Sunday, April 25, 2010

first purchase from the pigment store

I finally went to check out the Kremer pigments store on W. 29th street in Manhattan. I loved it! This unique store sells high quality brushes, pigments, and accessories made mostly in Germany. I ended up buying a lovely super simple sketchbook and some non-toxic yellow. My intentions are to mix in some of the yellow into the navy blue shoe cream to *try to* achieve a teal color so I can polish the new shoes I am making. I'm having a hard time finding teal shoe cream. Have you seen any around? ( I'll trade you something for it :D) Most of the sellers I've found online are from the UK. If my experiment doesn't work I guess I will just fork over my weakling American dollars and order it.

lemon scrub

A used lemon half and baking soda makes a great smelling surface scrubber.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Clothing sale til May 1st

Human and Timmie clothing up to 60% off original prices in my Etsy shop.

cameo pancakes

cameo pancakes, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

How I spend my Friday nights...


Intra-apartment Skyping.

Yea, we need friends.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Art Star Craft Bazaar

I will have a table next month at Art Star Craft Bazaar in the lovely city of Philadelphia! This event will take place rain or shine on May 15 & 16 at Penn's landing.

Afternoon snack

Trader Joe's Lemon Squares. You have to defrost them before you eat them. Usually by the time they defrost I am no longer looking for something sweet to eat. :/

Thursday, April 15, 2010

T- strap high heel shoes under construction

I still need to sand down the back (counter) and the front piece (toe box) and then it is ready to be soled, finally, hooray!

Taking a once weekly shoemaking classes is like Chinese water torture...tiny drips of information at a time. It has been 3 months and I still didn't finish this pair of high heels! Unfinished projects give me bad dreams.

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Interview up at

NUOK is described as a daily update on ideas and creativity in the intersection of art, design, culture, and food between Italy and New York City.

If you want to check out my raccoon eyes and cheesy pen pose and get the inside scoop on where I like to shop in NYC - check out my new interview HERE.

Monday, April 12, 2010

For you mushroom lovers...

I just saw Funtote's new mushroom grocery tote that folds up into a cute mushroom shaped pouch!

Funtote puts out a collection of hobo-style totes with my illustrations on it. I found this cute pic featuring my elephant tote on their site:


Friday, April 09, 2010

So Softies Stationery at the MoCCA Festival this weekend

This weekend I will be sharing a table, well my paper goods will be sharing a table, with Piggy Back Studios at the MoCCA Festival at the historic 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan. You can find my stationery (and maybe me and a couple of Timmies) at table D11.

The MoCCA Festival is an annual 2-day event that celebrates cartooning and comic art from around the globe. You can find out more about it HERE.

MoCCA Festival

Saturday & Sunday April 10 & 11, 2010
69th Regiment Armory
68 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Friday, April 02, 2010

Illustration Friday Sketch

For the topic DIP. I kinda like it just like this...