January 25, 2008

.: apron update :.

Here are two new aprons that are available for purchase on my etsy!

Let me know if I can make you or a loved one a custom apron!

Mucho amore.

January 17, 2008

Dearlings.

{Speaking of "dearlings", you must.must.must read A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken. Get ready to drop everything, buy a sailboat, and live a life on the seas with your other half... or buy a cozy cottage in the fogy heart of London.}

We began this semester off right with everyone--down to the 3 year olds--studying printmaking. An option for the older guys was a relief work made out of puff paint. (Hello 1989.) I tested the method out and ended up loving the results.

The base for the plate is foam core. You then squeeze your design onto the foam core (I drew mine on the foam first) and let it dry. Once the puff paint is dry, coat it with a layer of gel medium, just to protect the paint and foam from absorbing any of the ink/paint you print with.

...aaaaand done!



January 13, 2008

I don't want to grow up and have 15 cats to replace my non-existent husband .

Since when am I cat lady?

I blame this on my sister.  These are her cats: Tony Jones and Rufus Quarters, respectively.  She's taking them with her when she gets married, and I'll be the first to say that I'll miss them terribly.  Go ahead; judge me.  I'm not scared.

  

January 4, 2008

Sister Winter

Unbelievable.

Christmas has come and gone. Heck, New Years has come and gone!

It was a bit difficult to get into the "Christmas spirit" this year, considering that most of December was filled with 60 degree days. Half of me isn't complaining though... It's a rare occasion to be able to work outside with the students and sweat while you're wearing a t-shirt in near-winter. Global warming, yeah, yeah, I know; but I'm trying to take the good with the bad.

Here are images from this Christmas' mass gift. I always have so much fun with these. Bath salts are usually the winner, but I decided to switch it up this year and try out an edible one. Like the tag describes, it's extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, oregano, and whole black pepper. So pretty and so easy!



Here's to '08 and a year of joy and blessings and celebration.