The nice folks at Sticker Mule made these poly mailers. I started with a fun clown from a vintage paint by number, added a background and text and voila! Here is the first special delivery going out to a fabulous […]
There is an amazing exhibit about the human body with plasticized parts, like the entire nervous system hot glued and sandwiched between glass (youch!). For me the most haunting was the man on horseback. We have a joke with friends […]
Made a basic but tasty rice pilaf to go with some slow cooker chicken. The menu was the chicken, broccoli with homemade cheese sauce, and the pilaf. Rice Pilaf 2 Tbsp butter 1/4 c finely chopped vidalia onion 1/2 c […]
Cleaning out I loved reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. First up is clothing and the approach is so simple: gather ALL clothing in one spot and go through it. This means everything—coats, socks, stray exercise […]
I’m taking a quick photography project class on Skillshare. The videos were only 20 minutes total and I’ve been wanting to work on focusing skills. It was a lot of fun playing with the camera in manual mode. The most […]
I got a NetGear wifi range extender in the hopes of extending the network out into the yard more. Set up is pretty simple in the directions: plug it in, press the WPS button, press the WPS button on the […]
I just love vintage postcards. Especially ones of Michigan that highlight the awesomeness of this state. Here are a few collected while working on my daughters’ wedding invitations.
This list comes from bookriot.com. Some I’ve read, some I disagree with. Vehemently. Like Fifty Shades of Grey, are you serious? So perhaps this list is more about being familiar enough with the story to understand a reference rather than […]
Inspired by this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaVrn1Sz0H8&feature=share Excerpt from graduation speech by David Foster Wallace about the importance of education in learning how to THINK about anything and everything.
Crockpot recipes for a winter hotel stay Skiing is expensive so one way to make a ski trip more affordable is to limit eating out. We let the crockpot do the work while we play and have hot food waiting […]
I often see my favorite web personalities tweeting funny gifs as a status. Today, jackpot! @colly tweeted his collection. These are fun pick-me-up https://gimmebar.com/collection/4e4194f82f0aaafe6d00009f/animals-gifs-daft-stuff
I drew up a cover for a high school performance of You Can’t Take It With You but they didn’t end up using it. So, if you would like to use this cover for your own production, feel free! The […]
The boy joined marching band! It’s a competition band, with a show that’s like a miniature play. Very fun, and also very intense. I like the shakos (official band hat name).
Not my beverage, but I appreciate the loveliness of the can in the light.
Had a visitor in the garden today. His wings reminded me of the canvas camper we used to have back in the 70s and 80s. Plus he’s looking at me with those fake eyes and that’s pretty cool.
Summer 2012, so far. Includes Harrisville, Michigan; Sandusky, Ohio, Oscoda, Michigan; Grand Haven, Michigan; and micellaneous points between.
I love my kickboxing classes! The gym is fun and the people are great. Two of the owners are expecting a baby so I’m working on a little art to print on a little onesie.
Found a note made in the middle of the night: Is this a title? I have no idea. I’m not a writer so it isn’t a plotline. It’s a pretty cool thought though and my brain is itching to make […]
Good book. Read through quickly, not exactly “can’t put it down” but it did keep me engrossed. The main character is trying to be a detective, but he doesn’t understand people — at all — so he bumbles through detecting […]
Finished up this today: It’s a gift for a dear friends mom — a satchel with a mola on the front. She’s from Panama where the mola was made. Was a bit tricky with a zipper to close the top […]