Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lately

The holidays are here along with fairly cold and wet and muddy and frozen weather. What to do? Make some presents and read..a lot!
Edythe helped me make these hooks. Functional art folks!!
Where are my keys??? Oh that's right, on the tiger hook where I always put them now!


I put in some hold requests at the library this summer and some of them are just now trickling in. Such as this thriller Before I Go to Sleep.
A really fast read!! Don't act like you're just going to read a few pages before dinner. Everyone will come home to a cold kitchen and you in your bed hurriedly turning pages.
I never would've picked this up but saw a review of it this summer.

Then for something completely unrelated, I found this at the goodwill on my birthday and really loved it!! Also very quick reads, I already finished number two in the series. Also, haven't read a series in a long time, so that is fun! Also I found out they made a movie/miniseries of these books and my fave Jill Scott plays the leading roll. I will be interested to peep her African accent. Go female detectives!!


My daughter's 2nd birthday is tomorrow, so we're adding that to the mix!! Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Try to find a bit of quiet time every day if you can to reflect, breath and relax. Cheers!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks all over the Place!!

My mother in law brought us this beautiful bouquet of leaves from the trees at her house, the colors are so fleeting and so attractive..beautiful!

Here is our little goose playing in the leaves downtown, the one second I could convince her to stay still!
I am so thankful to be here on this planet with all of my family and friends and I am thankful and hopefully more conscious everyday of our ability to start anew, begin again, make a new choice. Each day is truly ours to make decisions and changes for the better, the greater. Love and blessings to all.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dia De Los Muertos and...

What happened to October? Wow, the last time I posted was for the Equinox. I redid my alter for Day of the Dead and it felt good to remember all my people and to be more conscious of the passing of time.


These roses and quite a few other flowers were thinking it was time to bloom again! Our Indian summer tricked us all!


And a sneak peak of the first finished piece for our upcoming Beyond Printmaking Show at the Raven starting late November. More new work to come.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Equinox

As we move into the next season, my words of advice to my self are Self Care. Wishing good transitions to all.











Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sixth Anniversary


Labor Day weekend brought us memories of
six years ago when we tied the knot to the loud chorus of cicadas!


Beautiful flowers from the farmer's market made my day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Serious.Studio.Cleanup..!!!!


Wow, I really wish I would've taken some "before" pictures, but trust me..it was a mess! I got rid of so many old things, broken things, abandoned projects, 15 year old letters, etcetera etcetera!!
Now you can get a tour of the new and improved studio..looks like there's even some space for a table for Edythe!! (who's favorite thing, of course, is to go into Mama's studio!)















Monday, August 15, 2011

Our House, End of Summer





New projects completed: stairs, water catchment, car port.






Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Moving On



Just finished my first Larry McMurtry book, and boy was it a biggie. I made it through the 800 or so pages very quickly and enjoyed it quite a bit. The description on the back mentioned "honky tonk glamour" and I was sold!
I think I will continue with McMurtry, he has a million to choose from, what should be next? Perhaps The Last Picture Show.
What have your summer reads been?

Friday, June 24, 2011

Can you handle it???

Found independently of each other all in the same week!!!



Soon to be in my shop!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Gifts


Lovelies for lovely friends.




Still life...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Circles and Focus


Perhaps you're wondering "what's up with Megan?" What projects are happening? What's the story morning glory? I usually try to post on this blog at least once a month during the same time as I do my daughter's blog..but sometimes I am not sure what's happening. Once i hustle through my morning from 5:30-9:30 when I put the baby down I sit outside and drink my coffee and try not to spin too far from "The Next Step"...I am sure I've talked on here before about projects and general overwhelmedness and basically, walking in circles. How do we just put one foot in front of the other and do the Next Task at Hand? How do we overcome being overwhelmed by centering, focusing and I will also add- being a bit gentle with ourselves....?

We have a large garden project going on, I've started the other Etsy shop which has been going strong and really fun for me. Then there's always artwork to bring home from the gallery, jewelry to bring to the other gallery, laundry to wash, dinner to make...wait, see?
I 'm doing it right now..!!
I would love it if someone would leave a comment (it's been awhile peeps!).
Let me know if you yourself have pointers for not getting overwhelmed and staying present with your busy lives. Take care!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Etsy Shop!!


I've had an idea for awhile to open another Etsy shop for vintage finds. I've had a name and the idea for awhile and finally started it almost two weeks ago. I already sold some items! Awesome! I still need to get business cards and some branding products going, but I'm really happy with my first sales and have high hopes for this new endeavor!

You can see a few of my sold items below.




I also got to do some photos of my items with my friend Alberta. We had lots of fun and will hopefully do it again when I have more goodies.

With my daughter Edythe.

Modeling a snap shirt.


Please check out Arizona Star Trading Company on Etsy!!