Tuesday, June 23, 2009

"I Am, I Make, I Believe"

So I kinda stole this idea from brookefuller on Etsy. She's using this idea to promote other Etsy shops on her blog, but I decided to do it just for me, just to get me thinking about what I am, what I make and what I believe in. I tweeked the "make" section, just a bit.

I am: a maker, a student, a lover, a wanna be fighter, a good time, a could have been, an amature ornithologist, a part time printmaker, a helper, and just a person.

I make: rocks, sketches, jewelry, prints, vessels, cards, work, things with string, messes, arrangements of objects.

I believe: in karma, in hard work, in being patient (although it's hard), that everything happens for a reason, in looking and learning, in spirituality, in giving, in making making making, in tasty treats for good pets, in Santa Claus.

So what are you? What do you make? What do you believe in?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Blog Break

Sorry it's been awhile. My blogging and internet usage in general tends to drop off during the summer. I sometimes even go days with out checking my email. I'm leaving for the beach for a week today and decided not to take my computer.

The last few weeks have been light on studio work (except for the week everyone else was at SNAG. I swear I'll post those G-Vegas pin swap pins later.) I've been working on my collaboration piece(s), but they're not worth writing about at this point. One looks like a complete piece of poop and I won't be using it. Other than that, there's not much to write about. A little sketching, a trip home on an airplane (I hadn't flown in years), tidying up the apartment and searching for a particular type of vellum which apparently no one carries. It's not like I'm looking for uber fancy Italian vellum or anything fancy, I just want a pad of Canson vellum. I'm also out of Sunprints paper, so I think an order or two will have to be placed when I get back from the beach next week.

I hope everyone has been to busy enjoying their summer to much miss my more regular blogging!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

Put a few more pics up on flickr.

Looking and Seeing

Here's a sweet little post on looking and seeing written by Eric Carle of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I think everyone over the age of 10 should read this and try it. I know many artists do think this way, but I also think that sometimes some of us need a little reminder.