Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The perfect blustery Autumn day activity.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Smurfs, Paint and Puppies

I spent this past weekend at my sister's house painting the bedroom I will be using when I move in with her in March. This weekend I also discovered that I have absolutely no talent for painting.

This is my "painting glamour shot", the photo that says "I am a master painter!"

Well, at least I picked a great shade of blue. Isn't that the happiest blue you've ever seen?

Here I am actually painting. Wow, I really look like I know what I'm doing, don't I? Well, you can't see the back of my shirt...

or the bottom of my pants...

or my socks...

or my shoes...

or... well, you get what I'm saying.

By Saturday night, I looked like an light blue Smurf. I even had blue paint streaks in my hair, no clue how that happened. My mom had a nice chuckle over that one.

This is the part of the room that caused the most problems (yes, that is a sink in the corner... don't ask, 'cuz we don't have a clue...) I kept backing into the walls when I was painting this side of the room, hence the Smurfiness...

This weekend I also got to meet this gorgeous guy, Kody. He is a rescued white collie that my sister is currently fostering and will most likely be adopting. His coat is a little short (it had been shaved before he came to my sister's house), but it kind of suits him right now, giving him a rangy, wolfish look. I am completely smitten with him!

Friday, September 25, 2009

New Pieces

Some new pieces that will be showing up in my Etsy shop this weekend:

Diedre bracelet

Rosalie necklace

Paisley necklace (Remember the bird pendants? I finally decided what to do with them!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The search for the perfect paint color...

I'm moving to my sister's house in March, and have been told that I need to paint my room now, before it gets cold outside. Apparently, paint won't stick to cold walls. I learn something new every day...

So, today I went to the various home improvement stores in my area looking for a suitable paint color that I can live with indefinitely. I figured this task was going to be pretty challenging, as my sister's house is two hours away, so I can't paint chips on the walls and see how they look.

I absolutely *love* this Dutch Boy Crayola display! I wasn't really loving the colors they had, but how cute is this display?

I wasn't having much luck until I got here:

This is the magical, wonderful wall of color choices that Valspar had...oh. my. gosh.

These are my final paint chips, narrowed down from the bazillion choices available. I eventually chose a deep sky blue color called Lyndhurst Celestial Blue.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I am so excited about the new remastered Beatles CDs that were released today! I've had the opportunity to hear some of them already, and they sound sooo much better than the old CDs. I've already put all of them on my Christmas list!

(I debated about adding the Rock Band game too, but that may be getting a little obsessive, since I haven't owned a video game system and since my uncle gave us his old Atari.)

Anyway, about halfway through my team meeting at work today, it struck me that I had subconsciously dressed for the occasion... this is the random shirt I pulled out of my dresser this morning:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Controlled Chaos

My current studio workspace... aka the coffee table.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

My Weekend Catering Gig...

This weekend I was the caterer for a convention...

...of mosquitos.

Apparently I taste **really** yummy...

This is only a small fraction of the bites I discovered on my legs after coming inside...these are also the small ones...there's one the size of a QUARTER. I kid you not.

I'm going to be stocking up on insect repellent today...and a lot of calamine lotion.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

New Necklace in Shop

Tamsin Necklace -- A longer necklace that is wonderfully asymmetrical and just in time for the fall weather! I will be wearing mine with my t-shirt and sweater combos!