Tuesday, February 19, 2008


I have gotten very flustered lately, and it seems the creating time is the first thing to go. I remember in college, my professors repeatedly drilled into our heads to SET A SCHEDULE! The muse, they argued, would show up regularly. My poetry professor in particular (check out that alliteration!) really emphasized taking a moment to read a poem and record my thoughts on life at the same time each day. If only for ten minutes. I am trying to get into the schedule of writing again, but also time to create. My background on the laptop is the above image and every time I turn it on, I feel guilty. My paintbrushes are dry, the sewing machine is in its case and my crafty supplies haven't been used since I started school. Any advice on scraping out the time to create?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Are you this crazy, too?

There are so many blogs out there that I just totally love and that I check all the time. So many, in fact, that I forget that I don't actually know these people. They aren't my friends. I can't call them. We don't meet for lunch. Sometimes I just have to remind myself of that.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Sister, I Apologize.

For a long time I made fun of my sister because she would purchase baby things whenever she saw something she really loved. I should note that my sister did not have a baby at the time. She is now the proud mama of an adorable one-year old, but she stashed stuff for a good three years before she was preggers. I thought this was a really strange habit.

But then I saw this adorable night light at Target (part of the new Dwell Studio for Target line). At it was so cute and gender-neutral and full of polka-dotty goodness. Best of all, it was only $6.99. So I purchased it to match the adorable nursery set I will one day sew for my future son or daughter. And I am not ashamed to also mention that Matt and I are not planning on babies for at least another four years. So I suppose I should call my sister and apologize. But instead, I will keep it a secret. And only you, dear blog readers, will ever know.

Monday, February 4, 2008


I have just discovered The Paper Studio. Maybe everyone else has already heard of this, and I am the last one to know, but they have some beautiful paper and a fun blog. But the best part? These great video demonstrations on a variety of techniques and projects. Perfect for a paper junkie like me.

Speaking of paper, Design*Sponge has just introduced me to the very talented Mia Pearlman. Check out her incredible cut paper sculptures. I would love the chance to get to see these in person.