Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pictures, Pimpages, Crafts, Appearances and Tutorials!

Thanks for coming back and checking on me from time to time. I have been sitting on this blog way too long. I have some Crafty and Artsy homies I want to pimp out and share with you. These chicas have mad skills and it is such a shame to keep them all to myself, ya know? So lets get this party started!

First Chica up for blast, is my friend Cyndi of Santa Clarita Craft Lab. She has been crafting it up for a while and she just recently opened her very own Craft Lab down in Santa Clarita California. Any of you Sur Califa Chicas should go check her out. She has lots of wonderful classes to choose from and I really hope to make it down there sometime soon.

Anyhoo, her and I did a private swap on Swapbot. You know, to get her feet wet, sucker her into the Swapping vortex that I am so hopelessly part of. Hehe, I think it worked too, check out what she sent me. Can you say SCORE? Everything is handmade by Cyndi.




Here is her Shrine to Che Guevera. How hardcore is that? She even made little Che's out of all the matches in the box. Fantatico!

This here little gem of a shrine is made by my girl Alisa. The challenge was to make a shrine out of bottle caps. I like how she stacked two together to make a freestanding shrine. She also hooked it up with a healthy dose of glitter and her trademark, sequins!
These next two pics are from my homie "Altered Rose" The challenge was to make two items out of recycled materials. She really took this swap to heart and blew my mind. The pic below is a Shrine made from a jar using a vintage photo of a boy. I really like how nostalgic and old school it is. So cute, makes me want to create a swap using this medium!
I thought she did a great job on this necklace. She used a recycled necklace she bought at a garage sale, a toy bunny, and a TWIG, for Gawd's sake! Reminds me of an old toy from way back in the day. I can so see this piece in a shadow box Shrine.
This is another bottle cap shrine made for me by my partner in Swapbot. I love the simplicity and creativity of it. So delicate looking.

Ok, how awesome is this matchbox shrine? I received this from my partner, Mickeymoosies of Swapbot. I thought she did a banging job. The colors, the details, everything, so beautiful!

But wait, there are more homegirls I want you to check out! Do stop and visit my girl, Lisa of Willis Kids

She offers up a tutorial on paper cutting. Her work is incredible. Truly an art form in itself, don't ya think? She is always posting pics of her latest cut outs and she paints and illustrates too. So much talent!

Ok, this is a recent find. I found her a few months ago. Her name cracked me up, but after snooping around her pics, I was taken aback of her talent and creativity. WOW. Meet my girl of Borderbaby Creations!

Look at her profile pics, WOWZA!

Alas, I never get tired of pimping out my girl Kathy, I just wanted to put it out there, that La Reyna, Crafty Chica, is taking her show on the road to promote her much awaited craft line at a Michaels near you.

She will be in my barrio on August.

Friday, August 22, 6 – 8 p.m.
3691 Truxel Rd., Sacramento CA 95834-3604
(916) 928-9777

Come out with us and show her your love!

4 comments:

Colleen said...

Hi-
I am the Vice President of the College Greens Swim and Racquet Club (www.collegegreens.net). CGSC is a cool little swim club near Sac State. We have many fun events throughout the year. We are having a craft fair on Sept. 27th from 10-5. We are trying to make it cooler than your average craft show and are trying to get vendors that sell cute and cool items. We are charging $20 for a 6 foot table and are asking for one item to be dontated for a raffle. We want to make this a yearly event and want to build it up to something that people look forward to. We really want to invite you to participate. If you are interested please call me or email me for more information. Thanks, Colleen Cardoso 225-8430

Colleen said...

Hi-
I am the Vice President of the College Greens Swim and Racquet Club (www.collegegreens.net). CGSC is a cool little swim club near Sac State. We have many fun events throughout the year. We are having a craft fair on Sept. 27th from 10-5. We are trying to make it cooler than your average craft show and are trying to get vendors that sell cute and cool items. We are charging $20 for a 6 foot table and are asking for one item to be dontated for a raffle. We want to make this a yearly event and want to build it up to something that people look forward to. We really want to invite you to participate. If you are interested please call me or email me for more information. Thanks, Colleen Cardoso 225-8430

Cyndi said...

hey yoli thanks for the pimpage. love all the other chicas & their art. how many swaps do u do in one day...?
cyndi

Erika Ashley said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE mixed media art!

You should check out Jack and Cat Curio!