July 22, 2014

Assembling Tea For Two

Thought you would enjoy watching the latest assemblage come to life. I believe I'll call it "Tea For Two". Next step is to remove everything so I can work on the box before gluing each element into place. The video will come in handy when it's time to piece the puzzle back together.

A big THANK YOU to each of you who shopped and tweeted my Christmas In July sale. It was a big success! All the packages were mailed off yesterday so keep your eye out if you're expecting a Sushipot art object ;)

July 18, 2014

Xmas In July Sale

Grampa's Toy Shop, Illustration by Stuart Pratt, 1922

Even during these long summer days Santa's elves are busy. They're tinkering away in their workshop building toys for all the nice little boys and girls ;) I'm thinking it's the perfect time for a big sale here at Sushipot. If you've had your eye on something now's the time 'cuz this will be the one and only sale this season.

Sushipot's Christmas In July Sale
 25% off (no coupon code needed)
July 18th thru July 20th
Ends Sunday at 11:00 pm cst

July 7, 2014

Around Downtown

We spent a few hours on Friday exploring downtown Springfield and snapping random pictures (including spilled Cheerios in a parking lot). A perfect summer afternoon browsing the treasure trove of vintage goods at Hakaar's Bazaar and coffee time at The Coffee Ethic. Our summer is humming along and I'm feeling the need to slow down a bit. I'll plan to pop back in here mid month.

July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday USA

National & Historic Flags of the United States from Webster's Elementary Dictionary, 1941

We're heading out in a bit to buy some fireworks and food for tonight's celebration. Wishing you a happy & safe 4th of July.

July 3, 2014

July Art Blocks

Can you believe we're already half-way through the year? This one seems to be picking up speed! July's art blocks are ready a bit early and I will be posting them in the shop this afternoon. If you see one you would like to reserve you can send me a note right here. Wishing you a lovely July.

June 25, 2014

New Collage

See Baby, original collage on book cover

Making Beds, original collage on book cover

Like A Bridge, original collage on book cover

Do You Love Me?, original collage on book cover

These new collage pieces feature images from a 1940's children's health textbook and an old encyclopedia dating from around the same period. Collocating the saturated color imagery with black and white lithographs, photos and other scraps (including this and this) resulted in a collection with a slightly dark, nostalgic bent.

In other news I'm signing off for a long-ish weekend to visit family. I'll see you in July!

June 23, 2014

Aunt Helen's Obsession

A few months ago I made an impulse purchase on Etsy and have been meaning to share it with you ever since it arrived. Lucky for me I came across this potpourri of old buttons lovingly stitched to a bright yellow cloth and cardboard backing. Debra of Saffron Colored Pony says the "buttons in this collection called Aunt Helen's obsession. Sewing buttons onto card stock, mostly in a pleasing manner. They come to you on their original cardboard backing that Aunt Helen culled." I dare say I share in Aunt Helen's obsession. Do you?

And....there is another of Aunt Helen's button cards available here.
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