A passel of punkins

Boom Boom Boom give me Room!

Hey Beautiful People! I have been working so hard getting ready for the big show next week Bunnywood at the Museum of Contemporary Craft that I haven't even had time to post the studio shots I promised! I have a whole bunch of them that I will dispatch at random intervals during the next few days. Mark your calendars for the opening next Thursday, November 6 from 5-8 pm.

In the meantime, I want to mention that I got a nice mention in Emiko Oye's Reware Blog today. She's an amazing artist with a show on display right now at the San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design. We virtually met last week when she placed an order on my Etsy site for Boom Boom Boy. Click here to see her incredible wearable work made with Legos©. I am thrilled to get to see this show when I am in San Francisco next January!


testing the train out

I set the train up on the dining room table the other day to see it run--one more week until I set the show up at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Choo choo!


helicopters everywhere!

I have been working steadily on my show for the Museum of Contemporary Craft, which will be installed in just over two weeks! I hope to have some images soon, as the painting process begins, but my sweetie showed me this fun image today by artist Olaf Breuning, and it reminded me of a piece I made for the tiny town that I'm working on for the MCC. Breuning's current show ranges in work from drawings to sculpture to site-specific installation, all of it fun and provocative, but this helicopter hairdo took the cake for me.


Calder's Cirque

Nice article in the New York Times about the work of Alexander Calder today, whose work has been inspirational to me for most of my life. Here's a film of his circus, which I've been thinking about a lot lately.


Don't forget to vote!

Brand new from the workbench--and just in time for the election, Democrat Donkey and Republican Elephant figures! Collect 'em all! (Visit my Etsy site for more details)

brand new from the workbench!

I have some fun new animals on my Etsy site, which were immediately spotted and posted on the Babygadgets blog. (They did a little bit of creative embellishment on the story of my original bunny suit, but we'll forgive them because it sounds plausible!)


here comes the train!

Today my doggie Weegee and I drove out to my Grandfather's house in preparation for my show at Contemporary Crafts. He's the authority in my life on the subject of model trains, and when I called to consult, he said he even had some parts he could lend me for the show. We then went to the greatest train store I've ever been to: Whistle Stop Trains in Gresham. They had an incredible inventory and I was able to buy the few other things I needed to get the train together this weekend. I should be done constructing pieces this weekend and will be ready to paint and do other finishing touches on this show before it opens in less than a month!


Birds + Their Dwellings
San Francisco Museum of Craft+Design | 550 Sutter St. | San Francisco | CA | 94102

This selection of juried works is inspired by the amazing variety of forms and colors of birds and the places they dwell. Found on every continent from the Arctic to Antarctica, birds have found an enduring place in our cultures as figures of myth, art, food and pop icons.

All pieces will be for sale in the Museum Store so make sure to stop by and make your selections early. The work chosen encompasses a variety of media including clay, glass, metals, textiles, wood and alternative materials.

October 11th - November 13th

Champagne Reception: October 11 3pm - 6pm

Can't join us? Check out images of the show on Facebook.

Participating Artists

Melinda Ainsworth
Rae Dunn
Renee Eaton
Sheila Ghidini
Renee Harris
Anna Lorich
Jennifer Martinelli
Chris Motley
Moxxy Designs
Mary O'Brien
Mark Orr
Hilary Pfeifer (Bunny with a Toolbelt)
Beverly Prevost
Barbara Prodaniuk
Jim Rosenau
Jan Schachter
Barbara Sebastian
Barbara Shapiro
Demetra Theofanous
Barbara Vanderbeck


Bride and Groom Elephants on lu lu belle

Our new elephant wedding cake topper set was just featured on a very sweet blog called lu lu belle. I'm happy to be in the company of the other great designs she writes about in other postings.


new Bunny with a Toolbelt logowear!

Now available at Cafe Press--t-shirts and other household items with our ever-popular bird on elephant sculpture! See the entire selection of Bunny with a Toolbelt logowear by clicking here!