Monday, August 30, 2010


i've listened to arcade fire's new album a lot in the last few days and 'we used to wait' really stands out for me especially after a wonderful conversation about it on my porch last week. now there is a video experience that brought tears to my eyes more quickly than anything has in a long while.

try it here. it's worth all the downloading and switching browsers and hassle that it takes to get there.

Friday, August 27, 2010

my week







i took a little mini break to regroup this week and had wonderful, happy, friend time. after making it to the waterfall we were a little disappointed that the recent lack of rain left it almost dry but then we climbed to the top and found that we could hop rocks out to the middle and sit on the edge. super tall, a little scary and so much fun.

Monday, August 23, 2010


home life in faraway lands
home life in faraway lands
10" x 10" collage on board

a new piece currently on it's way to the enormous tiny art show 8 opening september 1st at nahcotta gallery.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010



notpaper has recently received a wonderful new look and i am thrilled to have a new interview posted there! the site has long been a source of constant inspiration, filled with collage artists from all over the world, interviews and upcoming shows and general papery goodness.

thanks aprile!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


soul pancake

i am super psyched to say that i have a piece featured in the soulpancake book coming out in november! if you aren't familiar with soulpancake then i highly recommend checking it out.

SoulPancake is more of a mission than a Web site. It's a MOVEMENT to wrestle with and chew on LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS. It's a way to EXPLORE why we believe the things that we believe. It's a place for you to TALK about your soul and the existence of God. It's a space to ENGAGE in art, philosophy, creativity, truth, and beauty. And ultimately, SoulPancake is a community of people who are digging DEEPER to figure out what it means to be human and to experience this rich, strange, difficult, and awesome journey called life.

i first visited the site because i will visit anything connected with rainn wilson. seeing the set of the office ranks right up there with seeing... i want to say the eiffel tower, i'll say it. the eiffel tower. but then i got hooked. the lists are particularly enchanting to me so when i saw this topic last week combining lists and nostalgia i had to pause my day and read everything. so in the spirit of the soulpancake...

1) walking barefoot through my parents' huge garden when i was little little and feeling the scratchy vegetable leaves and the smell of hot summer dirt and the deep buzz of huge june beetles all around.

2) staying up with my grandfather way past my bedtime, bowls of cheerios at midnight while watching mr. ed and my three sons on nick-at-night.

3) sitting on porch steps having nothing at all to do. not ignoring things you have to do or having nothing that you want to do. but honestly having nothing at all to do. the best ideas come from that space.

Friday, August 13, 2010

treasury goodness

i am very lucky to have been featured in some pretty great treasuries on etsy lately and i want to share a few of my favorites. i think these are beautifully curated and i've found quite a few new druelworthy shops through them.

what's the point? - sushipot

golden summer - janellelile

awesome! - paulandkatestudio

the teaches of peaches (great treasury name and album as well)- thelittleprints

thanks again everyone who included me in their collections!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

the kids are officially back in school and i am officially back to work with a mile-long to do list. i've managed to coat three fingers in orange ink, mildly cut my right thumb and rub a blister on the other with the hand sander. it feels great, i must say.


but that's just my own personal list of accomplishments. the zombie hunter, who manages to work her way into every picture we take it seems, has knocked over a water glass onto the desk and my (new)phone and broken a candle cup. all this and still managed to fit in a 5 hour nap. so we're back to work as if we never left.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

i came to get down
8" x 10.5" mixed media on book cover

this is a piece i completed yesterday for an upcoming publication. it was so much fun to make and once i got over the hump of moving things around and not knowing exactly where i was going with it then i couldn't put it down until it was finished.

it's the last day of summer break! i told the kids we can do anything they want after a quick trip to the post office this morning. as much as i am dreading that first week when the house seems so quiet and lonely i am very much ready to get back to work in the studio.

Monday, August 2, 2010

i completely agree with belinda on this post. i think it's wonderful to see my art after it has been sent to its new home. this is an especially great treat for me to see adalyn in her new space with jenny lee fowler because i'm such a fan of hers. i'm completely envying that cupboard and all of its treasures. one day i will make it north to one of her workshops or at least have my very own birch bark silhouette piece.