Monday, December 31, 2007

Thanks for a great 2007!

Thanks for a great 2007!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

latest obsessions

Wool felt- I just purchased my first pieces of wool felt and they are so soft and the colors are so beautiful! I made my bf Sal a phone cozy out of the gray piece. I'm curious to see how it will hold up in comparison to synthetic felt.

beeswax candles are the bee's knees
Beeswax candles- I've been testing out some candles lately and so far these are my favorite. I had bought some soy candles from Etsy but I found that the scent was way to strong for me. This beeswax candle is 100% pure beeswax and doesn't contain and artificial dyes or fragrances. I like.

Friday, December 28, 2007

mini book

mini book, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

made with the paper board that comes with pantyhose.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

subliminal greetings

subliminal greetings, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

My family desperately wants me to get married and have children. Don't think I didn't notice this subliminal Christmas greeting! I'm on to you aunt Ann! ;)

Friday, December 21, 2007

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merry christmas!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Save your scraps kids!

cloud card case made w/ scraps from my other prototypes. Next year I will be even more vigilant in saving my fabric scraps! Time to go look for more storage! I've been eyeing this beauty for a few years. I desperately need an inexpensive flat file. Have you seen any good ones?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

cloud print

cloud print, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Card SALE!

Trying to make some space for 2008 merchandise.


Another prototype added to the shop.

here is the link.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Meow Meow the Cat

meow meow the cat - profile

Available for adoption!

{insert fanfare here}

I finished with one of my web projects, The Grinch 50th Anniversary Site!

(these are my actual winter gloves, but now when I wear them I totally feel like the Grinch!)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Prototype sale!

testing, testing... I am selling some of my prototypes in my etsy shop at reduced prices. I will be adding all one of a kind (as of now) pouches/designs.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sweetie McTweedy + Bonnie Bunny

bonnie bunny

Now in the shop!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Some new goodies in the shop!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

timmie #125

timmie #125, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Doesn't he look so sad? It is because it is very gray in Brooklyn today and it is hard to take nice photos with natural lighting. He is just going to stay inside and watch sad girly movies while eating some yummy white cheddar popcorn.

Nothing dirty is going on in this picture...

Sal and Fuzzy relaxing at the Hyatt Regency

...or is there??!?!

ba ba ba bummmmmmmmmm...

But seriously kids- I wanted to recommend using Priceline's "name your own price". I know this sounds like an ad but really- we got to stay at a 4-star hotel for the price of a 2 or 3-star!

Priceline, you can send your check to Marilyn Patrizio 68....

Monday, December 10, 2007

Bazaar Bizarre Boston 2007

First I want to apologize to your eyeballs for the flash photography they are about to receive-

my set-up:

baz biz 2007

Now, I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by my table! It is always interesting to see people's reactions to my work in person. Like small children begging their moms to purchase Monster Timmie Beer coin pouches (coming soon to my etsy shop) for them, with a resounding "No way!" as a response! :)

Also, I want to give a special thank you to what dat who stopped by my table along with her customized Timmies - #110-#113 (below)
what dat?'s timmies (#110-113)

She also gave me this awesome sculpture of Timmie w/a bookworm and toadstool w/ coordinating ribbon and stationery! Could this be any more awesome?! NO, I don't think so! Look how perfectly, proportionately sculpted that little Timmie is!

the close up:

the back:

and... it glows in the dark!!
Thank you so much S,C and Timmies 110-113 :D!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

zipper bouquet

This is how the guy at the shop bound up my zippers. I think this would be a fun bouquet for a crafty utilitarian wedding. During the reception the guests can make zippered pouches. Fun for all! :P

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Watch out rip-off artists!

This site made me feel a bit better knowing I wasn't the only one getting ripped off. See posts here and here.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Boston Bazaar Bizarre this Sunday!!!!!!

I will be at table #83

Here is all the info:
Sunday December 9, 2007
The Cyclorama (Boston Center for the Arts)
539 Tremont St in the South End of Boston

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Admission fee $1.00

Print on linen

, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Here is my first attempt to print on linen ~ very exciiiiiiting. I've heat sealed the ink and now these are ready to be made into something useful. I am thinking a mini tablecloth... what would that be called...a placemat... like a doily but not frilly or a pillow or maybe some bookcovers or a pouch. Can I still call it a doily if it is not lacey? Please enlighten me.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Painting Tour

Alt. title- "More of my paintings that you'll ever want to see in your whole life". I had spread them all out for some friends that were coming over and decided to take this video before I put them all away. Enjoy!

Note: the only audio in this video is my size 10's stomping around. So if you want to play some classical music along with it, that'd be great. :) Also, the paintings at the end w/ the black mats are watercolors.

black can version

I might just go with this one~ more manly

which do you think looks better?

a. gray-blue
b. dark green
c. dark red
d.try another background color like _____.