I have submitted a design in Spoonflower’s “Fishing Lures” fabric design contest. The winning designs will be printed as designer fabric on a variety of fabric types! Too cool!
I created this design this summer. I was inspired by my father’s recent success fly fishing this summer, catching several large trout this season. I would love to use this fabric to make aprons or hot pads (for the cabin!)
If you like my design, please vote for it! Here’s how:
I saw many new old friends and countless new faces. Needless to say the craft fair was a great experience for me and I hope you enjoyed it too! I introduced some new designs and new projects at the fair, so stay tuned to see them grow online and in stores! I also started an email list! I will be using my email list and newsletter to keep you updated, much like this blog, but I will focus exclusively on Pink Toe Press related activities, new items, give aways and more! If you are interested in signing up for my newsletter, please let me know!
New button designs made just for the fair! Now available at Rocket Fizz and online!
To say that I had a great time at the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at LACMA would be a gross understatement. The volume of things…of props, costumes, posters, production artwork, was unbelievable. There was a huge wall full of original theatrical posters (one of my favorite things there). Next to that was all manner of camera equipment along with scripts from Lolita, signed letters from famous actors… the list goes on and on. The exhibition was engrossing; I could have spent days there.
By featuring this legendary film auteur and his oeuvre as the focus of his first retrospective in the context of an art museum, the exhibition reevaluates how we define the artist in the 21st century, and simultaneously expands upon LACMA’s commitment to exploring the intersection of art and film.
The exhibition featured some of Kubrick’s earliest works including some short films that I hadn’t even heard of before. And, of course, all of his classics. This post features some of the incredible artwork from 2001 A Space Odyssey.
I believe that the most mind-blowing work at the Stanley Kubrick exhibit was the pre-production artwork for 2001 A Space Odyssey. In close second were the practical effects and costumes from the film. They were amazing. The special effects from that film blow many contemporary films away… and the fact that everything was done in the 1960’s using practical effects: painting, models, and not a computer in sight, is absolutely incredible. I’m not convinced that these artists were not time-travelers…
Preproduction/Storyboard artwork for 2001 A Space Odyssey:
Can you believe that they painted this in the 1960’s?
This looks like my Dad’s work laptop circa 2002
These incredible paintings are Concept artwork of the visualization of outer-space…and what they thought it looks like/could look like beyond the stars:
And a tiny model of Discovery’s spinning fuselage. I really wanted this model to be functional/spinning. Can you spot a tiny astronaut Frank Poole?
Not to be shown without its detailed blueprints, of course:
And, finally, photographs of the space suits that astronaut Frank Poole wore in the film. They are incredibly detailed and look much like REAL spacesuits. They truly are incredible.
These look like you really could wear them into the vast void of space…
Other amazing props worth mentioning were the ape costumes from the beginning of the film. They were very lifelike and had interesting mechanisms inside to allow the actor to move the ape’s mouth. Also, some furniture from the space ships and the interstellar flight attendant’s accessories.
I’m creating in HIGH GEAR for the Renegade Craft Fair this next month. I’ve been making lots of new things and new versions of old favorites. Here is a selection of some of the pieces and products I will be selling at the Fair!
Everything shown is made by Page Redford and is made in Burbank, CA.
From Top to Bottom:
Vinyl Letters: Hand painted letters on old vinyl records!
Paper Pendants: Necklaces made from paper!
Pin-Back Buttons: Assorted designs including retro, original artwork, patterns, vintage ads, and more! Available individually or in 2-packs or 4-packs!
Embroidery: Assorted designs and sizes. All awesome and HAND SEWN!
Postcards: Assorted designs, available in individual or multi-packs
Greeting Cards: Assorted designs, sold with envelope in a clear pack.
And now for my NEWEST products, the ButTONES!
Pin-back buttons inspired by the Pantone paint chips. Fun colors with fun names that you can match to your wardrobe or favorite bag. Various colors…I’m rocking the “Dolphin Orange” as I type! Soon to be available in my ETSY SHOP and at PINKTOEPRESS (dot) COM as buttons and soon to be made in to magnets for your fridge or locker (or car!). They will also be available at the Renegade Craft Fair. :-)
Here is a view of my work on display at the gallery in Burbank!
Power Blue and Pendants? Yes PLEASE!
Each piece shown here was handmade, drawn, painted, or screen-printed by me. Everything was/is made with love and care, and an extreme attention to detail. This space measures about 10 by 10 feet, although this photograph cuts off a bit of the right-hand side.
I think that everything looks really great! The blue paint for the wall was perfect (I mixed it myself)! One of my friends even said “Page, whenever I see that color blue, I think of you!”
One fish, too-cool fish! This piece may be my new favorite!
I am absolutely in love with painting on wood! I’m really, really happy with how this piece came out. It’s a little hard to tell in the photographs, but the bronze color on the fish is actually metallic, so it looks like real fish scales. In addition, he has a bit of a glittery shine to some of his white scales.
This post’s feature: Yet another painting on wood!
This piece was the first one that I started (of the paintings on wood), but I did not finish it right away. I always find it best to work on a few projects at once…
This is a painting on heavier/thicker wood than the Lovebirds Painting.
If you didn’t notice…he’s a cowboy robot. He even has a revolver, sheriff’s badge, and spurs. He’s a pretty cool guy. I am really quite pleased with how this piece came out. I think that the bright colors of the robot and his boxiness pair very well with the organic shapes and warmth of the wood.