Sunday, May 8, 2011

taking a breath

my non-work life has been needing a little TLC.
this weekend I was able to take a little breather...

I hung up a beautiful print by my friend Janelle Proulx and a pretty glass lantern that Amy Darlene Fairly gave me a few birthdays ago. (and now I like my bathroon a lot better.)

I did ALL of my laundry and made the bed.

home made pizza! complete with some fresh rosemary and parsley from Cookie Tenenbaum's garden.

And Riva got a nice bath... much to her dismay while it was happening, but she feels pretty good now!

* * *

Its important to take a deep breath sometimes. Especially when your life tends to look like this at the end of any given day.....

all good things, but my goodness, what a lot of them!

this weekend has felt very good.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

pillowcases for sale!

pillowcases for sale, $38 per set!
pick from these or design your own!
xo xo xo xo

pillowcases for sale, $38 per set!
pick from these or design your own!
xo xo xo xo


Sunday, May 1, 2011

time for some sunny weather

I have been inspired by this blog (this moment project),

by a timeless day at the beach with Addison and by my relentless schedule to make

time for one solid 100% not work/ getting things done related activity each week.

I love my job, I really do. But we were not made to be machines. When our schedules become so tightly packed that even the most delicious job of teaching art becomes tiresome, we should take the hint... its time to take a break, its time for some sunny weather.

I took care of Addison a lot when she was a baby and have just recently started spending time with her and her dear, wonderful family again.

This is how we spent the evening...

oh, happy girl!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

oh boy.

sorry for the lapse.
been making a lot.
been doing a lot.
been learning a lot.
been loving a lot.
most recently:

(to name a few...)

Monday, April 19, 2010


Well... I seem to have fallen behind, with the whole daily posting of things made. It was been very busy lately, ofo course. I have been making a lot though. I promise.
here are somethings:

Here is my bubbie reclining in a comfy new necklace that I knit her...

I think that I got the itch to make things for the pups from Pamy who has always made little garments for the boys...

It has become very important to make things that are not stressful, not related to sales.... not for show, but for my more intimate life. little things for the dearest of the dear.

My friend Despina has started this really cool thing on Facebook called MAKE PER MONTH. Everyone in the group makes something for another person each month...

this is what I made for Despina:

my friend Kendall made me this beautiful little quilt.... which I lost the picture of... check back soon.

Along the lines of studio excitement, Cayewah gave me this awesome old thread spool holder!

It has lots of pegs and other storage places for my threddys and other sewing stuff.
We don't know who made it, but someone did, probably in New Mexico, maybe 50 years ago.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

daily practice

The grad classes in my department engage in an organized daily practice. Each person chooses something managable, simple to make every day. Making is something that can happen for a variety of reasons, due to a variety of circumstances. Making because it is what we do in general, rather than because we are particularly moved to make something is an incredible stregnth, a burdon of sorts, and a colossal relief.

Making always helps me to keep myself together and have better eyes when navigating thru the mountains of things which inevitably come up. As important as the personal act of making, is keeping sight of other people's making and why we make things; what we make.

SO, I am trying to start a new daily practice - it has 2 parts:

1. make something for someone in particular, document

2. find something that someone else made that i love.

there is a lot of figuring to do, and taking these small steps is probably the most productive way to do it.