Monday, May 23, 2011

Spring! (I think...)

You wouldn't really know it was spring in Rhode Island. After a bad winter, I was hoping we'd shake off the snow, and dive into a gorgeous spring. I'm still waiting. It's been dreary, gray, raining and cold. It feels like March, not May!

Since we can't feel the spring, we'll have to taste it. Fiddleheads are one of our favorite seasonal veggies, and usually let us know it's spring. I won't pretend to give instructions on how to prepare them. I just know they involve rinsing multiple times, and apparently are enough work that D claims to be happy they have a short season. If you haven't enjoyed any, go on out and get some, it's as close as you're going to get to feeling like spring.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lucky Magazine Feature!

Check out the current issue, June 2011, of Lucky Magazine for a shot of one of my journals! On page 72 you'll see a page about what to pack for a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and has a (tiny) photo of my Wyoming journal. The photo may be small, but my name is spelled correctly and lists my Etsy shop. Yay! Check it out!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sewing Machine Instructions

I had to take my sewing machine in to be repaired today. I dug out the manual in case I needed it for something, and found this instruction sheet inside. Handy illustration-only instructions for how to thread and operate the machine. I got such a kick out of the happy sewing machine, and the cute bobbin! I wish my sewing machine shook my hand at the end of some productive sewing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Alvin Ailey in Providence!

I've been going to see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater every year since (I'm pretty sure) 1992. Last night was the first time they've ever come to Providence though, and I was so excited to see them.

The highlight of the evening for me was seeing the piece, The Hunt, choreographed by soon to be Artistic Director, Robert Battle. It left me speechless. Here's a taste.

The Hunt from AlvinAileyAmericanDanceTheater on Vimeo.

Hopefully Providence will become a regular stop on their tour schedule.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bono turns 51!

In honor of Bono's 51st birthday, I'll be spending my afternoon with U2 turned up in the studio. Ahhh, one of the perks of working from home. Here's a video of one of my favorite songs, if you feel like doing the same. Be forewarned, this version just might inspire you to change the world and help make it a better place.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Twist VI: The Recap

Had a fun weekend in Northampton, Massachusetts selling at my third Twist show. This show is always fun to do, and this year was no different. Slower than past years, it was still an opportunity to catch up with other artists, and to discover some new ones.
Oddly, just like last spring, this year's drive home was full of gorgeous rainbows. So beautiful.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Twist 6!

Twist Craft Fair

I've been such a bad blogger lately. I know some people will find this hard to believe, but I just didn't have much to say. I guess I've been busy with the making side of thing, which is why I'm blogging now! Tomorrow I'll be heading out to Northampton, Massachusetts for Twist, one of my favorite shows.

The fun starts Friday night with the VIP reception from 4-6pm, and then general admission from 6-9 pm. Then the fun continues on Saturday from 10-6pm. Northampton is a town that loves handmade, and I just love being there because everyone just gets it. It's so refreshing. There will be plenty of amazing artists there, including a strong showing of Rhode Island artists. More info on how to get there available on their website, along with a list of participating artists.

Hopefully I'll see you there, and I promise to share some photos on Monday.