January 31st, 2013
Sometimes I think my most important job as an artist is continuing to have the conversation I have almost daily- That I must keep doing this. I suspect it is... Read more
Hello all. I just wanted to check in and say what a pleasure it has been to make all of your rewards. they have all been put in the mail... Read more
Segues to the heart.
Last Friday I spent the day at SOFA(Sculptural Objects Functional Art and Design).
I attended three lectures- SNAG Emerging artists:Heejin Hwang, Andrew Kuebeck, and Emanuela Duca. I am overwhelmingly... Read more
Listening & taking risks
" The success of a creative recovery hinges on our ability to move out of the head and into action. This brings us squarely to risk.....We are skilled speculators on... Read more
Two week count down....
I am at the front end of exactly two more normal work weeks of work till I get to indulge in a plethera of studio time. I still can't believe... Read more
Extra encouragement for those who still doubt risk brings reward...
So, we did it :) Thank you a million times over for making this possible for me. I will continue to keep you neck deep in updates as... Read more
28, 29, & 30
So, I got to 30! I'm not totally sure how I am already there, since technically tomorrow is the last "making" day. But whatever! It's exciting, and I feel really... Read more
Days 26 and 27: Don't do this alone.
By this, I mean most things. Transition, parenting, education, marriage/relationship. It's been a couple days since I have checked in. ~Speaking of choosing to bring people in, I am... Read more
In opposition to the overbearing inner-critic.
It is typical that as this project comes to an end (and successfully) my critic would be blaring loud. Fighting all the irritating stories that come bursting through the surface... Read more
Transition : Days 22, 23, and 24.
7 more days + $335 to go. I'm excited and amazed and love having you all along for the journey.
Sometimes transition means...
Or breaking hearts.
Try to... Read more
Day 21: For my Mama.
First off I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who upped their pledges or pledged for the first time yesterday. I went to sleep last night feeling so... Read more
Everything in TWOS
Alright y'all. It's home stretch time! In an attempt to do everything I possibly can to get this goal met, I am offering some last chance rewards. I added 3... Read more
Transition: Day 20
I needed soft and quiet last night. So, quiet stitching is what I did.
Back to the hammer tonight.
Sometimes I (we) need a little extra.
I remember writing a proposal in undergrad during a particularly painful time. In the proposal I used the word "we" when describing pain that I imagined was universal.... Read more
Transition: Day 18
Jake and I wake like clockwork. We set alarms, but never need them. Last night we did not set an alarm, even though we had a plan for the morning-... Read more
Transition: Days 16 &17
Today was a sweet day. Really, so was yesterday. My Jake has been treating me-awesome. Meaning, I am getting treated left and right! Last night, after spending the evening with... Read more
Day 15: This is worth keeping
Yesterday was a horrendous end of the day at work. I could go into it, but seriously most of us have been in the work force for long enough to... Read more
Day 14: Everything changes
Another particularly heavy day at work yesterday had me in tears when I arrived home. The beauty of the process right now is that things change and this week- they... Read more
Day 13: Almost half way done and almost half way there
It's day 13, and almost half of what is needed is raised. I'm a little shocked. It's still wonderfully nerve-wracking and scary, but the reality is things are right on... Read more
Transition: Days 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
I returned from Pittsburgh yesterday. Its harder than I thought to make studio time away from the studio, but I did keep to my plan. Below is a piece a... Read more
update from the air: transition days 5&6.
i have landed today in Pittsburgh for some fun and hopefully a little rest. Want you all yo know i am keeping up my end of the bargain! Its just... Read more
Transition: Day 4
Last night I came home and decided it was time to finish off the horse idea. So, here she is. Still loving this daily ritual, even when I'm tired. So... Read more
Transition: Day 3
Yesterday in the studio was blissful. With my new job, I work really long hours during the week-about 11 a day. So, coming home on those days and going into... Read more
Be careful what you pray for: Day 1, 2, and 3.
I figure its time to say a little something to my team of faithful, loving, new and life-long supporters.
This is super awesome and super hard! I went into the... Read more