Wednesday, December 26, 2007
It was a wonderful handmade Christmas. There were some commercial toys, but the real magic was in the gifts I got from Etsy or made myself. I made handbags for friends and family this year and a couple of toys! I usually (and mostly) make hats - but I had some fun ideas for bags, so I went with it! My daughter and I made magnets using 1.5" google eyes for everyone - they look pretty funny on photographs or just to give the refrigerator eyes. The Miss Pacman cuff I got on Etsy from inhope for my daughter was a hit as well as the lovely leather rose from Leatherpedia. I bought the coolest Christmas gift for myself on Etsy...a rockin pair of shoes from goodgaudy **I will wear them in Self Portrait Thursday this week**
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
I took some shots around my house on Wednesday night. Most of the rooms in my house are lit with colorful bulbs (I rarely use white lights) and most of the things I collect and love look best in this lighting (me too, I suppose!) Dark, dusty, grainy, forgotten, lost, old, odd, rusty, broken, sad...mmm, my favorites!
Friday, November 16, 2007
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Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The package returned was a hat sold and shipped to Canada. I have had problems shipping to Canada - mostly just taking waaayyyy to long...but this time it didn't even make it through customs. It had a note saying - no sender name in Arabic Numerals and/or Roman Letters. Um...I wrote my initials KRK and the post office I mailed the package from O.K.'d it. A drag, because now I fear mailing anything to Canada.
The package from Annette was so exciting to open! Annette LeBlanc Cate is my good friend from Boston (neither of us live there now)....she was my boss for the Dr.Katz show. She was the art director of that show and I did animation/art. She is the best...she made that job my favorite - EVER! Annette just had a wonderful childrens book published - The Magic Rabbit. She sent a copy for me and my daughter (I am very lucky, she signed it in the most special way) and sent a variety of other treasures for us to enjoy. It softened the blow of the returned package and her drawings brought back wonderful memories of working together on the Dr. Katz show. I love her drawings ~
***the old lady in the car killlls me and I l.o.v.e. those amazing shoes!
a few links for these things I am writing about!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This morning I went to a Girls Inc. fundraiser at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe. My daughter has been in the after school and summer program at Girls Inc. for two years. Today she spoke in front of a couple hundred people to tell them why she is strong, smart and bold. I cried. She said she is strong because she is confident ALL of the time, she is smart because she has designed her own line of robot tshirts and bold because she tries new things even if they are a little scary. She is also in the video/commercial for Girls Inc. talking about being a girl and how she can become everything she wants to be. WOW! I was so impressed with this function and spent the morning smiling, laughing and crying! It was really exciting and if you have a daughter, you may want to look into this program. They work on a sliding scale and take donations of all/any kind. I am really proud of my daughter and proud of the women who make this available to our girls!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I managed to make new hats and brooches this week EVEN with a guest in town! It was some week - my friend visiting and my daughters birthday was on Wednesday...I thought it would be impossible to create more than a birthday cake and a nice place for a friend to stay. I did it! I had some late nights, early mornings, excellent coffee and good conversations to keep me going. Here are a few things I created and listed on Etsy.