Friday, December 18, 2009

the week before christmas

wedding anniversary flowers, with lovely lily smells; pretty handmade christmas packages; newly sewn ornaments made from screen prints done earlier this year, along with the satisfaction that i finally tried the sewing machine for the first time!

winter garden

this morning i did some seasonal clean up in the gardens and found two surprises. the first was something i pulled out of the ground...appears to be leeks but i've no idea how they grew there or what they really are. the second was this little snake, already dead when i saw it glistening iridescent in the sun. i've been fascinated with snakes since i was pretty small. i can remember once riding my bike down our long driveway in the country, and i came upon what to me looked like a rather big snake with a pretty belly, dead but stretched out on the thick railroad ties that lined the drive, left there by my dad. it scared my pants off, but i think i may have settled down a bit once i realized i could look at it closely and it wouldn't move. and now i still like to look close at these guys if i can...they are so amazing.

Friday, December 11, 2009

art conspiracy 5

took these pics at the art con install this morning. it's an event that makes me happy for many reasons, one of which is the charity it benefits...because what my piece sold for last year (and hopefully will this year) is way more than i could just hand over to a charity in cash. plus, this is way more fun.

since i don't get a chance to produce work regularly, it's always especially challenging for me to create it in this live context where i only have about 2 hours. this piece works better up close i think..and of course involves paper since i am a paper nerd. it's inspiring for me to do this (the second year in a row) and meet tons of other local artists of all kinds, and also makes me self conscious, just a little. i come away encouraged to carve out more time for myself to make art. it's an outlet i don't currently really have due to lack of space/a garage studio, but dream of every day.

Monday, December 7, 2009

paper stars

i've been cranking these pretties out over the past couple of weeks...the number is near 100 now, all with loops ready for hanging. it's rather addictive.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

snow surprise!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

hello again

i've been slacking on the blog because of work and the recent holiday, and because i've felt too pressured to have something really neat to post. so here are some pictures from my thanksgiving. more posts to come sooner rather than later, promise.