Friday, July 27, 2012

gimme flowers

                                                   mixed media collage by christy kinard

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Favorite shots from Threads, 5 days of textile heaven.. stay tuned to check out what we're sewing, weaving, threading, printing, painting and dying.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

PAPER Lanterns

We made these gorgeous paper lanterns last week during All Things Paper.
Three layers (let each layer dry over night)  of white tissue brushed onto a balloon with mostly white glue thinned with water. The last layer we added was a glittered white tissue.   
We had 3 ft. dowels (we've used long sticks which I still think is my fav) and wrapped them up with colored tissue strips.

Bakers twine, a needle and some clever stitching secured the lantern to the dowel. 

Beautiful, delicate, glowing orbs.. my summertime favorite.

Monday, July 23, 2012


This set me straight all day.
These two kids fell in love with Gotye's song and video, and requested the song be played over and over. 
Their parents set up a camera in the car and 
over a few cars rides and many punch buggies they created this clip.

Watch the entire piece. 


Thursday, July 19, 2012

block prints

 This week it's all about PAPER..
 printing on paper, 
 stitching on paper, 
 painting on paper, 
 paper making, 
 paper collage, 
 paper mache.

Yesterday, block printing on paper for book covers. 

Monday, July 16, 2012


In case you're wondering..
these are what I'm wearing in and out of the studio this summer. 
LOve love love these extra light neon sneakers,
a birthday gift from G and E.
You see me coming and you see me going. 

Get your own pair here

Friday, July 13, 2012

open window


                                                     Enjoy your weekend
                                                                                   image and great read found here 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

G is for Guitar Case

                                     Yep!  That's us.... printing up cases for our guitars.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

new day

Things you can do to be happier:

  • Go to bed earlier
  • Finish things ahead of time
  • Eat whole-food
  • Exercise
  • Be present
  • Organize
  • Listen to music
  • Think positively
  • Drink lots of water
  • Journal
  • Read
  • Be productive
  • Eat fresh fruit
  • Breathe deeply
  • Go for a bike ride

via here and here

Friday, July 6, 2012

games puzzles and toys

A full week of games puzzles and toy making
frog beanbags
spin art
plenty of painting on paper, fabric and shells.

Monday, July 2, 2012

peach plum berry galette


For the past thirty years, 
 July 1st has been about birthday celebration
and a really delicious dessert including raspberries.
 This year I couldn't decide combining
 blueberries or peaches or plums 
 and the ever favorite raspberry. 
 And so I didn't.  
 The birthday dessert, with its lip smacking goodness, 
 was eaten with great gusto. 

Happy Birthday Spark!