Monday, June 30, 2008

Illustration Friday topic - "fierce"

illustration friday - "fierce"
(acrylic on wood)

I think this is my first painted entry for illustration friday. It is Timmie wearing his fierce new lion hat. It is all the rage in Timmie fashion land. I can't stop associating the word "fierce" with Tyra Banks & photo shoots. Work it.

"fierce" natural light

Here is what the full board looks like in natural light

Reminder: Pink sale ends July 1st!

bunny head wallet, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

All pink items in my shop are 25% off till Tuesday.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Shop update scheduled

My next shop update will be Saturday, July 12 at 12 noon Eastern Time. I will be adding a small mix of Timmies, notebooks with new patterns, and some sewn goods.

html epiphany

I finally found out how to make spaces and align text in the center in html today. (I've been trying to teach myself html via trial and error for the last 4 years!) The bio on my portfolio site had been totally misaligned and I couldn't figure out how to fix it. Damn you elusive br and blockquote!

It will just take me a few more years to clean up the rest of the site and then I'll be good to go! :D

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Vintage photo of Bubbles the Octopus circa 1890.

Try your own photos here, it's fun!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Strawberry Stationery

I just added a photo of the strawberry stationery inside its packaging to the listing.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

parachute shirt close-up

available in my etsy shop.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thanks to The Peanut Butter Blog!

Thanks for mentioning my PBJ card on your blog!

I can't stop thinking about this clip from Family Guy while I write this-
Its Peanut Butter Jelly Time - Family Guy

Thursday, June 19, 2008

my teenage embroidery skillz

I think I was 15 or 16 when I embroidered this. I feel like I've gotten worse at embroidery in my old age. I need to practice more. While I'm at it, I should revisit my friendship bracelet making skills. I could probably incorporate that type of weaving into my work somehow. Woven softie belts?...hmm..

In other randomness, Sal & I won tickets to hear Bill Clinton speak at Radio City. Well, Sal won the tickets and I was his guest but anywhoo... Bill Clinton was wearing a colorful friendship bracelet. I thought that was sweet.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FREE rainbow brite jacket

I am giving away my beloved rainbow brite jacket.

It is size SMALL. Something is wrong with the zipper but other than that it is in perfect condition.

If you live in the US or are one of my Canadian buddies email me your address and I will mail it to you.


The winner is MlleHyena!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Softie eyebrows make me giggle.

closet cleanup completed

closet cleanup completed, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Monday, June 16, 2008


colorful pile

Organizing my office closet a bit. I will take a pic when it's all done.

Thanks G!

surprise gift from wadiefong and a second chance to be a better bird mama.
my crowded shelf
I used some of the packaging elements (the flowers and leaves) from the gift as decoration!

do you want these?

Free Salt and pepper unused vintage style tins.

Update: The winner is Fofysfactory! Yay Carol!

Renegade Craft Fair

This year I went to Renegade just as a visitor. I found 2 things that I really liked/could afford. I purchased this Etsy tote (designed by Julia Pott) from the Etsy booth and this awesome stamp from Something's Hiding in Here that I had been eyeing for months. Sal purchased a few t-shirts and a comic book. I was looking for some t-shirts too but I couldn't find any that I loved that would fit me well. Sal purchased this shirt from Viva Ortegacy (nice guy) and one of the different neighborhoods of Brooklyn from Ork Design. (I don't see t-shirts for sale on the site though)

It was so hot I couldn't even see straight. What I learned from this excursion was that less really is more regarding booth layout & merchandise. The booths that had one theme like t-shirts or just a few limited designs and/or color palette were the ones easiest to shop at, especially when it is 90 degrees out and you have sweat in your eyeballs. I will try to keep this idea in mind for my tables/booths in the future.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

i like.

Trader Joe's Wild Rose soap. Doesn't look so pretty in this pic but it smells awesome and the dried rose petals scrub away any bad energy. :D

I look forward to the opening of Trader Joe's in Brooklyn.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vintage popcorn tastes good!

Hopefully the kernels aren't vintage just the packaging and I won't be croaking from eating 30 yr old popcorn. They popped up fast so everything should be A- O - K.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

APAK show at Giant Robot

(photo from GRNY website)

If you are in the NYC area I recommend going to see the APAK show at Giant Robot. I went to check it out in person yesterday. The sweetness filled pieces definitely put a smile on my face. My favorites were the sculptures inside the glass cloches.  You can also check out the show online here.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

office wall 6.08

office wall 6.08, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

top of my bookcase

top of my bookcase, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

living room wall

the close-up - click on photo to see notes in flickr.

Friday, June 06, 2008

~ around my place

click on the pic above to view notes (in flickr).

Thursday, June 05, 2008

downright dreamy


piles, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Pink sale in my shop!

All pink items are 25% off in my shop for the month of June! I highly recommend the organic shopping tote (now $15), you can fit at least 2 plastic shopping bags worth of groceries in there!

I really did want to cry.

i really did want to cry., originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Monday, June 02, 2008

does anyone want this?

This is a vintage toy toaster from the 60's that I bought from a toy shop in California.

If you are a toy collector (preferably from the U.S.) and you want this just email me and I will ship it to you.

update: This toaster has been adopted :D

Heads up on another sale!

Later today I will be adding some items on sale that weren't included in my May Sale. Here is the sale theme (drum roll please.....) "Think Pink!" All my pink items will be 25% off. That includes my latest items as the heavyweight organic tote (will be $15) and my parachuting owl t-shirt (will be $18)!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Iron Man Timmie!

Created by titaniumhip's boyfriend. So awesome! Thanks Meeka for sending this to me and for adopting Timmie #144!