Saturday, September 29, 2012

the many faces of Christopher Walken

Alice Walker

Alice Walker is amazing!
On September 28th on Democracy Now Alice Walker was interviewed by Amy Goodman (another heroine of mine) it is the 30th anniversary of 'The Color Purple' and what an empowering interview.She not only talked about the book giving great insight about character motivations , she talked about her passion for peace and political activism and the state of the world.At the end of the show she read a wonderful poem , it was so moving I urge all of you to watch it.She is a astounding orator , I was moved beyond words.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Big brother

Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem “sensitive”, and “protected from externalities.” - RT

I may be some kooky , lefty , radical , idealist , artist nutcase . But you cant deny the fact that stuff is getting weird , 1984 weird.

Monday, September 17, 2012

art After dark

Friday October 5th at the Bello Mundo Cafe 980 Monterey st. Slo
It's happening ! My paintings will be hanging!!
If its dark you know what to do , wander on over!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Leslie Hall's gem sweater museum tour

Melt and Pour Soap

 I used all natural aloe vera melt and pour soap base
 heat some up in a double burner add essential oil if you like and some food coloring
 I have made some awesome rainbow colored layered soaps
 I have also added ground up oatmeal for texture and moisture and also calendula petals
 I love my flower soap mold , its silicone and very easy to pop the soaps out when they cool
 These blue soaps below are layered with honey soap base and goats milk soap base mmm,yummy!
 Aloe vera soap with grapefruit and lime , its so invigorating I love it!
 This lovely orange bar is a tasty milky honey vanilla blend , and its got bee's BZZZ!
 Melt it up!
 This is my lovely double burner method with a twist tie to keep 'er steady
 the funnel is essential , funnel is fun!
 Look at my luscious jewels oh how they glow

Sunday, September 2, 2012

new skin for old furniture

How to recover a chair so easy even I can do it

1. first select groovy fabric to use , I chose this gorgy day of the dead fabric
 2.get out your tools you'll need a  staple gun and a screwdriver
 3.identify the screws responsible for holding the cushion on they'll be in the corners.when I pulled my cushion off this chair a huge spider ran out and scared the poo out of me, I killed it dead! the fabric face down with your cushion positioned over the most desirable part of the pattern
 5.start by jumping in and stapling one side don't be afraid on using a lot of staples the mo' the beta' pull your fabric tight and staple the opposite side
 7.time to tuck in the corners , do as many little folds to get a nice tidy corner you should be all stapled up so its time to trim off the excess fabric
 9.screw 'er back together!
 10.sit your ass down your all done

 this fabric just speaks to me its so dark and hauntingly festive
 I also recovered this other chair with cute little day of the dead skull fabric , so the chairs kind of match
 I also recovered the footstool with flowery oilcloth it was boring black before , and taped off some lines around it with some painters tape and spray painted it blue to brighten it up a bit.Living room recycled furniture makeover , and the best part was I just used things that were lying around the house . Makeover for free , hell yes!

awww jesus