Monday, April 28, 2008


okay, alright, so maybe i am still stalling at the crossroads of philly vs. athens. i have been way past my ten deadlines to decide and start getting things in motion. just different outside factors keep affecting my decisions, plans, desires, etc. i have been soooo nutty these past few months, ugh!
and all i really, truly want to do is disappear to the catskills, ny or to juliette, GA and do some real dirty rural exploring. i honestly would do anything to have a fried green tomato sandwich, drink sweet tea from a mason jar, and pick up some local honey. aghhhh. i think i am due for a trip to farmtown, PA to get all of this dreaminess out of my head.

in other news!

i've been making little notebooks, which is a lot more rewarding than just cards and notes- as soon as i finish this i am going to try to make a few more. the first is fabric collage, and the second is just stamped with a new stamp.

here's another new stamp! my first working with type, so i feel pretty good about that. i still want to do the whole alphabet, ack

yay spring, yay feeding pigeons, yay being able to laze about outside with friends instead of inside with the cat and ryan- except for today, of course, which has just been dark and endlessly rainy. ah, well. going to make some french toast with the last bit of groceries in the house, and use this time to think, snug, craft, lounge in pjs, etc.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

i'm still alive!

ack, so, sorry i disappeared for a little while. i was finally being a grown up (aka being curled up in a ball, crying for three days, desperate for guidance and advice) and working out the kinks in my immediate future.
officially, from here on out, it's philadelphia part two! i was starting the motions of moving to & attending uga, but it just didn't feel right. okay, there were like ten thousand other factors but very, very long story short: i am going to move out of this super expensive area at the end of my lease and attend temple. i am very excited about getting a bigger place (hopefully!) and spending less, although i'm going to miss living right next to whole foods, south st, so many cafes, etc. ugh, i have already started mentally decorating and ikea-shopping- i can't wait to start fresh!

i am now focusing on crafting my tush off again. i just finished some stuff that will be en route tomorrow to a man with a boutique! i made a friend's mom some stuff for her birthday, and apparently her boss saw them/my etsy, and bought a few things to sell in a shop that he owns. i'm really hoping it goes over well, because then i will have a real store! in the world with some of my stuff. kind of exciting, but i am not getting my hopes too too high. also, with my new paper cutter: grocery lists! little dreamy notebooks!

about two (or three?) weeks ago, i started experimenting with more challenging and realistic "stamps". i made a betty white linocut, and was going to do all four golden girls, but it didn't come out really anything like i hoped. so now i have a four inch old lady stamp and nothing to do with it! weird

also, that same superproductive week, i got everything out and silkscreened for the first time since early autumn. this apartment is totally unsuited for it- hopefully the next will be a little better. anyway, it's those damn gossipping rabbits. i am not making any more of the earrings because i don't want to burn out on it, but i think the image is just too too appropriate for cards.

aaaand, most of my attention has been on this gaudy painting. as of the last week, though, i haven't touched it because i am dreading taping everything off to do the plaid background. i'm a little confused about the increments and all, and totally unmotivated to get into it.

so, that's that! the weather is DREAMY and i wore a skirt outside all day! i am thankful for the great people in my life who were so supportive this week. i feel like myself again, i am very happy, and cannot. wait. to throw out this evil couch. hopefully my next post will be a little less craftcraftcraft, but i need to do a better job of taking pictures while i'm out for that to be a possibility. yack yack yack, goodnight!