Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I had an unexpected day off last week and made a teepee! (of course, what else is there to do with a day off?). I used PVC pipes that I had left over from another project and recycled sheets. I still have to make a doorway, so perhaps the next day off I have I'll devote it to that!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I love the way old wood looks when it's painted. The top photo was taken in a small town in Colorado on my way to Taos. The rest were photographed at the graffiti wall in Boulder (I guess the paint strayed off the wall a bit!).
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I added more watered-down acrylic paint and left it outside overnight. I loved what the cold and freeze did to the colors! So tonight I added just a spritz of purple, and I'll let the winter do what it will again.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I had a bucket of water that I was rinsing my paintbrush off in, and I ended up really loving the color. So I splashed it all over a canvas! I left it outside and when I looked at it later in the night it had a beautiful frost all over it. A few other unexpected surprises were a couple of insects that wandered in- two little flies (in the lower right corner) and a bee (upper left-ish)! Today I poured more color on and photographed it when the paint was still really wet and swirling together.
I love this way of painting because I never know what's going to happen! I will post more photos as this one evolves...
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
My ceramics studio is FINISHED! I'm going to have a celebration November 19th at 7. Email me your address, or leave a comment, and I'll be sure to send you an invitation!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
I went to a very sweet wedding over the weekend! The aisle was made from a line of autumn leaves. One of my favorite touches were little terrariums spread out here and there and on the tables. I commented on how cute they were and the bride let me take one home! I'm now imagining tabletops covered with them...
Sunday, October 17, 2010
(This one looks gruesome because it is!) You can see David's post with more pictures here.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Amy Ahlstrand (below), who calls herself an Urban Quilter, is a great inspiration
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
My bear, Gilbert, helped drive for a bit! (notice the BEAUTIFUL weather?)
Taos is a very cool place... Earthships, Taos Pueblo, Ojo Caliente, art galore, The Plaza.... There is so much to do there- one weekend just wasn't enough! I did knock off seeing an earthship home (very cool), going to Ojo Caliente Springs (so relaxing), and dancing for hours at The Alley Cantina in The Plaza (so fun! The Strange was playing that night and they were GREAT performers). I also put a big dirty check mark next to something else to do in this lifetime... Mud wrestling! Yes, I mud wrestled. I thought, when else will I possibly get the opportunity to do something like this? A Seize-The-Moment sort of thing. So I did it. The big question people ask when they hear this is, "Are there photos?" Here's the answer to THAT question:
Notice the mud on my teeth?
Some interesting things I learned about mud wrestling:
1) Mud gets EVERYWHERE. I'm still finding mud in my ears, under my nails, in my wounds- two days and three showers later.
2) It is very physically difficult. My abs are sore, my legs are sore, my arms are sore. I thought I was in good shape, I thought I'd do ok, but I got my butt kicked!
3) Mud is vicious stuff. I look like I was dragged through the desert behind a truck! When my boss saw me she said, "Oh my god! Did you get in a bike accident?" I have scrapes on my feet, my knees, my hips, my elbows.... Next time I'll be sure to check the grit level.
Now I'm home, putting vitamin E on my wounds, and am filing that road trip in the top 5 weekends of all time! Even though I wasn't as tough as I thought I'd be in the wrestling ring, I feel quite badass. Finally I had a road trip happen without a hitch. And it was great to see Jamie (thank you so much for having me!). Taos is a wonderful place and I'm already looking forward to returning.
I've been toying with the idea of opening an Etsy pottery shop. Any thoughts?
Friday, June 4, 2010
I am just speechless and heartbroken at how BIG of a disaster this is. What really irks me is the lack of responsibility, integrity, and honesty BP has shown in disclosing information and coming up with solutions. Did you hear what CEO Tony Hayward said about the oil spill? That it was "relatively tiny" compared to the size of the ocean. !!! And that the environmental impact would be "very very modest". !!!!! I... Am.....Speechless.
Sunday, May 30, 2010