Saturday, September 19, 2009

I can't stop myself,


they are like potato chips, really ugly, with tentacles and suckers, potato chips, and you can't have just one.
I've made another one, and I like him pretty well. This one has a light inside it's head so that light filters out from his poppy red eyes. I've really had a lot of fun, figuring out how to make these and actually see them come to fruition. I must quote Adam Wallacavage here again for giving me the inspiration to make something I had seen, that otherwise could never own.

Adam Wallacavage: "I think it was the idea of creating the things I simply wanted. I've spent countless hours in my life scouring through flea markets and antique stores and decorative arts museums and I never had money to buy the things that inspired me. Or I felt this compulsive urge to acquire things that was kinda obsessive and not very good feeling. I basically realized that I had the talents to hand-make the things I wanted to see and it has been such a blessing to have gotten to the point of where I am now, where I feel I can have anything I can imagine, if I can figure out a way to make it."

I haven't decided whether or not to list this one. I really like having these creepy things hanging around my house. I'm sure I probably should not be decorating my house like the set of a spooky movie but it's what I'm feelin' right now and has been loads of fun. BTW I was really honored recently when etsy and Paste Magazine's Assistant Editor, Rachael Maddux chose old Pearl as part of their best animal themed items on etsy. It was HUGE for me, I am so flattered that my item would even be considered. I stay well grounded by the number of 'I can't believe that's so ugly' blogs that my stuff appears on. I kind of understand this as these are not for everyone and yes, creepy and yes, ugly, but that's what I was going for. Really. It is. What I was going for. Really.

10 comments:

Jess Mendez said...

Hi how are you?

I was looking through your blog, and I found it interesting, and inspiring to me, so I thought why not leave you a comment.

I too have a blog that I use out of Southern California here in San Diego.

Mostly it is a collection of artistic expression, and I have many friends with the same interests, maybe you can become my friend, and follow, and I can also follow you, if that is okay.

Well I hope to hear from you soon, and or read about you….LOL

Sincerely,
Jess

kartika said...

Thanks for stopping by! Your blog is very interesting - love it! Stay in touch! Kartika

kartika said...

Oh and just looked at your lantern on Etsy! It's great!

Jeanne said...

Creepy? Ugly?

How about hysterically funny, wildly unique and just way too much fun???

I couldn't have one, because Old Dog is such an Old Fart, but, left to my own devices, I would totally hang one of these in my dining room!

cconz said...

I know i have'ntt told you lately How much i love your blog! When ever i visit it's always a treat. I love your octopus chandilier. You are so creative.

Cheetah Velour said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!

Lux said...

hey, i just stumbled over this amazing chandelier - ugly??? are you crazy?? Its incredible! I'd rather have this inspirational piece of curiousness and fun hanging from my ceiling than some fake french mass produced, no taste item. Please list it!! x

~Hip Chick said...

It is always amazing to me, when I find something that is in my head, that someone else has done. One of these days I will have a lovely creature hanging from my ceiling. Love It!!!!Love It!!! Keep creating because people love what you do.
~Ina

Shay Johnson said...

I looove the octopus chandelier, it is fantastic !!!!
Shay

Karen from A`Musements said...

You never cease to amaze me... just think, lighting that can give you one squeeze after another and another and another and.... LOVE IT IN BLACK. You, Christie, are the OCTOPI BOMB!
xoxo
Karen