While searching for large wooden balls for a life size project I have in mind, I found an amazing sculptor, Keith Holamon. He scours the forest floor for tree trunks and has built a custom hoist and lathe to sculpt wooden balls from the trunks. "Size matters" as he says and clearly proves with the finished balls measuring anywhere from 20" to 38". Truly pieces of living art. Impressive I think. Checkout his video
The Alameda Flea Market happens the first Sunday of every month. It is always a place I love and hate at the same time. When in the midst of the 800+ booths I am often on sensory overload. Add that to the fact I have million projects already waiting for me, I often pass on items I later regret. Or I can spring for a "buy" that I later regret. 50/50 chance I'll go either way. In July, I went for the sole purpose of looking for inspiration for next year's Spring collection and notions; nothing more or less.
Below are buys:
And my regret: At the moment I am fascinated with vintage lace and why the hell I didn't buy the top for $25 or so is just another indication of frugal fanny showing up at the wrong time.