Friday, January 29, 2010

just a design

just a design
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

i didn't create the marbles, i just used stock and the design is like a million you'll find on every stock site, but alas, here it is :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fresh Bump

This link is totally worth clicking on:

10 Design Quotes Visualized

Especially if you're an artist, designer, free thinker, lover of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dwell Studio | Proceeds to Unicef for Haiti

Click on the link:
dwell studio

Today, 1/26 only, and 100% of the proceeds from your purchases will be donated to Unicef for aid to the Haitians.

If you're going to buy, do it today!

Thank you.

Monday, January 25, 2010

1 hour

The time it takes me to walk from my office to the library, go to the bathroom, blow my nose and walk back to work. Due to the "special" rules that are being applied to my work day, I will move my exercise from 4:30ish pm to noonish...just bring a pair of shoes for walking in my backpack of life. Then i can better conform to the standards and policies established solely for my benefit.

Friday, January 22, 2010

filthEdesign logo

filthEdesign logo
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

just playing with logos in an attempt to create designs daily outside of my "day job"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

drink more water

In my quest to drink more water and my desire to not overpay for soda, I might just give soda up...stop drinking it except on "special occasions" (as defined by me) or with whiskey :). The cheapest soda in town is Checkers and I've been to, probably every other grocery store in town, for the items that they carry at the cheapest price. And I don't really want to go to TWO grocery stores in one night, so I just haven't had any soda. I [heart] Coke Zero...not as much as coffee, but close. But it's been at least 4 days since I've had soda...and while I still think about it, it hasn't been that big of a deal and I've also been drinking more water which is great...and I know myself well enough to know that if there's soda in the house, I will pick it over water most of the time.

Also, I just passed a platter of sweet pastries in the kitchen at work and while I had a double take, I did not have a pastry - not even half :)

And now that the days are getting longer (and the snow is starting to melt), I'm hoping to be able to start exercising more frequently...might try to make it to the rec center today/tonight, but it's been such a busy week, I'm not sure. But I'm at least going to try to make it while the boy is at Tae Kwon Do.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

to do list

3:30-5 science olympiad
5-6 swim practice
6:30 - parents meeting
8-9 tae kwon do

call drs. office
make eye dr. appt.
finish grocery shopping
- pizzas
- lettuce
- hyvee steaks
- taco seasoning

1:30-3 science olympiad
4-6 swim practice
6:50 9th grade enrollment mtg.

E v1 (01.12.09)

E v1
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

my business name is "filthEdesign" - the E is for the first letter of my name. i'm considering doing a variation on the letter E for my daily art/design's a thought...i'm starting very basic :) but maybe it will help me improve as a designer...might have several reoccurring themes...the letter E and embroidery so far...

Monday, January 11, 2010

new year | new something...

This past weekend involved 3-days of swim meet. It was in Topeka so I got to sit in the crowd and cheer for my kid like a regular parent :). But it does tend to dominate your weekend. Luckily it's winter and there's still lots of snow on the ground so I'm not sure what else I'd be doing...well I would be arting, but it's cool.

John got best times in 7 out of 9 events, one event he hadn't swam before so no time to beat and the other he took time off his last swim, but not off his best time ever in the event. He is 2 one hundredths of a second from breaking a minute on his 100 Free which is very exciting :) He's gone 58 secs. in practice, but not in a time :)

Other things I'm planning for the week are:
Grocery shopping - yeah seems like not a big deal, but with the economics of it all one has to start implementing strategy into the exercise.

On Wednesday I should hear if I'm accepted (or not) into the ARC Gallery's Materiality show in March :) I think my work is perfect for it, but one of my application photos was not that great and then I'm still very much on the "emerging" side and not really established at all...anyway, cross your fingers. :)

John has a Science Olympiad meet in Platte City on Saturday. We have no idea what this entails or means in any way...but we fully support his interest and abilities in science and math!

I also plan to officiate at the All-Stars meet this Sunday at the Lawrence pool...which should be a decent time. The best swimmers from the surrounding LSCs in the 14 and under age group - so no DQs based on inability or not knowing a stroke at least :) And ultimately the more you see it swam correctly, the more you can recognize an incorrect stroke/turn. I might also see what's involved to be a starter...a clinic and some shadowing, but when...

I also need to think on a piece for my awesome friend Bobbi. We got together for lunch when she was here over the holidays and she asked me to do a piece to celebrate her new found freedom and independence! :)

Also, if you look to the right you can see the Facebook badge if you want to fan me as an artist :) Right now I'm my only fan :) baby steps :)

The other thing I want to be doing is exercising more. I started my food diary again today - will try to keep my calories under 1500 and try to stop eating so many empty carbs. That in association with exercise will help me to be healthier I think. I went to the rec center by our house and one of the treadmills was empty, so i walked 3 miles - it was good. Hopefully I'll be ready to run again once the snow melts and I am not at the mercy of the availability of 2 treadmills open to the entire public. The day after my great workout, it snowed again and all parks and rec services closed for a day. But based on the estimation of the treadmill, I'll burn 3-400 calories in 3 miles. All of which will ultimately increase muscle tone and burn fat...which is great considering I think I gained about 500 lbs. over the holidays...srsly...

Well I think that's all I need to document for right now...will serve sort of as my "to do" list...

Friday, January 8, 2010

i've stumbled...2 days sans art projects...

in my defense i sit at a computer all day designing and production arting work for the man. and then of course that argument totally holds up for the other side, i make stuff all day for someone else, take a few minutes of my time to make something for me, the artist...

analog is an interesting theme...
i like most art/doodles of cassette tapes.
and legos, saw some cool sketches of legos somewhere.
i should like, collect those images and links in a blog or something :P

so anyway, i was looking at this great business card site, really great!

and found the business card That Kate Creates and went to her etsy store and saw this awesome piece and only $5! though i thought she was from KC but she is from London :)

You can click on the image to get to her store and check her other awesome hand drawn shrinky dink brooches. Great stuff :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy 2010!

You may have noticed I'm doing a "daily art/design" piece. Sometimes they may be part of an existing project, sometimes they will be new. The first and third were part of the Art House Co-op's Sketchbook Project.

A brief history
Currently in it's fourth incarnation, The Sketchbook Project exhibited in October of 2007 with 500 artists participating from around the world. For Volume 3, the The Sketchbook Project toured to 9 different galleries and venues around the East Coast, connecting almost 3,000 artists together through the project.

Project goal
The library will house thousands of sketchbooks from artists that reside all over the globe. We'll be touring around the United States with the collection starting in April, followed by a permanent location for the library in 2010.

Confirmed Exhibition Dates

January 29 - 30, 2009
Art House Gallery
309 Peters St
Atlanta, GA 30313

February 19 - 21, 2010
303 Grand St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

April 8 - 11, 2010
Art and Shelter Gallery at The Salvation Army Alegria
2737 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

April 16 - 18, 2010 Saint Louis, MO
Soulard Art Market
2028 S. 12th St
Saint Louis, MO 63104

May 7 - 9, 2010
Home Gallery
1407 E. 54th Place
Chicago, IL 60615

The other days so far have been embroidery pieces in a 3x5 moleskine sketchbook that I just had around the house.

If you're in one of the above locations on the dates listed, let me know if you stop by and see the work :) Otherwise, I hope you'll check back and see the work I continue to do.

happy 2010!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

embroidered alphabet

embroidered alphabet
Originally uploaded by filthEdesign

trying to make the last pages of my art house coop sketchbook as impactful as the first pages :) plus it's sort of a bridge between my last series and my current series...