March 25, 2010

I know it's been a few days and I'm supposed to be posting every day.....I've been sewing and have two new bags to show you but haven't taken pictures of it yet. I'm taking the morning off because I have to work today, or rather tonight. While I love making stuff, and selling it, I haven't been able to leave my day (or night) job. I do lighting for film and television. My title is electrician ( gaffer, best boy, it all adds up to the same). I describe it as being a glorified construction worker. I lift heavy dirty objects. I plug in lights. I set up temporary electrical distribution systems. I used to be really bothered by the work because it was all I did. Now, after having embraced the artist that I've always been, I like it . I especially like most of the people I work with. (You know who you are, boys. No need to name drop!) It's not who I am it's what I do to pay the bills. And feeling good about paying the pills frees up any anxiety or guilt I might have about making stuff for me. I don't really like that I have to be to work at 4pm and work all night in the pouring rain but, once I'm in it, I'll probably acquire some kind of , "whatever doesn't kill me , makes me stronger " attitude.

March 23, 2010

what I found in my backyard

Remember that crazy snowstorm we got? We had trees down everywhere. This bud is from a huge branch that broke off a tree and has been sitting in our backyard ever since then. Now it's starting to bloom!

March 20, 2010

March 19, 2010

leftover fall, new spring

I was cleaning out the garden and found these carrots still kicking around. They're pretty good!

March 18, 2010

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March 11, 2010


The photos aren't the greatest but I like the bag .

March 8, 2010

a beautiful sunday!

I'm experimenting with hair accessories. Kind of bridal but I like them. Please excuse the rogue thread hanging off the bottom

March 5, 2010

and here's what I was doing in nyc

well, not really. This is what I was doing when I was supposed to be working. It was a toy commercial. This is what they weren't shooting.


so here's some of the snow. we have our power back now and got the tv, computer and phone back on right before I got home. Life back to normal, whatever that is. so glad to be here.

March 1, 2010


So very sorry for the lack of posts! We got 3 feet of snow on thursday and lost all our power. I'm in the city now, working and just found out that our power has been restored!Yea! I don't have pictures yet ( because I'm in the city working) stay tuned because I've got tons of snow pics to show.
While I'm really happy that we have electricity again, it was humbling to live each day thinking only about what we needed-food, shelter, warmth, water, each other. Little J had a blast and I will actually miss me and J's fireside talks. It's nice to slow down. It's also nice to take a shower.
Thanks to everyone who helped out.