Archive | May, 2011

Memorial Monday in MISSOURI !

30 May

Happy Memorial Day from Missouri!!!! After driving 16 hours straight in the rain, we finally made it  to a small farm house in the middle of 18 acres of green pasture.

Sounds charming but the house was dirty and dilapidated plus the barn my parents were going to use for storage leaked. So we moved. . . again.

In the mean time, I visited my aunt and her new colt, Itchy.

This is the hayloft I played in as a kid. It was built by my great grandfather.

We have this crazy locust/cicada infestation here.  Apparently they come around every 7 years or 17 years? They cover trees. It’s crazy.

I’ll be here for the next couple weeks helping my parents settle-in, visiting family and missing North Carolina.

DriVE HOmE .

26 May

Took the long way home to Nags Head today ! Here are the photos that happened.

ThE CAVE !

25 May

OMG ! Our dear friends have been fearlessly working on a new short film, “The Cave” after raising funds on kickstarter right here in Wilmington NC ! One of the rewards was a personalized thank you video. AND ours had a shout out to RUBYASSATA !

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TaKE AwAY ShoWs !

24 May

I found this music website, la blogotheque, a long time ago and as of recent, I can’t stop watching all the amazing take-away shows that have come from it. It’s not just your ordinary site, the trick is to get a band in a spontaneous moment whether that be playing in the streets or a cathedral of some sort. They also keep all of the raw sound ! Here are a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy as much as I do . . .

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FAr FaR AWAY .

23 May

Alisha is here . . .

I am here . . . (thanks for the new desk Kit ! ) We are taking this month to divide and conquer ! And SOMEHOW we will do that while Alisha has little to no internet or phone service. yikes !

I sorta feel like this bird I found today when I think about Alisha being in Missouri . . .

 I bought this at Goodwill to make me feel better. Awesome right? Hopefully it will fit over the mantel we don’t have yet.

Oh, and this ! Bam !

Please bare with us as we work from two different parts of the country. We know some of you have yet to receive your kickstarter treats but time can only make them better !  (And I think it makes the heart grow fonder. ) As soon as this duo is back together, your rewards will be arriving in a mailbox near you  . . .

Thanks. We love you all.  x0x0

Movin’ on UP

20 May

Well it’s done. Everything I own is in Wilmington. (Even my car) It’s been a long couple of days.

On Sunday I’m driving my mom’s car to Missouri. I’ll be gone for a month and RUBYASSATA will have to be on hold. We desperately tried to get all the kickstarter rewards finished but, everything happened too fast. Don’t worry, we promise you’ll get them as soon as I get back and RUBYASSATA is whole again!

This move wouldn’t have been possible without my amazing freaker moving team. We barely had room in the uhaul for all my crap.

It doesn’t help that I inherited a lot of things from my parents, like this kick ass 1980’s stereo. Who wants to listen to records?

It was so hard. Old chucks. . . gone.

While in Missouri I’m gong to do drawings in my new personalized field notes memo book and post them on the blog. (Hopefully I’ll have the internet)

I just wanted to remind you that FREAKER USA only has 17 days left on their kickstarter project. They are great friends of ours making a cool and practical good in the USA. Give and share. Give and share.Give and share.Give and share.Give and share.

NeW THIngS !

12 May

It’s been a while since I have written on the blog and this is why…

I’m too busy wearing around these shark/dinosaur suits with Em !

BUT really, I’m getting prepared for Alisha’s arrival. Today I had a few good finds at the thrift store.

HEART MUGS ! Only for use during Saturday brunch..

We will put this in the studio to hold a few of our important files…

Set of 5 ! .39 cents each ! These will be for after dinner party cappuccinos. .

These will be VERY useful in the studio. Still working on what they will become. Stay tuned..

Oh, Meela and Em say hello !

Do you follow us on Twitter? Facebook?  YOU SHOULD !

screen MAYBE print

10 May

I’ve been working on ideas for our kickstarter screen print. I think its going to be a hand drawn-cut-painted cityscape. Maybe.

I cut this little drawing out of contact paper.

I hope to have this abstract RUBYASSATA logo in the background. This could all go horribly  wrong. I’m going to try to print in the morning.

AND!!! Thanks to all of our fabulous kickstarter backers we now have our very own industrial sewing machine!!

Thankfully, my  dad put the machine together. It was just a bunch of metal and plastic parts in boxes with no instructions. Some how he figured out what to do. Kind of amazing.

(See the other sewing machine in the background? Baby factory!!!)

MOVE, MOVE, MOVE

8 May

I have spent the last couple days packing and organizing. Basically, I haven’t ever thrown anything away in my entire life. I might be a hoarder.

Anyone want a life size cardboard cut out of Marilyn Monroe?

I have a week and a half to pack up Rubyassata life ship it to Wilmington and then I’m going to spend a couple weeks in the middle of a no where Missouri. Should be interesting.

Here’ a couple drawings. . .

OH, and we have to finish all the kickstarter rewards before I leave. Don’t worry, we promise you’ll get them soon!!!

THANKS to all our kickstarter backers we were able to get a snazzy new sewing machine!!! We are still blown away that so many people threw in and made this happen. We feel loved. Thank you.

WouLD Y O U PleASE ? ? ?

5 May

Check out our dear friend Bibis ! She is currently in the top 20 of 500 ! to be selected for a new show on FOX 50 called the X Factor !

She’s so UBER talented and will blow you away with her voice !

Here’s how to help. Click on the picture above, watch her video and comment about how awesome she is. The final 3 will will be selected to on May 9th and sent to Dallas to audition for the show !

Go BIBIS Go !