Monthly Archives: August 2009

New (Lame) Addiction


Ok, so my dear friend-whom-I’ve-never-actually-met, Karin, introduced me to FaceBook, FarmVille and Farm Town. For Karin, these applications are not a problem: she apparently does not sleep, and therefore has lots of time to do lots of amazing stuff, as well as keep up with her virtual farms. I, however, would rather sleep than eat…and I love to eat. So, I’ve been wasting loads of time pretending to plow, plant and pull, and have neglected posting. And making stuff. And cleaning (yeah, like that’s something new). So, I’m setting some limits – 1 hour of FB a day, AFTER studio time, and ONLY if the kitchen is clean. Maybe, if I pretend I’m one of my kids, I’ll be able to stick to this. 🙂 I would really rather dream about new clay or doll-making ideas than make-believe farms….

Tempus Fugit


My daughter is starting Kindergarten this year.  I look at her in her pretty school dress and new school shoes, hair all brushed and pulled back, all excited to learn to read, and this is what I see:

Hi there!

Hi there!

Back into the Studio – with hammers and crowbars


Ok, so I know I said I’d post regular updates about my studio organization project. Sometimes unexpected things happen…like me not understanding quite what my husband needed to do with the space, and when. Anyway, it sure is a lot emptier now…

Window Wall

The ceiling had to be ripped out so we could see why the upstairs floor was so bouncy, and possibly do something about it. LOTS o’ dust. So, here’s my clay table:

Clay table

and my fabric stash (at least some of it), as well as the contents of the “play room”:

Fabric Shelves 8-12-09