Today’s page

Today’s page

I am all about using my every day ephemera. No combing the antique stores for vintage photo to add butterfly wings and dunce caps to. No weird vintage medical or botanical illos. That is not a record or influence of observing my day. And for fuck sake it has all been done already. I want to use my own junk mail and photos and receipts. 

Or Easter candy wrappers as the case may be…

Friday 5: Five random pix from my week

Friday 5: Five random pix from my week

I am writing this from my phone. How awesome is it that I can blog from my phone anywhere, like in the car, or on the John. I swear I am not blogging this from the John. I am however hanging out in the living room, don’t want to go downstairs to the studio computer where all the photos live. So today I am giving you 5 images from my phone that encapsulate my week.


No. 5: Size matters

I am at that point in my ceramic study where I am trying to get a feel for how big to make my mugs. Shrinkage happens. What I think is reduculously huge, turns out to be on the big side of average. The mug on the right was laughably large when I pulled it off the wheel. So here I am recording scale of my new carved mug so I can see how it shrinks once finished.


No. 4: glass feathers

I am making some fused glass feathers for a wind chime. Yes I am still making tons of glass puddles. But while I am working through my stash of broken pieces to melt, I am making this.



No. 3: cats stealing the dog bed

Ballsy…


No. 2: I made yarn this week

Read the post here


No. 1: my favorite journal page this week

I am working through a month long journal challenge. Check it out on my Instagram feed.

Off to paint more pages… what are your Friday 5 today

I am having one of those days

I am having one of those days…

Paying the bills makes me grumpy… I have a feeling I am missing something major. 

I got turned around 3 times today running errands. And here in Cary that means driving in circles within circles.

I ended up going to 3 different grocery stores because despite having a list, I kept forgetting shit. I was totally cruised by a creepy dude on the gluten free isle.

I came home to find the front door WIIIIIDE open. Luckily no one escaped and everything is intact. But searching my home with the phone ready to connect 911 did not add joy to the grocery errands fiasco. However I am grateful for my relatively crime free neighborhood.

I am having weird glitchy things happening with many of my online tasks today.

So without any visuals. I am letting this be my post for today since my computer fu is pretty iffy at the moment. Off to huff my White Angelica essential oil (I call it my not-my-circus-not-my-monkeys oil) and fondle yarn.

100 day project

100 day project

I know this is totally last minute, but do I dare to make the blog my 100 day project?

It certainly would stretch my comfort zone. But then again it would totally fullfill one of my big fat business goals– blog more.

I mean a part of me wanted to fold the #30daysartjournaling into the 100 days, but then again that might be cheating a bit. Hell I suppose for 30 days I could always just fall back on posting some journal pages…

So without any forthought or any prep whatsoever (prep=nailbiting and stressing), I am daring to jump head first into this 100 days project and doing it.


Today is an art center studio day. Glass studio is tonight and I tack on a few hour of clay studio while I am there. I usually wake up with ideas, eager to get there. I will not allow myself to go until I get my work done for the day. I’ll admit lately I have not been piling on ANY admin tasks to complete on Tuesdays because I want to make sure I can get to the studio by 1. That has gotta stop, I have some major projects in the works.

The plan is throw more mugs. I am in the thick of learning all about glazing. AND I am trying to wrap my brain around how big/small to make my mugs to account for shrinkage. So here is hoping I can crank out 8. I average 5, last session I hit 6.

Time to hit post and get to work… so here is to day 1 of 100 (gulp). See y’all tomorrow.

Studio Awesome Challenge Day 19: Yay progress on the WIPs and Stash

Studio Awesome Challenge Day 19: Yay progress on the WIPs and Stash

I am feeling good about the progress today despite the fact I was up late and stayed up late last night. Notions sorted, and organized (not much to purge, I suppose I have already purges many of them in the move). Yarn and WIPs being culled through. I am finding far fewer WIPs than I thought, I suppose I had gone through those during the move as well. GEEZ how in the hell did I forget doing all that purging. But even moving from the studio to the condo and condo to here, both times in a last minute crunch, I guess I had already taken the time to really assess what I realistically wanted to continue to knit, crochet and weave.

But now that I am here, even if we will only be here for a year, I feel like I am looking at the stash with new eyes. Some yarn I thought I would never let go of, I find I am ready. I had started to explore felt a little, and really am excited to dive a little deeper into that and more weaving. And sweaters. I have always intended to do a fleece to sweater project. I have even set aside a fin fleece a couple of years ago with the intention of making a cabled sweater.

And that is definitely one thing I am so ready to have in my business. Breathing room to do the work that fills me up. I love love love exploring fiber art, but keeping one foot rooted in traditional methods has always been my jam. It helps me find new ideas for the crazy creative work. For example, my weaving Beyond the Basics class was totally born out of old skool weaving methods reimagined with art yarn and modern equipment.

So yes, more of that.

So tomorrow I continue to sort through and organize the stash and WIPs. It is my intention to share those WIPs with you next week, not only because I love love love when people share with me what they are working on, it is going to help me catalog my projects.

Joining me in the 31 Day Studio Awesome Challenge?

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Studio Awesome Challenge Day 12 : Out of the frying pan into the fire

Studio Awesome Challenge Day 12 : Out of the frying pan into the fire

I can’t say for sure how…but I realized that this has happened.

That, Fiberista, is what I can only describe as a hot spot by proxy. Here’s how it has been going down….In an attempt to clear off a hot spot, like my work table and drafting table, since I have not found a place for all the stuff yet…it has landed here. And the reason why after climbing over this proxy hot spot for a week, I suddenly just now am seeing this? I am so studio blind to this kind of pile of random shit. So this has been added to a new hotspot area for me to watch and I am tackling what ever the hell this is this week.

Joining me in the 31 Day Studio Awesome Challenge?

I am posting progress and info on setting up my studio over the next 31 days. I will not be blitzing my main email list daily…but if you DO want an email notice when daily posts go live, sign up here: