Spent some Q.T. with the dawg yesterday wandering around the edges of Burlington. The skies threatened all day but never quite opened up.
I got my tasseled bag in the mail the other day and, although i love the style, its "vintag-y smell" is more like the smell that wafts off a lifetime smoker's belongings. . . you know how you can tell which brownies at the bake-sale come from a smokers home? Well, this bag is what they were transported in. Any suggestions?
fannie schivoni's autumn winter 2010
can't tell which i like more: the hair or the jewels!
let's call it a draw and all drool at the count of three.
fuck that, who am i kidding. . . Fannie's creations are insane and beat any current hair trend a million to one.
Rihanna looking absolutely insane in Fannie's chains. . .
YOU CAN DO IT PUT YOUR BACK INTO IT
OFF THE RACKK
YOU MAY DIE
Fuck Yeah Vermont!! I just heard about this on Vermont Public Radio and had share this with you guys. . . The third annual "Death Race" is commencing this Saturday (at 4am) in Pittsford, VT. . . .
Tasks are designed to challenge body and mind. . . For example: Climbing 2,000 vertical feet to the top of Wilcox Mountain only to have to memorize the first ten presidents, go back down the hill and recite them . . . if they get it wrong they have to go back up and re-memorize. . .
ALEXIS ANNE MACKENZIE
I just discovered collage artist Alexis Mackenzie on my favorite art and oddities blog: me melodia . . .
Her lovely and whimsical (with a touch of eeriness) pieces immediately reminded me of old books and manuscripts where the first letter of the first word of the first sentence would be elaborately drawn with curling vines, animals, or biological motifs. Alexis has taken this a million steps forward. She chooses single words, such as "Youthless" and "Dust," or phrases like "It Matters To Me," and spells them out using painstakingly cut-out biological images from old books she's collected over the years. Her choice and placement of these blossoms, anatomical parts, stems and animals are marvelous and can be seen as a kind of "Magic Eye" to the viewer.
You can see all of her work (including older collages that don't incorporate words) on Alexis's Flickr page.
Dreaming is Easy
Never Be Sad
It Matters To Me
NEW ETSY PIECES
These are a couple of the new pieces i've listed on Etsy. . .
Gilded Diablo Spiked Headband
my favorite new creation: Brass Ribcage Bracelet
I've also added a couple pieces from my personal collection of early Rackk and Ruin jewelry. . . stuff that was too hard for me to sell at first!
beaded Golden Stag Necklace:
Amethyst and Bullet Shell Rosary Necklace