Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Girl Party

Eli was kind enough to conduct a mini photo shoot to commemorate the visit of anna and gina


 this is what we would pose like if we were in a band.
 and this pose was anna's idea, although she looks unhappy about it.

 i loved having them here.

and i'm so excited for the arrival of anna's little one in april!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

love what is mortal


...
you must be able
to do three things
to love what is mortal
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it
and, when the time comes to let it go
to let it go.

 -mary oliver

(letterpress and relief print by anna pate)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

punkins

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

draped in quiltiness

 i am so in love with these fabric quilt canopies, i can't even tell you.

Friday, October 14, 2011

the darbs

new favorite game: making up nicknames for darby.
some recent ones:
darbatron
darbatross
darboyle
darbinator
darbanatrix
darbooger
darbellina
darbeano
adarbybell
darbot
darbo
darbanara
darbs
darbles
darby the darbarian
darbi wan kenobi

i urge you to add to the list as you see fit.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

the date is saved

big news - we got our save the dates out in the mail! 
i got to be crafty and had a lot of fun making each one.
 i hand carved a series of stamps and then printed them on craft paper postcards. each one is a little different than the next... 
Having them all finished and addressed and sent off feels like a great big check on my to-do list. And while i normally like lists, wedding to-do lists are kind of out of control. more to come, i'm sure... 

so many birthdays

miss jeni is one year older and wiser (but still looks like a teenager and was already super wise to begin with)!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sale Heaven

It turns out the J.Crew regional warehouse sale is located 10 minutes from my house. This is awesome. And very very bad.
There are racks and boxes and piles of clothes everywhere, with ladies stripping down and trying things on for friends to judge (there are no mirrors or changing rooms to see for yourself!). It is crazy. But also so great - I've found a bunch of really cheap stuff, including some formal dresses for $16 each!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Texture Mobile

A sensory activity with some of my kiddos - we used air-dry clay and pressed it into different found textures (a favorite texture: the bottoms of your shoes!).

Saturday, October 8, 2011

beautiful

fractals are neato... (click to enlarge)

Friday, October 7, 2011

birthday manboy!

happiest of days to eli, my partner and team mate and bestest friend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Art on-the-go

I got a nerdy new art-supply-carrying device for my job going from school to school doing art therapy. It looks like a canvas bag but it is actually hard, so it maintains it's sturdy shape...

Which means I can carry files and paper without them getting smushed!

Then I found some pouches to organize other supplies. This purple one is full of markers...

 And here is the scissors, glue, and tape...

And a pouch for the colored pencils, too!

Other supplies can go in the handy side pockets.


 So fun! I'm thinking I'll have to decorate it somehow, maybe with fabric applique or something? 

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