Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My First Photo Show

The first public showing of my mobile photography/ iPhone Art is this weekend.
On June 2nd at 8PM in San Francisco I will proudly/nervously be showing some of my black and white images at the newly restored San Francisco Historic Landmark #188.

Live music, 4 local photographers showing their work, and lots of fun! If you're in the area, come on down and say hello.

1648 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco CA (between Polk & Van Ness)
for more info call Molte Cose: 415. 921. 5374

Friday, May 18, 2012

Petal Pushers

I am super excited to introduce you to the freshest addition to my Stitched Up line of journals... 
Flower Power.

Inspired by the timeless florals of Marimekko my Flower Power designs which have previously been available at craft shows on notecards and cushions are now available on Moleskine journals. Each vibrant layer is handcut, color matched, glued, and stitched up by me. The color combinations are endless and I never tire of dreaming up new petal palettes.

Journals are available in pocket and large sizes {3.5" x 5.5" and 5" x 8.25"} and are now available in the shop. Please allow up to one week to ship. Pick some fresh flowers today! 

Which colors will you choose? 


Monday, March 19, 2012

Where did Punk Rawk Purl go...?

I apologize for being completely MIA for the past few months. To be completely up front... it has been a rough time for Punk Rawk Purl (& for Tammy too). But I assure you that I have been smiling each and everyday and continue to be grateful for the unlimited possibilities that each day brings. 

I have been working quietly in the studio on a couple of new designs (pictured below) as well as taking on some entirely new projects as well... mostly photography related. {I have discovered great passion and solace in the ever expanding world of mobile photography. The creativity, friends, and freedom I have developed through this art have been integral to my endurance these past few months.}

I hope to be posting more regularly and am working on some updates to the shop. As always, custom orders are welcomed. If you don't see something that you that perhaps you saw at a craft show please feel free to ask, I would love to create something special just for you. 

Many thanks, hugs and lots o' love to all of you who have reached out and contacted me to check in. ❤ 
Sew-Mo-Roboto wool felt pillow with vintage buttons
(currently available for custom order only)

Pachyderm Parade wool felt pillow
(currently available for custom order only)

Hope ya'll have a great Monday! 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Cards

Wonky Winterland Trees... 
Available in 4 vintage inspired color palettes are now in My Etsy shop!  
It's a Christmas tree. It's a festive Winter Solstice bush. It's a Pick-a-Holiday Shrub. 
No matter how you celebrate it... It's fun, colorful, and wonderfully wonky. 

I machine stitch threads of garland onto colorful handcut paper trees and top them with a tin foil star! 
Each Wonky Winterland Tree card is a one of a kind, handmade with ❤ by me. No two are alike. Please allow me to compose a set for you based on the color palette you have chosen.

Four festively vintage inspired color palettes to choose from:: 
Mid Century Martini {reds, blacks, greys, icy blues, & olive greens
• Candy Shop {golden mustard, turquoise blues, bubble gum pinks, & tangy orange}
• Vintage Fancy Forest {navy & turquoise blues, bubble gum pinks, apple greens, & mauves}
• Chocolate Blues {teal & turquoise blues, chocolate & kraft browns}

Single card • $6
Set of 3 cards • $16
Set of 6 cards • $30
& Convo me for larger quantities 

Have you started your holiday gift shopping yet?  
Or are you still shopping for your Thanksgiving turkey? 


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

San Francisco Holiday Design Bazaar

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area this Saturday & are looking to get a jump start on your 
holiday shopping.... Come by and see me along with 35 other super talented artisans::  

 Local artists and designers sell their wares and donate 25% of their sales for the day. The proceeds of the bazaar will go towards developing visual and performing arts program. This event was created last year to provide Arts Education in every classroom. 

PLUS :: a booth on the value of arts education, DJs throughout the day, silent art auction, live drawing/sketch artists, activities for the kids (face painting, art projects, etc.), childcare, and yummy food!

& remember this Holiday season to support your communities and...  
Shop Local! Shop Indie! 


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Knot Your Fault...

When I saw the ever awesome Ashley of After Nine to Five tweet about a bloggy photo contest... my eyes got super big, and my heart was all a flutter.  Thank you Ashley and Misty for hosting such a fabulous contest!

I spent a couple of hours on Sunday at the long ago closed Alameda Point Naval Base. It is a dreamland of decrepit buildings, shipyards, debris, tumbleweeds, and pure abandoned wonder. I snapped tons photos of battle ships, air control towers, even the sun shinning down on the San Francisco Bay, and my favorite shot of the day was this rope. Pure texture heaven.

It's Knot Your Fault...

I shoot photos all day, every day. All of my photography {or iPhoneography} is taken and edited entirely on my iPhone.  If you would like to see more of my photos, you can check out my Instagram account. I also post a few to Flickr.

Have a snap happy day! 


Monday, October 31, 2011

1300 Things: Week 29

Week 29... Yup, I am picking up just wehere I left off. The last 1300 post that I published was on July 18th. Rest assured that I have continued to have immense gratitude every minute of every day since then. 
I want to thank those of you who have emailed me to check on me... concerned about my absence, or just to tell me how much you have missed my blog posts... each and every one of those emails have filled my heart and given me heaps more to be grateful for. 
I treasure you all. 

700.  You. My continued readers. & You, my new readers.   
701.  Rose water cookies. 
702.  Truly amazing sunsets.
703.  Truly amazing sunrises.    
704.  Recycling an entire file cabinet's worth of old useless papers.     
705.  New neighbors who aren't a group of 21 year old guys.
706.  My cutest customer (best customer appreciation photo ever!)::

the boo boo face was from the wrestling she had to endure to claim the pillow from her older brother. 
707.  New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough region... yum! 
708.  Eating fresh raspberries off of my fingertips. They taste the same, but it's more fun. 
709.  Madmen on Instant Netflix. 
710.  When your hair grows past that awkward stage. 
711.  Birthdays. Mine... and Yours.  
712.  Freshly painted toenails. 
713.  The cold spot at the very bottom corner of the bed.  
714.  Stumbling onto sweet street art around town::

My Feet. Oakland Sidewalk. Sweet street art. 
715.  iPhone updates going super smooth & all of my data & apps intact exactly where i left them. 
716.  Cranky cats... they are just as cute as non-cranky cats. 
717.  Little Star pizza... cornmeal crust sent directly from heaven. 
718.  Salted caramel ice cream and a walk in the park on a hot day. 
719.  A friendly smile from an old man on a park bench. 
720. Candy Corn. Yup...I am the one person who actually loves the stuff::

722.  Starting Year Two of 365 Days :: Self Portraits. 
723.  Soy chorizo.... it really is as yummy as the real thing. 
724.  Discovering the hilarity that is Little Britain. 

What are you grateful for on this spooky Halloween day?


Monday, October 17, 2011


I snap a lot of photographs these days. 
They are all shot and edited with my 3GS iPhone. I post some to Instagram, and I post some to Flickr... I thought I'd share a few of my favorites from the past week with you here now:: 

☞All photos are the sole property of Punk Rawk Purl &
are not to be reposted or reproduced under any circumstance without my permission. Thank you.☜

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Spooky Cute!

Now available.... 
Spooky Cute Skully Journals  

I have stitched it up again... this time with dem dry bones.  
All of the boney pieces and parts are meticulously cut out by hand and machine stitched onto a morbidly cute colorful background. I then stich the artwork onto the cover of a Moleskine Journal.

There are 5 colors and 2 page styles to choose from::
Cauldron Black •  Putrid Pink •  Blood Red •  Nightshade Navy •  Menacing Mustard 
Grid or Lined pages

Available now in My Etsy Shop... 
Go get 'em before they get YOU first! 

I am curious to know.... Trick-or-Treat, Old-Timey Poison Bottles, or Yo Ho Ho Ho....
For You, is the skull & crossbones motif more associated with Pirate or Halloween themes? Leave me a comment below, telling me where your mind travels to when you see this skully-boney icon.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

The August Break::Day 18

All photos taken and edited on my iPhone 3GS
☞All photos are the sole property of Punk Rawk Purl &
are not to be posted or reproduced under any circumstance without my permission.☜

Day 359:: The Countdown Begins... 365 Days of Self Portraits

Do you have any long term projects winding up? Or perhaps just beginning?