Monday, June 28, 2010

Mumford And Sons - Awake My Soul

This is just where I'm at these days.
Wouldn't this make some good art - Awake my soul.

p.s. If you haven't yet you should check out more Mumford and son's videos. I'm digging this music right now.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

blogging break ahead.

I’m a little out of sorts this week. a lot out of sorts today, we put our big old dog down last night. It was the compassionate thing to do. But it still feels pretty crappy.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Guest Post

Guest Post!
Check out my guest post on the lovely and gracious Gina's blog.
Lots of pictures, I promise, and I can't wait to see what her other guest posters come up with for the rest of the week.

Friday, June 11, 2010

what inspires you?

Gina (from Dreamland) is having a multi-week long discussion on her blog on creativity and invited me to guest post there on Monday. Here’s the prequel (you know, like star wars had a prequel?) to that post. Like many of you, I am driven to create things. I am happiest when I’m busy making something. It’s my fatal flaw.

I create mainly for 2 reasons. First, I have a brain that often spins out of control and leaves me behind. By doing something with my hands I can trick it into slowing down, then I catch it and get it to do what I want. I didn’t always know this trick so I try to tell others often.

I also create because it makes me feel whole. It makes me feel like I fulfilled some higher purpose beyond the necessary getting things done that takes up so much of our energy and time. I believe there ought to be more to life than just getting through it, and being creative fulfils that need in me. I feel whole again.

So, you see, this drive to create goes way beyond simply making something pretty or useful. Lots of people don't get that. They think we're just playing around. Which we are, what's so wrong with that?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday Links - So Silly.

I just spent 3 lunch hours embroidering text. I need to find a new way to put labels on things. And now I’ve lost interest in the project. Does this happen to you?

On to the Friday Links. I had fun with this one. It was time for some silliness.

domo pocky. so silly!

OMG. for Roxy. Everyone else check out the pants in the post for today. I think life would be better with the addition of those pants.

Caramel Bacon Popcorn. Oh ya. I hope Jessica (aka bacongirl) doesn’t hate me for this. ‘Cause I laughed out loud when I thought about the irony. It’s like triple chocolate cake if you have a wheat allergy (me).

And one more link. This one’s a treasury. A dying art apparently.