Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thought for Today: Balance is Tricky

 It all looks so simple, but it's so delicately balanced, so precarious, with so much unseen effort. A good reminder to slow down, to make peace, to move with the breeze, to always keep changing.
(Alexander Calder at the Nasher Art Museum)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Well Rounded

I've been working on our wedding invitations and getting tons of use out of my New Favorite Crafting Tool, the corner rounding punch, which was the best use of seven dollars maybe ever.

Lunch feast

$6.08 at the Weaver Street Market Co-op. Awesome.

Monday, March 26, 2012

River play

I stopped by the park to visit Eli this afternoon and found him with a pack of kiddos playing in the Eno river. It was such a nice day, I took off my shoes and waded around for a while.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Henry is here!

Anna and Joseph welcomed a perfect little boy onto the world today! 7lb 12oz of pure amazing wonder... I'm so proud of Anna, and so excited to meet little Henry!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Save the dates

We sent the save the date's out a while back, but here are a few pictures of the process of making them...
We've been working on invitations the last few weeks - I'll have photos of that project soon!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


In honor of the first official day of spring...
(a little watercolor with ink)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Somebody that I used to know

Eli's had this song on repeat all week (he loves the harmonies) but I watched the video for it last night for the first time and found it inspiring as well.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bean mosaic art

Here's what I'm working on with the kids at work this week...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Written in the stars

 I'm not usually into the whole zodiac thing, but these astrology baby blankets sure are super cute.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tanya's studio

My friend (and amazing painter) Tanya sent me pictures today of her studio in Boston. It looks like such a calm space, with all the pottery and plants and such.
When we lived in Chicago we used to get together and knit for entire afternoons... Is there a train from Durham to Boston? I am going to find out. 

Squid (in progress)

She managed to mix the exact perfect color for a squid, I think.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wedding band shopping

We've been doing a lot of internet browsing, trying to find wedding bands that feel really "us". Below are some contenders...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Plant cozies

My front porch needs one of these.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kids love animals

I was reminded at the Will Allen talk last week just how much kids adore animals. Not that I really forgot - animals are frequent subjects for my students and clients, and they're always interesting to talk to kids about, since they take on different symbolism for different children. This is the last week of after school art club until mid-April, so I was going to give the kiddos a little "see you next quarter" something, and decided to make them some tiny animals. As a kid I loved (and still love) mini things, so I used Sculpty clay and made them each an animal based on something they've said or made this quarter (which, in all honesty is probably more fun for me than it is for them). 
(eek! sorry for the poor quality photos)

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