Sunday, August 16, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

it's 4:08am and i can't sleep

i was browsing the web for inspiration because i was hired this morning by Dance 411 studios to paint a mural on their wall in their studio.
a lot of people don't know i'm a full-time hiphop dancer. that's what brought me to atlanta. and i restore old pieces of furniture into art (my company Saint Rooster) because i love doing it and can't dance forever!

so i'm browsing the internet and came across an artist who reapulsters furniture and is a dancer. a ballroom one.

1) her reapulstry work is amazing.
2) she's a dancer.
3) she goes to a Presbyterian church, as do i.
4) freaky.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Currently, I'm painting a beautifully carved wooden chair (to put in a baby's room for story time) and I decided to make it a Mad Hatter chair in order to continue my Alice in Wonderland theme.
As I was researching about Mad Hatters I stumbled upon some pretty cool trivia. Check this out:

Did you know that the fictional character; The Mad Hatter encountered in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is based on a real person... or, more specifically, real people?

Hatters (people who made hats) in the 1800's often used mercury to cure felt. They would breathe these fumes (unintentionally) and, over time, the mercury would build up in their system. This, in turn, caused neurological damage and muscular tremors. Eventually they would develop confused speech and even hallucinations and psychotic symptoms. No one really knew mercury was toxic at these times so people just saw this odd trend of hat makers going ins

The expression "Mad as a Hatter" was a term in use 30 years before Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland.

i want this dress.

Lu Lu's

beautiful wood floors

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

refrigerator art

Check this artist out.
⋅ italian antique modern in aesthetics.
brass handles and hinges, glass shelving.
other details like portholes and clawfoot legs.
finishes in aged cherry wood and walnut, Lebanese cedar, mahogany, pine and chestnut.
⋅ simply brilliant.

Monday, August 3, 2009


this guy's work makes me want to crawl into a corner and slowly die inside it's so astonishing.