Thursday, July 9, 2009

Step right up!

Hello Lovelies!

Well, I have been busy up in the mill preparing for another show this Saturday up in Norway, Maine. The Norway Arts Festivalis in its 42nd year and features painting, artwork, photography, jewelry and other categories. I will be displaying my photography and some cards. I think the weather should cooperate for us so if you're close, stop by and say hi! I would love to meet you...

I have found some really great sites and artists and blogs that I want to share with you Lovelies because I know you'll (probably) enjoy them as much as I do!

First, the artwork display site Share Some Candy was a discovery I made yesterday and it is blowing my mind right now! The amount of high-quality artwork is nothing short of breathing-taking and they post every hour it seems! Here are two of my favorite artists so far. The first piece is by Matt Sundstrom and I guess it's just a sketch?! But wow, I love how comic book it looks (and that's a compliment coming from me). The second piece is entitled Gulliver and it's by an artist named Aleks Sennwald. The colors and the angle and pretty much everything are perfectly lovely.



Another wonderful site I discovered was The Boiler Bar Theater out in California. From what I can gather, the theater is the brainchild of Jon Sarriugarte and his wife Kyrsten Mate. They built an entire bar from an old oil town and assembled a group of performers who range from burlesque dancers to snake charmers and their latest project, the Golden Mean, is an oil punk snail car that belches flame! Needless to say they're a couple after my own heart... They travel, but not as far as Maine... unfortunately.



Well, that's all... for now. But let's wrap her up with a little strange news, shall we? Did you read about the toddler in Pennsylvania who played a game of hide-and-go-seek a little too well? After not finding her, mom and dad called the authorities who looked for an hour. She was finally found by the family dog... asleep in a drawer under the washing machine in their house. The final line of the article was the best: "Hide-and-seek is now banned at the Jasmer household"... You think?!

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

4 comments:

Kate8085 said...

Did you see the light fixtures on the Boiler Bar website? Awesome!! They used single bulbs and a chain to make an amazing piece. Thanks for the intro to this site.

cabin + cub said...

oooh... love the gulliver piece.. so fairytale-esque and pretty.
i wonder how fast the snail car goes?..heehee

The Stapelia Company said...

Cabin + Cub: With the flame throwers, does it even have to MOVE? ;) It's cool either way. Reminds me of the snail from Neverending Story!

Chrisy said...

Had to laugh out loud over the hide n seek tale...also love the gulliver piece...and that couple with the steampunk bar plus...wow...what an interesting time they must have...