Monday, February 11, 2013

Resolutions in action

A big new year's resolution for me was to finish my unfinished projects. Although I love creative activities, I have project ADD and a lot of grand plans. I've decided to implement some creative discipline this year and push to finish projects that have sat around for a while (some of them, years).

Today I celebrate the finish of a very odious project that I've been avoiding for oh... about a year: cushion cover. I hate sewing.

Oh joy it is done! And I love getting to cross off another project from the list. 6 down- not bad for only February.

How are your new year's resolutions going?

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Wandering

Headed overseas today. First stop: Amsterdam!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A thing of beauty: art

My grandmother brought me this small canvas today. She used to own a frame and art supply business where they taught art classes. This was painted by my grandfather with a method called tole painting. I love the colors and the delightful surprise that it was painted by my "papa".

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dumbledore for President

This is how I feel about this year's election. : ) 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Reveries Guest Post

Hope you had a lovely labor day! Check out the guest post I wrote for my friend Elseline's blog Reveries. We recently went on a trip to Cambodia to work with a church and non-profit that benefits displaced villages. You can find my post here.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A thing of beauty

            I found this image in a Life Magazine from the 70s. My grandparents have saved boxes of them, who knows why. It was taken in Mexico by photographer John Dominis. This faded and, as you can see, creased image is glued to cardstock and taped up near my desk.  Besides including some of my favorite colors (grey and green) I think it's a beautiful photo for it's content alone. There is the loveliness of the girl, the simplicity of her dress, and the striking burst of the white lillies but there's quite a poignancy. She seems to strain under the weight of the flowers and her feet are shuffling. This photo makes me want to go sit with the flower sellers in Mexico or India and know them.   

Any favorite images or photos hanging around your desk? 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


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