Tuesday, January 22, 2008

"Silver Slipper Daughter of the Observatory"

Speaking to my big brother earlier, he referred to me as "a silver-slipper daughter of the observatory." He thinks I should receive a commemorative mug for this illustrious honor....that he made up.

New listings in my store. Go take a peek!

Monday, January 21, 2008


This picture is from Austin, TX. Birds are great.

This post isn't about birds, though. I woke up this fine, chilly Monday morning to find that I have made my 50th sale on Etsy.

Ta-da! Here's the milestone:

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mary Tyler Moore.

Oh what a good day for Etsy-ing. I created a treasury today, which was somewhat difficult due to an unpredictable internet connection. The title of the treasury alludes to the fabulous Mary Tyler Moore show, an old favorite of mine. The pieces are some favorites, some new finds, some vintage, some birds and tea and oranges. You love it!
You can see it here while its around.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on ETSY, one of my recently listed drawings made an appearance on the front page. Hooray! A lovely treasury curated by annejulie. Always a great feeling to know lots and lots of folks are looking at your work. "Millions of people happy", you know?

Thanks annejulie and thanks Etsy!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

And your bird can sing.

You say you've seen seven wonders and your bird is green
But you can't see me, you can't see me.

I made a treasury today on ETSY. There are many lovely things included in it. You should check it out here. Move quickly, as it will expire on the 15th.

Ancient History.

Recently I have dug deep into the archives, and have been working on a crop of drawings started long ago and oh so far away. This evening I posted four of these for sale on my Etsy store.

Most people, (reading this, or that I know, or in the universe) haven't read my Master's Thesis. That's okay, really, but I do suggest that you follow the link and check out some of the images from the Installation. Anyway, I thought I'd post a little info 'bout how I work:

My working method is more cyclical than linear. I make a piece, and then I take it apart and reinvent it. I hide things in boxes for months or years. I cut pieces-into-pieces only to discover that they need to be sewn back together. I forget about things I’ve started, then later return my attention to them.

Each piece I make has a history because of this cyclical working method. This series of 14 drawings have had such an interesting evolution. I started them in fall of 2004, (I believe...). They have been written on and drawn on multiple times, and then rinsed out, almost removing my inky marks. They have been stained with tea. They have been torn into smaller drawings. I have considered them as one large piece. I have considered binding them into a book.

Recently I rediscovered them, and have now considered them one-at-a-time, as individuals. I have responded to the faint snippets of text that remain. I have made decisions.

And now I am letting them go.

Keep an eye on the shop for more of this "crop".

Sunday, January 6, 2008


I've been very slow to reply to Daraart's "tag". Here's the scoop:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

me me me:

1. Besides blue typewriters, I have been known to collect, (or accumulate) doorknobs, snailshells, broken watches, pretty handkerchiefs, thimbles, buttons, and many other things.

2. I love Science Fiction. Star Wars. Star Trek. And I'm always up for a Twilight Zone marathon. I am fascinated by time-travel.

3. If it had occurred to me in my youth, I think I would have considered puppetry as a major/career. This occurred to me when I was working on my MFA at West Virginia University, which had a puppetry program. Check out Bob Baker's Marionettes and Muppet Wiki, which has been eating my time in recent days.

4. "Millions of People Happy" is a quote from the original Muppet Movie. You should watch it.

5. I didn't put up my own Christmas tree this season. However, a while ago I bought a darling Yeti ornament on Etsy from Cheryl A. Smith. This little guy was the mascot on my brother and my holiday road-trip. And here's a picture of him hanging from the rear-view mirror:

I am tagging these darling folks:

Pistachio Press

Mrs. Eliot Books

Michelle Caplan

Domestic Happenings of Mrs. Beckie

Tabitha Emma

Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy Newest!

A few days ago: Mistletoe.

More Soon.
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