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Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds I am in the second of four living generations in my family. My mother in her 80's, my daughter is in her 30's, my granddaughter is six, and I'm not telling you my age. 🙂 Last weekend we had a a slumber party for "just us girls", at my...read more
About a year ago, while I drank lukewarm coffee on a Wednesday, I tuned in to the online class of a successful artist, whom I respect. She told her class not to bother writing (in the case of blogs), because basically "no one is actually interested in what you are...read more
I'm working on a commission, a beautiful memorial tribute book comprised of these seemingly disparate elements. And today is my favorite part: it's math day. I will spend my day calculating precise page measurements, photo sizes, which side of which page they go on,...read more
I'm in beautiful, soggy Alaska for a much needed vacation. I wanted to share my totally free, ultra-lightweight tip for photography while traveling, or any other time, in a rainy environment. Here it is: swipe those shower-caps from the hotel! Throw them over your...read more
Glass, copper, and handmade paper? What could be better? Adding 'book' and 'photography' into that mix. I LOVE this book. A beautiful, handmade book, with glass covers, hand-hewn copper binding, with my photographs printed on beautiful fine art rag pages. This set...read more
Blank, handmade book, stitched covers and binding with red paper thread with beeswax, heavy, hand-torn watercolor paper, and the cover made of authentic pages from a vintage Chinese...read more
Are you fascinating beyond compare? Do you own a monkey? Do you put pants on your parakeet? Do you amaze yourself with your own charm, acumen, or shoe collection? Or are you dull as a kitchen knife? Are you unable to find any adjectives to describe yourself in any...read more
Me: “Mom, do you want me to hang up the clothes I brought over for you?” Mom: “No, just leave them on the bed. I’d like to put them away.” Me: “Ok, so just remember that when you go in your room tonight, you’ll have to put them away first to get IN the bed, since...read more
In the midst of the Arizona desert stands the old cowboy dusty town of Cedar Creek, which beckoned me to get up early on a Sunday and drive an hour to see if a church in a saloon could really be possible. Why, yes, yes it is! The fierce blue Arizona sky waits...read more
Film by Gretchen Hogue Music by Kell Black Snowy mountain air, bold, strong coffee, bright red poppies, chocolate pudding, and unexpected kindness. Also, spaghetti marinara. These are just a few of the great and tiny pleasures of life. I would add to that list the...read more
My mother is a fiend for naughty, sugary cereals. Truth be told, Cap'n Crunch is my own vice. Maaaaybe once a year I can have some. But as my mother is also a very silly, goofy person, I decided to combine cereal + book to make the Oops! Cereal Box Book, made from...read more
Building some wonderful things for my studio. Found these pretty little wooden pegboard locks at a recycled home store, $5 for a giant bucket. Wheeeee! Gave them a little red happy face (yay nail polish!) and today they will make a vertical home for my tools. So fun! ...read more
For me, blogging is a place where language and images can date. They don’t have to stay together – but they might. It’s a way for me to talk to you, in a quiet room, without the TV on. Unless you have the tv on. And then, not so much.