pete peanut

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It’s been a long while since I posted- I’m actually concentrating on ceramics these days- if you get a chance, please check out my site– my new little company called Miro Made This

But anyway, in the meantime, I wanted to introduce a friend that you’d probably like, because Pete‘s aesthetic is a little like that of my cards- bright and modern, with kind of the same audience appeal, except much more clever… It’s actually a project that my sister, Mimi, and her friends Sean and Pete are working on together- and they need your help to make their book a reality! They’ve got a kickstarter campaign going- please check it out- there’s a stop animation video that’s just AWESOME. And please tell your friends too! Thanks!

Click here to see what the fuss is all about!

photos from the week: week3, may 2012

It’s pretty much summertime in the garden- you can see the cycles of change as things bloom, grow, fruit, wither, dry… There is beauty and inspiration to be found in all stages of life. Pictured below are: a sunflower- pre-bloom, some dried dill seeds we harvested before cutting it down to allow for summer crops, and some of our first apricots- dessert!

Quentin Blake

Here’s a video of Quentin Blake, author and illustrator, showing his process of illustrating his books- he’s amazing, and even if you don’t know the name, you’d probably recognize his drawings.  I especially love the part where you actually get to see him draw- so amazing to watch that sure of a hand! (For more information about Quentin Blake, check out his website).

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pollen and flowers

A good friend of mine has an architecture office with a little gravel courtyard, and a single palo verde tree. It’s the time of year when the flowers are dropping, and the view from her window is beautiful- so I took some photographs. The pattern that the flowers/pollen forms naturally, between the shape of the tree, and the space it occupies reminds me of an artist that I love- Wolfgang Laib, a german artist, who has done numerous works in pollen… If you’re interested in knowing more, here’s an article about him.