Thursday, July 10, 2014

All is well...

Let's catch up, shall we? The school year ended (obviously) and Faith's soccer team won their district final - this was thrilling!
 We had to say goodbye to our beautiful thistle (weed), but it was brilliant for weeks before we let it go.
Our bees are thriving, thank goodness! We will not harvest honey this year, so that they have enough stored to survive whatever winter may bring. But we are loving getting to know them and the art of beekeeping.
 Some girls learned how to needlepoint, while a boy worked on his photobombing skills.
 And we finally put a reliable fence up around our garden. Now the dogs will stay out...
 …and the kids…well, they are all over it in expected and unexpected ways. Fence yoga anyone?
We babysat nine baby bearded dragons. This was a once-in-our-lifetime (so far) treat and now we hope we get to do it again.
And the garden is a complete mess, but things are growing. A friend said everything should be in the ground by July 4th, but I am extending this deadline until this weekend.
I am growing LOTS of cilantro after being unable to find fresh in the market over the winter. I'll let you know what I learn about storing it, but I'm assuming I can use a technique similar to what you do with basil?
And gratitude abounds over here. Now let's get back to the creative posts! xo

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Paper Pairings

 
Just lining some inside journal covers. These are all handmade art papers - usually I mix in vintage and upcycled papers too. I could do this all day! xo

Friday, May 30, 2014

[insert 10-year-old boy for reference]

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thinking of Maya Angelou...

I spent an hour harvesting strawberries this morning, and thought all about Maya Angelou. It is fascinating to me (have I told you how I love sociology?) how much the world has changed and stayed the same in her lifetime - what a gift she is.
I have pounds of art paper - I don't know how else to quantify it. I have endless amounts of art paper. I'm thinking about putting together paper packs to sell - would you be interested?
 I'm working on some Velociraptor Journals - finally! So fun...
And my newest creation is bookmarks, made from the bindings of the books I upcycle. I back them with art- and vintage- paper and viola! They are so fun - I've sold them at one show so far, and they have flown from my table.
Happy Wednesday! xo

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Small Shop Update

New journals will be in my shop today! My favorite by far is the "Let's Cook It Right" book with the burn mark in the corner. These make lovely graduation gifts! xo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Strawberries!

Just a little photo from my garden this morning. Happy Wednesday!