Hey big mouths, don’t you look Hipstamatic

I’ve been playing around with the $1.99 app Hipstamatic. It’s a less intuitive but more customizable Instagram-like tool. I found this guide really helpful. 

One of my favorite Hipstamatic facts is that a New York Times photographer used it back in 2010 to capture front-page photos of soldiers in Iraq.

Today I decided to put it to use in my home.

But first, I tweeted about my new-found Hipstamatic interest and got some helpful hints courtesy of @likeacolortv.

Each shot below has the exact same composition. The only thing that changes is the flash, lens and film. 

Jimmy Lens, Kodot XGrizzled Film, Dreampop Flash

Kaimal Mark II Lens, Kodot XGrizzled Film, No Flash

Jimmy Lens, Kodot XGrizzled Film, No Flash,

John S Lens, Kodot Grizzled Film, No Flash

I definitely find myself more partial to the “no flash” shots.

Open studios

I’m so excited for my stuff to be on display at my aunt’s open studios in Needham, Mass., this weekend. Judy Greenberg is an amazing - an exceptional - artist. There is no other artist like her. And she’s showing her work in the Boston area May 5 & 6. 

Here’s the adorable flier she designed for me. I love the idea of talking big mouths. I will have to capitalize on that idea …

And here are some items that will be on display. (Photos: Matthew White)

Thanks to the Mayday visitors

Today’s a post-craft show kinda day.

Yesterday I sold my wares at the Mayday Underground craft show in Rochester. A number of friends stopped by to say hello, which was absolutely delightful.

The big mouth trying to eat my business card? Not so much. (Photos: Hinda Mandell)

But then a welcome reprieve came in the form of people walking by the felted sculptures and bursting into laughter. Always a curious sight.

May you too find some whimsical joy today. Now I need to think about how I can get away with felting my ma a Mother’s Day gift. Back to the felted drawing board … Next up I may tackle big mouth finger puppets. A suggestion of some friends and visitors to my booth. Please stay tuned!

Getting ready for the Mayday Underground craft show

Tonight was a night for inventory, since I’m getting ready for Saturday’s Mayday Underground craft show in Rochester. 

(Photos: Hinda Mandell)

I had 15 big mouths surrounding me earlier in the evening, waiting for labels and price tags. They looked like they wanted to say something.

That’s when I had a realization. What if the big mouths began - suddenly, abruptly - talking to me? If that were to happen then I would know things were a bit … precarious. I had a similar thought once with my dog, Nigel. When he first came into my life I remember looking at him. He looked earnestly back at me. I thought: If you begin talking to me then we’re both in trouble.

But Nigel didn’t talk back. Neither did the big mouths.

They’re now all labeled and ready to make their debut into the world. 

Hope to see you Saturday!

We’re in business

My new business cards arrived in the mail today from Moo.com, a company known for its MiniCards. These cute little babies are a fraction of the size of a standard business card. Frankly, I was just happy to see a big mouth looking back at me.

For my next post I’m excited to show you a sneak-peak of my new generation of big mouths. Let’s just say they get a little “blingy.”

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Big mouths: Meet Mr. Green and Mr. Greener

These “Big mouths” are made out of 100 percent merino wool through a wet-felting process that involves soap, warm water and abrasion. And mischief. Behold their big smiles. (Photo: Matthew White)

These are Big Mouths. They’re not hungry though. They’re friendly little fellows. Big Mouths are made using a wet-felting process that involves warm water, soap and abrasion. Made from 100 percent merino wool. (Photo: Matthew White)

These are Big Mouths. They’re not hungry though. They’re friendly little fellows. Big Mouths are made using a wet-felting process that involves warm water, soap and abrasion. Made from 100 percent merino wool. (Photo: Matthew White)