Meet Gertrude – my little old lady

This is the story of how I discovered that furniture restoration is not my calling. Meet Gertrude.  We inherited little old Gertie with the purchase of our little old house.  She is indeed very very old, but has such nice bones, doesn’t she? Well, I decided she needed a second (or maybe third or fourth)…

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How bad do you want this?

Wow.  Just wow.  In looking at my last post, it strikes me how much change my little family and I have undergone. We have: moved house, started renovating said house, had another gorgeous baby girl we named Eleonora Frances, sent other baby off to her first and now her second year of preschool, changed jobs…

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The traces we leave

We’ll be moving house in a couple months, and I’ve started slowly slowly packing away decorative items that have made our apartment a home these past 3.5 years.  Once emptied, it’s interesting to see the footprints we leave behind from loving a place.  The traces of photo frames, empty nails, and scribbled dates recording Camilla’s…

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Working hard at playing

One thing I’ve been focusing on this past month is letting go a bit of the pressure to create a good series and going back to play and experimentation.  Pinterest provides great resources and inspiration for embroidery patterns, visual textures, and generally awesome DIY ideas. One of the things I noticed myself pinning the most…

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Finding the common thread…

I’m currently struggling to focus on a series.  I start in one direction, get bored halfway through or after finishing 1 piece, and / or get inspired by something else I’d like to do.  This artistic flakiness is doing nothing for my goal of getting a show up and ready by the end of the…

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Follow your bliss…

Did you ever have a dream so big, you couldn’t really imagine it coming true, but knew that your heart would not let you stop trying?  You did?  And whatever happened to that dream? Mine were simple (well, simply stated, anyway): I wanted to travel the world, marry my perfect match, and make art.  The…

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