Tuesday, August 27, 2013

And they're off-

Enormous Tiny Art 14
The Bathers::What Remains::Stories We Tell
Wild At Heart::You Are Not Alone::What Hope Looks Like

Friday, August 23, 2013

New work & wishes for a lovely weekend!

Bathers No. 1::In Season::Single Minded 

Lots of new work to share.  These three are for the shop, some shipped off to Nahcotta, more to share on Monday.  We also visited The Chelsea Fair last night for the figure 8 derby, rides and farm animals and something special I will share here on Monday.  Happy weekend people : )

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

kitchen update...

1.  stella showing you the new kitchen floor
2.  the almost complete island
(the spice shelves were a last minute addition...thank you c!)
3.  the new stove finally out of the studio and in the kitchen 
(and after an unexpected electrical job is in working order)

left to do:
countertops templated but won't be installed until mid-september
tiling the backsplash from the countertops to the sofit
hanging floating shelves to hold glasses, cups and coffee and tea stuff
kick plates under cabinets
raising the drain pipe hanging from the ceiling and repairing the ceiling and sofit*
*will hire someone for this job  : )
putting in pot lights
3rd coat of white dove on the walls and ceiling

just wanted to share a bit of what is done and a bit of what is left to do. finishing up new work for ETA 14 and the shop which i will share here soon : )

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Summer food & fun...

Boy are we in it now.  
The end of summer has brought:
 much loved house guests 
a gorgeous morning picking blueberries
a picnic and swim with friends
a visit from one of my oldest friends and her little one
a trip to a new to us lake/beach
a crazy amount of zucchini from the garden
two batches of these fritters to deal with the crazy amount of zucchini
the 1st of MANY tomatoes ripening on the vine
a small and totally charmed music festival
quite a few games of Clue 
lots of time in the studio getting ready for ETA 14
a shift in the energy of this place from house to home
here's hoping you are in it too and loving it : )

Friday, August 9, 2013

now that's what i'm talking about...

A late night followed by a quiet early morning in the studio and the very best summer has to offer spread out in front of me today.  Hope the same is true for you on this pretty friday.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


My studio may have our new stove taking up space and pink sponge painted walls but I am so, so happy to have a space to call my working home.  The look needs a little tweaking but it is a really good space with lots of light and I love it.  Eventually the walls will be painted a creamy white and the floor will change from yucky brown to either creamy white or ebony.  I am hoping we will be moving the 200lb monster stove out of there this weekend so I can spread out and settle in a bit more but that is still up in the air.  Progress is being made in the kitchen but as you know with any diy project it always seems to be one step forward and two steps back.  The entire contents of my pantry are on the dining room table for the 3rd time since moving in (long story short we have to rebuild the pantry shelving and we ran out of flooring so things are running a bit behind and we are living/cooking/snacking off the table.  But enough about all that because these mid 70's temps have me doing a happy dance every day.    I've heard people saying they feel like they missed summer but I am in h-e-a-v-e-n.  In fact I'm heading out to weed in the garden before dinner so I'll wish you a lovely evening and see you back here soon : )