beading is. So in the interest of time, I decided to arrange the beads inside the heart instead, for today's heart. If I do actually finish the heart in time (which is not even possible unless by some divine miracle), I will post it later.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 102 ~ I HEART BOOKS!

...AND, I HEART this book in particular. It's my second time through and it's equally as compelling as the first. 

Junkie, by William Burroughs.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Day 99 ~ Love is everywhere

This busy week has caught up with me. I'm exhausted... going straight to bed. But before I do, I wanted to give you this heart doodle.

Ballpoint pen on paper. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Heart Day 98 ~ Cinched

We went to see the Alexander McQueen show, Savage Beauty, at the MET today. It was a whirlwind from start to finish. I thought if we got there when the museum opened there wouldn't be a line. HA. The show is closing on Sunday, so not only was there a line inside the museum for the exhibit itself, there was a line outside the museum just to get inside. Apparently the MET has never seen such a huge turn out for any show in its history so they were totally unprepared. At one point a rumor was spreading around the line, once we were inside, that they closed the front door of the museum and weren't letting anyone else in. We made it in by about 20 people! Anyway, after the many hours it took to finally get to see the exhibit it was worth every second spent in line. After I could hardly hold back the tears. I am just heart broken over the loss of McQueen. He was a genius by any standard.

I have a wonderful idea for a beautiful heart I want to make in honor of McQueen, but I ran out of time today, so whipped up a quick heart out of the bag my exhibition book came in, a page torn out of a magazine, and a couple pieces of scotch tape. Viola. I hope I will be able to make the tribute heart later this weekend.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 97 ~ Cut out Heart

I'm not sure what I made. It's 45 inches wide, could be a wall hanging, a sash, the trim of a skirt, a tank top. Not sure what to do with it yet, but it was fun to make!

Black fabric, bleach, scissors. 

Monday, August 1, 2011