Whew. I've been so busy falling behind on an important order I can't even think, let alone blog, but I had an "Aha!" moment this morning.
I looked at some work I've done lately and was knocked over. I had assumed that since I'm busy, not sleeping, hopping on buses to Madison to protest our Governor's proposed bill, working, crying, facebooking and collapsing in exhaustion every few hours that the work I've been doing would be crap.
No such thing.
I looked at the panels I made last week in the midst of chaos and could do nothing but approve. They are good. Really good. So, while they were born in the midst of high dysfunction, they survived to mature into lovely little pieces. Thank you to the muses who show up to guide my hand and who put the perfect paper scrap out of thousands in front of me at the right moment. It's another important lesson...want to create and craft art?
Just show up.
I can't post pictures because my new camera was defective and has been returned. We are waiting for another one to arrive on the scene.
I want to share an old post with you. One of my marriage posts. In it I write about how different Mark and I are and of how he supports my passions, but how I have little opportunity to support his. Well, he is fighting so hard for the people he represents in our state and I couldn't be more proud. I have finally had the chance to support him in a passion and fortunately it is mine too.
Anyway, I just wanted to share the old post because I still think it applies to today. Plus, I still suggest heading down to the library to get the Alchemist on cd...a truly inspiring book to listen to when you work or relax.
I imagine downtown looks a lot more lively right now (fireworks, partiers, people running in the closed off street, car alarms etc), but this is one of my favorite local art installations ever!
This is the caption on facebook:
Thanks to Jim Calaway for this awesome image and to Jeff Mirkes, Crystal Osman, Jeanette Newhouse, Mike Frey and Jason Klug for their dedication to make it happen! We will update as we complete but this was a great start!
You can imagine it's kind of a nutty time to live in Wisconsin and be married to a Green Bay native. Even so, this Super Bowl Sunday finds us having a mellow day. No big plans, no need to run out. This is good.
We had oatmeal with organic maple sugar crystals for breakfast. I have some wild salmon thawing, butter is softening for brownie baking and I've already mixed the filling for a most non-traditional half-time treat combo...my famous won-ton, chopped radishes on ice and beer.
I am excited to share a couple of things:
Having fun making little journals from scrap paper (shown above)
I'm going to watch this on Netflix in about an hour...amazing.
I get such a kick out of well-done commercials...please click through if you want a laugh and pre-view of game day commercials and movie pre-views.
Maybe I'll be back with some brownie and journal love later.
Happy weekend all. I wanted to share a new mini venture with you. It's my de-stash shop. The Frozen Rose.
I haven't wanted to water down my wallet shop with lots of oddball listings, so I decided to create a new one entirely. If Kim over at Persimmons is going to keep clearing out her store, then I simply must get rid of some of my things to make room for the bounty she heaps upon me (Actually, I can't blame her, I'm the one who sat on the floor in her store for almost two hours looking through boxes!). I have big art plans for the things I've scored through Kim and will slowly begin sharing some of the ideas on my mind. Plus, I've also picked up many of her display pieces so the studio is looking super cute (under the mess).
I decided to keep it very simple, everything in the shop is and will stay $5.00. I have tons of odds and ends as well as some vintage I'll be adding next week. The Frozen Rose isn't my first priority, but I plan to list a few items each week as I sort and organize. Plus, if you check it out, you'll notice that I include old-fashioned household tips in every listing. I think this is a good outlet for my feminine side. :)
I finally have a working camera and am excited about posting again, plus...it has video capabilities so maybe a little vlogging is in order!
This is a little video to help celebrate The Year of the Rabbit. Too cute.