So it was the Royal Bison this weekend. Did I mention that yet? Ha. My pals Nay-Nay and Beth came to hang out. Actually Beth came to hang out and sell super cute flag things. I actually remembered to take pictures of the table this time...
Some buttons, flags, collages and polka pigs ( I have a few of these left...)
Me looking really dorky behind my table, we repositioned the flag piles after too many people told us they looked like thongs in stacks, ha-ha.
Lots of fabulous peeps came by to visit and brought me many chai lattes (I don't know if I've ever had as many chai lattes in a weekend as I did this one). Also Amelia came by and brought these amazing coconut buns, seriously I can't even describe how great they were.
This weekend was a lot slower than the last Bison but stuff sold okay. The stationery sets were a hit and I was really excited about it. They're pretty fabulous if I do say so myself. It was a long weekend sitting behind the table seven hours a day, we took a lot of photos.
This one is kinda blurry but was waaay too amazing not to show (above). Note Nathan's commissioned blockhead portrait in his hot pink hoodie sitting in my flag tree and Beth, looking insane.
Vicki and Sid came by and I told Sid he looked like a hipster Dad. He responded by posing like this for my picture.
'Please Give Us A Push', super cute and still available.
I caught this vendor sleeping at her table Saturday afternoon. She was so out that I had time to run back to my table, take a picture of her, laugh with the guy who was browsing her table about the fact that she was sleeping and then go back to our table. She woke up ten minutes later and Nathan moseyed on over to her table said "look at this picture I took" and showed her the picture. She was pretty good about it (albeit embarrassed, ha) and we all had a good laugh.
On Saturday a few of the kids from one of the schools I sub at came in to check things out. One of their Mom's was describing her daughter Kristen's new room overhaul and I told them that it sounded just like my room (complete with a painting by me). She was talking about how Kristen thinks I'm cool or something, I can't remember what she said after that but I said to Kristen "you should be like me, I'm awesome!' Beth and I then laughed really hard and I wrote it down. Who says stuff like that?
I had dinner with Beth and Joel Saturday night and Joel gave me my Christmas present a bit late... it became our mascot for Royal Bison day two.
A Justin Timberlake marionette doll circa 1999, with frosted tips, earrings and zip off cargo pants.
The marionette provided us (and others) with endless hours of entertainment...
Me in my 'electric menthe' dress with Justin.
A happy customer.
It was a very good weekend. I've decided I'm going to do the November fair this year whether or not I'm in e-town, apparently it's the one to be at and last year I was otherwise occupied. Thanks to all the peeps who came out and bought my wares.
So Meg and I went for amazing sushi tonight and then went to West Ed to check out the new Anthropologie. Meg is kind of anthro-obsessed so it's always fun going with her. It was super pretty and I took lots of pictures.
They had terrible curtains.
A cute little owl juicer...
A bunch of amazing cabinets... my favorite thing about Anthropologie is their displays. I'm pretty sure that it's my destiny to be an Anthropologie display designer, I think I'd be crazy good at it. Who knows, maybe I'll try for it in Seattle.
Me on a super cute (overpriced) couch.
When we started to leave the mall meg noticed that she'd lost one of her super cute little bird earrings. We'd been in a few different stores and despite her complaining I made her retrace our steps. After a few stores she got all discouraged and whiny but we foraged on. As we headed to Anthro I shouted "discover Anthropologie Edmonton, again!" in an attempt to cheer her. And then...
So I just finished a three week teaching assignment at Edmonton Christian High School. The regular teacher had to get surgery so I got to spend three whole weeks teaching art and design. It was such a lovely job; the kids were fabulous and talented and sooo well behaved. I think I'm a bit too used to junior high though because I was a little unnerved with how quiet the kids were. Anyhow because they were so hard-working and required so little of me it left a lot of time for me to draw. Something I decided at the beginning of the two weeks was that I was going to catalogue all of my work outfits by drawing them each day. I only did it for the first two weeks though, remember to click on them if you want to see them bigger.
By the third week I had a lot of marking to do and I was pretty sick of drawing outfits so I stopped. I did draw a few other things though...
I have been missing the kids I spent the last three weeks with. Spending my days home alone packing, drawing and patching walls is a stark contrast to teaching a room full of students. Getting to know a group of great kids and then having to leave them so quickly is definitely the hardest part of subbing for me.
Lately I've become a little obsessed with the idea of only wearing dresses this summer. To that end I purchased another one a while back.
Cute right? I am really liking grey lately.
I love how lacy it is but It's a bit too short to wear without something under it. It looks weird with leggings though so I've been on the hunt for a slip. I have a good white one that I thought about using as a template to sew a grey one but my sewing skills are pretty terrible. So I took a look on the internet today and found one for 11 dollars including shipping. I don't even think I could sew one for that so I had to order it. It seems a bit odd to buy a slip off the internet but hey, it was cheap.
I am a 27 year old Artist, Illustrator & Teacher living in Seattle. This blog is my way of sharing what is going on in my little world of arting and crafting. Thanks for poking around and I would love it if you left a note or comment. It seems to validate my writing somehow, ha.