[mid week refresh] Aurora Robson

aurora robson collage

It’s Wednesday.

The work week is in full force, and well, sometimes we need a little pick-me-up to keep the inspiration flowing for the remainder of the week. I came across Multi-Media artist Aurora Robson’s work while perusing the Columbus College of Art and Design’s lecture series this coming school year. Not only is she presenting at the school in September, but she will also open a solo exhibition at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens that runs through April. I know I’ll definitely be checking that out!

The medium for these collages are ink and junk mail–yup, junk mail. I would love to see them up close to really understand the dimension of the work since these images almost look like vector graphics. Her figural style is also transposed into sculpture, painting, and installation work that you can see on her website.

We_Travel_We_Respond - aurora robson

Aurora Robson - Inga

A Community - Aurora Robson

The Only Mystery - Aurora Robson

all images via Aurora Robson’s Website

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diy: personalize your hat

personalize your fedora

I’m completely in love with this fedora craze that’s been going on lately. I’ve always loved wearing hats and now its even more trendy to fashion your noggin with cute toppers. The problem with trends, however, is that there is a good chance of seeing yourself walk down the street since there’s only so many hats to choose from. I’ve decided to lower my chances of seeing double by giving my plain, Old-Navy-purchased fedora some custom modifications.

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round up: colorful planters

Ok, ok, so my obsession with brightly colored planters isn’t quite done yet, but I think this might just be the final post to really get it out of my system. When we stopped by my Grandma’s house to pick her up for the Mother’s Day luncheon she couldn’t wait to take me out to her back patio and show off her latest project. As soon as I saw this array of brightly colored spray painted pots–a day after making this stacked planter and a week after making my hanging garden tins–I thought there’s no denying that I come by all this honestly. Even my 85-year-old Gram needs to add some bright whimsy to her garden!

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diy: sock bunnies

diy sock bunnies

Last week while I was in Toledo installing Mason’s letters and taking fanatical pictures of his cheese dip at lunch, my mom had made these adorable little sock bunnies. I thought they were too cute not to share on here! She saw the idea on pinterest and made her way to lil blue boo’s blog that has a fabulously detailed step-by-step.

If you want the detailed diy, go there. If you want the quick and dirty how-to, I’ll provide you with a simple analysis of the sock bunny anatomy:

sock bunny

If you want to see what else my mom has found on pinterest, follow her!

sock bunny

How To: Make Plarn

how to make plarn

Have a bunch of plastic bags stashed away in one big plastic bag waiting for the day you actually remember to take them with you to the grocery to recycle? (I always forget).

Stop trying to remember and make something out of them! Here’s a tutorial for making Plarn, err, plastic yarn, that is.

plarn tutorial

To cut the strips:

plarn tutorial

I haven’t made anything with mine yet, but I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Happy Saturday!

DIY: T-Shirt Scarf

how to make a t shirt scarf

Want a fun weekend project to work on? Make this t-shirt scarf! It’s super easy and it’s made out of an old t-shirt so it’s eco-chic as well! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a large, old t shirt (I used a men’s XL that I got at a thrift store)
  • sharp scissors
  • ruler (optional) super straight cuts aren’t necessary for this project

how to make a t shirt scarf step 1

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Enjoy your weekend with your fun new scarf!