Thursday, May 27, 2010

Farm life

Jay and I spent the weekend with our old pal Jen on the farm where she works in PA. It was a really magical place...these goats don't even look real to me! We picked strawberries (I was pleased to find they make the cutest popping sound when plucked), talked to a donkey, drew pictures of each other, stuck our feet in a chilly stream and were followed around by a very cute kitty named chard. I forget sometimes how amazing the country is, what it feels like to not walk on concrete for a whole days at a time and the way light changes when walking through a thick forest. I think my next home may have a goat or two...more pictures here!

I worked a few days this week doing a puppet residency, spent all day yesterday on a commission (pics to come) and now its time to buckle down and get a ton of monsters made! But first....must clean the studio the VERY messy studio!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Big guys

I just put up four Big Monsters into the Etsy Shop! I'm finishing up a batch of Little Monsters today and will hopefully get them up in the shop later this week!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Lost at Sea work now up for sale!

(pictured: "Ancient Nautilus" by Hine Mizushima)

Just a quick note to let you know that all of the artwork from the 33 artists (including your's truly) in the "Lost at Sea" show is currently for sale in gallery hanahou's online shop HERE! There is a lot of nice fiber work worth checking out! If you can't make it to see the show before its closes June 11th, browsing through this shop is the next best thing!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Opened my email and had a photo from Firth Pentapod's new owner waiting for me...This is exactly what I needed to make me smile today!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Gallery Hanahou Opening and other ramblings..

Well, I had a wonderful two days in NY, attending the opening of the Lost at Sea show at Gallery Hanahou! I got to meet a long time amazing customer (who is now the proud owner of the White Nautislugious), some sweet sweet ladies who work at the gallery as well as some awesome gals who work at Etsy, and the lovely Kristen of Schmancy/Plush you fame who curated this show! I have a feeling I babbled to them incoherently and red-faced, as just before the show I had my first coffee in well over a year (it seemed like a good idea at the time) followed up by a glass of champagne at the opening! The combination made me feel a little out of wack, and the place was packed full to the brim the entire time (I spent most of my time hanging out in the hallway to get some cooler air!).

After the show I had a nice night out on the town with one of my best buds Christa, her amazing sister and an old classmate from MICA! So much fun!

Jay and I visited the Whitney's Biennial and the New Museum (which is my favorite place to visit), strolled through central park, ambled through brooklyn, ate some good grub and, after a few snags on the subway, made it to our return bus just in the nick of time on friday...New Yorkers, I don't know how you do it!

Saturday we celebrated Jay's birthday with a hike in some gorgeous woods on the Gunpowder river, ate at our favorite thai place and caught a late show of Banksy's "Exit through the Gift Shop."

All in all a fabulous few days, except that I managed to get sick towards the end...writing this from under the covers!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


If you are in NYC thursday night come on out and say hello! See some awesome work by 32 fabulous fiber artists, including yours truly AND the amazing Heidi Kenny of My Paper Crane, Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching among many others! Visit gallery hanahou for more info!

If you can't make it to the show, I posted a few photos of my pieces that will be on display on including this golden guy above! But if you're coming, don't peek! It will be a surprise!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Three New Von Katz Brothers!

Click HERE to see photos of the Kitties on FLICKR~
Click HERE to Link to ETSY for shopping/browsing!!