Friday, May 30, 2008

Please Please Please....

If you have any ounce of grain in your being, I implore you to grant me a smart car like the one above. As a reward for your generous donation, I would be eternally grateful and in your debt and of course, you'd be 1 million pieces of clay wealthier....


I don't know about you, but this site kind of grossed me out... Whereas I can appreciate art and understand that death is an inevitable occurrance in life, I'm not an advocate of animal cruelty or taxidermy in any way, shape or form, and the photographs on this site struck me as freakish --something that conjures up visions of animal poachers capitalizing on dead mink-skins, crocodile purses with claws, and foot-stools made out of elephant feet... Without presuming how these birds gave up the ghost, only to be displayed as an ornamented trophy around someone's neck, I can only furrow my brow and be glad that my creations are made out of clay. Looking at the title of the site, it is obvious that this is an attempt to make some sort of artistic statement concerning 'life vs. death', but I'm likely to think that the message can be conveyed effectively (and has been no doubt) without pissing off millions of bird-owners around the world in addition to bunny fans... I'm just sayin...

This Must Be Made By Idiots collection

You look good? as a necklace...

Auntie Jean's poor parakeet... :(

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Doggie Style...

A recent custom bracelet for a friend of a Connecticut..She runs a doggie daycare center appropriately named "Central Bark". As a dog-lover, I was thrilled to make this. My little 'roo-beast' (Ruby who is part dachshund and part pitbull) is the pride and joy of my life in addition to being number one,
"spoiled-rotten-princess-pee-paw-momo-miss-high-maintenance". Dogs rule.

Consumerist temptations

I could use some new bedding....

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mindless Self Indulgence...(no not the band!)

Things I've been coveting lately that inspire and delight me:
Hello Kitty Momoberry Perfume
despite the fact that it has my favorite feline on its packaging, what sold me is that it's a really 'adult' perfume --gorgeously light, feminine and super yummy.

Absolument Absinthe Perfume
Made with the real stuff plus spicy cannabis. yep. that's right.
I may have to beg, borrow and steal for a bottle of this...

Betsey Johnson Call Me Handheld Bag
Wow. I never would've guessed that my parents' old
telephone would look good as a purse.

Bracelet -Betsey Johnson
This bracelet just screams indulgence.
Ultra femme, princess-like and PINK. In this instance
"casting pearls before swine" would be a good thing....

Tarina Tarantino - Gothic Lolita Necklace
there comes a time when I look at other artists and designers and am seized with that sinking feeling of would be one of those days.

Black shutter shades.
I'd totally rock these on the gothic cruise --
and I don't have to worry about wiping off greasy fingerprints.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hello Kitty Bracelet - Custom

Hello Kitty has been around as long as I have. Born in 1974 (or 73?) she's been a staple for little girls everywhere and now grown women have a fascination with her that has extended to products such as makeup, stereos, toasters, mp3 players , toilet seat covers, nose-hair clippers and beyond. Holly Hobby didn't hold a candle to Hello Kitty. Not only has she made her way through the generations, but she keeps popping up in my life like a cold that won't go away. My battered wallet which houses all my important cards, identification and money, sports the venerable cat and friends, so it's no wonder that eventually I'd find myself making something out of clay in homage to her:
What's next? Maybe a pooper-scooper...(if it hasn't been done already).