I made this for my brother-in-law for Christmas, a little joke present because he is an incredibly busy person. The labels are meant to be cut out and glued on the top and bottom of an Altoids box, with the mints inside, of course.
I wish I'd taken a photograph of the finished product.. it looked really great, and I think "Mantraceuticals" will have to expand their product line in the future. (Consumers should *be aware* that the tablets may contain trace amounts of karma.)
I picked up this clay at a toy store because it looked fun; I had vague fantasies about making little bowls or small cups or coming up with some all-new mixed media thing-a-ma-jiggy, but now I'm not really sure.
Don't you love when the mailman (in our case, the mail woman) brings you all sorts of goodies? Today was like Christmas morning: I received a beautiful little piece from Hadley Hutton, a bundle of vintage letters and ephemera from the early 1900's that I won on eBay, and a package of collage papers from Karine Léger. I've joined Karine and Aprile Elcich in a 3-way exchange for Flickr's 6x6 Collage group; each of us are sending the other 2 identical papers, so it should be interesting to see the work when we're done.
While I was toodling around eBay, I happened upon some fantastic paper dolls. Check this, and just in time for summer!
the expected island wardrobe...
and then some not-so-tropical clothing choices...
in case there's some inclement weather, I suppose.
It's my father's birthday today, and he's in Berlin. This is a recent photo he took of his feet with his new blackberry, and the greeting says something to the effect of: "happy birthday, father" in german, although something tells me this might be a hideous, insulting translation... I've been very sick all week, so this is about as creative as I've gotten, cough.