Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
also you could still win if any of this stuff is still unclaimed at the end of the month I will do another drawing
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Some of the best states are still available I've never been to New Mexico or Hawaii but they sure do make a good papercut!!
come into the store and check em out or go to http://blondegrizzly.storenvy.com/ to see them online
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Christine Fedor. I’m an old book, teacup, and camera hoarder. I also like aprons (I have lots of aprons). I’m married to talented musician and we have a 20 month old son named Finn. Our proudest moment as parents was when traveling near 45th south and State, Finn, at 15 months of age, shouted from the back seat, “D.I., D.I. D.I.!”
-Who/What inspires you?
I am inspired by rusted out old things, the way they lay when they are discarded and also by antique images. Joseph Cornell, a surrealist and assemblage artist was a huge influence on me while I was studying art. I think more than anything, though, the landscapes and the reinventing of objects as I had seen while I traveled down the middle of the Baja peninsula had a lasting and influential effect on how and what I work with. I have a deep appreciation for the inventions found in the reusing of what we would normally throw away in the Mexican culture.
-How do you get the idea for Punkenstein and what made you decide to start the company?
I guess I could be honest here and tell you that Punkenstein grew out of the frustration of trying to hold on to my traditional photography roots and realizing that people did not want to buy what you could not wear or could not eat or eat off of. My studio work had always been in photography. But I am an all around artist by training and having said that, I love to create – it’s something I have to do. I also love to collect. I love the old, the unique, the thrown away. Punkenstein grew from a bracelet I made from this interesting brass thing I found at Thriftown. I added to it - I broke a watch apart and cracked open a typewriter I had lying around the house and welded the pieces together. It became like a sculpture and I realized that creating art did not have to be about ‘hanging on the wall” and it could be about something you wore. I wore the bracelet to school and my kids were crazy about it. I started a line, selling what I made and when the Downtown Alliance Farmer’s Market accepted my work, I realized that people were drawn to the uniqueness of it. I love making jewelry now, almost as much as I like being in the darkroom.
-What do you do when you are not making beautiful jewelry?
I teach High School Photography. And I am a mom to a 20 month old. I make jewelry in between the times I am “teacher” and I am “mom”. As for hobbies, I love to travel, I love to sea kayak, I love to fish for my supper, collect the eggs from our chickens, pick the tomatoes from our vines and going to D.I. is about the greatest thing in the world. I also volunteer as an ESL tutor at the ESLC and Hser Ner Moo community center.
-What are 3 of your top 5 movies or books?
My favorite two books would be “The Cave” by Jose Saramago and “The Sea of Cortez” by John Steinbeck. My most favorite happy movie is “Amelie” and my most favorite dark movie is “Memento.”
Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 6:00pm. The Class will be 1 hour long.
*$20 for the class without a t-shirt. You can pay for the class here
*$30 for the class with a Cindy Ferguson Bear Murders Puma t-shirt. That is 50% off for the t-shirt. You can pay for this class option here.
Please bring your own supplies (an x-acto knife and a cutting mat). Please let us know if you are unable to bring supplies...we will have a limited amount to lend out.
Limited space is available, so book your spot as soon as you can.
Here is Cindy's class description.
Hi, I am super excited that Blonde Grizzly is allowing me to teach a class in their gallery. It will be on Thursday night, short notice, I know. I will be teaching people how to make this Alice in Wonderland papercut. I cut silhouettes with an x-acto blade, so that is how I will be teaching, but if you have scissors, please feel free to try those out too. I will be cutting out the papercut with the class and can give personalized attention while you cut your very own. I will have a few other templates along with the Alice one in case you are interested in a different design. Hope you can make it!
Friday, September 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
-Tell us about your self...where you are from, schooling, hobbies, what you do now, etc.
Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Grew up in skateboarding and drawing pictures. and eventually gave one up for the other.
Attended the University of Utah.
As for hobbies... I like taking pictures of trains.
What I do now is work in the studio most every day and mess around.
-Where do you get your inspiration from?
Optical Illusions, Graffiti, Americana, Comics, Painters Painting, Technology, Popular Culture, Early Animation, the Black Keys, Electric Wizard, and stuff at the Hardware Store.
-How long have you been painting and drawing?
Well... just like most every other kid.. I've been drawing since I was very young.
I painted my first painting with oil's the summer out of High School.
-What is the best thing about being an artist?
Its a real good excuse to draw pictures and paint all day....
-What is the worst thing about being an artist?
Self Management / Time Management
-What are 3 of your top 5 movies or books?
well.. the 'Goonies' has to be in there with out a doubt.
I really liked 'Down By Law'
and 'Downtown 81'
and thats a tuff one for books...
'The Ultimate Hitchhicker's Guide' by Douglas Adams
'Pulp' by Charles Bukowski
'On the Road' Jack Kerouac
Come in today to check out all the new stuff from Trent Call we have prints, books, and postcards.