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Smile
February 22, 2010, 5:22 pm
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I’m still not over this flu, but this definitely made me smile today.

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Aww, Snap: Food Photos 2009
January 28, 2010, 2:38 am
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If you have trouble identifying any foods, have questions, or want recipes let me know!



New Year 2010
December 31, 2009, 4:08 pm
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I have a house full of people and instead I’m here at work with a desk full of jobs and tasks. It’s okay though, because I get to spend tonight with wonderful people.
Happy New Year to you all!

What are you resolving to do in the coming year and/or decade?
I’m definitely resolving to post more often.
Stay safe tonight.



AEDM: November 4th
November 5, 2009, 6:06 pm
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Picture 32

This can be read several different ways, depending on how much/little you read into gendered nouns and titles and whole slew of other factors. Which word carries the emphasis for you? This is part of a series that I hope to continue across media and across a theme or two.
If you want more information on Art Every Day Month, check out Leah at Creative Every Day.
In case you’re curious, here’s what I have done so far for AEDM:
11/1 – Knitting (photos tomorrow or tonight)
11/2 – Knitting, Painting on canvass (photos coming soon)
11/3 – More Painting (photos soon)
11/4 – Digital art (see above), more knitting (in progress, no photos yet), and a bad painting (probably won’t photograph)

If you want to follow other participants in AEDM check out Creative Every Day, search for the #aedm hashtag on twitter, or check out the AEDM twitter list. Welcome to anyone who found their way here through twitter or CED! I plan to illustrate by hand tonight. If I have the energy I want to add colors and use lots of photographs to document it. I’m slacking on photos lately, but I am definitely enjoying AEDM and plan to try more extensive projects this weekend.



November is the month of Art Every Day for a Month
November 2, 2009, 7:12 pm
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This year I’m participating rather than just observing everyone’s creativity like I did last year. You can find more information about Art Every Day for a Month here: http://creativeeveryday.com/art-every-day-month and it’s not too late to join! I’m hoping that this provides a boost intelectually and creatively because I’ve been feeling a tad unchallenged and uninspired. I started yesterday and as soon as I find the one camera that works, I’ll start posting about my daily work for this. I started yesterday with some fiber arts that I am SOOO excited about. I’ll have to take a picture before I get much further and you can really tell what it is since I’m hoping that a version of the project will make a great xmas gift. If I don’t work on that again tonight, my plan is to try painting. I’ve been playing with a couple ideas in my head and sketching for awhile. It’s a medium that I’m not very comfortable in, but part of what I hope to do with taking ont his challenge/project is to push myself a little bit creatively.

It’s super grey today and it’s really zapping my energy and creativity, but writing about this here has helped a bit. 😀

Is anyone else participating? Let me know in the comments!



Aww, Snap!: Memory Lane
September 18, 2009, 3:09 am
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Photos to share

I found an old USB drive a few days ago and it had some wonderful treasures stored on it. Some of these were taken by me on my first camera that I received as an 8th birthday present. I love that I can still share them! The photographic quality leaves a little to be desired, but sometimes inspiration can come from somewhere you’ve already been. Care to walk with me?

All of the photos below are scans of original prints.

Click on any image for a larger view.
Check back in later this week for more goodies!



Quick Post: Answers
September 7, 2009, 3:33 am
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Skeletons in the Closet

No skeletons in the morbid or secret sense, but it’s the best-fitting category label I have for this post. So here we go:

o1. what are the top 5 bands you listen to while you’re crafting, cooking, dancing, etc. that give you the most inspiration?
(in no particular order)

Third Eye Blind
Santana
Blue October
Punk Goes ___ CDs
Jimi Hendrix

o2. what food will you eat until you are impossibly full? what food won’t you touch with a ten foot pole?
I could and do eat risotto (check out my next food post!) until I am impossibly full. It’s comfort food that tastes AMAZING! The only food I really haven’t developed a real taste for is the brussel sprout. Anyone have a good recipe? I’m open minded, I promise.

o3. favorite colors to craft in?
Turquoise, copper, and indigo … not necessarily together.

o4. if you could steal the entire wardrobe of one movie or show, what would it be?
Tough question! Maybe something like “The Edge of Love”. I like the feminine yet structured look that both of the leading ladies wear in that film.

o5. where are you the most comfortable and happy?
I’m probably the most comfortable snuggled on the couch with a blanket and book.

Anything else you’d like to know? Just ask!