Since the start of 08, I’ve been trying to get my ducks in a row.  Trying to tie up this loose end, and that loose end…start this project, finish that one, and blah blah blah… it’s been life consuming.  Which I suppose is unavoidable when you make a living doing something you love…I mean, I eat sleep and breath art…(not that I’m complaining, but if I’m being honest there are some jobs that interest me, while others I could do in my sleep…sadly, the ones I can do in my sleep are often the ones that pay the bills…vicious cycle I tell you…)  Took me 4 weeks to get back over to see grandmother…(I’m not proud of that, but thankfully she’s discovered that a real hairdresser does a better job.)  Nick and I actually had to schedule a date night…and finding time to work out has been easy to forget.  Oh and taxes…my least favorite chore of the year…they’re finally done.  So I woke up on Friday…discovered that I had, indeed acquired a weekend of no major deadlines/projects, and we decided to celebrate.  A small gathering of friends came over for dinner…(don’t worry, I didn’t do the cooking…)  Jason, Nick and Dawn thoroughly enjoyed the bb gun…this picture says it all:

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nice J…

While they were busy shooting pizza boxes, Bekah and I took inspiration from fabric…and believe it or not, I actually made some clothing that fit.  A skirt, and a dress…all without pattern…(patterns are not my friends anyway)

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Now it’s back to the drawing board…but with a refreshed sense of creativity.

feeling loved…

March 17, 2008

This weekend truly was one of the best!  Nick and I had “date night” on Friday, and enjoyed fabulous food at a Japanese Steak House.  Believe it or not, this was Nick’s first visit to a Japanese Steakhouse…(even though he worked in a Japanese restaurant for a while…lol!  )  Anywho, we were lucky enough to have the chef all to ourselves…gorged ourselves like little piggies, and spent the rest of the night watching The Office on DVD.  My kind of night.

Saturday night marked a reunion with one of the most creative and inspiring people in my life, Dana Jo.  It had been at least two years since our last visit, and she, along with her charming roommate Mandy, were like a breath of fresh air.  They presented Cima and I with these gorgeous creations they’ve been crafting…see below…

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Carved out of birch and hand-painted…I LOVE LOVE LOVE this little gem!  Apparently, they have an owl charm, and believe it or not…an entire series of vegetable pendants!  They hope to have them available for purchase online in the not-so-distant future…so I’ll keep you posted…

Cima was gracious enough to have us over for cocktails and a truly Irish inspired dinner of corned beef and cabbage.  It was great to have us all together in one room…good times indeed.

Of course, being the selfish human being that I am…I managed to wrangle Dana to my home studio…(I only get to pick her brain so often…)  No sooner did we arrive at my house, did the massive blackout occur…This being St. Pat’s weekend in Savannah and all…we decided the best thing to do was drink…and drink a lot…it took the edge off, when the tornado sirens went off…and just like the good old college days…we ended up staying up until 4am chatting it up about art, life, and more art…thanks Dana for a wonderful visit…let’s have art camp soon!

Lastly, I woke up yesterday more motivated than ever to create…after Dana and Mandy left for Athens…I threw myself together and hooked up with Bekah for some sewing time.  We decided to make skirts without patterns…(can’t be that hard right?)   Had a blast picking out fabric…and returned to Bekah’s house ready to roll…unfortunately, it just wasn’t our day to create…Bekah didn’t buy enough fabric…so we had to make an additional trip to the store…then I totally messed up the drawstring for my skirt.  Bekah’s sewer decided to come apart, and to top if off…we both made our skirts too small…lol!  fun times dahling…let’s do it again soon.

I feel soooo incredibly lucky to have such an eclectic fun loving bunch of people in my life…thanks for a great weekend.