Wednesday, October 24, 2007

handmade pledge - join on in!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

sneak peek - shhhh...

sneak peek - shhhh..., originally uploaded by sproutgirl74.

...the newest idea to come out from sprout studio creative mind mining. actually, it's not that new, we've wanted to do this for a while. these are the first testers. they are pretty rad - my art on skateboards is pretty thrilling. the mister has skated forever, so this is pretty natural progression/fusion. what we really want to do is scope out some wood shapers/makers that can carve/cut some "old school" more surf-y related shapes and screenprint on those ourselves - &/or find local peeps we can work with to transfer my illustrations onto boards... lots of ideas brewing around this one.

these will hopefully will be nailed down, and figured out so i can offer them up on the sprout studio site. there will be a new section titled "life & art" where these would fit in nicely.

on another note, i went with mati to the sf creative biz women's meeting at design within reach hosted by grace of design sponge infamy. it was very rad - loads of other lady peeps i knew were there: charlie (of typewright), annie (wexford girl), leslie (feisty elle), diana (one black bird), lisa c & rena (rare device), barbe (saints & sinners)....& about 100 others! it was amazing, & hot, & inspiring, & crowded, & super cool to see so many powered up women! grace was terrific. i feel a bit more charged up in general - it was a goooood meet up & i had fun with sweet mati! (thanks for going with me!)

tomorrow night, mati, shash, the mister & myself will be headed to the rare device store opening - excited to see the digs & excited to see kelly lynn jones art. i've long admired her work & am really happy to be able to see it in person. yay!

hope all of you are doing well.
happy autumn vibes to us all. :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

blank space gallery - lisa solomon's opening

after a particularly tough day in the studio (still hammering out new sprout studio website details) we headed out last saturday night to lisa solomon's curated show at blank space gallery in oakland. it was a small space, but just right. lisa's work was fun to see in person & i enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere that was generated from the 'drawing a day' aesthetic of pieces. i didn't get a chance to say hi to lisa, she had lots of peeps buzzing around her, but it was enjoyable to be out in oakland, which for some reason, we just don't get over & out to enough.

check it out if you get the chance!

Friday, October 19, 2007

coupla too many glasses of vino... a headache plus a little heartache, plus this movie, broken english = an overly resonating movie that sits a little too real. like oskar schell would say in 'extremely loud and incredibly close' my boots got really heavy.

but it's a good flick, and who canNOT love parker posey?

i can't remember who recommended it, but thanks.

Monday, October 15, 2007

hello there.

well, i've been flickr-ing, but not too much blogging. if you want to see some old family photos and pics from virginia, go there! just a peek out to tell you where sprout studio will be in the coming weeks & to say a mild hi. i feel a little blue lately. really fun ladies came by to say hi at the capsule show & i was just too blah to even have a remotely interesting conversation with them. sigh. do you ever feel like you are just not that funny or not that interesting? that's how i feel lately.

anyways, that's a cheerful post huh?

sprout studio's upcoming schedule:

-SF MAFIA MADE trunk show, golden gate park hall of flowers @ 9th & irving, 12-5pm, sunday, october 21st.

-three fish holiday market, dogpatch SF, 2415 3rd st #243, 12-5pm, saturday, november 17th.

-FELT CLUB, l.a., 11-6pm, sunday november 18th.

-possibly, FERIA URBANA, oakland museum, saturday, december 8th.

-MISSION INDIE MART, sf, @ 12 galaxies, 12-5pm, sunday december 9th.

come out & see me if you are in the area or around (perhaps i'll feel like a more interesting person when you come by then!)

thanks for the good thoughts lately.