Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Search Term Tuesday, Honoring the Book Lover!!!

It has been a while!  Well the little one is asleep and the older one is at pre-school, and I find myself in utter silence on a rainy Tuesday morning.  So what should I do?  Revive Search Term Tuesday of course!!!

Search term 1:  “she has read too many books and it has addled her brain”
I love that quote, it is one from Louisa May Alcott, but it really shocked me to sea that search term brought someone to my site for almost 30 mins!  I HAD to look it up.  What I found was the cutest little shop named “Bookity”.  What a great find this shop was.  I have some many friends and family who are bibliophiles and this shop is a PERFECT place to do a little holiday shopping for them.
Search Term 2:   “Sarah plain and tall”
This book is found on MANY of the required reading lists for schools and was made into a popular made for tv Hallmark Movie series and featured Glen Close and Christopher Waklen. 
First let me say this…I am a SLOPPY typer…my mind moves faster than my fingers.  When I first typed this into Google I typed “Sarah Palin and tall” and was stymied as to why all sorts of sites dedicated to Palin popped up instead of the book I thought I was searching for, DUH!  Okay so after correcting my typo, I found this site for Elizabeth Metz, who does some interesting illustrations, one of which is “Sarah Plain and Tall”.
Sarah Plain and Tall 
Search Term 3 “e.e. cummings gift “
EE Cummings is most often thought of as an American poet, but he also did a few plays as well.  There are so many wonderful quotes that you can pull from his body of works!   I enjoyed this print with the Quote “The Earth laughs in flowers”   in the Art by Erin Leigh shop:

Monday, September 13, 2010

It’s been a while!

I know I have been soo neglectful of this blog of mine.  I have been busy on vacation, picking tomatoes, making sauce, canning sauce, canning tomatoes, back to school for my pre-schooler, getting interviewed by the press, stocking up my items at galleries, and just plain living life.  Sometimes you just need to be living in the now a bit  and not focus so much on building an empire. 
I do have to say I am quite proud of the fact that i cleaned up my two work areas.  So in honor of that periodical “Where Women Create”, I figure I’d share with you where I create.  Because quite frankly I am pretty darn proud of the areas and I feel like bragging.
Out in our machine shed, it my main fabricating area.  It has all kinds of tools that can let me create.  I love it, and I love how organized it is.  that big thing with the drawers is an old rock storage cabinet from the Geology Dept at the University of Illinois….I LOVE it!!!!  Um and if you are wondering, no, I do not employ child labor.  My 4 year old is very serious and believes that he is  making jewelry with mommy.  I let him play with scraps of copper.  You just never know where it will take his creative little mind….
Inside I have converted part of our guest room into my assembly and finishing area as well as my photo studio.  I love how everything is so well organized but out in the open making it easy to work …and clean up!!!
 I know you are drooling….not to shabby.