August 28, 2002
I saw this
bracelet in an issue of InSyle and I love it!
I am not
a jewelry person, in fact I don't wear any. But somehow I think that
I would wear this if I had it. On Friday I received a Fire
Mountain Gems catalog in the mail and I spent the whole weekend
looking for little charms and such that were similar to those you see
above. I love beads...I don't do anything with them, I just like to
hoard them and take them out every now and again and look at them. That
bracelet looks easy enough to make don't you think? I was also trying
to think of something to make with Green
Girl Studio beads. But again, I would have to make something that
I would actually wear, and that's hard. Necklaces and earrings are out,
so that pretty much leave bracelets. I am so hard to please sometimes.
I was also trying to think about using the beads on sachets or little
bags I could make as Christmas presents. My problem is that I need to
see something in order to visualize it and I don't know what other people
do with beads besides turning them into jewelry.
believe there are only 2 episodes left of Sex and the City. Sob. However...it's
just in time for the new Soprano's. Have you seen the preview? Man oh
Martha talks about popsicles today. She links to these
lovely Williams-Sonoma molds, which in turn link to THESE Williams-Sonoma
me of the frozen Push ups that the Schwan
Man used to sell us. Oh the Schwan man...what memories. My grandma
had a "Make your own Soda" machine that she bought from the
Schwan man waaaaayy back in the day (okay, early 1980's.) It was awesome...you
could get all sorts of flavored syrups like 7-Up and Coke, and the machine
had a carbon rod you inserted into the old fashioned coke bottle filled
with water. It was noisy and I loved it.
I was very
excited to turn on Martha this morning to see Susan Hable of Hable
Construction demonstrating silk
screening. There was mention of a new store opening in NYC. I will
definitely have to put that on the list when I visit my friend Carrie
now that she is a New Yorker. I assumed that they made the screens themselves
using the photo emulsion stuff, but she mentioned that they had their
screens made for them by Standard
Screens. I will have to investigate places in my area that would
make me a screen. It may be worth the price to not deal with the screen
making hassle. Not that it is hard, it's just involved and I am lacking
I made? Chai. Yes...I did it. I actually made my own chai. I ended up
using the recipe from Get
Crafty with a few modifications. I did not have orange peel, but
I will add that next time. The only thing I am going to take out is
the Star Anise. I hate that stuff. I don't know why I put it in there....I
didn't even put the whole 2 tablespoons and it's still to much. Barf.
didn't realize it's been so long since I posted. I guess not much is
going on! But..check THESE out:
they the cutest little felt stuffed creatures? I love that little banana
on the monkey's head. There are more
to look at. Warning: It's in Japanese. You may want to translate
it and then read it..it's pretty amusing. Link via S.
posts from Ugly
Green Chair and Photogeek
have me thinking about marble magnets again. I never did make any. Surprised?
I did, however, buy some snazzy large marble blobs sort of like the
ones in this
tutorial. I had bought one of those fancy and expensive circle
punches, and in my punching frenzy I ended up dropping the damn
thing and it ended up in a permanent state of "punch".
+ Shift + 4 is on of my favorite things to do. Whenever I see something
l like, I take a "picture" of it so I don't have to remember
where it was, or bookmark it. Consequently, I have a bunch of "picture"
files on my hard drive named "Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3...."
Every so often I clean them all up and rename so I know what they are.
Over the weekend I found this picture I completely forgot I took:
Stories wallet! I found it on eBay, and it is made by Paul
Frank. That guy collaborates with the coolest people.
a new issue of Metropolitan Home in the mail over the weekend and there
was an article about a restaurant in Larkspur, California (north of
San Francisco) called Roxanne's.
For some reason, that food was so fascinating to me..it's all raw! The
chef/owner Roxanne hasn't eaten cooked food in six years and nothing
is heated over 118 degrees. Suffice it to say, it's all vegan. I wish
you could see the pictures, the food is stunning. At least the pictures
of the food are stunning. Next time you are at a news stand, check it
out. Luckily, the magazine comes with some recipes. I am definitely
going to try them. Asparagus Soup with White Truffle Sour Cream...I
know someone whose
name is written all over that.
been fairly busy lately...last week was CRAZY! The main crisis was finding
that my cat had peed on my bed, or IN my bed rather, right between the
pillows. I do not have a mattress pad so I now have a pee-soaked mattress.
Damn cat..he must be pissed at me..he he he. Thank goodness for
found this artist
in the newest issue of Vanity Fair. I love his paintings!
my morning started out with the hugest, hairiest, spider I have ever
seen hanging out in the bathroom folding my clothes for me. Okay, he
wasn't actually folding my clothes, he was hiding in my T shirt. I screamed
as soon as I saw him and promptly dropped the shirt on the floor. I
expected J to come to my rescue after hearing my shrieks of terror,
but instead I see him race into the bedroom.
"I heard a strange noise outside!"
"Um. No...that was ME! SPIDER!"
J is very Buddha about spiders. He is one of those people that scoop
them up in a glass and toss them outside to frighten another unsuspecting
person. I am not like that at all. I have a multi-step approach in dealing
with the monsters. Phase One consists of spraying the spider with the
closest available "spray-type" item. Hair spray, tile cleaner,
Windex....whatever. This is to stun the spider in preparation for Phase
Two: Bashing the hell out of it with a shoe. I have a steel toed Doc
Marten that is fabulous for this. Phase Three is taking multiple layers
of paper towels, enough so I don't actually have to feel the
spider, and tossing it in the toilet or garbage. I once saw a horribly
ugly black huge spider climb up the wall one night while I was soaking
in the tub. I should have just left in alone, since I was in the tub
and it wasn't anywhere near me. In my mind though, this would have meant
the spider would be free to crawl across my face and up my nose later
that night while I slept. I used the only available weapon I had at
my disposal and that poor spider died a foamy, menthol-scented, shaving
cream death. Consequently, I am always getting bit my some bug or other
and J tells me it's my bad spider karma coming back to haunt me.
heard about this artist, Margaret
Kilgallen, in an issue of Juxtapoz.
I was drawn immediately to the article because I loved her art. Then
I read on to find out that she had just passed away at the age of 33
from breast cancer, only a few weeks after giving birth to her baby
girl. What a tragedy...this past issue of Bust
had an article (page 11) about her also, since she was a featured artist
in the Whitney Biennial art exhibit. And then, the third issue of ReadyMade
(page 15) had a snippet about Tokion
Magazine's Neo-Graffiti project. This third installment of the project
has "artists turn their characters from their work into action
figures." I recognized the Margaret Kilgallen action figure as
soon as I saw it. I purchased one this weekend I can't wait to get it.
look at this fancy new page! Yes,
I re-did most pages, along with a new "home" page
with some fancy flash buttons. Make sure you roll over them to see them
animate! There is a bio page, a new links
page, a new portfolio page
with two (here and here)
somewhat new pictures. I have not yet spent the time to hook up all
of the archives to these new pages, maybe