Archive for January, 2008

death is not a joyride and Austin Music Poll

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Hi guys, if any of you are willing to vote for KC’s band again this year the link is

http://www.austinchronicle.com/feedback/musicpoll/07/

You do have to give your contact info, which is a pain.

Her Band  “Death is NOT a Joy Ride” got lots of votes in these categories last year and finished 8th in their categories:

Industrial/Goth/Experimental

Kacy Ritter, my daughter is the vocalist.

These are all great people in her band. KC is a art major at UT and has an amazing academic record of straight A’s. 4.0!! And the rest are all artists, musicians, philosophers. I am really proud of her and them. You can hear their stuff at http://www.myspace.com/deathisnotajoyride

They have been described as “Girl-Fronted Dark Violin Burlesque Dance Rock” and one of the latest Onion reviews said about them “F Dance, Let’s Art” They describe themselves as an art rock  band.  

Thanks for voting if you get the chance. As you can tell, I am pretty proud to have such a talented daughter. I can’t sing a note, play an instrument, so it amazes me.

WOW

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

The World of WearableArt (WOW) was featured on one of the early shows  and a quick google brought up their website http://www.worldofwearableart.com/. There is a pretty cool video of the work. Some awesome creations. I don’t make clothes BUT I have to admit to looking forward to the new season of Project Runway.  

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 ‘Wetapunga’, Robyn Martin, Christchurch

Image downloaded courtesy of WOW

When it Rains It Pours

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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Night before last I did a huge pour of sewing stuff for the car. I used a clear resin and covered scissors, pincushions and other notions. I  put a rush on because I wanted to see Bonnie Blues art car talk at WIVLA (Women in the Visual and Literay Arts) and I wanted to put more stuff on my car and drive it to the meeting that Kay Cox invited me to. Of course the moment the resin dried, it began to rain for the first time this year in Houston. I got ready for the meeting that afternoon and the light rain turned the Clear Lake area into Gridlock. I drove for an hour and got about 3 miles from home before turning back.
Here is some of the stuff I poured
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Why Quilters are Happy

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

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I just read that researchers have discovered that stroking soft fabrics releases seratonin. Geez, we could have told them that!

More Whimseys

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

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Frame with Flags

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Early Bag

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Gloves

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Tiny Coin Purse

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Whish Broom Holder

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Urn or basket shape

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Flag Box with BOX written in beads on the top