Monday, December 31, 2007

Aunt Bee's Bottom

Lauren said to me one Sunday as she followed me into our apartment, "Emily, you've got a big bottom (as if I didn't know already)." Well, it's not as big as Aunt Bee's! My mom and I watched some Andy Griffith re-runs for the New Year, and I made this. That's the stuff Mayberry (and Aunt Bee) is made of. Happy eating, and good luck with all the New Year's resolutions!

Resolution Number One: I will increase my high fructose corn syrup intake this year.

just kidding.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

i rode the train home last year

yes, i rode the train from bellingham to pasco last year for the Christmas holiday. this video clip gives you the main effect of train riding. fun for about 25 seconds.

when was the last time YOU rode a train? where to?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

a brand new bag

this little bag is made from a small handtowel. you can make one yourself! it's a great size for a little backpack.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

world wide wrestling federation

this is my newest etching. you can see me working on it in the first picture. i did some watercolor on one of the proofs. it's not done yet...i've got to have something to work on for the new year, right? what do you think it should be titled?

Monday, December 17, 2007

i'm an aunt again!

hooray! lauren and sergio had their baby today! congratulations.
ruby larios, 7 pounds, 19.5 inches long! pictures will follow...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

haul out the holly...

these are some of the holiday treasures i found at deseret industries this week! they bring me loads of holiday cheer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Foxy Fashion

This hand crocheted blue scarf goes perfect on those blustery wintry days, whether you're looking smart in the studio, flocked in pink, or threatening (scalpel accessory comes separate), this scarf will bring you warmth and elegance for all your winter events.

Vanessa taught me to crochet, then my roommate re-taught me. The picture with the little bunny in it reminds me of some photos I took with Amy Andelin when I was about 10. We put our plastic Breyer's horses in the grass then got really close and photographed them. I still have the photos somewhere.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel

The Oratorio Society of Utah did a decent job performing Handel's Messiah. The soloists were good, most of them had doctorates in music, while the bass was even an anesthesiologist from LDS hospital. I sat in the top balcony by myself eating candy and drawing pictures. I would go again next year, I just hope the violins have a chance to practice some more between now and then.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Education of Children

"education of the schoolchildren" hand-colored etching (click on image for close-up)
"pretty is as pretty does" etching
I guess I'm not done exploring the issues and characters I created in this print from last year, that is where my new work is departing from. Not sure where I'm going, or even what I'm doing here at graduate school. I just keep making stuff. Oh the journey!!