Sunday, May 12, 2013

flowers everywhere

i haven't had the time or the desire to write lately...

i am not sure if that is a good or bad thing, but i am enjoying the business and everything that spring brings...

and this William Morris quote:

I had thought that civilisation meant the attainment of peace and order and freedom, of goodwill between man and man, of the love of truth and the hatred of injustice, and by consequence the attainment of the good life which these things breed, a life free from craven fear, but full of incident: that was what I thought it meant, not more stuffed chairs and more cushions, and more carpets and gas, and more dainty meat and drink--and therewithal more and sharper differences between class and class."

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

all kinds of places

last week i went from this:

to this:

and i had dreams about being outside in a storm in the South with hot air and rain swirling around after reading about a monsoon in the book Shantaram...

this planet is amazing, and that we can move about as much as we do is amazing.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

fortune cookies

 i know it seems like my life revolve around the weather, but doesn't all of life?...deep thoughts aside, its been warmer, rainy, and still cookie baking weather...

but, unfortunately for my cookie cravings, i have been making these leather fortune cookies...

hilariously enough, i actually burned a couple when i put them in the oven to dry with the intention of only leaving it on for a couple of minuets...
oh well.  blame it on the rain. (woaaah, totally dating myself.)

Sunday, January 20, 2013


I have been working with some amazing hand made felt for a friend...I am in love.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

recycled leather

belt shelves

mail basket

DesignSponge. com

earthship aline tx

 this earthship, an example of one person's perserverance...

is also a beautiful reminder of how obsessions with material objects, no matter how sustainable....

are fruitless obsessions.

but inspiring.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

home again

and this is how i feel...

after eating record amounts of candy and taking detours from the long road trip to go to many restaurants between Flagstaff and Central Texas, particularly at our old favorite restaurant in El Paso....

but, better than all the food was spending lots of good times catching up and drinking booze with friends and spending time with family...

like my cousin-in-law hiding behind me in this photo during a tour of their famous show pig farm--i handled that baby pig like a pro! 
thankful for 2012 and psyched for whats to come in 2013