Sunday, May 12, 2013


Aghh! I love these! Tree rings, bronze, reminds me of the hammered pennies my teenage boyfriend used to make at his forge.
sharon sides +
hmmm. probably not excessively comfortable. Can I just have one to hang on a wall? ooo!Or a coffee table?
found here

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Thinking of a white garden. A calm garden.

Now that we've been in this house nine years all the plantings I did just to get some green things growing are TAKING OVER! I dream of a more edited, less chaotic, garden .Still a bit wild but not so overwhelming. Maybe a white garden. I am a bit obsessed with white. White walls, white white white.

I want a modern farmhouse garden. Tall airy plants, like cosmos and queen Anne's lace.

 Black flowers, sculptural flowers and forms.
And the sensuality of fragrance too.

Now, how to edit this massive, wild, green monster that is my yard? What to add?

Friday, May 10, 2013

this is the view from my desk into the kitchen.I love the way the light shines through the plants.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The shop is filling up, trickle by trickle.

 These little kitties came to visit my studio.
 Where the magic happens.Linen thread,vintage buttons of wood, metal, and shell,washi tape,mother of pearl, (coffee!), tech gadgetry.

In the shop now. A birds and clouds mobile strung from driftwood I rescued from a bonfire.

A beautiful vintage milk glass striped sugar jar. (Here without lid, used as a vase for some late summer fennel and nasturtium.)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

 This cat is a lot of trouble. 
The girls and I left the house for an hour and a half today to get groceries. Upon our return was a message from  a neighbor that he had our kitty, whenever we wanted to come get him.
 Next message was from the local animal shelter saying that he had been dropped off there. Sheesh. Leave the house for five minutes and get charged $25 to get your cat back.
The kicker? 
Turns out Good Neighbor Samaritan lives ONE HOUSE OVER!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

REnew shoes

 These red Danskos were a thrifting find. ($6!! In my size!) But I wasn't feeling the red. Not a usual color for me. I'm pretty much a neutrals girl.With some sunsety/autumnal/blue tossed in occasionally. So I ordered some leather dye and black they will be!

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 Aaaaand Ta-Da! Pretty good , no?

I've been wearing them pretty much every day. But hoo-boy that dye is pretty toxic. I dyed them on the patio, but I still felt a bit lightheaded afterwards. Ah, what are a few brain cells for beautiful, practical, high quality, cheap shoes?


New Creature. He does not approve of your shenanigans.
I imagine him pinned to your lapel, chaperoning a night on the town. From a different angle his expression changes to unease.
 He disapproves because he cares. ;)