If you happened to try and come to my blog over the past two days you probably noticed that it was gone. Actually, the blog was there it’s just that the content – or database specifically – was not. One moment it was there, I posted, the next day it was all gone. I tried […]
Okay, maybe it’s not the same as it was years ago. Back when I memorialized every sneeze and smile that came out of the boys’ faces. Long ago I gave up on keeping track of what we do. Then it dawned on me that I’m missing out on a lot. We do so much fun […]
I signed up for Bead Soup again this year. I’ve been digging through the stash in anticipation and ended up throwing this quick necklace together while I was at it. It reminds me of warm, sunny days. The pendant is made from a vintage tin using the tutorial from Pipnmolly. This one is two sided […]
Pete Seeger had an innocence about him. Like all the crap from the world never got in. Being around him had that effect. You had a strong sense of what really mattered.
January is one of those epic months that seems to last longer than necessary. August is that way, too. But January, ugh. Yet another freezing cold windy day to look forward to. I have been keeping myself busy. Reading a lot of historical fiction by Susanna Kearsley. I’m on my forth book by her in […]
There’s been a marked shift in my interests lately. I have no desire to multitask. No interest in go, go, go. I want my down time to be just that. Down time. So I’m off the facebook for now. Too much of nothing on there. I’m not online a lot any more. I do what […]
We took off to the Gulf for Thanksgiving and had an amazing time.
I get so exhausted and there’s still just not enough time to do everything I want to do and need to do. Sigh.
Here’s a quick pic of a deer head I cast from a plastic toy. I added the antlers from soldered wire. Cool, eh? That’s an old dime for scale. I can see so many possibilities with this process.
I spent the weekend at an enameling workshop given by Jessica Calderwood, a phenomenal enamel artists. The topic was vitreous enamel. I will preface this post with the knowledge that I have never really tried enameling before. I own all the basic supplies, including a propane torch. I have, on two occasions, attempted to enamel […]
I’m too busy playing the ukulele to blog.
For the first time in forever I’m hanging out in my studio space. I’m coming out of one of my epic muse-free periods. I’m so glad it’s over. My tools and goodies are like long lost friends I’ve missed so much! I’ve decided to enter Hatch again this year. Though I don’t think I’ll go […]
I’ve been thinking about change. Change in the seasons, sure. But changes in life, too.
It’s still pretty warm during the day, but I brought all of my plants in already. That marks the first movement toward colder weather. Boy and I decided to take the afternoon off and go to the woods for a walk. We practiced singing “Belong to Me”, which I am learning to play on the […]
I enjoy listening to my Here and Heaven channel on Pandora while I create. It’s based on a song from the Goat Rodeo sessions. What do you listen to?
I haven’t felt like playing with jewelry in a very long time. It felt good to bust out the soldering iron and some cool bits and actually make something. I used these roman glass beads and garnets to make the first pair inspired by Fanciful Devices, though I’ve seen similar around Pinterest. The second […]
It took us two years to finally find some monarchs to tag. We used to see owns of them, but no more. If you want to participate in tagging or counting and reporting visit monarchwatch.org. I found one of the old photos from back when there we a lot of monarchs that stopped by our […]
Alexander and I are taking a pottery class through the park district. We are enjoying spending the creative time together and having a lot of fun making stuff. We just started throwing pots on the wheel. This is Alexander’s first go round with the wheel and he’s done very well. I grew up with a […]
There’s a learning curve to cruising. We really had no idea what to expect about any of it. There are two perspectives on cruising: those who like it and those who don’t. You hear nothing in the middle so we went in to it for the most part, blind. I spent a lot of time […]
We returned not long ago from one of our monumental family vacations. We don’t vacation that often but when we do they tend to be quite special. (We are mostly long weekend vacationers.) We’ve been looking at cruising for years. I can’t count the number of times shopping cruises got us through the worst of […]