Paths That Cross

The iconic album, Horses, came out 40 years ago today and I find it only fitting to document my long love affair with Patti Smith. I was 19 or 20 when a friend, who was twenty years my senior, gave me a cassette copy of “Dream of Life“; an introspective, thoughtful and beautiful album that expanded my vision of the…

Let Your Love Flow

My boys just got this great book for Christmas. It’s a beautifully illustrated, sweetly narrated story about a little boy who has an idea and how he takes a journey with it. In the beginning of the book, the “idea” is portrayed as a golden egg with a crown and the boy and his environment are rendered in black and…

Resolutions Not Required

I was talking to Levi today about the fact that today is the last day of this year and that tomorrow will be the start of a new year;  a whole new cycle of seasons and holidays and birthdays. I could tell he had a hard time wrapping his 6 year old brain around this bizarre notion of time…of how…

Down the Rabbit Hole

Hello all, October came and went like a flash. The vast majority of the month was spent buried deep in the creative process (a favorite place of mine), getting jewelry items ready for sale at our Waldorf charter school’s annual fundraiser where I was a vendor. The studio turned into a frenzy of mixed-media!  Leather, copper, needlepoint, crochet, wood and…

Days Like This

Have you ever had a day go by so effortlessly and full of so much goodness that when you slide under the covers that night you drift off to sleep with a big smile on your face, replaying the day over in your mind? That was my weekend, from start to finish. We didn’t go anywhere exciting or visit with…

Crafter-noons

Ah, summer…that special time of year when we stay-at-home parents find out what we’re really made of. Some days, I’m made of mellow patience and full of laughter. Other days…well, let’s not talk about those days, shall we? Or if we must, let’s just say it’s a darn good thing I married a winemaker. Finding little bits of time to…

Playing Hooky (part II)

Fishing is not the only hooking that’s been going on this summer. I’ve also gotten quite a bit of crocheting done recently… surprisingly.  A huge creative surge of ideas has taken over my brain lately, which is always a great place for my brain to be…it’s the hands that don’t always have the time to follow through.  (This is the…

Playing Hooky (part I)

Even before the solstice officially marked the onset of summer, we have been feeling the change of season in everything we do.  You may find us on any given day, still in our pajamas at 11 am, reading books or hiding out in our “underwater-space- submarine-rocketship” (aka the couch cushions and blankets). At first, I must admit I was slightly…

T-Shirt Yarn Tote

A quick little post to follow up on what I made from all of those t-shirts that got turned into yarn. It took awhile to cut up so many shirts, but having a big basket of t-shirt yarn balls to play with, sure did inspire me. The yarn is so much fun to work up with a big hook. I’d…