I’m (Not) Coming Out

“MY OH MY….. we are living in crazy times.” Said pretty much everyone who’s lived in any time ever.  Yep, perhaps it was the very first complete sentence Lucy, our most ancient ancestor, managed to coherently grunt out just before she took her very last upright step. For almost a year, I’ve debated taking thisContinue reading “I’m (Not) Coming Out”

Riding the Wave

When I posted I was DONE, you didn’t take me seriously did you? Well, the fact is – I am done, my last post still applies. And no, I don’t have anything profound or truly blogworthy to share, but a funny thing happened – not funny ha ha, but funny interesting… Lately I’ve had aContinue reading “Riding the Wave”

Signs Everywhere

There comes a time when you must stop and listen to the universe. The universe is telling you something. It is telling me something. I’m not sure exactly what it is saying, some of it is lost in translation, but I think  I can make out the gist of it: ‘Ridiculous’, ‘irrelevant’, ‘useless’, ‘pointless’ andContinue reading “Signs Everywhere”

I Have Ways to Make You Talk

You never know what twists and turns might happen in the studio. What started out as two separate pieces, each destined for starring roles in their own story, turned into something completely different. First, there was a bird, which I stumbled upon (literally, I tripped right over him) in a thrift store and paid too much for, probablyContinue reading “I Have Ways to Make You Talk”

And Now for Something Completely Different

I am definitely not a foodie and if you know me personally, you might be surprised to find me writing a post about food.  On any given day I would rather scrub every floor in my house with a toothbrush than think about the answer to that dreaded question “What’s for dinner?” I haven’t alwaysContinue reading “And Now for Something Completely Different”

All Doweled Up

I found some dowels and bun style armoire feet in the garage the other day. I decided to make kokeshi dolls out of them. Or, scroll dolls in this case. That was so much fun, I decided to buy a few more dowels and feet and make more. And then I had a crazy ideaContinue reading “All Doweled Up”

Hope Untarnished

I thought I’d ease into my new-found interest in paper cutting by creating the piece here. When I say ease in, I mean this isn’t exactly what I would consider a true paper cutting. I simply cut out the flowers from decorative paper with scissors. The small, detailed flowers were cut using a die cut machine,Continue reading “Hope Untarnished”

Bates and Switch

Remember this? He was to be an addition to an altered Altoids tin paying homage to a classic American film. In keeping with the mood of that film though, I realized he should be in black and white, so it was back to the folding board for me. The second time around you think I would’veContinue reading “Bates and Switch”

Introducing My Etsy Shop (finally)

Whew, I thought things would slow down after the holidays, but I have been as busy as ever. For now I will post the newest item added to my Etsy shop. I opened my Etsy shop in April of last year and never really officially launched it. I’ve been waiting for the perfect time andContinue reading “Introducing My Etsy Shop (finally)”

One Man’s Trash…

It is true, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In this case though, it took a bit of work to turn actual trash into a little treasure. I hosted a baby shower last month and the very last hour before guests arrived, I had a brilliant idea to quickly make a guest book. NeedlessContinue reading “One Man’s Trash…”