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Jurassic World

Barbara Dziadisz

Did you watch Jurassic World this weekend? I thought it was epic… in an over-the-top dinosaur action adventure sort of way. Pretty amazing!

This print from Barbara Dziadosz reminded me of the good times – I love her illustration style!


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I Made This: Yarn Wallhanging

Yarn Wallhanging DIY | Moss Points North

I would say that my usual decorating M.O. is to have every wall covered with either artwork or furniture against it. I am not super comfortable with empty space. So when the wall between my closet and my bathroom was blank for over a year it was definitely starting to bug me. The bed corner comes close to the wall and so any furniture or shelving option was out of the picture since it is a small relatively high trafficked ‘hallway’.

When I came across the DIY project for these yarn wallhangings on the creativebug blog I knew I had to make one! I was able to use supplies and yarn that I had around the house and I even used up a few skeins of yarn. It was a fun therapeutic project that I completed in an afternoon while I caught up on some America’s Got Talent {no shame!}. The trickiest part is the trimming to get the shape you want. I ended up here with a bit of an off-kiltered chevron and I decided to let it sit for awhile to see how I like it. I figured less is more since you can’t add length back on! Maybe someday I’ll trim some more, we shall see.

Yarn Wallhanging DIY | Moss Points North Yarn Wallhanging DIY | Moss Points North

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Want: Bramble Workshop

Bramble Workshop | Moss Points North

Attention world! I have figured out what I want in life. I want to be Jessica Pezalla from Bramble Workshop! She is an event styling and store display lady and I am in love with her work.

I am having a mini career crisis at the moment and am trying to figure out which direction to head in. I have always had ideas of careers I think I would like in my head but have never truly tried to take action to make them happen.

Right now, Anthropologie window display designer sounds like the ultimate business card title and it has for awhile. So how do I make that happen? More school? Do cool stuff to get noticed? Work crappy jobs while I develop my artistic style? Who knows! Ideas are definitely welcomed.

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A Taste of Phoenix Art at The Clarendon Hotel

Artel Phoenix at The Clarendon Hotel | Moss Points North

This past weekend The Clarendon Hotel hosted an art installation event titled Artel Phx. They put a call out for area artists to set up installations and artwork throughout the hotel. Several rooms had exhibits along with live dance numbers and other art scattered around the space.

Artel Phoenix at The Clarendon Hotel | Moss Points North

Flames projected onto a phoenix, A yarn-bombed bicycle, Electric cacti, Yarn take-over of a hotel room

Epix FX at Artel Phoenix at The Clarendon Hotel | Moss Points North

My main interest at the exhibit was one put on by Epic FX. This laser installation was projected down a long hallway and consisted of different laser beams and sound effects triggered simultaneously but always randomly to create a truly unique live experience for all the guests.

Epix FX at Artel Phoenix at The Clarendon Hotel | Moss Points North Dagne Hanson at Artel Phoenix at The Clarendon Hotel | Moss Points North

The other exhibit that I enjoyed a bit more than the others was the paintings displayed from Dagne Hanson. You usually can’t go wrong with paintings of flowers!

Dagne Hanson at Artel Phoenix at The Clarendon Hotel | Moss Points North

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Jump Off the Page

Jump Off the Page Prints | Moss Points North

These prints from Jump Off the Page are perfect encouragement for adventuring and kick-starting new things! What explorations do you have planned for this fall?

Phoenix Friends! Check out these adventures this weekend:
Artel Phx exhibit at The Clarendon // Friday and Saturday night // Free!
First Friday // Friday night // Free!
Twelfth Night by GCU’s fine arts program // Friday, Saturday, Sunday // $12

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Monday! Er… Tuesday! {9}

Monday Round Up | Moss Points North

Hello Lovelies! With the holiday yesterday I felt I should wait on the Monday round up until today. I hope everyone was able to enjoy a bit of relaxing yesterday. Yay for a short week!

Today I rounded up a few things from around the interwebs that you should take some time to click over and explore – you won’t be disappointed!

1 // If you have never stumbled upon or taken the time to scroll through the wedding website for Jess {the fabulous Jessica Hische that is} and Russ, than hop to it! It’s definitely old news, since they’re already married, but I’m glad they kept the site up – it’s a really interesting scroll through and features several of their illustrator friends.

2 // ‘Make it Pop!’ – how many times have you had a client say those exact words to you? Over in Ireland, “ad creatives, designers, animators, directors, illustrators and more took time out to dress up their favourite worst feedback from clients, transforming quotes that would normally give you a twitch, into a diverse collection of posters.” Take some time and take a look!

3 // The Makers Project by Jennifer Causey took a peak into the Best Made Company studio in New York. Hop on over for images and a short interview {along with a lot more featured makers!}.

4 // Judith ann Braun is an artist that draws with her fingertips dipped in charcoal!

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Video Games in the MoMA

Did you see that the MoMA has started to acquire video games for their permanent collection?

“Are video games art? They sure are, but they are also design, and a design approach is what we chose for this new foray into this universe. The games are selected as outstanding examples of interaction design—a field that MoMA has already explored and collected extensively, and one of the most important and oft-discussed expressions of contemporary design creativity. Our criteria, therefore, emphasize not only the visual quality and aesthetic experience of each game, but also the many other aspects—from the elegance of the code to the design of the player’s behavior—that pertain to interaction design.”

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