Being Polish, I've gotten used to having very different traditions from all of my friends. You know, the things your family does on holidays and you just assume that it's customary. For example, when I found out that egg tapping is not a widely participated Easter activity in these parts, my world was turned upside down.
Anyways, our Christmas Eve dinner always starts and ends with the same food: mushroom borscht, rye bread, fried fish, pierogi, uszka, chrusciki, and poppy seed cake. The uszka are my favorite part of the meal. They use the best mushrooms and take just about all day to make—so we only have them once a year.
This is my submission for Penmanship, a type show being held at Vox Populi as a part of Design Philadelphia. If you live in or around Philly please come see work from so many talented local designers. It's up until the 23rd of October. You'd be sorry to miss this one.
319 N. 11th Street, Third Floor
October 13-23, 2011.
When I was little, I had a big wooden puzzle map of the US. Every time I picked up a state I couldn't help but turn it into something else. Like Oklahoma...? A frying pan obviously. The square states to the West are a different story. Unfortunately those were just squares. But here are some of my interpretations. More to come!
So, a little while ago my coworker asked me to make a circus themed baby shower invite for her sister. She trusted me and gave me complete freedom, which is the recipe for a happy designer. The invite came out exactly as I hoped! Anyways, it turned out that this baby shower was in need of a cake as well. So my very talented friend, Ryan, used my invite as inspiration and created this masterpiece! I think he did a great job incorporating my colors and design elements. I had a leftover slice at work the next day, and it was so very tasty.
It didn't occur to me that all these guys live in water until I was nearly done painting them. I think I like the angelfish the best because he reminds me of my childhood trips to Mr. Fish (our local exotic fish store).
I was digging through some of my elementary ceramic work this past weekend and found this gem. I can't tell if it's a cat or a rabbit but I think it's kind of cute, no? My 3D work (for the most part) is pretty awful so I was really excited to find this little guy.
He reminded me of this series of chickens I made in college. Probably my two best clay creations ever!