Monday, October 31, 2011

taking a deep breath or two...






i put my shop in vacation mode this morning, packed up all my stuff and sent it off...you can find it at the Holly Daze 2011 34th Annual Show in Roanoke, VA this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  as i was packing, i snapped a few pictures of some books that i hadn't previously listed in my shop.  the last book i put in was the black one - finished at the last moment - something i've been wanting to try - all black - soft black leather, black paper, black tie.  i made a little sample page that i tucked in the front - the black paper looks awesome with prismacolor colored pencils and gel pens look pretty cool too, especially the white.  i've been completely focused this last few weeks on making things for this show and now that i'm done, i've taken exactly two deep breaths and i'm back to work.  there are wumpies to be made for christmas and new styles of books and collages to be created... 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

do you have any idea...



...how hard it is to photograph a fish?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

...a small cup of light...



the post i wrote yesterday had a lovely piece of writing and this morning when i awoke i suddenly understood the words "a small cup of light"...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

random snapshot .07


"But tomorrow, dawn will come the way I picture her,
barefoot and disheveled, standing outside my window
in one of the fragile cotton dresses of the poor.
She will look in on me with her thin arms extended,
offering a handful of birdsong and a small cup of light."
-William Collins-

Friday, October 14, 2011

old, tattered, wrinkled and stained...





...but so, so beautiful.  some recently acquired old stuff.  i love it.  you'll probably see it again, made into a collage or a piece of art.  but first, i have to love it a little bit longer.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

i'm smarter than you...




oh yeah, well i was born 8 minutes before you...  yeah, well, i'm 3 inches taller than you...
and so it goes.  twins are sometimes competitive.  but the good thing about it is, when one of them found out the other was going to go for National Honor Society, well, of course the other one had to do it too.
as their mother, i couldn't be more proud of them...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011