Friday, February 26, 2010


On Thursday we had a playdate for Annie's birthday.
The theme was our solar system. She made this banner.

We made a pinata of the sun with solar flares. I baked a chicken, a cheesecake and made a big salad. Everything turned out well.

Plus we made cake toppers out of fimo of the planets, plus the dwarf planet Pluto.

Megan, Mathias, Asher and Lissy were there.
Plus Paul, Deanne, Mary and Danai.

Annie and I made brooches and hid them in the pinata for each kid. We made trap doors in the pinata because Annie doesn't like the idea of batting something.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Potholders for Pat

We've scaled back media in this house to the bare minimum, so the amount of handiwork output by Annie has skyrocketed. I hope to post some of the wonderfulness soon.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Is It Over?

Here is a re-cap of the new living room wall finish and our love altar, as Annie calls it. I'm not calling the paint treatment a mural, since it is supposed to look like wallpaper. Annie did her share of paint application and I thank her for her labor and the companionship. I still want to put a light wash over the whole thing. I'm adding that to my long list of things to do.
I know that these blog breaks of mine seems to be growing in length and breadth. Am I still a blogger? I don't know. It feels hard to give up, and yet, so much of my energy seems to be going into the *live* version of things, rather than the re-caps.
I would like to keep up my blog for StudioTime. So much fun and great work is happening each week, by wonderful and imaginative students.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

“Love is the ultimate outlaw.

It just won't adhere to any rules.

The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice..."

-Tom Robbins