Thursday, August 21, 2008

Popping In

We moved into our new apartment last weekend. You wouldn't believe how much work it is to move just 2 blocks!

I haven't set up the internet at my new place yet, nor have I unpacked any of my art supplies. We have so much left to do before our place is ready for the world, or at least outside visitors, but each night we chip away at the lengthy list of Things To Do.

Last night I tried to make dinner while my boyfriend put our wardrobes together. He succeeded in his task. I, on the other hand, managed to make the most incredibly inedible meal ever. It was supposed to be a simple meal of tuna steaks seared with a white wine sauce, but I pretty much failed on all levels. I am sentenced to study a bunch of recipe books and forbidden from improvising EVER.

Oh well, this is the Doodle Factory, not the Cooking Factory. I have nothing new to share, but have been reading through my favorite stamping blogs. Donna made this adorable card featuring Sneeq on the bicycle from The Great Outdoors set. I remembered that early in the drawing phase, I'd originally made the deer to fit on the bicycle, but the upright deer ended up being too weird even for The Doodle Factory. I'm glad Fern ended up looking the way she did in the final set because Nina made the most beautiful card with her, ever.

While looking for the early "Fern" prototype, I also found my initial drawings of Sneeq. Almost all of the characters had a bunch of make-overs before I settled on the final one. I don't know if this is normal or if I have some sort of OCD, but I like having a record of the evolution. I think my stamps have the signature of thick lines and googly eyes, but in a way I'm still trying to find "my style" with each set.

Monday, August 04, 2008

My Little Pony

My boyfriend and I have been doing a lot of furniture browsing lately as we get ready to move into our new apartment (10 more days!). These little spice holder ponies were at a warehouse that specialized in Indonesian imports. We didn't buy any, but the fat ponies are right up Doodle Factory's alley. Am I now referring to myself in the 3rd person? I don't know! I just wanted to post this picture.

And since I'm sharing, here's a table we're considering. We want an oversized wooden table since we have so much space to fill. This one's 7ft long! It's not perfect, but it's under $400 which is the best deal we've found so far.

Finally, a look back at the finished Zot mug I made in my ceramics class. This is a terrible, noisy photo, but I'm too lazy to retake it.