archive for the ‘fish’ category

yet another fish foto

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

feel sorta bad for the fish
i think this is the last one… for now…

and another found fish foto

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

whose dad is this?
where am i getting these?!

another found fish foto

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

it's so funny these fish photos ended up in my possession...
on the back: june 20, 1947 dad & his 18 1/2 lb halibut

found fish foto

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

i wonder who she is...
i think jen v sent this to me?

etsy : vivienne strauss

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

etsy : vivienne strauss : freshwater bouquet. original collage by vivienne strauss.
freshwater bouquet. original collage by vivienne strauss.

i love it.

photo credit: vivienne strauss

fish on nicollet mall

Friday, August 17th, 2012

i was at mccormick and schmick's and i am not proud of it
drinks with my boss
minneapolis, mn
august 14, 2012
expired polaroid 600 film

the august break 2012 + ‘roidweek 2012

too many fish

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

fish scarf
i cleaned out my closet over the weekend and found this silk scarf i painted in a surface fabric design class while in college. i still love the colors, but wow, that is too many fish.

sashiko!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

what should i do with it?
i finally finished the sashiko anna sent me last year!

snail mail…

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

fish collage made by jen
…from jen, and it made my day.

school of fish

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

when i created this stamp, i had no idea how much i'd love it and use it...
i didn’t feel like going to bed on sunday night, so i stayed up late stamping lots of tags with my fish stamp.

letterpress love : fish and the f word

Friday, April 1st, 2011

while in chicago, jackie and i stopped at a few stores and i perused the letterpress offerings. a theme became apparent:

crap
crap paper source

wtf
wtf tiselle
a few months ago, i had intended to put a post-it note on my computer screen that said “w.f.h. friday” (working from home friday). the next morning a co-worker emailed me to ask why my post-it said “w.t.f. friday” and why was i upset at friday?! oops. so this card is for her.

denver sole [sole mates]
denver sole [ sole mates ] nourshing notes

wtwjd
wtfwjd power & light press
what the f*ck would jen do?

happy fucking birthday
happy f*cking birthday paper source
i’ll gift this to someone that loves the f word as much as i do…

happy april, happy weekend!

fish

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

fish!
i’ve started a collection, thanks to:

mimi kirchner
psarokokalo
flora douville
strawberries and cream
adatine

letterpress love

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

sugarcube press
sugarcube press

heartfish press
heartfish press

dee & lala
dee&lala

frozen fish

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011


it is cold here.

from ayama

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

last week a big package arrived from a sweet friend in australia. inside:

good stuff from anna!
a handbag, made with koi fabric, made by friend and supervised by her mum (thanks, donnie!).

good stuff from anna!
a sashiko kit! yay! i cannot wait to curl up on the couch and get sewing. it’s got koi on it, too!

good stuff from anna!
ayama made this pouch, and embroidered the decorative elements… i have already filled this one up.

good stuff from anna!
there was lots and lots of inspiration in both magazine and book form (and chocolate form!). there were little notes and drawings from her daughter… and that little fish at the top of the photo? it’s a ring!

i’m sure you heard the brew-ha-ha over the astrological shift. for a while there, i went from an aries to a pisces, which would explain the whole fish thing… but now that the dust has settled i think i’m an aries again. can i be an honorary pisces?

thank you, ayama. xo

a fish

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

my fish

my fish
i spent thanksgiving with my best and oldest friend and her immediate family… they always welcome me with open arms and make me feel at home. within 20 minutes of my arrival last thursday there was an enormous gift in my arms and when i peeled away the paper and cardboard there was a big fish, made of maple, cut and finished by heather’s dad, who is so wonderful to me.

the fish design is one that i created when making eraser stamps, and heather printed it out and enlarged it times 500 (or more?) for her dad to work with. it’s so big (25 inches from nose to tip of tail), the fish is composed of two boards, seamlessly doweled and glued together…

i’m still not sure what i’m going to do with my new fish. it could be a cutting board, but i don’t think i want knives anywhere near it. i may finish it with some poly. or i could paint it, but i probably won’t do that.  i may try to figure out how to put it on a wall. for now, i’m going to let it be until i know exactly where it’s going.

thank you, jerry.

(you, too, heather!)

a fishy day

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

last thursday in manhattan:

fish @ pret a manger
first, when cindy and i were finishing our lunch, i noticed the orange-fish on her soda (pop!) can. she took the photo for me, since my little point-and-shoot just wouldn’t do the trick.

fish @ new york public library
then, and i am not kidding, as we were walking through the ny public library, i spotted a dictionary open to the page above. fish #2.

moma : paul klee : around the fish
after the library, cindy and i went to the moma, and i had to show her one of my favorite works, paul klee’s around the fish. she snapped a quick photo of it.

matisse : goldfish and palette
then we wandered into matisse : radical invention, where i fell in love with goldfish and palette. cameras weren’t allowed in the exhibit, so i bought myself a postcard.

sushi on 9th ave
lastly, i took myself out to sushi for dinner that night, and spied the fish on my chopstick wrapper just before the waiter whisked it away.

maybe it’s just me, but maybe the universe was trying to tell me something that day…

frank gehry’s standing glass fish

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

frank gehry's standing glass fish

frank gehry's standing glass fish

frank gehry's standing glass fish

frank gehry's standing glass fish

frank gehry’s standing glass fish at the walker art center is one of my favorite sculptures, and has been since i was a teen. a few weeks ago i rode my bike to the walker’s sculpture garden and reaffirmed my love.

fish journals!

Monday, July 19th, 2010

done!
the fish journals are done, and i’ve put a couple in my etsy shop! i was a little worried they wouldn’t get done this weekend… i was only able to get one bound friday, and it seemed to take forever. but saturday i tried a different set of needles and was able to bind one in 14 minutes flat. and before i knew it, i had sewed all 9. maybe it was the sushi i had for dinner that gave me that extra speed…

i got a lot of other stuff done, too, and i’ll show you throughout the next few weeks… stay tuned!

eraser stamps

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

arp-inspired fish
jenn and i chatted about carving eraser stamps months ago… she even bought us each a few to carve. and they sat in my drawer until last weekend.

traditional fish
painted fish studio doesn’t have a symbol/mark/picture as part of its identity. i prefer the simplicity of a logotype (a logo that consists of typography only). but i thought it’d be fun to carve a few fish that i can use to use when i mail packages, or to decorate notes and tags.

fun fish

and by having a few different fish, i can pick which fish i want to use based on how i feel that day… modern? traditional? playful?

i used the same linoleum cutter that i use to carve blocks, and i didn’t take any photos while i was working on them. but if you need a tutorial, geninne‘s got an amazing one here.