Monday, March 29, 2010
Posted by BanjoBaySoaps at 8:40 PM
Posted by BanjoBaySoaps at 8:40 PM
in CELEBRATION of my NEWEST bar of soap....
The Jabberwocky Bar
a tribute, a party, Collooh, Callay!!!!
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!"
One, two! One, two! And through and through
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)
Posted by BanjoBaySoaps at 8:13 PM
Monday, March 22, 2010
DO you have certain qualities you look for when picking out vintage items, like colours or textures?
I believe in surrounding yourself with things (& people) that you love. So, when I become interested in something, I tend to dive in pretty hard. I started buying vintage online without knowing much about it. Unfortunately, vintage sizes are VERY different from modern sizes. So, sometimes, I received items that didn't fit. I also had to learn what to look for online. Sometimes, it is hard to know what you're getting when you can't: touch the fabric, try on the shoes, see how the hat looks on you, guesstimate the size of the knick-knack, etc. So, I began to have a collection of great items, but some of which I couldn't use. THAT'S when the Vintage-lover & collector becomes the Vintage-seller. I think this is probably true for many of us Vintage Vendors here on Etsy.
I think that anything that makes me laugh, is my new favorite thing! There is SO much great kitsch and camp is vintage. It really is a lot of fun.
"my two cents? CAMPY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Mad Alchemist"
I also get a lot of compliments when I go out in vintage. It is ALWAYS in style!
AND, it's a great way to recycle!
DO you get nspirations from the "stories" behind each vintage piece?
I've also really enjoyed learning the history behind some of the wonderful things that I find. I try to research items, so I can give the most accurate description in my shop.
Ooh, everything I do is a favorite while I’m doing it, you know? I absolutely love painting woman and skeletons, and my dogs, but If I had to pick, I think it really would be making art sculpture for people’s ears! It’s just so fun to think they are chillin’ in someone’s lobes while they walk around in places I may have been or may never be, in different countries. Dancing in awesome clubs I’ve never heard of…making out.. haha! All those special times, my art becomes a part of. I really enjoy that.
How did you FIRST get started on the idea of making jewelry for stretched ear lobes?
How have you grown as an artist since you joined etsy?
Green! Currently anyway. I love beet juice! I swear! Right now I’m listening to Oumou Sangare. I can’t understand a word she says, but she’s a strong female artist and uses that influence for good. I love so much music though! Railroad Earth, the dead, STS9, Yonder Mountain String Boys, Bikini Kill, Bitch, Ani Difranco, Etta James, Artie Shaw and I listen to a lot of drum music and flute. Native American flute is my favorite. Oh and rock on Pink Floyd! ;)
Posted by BanjoBaySoaps at 5:51 AM
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
:Always Changing - ARTIST COMMUNITY:
CHECK THEM OUT...THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!
In life, there are some things that just make me SMILE like a Cheshire cat...grin from ear to ear. Simple, Complex, art from one end of the spectrum to the other. Excellent craftsmanship, unique pieces, extraordinary ideas, and the most simplistic delights...all can make my day. and THESE are a few of my FAVORITE things
TOTAL GEM TREASUTE CHEST FINDS http://www.ashesforash.etsy.com/
Here is a little or A LOT something special from hobbydust...i fell in love with these as soon as saw them. No i am picturing them in my new house i hope we get!!! It is amazing what a little canvas, a little embroidery and little stitching can do! THESE ARE AMAZING! and the greatest part is...hobbydust does CUSTOMS to match what you want the canvas to say! To me, it is so comforting, relaxing, and ZEN.
Gypsy, Steampunk, Charms, OH MY!
Posted by BanjoBaySoaps at 10:50 PM