Tuesday, December 18, 2007
happy birthday to me
have enjoyed many great adventures for my birthday celebration week.
One whole day walking all around Pike Place Market - meeting various artists with spaces there, looking at couches, searching for a great birthday lunch place (we chose Etta's - the only thing anyone raved about at our table was the hamburger and both of the desserts the four of us shared - triple coconut cream, mexican chocolate tart - we would only go back for dessert).
Places I'd highly recommend: Beecher's cheese, the woman who makes leather band bracelets, the man who'll carve you a chop while you wait (I really should have gotten one - i'll go back for one soon), the woman who makes hair ornaments out of piano wire, the guy who makes silk screened cards - especially his Pike Place cards, and of course for those of you who like Starbucks - the original Starbucks is right down there. Thankfully there's a Tully's very near too (I just don't care for the burnt, bitter taste of Starbucks coffee).
spent time at our local Tully's by the fireplace. reading, watching the fire and drawing. (some examples here).
a few things i'll share about my hopes and plans for my new year:
finally figure out how to make prints to sell on etsy (& shows)
knit a pair of socks a month
knit a lace shawl
first i have to dye that yarn
buy an elliptical and use it every day
find a good Thai restaurant
write more letters
let go of hoping that means i'll get more letters (though i really only wrote that because i think i should, i really want more letters - and comments)
set up the kilns and get those pendants in production
produce a show