Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yes We Can!

Paul Hawken's commencement speech:

"There is invisible writing on the back of the diploma you will receive, and
in case you didn't bring lemon juice to decode it, I can tell you what it
afford to send any recruiters or limos to your school. It sent you rain,
sunsets, ripe cherries, night blooming jasmine, and that unbelievably cute
person you are dating. Take the hint. And here's the deal: Forget that this
task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don't be put off
by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and
check to see if it was impossible only after you are done."

Saturday June 6th is our annual group show opening in Jerome at the Cooperative Gallery.
Our theme this year is "Yes We Can".
It's so easy to get overwhelmed and negative these days, I enjoyed the opportunity to make a new piece ( a close up of my Rosie the Riveter is above) and also to be reminded that against all odds, we are capable. Perhaps we are expecting outcomes and privileges instead of counting our limbs and our blessings.
I loved the above excerpt of the commencement address! Appreciation is key ya'll!
If anyone is interested in attending the opening with me, let me know!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Portand, land of Beauty

Here are some pics of Portland as promised. We had such an awesome time and I only wish we could have stayed longer. The green growing things, not to mention the flowers really blew our little Arizonan minds...."so this is what water does?!"

We were blessed with perfect weather, amazing food and some of our favorite people in the world! Art you say? Museums? Oh yeah, if you go, remember all museums are closed on Mondays. Dangit.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Before I Forget...

Hello all! Wanted to do a post on some fellow Etsians and time just keeps ticking by!
The photo below is from HankieTankie, and is very similar to a piece I bought for myself in Portland at the Saturday Market. I thought what an Awesome Idea! I am a big sucker for vintage linens..but after a point you run out of surfaces- not anymore!
Now we can wear them!!!

Etsy has a shop local section and I ran across this awesome shop by Desert Soapstone, selling soap of course, but also this AMAZING gardenia patchouli solid scent. I'm not kidding when I say this could be the best smell ever. Kelli from Desert Soapstone and I met when she brought me all my goodies and we hit it off! We hope to be working on some networking and upcoming shows together. Check her out for wonderful products!

A while ago I was looking for instructions on printing on fabric and came across Jezze's awesome blog that I follow and her amazing etsy shops. I have yet to purchase anything but I love everything she makes! She is a busy lady. I won a drawing she was having for a cool embossed notebook which she sent me all the way from her home in South Africa! Probably about time I send her a little treat in the mail!!!!

This is just a taste of what is awaiting you on Etsy! Check it out!

I will be blogging soon on my amazing quick trip tp Portland.....stay tuned!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Finished Jerome Window

Kind of hard to see thru the glass, but still pretty cool!

Very fun to do!