Monday, February 8, 2010

Macabit...

Hello Lovelies!

Things are busy as usual here my friends. I have just completed another piece in the Cigar, Creeper & Dark Circus and Sideshow series entitled: Macabit the Sideshow Barker. A little bit of trivia for you faithful followers out there, Macabit is actually French Victorian slang for the bodies they found floating in rivers. A bit morbid, yes, but the name is beautiful if you don't know that and he's a little scandalous so it works out. More to come very soon with this series...


I have also recently procured a pair of lamps that are pretty much awesome. The detail? The great figural quality and the jewels? Needless to say... They are going to need a whole lot of work to get them to their former glory, but I'm just the woman for the job. I'll keep you apprised of my progress on them. It should be fun!


And random, I found this picture the other day and I thought it was really neat and needed to be shared. Those swim caps? The colors? I love everything about this shot. Perhaps it should be replicated with a Polaroid camera? Only time will tell...


I recently found a wonderful site for a design company and I thought I would share. Angel Bomb has some great work, they combine both design and letterpress capabilities and I'm a sucker for their letterpress in particular... see some of their work below.


I also found a wonderful artist that I wanted to share. Miss Mindy's work is a combination of Glen Barr and cartoon imagery and features little ladies and mermaids and whimsy carnival and I love it. All of it. It's cute and mischievous. Check it out.


Oh! I am so excited, this Thursday, I have tickets to see Garrison Keillor here in town for a sold out show. I grew up listening to Lake Wobegon and Prairie Home Companion and I am also a huge dork so basically I'm in bliss. I'll let you know how it is.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

9 comments:

Beth said...

Absolutely love the new photo... and Garrison Keillor officially has one of the best voices ever.

The Stapelia Company said...

Thank you!

And I completely agree. :)

MAB Jewelry said...

Wait. . . did you say those are lamps? I am officially experiencing lamp envy!

digit7853 said...

You're right. They're perfect. Can't wait to see the finished product and the awesome shades you get to go with them! - Leon

Chrisy said...

The lamps are just fantastic! I hope you're not going to retouch that paint girl...they're perfect as they are... I've never heard of the word 'macabit'...am going to make sure I use it in conversation this week...

Christie Cottage said...

Those swimming/bathing caps are too funny!!!


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Moonangelnay said...

loving the swimming caps!

Linda said...

The bathing caps are wonderful.

The Stapelia Company said...

Yes, the swim caps took the cake. I love them and I want one of each.

Chrisy: No, I'm not repainting, just retouching and replacing the wiring etc. :)