Thursday, March 18, 2010

pins in italiano



I have been studying Italian this year. It’s been great being back in a school environment. I feel a certain pride as I walk onto campus every week, it’s refreshing. I also purchased a pin-making machine this year. I’ve discovered how fun it is to make pins. One of my first projects was making some pins in Italian. I’ve had one book in Italian for a while that I bought at a thrift store. I was finally able to use it. I carefully selected words that I knew and cut them out. Then I paired them up with some biblical images. They came from a 1950’s bible for children. These are the 12 pins that I made.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

please please please let me get what i want



This has always been one of my favorite Smiths songs. And I do have many favorite Smiths songs. The song is so short that it’s over before you know it. It’s melancholy spoke to me as a teenager, and still does today.

I made this piece while working with Aitor, a new friend of mine who was visiting from Spain and who is also a big Smiths/Morrissey fan (and he also happens to be a great artist). Together we created 16 pieces for a Smiths/Morrissey zine. This is one of the pieces we created.

Check out Aitor's website:

aitorsaraiba.com