sometimes this blog just needs to stop being about a) my own neuroses and mental shortcomings, and/or b) all the neato stuff in my shop, and needs instead to rave about the awesomeness of other people's work.
kelly newcomer creates some of the flipping awesomest art i've ever seen anywhere. it's just so joyful and harmonious and the absolute best kind of whimsical. this is "flowers and machines":
which is pretty much THE absolute best piece of art that i own, so much so that i pretty much intend to decorate at least one room of my next apartment around it.
this is one of her otherworldly and impossibly adorable robot sculptures:
this is lovable machine, and indeed one does kind of feel the uncontrollable urge to hug it:
and this is helicopter baby:
and now that you've seen how thoroughly awesome all of this stuff is, go check out the rest of her stuff, too.