Tuesday, May 19, 2009

sunshine! oh how i have missed you!

I spent the day Sunday in the garden, bright sun and 80 degree temp so welcome after months of rain and cold. I moved a lot of earth, built some new beds, planted seeds, and generally got ready for the spring, finally, now that we're only a month away from summer. 

I'm soaking some moonflower seeds to go with my sunflower seeds. Moonflowers open at night, along with Night-Blooming Jasmine, which I'm also going to hunt down. I have a flower bed and a trellis right outside the new art studio, which will be perfect for the night garden.

Also saw my dear friend Emily graduate law school on Saturday. I'm terribly proud of her. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

good news!

I won!  Thank you to everyone who voted for my design. You can read Spoonflower's blog entry about my win here. You can also find a link for ordering the fabric from Spoonflower's Etsy site! Last time I checked, they'd already sold 37 yards of my dandyflat design! I'm not sure I can express how cool it is to think of all those people using my design in their projects . . . 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

beach weekend

View from the campsite.

Shell button book on a driftwood tree.

Stormy day.

Driftwood tree and seaweed with Pacific Ocean in background.

Me and Shawn.

Alex and Kat.

Orion Key.

Huge jellyfish in the sand.

Moving sand.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

peter pan-sies!

I'm spending a fair amount of my free time lately making stuff for this:

This is an early draft of the poster. Mostly hand done, with alterations and additions made in Illustrator. After a few more additions and subtractions, I'll post the final result here! 

I'm also making a bunch of props, set pieces, and costumes. If you'll be in town during the play dates, please come see! It's an ambitious project for a community theater group (read: no budget), but the cast is well-assembled, and I think the creative energy is well worth the effort.

Friday, May 1, 2009

i'm finally in the spoonflower fabric of the week contest!

Once a week, Spoonflower (a new company that prints made-to-order fabric from your designs!) sponsors a Fabric of the Week contest for independent designers. Winners get free fabric, and their designs are put up for sale by Spoonflower to the general public. Vote for my dandylion pattern HERE!