Friday, July 30, 2010

Andy Warhol and Me = Practically the Same Person

Jk, guys. Jk especially if you've seen Factory Girl. What a creeper.

Anyways, when I was at Mount Mary, we had to take a class called 2D Design where we learned many important things, one being how to silk screen (that's where the Andy joke comes in, see?). We silk screened all of our own designs in color schemes of our choice.

These are my three favorite projects I did!

This is my very first attempt at silk screening. I just used a single screen with the one asterisk symbol cut out of it over and over again.

This one is done in an Art Nouveau style. I designed the image that is repeated! Vincent is such a smarty, even if he did chop off his ear.

This is my final project for the class, and it is a beast. It's probably 10 feet by 5 feet, and it was really complicated to make. I dedicated my life to this monstrosity for a while, and looking at it still stresses me out, but I love how it turned out so much and can't wait to use it for something cool someday!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pillow Talk

I love to make pillows. If I could, I would make pillows all day, everyday.

I made these first two pillows for my boyfriend, Steve, about a year ago for what was his brand new apartment. I knitted each square for this first pillow and attached them with a whip stitch. The back of the pillow is an old leopard print sweater of mine.

This pillow is my favorite! I cut Steve's initials out of felt and stitched them onto this rockin' geometric fabric. What pillow is complete without orange ball fringe?!

This is the first pillow I ever made. In high school, I took a class where we learned how to cross stitch, and I made this owl. I decided to make it into a pillow, because I loved it so much!

Pop Art Pop

I did this painting my junior year of high school. Everyone in the class was assigned to paint a portrait in a different style. I was given Cubism to work with- my favorite! This is my dad, and it's entitled "G.L."

I still like to paint in my interpretation of Cubism. Here's another one of my paintings in this style. It's called "Midge's Apartment." I don't know who Midge is, and I certainly have never seen her apartment, but her apartment would totally look like this.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I'm calling it...

...the Clueless look is going to be the next big thing. I'm stocking up on plaid mini-skirts, sheer knee high socks, cropped tops, and chunky mary-janes as you read this.

I just moved the movie up to the #1 position on my queue on Netflix, and I recommend you do the same to gain some rockin' fashion inspiration for fall, people.