This past Saturday's STOCKMARKET in Caldwell Park was great! I met so many wonderful people and shared the art of weaving with everyone that stopped by the booth.
I decided to reuse an old sketchbook that was annoying me—full of weird notes and bad hand-lettering practice.
"So often we come across a multitude of things that are more complex than we’ll ever really know. Just being alive means acknowledging the seen and at times having to trust in the unseen: what is visible is not always the full picture, and what is beneath the surface can speak volumes." -Tracie Cheng
Thrift stores have long been a source of creative material for me.
A consumer gold mine just waiting to be picked from.
It has definitely become routine now.
Just a quick flip-thru and share of a recent book-binding experiment using random paper scraps and staple bindings.
These images are the result of physically weaving together two photographic prints of the same subject. They are an attempt to bridge dignified, direct portraits with a sort of abstraction that allows their subjects to hide within themselves, and the photographs to be distinctly physical objects. In hiding some things, we reveal others.
My sister-in-law is expecting her first baby in January early next year.
Last Christmas my parents bought me and my husband a little barrel that you age whiskey and other spirits in.
Every year around the holidays, I get so overwhelmed and excited that I tend to bite off more than I can chew. I get super ambitious about how many handmade gifts I can pull off, how many Christmas cards I can send out, etc. that this year I vowed I wouldn’t do that! By actually planning and mapping out some of the really important holiday stuff I need to focus on, I can be more effective and efficient (which means more time for relaxing).
I am totally in the thick of it.
busy busy busy busy busy busy
I’ve already installed a Christmas Countdown app on my phone and let me be the first to inform you that as of today, there are only 51 days until Christmas. My favorite time of the year! I love doing so much this time of the year that I’ve decided to incorporate a Christmas planner into my bullet journal and I’ll admit I am waaaay too excited about it. I guess you could say I really like Christmas.
COLOR ME OBSESSED.
We’ve finally reached the conclusion of my Halloween Card Series. The final installment features the card/flip book I made for my dear friend Esther.
Today’s installment is pretty low-key, but I still love the results. The kid cards are all done now (phew) and we’re in the final home stretch! These cards were made for family, my parents and my in-laws respectively.
This week was pretty mellow.
This little Halloween card train is just chug-a-lug-luggin’ along. Are you ready for part 3? Dia de los Muertos edition!
I have been a card making machine this past week!
I have to constantly keep reminding myself that yes, life is supposed to be fun (even in the times when you are tried and tired and ready to give up). If you can for one moment, find joy, then everything will ultimately be OK. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, now onto the list!