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two kids, a big yard, and a closet full of art supplies.
Interests: art, motherhood, nature, baking, fashion, the weirdos of the sea
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More pages, more patterns, more silly faced paint daubs. So here's the thing. It turned crazy cold this week, and one or all of our family members has been sick for more than a week now. All non-essential activites have been put on hold, and if David didn't have school... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at white picket fence
I'm still really enjoying this little collage book. Painting and cutting, gluing and cutting, painting and taping. Giving myself permission to just play and be kind of weird. Which is sort of my parenting philosophy, too, come to think of it. Always drawing faces on things. My son has been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at white picket fence
well hello there! I have some pages to share today, but let's start with a few other bits of news. 1. I updated by "about" page, or rather, I actually made an about page. It's here, or you can click on my little speech bubble profile picture over to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at white picket fence
what a nice comment Leslie! Thank you.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2014 on new zine peek at white picket fence
I'm sooo close to being done with my new zine. It's turning out so differently than I initially envisioned, but I should have expected that, as my projects usually tend to take a pretty circuitous route. The tentative title is: "as always.: a collection of small collages and medium-sized thoughts"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at white picket fence
The kids and I went to visit my parents this weekend. I feel SO incredibly lucky to have the family I do, and to be able to visit my hometown again and just completely relax. I feel like my real self when I'm there, you know? It's so comforting. Also,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at white picket fence
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Oct 6, 2014
hey! this is great. I've been reading your blog for a long time and this is a new story to me! I always find it interesting that things I did in high school, purely for fun (working on a website with my friends, making collages out of magazine images) have translated into things that are a big part of my adult life.
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Too bad the lines at Hot Doug's are 10 hours long now! We meant to go this summer but never made it...
yep, that's a hedgehog, over on the right side underneath the hammerhead shark. :)
I have a super small closet that I share with my husband, so I definitely have to clean it out on a regular basis. I find it's getting easier and easier because the older I get, the more I realize I don't need a lot of clothes and am a lot more thoughtful when buying new things (I had the same problem of a closet full of thrifted things that didn't quite fit, but I bought because hey! three dollars!!) If you're looking for quality boots, I cannot recommend Frye enough. They really are the best. I also have a pair of J.Crew riding boots that have been through TEN midwestern winters and still look pretty good. It makes way more sense to me to buy one new pair of $300 boots every 3 years, then a lot of cheapies that fall apart after a season.
Thanks for the link Julia! That looks like fun.
Thanks Kimberly! I'd love to hear more about your friend's work. Alphabet artists unite!
we love the Mr. Tiger book too! (actually I think I liked it even more than the kids.... :) ) Also, our library has Fishing in the Air as an audio CD / book combination, which is really neat and was a fun change of pace for us.
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Jill, thank you! That means a lot.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2014 on mistakes & instincts at white picket fence
ugh. I have tried and failed on this goal so many times! maybe i should look into buying one of those habit books.
Yes, you read that right: I'm re-naming what I do. "Art journal" stopped feeling right to me. "Collage" didn't really cover it. So, my pages are now called Journal Collages. Yay for claiming ownership of my own genre. As always, just playing with composition, materials, and adding more and more... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at white picket fence
this was so great to read! I don't think my life with kids would work without Martin and Chris Kratt. :)
New York trip, days 3 and 4! You miiiight be able to tell that I got tired of taking pictures after a few days. I love my camera, but at some point in a vacation I'm just ready to chill and don't feel like documenting everything. It's nice to have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at white picket fence
ah!! this is super fun and truly unique (sometimes a hard thing to find in the art journalling world!) I look forward to giving it a try sometime.
Paper packs!! Tell a friend!! (sorry, couldn't resist the joke, my apologies if you have an Eminem song stuck in your head for the rest of the day.) Okay! Here we go again! New paper packs, I am pretty pumped about these. I really do think they are a great... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at white picket fence
(A few notes on these posts: It's going to be more of an itinerary for the trip, rather than my thoughts on New York in general, or funny things that happened. I can share those later, but I wanted to get this down first. Also, you won't be hearing about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at white picket fence
I'm working on the post today! You will love the HighLine, it was one of our favorite places!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2014 on love nyc at white picket fence
Another post for International Zine Month: sharing a few of my favorites. (I had a ton of fun looking through my collection and revisiting these!) Miss Sequential, by Marissa Falco. Marissa makes a LOT of awesome zines, but I particularly enjoy these, her personal zines. I had the opportunity to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at white picket fence
we spend a lot of time in that aisle too. I think it's where most of my son's math lessons occur. "well, see, that says 29.99 and you only have ten dollars in your piggy bank...."
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