Sunday, February 28, 2010

bark at the moon II

do horses puke?


photo taken by amy seagul.
as it turns out, horses don't puke. imagine that.

Friday, February 26, 2010

for jude.



Dear Jude,
I made you a warm place.
heart,
Brette

get into the whimsy





dear snow day,
thank you.
you were just what i needed.
xo
brette

Thursday, February 25, 2010

a good day


I cleaned this skull in my a bucket of bleach in my tub in 2006.

i heart my job.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

the blackstocks house

I killed a snake with my bare hands in the basement of this house.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

first craigslisting

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/act/1614771811.html

hagina vands.


step one

Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
Step 5
And there you have it!


keep it safe for a while.



jar, wool, heart.

Friday, February 19, 2010

heart

hardware store tutorial




Vagina hand sculpture. in rice and flour.

And...




I made something that has a function today!! This guy at the hardware store convinced me I could make my own light chords when I just wanted to buy one. And low and behold! I did it! and it works! Here's hoping I don't burn down the house.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

to don't


I keep finding spelling mistakes on my blog. I know I'm a poor speller but nothing is more upsetting than knowing that the few people who read my blog also know I'm a poor speller. If you catch a mistake feel free to let me know.

Pigeons in the subway really freak me out, but two days ago on the way to work I had a touching moment with these little guys. I'm also interested in seeing a baby pigeon. I don't think they really exist.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

urban stalagmites

No Frills indeed.


montreal cleanse.



Whew! Montreal is one heck of a town. 48 hours there and I only managed to take a picture of our Valentine's beer n' bagel feast. I spent the night telling/ listening to ghost stories around a loving kitchen table. That may have been my first memorable Valentines Day.

In other lovely news to clarify my last post Robin Lambert and I will be going to Open Engagement the Portland edition! I'm so excited for May! Also this May I'm making a piece for The House that Masons Built! Yey! The Future's so bright...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Show us your Portland!!!

dear Portland,
you show me yours and I'll show you mine!
see you soon,
Brette Gabel

Monday, February 8, 2010

one a day again.




This weekend I was talking to some friends about the idea of "one a day" blogs. We wondered what a person would do seven months in when the ideas were starting to run dry. How do you cope with comiting to a 365 day project when you're on day 298 and you are out of ideas?

But after looking at my new favorite internet project http://collectionaday2010.blogspot.com and another wonderful daily project by Amy Thibodeau called Lost and Looking. I have been inspired to try my hand at a once a day project.

I love the one-a-day project idea (of course I do since I did one with Rachel Ellison almost two years ago) but I'm not sure if i have the discipline to keep something like that up for a full year. But I'm gonna try? We will see how that goes? maybe a one-a-week project?... already trying to get out of this?

The last time I did the one a day project I used conversations about the prior day to inspire quick line embroideries. At the time i thought a full years worth sewn into a quilt would be a beautiful goal. So lets see what happens? Now to pick a start date.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

perogie prance 2010.



I actually made perogies from scratch this weekend. I normally think blogging about cooking and food is a bit silly but i am so proud of these little guys. This weekend I also started working out a concept for a new blog where I try to get people to make the art that Darcy comes up with. I want to make her art dreams come true.

ghostly



real documentation of the ghost haunting my bedroom.

Friday, February 5, 2010