Friday, September 28, 2007
so, we continue sorting, recycling, donating, offering things to friends
wishing recycling came *every* week in September and October.
we are on track though.
my studio is very nearly done (I'll take pictures this weekend - for now I'm just putting up anything I have in the computer that I haven't posted yet - I hope I have a photo to share, because I so don't appreciate a blog post without photos)
I've completed all of my projects due to folks - going to mail them all out this week.
Starting training my replacement at work today. Wonderful woman. Very exhausting to spend the whole day training!
Participating in what will be a *fabulous* chapel service tomorrow.
More packing. More trips to Half Moon Bay. More dolphin sightings (I've tried to capture them on film - no luck - it is magical to watch them though)
Soon and very soon we'll be finished with packing. and training. and good-bye parties, teas, lunchs, dinners. And we'll be spending a week on the road, taking the slow lane to Seattle - with a few scenic stops along the way. Room service. Hot tub. Gallery exploring. More beach time (in Oregon this time). We so need that. Only 15 more days!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
natural: Huge fan. Hiking. Organic foods. No GMOs. No copyright on food. No corporations making 'special seeds', bankrupting farmers. Heirloom fruits and veggies.
|Your Birth Month is December|
Your soul reflects: Celebration, success, and wealth
Your gemstone: Blue Topaz
Your flower: Narcissus
Your colors: Indigo, green, and blue-green
Saturday, September 22, 2007
and back to the alphabet.
messy paper: One photo sample of the messy paper I often have on the messy table of my studio...I swirl around bits of leftover paint, then when it's full, cut it up and add it to art projects.
moon: We always look to the sky at night to see the moon. Make wishes upon the moon.
martha stewart: Found her again on the Fine Living channel. I so admire her.
metal clay: Love experimenting with this magic medium. I have a bunch of new pieces, but am packing them up for the move, I'll show you all finished objects later (late October, mid-November?)
merry christmas: The holiday season. The only early display I love. In fact, I like that places are filling with red, green, blue and glitter. It is a constant gentle reminder to keep working on those gifts. And advent - what a glorious time to be in community. I love all the family photo cards that come in the mail. Those christmas newsletters! The variety of cards, the colour of the envelopes, the re-connection with family and friends from around the globe. The christmas lights (we are of the all white light camp), the gift wrapping, the baking, the open houses, the spice-y smells in the air...
maker faire: If I was able to take any one thing home from the Maker Faire this year...it would have been this camper! For as long as I can remember I always had this dream of living in a tiny cabin in the woods along side a river. So incredibly efficient and beautiful. Maybe someday we'll have one of these beauties. I love the awning in front too.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
luau: always wanted to attend an authentic luau, is it possible, or are they all hotel sponsored tourist traps these days?
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
imagination. In college I had a full on crush on Albert Einstein (who didn't) - I mean the hair! the smiles and smirks, the fluffy 'i'm too busy to conform to the close cut cropping of men's hair in this era' wild hair. His commitment to many social justice causes. One of my favorite quotes of his: "Imagination is more important than knowledge".
intuition. I need quiet and alone time every day to replenish my intuition. Hey, another 'I'...because I am an introvert (well, borderline, I can be an extrovert, and am in some situations, at the beginning of the school year when new people are all around, when I start a new job, most coffee hours (though sometimes, I sneak out the back :))
inspired. By nature, truly. I just don't know what I'd do if I didn't live near enough to water to get to it regularly for day trips, hiking, picnics, photographing birds, fences, trees, other plant life. Also inspired by colour, the writers of blogs, architecture, yarn, thrift stores, garage sales, the women in my family - mom, grandma, aunts, sister in law...strong, beautiful women!
I titled this piece 'Innocence' because that's the name of the paint chip snippet on this quilt. It'll be on etsy soon.
Monday, September 03, 2007
some days have 5 classes i could pick for #1
having a hard time with one day trying to pick first choice.
meals are about as good as any cafeteria (would rather make my own), but *so* much happens in the dining hall!
gotta pick those final classes and complete the rest of the blanks to get it out in the early a.m. mail! so excited. i've started making trades too.
handmade/homemade/handcrafted. Love, love, love. It truly is the thought that counts, isn't it? When you know someone really thought about you while deciding what to make you, what colours to make it in and then thought about you all the while they were creating it...isn't that the best?
what are your h's?
Saturday, September 01, 2007
i love this hat! Seen on a poster at one of our favorite shoe stores in Bend. Soon, i'll be needing hats, so i'll have to try to figure out how to make this.
gift wrap. I love to do extra special wrapping for my etsy people. Usually i forget to take a photo. I was always the gift wrap person in our family. My dad owned a mail business (Handle with Care) and one holiday season he had a space at the mall - so people could wrap, box and ship moments after purchasing. When I finished my last final in Eugene (U of O) I drove straight to the mall and begin wrapping gifts. I *love* wrapping gifts!
go write. I love this collage and the reminder to squirrel away and spend time with my journal, jotting down blog notes, etc.