Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

on planting

I think this one's not quite done yet, but I do enjoy watching
these things develop. So here it is.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

glorious mess in, "I made one today!"
Most of this week was spent juggling half days at school, along with the coinciding 
parent teacher conferences, as well as preparing for one (successful) nine-year-old
birthday celebration. Today, however, I pulled out my paints and worked up a bunch
of backgrounds for upcoming art journaling projects. This idea was inspired by a
Pam Carriker article in the July/August 2008 issue of cloth, paper, scissors magazine. 
 It's been a long time since I painted or did any visual journaling at all.
I think this is in part due to transitions I've been making in my life -- 
it feels a bit like a kind of hibernation. But I think it's also related to 
learning how to work again now that I actually have a space to work in.
All of my former artistic ventures were based on creating portable 
systems to work with. I find that I don't have effective systems for 
painting in the current setting, where everything is in reach. Strange, but true!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

little tents

We went up the mountain for a birthday party today, 
and this pair of tents caught my eye.
The weather was beautiful and the people were mellow.
Elliott even discovered a tiny streamlet nearby.
We had a great time!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

fun thrift shop find


I found this wonderful little case last week at a thrift shop for only
three dollars!! It's full of slide carriers that fit the beautiful,
cast-iron slide projector from my childhood. Also, without the slides, 
it fits pattern envelopes perfectly for the cutest pattern storage ever!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

camouflage decor

We cleaned out Elliott's closet and reorganized his room on Saturday.
While the husband sorted tiny objects into random containers, I 
grabbed a piece of camouflage fabric that had been roaming about
for a while and turned it into this cutie little pennant banner. 

I took pictures along the way, so hopefully I'll get a tutorial up soon
on how to do it. Very simple and festive!