Thursday, May 28, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Star Trek treasures

Check out this awesome Etsy treasury of Star Trek inspired items (including my Klingon Triskelion Mandala Suncatcher)! Click here to see before it expires!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Long Lost Guitar Photos from Art Hop 2006

I just wanted to post some pictures from the first year that I did the Alberta Art Hop, which was in 2006. This annual event is going on today, and lots of my crafty friends are there, but for the first time in four years, I am not participating! Instead, I am getting ready to go bask in the sun with an icy Coke and a good book, and later we'll be heading over to my parents' house for a BBQ with my Aunt Janet and Uncle Randy, who are visiting from Phoenix. They came over last night to see the house (which Janet had previously seen when she unexpectedly caught my episode of "Look What I Did" on HGTV). We ate chocolate cake.

Anyway, the reason I am posting these pictures is because they are from a roll of film that Suzie shot up when she was hanging out with me at the Art Hop that day in May '06, which she then lost and didn't get developed until nearly three years later! She had them put on CD and here they are, at long last. This is very cool to me because, you see, I actually sold that painted child's guitar that day, and had absolutely no pictures of it. So it is super exciting to finally see it again. I really liked that one! I hope that the little girl who got it is still enjoying it!

I'd love to paint more guitars. If you are interested in getting a custom psychedelic paint job done on your guitar, please contact me!

Here are Janet and Randy:

Here they are with my mom and dad:

And here is my cat! Hello, Johnny Teacup:

Off to enjoy the sunshine!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Yellow Treasuries

I have discovered that my "Super Lemon" clock is featured in two Etsy treasuries at the same time! Yay! The top one is a showcase of items from the Eco Etsy team. Please click here and here to check out these lovely collections before they expire.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Juke's room

I gave Julius my camera and told him to have fun. Here are some pictures he took of his room!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Band Business

Here are a few shots of Dartgun & the Vignettes - from our show at the Twilight on Saturday night: Left to right: Chuck, Suzie, Chad, Billy, Emie, and me.

Here are the girls getting ready for our performance at Milepost 5:

And the Smash at the Ash (Chuck's birthday party):

Suzie and me after the show:

Here are some other bands we've had the pleasure of playing with in the past month - our old friends Husqvarna (their bass player Mike is the owner of the Florida Room):
The Hickmans:
The Oblivion Seekers:
And Cootie Platoon:

Our next scheduled show is for June 19 at the Ash Street - mark your calendars now and rock on PDX! It's a CD release party for Scott Deluxe Drake, of the Humpers fame.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Purple Room

We have a "bonus room" in our basement that we call "The Purple Room." It doesn't count as a bedroom because it doesn't have a proper window, as I understand it. Tangereen recently cleaned it out and took it over - she made a little nest for herself inside the large closet and now spends most of her time down there, reading, listening to music, talking on the phone, and being a teenager.

This is the outside of the door leading into the Purple Room. I painted it to match the awesome "linoleum" which isn't really linoleum - we found a roll of this amazing stuff at a thrift store in Montana many years ago, and it became the inspiration for Linoleum Hogass Records (my original business name, and still the name for the indie record label we are working on creating). The actual "linoleum" is now covering our bathroom floor, and I recreated the pattern for this door.

The Purple Room is right next to the band room, and Chuck and some friends put a sound proof window in with the idea that the Purple Room will be a sound room for recording - sometimes it is used for this, and sometimes we just cover it with a curtain.

Even the inside of the closet is painted purple, and that's where we store all our old tapes, which Tangereen is now enjoying while lurking in her new lair.
So that's the Purple Room!