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Big News!

My etsy shop is now stocking (small quantities to start) of my original textile designs ๐Ÿ™‚

You can check the first few listings out here

and many more designs on Spoonflower here

I added a few in my Totoro series to start with. My Neighbor Totoro has long been one of my favorite films of all time.

It’s sweetness is hard to top and visually it is YOWZAAA! So lovely to look at ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s pace is just slow enough for you to notice all the details from snails squirming up a blade of grass to tadpoles wiggling in the water. It also has a realistic 4 year old in it that my sweet 4 year old loves!

I hope you check out my designs and the movie!

I will post more on my over-complicated design method coming up soon.

 

 

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whats up with steph?

my computer is very sad.

for now i am using whichever computer is @ home and not being used by james and i am slowly but surely remembering my usernames + passwords to the zillion sites i like to look @ daily.

i dont know when i became a nerd but i guess its inevitable, y’know, since i married one and all. but for reals, whats up with me being so dependent on the dub dub dub? (aka=internets, www)

i think its b.c. of my flickr addiction that has never really lightened up, its been years now and i just totally totally heart it. it keeps me connected to my buddies all over this planet. like i really know (see) what is going on in their lives and that makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚

so yeah i figured out my yahoo id thingie and i posted a bzillion photos today and then proceeded to spend a long long time tagging, organizing, naming, describing, >>> flickring.

okay so go check them out….

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephiblu/

p.s cute idea for a group:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/flickr-is-my-blog/

also,

it was week of old-skool visitors this past week:

vanessa and her son came over for the day-they live in myrtle beach and were in nj visitng family and took some time to see our house and go to the park, two parks actually, and out to veggie heaven, and do arts and crafts!

mikey came up and luckily i saw him and his cutie wifey and son not that long ago. he came up and we went to go see peter murphy. i am happy to report he is still a sexy man, peter that is, well hey mikey is still a cutie too! (no worries maria or james, it aint like that) we had fun times and danced and acted silly.

biyana came over today with her beansprout (eliana who is just sprouting up into the cutest little blondie curlie haired girl) and ron (who is def. old skool). and we had fun times and talked and talked and busted out photos from the 90’s and remembered, and chased around eliana, and checked out the garden (!) and went to church street for cuteness and a strangely timed meal-4pm-early bird special. and then we hugged a lot.

also this past week chloe stayed with us for a few days and it was a non-stop art making and silliness marathon. my niece is cooler than your niece for sure ๐Ÿ™‚ she did an amazing painting, and fuse beads, and god’s eyes (fiber art!), lots of drawing and painting and beads, buttons, scissors, yarn, and so on. we watched spirited away and little house on the prairie. baked bread. had visitors including our neighbor hanna. walked around montclair. had a picnic in the grass. we also went to the montclair art museum with our sketchbooks and drew and looked and talked. fun. maybe we will go to moma next time.

whewwwy i am pooped.

 

happy spring.

for some fresh spring fashion see teamtichenor’s new etsy shoppe!

teamtichenor.etsy.com

you can get your very own homegrown crystal necklace made by mother nature, james and i. check them out, i will keep adding more as they are finished.

fun.

 

threads wearable art fashion show is finished.

but the photos are pouring in! hooray!

and here are a bunch of linkies the show is mentioned on, some with snip snaps (photos).

it was a great day! so many people showed up that it was standing room only, and then people had to be turned away. they hung out in the museum but could not get into the show. i think our (james, amanda, and i) project: the piece and the presentation that day went off without a hitch. i am really happy with the outcome of our group project. working in a group is not that easy. the 3 of us all have strong opinions because we are all artists. we ended up finding our group and just kind of doing what we do best, amanda (aka mandible) said it to me really well, but i am so exhausted that i cannot recall it very well. she did a lot of detail oriented work and the big push @the end and the day of show (and rehearsals too) and i kinda pushed the project along and worked on it everyday. james made all the crystals and was very helpful with constant feedback and ideas and also did a lot of the writing for the project. he also published a book of homemade crystal picks, http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/159029

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/fashion-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=48984

http://gogodistro.blogspot.com/2008/02/more-photos-from-event-in-my-gaia.html

http://www.artdaily.org/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=23053&b=threads

http://jclist.com/modules/piCal/index.php?smode=Daily&action=View&event_id=0000036487&caldate=2008-2-23

http://weblogart.blogspot.com/2008/02/threads-wearable-art-fashion-show.html

http://itp.nyu.edu/alumniblender/2008/02/07/fashionable-technology-report-february/

http://theaphroditeproject.tv/platforms_blog/category/exhibitions/

http://www.clusterflock.org/2008/02/threads-this-sunday-february-24.html

http://www.rockitdocket.blogspot.com/

http://www.talk2myshirt.com/blog/archives/408

http://www.getouthudson.com/cal_event_view.php?op=view&id=807

http://lizgallo.com/

http://wearingthefuture.com/content/view/24/1/

http://www.chocolaterobot.com/?p=147

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19314791&BRD=1291&PAG=461&dept_id=523592&rfi=6

http://itp.nyu.edu/~kh928/blog/?cat=5

http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/calendar/?action=view&event_id=1801

 

threads only days away, โ˜€sundayโ˜€

be there or be โ˜

jersey city museum
350 Montgomery St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 413-0303

www.jerseycitymuseum.org

http://www.gaiastudio.org/

Threads

Wearable Art Fashion Show
at the Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ
Sunday, February 24th, 2008 1pm
Artist talk 1pm Runway show 2pm
Reception immediately following
Threads: Wearable Art Fashion Show is presented by _gaia in conjunction with Jersey City Museum. The show will be presented at the Jersey City Museum on Sunday, February 24th, 2008. The event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the work of 20 artists and designers who are combining non-traditional materials and/or technology to create wearable designs.

Artists/designers: LoVid, Christina Mancuso, Johana Moscoso, Jenny Chowdhury, Julie Blanciak, Kate Hartman, Juliana Cope, Gwen Charles, Pollie Barden, Geraldine Juarez, Norene Leddy, Gailene McGhee St.Amand, Zawadi, Giana Gonzalez, Sonali Sridhar, Danielle Fotopoulos, Stephanie Tichenor, James Tichenor and Amanda Mayoff.

Threads: Wearable Art Fashion Show is presented by _gaia in conjunction with Jersey City Museum. The show will be presented at the Jersey City Museum on Sunday, February 24th, 2008. The event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the work of 20 artists and designers who are combining non-traditional materials and/or technology to create wearable designs.

Artists/designers: LoVid, Christina Mancuso, Johana Moscoso, Jenny Chowdhury, Julie Blanciak, Kate Hartman, Juliana Cope, Gwen Charles, Pollie Barden, Geraldine Juarez, Norene Leddy, Gailene McGhee St.Amand, Zawadi, Giana Gonzalez, Sonali Sridhar, Danielle Fotopoulos, Stephanie Tichenor, James Tichenor and Amanda Mayoff.

 

threads. and swaparamarama.

Threads Feb.24,2008 at JC Museum.

Threads
Wearable Art Fashion Show
at the Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ
Sunday, February 24th, 2008 1pm
Artist talk 1pm Runway show 2pm
Reception immediately following

Threads: Wearable Art Fashion Show is presented by _gaia in conjunction with Jersey City Museum. The show will be presented at the Jersey City Museum on Sunday, February 24th, 2008. The event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the work of 20 artists and designers who are combining non-traditional materials and/or technology to create wearable designs.

Artists/designers: LoVid, Christina Mancuso, Johana Moscoso, Jenny Chowdhury, Julie Blanciak, Kate Hartman, Juliana Cope, Gwen Charles, Pollie Barden, Geraldine Juarez, Norene Leddy, Gailene McGhee St.Amand, Zawadi, Giana Gonzalez, Sonali Sridhar, Danielle Fotopoulos, Stephanie Tichenor, James Tichenor and Amanda Mayoff.

An artist talk at 1pm will feature Despina Papadopoulos, an interactive designer and director of Studio 5050 (5050ltd.com) and Nora Abousteit and Benedikta von Karaisl, the founders of BurdaStyle.com.

Swap-O-Rama-Rama
*February 10th Swap-O-Rama Rama 6pm at _gaia studio, $10
Please help us spread the word on the fundraiser. More people= more fun!

Similar to clothing swap except you can bring clothes (and get clothes)
that you would like to have altered at various stations (sewing, silk
screened, etc). Event is co-sponsored by Swap-O-Rama Rama and is listed
on their website (below). Creative design stations to be set up for DIY:
hand-sewing, deconstruction, stenciling, trims,etc ย $10 entrance fee.
Sunday February 10th at 6pm
_gaia studio ย 66 willow avenue ย 3rd floor hoboken, nj 07030
201.386.0486 ย  http://www.gaiastudio.org/
http://www.swaporamarama.org/events.htm

 

etsy shop update.

i have added new (old) work to my etsy shop.

some paintings from the early 2000’s and some photo transfer collages done in the late 90’s. soon i will retrieve my painting from my wonderful storage area: james’ dad’s house in jersey city, and i will photograph and add more work to etsy. these things take time…

for now just go and check it out here: www.artspluscrafts.etsy.com