Monthly Archives: April 2011

OPA 2011

Went to the Oregon Potters Association Ceramic Showcase tonight and, as usual, spent a little too much.  But not much too much.  It’s become an annual ritual we not only enjoy while we’re there, but continue to appreciate as we gloat over our treasures.  Below is this year’s loot.  Where possible, the photo links to the artist’s site.    … (more…)

Young Lady’s Colour Primer

It’s finished!  From the bare idea for a color wheel tattoo came this gorgeous work of art.  Above is the pic Joe took right after the deed was done.  I was going to wait until everything was healed up, but I couldn’t.  Here’s the morning after: I love the formal look of  the piece.  It’s like someone dumped an illustration… (more…)


redheadinrain-28apr11 Originally uploaded by frykitty There is a red-headed child of indeterminate sex in our apartment complex who shrieks a lot, and loves rain. Today, it placed a blanket over a shopping cart, squeezed itself into the bottom, and was forging through a large puddle with the help of a piece of an abandoned dresser. Ingenious, and entertaining for the… (more…)

Shabby elegance cards

Shabby elegance cards Originally uploaded by frykitty What I’ve been working on lately. They aren’t perfect, but I’m learning a lot. I’m really enjoying the wilted ribbon technique. I made up a double-embossing technique (read: lots of people probably use it, I just haven’t heard of it) where I clear-emboss and then run it all through an embossing folder, so… (more…)

Remembering frytopia

A comment on facebook got me diving into my archives.  I didn’t remember that I used to call myself “Fry”.  Bloody Futurama ruined that forever.  In any case, I found some things I wanted to bring forward. November, 2000: “Wouldn’t it be cool if our eyes turned gray along with our hair? Man, talk about being a creepy-looking old person.… (more…)

Wheel of Color

  About a week ago I had this brilliant idea.  I love to make things, but I suck at color, so wouldn’t it be handy to have a color wheel tattooed on my arm?  The instant I thought it, it “stuck”.  I knew this was the thing that had to be my second tattoo.  I wrote my friend Anna, who… (more…)