i have a new etsy shop! introducing 041374

posted November 24th, 2014

i love these houses.
i opened a new etsy shop! i needed a place to offer the extra houses i made for jackie’s tiny house swap. they didn’t fit into my painted fish studio shop — they are too collage-y. my painted fish studio shop feels more design-y than collage-y. so, i opened 041374.

i created the shop in june… these days with school, it’s hard to finish what i start. i honestly can’t remember how i decided to name the shop after my birth date, but i think it works. i’m really happy with the logo/identity for the shop: i’ll try to post about it soon. in the meantime, have a look!

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posted November 21st, 2014

if your trunk looked like a penis, you'd disappear, too.
if your trunk looked like a penis, you’d disappear, too.

baby rug

posted November 19th, 2014

sigh.
i just can’t win: there’s always something wrong with my knitted projects. this time, it’s realizing i had been using the wrong pattern, as i started the last color stripe. this was supposed to be a baby blanket for my new nephew, but it’s more like a rug.

and how did i manage to mess this project up? i’m blaming purl for this one. i bought the kit, and the insert that came in the kit directed me to the super easy crib blanket in worsted twist page, so i did the pattern on that page. what i didn’t realize was i actually bought the super soft merino yarn kit, which meant i should have followed a link buried in a paragraph of text halfway down the page, to get to the pattern for the super easy crib blanket in super soft merino. goddammit, purl.

there was no way i was going to frog the whole damn thing and start over. sorry baby carl, you got a rug, instead of a blanket. you probably won’t be a big fan of pink, so i guess it’s ok (the pink was peach in the photo in the purl store. grrrrrrr).

i really should quit this knitting thing. but it’s the only time i watch tee-vee shows, and i’m still itching to work on a super blanket.

these guys…

posted November 17th, 2014

b & e in b & w
i’m having so much fun.
saint paul mn
november 9, 2014
impossible project b&w film for sx-70 black frame

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posted November 14th, 2014

prairie dawn is waiting for gordon to call. he said he'd call. that was 5 days ago. maybe he's really busy at work? or maybe he lost his phone? he's gonna call. but when? WHEN IS HE GOING TO FUCKING CALL?!!
prairie dawn is waiting for gordon to call. he said he’d call. that was 5 days ago. maybe he’s really busy at work? or maybe he lost his phone? he’s gonna call. but when? WHEN IS HE GOING TO FUCKING CALL?!!

rockets!

posted November 12th, 2014

aka smarties
leftovers from halloween
saint paul mn
november 9, 2014
impossible project 600 color frames

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posted November 7th, 2014

 they had a nice dinner. there was flirting & laughter. he leans in for a kiss, aaaand... sniiiffffiff... gordon detects the sour scent of garbage on prairie dawn, which totally kills the moment.
they had a nice dinner. there was flirting & laughter. he leans in for a kiss, aaaand… sniiiffffiff… gordon detects the sour scent of garbage on prairie dawn, which totally kills the moment.

mean pumpkins

posted November 5th, 2014

they're so evil
they’re still sitting on my stoop! they won’t leave! the mailman is terrified!
saint paul mn
november 3, 2014
impossible project b&w film for sx-70 black frame

3rd ave bridge

posted November 3rd, 2014


over the mississippi
minneapolis mn
november 2, 2014
impossible project b&w film for sx-70 black frame

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posted October 31st, 2014

it took a mob gathered on the street for sherlock hemlock to realize that everyone wants to keep their skeletons in the closet & that his sleuthing/snooping is not welcome.
it took a mob gathered on the street for sherlock hemlock to realize that everyone wants to keep their skeletons in the closet & that his sleuthing/snooping is not welcome.

#sesamestory

posted October 24th, 2014

it's a good thing that no one on the street has appendages they can blow off. happy 4th of july from #sesamestory!
it’s a good thing that no one on the street has appendages they can blow off. happy 4th of july from #sesamestory!

making

posted October 23rd, 2014

wirebound books for i like you
right around the time i decided that i was no longer interested in selling my work on commission in local shops, i did some deep cleaning in the boxes, drawers, and closet of my office. damn, i have a lot of paper. and most of it is cut down to a certain size, intended for a project i never followed through on. i hate throwing things away (i would recycle any paper i decide to purge), so finding the paper was the kick-in-the-butt i needed to make stuff. i contacted a local shop to see if they were interested in restocking any of my work, and i was surprised at the size of the list they sent me. since sales in my etsy shop have been really slow in recent months, i’ve decided that commission is probably the best way for my work to end up in new hands. so i’ve been squeezing in a little bit of making between work, school, and other life stuff.

onesies

posted October 21st, 2014

onesies
i’m an aunt to a nephew as of last wednesday! my niece stayed with me as he was making his arrival, and she helped me paint onesies with freezer paper stencils.

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posted October 17th, 2014

woah! that's definitely not a hookup i was expecting to see.
woah! that’s definitely not a hookup i was expecting to see.

#sesamestory

posted October 10th, 2014

it's ernie's 45th! everyone's had a few drinks & they're having fun. then gordon walks in & locks eyes with prairie dawn from across the room...
it’s ernie’s 45th! everyone’s had a few drinks & they’re having fun. then gordon walks in & locks eyes with prairie dawn from across the room…

skyride

posted October 10th, 2014

skyride
mn state fair
saint paul mn
august 27, 2014
impossible project 600 color frames

wheel

posted October 8th, 2014

ferris
mn state fair
saint paul mn
august 27, 2014
impossible project 600 color frames

little book of bookmaking

posted October 6th, 2014

charlotte rivers has a new book out, little book of bookmaking, and i’m in it! yay! charlotte’s last book, i heart stationary, also featured some of my punched work. what an honor to have been asked again!

little book of bookmaking

little book of bookmaking

speaking of punched work, over the weekend i punched a bunch of cards for the first time in months, and gave myself i giant blister in the palm of my hand. ouch. guess i lost that callus…

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posted October 3rd, 2014

this guy is so fucking tired of counting things.
this guy is so fucking tired of counting things.

beach

posted October 1st, 2014

can you hear the waves?
mission beach after sunset
san diego ca
august 8, 2014
impossible project color film for 600-type cameras