Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Order of the Day

I can’t believe it’s mid-May. The year is almost half over and there just never seems to be enough hours in a day to do all I ‘plan’. My list for Monday had over a dozen things on it. Most never got attended to but here are some of the tasks I did get to:

1) Print out and photograph my “Craggy” bush photo. The original is from a Polaroid, and the wonderful, lushy low contrast makes for a lovely depiction of dreams and nostalgia. This will be the newest item in my Etsy shop, and will be sold at a very reasonable price.

2) Giftwrap this ‘siamese triplet’ bud vase. I found it at a place in my neighborhood and will make a perfect gift for my friend.

3) Set about the massive task of documenting (photographically) my toy collection, even if one piece at a time. Das Osterhasenbuch is from the turn of the century and is filled with wonderful chromolithographs. I love the bunny on the cover, showing his little teeth. It came from an estate of another collector in Massachusetts, much of whose collection was on loan to a nearby Toy Museum …I can’t remember the name of the Museum. Sheesh

4) Made magnets. From some of my illustrations and photos. They’re fun to make.


Sandy Mastroni said...

I always meant to tell you that I LOVE your banner and now you have made a print of this tree !!!!
absolutely love that book , that rabbit !
Can't wait to see your 'toy' photos .
and ..... thank you [ you know what for ] thank you .

Come to my blog . I'm doing a give a way .
OH .... and cool magnets !

Jenna P said...

I love making magnets.. they are such a quick fun way to display art- both as the magnet and to hold some art! yours look great :)

sMacThoughts said...

Sandy, oh thank you so much!

Jenna, yes, I've decided mostly to give them as gifts with purchases from my Etsy shop. I don't really have a need for them. They are fun to make, though!

Megan Chapman said...

Thank you for finding my studio blog. I have really enjoyed looking around yours and getting to know your work.

I am thrilled to report that I just purchased a print of "Craggy"from your Etsy shop. Your work is really lovely and mysterious. I can't wait to see it in person.

Best wishes for continued success!
PS. I added your blog to my blog roll as well : )

Diana said...

I think you have the coolest to do list on the planet.

I want a bigger gander at those magnets!!!

P.S. Waiting for my stimulus check to buy my print from your shop!

sMacThoughts said...

Megan, you made my day! Thank you so much for such a boost from such a talent!

Diana, Oh thank you in advance! (I am buying a new A/C with mine!)

Janice La Verne said...

hello, thank you so much for your comment on my blog! i'm so glad it led me to your photos and thoughts.

what beautiful photographs... i was intrigued by your post about light leakage and results.

i too love old toys, and any object that has a story to tell.

i look forward to reading your blog and checking out your etsy shop!

janice, eugene, oregon

sMacThoughts said...

So kind of you, Janice!

Diana said...

Hey, doll, I totally tagged you on my blog. You can read all the details here.

Come on; play ball! You must have some very interesting irrelevant facts!!! You don't want to tempt fate, do you? spooooky music.....


Art Kitten said...

Uh oh, I tagged you too! Check out my blog to see.

sMacThoughts said...

Hhahaha! You two...well, I am honored you tag me, but I'm feeling a little rebellious or, hmm... more like when you're a little kid and you say "you can't make me!" But perhaps I will meet in the middle and do a post with 7 facts, but just won't tag others. Sorry to break the links!!

FancyPants-design said...

Oh my gosh!! You have magnets!! I have to check the out!!

sMacThoughts said...

Hmmm....I never sell those, fancypants! Maybe I should?

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