Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Baby hats and other knitting news...

Made a bunch of chunky baby hats -- the hats definitely, maybe the babies too -- for my friend Stella's shop, Mala Galleria, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. If you're up that way, you should visit. Next up: adult size bat hats!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cheverly Community Market

We are in the final, crazy hours of preparation for the biggest Thanksgiving Market we've ever held! 
Definitely a labor of love. I'm looking forward to fresh oysters, champagne, and sitting around the fire this Saturday night. And knitting next week. And maybe some William Powell movies, though there's  pre-Thanksgiving baking to do, and home improvements to make and Holiday Market to prepare...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Exciting weekend ahead...

It's nice when Charles and I both have exciting things happening in one weekend. Also, rare. I'd like to make it less rare :)
My dear friend, Stella Scott, has opened a lovely little gallery in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, called Mala Galleria (mala means tiny in Serbian). I've been so happy to design her website, and tonight she celebrates the official grand opening with three artists...including me! I'm showing photographs and the other two artists, Frank DePietro and Elena Gold, are showing their lovely paintings. My first gallery showing and I'm nervous and excited (emphasis on nervous). If you're in the area, I'd love to see you tonight!
The other exciting thing of the weekend is the TONE show at DC's Black Cat with Majeure and Maserati. Get tickets at ticketalternative. It's going to be loud. And great. I can't wait!

(And in case you were wondering, we weathered Hurricane Sandy well -- only minor leaks and one big tree down. Which is still sitting partially on our fence, partially in our neighbor's yard. )

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Paul continues his "acting"...

Paul and Dermot continue their plans for media domination...yeah.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Back from the Low Country

I have to admit, I've never been interested in the South. I was wrong. Amazingly, jaw-droppingly good food and things I can honestly say I've never experienced before this trip to South Carolina. We spent a day in Savannah, I spent most of a day on Hunting Island, and we spent most of our time lounging on Fripp Island. Photos on flickr...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More stuff up in my Etsy shop...

I've been dying to get back to doing some decoupage under glass work, but things have been too busy. Sadly, that means that my Etsy shop has been languishing -- until this morning, I only had seven pieces posted! Many of my favorites -- like the conjoined twin skeletons are gone, and while ideas spin in my head, there hasn't been enough time to execute them. I guess it's a good problem to have, but frustrating, too, since it feels like I've been letting my etsy space slowly die.

After a lot of thought, I've decided to add large-scale photography and reintroduce handknit baby hats. Think of it as widening the net. I'll also add smaller photographic prints, including some macros and small pieces from instagram and, eventually, some more decoupage under glass pieces.

I hope you stop by and take a look!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I love 500px. There. I said it.

If you know me, you know I've long been a fan of flickr. Some might even say a heavy user. With nearly 17,250 photos, I'll cop to that one (and if you only knew how many I never posted...) Flickr is a great tool and serves its purpose well. I love making cards and books through linked apps and I've had many compliments on the quality of those pieces. But as someone who takes capturing images pretty seriously, I have to say, I LOVE 500px. The interface is gorgeous and clean, photos really look their best. Best of all, 500px allows users to sell their work and maintain beautiful portfolios online.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Early summer.

The market is under way, the pool has opened, enjoying old friends and new, and school is over in one more week (though, in some people's minds, it's already done). Last night, Maggie went from being a Daisy Scout to a full-fledged Brownie. We're having a respite from the stifling heat and humidity of last week (scary -- code orange air quality on Memorial Day?!) Right now, it's lovely in Cheverly.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A busy bee is a busy bee.

In between design work for Cheverly Day and Cheverly Community Market and other projects (some are still secret!) I've finally -- finally -- got my own website redesigned and refocused. It was fun and I'll miss revisiting some escapades there, but now deeds of derring do will be hashed over here (or on Facebook or Twitter) and the site will be business. You know, sort of like a mullet -- business in the front, party in the back. I may have muddled this metaphor, but you get my drift.

Anyhow, if you want to see it -- and there's more coming -- I welcome your eyeballs. Happy new website day!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I've always hated baseball.

I admit it. For years, I've hated baseball. I've been to games in San Francisco (with a bunch of orchestral musicians), in Baltimore (105f/100% humidity without rain at 8:00pm and a 0-0 game.) Lately, we've been very fortunate get get fantastic seats at Nationals Park in DC -- we're talking 3rd row behind the Nats dugout or 4th row behind 3rd base -- those kind of good seats. And you know what? I've learned to love baseball. We even watch it at home and I've developed an admiration for a player (I'm looking at you, Jayson Werth). Who knew? It's a beautiful, thoughtful sport. I'm won over.

I'm so won over, in fact, that, when Paul decided he wanted to play this spring, I didn't even complain. See? I'm growing.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Instagram goodness.

Have I mentioned how much I love Instagram? I'm addicted. And more than a little obsessed. @pricklygirl | Webstagram The interface is beautiful and intuitive, and it's great to see the world through other people's eyes...you might even be able to connect with some of your favorite rock stars. That kind of thing has been known to happen.

I also got this amazing little lens attachment for the iPhone -- the olloclip. I haven't really done anything with the fisheye and panorama because I'm fascinated by the macro lens. For about $70, it's amazing. I've posted lots of photos on Instagram using the macro lens...kind of hard to stop!

Also, I got new glasses. My sister says I look young and nothing like myself. So there.

Monday, January 23, 2012

New stuff happening.

Rocket Boat is a new project by someone I hold very close to my heart. I hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

2012. Let's go.

We had an amazing trip to Colorado and I'm getting ready to do some new work -- knitting, decoupage under glass, baking experiments, I may even learn to quilt and silkscreen. Winter is a new beginning, right?

I've become sort of obsessed with instagram -- basically a photoblogging program for mobile phones. I love seeing what people all over the world are seeing -- here's what I see. I also love pinterest -- a site aggregates member's interests and likes into boards. Here's mine. And have you used spotify yet? Very cool. I still love twitter and facebook, but I find that I use these other options far more often. They've kind of taken the place of this blog. One of my goals for the new year is to change that -- to figure out a way to use this space most effectively. I hope you'll come along for the ride.

My first question for you in 2012: are you doing thing-a-day this year? So far, there haven't been any posts about it, and the main page of the site is littered with spam emails (heeheehee -- they're kind of funny.) It usually begins on February 1, but I'm undecided about continuing this time. I could use some persuasion (and I'm surprisingly easily persuaded), so if you're doing it and want company, let me know...