Monday, June 28, 2010

I'll be back!

Sorry friends, I am currently without internet, so I can't keep you updated on my riveting life! I will return soon with many stories of mayhem and mischief I promise!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Night Vision

Summer has returned to me full force. My evenings are once again enriched with good wine, reading, foreign films, fires, and art. It's all good, except I get horribly stir-crazy and want to find more culture and go on adventures. It's definitely fuel to my fire. Here's some pics of some of my amazing thrift store books I promised earlier. I'm really in love with my 1938 Anatomy textbook and the illustrations in my 1918 Biography of a Million Dollars. It's going to take a lot of will power to keep them intact and not use them for art projects! I'm still busy getting ready for Pow Wow this weekend when I debut Hollywould Designs. I hope Mountain Lake is ready for me! Have a wonderful night...

My kind of love (c) 2010

The Northeast corner of my ear (c) 2010
Jolly (c) 2010

Bling (c)
A mille (c) 2010

Look at my heart 1938 (c) 2010
Night Vision (c) 2010
Medallions (c) 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Brain Flatulations

Just some quick random thoughts before I head out for girl's night:

I love the lyrics to this song! I dedicated the first verse to my dear friend Ugly

Also, working in my makeshift studio today, this song came on and I felt like I had a meaning in life. Don't know what that's supposed to mean exactly...I just felt really good.

More later!

Holly "is"....

Yesterday, I kicked my husband out of his garage and set up a mini-studio to help me prepare for my Hollywould Designs vending booth at my conservative town celebration called Pow Wow. I have a week and half and I am busting out some new stuff to showcase. Here are some picture highlights:

Found this old book jammed full of papers at the thrift store...I have plans to give this book new life!
Also, I found some pretty amazing treasures for myself at the thrift store that I am super excited about...I'll post pics later. The girls are coming over tonight but in the meantime, hopefully I'll have another productive day! More later...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wish List

I want this:

But Jason wants this:

Considering I just had to put down my cat Bruiser, I think I win the French/English fight. I deserve a cute little French Bulldog. I'll keep you posted.

Monday, June 7, 2010

"Lady dans l'Eau"

spray paint and acrylic ink on paper

When I start an art piece, I get kind of intense... I like to finish it right away and hate to walk away without it finished. Eleven hours of my day produced my latest creation...I felt pretty accomplished until my husband asked why I didn't do the dishes today. In all fairness, I didn't eat anything today. I guess that makes me a bitter, starving artist.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

"The girl with the glass"

How could I go so long without seeing Amelie? In high school, all my "cool" friends bragged up this movie and I guess I just couldn't give into the hype...until now. It was so beautiful and quirky. Everyone deserves a story like this in their life.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 7+ and then some!

Well, as a busy mother and artist I left my blog on the sidelines AGAIN! Finals week was killer and the blog was the first thing to go. Since school ended I have been busy with the good and bad [mostly good] and I will try my hardest to catch you up:

I can cross another thing off my "25 before 26" list. Got another tattoo!
Ugly and I had our "We Heart the Country" photo shoot and got some real gems despite the winds!

I hit Ugly's car on the way to the bar. In my driveway. Sorry Frank.

Me and my dear friends attended Post Secret at Gustavus. It was great to share some secrets with good friends. Then we went to the bar for Cinco de Mayo and caused some mayhem.

Photo courtesy Allyson Ruth
Went to NEMAA's annual Art-a-Whirl with Ugly and our new friend Vinny. Toured this awesome old movie theatre that I want to buy!
Photo courtesy Jaron Roberts
Did I mention we jumped in a giant foam pit!? Then we ate at The Holy Land and discovered there is truly nothing "holy" about that place!

I helped my friend Jade make a Lady Gaga inspired dress out of police tape for a cosmetology fashion show. It was semi-classy.

Oh yea, got another tattoo. My friends and I rented out a parlor for a day and all got some new tats. I got 2 Kings 4:30 which says " And the mother said to the child, as long as you live and as long as the Lord lives, I shall never leave you."

I also got to go to the races with the hubby. We went to the USMTS show for Memorial Day weekend and also regular races at Chateau Raceway.

The day after I decided to go on a 7 mile bike ride for the first time in 5 years, we helped Ugly move to her new apt in the cities. Don't ever rent a U-Haul. Shady.
Finished up illustrating Ugly's book she wrote for Arthouse Coop's Fiction Project. "Happy Fifth of July"

It's been a fulfilling summer so far. I got my grades from school and I managed to get a 4.0 this semester. Straight A's and two A+'s. I'm pretty proud. The munchkins are growing fast too! Thing 1 is talking up a storm and Thing 2 is lifting his head, eating cereal already, and rolling over! I've been busy making money with my art and so far it's been going really well. I'll try to stop and take a break long enough to post some more updates! La vie est bonne!