Sunday, August 24, 2008

Breath of Fresh Air

Dan and I spent a perfect day at one of our gorgeous state parks.

Project Progress

Just a few pictures showing the projects I've been working on the past week!

Birds for red-haired Shannon:

Monkeys for fun (the guy on the right needs some ears - oops!):

I gathered a bunch of rocks and bark at the Porcupine Mountains. I was inspired to make this little guy. I'm thinking a whole series of these "Creatures of Nature" would be fun! What do you think?

Saturday, August 23, 2008


That's how many years I've been lucky enough to call this cute boy all my own.
Happy Anniversary!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Vacation High Part Deux

As a result of being inspired on vacation I was productive this evening!
Take a look at the creative cyclone that swept through my studio:

Vacation High

I'm back from a week up north.
I was inspired by many things during my vacation. 

• My grandma's garden. 

• My mom's friend Cathy's fabulous home in the country.

• My mom. (Even though she'll deny it, her words of wisdom could fill the lake behind her!)

• My dad. Who wouldn't be inspired by a man who puts up his own garage BY HIMSELF in a matter of 2 months. (Um, that's while he's working full time.)

•My aunt Kathy (not pictured). The way she approaches life and all of the obstacles life puts in her path gives me something to reflect upon when I am feeling doubt, sadness or anger. Her actions - and her beautiful smile - are greater than words.

• And most of all by nature.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Heading Home

I'm leaving today for my most favorite place in the whole world.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Sneak Peek

Just a sneak-peek photo of a project I'm working on.
Stay tuned to my blog for the outcome!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

I Love the Farmer's Market

The farmer's market is definitely one of my favorite activities in the summer. This year I've been able to go almost every weekend that it's been open. This morning I remembered to bring my camera. Here's what I love about the farmer's market.
I love seeing what's in season.
I love the people-watching.
I love the musicians sprinkled around various spots on the sidewalk.
I love the colors.
I love the abundant choices of pastries.
I love the liberal vibe.
I love it all!